Thelma’s 18 year softball career spanned the years from 1956 to 1974. As an outstanding first baseman, she played for several of the famous Arizona teams. She was a member of the Phoenix PBSW Ramblers before joining the Sun City Saints team as both a player and later as a coach. She played in 11 national tournaments and was voted All-American in 1964. She played in 54 consecutive innings in the ASA National Tournament for the Saints. Was named 8 times to the Pacific Coast Conference All-Star Team. Were the coach and consultant to the 1979 ASA National Champion Sun City Saints Team.