2017 Adrian Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Former NCAA Record Holder Angie Adams Hines ’99

2017 Adrian Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Former NCAA Record Holder Angie Adams Hines ’99

ADRIAN, Mich.--Known then as Angie Adams, the mathematics and chemistry double-major was a terror on the basepaths for opponents as a three-year letterwinner for the Adrian College softball team.

Angie's best season came in 1997 when she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Third Team, NFCA Great Lakes All-Region First Team, All-MIAA First Team and Adrian co-Most Valuable Player. The second baseman batted a Bulldogs' best .402 in 31 games and also led the team in at-bats (117), runs scored (31), hits (47), total bases (47) and stolen bases (13-for-13).

Her career highlights include an entry in the famous Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd", once owning the NCAA Division III record with a 33-game hitting streak (still ranks third all-time) and listing third with 33 stolen bases on the school's career chart. She was never caught stealing in 33 attempts to establish an AC all-time stolen base percentage of 1.000.

As a junior in 1998, Angie led the Bulldogs with 17 steals in 34 games played--the fourth-most single-season total in school history. Without getting caught stealing in 17 attempts, the 100 percent base-stealing percentage also represents the second-best rate with that many attempts in program annals. 

Angie also participated on the Bulldogs' women's soccer team, receiving a most improved player award.

Her fondest memories as a Bulldog was taking softball road trips to Florida for spring break, bonding with her teammates in the hotel and eating at Burger King.

She has coached varsity and junior varsity prep softball, basketball and volleyball and also is a softball coach for the Aftershock travel squad. Angie also played in slo-pitch softball leagues to stay active in her chosen sport after college.

Today, Angie is a teacher for the Carman-Ainsworth School District in Flint. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Adrian, she earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix.

Angie is married to her husband, Johnny, and the couple has three children: Arika (11), Colten (9) and Casen (6). The family makes its home in Clio.

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