BETHANY >> Linda Wooster, a lifelong resident of Bethany, was recently inducted into the CT Collegiate and Scholastic Softball Hall of Fame.

Wooster has been an activist for women in all sports and at all levels since the mid-1970s.

Since she graduated from Southern CT State University with a degree in physical education, Wooster has been a leader in the state for Title IX.

Starting at Amity High School, she was a track and field coach and was one of the first female athletic directors in the state. She earned master’s degrees from Penn State and Quinnipiac College and a sixth-year certificate from the University of Bridgeport.

Wooster began in 1984 in the Quinnipiac College athletic department. Her positions included as associate director of Athletics and Recreation.

Wooster has had a long history in softball. She started playing softball in the Bethany-Woodbridge Recreation League and was captain of the first undefeated Amity High School softball team.

She is the winner of numerous awards and was appointed to several collegiate softball committees, where as a member of the NCAA Regional and National Committees, she was able to recommend umpires from Connecticut to umpire NCAA tournament games.