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MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER!

The 2015 Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Minnesota History Center from 12-1 p.m. Some of Minnesota’s most inspiring and influential student-athletes, coaches and athletic leaders will be recognized. The 2015 winners are as follows: (Full Press Release). 2015 Photo Gallery.























The Marie Berg Award for Excellence in Education  
​Carol Enke, Augsburg College

The Girls’ and Women’s Sports in the Media Award 
Kwame McDonald

The Wilma Rudolph Award for Courage and Inspiration 
​Ronda Jo Donatucci, Former WNBA player, Metro Deaf School

Special Merit Award 
Myron Glass, Rochester Lourdes HS

Special Merit Award 
Jean Havlish, Former professional baseball player and bowler

Special Merit Award 
Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, University of Minnesota

Minnesota Legacy Award
Joan Parent, Former MSHSL Board of Directors President

Minnesota Milestone Award
Edina HS Girls' Tennis program

Breaking Barriers Awards
Pat Arens, Princeton HS
Connie Boyum-Erzar, Deer River HS
Raquel DeBeltz-Bushman, Hutchinson Parks & Recreation
Ron Gunderson, New Prague HS
Bill Halbrehder, Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association
Betty Haukebo, Park Rapids Area HS
Deb Johansen, A Recreational Inclusion Sport Endeavor (ARISE)
Jessica Just, Lakeville South HS
Mary Lager, St. Peter HS
Mike Silk, Randolph HS
Erica Upton-Wurst, Houston HS 

2015 Event Donors
Ann M. Miller
Augsburg College
Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Broadway Awards
Carol and Steve Howe-Veenstra
Carol Alstrom
Chris Voelz
College of Saint Benedict
Dawn and Margaret Baudoin
Dorothy McIntyre
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Janna LaFountaine
Jerry Artz
Lynnette Sjoquist
Macalester College
Minneapolis Northwest Convention and Visitors Bureau
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
Minnesota State High School League
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services
North Country Region Volleyball
Town and Country Insurance
Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports
University of Minnesota Gopher Marketing
USTA Northern
Valerie Swanson

VENUE INFO
Directions to the Minnesota History Center

From the West: Take I-94 east and exit at Kellogg Blvd/Marion St. Turn right and this will be Kellogg Blvd. Drive through the stoplight at John Ireland Blvd. Turn left using the next available left turn lane, and into History Center entrance drive.

From the East: Take I-94 west. Exit at Marion St. and turn left on Marion, crossing over I-94. Follow Marion St. and it will turn into Kellogg Blvd. Drive through the stoplight at John Ireland Blvd. Turn left using the next available left turn lane, and into the History Center entrance drive.

From the North: Take I-35E south to St. Paul, and follow signs to I-94 west. Stay in the right lane on I-94 west and exit at Marion St. Turn left onto Marion, crossing over I-94. Follow Marion St. and it will turn into Kellogg Blvd. Drive through the stoplight at John Ireland Blvd. Turn left using the next available left turn lane, and into the History Center entrance drive.

From the South: Take I-35E north and exit at Kellogg Blvd. Turn left onto Kellogg. Halfway up the hill, turn right into the History Center entrance drive.


Public Transportation
Bus routes that stop near the History Center include the 16, 21 and 94. Please visit the Metro Transit website for detailed information.

Parking
The parking lot at the Minnesota History Center is available to building visitors, members, and the general public when spaces are available. Enter off of Kellogg Boulevard.

Daily parking is $5. Members receive a discounted rate when they show their card. Event rates may apply for special programs or when events occur downtown.

Limited handicapped parking is available free of charge (with permit) at the parking meters when you pull into the History Center drive. Additional handicapped parking is available for a fee in our parking lot.

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