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PLEASE NOTE 2017 LOCATION:
MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER

The 2017 Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 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. 

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2017 Award Winners
The Marie Berg Award for Excellence in Education
Allys Swanson, St. Catherine University

The Kwame McDonald Media Award
Greg Kleven, Sun Newspapers

The Wilma Rudolph Award for Courage and Inspiration
Mallory Weggemann, USA Paralympic Swimming

Minnesota Legacy Award
Patty Berg, Professional Golfer

Special Merit Awards
Ken Miller, North Country Region Volleyball 
Diane Scovill, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Carrie Tollefson, USA Olympic Track and Field
Deb Weinreis, Minnesota Recreation and Park Association

Breaking Barriers Awards
Kara Douglass Thom, Go! Go! Sports Girls
Girls on the Run Twin Cities 
Crystal Lamont, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School
Marcia Mahlum, College of Saint Benedict
Fartun Osman, Urban Youth Leadership Connection, Higher Ground Academy
Tom Peart, Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association
Patricia Percival, White Bear Lake High School
Sara Daymont Schwartz, Mound Westonka High School
University of Minnesota Dance Team
Brittany Walsh, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Beth Wilmeth, University of Northwestern
Bonnie Young Johnson, University of Minnesota

2017 Donors
Ann Bancroft Foundation
Ann Miller
Augsburg College
Betty Haukebo
Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Carol & Steve Howe-Veenstra
College of St. Benedict Athletics
Dawn Baudoin
Dorothy McIntyre
Edina Realty Inc
Hamline University Athletics
Janna LaFountaine
Joan Paulson
Jostens
Judy Jungwirth
Kathy Briguet
Lynnette Sjoquist
Macalester College
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
Minnesota State High School League
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services
Minnesota Twins Community Fund
North Country Region Volleyball
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
St. Catherine University
Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports
Universal Athletics
University of Minnesota Athletic Department
University of Minnesota Bookstore
University of Minnesota Sports Marketing
United States Tennis Association (USTA)

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 the History Center parking lot.


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