The 2019 Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Minnesota History Center from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Some of Minnesota’s most inspiring and influential student-athletes, coaches and athletic leaders will be recognized. 


Directions to the Minnesota History Center
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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.

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

Daily parking is $6. Members receive a discounted rate of $4 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 $6 ($4 for members) in our parking lot.2019 Minnesota NGWSD Event
Coming On Strong

2019 Award Winners

The Marie Berg Award for Excellence in Education 
Ruth Nearing, St. Cloud State University

The Kwame McDonald Media Award 
Kelly Schultz, Bemidji State University Beaver Radio Network

The Wilma Rudolph Award for Courage and Inspiration 
Cynthia Hugley, Minnesota Power Hockey League

Special Merit Awards
Walt Weaver, Apple Valley High School
Linda Larson, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Barb Leopold, Martin Luther College
Darlene Palmer, Brainerd Community College

Minnesota Legacy Awards
Grand Meadow Meadowlarks Girls Basketball Team, Grand Meadow H. S.
Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minn. 

Breaking Barriers Awards
Jane Reimer-Morgan, Minnetonka High School. 
Chris Howell, University of Minnesota. 
Maggie Mercil, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. 
Tim Morris, Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association. 
Beth Johnson, Richfield High School. 
Trish Reimer Kealy, Becker High School. 
Angie Iverson-Ohnstad, Lakeville South High School. 
Bonny Donzella, Minnesota Senior Games. 
Dale Magnuson, Rochester Century High School. 
Susan Adams Loyd, Minnesota Senior Games. 
Bev Ebbecke, Orono High School. 
Judith Thompson, Mahnomen High School and Long Prairie High School. 
Barbara Larsen, Minnesota Senior Games. 

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2019 Release - click here.   Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
2018 Release - click here.  Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery
2017 Release - click here.  Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
2016 Release - click here. Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
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2014 Release - click here. Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
2013 Release - click here. Photo Gallery.
2012 Release - click here.
2011 Release - click here. Event Page - click here
2010 Release - click here.
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