Minnesota Sports Awards Winners & Finalists

Three years of honoring the best in Minnesota sports

2019 Winners &Finalists

Girls High School Athlete of the Year - presented by Mall of America
CC Bowlby, Edina High School (Hockey)
Erika Bute, Alden-Conger High School (Volleyball/Basketball/Softball)
Shaliciah Jones, North St. Paul High School (Track & Field)

Boys High School Athlete of the Year - presented by Mall of America
Grant Docter, Minnetonka High School (Hockey/Lacrosse)
Dan “Greg” Kerkvliet, Simley High School (Wrestling)
David Roddy, Breck School (Football/Basketball)

Women's Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Amber Fiser, University of Minnesota (Softball)
Lexy Ramler, University of Minnesota (Gymnastics)
Ashley St. Aubin, Augsburg University (Soccer)

Men’s Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Jackson Erdmann, Saint John’s University (Football)
Parker Mackay, University of Minnesota Duluth (Hockey)
Jimmy Schuldt, St. Cloud State University (Hockey)

Professional Athlete of the Year - presented by FOX Sports North
Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx
Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins
Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Coach of the Year
Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins
Adrian Heath, Minnesota United FC
Scott Sandelin, University of Minnesota Duluth Men’s Hockey

Trailblazer Award
Kevin Warren, Minnesota Vikings/Big Ten Conference

Courage Award - presented by TRIA
Gabriele Grunewald

Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year
Henning boys’ basketball wins state championship
Minnesota Duluth captures second straight NCAA men’s hockey title
Minnesota Twins set MLB home run record
Saint John’s upsets St. Thomas in annual football rivalry game 

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2018 Winners & Finalists

Girls High School Athlete of the Year - presented by Mall of America
Paige Bueckers, Hopkins High School (Basketball)
Emily Covert, Minneapolis Washburn High School (Cross Country/Track & Field)
Loli Fidler, Edina High School (Hockey)

Boys High School Athlete of the Year - presented by Mall of America
Owen King, Caledonia Area High School (Football/Basketball)

Tristan Nelko, Wayzata High School (Golf)
Daniel Oturu, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (Basketball)

Women's Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Andrea Bryson, St. Cloud State University (Swimming)
Kyle Macziewski, St. Catherine University (Softball)
Sidney Peters, University of Minnesota (Hockey)

Men’s Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Obsa Ali, University of Minnesota (Cross Country/Track & Field)

CD Douglas, University of Minnesota Morris (Basketball)
Karson Kuhlman, University of Minnesota Duluth (Hockey)

Professional Athlete of the Year - presented by Fox Sports North
Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota Lynx

Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild

Coach of the Year
John Anderson, University of Minnesota Baseball
Jackie Richter, Lakeville North High School Volleyball
Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year
Cretin-Derham Hall buzzer-beater dunk wins state title
UMD men's hockey wins NCAA Championship
Jessie Diggins wins Olympic gold
Mounds View pitcher skips celebration to hug friend after championship-clinching strikeout
The Minneapolis Miracle

Courage Award - presented by TRIA
Collin Martin, Minnesota United FC

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2017 Winners & Finalists

Girls High School Athlete of the Year
Taylor Anderson, Eagan High School (Hockey)

Boys High School Athlete of the Year
Sam Carlson, Burnsville High School (Baseball)


Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Temi Ogunrinde, University of Minnesota (Track & Field)

Coley Ries, Minnesota State University Mankato (Softball)
Lee Stecklein, University of Minnesota Hockey)

Professional Athlete of the Year - presented by FOX Sports North
Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year
Farmington Softball wins 4A state tournament with walk-off home run
Minnesota Lynx win their fourth WNBA Championship
Minnesota Twins clinch wild card

Courage Award
Maddie Muelken, Farmington High School Softball

Lifetime Achievement Award
Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins

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