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St. Paul Area Athena Awards UPDATE


The St. Paul Area Athena Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the 2020-2021 program is on!

We look forward to honoring and celebrating our member schools' outstanding female senior student-athletes in the Spring. 


Please Save the Date:                    Wednesday April 21, 2021    


The 2021 event will be adhering to MDH, MSHSL, and venue specific health and safety guidelines including required masks for all attendees and social distancing.  Only the Athenas will be admitted inside Vadnais Heights Commons, no guests, no charge. 

The program will be livestreamed, recorded, and archived for free viewing. 

While there will be no food or beverage service at the ceremony, we are planning a very special event with commemorative gifts and keepsakes for each Athena honoree.


Annual Event

Each year the Athena award winters are recognized at an event in the Spring. The 2021 St. Paul Area Athena Awards Program will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

27th Annual St. Paul Athena Awards Event

Date:              Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time:              11:00am to 12:30pm

Location:      Vadnais Heights Commons

Address:       655 East County Rd F, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127


The 27th Annual St. Paul Area Athena Awards ceremony and event in honor of the outstanding high school senior women athletes from St. Paul and suburban high schools.

It will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.   Randy Shaver, KARE 11, will be the Master of Ceremonies.  Jody Redman, MSHSL and InSideOut Initiative,  will be the Key Note Speaker.

We are committed to and value diversity, equity, and inclusivity.   Reasonable accommodations are provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   Please let us know if you and/or your guest(s) need any special assistance.


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Master of Ceremonies

Randy Shaver

Keynote Speaker

Jody Redman
Associate Director for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and Trainer for the InSideOut Initiative.


2021 St. Paul Area Athena Awards



Jody Redman Associate Director for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and Trainer for the InSideOut Initiative.

Jody Redman is a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator, author, and thought leader on strategic planning, organizational design and transformation, and leadership development. She is a passion-driven innovator who has focused her professional career on creating cultures of belonging through system-level interventions. Jody holds a M.S. in Sport Administration, and a B.S. in Sports Science and Coaching. She is a former collegiate basketball stand-out, high school teacher, head coach, and Athletic Administrator at both the high school and collegiate levels. Jody is co-founder of the NFL Foundation-empowered InSideOut Initiative aimed at creating purpose-based athletics cultures that are co-curricular, character-based, and led by transformational leaders and coaches. She holds a central and collaborative role in the ongoing development of its strategic mission, purpose, and direction. Her innovative strategies and solutions continue to create and align school cultures capable of sustaining purpose-based athletics and transformational student experiences. During her nineteen-year tenure as an Associate Director for the Minnesota State High School League, Jody authored, developed and produced cutting edge online education that supports the social-emotional and character development of school community stakeholders. She developed and championed two national health and safety initiatives: Coaching for Change, addressing cultural norms and expectations of youth as it relates to identity, sexual harassment and sexual violence; and, Anyone Can Save A Life, empowering students to be key assets in emergency response plans. Among many other responsibilities, Jody also served on the National Federation of High Schools Strategic Planning and Coaches Education Committees. Jody is the proud mother of two teenagers who have provided her with a built-in laboratory for creating solutions to growing children in today’s sports culture.

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