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2020 Athena Awards

Three Senior Student-Athletes Named Athena Award Winners
Posted on 04/13/2020
district logoSouth Washington County Schools is excited to announce this year’s Athena Award winners. The award recognizes young women for their excellence and achievements in athletics and academics. Presented by the St. Paul Athena Awards Program, this recognition is named after the goddess of wisdom and skills, Athena.

Representing South Washington County Schools is Fiona Claugherty from East Ridge High School, Marie Brookins from Park High School and Tiffany Holiday from Woodbury High School.

Fiona ClaughertyFiona Claugherty is a five-year letter winner in hockey, earning three All-Conference awards and was a finalist for the Pioneer Press Player of the Year. She is the captain of the hockey team, holds the school record for most career points, contributed to 71 percent of the Raptors’ goals throughout the year and is ranked fourth in the number of goals for the state. Fiona also earned two letters for golf and was a member of the Raptors soccer team.

Fiona plans to attend the University of St. Thomas, majoring in business and minoring in chemistry while continuing to play hockey.





Marie BrookinsMarie Brookins is a two-sport athlete, earning All-Conference honors and serving as the captain for the Wolf Pack’s soccer and lacrosse teams. In soccer, Marie also earned the Creed of the Pack Award, Team MVP and the most improved player. Outside of athletics, she has earned four letters in academics and volunteers as a youth soccer coach.

Marie plans to attend Bemidji State University to major in business and continue playing soccer.




Tiffany HolidayTiffany Holiday is a six-year letter winner in cross county, earning the All-Conference award four times. She is a six-year letter winner in track and field, earning three All-Conference awards and is a five-year letter winner in nordic skiing. Tiffany has also earned honors at the Suburban East Conference (SEC) Music Festival, is a leader in Key Club and serves as the secretary for the National Honor Society (NHS).

Tiffany plans to attend Brigham Young Univesity to study dietetics or pre-physical therapy.

The St. Paul Area Athena Awards began in 1995 with the support of local schools, individuals and the business community. The program honors female athletes in St. Paul suburban public and private schools.

The program started with 20 schools and has more than doubled since then, currently recognizing young women from 43 schools.

Congratulations to all three of these impressive young women!