The 2019 Athena Award Winner is Eagle Softball and Hockey Player, Ella Eibensteiner '19
The Athena Award recognizes the achievements in athletic activities of young women during their high school years, and the award is given in their senior year. Athena, a Goddess of Greek Mythology, was chosen as the symbol by the awards committee to represent young women athletes. This is the 47th year for this award program that honors 54 outstanding women from Minneapolis and suburban high schools. The award presentation and luncheon for all recipients is at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Bloomington on May 3.
Selection of the outstanding female athlete is done on the basis of excellence in individual competitive athletic activities or for participation and accomplishment in group competitive athletic activities. Totino-Grace’s varsity women’s coaches determine our winner. She must have contributed to two or more competitive athletic activities and met TG’s eligibility rules during all four years of participation. Lastly, achievements outside of athletics take on a secondary role in the selection process.
Because of her unique contributions in softball and hockey, Ella Eibensteiner is Totino-Grace's 2019 Athena Award Winner. Her many athletic honors include the following: 8-time varsity letter winner, 5 conference awards, 1 section awards, 3 MVP awards, and the honor of be chosen captain 2 times.
University of Minnesota, Crookston, is Ella’s next stop to further her education, pursuing a pre-med degree. She will also play softball for the Golden Eagles.
The Athena poster, showcasing Ella's many superior accomplishments, is on display in the trophy case, outside of the gym.