Three student athletes from Osseo Area Schools will be honored at the 42nd Annual Minneapolis Athena Awards luncheon on May 4. One outstanding female athlete is selected from each of approximately 50 greater Minneapolis area private and public high schools to represent her respective school at the awards ceremony.
This year, District 279’s award winners are Tasha Feigh, from Osseo Senior High; Jordan Mauch, from Maple Grove Senior High; and Cayla McMorris from Park Center Senior High.
For the first time in Osseo Senior High history, a player from adapted athletics has won the Athena Award. Tasha Feigh is a six-year, three-sport athlete in the co-ed CI-Adapted Athletics program at Osseo Senior High. She plays soccer, floor hockey, and softball. She has earned 15 varsity letters, nine MVP awards, and is captain of all three sports this year.
Feigh has played in 16 state tournaments during her career. The teams she has played with have only missed playing in the state tournament once. Feigh has been named All-Conference 14 times and was selected to All-Tournament teams three times. She has made it to state finals seven times, winning two state championships in soccer and one in softball.
Feigh holds team records for the most career assists in both soccer (142) and floor hockey (141), most single game assists in floor hockey (9) and regular season batting average of .961 in softball. Feigh has gone 92 for 96, plus six walks over the past two years in softball.
After high school, Feigh plans to participate in the Transition Program at PHASE North and play sports with the Osseo/Maple Grove Storm Special Olympics program. She will also assistant coach District 279’s CI-adapted athletics teams as an alumni coach.
Jordan Mauch is a seven-time letter winner in three sports. For two years, she has served as captain of Maple Grove Senior High’s softball team. Achievements on the field include being named All-Conference twice, All-Section once and All-State Honorable Mention once. In 2013, she was named to the 2nd Team Coaches Association All-State. Highlights of her softball career include: placing 2nd at the State High School Softball Tournament; being named High School Offensive MVP and placing 3rd at Premier Fastpitch Softball Nationals with her summer softball team.
Mauch also played basketball three years, lettering her junior year. She earned two additional letters in cross-country.
Additional extra curricular activities include coaching and volunteering as a counselor at day camp. She is also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In the classroom, Mauch challenges herself as well, maintaining a 3.898 GPA while taking HP physics, AP Spanish and AP Calculus her senior year. She is also a member of NHS and is an academic letter winner.
Mauch will attend MSU Mankato with a softball scholarship and plans to major in psychology. Her long-term goals include attending graduate school to study occupational therapy.
Cayla McMorris has earned four basketball letters and one track and field letter during her athletic career at Park Center Senior High. Serving as the basketball team captain this year, McMorris was a three-time section runner up in class 3AAA; was named Northwest Suburban All-Conference all four years and All-State twice. McMorris was a nominee for Ms. Basketball and selected to play in the Elite Skills Basketball School high school all-star game.
While she is most recognized for her basketball accomplishments, McMorris also competed on the track and field team where she earned 4x4 All-Conference honors.
Her dedication extends into the classroom where McMorris is consistently on the A and B honor rolls earning an MSHSL Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, an MSHSL Distinguished Academic Achievement Award and an MSHSL Spotlight on Scholarship Award.
Additionally, McMorris contributes to her community volunteering as a Royal Hood Sunday School classroom assistant.
McMorris will continue to play hoops in college on a basketball scholarship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she plans to major in broadcast journalism.