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2003 Winfield winner and keynote speaker Ryan Harris -Photos by Mitchell Palmer McDonald

WILLIE ROLLER III (Cretin-Derham Hall) and MAI RICHARDS (Highland Park) were selected as the 2011 winners at the 35th annual Winfield Student-Athlete Awards Banquet held at the Crown Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel last Sunday evening.

Roller, who will attend Alabama State University in the fall, was an all-state football player for the Raiders, while Richards excelled in cross-country skiing and track and field for the Scots.
Former Cretin-Derham Hall, Notre Dame and current Denver Broncos lineman RYAN HARRIS, the 2003 Winfield recipient, was the keynote speaker.

The awards were presented by 2010 winners GABRIELLE JACKSON (Cretin-Derham Hall) and SANTANO ROSARIO (St. Paul Academy).

The remaining male finalists were SEBASTIAN ADESORO (Harding), CORTEZ ADAMS (Humboldt), MALIK GLASS (Central), and MYINT MAUNG (Highland Park). Female finalists included OLAMIDE FADAHUNSI (Johnson), MARISSA PEDERSON (Cretin-Derham Hall), BRIANA REEVES (Central), and ASHA THAO (Como Park).
The award, which is named in honor of Hall of Fame baseball great, 1969 Central alum and University of Minnesota all-American DAVE WINFIELD, recognizes the top student-athletes of color in St. Paul.

Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader responses to mmcdon ald@spokesman-recorder.com.

WILLIE ROLLER III (Cretin-Derham Hall) and MAI RICHARDS (Highland Park) were selected as the 2011 winners at the 35th annual Winfield Student-Athlete Awards Banquet held at the Crown Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel last Sunday evening.

Roller, who will attend Alabama State University in the fall, was an all-state football player for the Raiders, while Richards excelled in cross-country skiing and track and field for the Scots.
Former Cretin-Derham Hall, Notre Dame and current Denver Broncos lineman RYAN HARRIS, the 2003 Winfield recipient, was the keynote speaker.

The awards were presented by 2010 winners GABRIELLE JACKSON (Cretin-Derham Hall) and SANTANO ROSARIO (St. Paul Academy).

The remaining male finalists were SEBASTIAN ADESORO (Harding), CORTEZ ADAMS (Humboldt), MALIK GLASS (Central), and MYINT MAUNG (Highland Park). Female finalists included OLAMIDE FADAHUNSI (Johnson), MARISSA PEDERSON (Cretin-Derham Hall), BRIANA REEVES (Central), and ASHA THAO (Como Park).

The award, which is named in honor of Hall of Fame baseball great, 1969 Central alum and University of Minnesota all-American DAVE WINFIELD, recognizes the top student-athletes of color in St. Paul.


Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader responses to mmcdonald@spokesman-recorder.com.