Lynnette Sjoquist and Deborah Diamond, both members of the University of Minnesota women's basketball staff, will be honored in conjunction with the 26th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day as some of Minnesota's most inspiring and influential athletic leaders at an award ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a nation-wide celebration recognizing the accomplishments of individuals in the promotion and advancement of girls' and women's sports.
Sjoquist, who has been a radio analyst for the Gophers since 2001, will be receiving the Girls' and Women's Sports in the Media Award, while Diamond, who recently joined the women's basketball staff as the team's office director, is set to receive one of 13 Breaking Barriers Awards for her 11 years of service in the Minnesota Sports Marketing office.
Twenty-one individuals will be receiving awards in five separate categories at the 2012 ceremony. Award recipients are nominated by schools, community organizations, recreation centers, and amateur and professional sports organizations.