Braham’s Marie Meyer honored on Girls and Women in Sports Day

Retired teacher, coach and Activities Director given "Marie Berg Award"

Long-time Braham teacher, coach and activities director Marie Meyer received the “The Marie Berg Award for Excellence in Education” at the Feb. 1 Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day ceremony held at the State Capitol. The 2011 ceremony honored 20 individuals receiving awards in five separate categories.

Meyer has been a pioneer and role model for girls at Braham High School for over 30 years. She taught physical education and coached volleyball, basketball and track in addition to serving as the Director of Athletics for 24 years. Meyer is credited for starting the Braham Volleyball invitational in 1976, an event still held annually. She also organized a 25th anniversary celebration of girls sports at Braham High.

Meyer was the first female to receive the Class A Athletic Director of the Year Award in 1992 and was inducted into the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Braham Hall of Fame in 2005.

She served as Sub-Section Coordinator for the Minnesota State High School League for 30 years, a position she retired from this past fall. As a student-athlete, Meyer played on the inaugural intercollegiate volleyball, basketball and softball teams at St. Cloud State University in 1968.