Wayzata High School senior Marit Sonnesyn is the 2011-12 Athena Award recipient.
Sonnesyn has earned a total of 13 varsity letters, including five in cross country, six in Nordic Skiing and two in track and field.
Sonnesyn's top sport in high school has been Nordic skiing where she earned three All-Conference awards and led the Trojans to three section titles and three top-three finishes at the state meet. During the 2011-12 season, Sonnesyn placed third at the Lake Conference Championships, third at the section two meet and 15th at the state meet. She and her younger sister led the Trojans to a second-place finish in the team standings at the state meet. Sonnesyn was named All-State in Nordic skiing both her senior and junior years. She also served as captain for one year in all three sports that she participated in.
Off the field, Sonnesyn is a student council representative, a volunteer coach for the Minnesota Youth Ski League and a member of the National Honors Society. She is planning on attending Gustavus Adolphus College in the fall.