2020 ExCEL NOMINEES

    Juniors Bryan Hoerr and Miranda Schwieger have been named the Zimmerman High School Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award nominees for 2020. Their applications will now advance and be considered in the statewide Minnesota State High School League awards program.

    ExCEL - Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership – is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities, and who work voluntarily in their community.

    The ExCEL Award recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota. Each recipient will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Channel 45) during the broadcasts of the winter tournaments.

    This is the 24th year that the Minnesota State High School League has sponsored the ExCEL Award. Wells Fargo is the program's new sponsor.  Award winners will be announced via the League website.


       Bryan Hoerr   Miranda Schwieger




    ZHS is proud to announce Samantha Andresen and Jamison Ward as the recipients of our 2020 AAA Award nominations.

    Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, the AAA Award – Academics, Arts, and Athletics – is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. Every member school of the League is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the Triple “A” Award. Nominees must be a senior in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, participate in MSHSL fine arts and/or athletic activities, and comply with the MSHSL Student Code of Conduct.

     Samantha Andresen  Jamison Ward





    Zimmerman School is proud to announce that Senior Corina Sandy  has been named as Zimmerman’s Athena Award winner in the 2019-2020 school year.    

    The Athena Award is awarded to the “outstanding senior female athlete” in each school.  The award is based on excellence in individual sports or for participation and accomplishments in team sports.   Corina will be recognized with other Athena Award winners at a banquet in St. Paul this spring.

     Congratulations, Corina!

    Corina Sandy





    Effective August 1, 2016, the academic standards for incoming student-athletes in NCAA DI and DII will increase. As you know, it is important to make every effort to communicate the new standards and the importance of academic achievement to future student-athletes who will be entering college in 2016 and after. These students are currently high school sophomores and are making academic decisions today that may impact their future eligibility.

    The points to emphasize to prospective student-athletes who plan to compete in their first year include: 

    That academic standards were raised to ensure that student-athletes are better prepared to handle college-level academic work.

    That starting in August 2016, student-athletes must earn at least a 2.3 grade-point average in the required core courses and achieve a minimum standardized test score (ACT/SAT) according to the NCAA Initial Eligibility sliding scale. Additionally, at least 10 of the required 16 core courses must be earned prior to the start of the senior year, and seven of those must be completed in English, math or science courses. 
    That all future student-athletes need to understand that academic success starts during their freshman year in high school, which will create opportunities for success on the field and in life.
    Please click on the link below for additional information www.eligibilitycenter.org