Minn. women's basketball ref to receive lifetime achievenment award

7:17 AM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The life of a referees can be tough, with constant pressure from coaches, players and abusive fans. It can take dedication for some to stick around for the long haul.

One Minnesota referee has done just that, serving more than 30 years as an NCAA Division 1 official and a WNBA referee since the league's inaugural season in 1997.

Now June Courteau is being honored with the 2013 Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication.

Courteau joined KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about her career and upcoming honor.

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