Becky Olson was an exceptional leader in Woodbury High School’s renowned performing arts program where she held the lead role in both Grease and Pump Boys and Dinettes, and lead understudy in Zombie Prom. Becky utilized her exceptional vocal performance skills as a member of the Concert Choir, Choralaires, Carolers and many other choir ensembles during her time as a Royal. She excelled in State and Regional Solo Ensemble competitions with multiple Superior Ratings and was selected for the All-State Choir in 2000. Becky was a member of the speech team all four years at WHS who made it to the state tournament as a junior and senior. Becky was an all-conference diver, four-year letter-winner and captain of the alpine ski team as a senior. She was an active member of the National Honor Society who graduated with highest honors (4.1 GPA).
After High School, Becky went on to attend college at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) where she was recognized for her academic excellence by being named a James B. Angell Scholar, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and 4-year member of the Dean’s List. Becky graduated with a degree in Sports Management and Communications and is a President’s Circle Award recipient and current Director of Downstream Marketing for NeuWave Medical in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Coach Preller was one of the most successful girls basketball coaches for large schools in Minnesota, with a career record of 533-145. His teams won 16 conference and 10 section championships, winning the Class AAAA State Championship in 2003, and finishing second in 1998, third in 2004, and fourth in 2002. Coach Preller was selected Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year twice, in 2002 and 2011, selected Section Coach of the Year eight times and was inducted in the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002. Mr. Preller taught Business Education for 34 years in District 833 and was one of the longest tenured coaches in the history of WHS, also coaching volleyball and baseball.
Currently, Preller serves as Lt. Governor and Director of Girls Basketball for Minnesota AAU. Minnesota AAU is comprised of various sports for more than 6,000 amateur athletes and as Girls Basketball Director, Preller oversees one of the most successful girls programs in the country with just under 3,000 athletes. He also serves on the National AAU Girls Basketball Executive Board. In 2006, Preller was selected National AAU Volunteer of the Year for girls basketball. Preller came to Minnesota after growing up directly across the street from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. An unabashed “cheesehead” and long time Packer season ticket holder, Preller loves to return to his old childhood neighborhood and continue the family tradition of Packer pre-game tailgating and cheering the Pack on to another victory. Married to Marcia Preller for 39 years, the Prellers reside in Hudson and have two daughters, Anne Preller Holtzclaw (Erik and grandson Thomas) and Elizabeth Watson (John). When not busy with AAU or watching the Pack, Dave enjoys golf, fishing, boating and relaxing at their lake home in the Wisconsin Northwoods.
While at Woodbury High School, Krishnan Subrahmanian was a very active member in numerous school sports and activities. He participated in student government for three years, serving as a student member for the Minnesota Board of Education from 1998-1999 and was elected Class President in 1999. Subrahmanian was also a Math League varsity participant for four years earning all-conference and state tournament participant honors for three years. He has two state championships to his credit: a Speech State Championship Creative Expression Division 1999 and a Business Professionals of America Math Division State Championship in 1999. Subrahmanian played leading roles in four different plays while at WHS and was a part of the concert choir for three years. He was also a member of the varsity tennis and Mock Trial teams for three years including being a state participant at the Minnesota Bar Association Mock Trial State Tournament in 1997.
After high school, Subrahmanian went to Harvard University where he was elected Class President and First Class Marshal while obtaining his undergraduate in Social Studies and graduating magna cum laude. He received his MPhil in Education from Cambridge University where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and received his Medical Doctorate from Stanford University School of Medicine where he was a commencement speaker and a Soros Fellow.
Dr. Subrahmanian currently serves as Chief Resident in Pediatrics and Global Child Health at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine. As chief resident, he supports the treatment and education work of the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative, which builds healthcare infrastructure, trains health professionals and provides medical care and treatment to children and families across sub-Saharan Africa and Romania. He recently received the 2016 Adam Cohen Award for Medical Professionalism.
Mary Kulenkamp was a standout basketball and track athlete who was recognized as an all-state performer five times in the two sports during her career at WHS. In basketball, Kulenkamp was a captain her sophomore through senior seasons, and the Royals advanced to the state tournament every year from 9th through 12th grade. She was a two-time Pioneer Press Defensive Player of the Year and Miss Basketball finalist as a senior. Kulenkamp was on the academic honor roll and was an active member of the concert choir all four years at WHS.
Kulenkamp earned a full athletic scholarship in women’s basketball and went on to play at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she tallied 582 career points, 273 rebounds, 180 assists and 170 steals. She was named Horizon League All-Defensive team two times and in the 2003-04 season her 83 steals was an individual season record. Kulenkamp is one of two players in UW-Green Bay history to suit up for four Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments and is the only player in history to record a triple double (10 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists). While playing for the Phoenix, she compiled an outstanding 102-23 record (.816 winning percentage). Kulenkamp graduated from UW-Green Bay (2006) with a degree in communication processes and coached for the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team from 2006-2007. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lakeland College (2012) and currently works as an Academic Advisor at the University of Minnesota. Kulenkamp lives in Blaine with her husband Jon and two children Holly and Joel.