ST. Paul — In the continuation of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference’s “10-Year Celebration, the conference announced members of the All-Decade women’s basketball team as well as coach of the decade and team of the decade Thursday.
For Cougars fans, a pair of names stick out.
Head Coach Tim Grove and former guard Emily Mehr were among the honorees.
Emily Mehr, UMAC All-Decade Team
From 2009-2013, they may have not been a more feared scorer in the UMAC than Mehr. An key member of a program that captured four UMAC regular season titles, She also helped guide the Cougars to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances. In her first year with the program, Mehr was honored was the Conference’s Freshman of the Year. She would go on to obtain a pair of First-Team ALL-UMAC nods as well as being named the 2012-2013 Player of the Year. She left the program fourth all-time in career points with 1,542.
Tim Grove, Coach of the Decade
Since taking over the Minnesota Morris program in 2006, there have been few coaches in UMAC women’s basketball history that have been as successful as Grove. Over the course of the decade, Grove has compiled a record of 170-98 and received five Coach of the Year honors. The 2009-10 season saw the Cougars win the first of what would become six-straight conference titles. In fact, the 2009-10 season also provided the Cougars with the program’s first ever berth to the NCAA tournament. They would also make the NCAA tournament in the 2010-11 season and 2014-15 season as automatic qualifiers.
ST. PAUL — Just a week removed from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) announcing the honorees for the women’s basketball all-decade team, team of the decade and coach of the decade that featured a pair of Cougars being selected, conference officials announced the all-decade honorees for men’s basketball.
CD Douglas, a former Minnesota Morris guard who haunted UMAC teams from 2014-2018 was the lone Cougar to receive the honor.
Hailing from Marshall, Minn., Douglas is widely considered one of the most decorated players in the history of the conference. In his four years as a Cougar, he received three First Team All-UMAC selections and was voted the UMAC Player of the Year as a senior in the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot-2 guard didn’t just rack up conference honors, earning a handful of regional and national honors during his time at Minnesota Morris as well.
In the 2017-18 season, Douglas earned First Team All-Region honors by the NABC and D3Hoops. He would also earn a Fourth Team All-American nod from D3Hoops. Douglas left the Cougars program as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,960 points. His 455 career assists was good enough for second all-time in the program and he hauled in 538 rebounds for third all-time.