Myer, Olson named All-Americans

Brandon Myer and Brooke Olson of UMD received the honors Monday.
Minnesota Duluth’s Brandon Myer (10) drives to the hoop during the Bulldogs game with UW-Superior in Duluth. The former Superior Spartan was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Central All-Region First Team. (Jed Carlson /

Brandon Myer has become just the eighth member of the University of Minnesota-Duluth men’s basketball program to be named an All-American by the the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The award is selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division II.

Myer joins the likes of Nicky Johnson (1983 NAIA Third Team); Jeff Guidinger (1987 NAIA Third Team); David Thompson (1988 NAIA Third Team); Jay Guidinger (1989 NAIA Third Team, 1990 NAIA First Team and 1991 NAIA First Team); Jerry Meyer (1994 NAIA Second Team); Josh Quigley (2000 NABC Third Team, Daktronics First Team); and Jason Schneeweis (2003 DII Bulletin Third Team).

The senior forward started all 31 games and led the Bulldogs in scoring (23.7 ppg), rebounding (9.7 rpg), field goal percentage (52.8%), steals (52), blocks (30) and minutes per night (33.9). He was also second in assists with 76.

Myer took over as UMD's all-time leading scorer in the final regular season game against Bemidji State finishing his career with 2,045. He is the only Bulldog to have eclipsed 2,000.

Myer was named the NSIC Player of the Week five times and the first NSIC player to be named as the United States Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Week.


He is also the first UMD player to be named the NSIC Player of the Year since Jason Schneeweis in 2002-03.

Olson All-American

UMD sophomore forward Brooke Olson was named an All-American on Monday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, one of 10 to receive the honor.

Olson, of Rice Lake, joins former Bulldogs Jheri Booker, Lindsey Dietz, Dina Kangas and Stacy Nelson as just the fifth All-American in program history.

Averaging 17.2 points per game this season, Brooke is also the reigning NSIC Player of the Year and Division II Conference Commissioner's Association Central Region Player of the Year. She averaged 6.4 rebounds and 27.6 minutes per game in 2019-20 for the NSIC regular season champion Bulldogs.

Olson and the second-seeded Bulldogs' season came to an end on March 12 on the eve of their NCAA Central Region quarterfinal game against Fort Hays State when the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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