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Blugold Hall of Fame
Doug Brown

Brown was a three-year letterman and three-time NAIA All-American in diving during the 1979-82 seasons. His best conference performance was a third on three-meter board and a fifth on the one-meter board as a senior. During his junior year, he was seventh on three-meter and sixth on one-meter at the NAIA Nationals. He also had a 12th on one-meter as a sophomore and a sixth on three-meter as a senior at the national championships.

During his career, the Blugolds won three conference titles, had a 23-1 dual meet record and placed fourth twice and sixth once at the NAIA Nationals. Brown earned the team Most Improved Award in 1980.

After graduating in 1982 with a degree in chemistry and business, Brown returned to his alma mater, Hartland Arrowhead High School, and coached boys and girls diving for two years. He then entered the University of Wisconsin Medical School and received his degree in 1988. He interned at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan during 1988-89, then entered the United States Air Force. He served two years as a flight surgeon, five years as a surgical resident and two years as a general surgeon, leaving the Air Force in July, 1998.

He entered civilian practice in Mankato and has been a general surgeon at the Mankato Clinic the past two years. He is an American College of Surgeons Fellow this month and was an American Board of Surgery Diplomat.

He and his wife Tarisa are the parents of a six-month-old son Benjamin.

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