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Two Western Illinois Women’s Basketball greats earned spots on the Summit League’s All Decade Team. Emily Clemens (2014-present) and Ashley Luke (2012-2015) were named to the 10 player team Tuesday. 


The team was determined by a fan vote conducted at the tournament's annual Fan Fest event. It was constructed to celebrate the tournament's 10 year anniversary of being held in Sioux Falls. 
Clemens, a two-time All-League First Team Honoree, won the Summit League Player of the Year Award in 2016-17 as a junior. In last year's tournament, Clemens averaged 19.3 points, 9.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds over the three-game span that saw Western win its first Summit League Title. In this year's tournament, Clemens had a 36-point, 8-steal game in Sunday's quarterfinal victory over Omaha. Her 12-13 shooting in the game set a tournament record for single game field goal percentage (92.3%). The point total is third all-time in a league tournament game, and the steals total ties her for second. 
Luke, a two-time All-League First Team Honoree, won the Summit League Player of the Year award in 2014-15 as a junior. Luke had a 35-point, 7-rebound, 5-assist performance against South Dakota in the 2014 tournament quarterfinals. That scoring output is tied for fourth all-time in a tournament game. 
Summit League All-Decade Team:
Madison Guebert, South Dakota State (2016 – Current)
Macy Miller, South Dakota State (2015 – Current)
Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota (2013 – 2016)
Jill Young, South Dakota State (2009 – 2012)
Jennifer Warkenthien, South Dakota State (2009)
Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts (2010 – 2012)
Maria Boever, South Dakota State (2009, 2010)
Emily Clemens, Western Illinois (2015 – Current)
Vicky McIntyre, Oral Roberts (2015)
Ashley Luke, Western Illinois (2013 – 2015)