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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 8, 2010

Football national championship trophy, Coach Tjeerdsma take to road to meet Bearcat fans

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The 2009 Northwest Missouri State University football season gave Bearcat fans plenty to cheer about as the team brought home the NCAA Division II National Championship title. Now the Northwest Alumni Association is celebrating with Northwest alumni and friends by hosting receptions in several communities featuring Coach Mel Tjeerdsma as well as the NCAA Division II National Championship trophy.

Mel TjeerdsmaNational championship trophy

All events, which are complimentary and family-friendly, are from 6 to 8 p.m. with remarks from Coach Tjeerdsma at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a courtesy RSVP is requested to

  • St. Joseph - Feb. 15, Northwest St. Joseph Center, 706 Felix St.
  • Omaha, Neb. - Feb. 18, Omaha Marriott, 10220 Regency Circle
  • Kansas City - Feb. 24, Tiffany Greens Golf Club, 6100 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
  • St. Louis - TBA, Gappa Grill, 1644 Country Club Plaza, St. Charles
  • Des Moines, Iowa - March 17, Christopher's Restaurant, 2816 Beaver Ave.
  • Phoenix, Ariz. - March 26, Cadillac Grill, Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 2105, in Tempe, Ariz.

In addition, Bearcat football fans are invited to celebrate the 2009 championship season Sunday, Feb. 14, in Bearcat Arena. An autograph session with the coaches and student-athletes will begin at 1 p.m. in the lobby. Highlights of the 2009 championship season and team awards will be presented following autographs. National championship posters will be available to the first 1,000 fans. The event is free and open to all Bearcat fans.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468