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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release


March 27, 2014

Northwest students are successful on and off field at national level

(Updated Nov. 12, 2014)

Student Media

At Northwest Missouri State University, students not only have opportunities to be successful through hands-on experiences and collaborative activities. Students have opportunities to compete on a national level and achieve the ultimate goal of being a champion.

Since the fall of 2009, Northwest teams – across athletic and academic fields – have claimed 15 national titles.

Most recently, Northwest’s student-operated radio station, KZLX LP-FM 106.7, claimed the 2014 Pinnacle award, a national honor presented annually by College Media Association. It also was the second consecutive year the station earned the award, having won the 2013 Pinnacle Station of the Year award also.

Last spring, Northwest’s Speaking Bearcats forensics team brought home three individual national titles from the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, raising the team’s national championship total to four during the 2013-2014 season. Team members also won individual national championships in 2013 and 2011.

In December 2013, the Northwest football team won its fourth NCAA Division II National Championship in program history. The Bearcats also were national champions in 2009, 1999 and 1998, in addition to four finishes as the national runner-up between 2005 and 2008.

The Bearcat cheerleading squad boasts three national championships in a four-year span. The team won its first-ever Universal Cheerleaders Association Division II National Championship in 2010. The team also claimed back-to-back UCA championships in 2013 and 2012.

Additionally, in 2012, Northwest agricultural sciences students won the sweepstakes award at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture contest. And in 2011, Northwest’s wrestling club won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division II National Championship.

Founded in 1905, Northwest has evolved into a vibrant and diverse learning community with an enrollment of more than 6,500 students hailing from throughout the United States and 30 countries. It is a state leader in preparing students for successful careers and has achieved all five benchmarks within the state’s performance funding model for two consecutive years. In addition to placing high value on hands-on experiences, collaboration and strategic thinking, Northwest provides fully-loaded notebook computers to all full-time students, saving them more than $1,700 annually when combined with an innovative textbook rental program.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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