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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Jan. 26, 2009

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Jan. 26, 2009

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Wednesday, January 28
Women's Basketball Northwest hosts No. 10 Washburn Bearcat Arena 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Northwest hosts Washburn Bearcat Arena 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 31
Track and Field Northwest at Scott Nisely Memorial Classic Crete, Neb. 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball Northwest at Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Northwest at Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 1
Track and Field Northwest at Kip Janvrin Multi-Events Crete, Neb. 10 a.m.


Men's Basketball (9-9, 4-7 MIAA)

  • Northwest wraps up a three-game homestand with Washburn Wednesday before traveling to Fort Hays State Saturday.
  • The Bearcats have won four of their last five games and their last three home games.
  • Hunter Henry continues to lead the MIAA with 9.1 rebounds per game (nearly a rebound better than the next closest player).
  • The Ichabods have lost their last four road games.

Women's Basketball (6-12, 2-9 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats host their second-straight nationally-ranked opponent Wednesday in No. 10 Washburn before making the trip to Fort Hays State Saturday.
  • Meghan Brue is averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds at home and has the MIAA's longest double-digit scoring streak at 17 games.
  • Rickeya McElroy is shooting 57.4 percent from the field in the last five games and is tied for fourth in season blocked shots record with 31.
  • Micaela Uriell is averaging 10.1 points per game during the conference season and is leading the team with a 82.1 free-throw percentage.

Men's Track and Field

  • The entire Northwest men's team will rest this week before heading to South Dakota and Central Missouri next weekend.
  • Tyler Shaw provisionally qualified and came within one-hundredth of a second of matching the program record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Prairie Wolf Invitational last weekend.
  • Ben McKim surpassed the NCAA provisional qualifying mark for the third time this season with 52-11 in the shot put at Iowa State.

Women's Track and Field

  • Northwest pentathletes will compete at the Kip Janvrin Multi-Events Meet Feb. 1 and select Bearcats will compete in the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic Jan. 31. Both events take are hosted by Doane College.
  • Emily Churchman has already provisionally qualified in the pentathlon with a program-record 3,252 points at Doane earlier this season. She's 12th in national performance lists (as of Jan. 22).
  • Anna O'Brien broke two program records and provisionally qualified at the Iowa State Open last weekend. She qualified in the mile run with 5:02.83 and finished second in the 1,000-meter run with 3:00.40.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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