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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 2, 2009

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Feb. 2, 2009

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file
Wednesday, February 4
Women's Basketball Northwest hosts Nebraska-Omaha Bearcat Arena 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Northwest hosts Nebraska-Omaha Bearcat Arena 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 6
Track and Field Northwest men at Bill Hillenbrand Open Vermillion, S.D. 3 p.m.
Track and Field Northwest men at Central Missouri Mule Relays Warrensburg, Mo. 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 7
Track and Field Northwest men at Bill Hillenbrand Open Vermillion, S.D. 9 a.m.
Track and Field Northwest women at Central Missouri Mule Relays Warrensburg, Mo. 11:30 a.m.
Women's Basketball Northwest hosts Pittsburg State Bearcat Arena 1:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Northwest hosts Pittsburg State Bearcat Arena 3:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball (9-11, 4-9 MIAA)

  • Northwest spends the week at home for a pair of games against Nebraska-Omaha Wednesday night and Pittsburg State Saturday afternoon.
  • The Bearcats have won three of their last four games at home while the two teams this weekend have combined to win two road games since Jan. 14.
  • Hunter Henry continues to lead the MIAA with 8.7 rebounds and 3.05 offensive rebounds per game.
  • Northwest is two games behind for eighth in the MIAA standings and tied for Pittsburg State at 4-9 in conference play.

Women's Basketball (6-14, 2-11 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats stay at home following the longest road game of the conference season to host Nebraska-Omaha and Pittsburg State.
  • It's the first trip to Maryville for Nebraska-Omaha since 2003. Northwest leads the series 6-3 when playing in Bearcat Arena.
  • Head Coach Gene Steinmeyer was recently inducted into the Doane College Athletics Hall of Fame, after posting a 360-141 record in 15 seasons.
  • Rickeya McElroy is leading Northwest with 17 points and a 53.8 field-goal percentage in the last three games.

Men's Track and Field

  • After a weekend of rest, the Northwest men's team travels to Central Missouri Saturday for the first of three meets this season at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
  • The men's multi-events athletes will split and head to the Bill Hillenbrand Open at South Dakota Feb. 6-7.
  • Ben McKim is one of three MIAA athletes to qualify for the NCAA championships in the shot put. He has the program's ninth-best throw at 53-6.25 in all-time performer lists.

Women's Track and Field

  • The Bearcats head to Central Missouri Friday afternoon for the UCM Mule Relays.
  • Emily Churchman was named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week after improving her NCAA provisional mark and the program record with 3,372 points at the Kip Janvrin Multi-Events Feb. 1.
  • Hannah Henry provisionally qualified with 8.37 in the 55-meter hurdles at the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic Jan. 31. The 8.94 conversion time leads the MIAA and is 14th in Division II performance lists.

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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