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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Aug. 19, 2011

Churchman named assistant coach

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University track and field head coach Scott Lorek is staying within the program as he announced the addition of Emily Churchman as assistant coach for men's and women's track and field.

Churchman served as a graduate assistant for the Bearcats last season and replaces Tessa Koschel, who is now working for University of Colorado Denver at the Anschutz Medical Campus helping aid in diabetes research.  Churchman completed her track and field career in 2010 and continued her education at Northwest receiving her master's in health and physical education in May.

She earned all-MIAA honors securing back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championships as a junior and senior. After an 11th place finish her junior season, Churchman scored a school record at the championships in the heptathlon with 5,116 points and a ninth place finish.

During summer 2010, Churchman tried out for the United States bobsled team. She passed the first two stages of qualifying and was invited to tryouts in Lake Placid, N.Y., before missing the final cut.

Before her time at Northwest, Churchman prepped at Park Hill South High School, where she picked up all-state accolades in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100 meter relay.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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