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Aug. 22, 2018MARYVILLE, Mo.

Northwest unveils 2018 M-Club Hall of Fame Class

Northwest Missouri State University announced that four individuals and two teams will be enshrined in the M-Club Hall of Fame this Fall.

Legendary head football coach and athletic director Mel Tjeerdsma headlines the class that also includes Andy Erpelding (1996-2000, football), Gabby Curtis (2009-2011, women's basketball) and Scott Kurtz (1966-1969, baseball).

The 2010-11 Northwest women's basketball team will also enter the hall, along with the 2009-2010 Bearcat men's tennis team.

The induction ceremony and banquet will be held October 12 in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, and inductees will also be honored at the Homecoming football game October 13. Tickets to the banquet are $25 and can be purchased by contacting Kiersten Orton (

Gabby Curtis (2009-2011; Women’s Basketball)

Andy Erpelding (1996-2000; Football)

Scott Kurtz (1966-1969; Baseball)

Mel Tjeerdsma (1994-2010; Head Football Coach, 2013-2018 (Director of Athletics)

Women’s Basketball 2010-11

Men’s Tennis 2009-10