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Athletes_Meadows ELAINA MEADOWS EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS. Junior Elaina Meadows from the women’s track and field team became the newest All-American at Northwood University at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships.

Meadows, a native of Schoolcraft, Mich., placed tenth nationally in the long jump with a jump of 5.69 meters (18.67 feet). In addition to winning the event at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships this season, Meadows set a school record with a jump of 5.84 meters (19.17 feet).

She is the first Northwood women’s track and field athlete to become an All-American since 2014 when Danielle Miller and Madison Pines each earned the honor.

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MAURICE JONES NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-GLIAC. Maurice Jones, a senior on the Northwood University men’s basketball team, was named First Team All-GLIAC.

The Saginaw, Mich., native turned in one of the best individual seasons in Northwood history, finishing the season ranked in the top four in the GLIAC in seven different categories: assists (ranked second with 160), steals (ranked second with 53), points (ranked third with 587), points per game (ranked third with 21.0), field goals (ranked third with 204), free throws (ranked fourth with 126), and minutes (ranked third with 943). He also matched and then broke the record for points by a Northwood player in the Bennett Center/Riepma Arena.

Earlier this season, after scoring 39 points against Saginaw Valley State University, Jones broke his own record with a 41-point effort against Lake Superior State University (LSSU). The old record was set by Alan Rainge, who scored 39 points against LSSU in 1995. With 587 points this season, Jones becomes the tenth-highest scorer at Northwood, tying him with Dallas Logan ('03-'04). Jones is also the first player since Logan to reach the top 10 on the single-season scoring list.

Northwood ended the season with a 15-13 record.

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HONORS ROLL IN FOR JORDYN NURENBERG, LAUREN ROBAK. Junior Jordyn Nurenberg from the Northwood University women’s basketball team turned in one of the finest seasons in program history. And for her efforts, she has earned numerous honors.

A native of St. Johns, Mich., Nurenberg was named First Team All-GLIAC. In addition, she was named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-Midwest Region Second Team.

Averaging 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, Nurenberg set school records for points (501) and rebounds (309) in one season. She was the national leader in Division II double-doubles, (scoring double-digits in two categories during one game), ending the year with double-doubles in 22 of 29 games. She also moved into the top 10 on the NU single season list in field goal percentage (ranked fifth with 57.0), ree throws (ranked fifth with 124) and blocked shots (ranked seventh with 35).

Nurenberg ended the season ranked second in the GLIAC in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage. She also attempted and made more free throws than anyone in the GLIAC.

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Lauren Robak earned First Team All-GLIAC honors after averaging 15.3 points per game for the season. It was the third time in her career that the Clarkston, Mich., native earned All-GLIAC honors. Finishing her career with 1,456 points, she ties for second in women’s basketball career points for Northwood.

Northwood ended the season with a 17-12 record, making it to the GLIAC Tournament for the third straight season.