Athletic Fall of Fame


Northwood celebrated the accomplishments of five gifted student athletes with their induction into the 12th Athletic Hall of Fame on on Oct. 21 at the Hach Student Life Center.

“Each of the inductees was selected based on their athletic prowess, contributions to the athletic programs, success, and character as well as their positive representation of Northwood University. We are proud to pay tribute to the long, exciting history of Northwood athletics by honoring them.” – Dave Marsh, Northwood Athletic Director

TEDDY MEBOUNOU Men's Tennis 2005-2007, 2011-2012 • Won 40 matches leading the Timberwolves to a pair of GLIAC Championships • Division II Individual title at the ITA Championships, first player in GLIAC history to earn the top ranking • 2007 GLIAC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Year • Second Northwood player to earn ITA Senior National Player of the Year • GLIAC Athlete of the Year for the second time at Northwood while earning his M.B.A. at the DeVos Graduate School

JIM SOMERS Men's Basketball 1977-1981 • Led Northwood in scoring three times in his career • Ranks eighth in school history in scoring and fourth in rebounding • In 1980 attempted 20 free throws, the record in a single contest • Leading scorer and rebounder for the 1980-81 season and tied for highest win percentage

CINDY BIERWAGEN (CHOBAN) Volleyball 1991-1992 • First Team All-District 23 junior and senior years • Two-time NAIA Mid-East Region CoSIDA All-Academic honoree • Holds four single-season school records • Two-time All-American • NU record for solo blocks in a match (nine) 1992

TANYA DARNELL (HOSPELHORN) Softball 1993-1996 • Holds the Northwood season record for hits and runs batted in • Career standards in hits, runs batted in and total bases • Holds four single-season school records • Her name appears 27 times in the Northwood record book • Ranks second in runs, second in doubles, third in triples, eighth in home runs, second in stolen bases, and fourth in batting average • Three-time All-GLIAC honoree • Named First Team All-Region senior season

AMANDA WATSON Women's Soccer 2009-2012 • Finished career with 132 points • Scored 55 career goals, 10 more than any other player • Second in school history with 22 assists • 2010 GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 • First Team All-GLIAC four times • Three-time All-Region honoree