1979-80 and 1980-81 NMU basketball team photos

1979-80 and 1980-81 Men's Basketball Team

Coached by Glenn Brown, who was named the Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year in 1980, Northern's men's basketball teams went 24-6 in 1979-80 and 21-9 in 1980-81, making an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance each year. Mark Mindeman and Ernie Montgomery were named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team in both 1980 and 1981, while Eric Posey was named to the Second Team in 1981. Mindeman and Montgomery were also named All-NABC District Second Team All-Americans in 1981.

The members of the 1979-80 team and coaches: Jeff Jahn, Jon Jennings, Andy Kaufman, Randy Maki, Pete Marana, Dave Meinert, Mark Mindeman, Ernie Montgomery, Eric Posey, Jim Sobolewski, Gregg Upton, Scott Upton, Chuck Vercoe, Paul Waldvogel, Immanuel West. Head Coach: Glenn Brown. Assistant Coach: Tom Izzo. Grad Assistant: Len Iwinski.

The members of the 1980-81 team and coaches: Jeff Buelow, Alphonso Carroll, Todd Dickinson, Matthew Johnson, Andy Kaufman, Pete Marana, Dave Meinert, Mark Mindeman, Ernie Montgomery, Eric Posey, Jim Sobolewski, Brian Summers, Gregg Upton, Kirk Wyers. Head Coach: Glenn Brown. Assistant Coach: Tom Izzo. Student Assistant: Dean Ellis.


NMU Women's soccer team celebrating at GLIAC championship game

Women's Soccer Makes History

The NMU women's soccer team was crowned GLIAC regular season champions after defeating the Michigan Tech Huskies on November 4 by a decision of 1-0, marking the first time in program history that the Wildcats finished the regular season atop the GLIAC table. The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 13-1-4 overall record, a 9-1-4 conference record, and continued a dominant streak of matches without a loss at home with a 6-0-3 home record (18-0-6 the last 24 home matches). The 13 wins this year tied the second-most overall wins record, and the nine conference wins are one win away from tying the record of 10.

Head coach Jon Sandoval moved up in the record book this season as well, as he became the second-most winningest coach in program history after a 2-0 win at Davenport on October 13 gave him 40 career wins as head coach. Jon now sits with a 45-15-11 overall record over four seasons as a head coach, along with an astounding 32-1-5 record at home.

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Dean Antos '00 BS

Hockey | Class of 1991

A four-year letter winner from 1987-91, Antos played in 162 games for the Wildcats, tallying 75 goals, 95 assists, 170 points, and 33 power-play goals. Antos was captain of Northern's National Championship team in 1991. In the NCAA title game, he scored the opening goal and assisted on the triple-overtime game-winner in the 8-7 triumph over Boston University. He is currently Top 10 in program history in games played (5th), goals (10th), and points (10th), as well as 14th in program history in assists.


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Kameron Burmeister '18 BSN

Cross Country / Track and Field | Class of 2018

Burmeister was a four-year letter winner from 2014-18. A dominant performer in her first year, she won five of the team's six cross-country events and was named team MVP. Burmeister became Northern's first cross-country All-American since 2005 when she earned that honor in 2016 and 2017.  She was an indoor track and field All-American in 2017 and an All-American in both 2017 and 2018 for her outdoor track and field performances. Burmeister holds a combined seven NMU records in the two sports.


Jovan Dewitt NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Jovan Dewitt '99 BS

Football | Class of 1999

Dewitt was a linebacker for the Wildcats from 1993-96. He was the team's Most Valuable Linebacker in 1995 and 1996, and was a Dr. C.M. Frank Honorable Mention All-American in 1995. Dewitt also was recognized on the All-MIFC Defense First Team and NCAA All-Northeast Second Team Defense in 1995, and was All-MIFC Defense First Team and NCAA II All-Northeast Region Second Team in 1996. The latter year, he was selected MIFC Defensive Back of the Year. 


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Robert Fehrs

Men's Wrestling | Head Coach

Fehrs was the head coach of the NMU men's wrestling team from 1975-78. At NMU, he owned a 36-8 overall record and coached 22 All-Americans, including two Division I All-Americans and two Division II National Champions, and recruited several wrestlers now in the NMU Sports Hall of Fame. Each of his four Wildcat teams finished in the top 20 for NCAA D2 Championships. As an athlete, Fehrs wrestled at the University of Michigan, going 67-5-1. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Central Penn All-Sports Hall of Fame, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. 


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Halvor Maartmann '77 BS

Men's Nordic Ski | Class of 1977

Maartmann, was a member of Northern's 1975-76-77 Nordic ski teams. He was a three-time All-American, finishing second overall at the NCAA Championships in 1976. He also placed seventh in 1975 and fourth in 1977. He was a three-time NCAA Regional Champion, capturing the titles in 1975, 1976 and 1977.