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A graphic shows senior catcher/outfielder Colin Summerhill as the Huskie of the Week. Summerhill hit his MAC-leading 15th home run on Sunday. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Summerhill’s power surge earns him Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 15, 2024

DeKALB – NIU senior outfielder/catcher Colin Summerhill earned his first Huskie of the Week honor of the 2024 season and the second of his NIU career for his record-tying performance Sunday. Summerhill launched six home runs and drove in 13 runs...

A graphic shows freshman Arianna Calloway as the Huskie of the Week. Calloway earned an eighth place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Sunday after clearing 1.72 meters on high jump. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Calloway’s high jump performance claims Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 8, 2024

DeKALB – Freshman Arianna Calloway earned her first Huskie of the Week for the 2023-2024 season with her eighth place performance for the high jump at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday.  Calloway cleared the mark of 1.72 meters on her...

A graphic shows senior infielder Caitlyn Shumaker as the Huskie of the Week. Shumaker broke NIUs stolen base record and went 6-for-10 to lead the Huskies to their first series win of the 2024 season. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Shumaker steals Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 1, 2024

After conquering the NIU career stolen bases record, senior infielder Caitlyn Shumaker has earned NIU softball’s first Huskie of the Week honor of the season. Shumaker’s 61 steals surpasses Jill Carpenter, who set the record in 2000. The Bellefontaine,...

A graphic shows sophomores Jenna Horne and Kiera OShea as the first ever Co-Huskies of the Week. OShea and Horne came up with big performances for their respective squads en route to their first career Huskie of the Week awards. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Kiera O’Shea, Jenna Horne share Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 25, 2024

DeKALB – For the first time ever, the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week honor has been shared between two NIU sophomore student-athletes. Gymnast Kiera O’Shea and women’s tennis player Jenna Horne each earned a share of the Huskie of the Week...

A graphic shows senior golfer Emily Romancew as the Huskie of the Week. Romancew finished first overall at the Northern Arizona University Red Rocks Invitational Sunday. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Romancew reels in first career Huskie of the Week accolade

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 18, 2024

DeKALB – Senior golfer Emily Romancew earned her first Huskie of the Week honor of her career after finishing first overall at the Northern Arizona University Red Rocks Invitational Sunday. Eleven birdies propelled Romancew into the three-under par...

A graphic shows junior guard David Coit as the Huskie of the Week. Coit scored a career-high 35 points against the University of Akron on Saturday. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Coit snags fourth-career Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 4, 2024

DeKALB – A career-high 35 points against the MAC-leading University of Akron Zips helped NIU junior guard David Coit earn his second Huskie of the Week honor of 2023-24.  Coit’s 35 points tied Bowling Green State University junior guard Marcus...

A graphic shows redshirt sophomore Jacobi Jackson as the Huskie of the Week. Jackson defeated his Southern Illinois University Edwardsville opponent Friday to clinch NIU wrestlings MAC West division title. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Jackson nabs Huskie of the Week after conference-clinching victory

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 26, 2024

DeKALB – Redshirt sophomore Jacobi Jackson garnered wrestling’s first Huskie of the Week honor of the year with a dual-deciding win against  redshirt sophomore Dan McKiernan of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friday. After blowing a...

A graphic shows senior Julia Finegan as the Huskie of the Week. Finegan took home two top-3 finishes at the Redbird Tune Up on Saturday. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Finegan outpaces the competition to earn Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 19, 2024

DeKALB – Senior Julia Finegan earned NIU women's track second Huskie of the Week honor of the 2024 indoor season by winning the 800-meter run and taking third in the mile run.  Finegan championed the 800-meter run at Saturday’s Redbird Tune Up...

A graphic shows senior guard Jayden Marable as the Huskie of the Week. Marable scored a career-high 26 points Saturday en route to her second Huskie of the Week honor of the 2023-2024 season. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Marable clutches Huskie of the Week with career-high scoring performance

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 12, 2024

DeKALB – Senior guard Jayden Marable earned her second Huskie of the Week honor and the third for women’s basketball in the 2023-24 season. Marable shot 10-for-17 from the field and scored a career-high 26 points in the Huskies’ (11-11, 4-6 MAC)...

A graphic shows senior Malia Watkins as the Huskie of the Week. Watkins took home a first-place finish for the 60-meter dash at the ONU Invite on Friday with a time of 7.59 seconds. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Watkins runs away with Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 29, 2024

DeKALB – A first-place finish in the 60-meter dash and a new personal best at the ONU Invite ensured senior Malia Watkins as this week's Huskie of the Week.  Watkins won the 60-meter dash on Friday at Olivet Nazarene University, with a winning time...

A graphic shows NIU senior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari as the Huskie of the Week. Al-Asharis career-best bars routine have allowed her to become the first NIU gymnast to receive Huskie of the Week honors. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Al-Ashari lands Huskie of the Week honor after bars victory

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 22, 2024

DeKALB – A first-place bars routine and season-best finish in Tennessee have enabled NIU senior Alyssa Al-Ashari to become the first NIU gymnast to capture Huskie of the Week honors. Al-Ashari championed the bars at Friday’s Tennessee Collegiate...

A graphic shows senior forward Brooke Stonebraker as the Huskie of the Week. Stonebraker has combined for 31 points and 22 rebounds over NIU womens basketballs past two games. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Stonebraker claims first career Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 16, 2024

DeKALB – Senior forward Brooke Stonebraker notched NIU women’s basketball’s second Huskie of the Week honor of the 2023-24 season. Stonebraker scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Huskies’ (8-7, 2-2 MAC) 67-62 win over the Ohio University...