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NIU baseball outfielder and catcher Colin Summerhill had seven RBIs including a grand slam which earned him this weeks Huskie of the Week. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Grand slam helps Summerhill earn first Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 3, 2023

DeKALB – NIU junior outfielder and catcher Colin Summerhill recorded seven RBIs (runs batted in) in the Huskies’ last four games, including a grand slam against Northwestern University. Summerhill’s dominant performance from the plate helped him...

Freshman utility player Danielle Stewart snags NIU softballs first Huskie of the Week award of the season. Stewarts last three pitching performances propelled the Huskies to a four-game winning streak. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Danielle Stewart earns first career Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – Freshman utility player Danielle Stewart’s string of dominant pitching performances helped her net NIU softball’s first Huskie of the Week honor of the 2023 season. Stewart pitched in all three games of a weekend series against Miami...

Izzak Olejnik secures Huskie of the Week honor after a stellar performance at the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Izzak Olejnik nets Huskie of the Week honor after eighth place performance

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 20, 2023

No. 12 ranked redshirt senior Izzak Olejnik’s victory over No. 10 redshirt junior Carson Kharchla in the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships helped Olejnik nab Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week honor. Olejnik was named an All-American after his...

AJah Davis secures her second Huskie of the Week honor.

Davis breaks record, earns second Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 6, 2023

DeKALB – Senior forward A’Jah Davis broke the NIU women’s basketball double-double record in the team's 73-63 win over Eastern Michigan University on March 1 to earn her second Huskie of the Week honor.  Davis posted 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting...

Junior Scout Regular nabs the Huskie of the Week award after a top finish at the Badger Invitational

Scout Regular named Huskie of the Week after top finish

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 20, 2023

DeKALB – Junior Scout Regular continued her dominant season for NIU women’s track and field when she won the 60-meter hurdles for the third time this season at the Badger Invitational.  This season, Regular is the top-ranked woman athlete in the...

Redshirt freshman Blake West earns his first Huskie of the Week award. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

Blake West secures Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 13, 2023

DeKALB – Redshirt freshman Blake West’s electrifying overtime win over Northwestern University redshirt senior Michael DeAugustino netted him this week’s Huskie of the Week honor. West’s performance brought the Convocation Center crowd to its...

Davis earns first Huskie of the Week honor

Davis earns first Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 6, 2023

DeKALB – Two consecutive double-double performances from senior forward A’Jah Davis helped secure her first career Northern Star Huskie of the Week award. In a loss to Ball State University on Feb. 1, Davis posted 12 points and 13 rebounds. She...

Men’s basketball sophomore guard David Coit is the first NIU student-athlete to be named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week for two weeks in a row. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

Coit nets second straight Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Staff | January 30, 2023

DeKALB – Sophomore guard David Coit has become the first NIU student-athlete to gather back-to-back Northern Star Huskie of the Week honors. Coit led the Huskies with 32 points in the Jan. 24 win over the top seeded team in the Mid-American Conference,...

Coit snags Huskie of the Week after team-leading scoring efforts

Coit snags Huskie of the Week after team-leading scoring efforts

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 24, 2023

DeKALB – NIU sophomore guard David Coit scored 21 or more points in back-to-back games on his way to receiving the Northern Star’s first Huskie of the Week honor of Spring 2023. Coit led the Huskies in scoring during their recent matchups with...

Poisson named Huskie of the Week after career night versus WIU

Poisson named Huskie of the Week after career night versus WIU

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 21, 2022

DeKALB – Graduate guard Janae Poisson is the second women’s basketball player in as many weeks to be named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week after a historic performance against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks on Thursday. Poisson...

NIU senior guard Chelby Koker put up 24 points in her first regular season home game since suffering a season-ending injury during the 2021 season. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

Koker claims Huskie of the Week after ‘boneyard’ win

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 14, 2022

DeKALB – Senior guard Chelby Koker has become the first NIU women’s basketball player to earn Huskie of the Week honors, two days after NIU’s 86-79 defeat of the DePaul University Blue Demons on Saturday. Koker headed up NIU’s scoring efforts...

Senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski has earned her first Huskie of the Week honor following one of her final weekends playing volleyball for the NIU Huskies. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Huskie of the Week: Katie Jablonski

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 7, 2022

DeKALB – A 23-kill weekend performance by senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski from NIU volleyball has earned her the title of the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week. Jablonski led the Huskie offense during Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Central...