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Ball State narrowly defeats NIU on senior night

Junior Mia Lord performs a beam rountine March 1 during NIU's meet against Southeast Missouri State University at the Convocation Center.

Maddie Barrett, Senior Reporter

March 1, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU gymnastics team narrowly lost its senior meet Sunday by a score of 195.750 to Ball State’s 195.800. The Huskies were coming off a loss Friday against Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast Missouri won the meet 195.800-194.775, bringing the Huskies’ record to 4-5 for the ...

Huskies place third at George Washington Invitational

Maddie Barrett

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — NIU gymnastics placed third overall at the George Washington Invitational Sunday against Temple University, North Carolina State University and George Washington University.NIU earned an overall score of 195.450 to finish behind N.C. State’s 196.025 and George Washington’s 195.900 and defeated Temple’s 19...

NIU gymnastics team sets new school balance beam record in win over Easten Michigan

Maddie Barrett

February 8, 2020

DeKALB — Gymnastics recorded season-best scores in each event Friday against Eastern Michigan University, finishing with a win and a school record on balance beam.“We have definitely hit a good stride,” Head Coach Sam Morreale said in an NIU news release. “The team we’ve been talking about sin...

NIU’s gymnastics team defeats Central Michigan after trailing for most of the meet

NIU's gymnastics team defeats Central Michigan after trailing for most of the meet

Maddie Barrett

February 3, 2020

DeKALB — Despite placing behind the Central Michigan University Chippewas for the majority of the meet, the Huskies pulled through and won against CMU with a score of 195.075-194.550. “We're still not perfect; we're still trying to get to what we're capable of,” Head Coach Sam Morreale said. “I'm so proud of the group. All of them...

Despite season-high score, NIU gymnastics falls to Illinois State

Despite season-high score, NIU gymnastics falls to Illinois State

Maddie Barrett

January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The gymnastics team earned its season-best score but lost against Illinois State State University with a score of 193.400-193.625. Although ISU won against the Huskies, multiple gymnasts placed individually. The Huskies began on the uneven parallel bars while ISU began on vault. Coming out...

Huskies fall just behind the Western Michigan Broncos at the Beauty and the Beast event

Junior Morgan Hooper performs her floor routine Friday during NIU's loss to Western Michigan at the Beauty and the Beast event at the Convocation Center.

Maddie Barrett

January 18, 2020

DeKALB — Small mistakes broke the Huskies at the Beauty and the Beast meet Friday. The Western Michigan University Broncos won the meet with a score of 193.900, while NIU trailed close behind  at192.775.“We’re having trouble transitioning from what we do in practice, what we do in warmup and then ...

NIU to host The Beauty and the Beast at the Convocation Center, featuring the gymnastics and wrestling teams

NIU to host The Beauty and the Beast at the Convocation Center, featuring the gymnastics and wrestling teams

James Krause & Maddie Barrett

January 15, 2020

DeKALB — Friday gymnastics will host the Western Michigan University Broncos and wrestling will host the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans at the Convocation Center for the ninth annual Beauty and the Beast meet. The Beauty and The Beast meet will begin 7 p.m. Friday in the Convocation Ce...

Eight NIU gymnasts place individually at the Kent State University meet

Eight NIU gymnasts place individually at the Kent State University meet

Maddie Barrett

January 15, 2020

DeKALB — Eight gymnasts placed individually at the Kent State University meet Saturday. Sophomore Tara Kofmehl placed first with a score of 9.800, a new personal record for her since her previous record score of 9.775 at Central Michigan last season.On vault, junior Zoie Schroeder, placed third with ...

Huskies struggle early, come out victorious in first conference win

Maddie Barrett

January 13, 2020

DeKALB — Although the gymnastics team struggled at the beginning of its meet, the Huskies came out on top with a total score of 193.175, just above the Kent State Golden Flashes’ score of 193.125. "Overall it's great to see the team stay resilient and keep their heads and come through and get the win,"...

Huskies compete for annual Intrasquad, showcase teams’ talent

The Huskies prepare Friday for their annual Red/Black Intrasquad Meet in the Convocation Center.

Maddie Barrett

November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Crowd support wasn’t a problem Friday as the gymnastics team competed in its Red/Black Intrasquad meet. Walking into Victor E. Court the sounds of fans screaming were heard, and the smell of chalk filled the gym as the teams walked onto the mats ready to perform.“We had a great crowd; ...

Morreale says retaining MAC title, NCAA regional appearance are goals for this season

Alumna Anna Martucci performs her routine on the beam March 28 during NIU's the Beauty and the Beast competition at the Convocation Center.

Maddie Barrett

November 18, 2019

DeKALB — Gymnastics has an action-packed season ahead as it prepares to keep the Mid-American Conference championship trophy in DeKalb.The team is coming off a season that includes two NCAA qualifying performances.Junior Mia Lord and Alumna Anna Martucci traveled April 5 to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the...

Gymnastics to compete four times at home this season

Senior Amanda Bartemio performs a routine Feb. 27 during The Beauty and The Beast Meet held at the Convocation Center.

Maddie Barrett

November 7, 2019

DeKALB — Huskie gymnastics’ schedule has been set for the season and released to the public. It will be facing teams inside and outside its conference. NIU will compete against 11 teams in total with four regular season meets.“We’ve learned and we’ve created a pretty good travel system, so ...