Northern Star

Hall of Fame includes several NIU and MAC stars

Marcel Carrasco

October 17, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s 2019 Hall of Fame class is packed with Huskies who etched their mark in NIU athletics. Cleats, sneakers, playbooks and hurdles are mere trademarks in the careers of the history-making athletes who represented NIU. The 2019 class includes the first Huskie drafted in the WNBA, a basketball t...

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

Maddie Barrett

August 23, 2019

DeKALB— NIU Athletics is launching a new and convenient way to gain access into athletic events. The days of forgetting your OneCards are over, as students can now present their tickets at the gate electronically through their smartphones.All full-time graduate and undergraduate students receive fr...

Ten gymnasts named to the Academic All-MAC team

Maddie Barrett

April 12, 2019

The Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday the gymnastics team placed 10 gymnasts, the most in school history, to the Academic All-MAC team.To be named to the Academic team student-athletes must have at least a 3.20 GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of competitions. First-year students and tra...

Lord and Martucci close out the gymnastics season

Sophomore gymnast Mia Lord

Maddie Barrett

April 8, 2019

DeKALB — The gymnastics team was represented by two Huskies Friday at the NCAA Regional competition. Senior Anna Martucci and sophomore Mia Lord competed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and closed out their 2019 seasons.  Lord competed in the afternoon session as an individual-event specialist on balance ...

Lord and Martucci selected to represent NIU at NCAA Regionals

Maddie Barrett

March 25, 2019

Sophomore Mia Lord and senior Anna Martucci will represent NIU when they head to the NCAA regionals April 5. The NCAA announced Monday Martucci will compete in the floor exercise and Lord on the balance beam.Lord and Martucci will compete in the Ann Arbor Regionals, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lord i...

Gymnastics claims first ever MAC Championship

The gymnastics team celebrates after winning the program's first ever Mid-American Conference Championship on March 23.

Maddie Barrett

March 23, 2019

DeKALB -- For the first time in program history, the gymnastics team is Mid-American Conference Champions. The Huskies beat out Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State, Eastern Michigan, Ball State and Western Michigan with an overall score of 195.975.While grabbing the team win over conference riva...

Gymnastics drops regular season finale

Maddie Barrett

March 16, 2019

The gymnastics team dropped a head-to-head meet against the Central Michigan University Chippewas Friday 196.250-195.275 This matchup was the Huskies’ final regular season meet before the Mid-American Conference Championships.Head Coach Sam Morreale said he was pleased with the team’s performance eve...

Huskies place third in State Championship Meet

Huskies place third in State Championship Meet

Maddie Barrett

March 11, 2019

The NIU gymnastics team placed third at the State Championship meet Saturday against the Illinois State Redbirds, University of Illinois fighting Illini and the UIC Flames along with state titles from first-year Morgan Hooper and senior Anna Martucci.The Huskies set a season high with a score of 195.75...

Get to know senior gymnast Emily Basara

Get to know senior gymnast Emily Basara

Khobi Price

March 8, 2019

Senior gymnast Emily Basara has been a staple of NIU’s gymnastics team for the past four years. The gymnast sat down with the Northern Star to discuss senior night, her athletic career and her life outside of gymnastics. Now that it’s in your rearview, what did senior night mean for you?Senior nig...

Gymnastics grabs senior night victory over ISU

Maddie Barrett

March 2, 2019

Gymnastics competed in their final regular-season home meet Friday against the Illinois State Redbirds. The Huskies took time to honor their seniors Anna Martucci, Emily Basara, Ally Ferber and Paige Nicholas. The Huskies won 193.350-192.050.NIU started on vault and finished the event with a score of ...

Gymnastics set to honor their seniors Friday

Gymnastics set to honor their seniors Friday

Maddie Barrett

February 28, 2019

The NIU gymnastics team has found success this season with its veteran talent being a key reason why. Seniors Emily Basara, Ally Ferber, Anna Martucci and Paige Nicholas have contributed to their team in more ways than one since their NIU gymnastics career.Basara, a Gurnee Illinois native, is a special...

Get to know senior gymnast Anna Martucci

Get to know senior gymnast Anna Martucci

Maddie Barrett

February 27, 2019

A team above all, above all a team. Four-time Mid American Conference specialist of the week, captain Anna Martucci is nearing the end of her NIU gymnastics career. With a MAC specialist award already under her belt, the senior is ready to take on this season and finish with a bang.Q: What are your tho...