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Martucci takes home MAC award

Martucci takes home MAC award

Roland Hacker

March 29, 2018

DeKalb — Junior gymnast Anna Martucci was named the Mid-American Conference Specialist of the Year Saturday at the MAC Championships for the floor routine. Martucci is the second consecutive NIU gymnast to take home Specialist of the Year honors, following Jamyra Carter in 2017.“Jamyra Carter set ...

Gymnastics takes second in Mid-American Conference

Roland Hacker

March 26, 2018

DeKALB — With its highest finish in program history, the gymnastics team placed second Saturday in the Mid-American Conference Championships.NIU finished with its best score of the season at 195.875. Central Michigan took full advantage of being on home turf, scoring a 197.025 to win the MAC Championshi...

NIU gymnasts earn conference honors

Northern Star Staff

March 23, 2018

The gymnastics team had two gymnasts named Wednesday to the All Mid-American Conference team.Junior floor specialist Anna Martucci was named to the All-MAC First Team and senior all-around gymnast Ashley Potts was named to the All-MAC Second Team.Martucci recorded the highest individual score in 20 ...

Gymnastics drops season finale

Senior Ashley Potts balances on the beam in the Huskies’ 195.375-195.200 home win Feb. 25 against Ball State. Potts scored a 9.900 all-around Saturday.

Roland Hacker

March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The gymnastics team dropped a close meet to the Bowling Green State University Falcons Saturday by a score of 195.700-196.475.Despite the loss, Head Coach Sam Morreale said he was happy with the team’s performance.“We had a really good day,” Morreale said. “We just got outscored at ...

Pair of NIU gymnasts awarded

Pair of NIU gymnasts awarded

Northern Star Staff

March 9, 2018

Senior gymnast Ashley Potts and junior gymnast Anna Martucci were named this week's “Gymnast of the Week” and a “Specialist of the Week” Tuesday. This is Potts’ third time claiming this award and Martucci’s fourth.“We’ve become very accustomed and used to it here,” said NIU head coach Sam ...

Hudkins, Martucci named scholar athletes of the week

Northern Star Staff

March 7, 2018

Sophomore wrestler Brock Hudkins and junior gymnast Anna Martucci were honored as “NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week” Tuesday.Hudkins took second place in the 125-pound weight class Saturday at the MAC Championships. The achievement secured his spot at the NCAA Championships for the second consecu...

Gymnastics takes home finale

Gymnastics takes home finale

Roland Hacker

March 5, 2018

DeKALB — Junior Anna Martucci finished her floor exercise to an ovation of cheers and the crowd chanting “10” Sunday in the gymnastics team’s home finale.The judges scored 9.95 and a perfect 10 for an official score of 9.975 for Martucci, helping the Huskies defeat the Western Michigan Univers...

Top-5 Athletes of February

Top-5 Athletes of February

Tom Burton

March 1, 2018

5. Kelly Anderson, junior women’s golferAnderson gets a nod for the second time in the top-5 athletes as she is gradually establishing herself as the leader and top player on the women’s golf team. The team opened up its spring portion of the season Feb. 5, and Anderson has been a consistent pres...

Gymnastics wins home thriller

Roland Hacker

February 26, 2018

DeKALB — The fans for both NIU and the Ball State University Cardinals erupted Sunday when senior Ashley Potts stuck a score of 9.95 on the uneven bars early in the meet.Potts led the match with an all-around score of 39.300, helping lead the gymnastics team to a narrow 195.375-195.200 victory at Victor ...

Huskies split 1-1 at Gymquarters Invitational

Huskies split 1-1 at Gymquarters Invitational

Roland Hacker

February 18, 2018

Senior Ashley Potts led the Huskies to another milestone as they broke the 195.00 barrier at the Gymquarters Invitational meet Friday in St. Charles, Missouri.NIU’s 195.025 was enough to overwhelm the Lindenwood University Lions who scored 193.600. Despite reaching the 195.00 plateau, the Huskies were outsc...

Gymnastics notches third consecutive victory

Roland Hacker

February 12, 2018

DeKALB — The gymnastics team crushed the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames 195.025-193.625, marking NIU’s fourth of the season and third consecutive win.“We’ve been knocking on the door of putting a meet together for a month now,” said Head Coach Sam Morreale. “We don’t necessarily go i...

Gymnastics wins second consecutive meet

Roland Hacker

February 11, 2018

The gymnastics team beat the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in its meet on the road Friday, marking the first time this season they have earned wins in back-to-back weeks.The Huskies' third win on the season was scored 195.425-194.900 in favor of NIU and was the second time they broke the 195-poi...