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Q-and-A with Ashley Potts

Senior gymnast Ashley Potts finishes her balance beam exercise in the Huskies’ home loss Jan. 28 to Central Michigan.

Roland Hacker

February 5, 2018

DeKALB — Senior gymnast Ashley Potts is leading the gymnastics team in the 2018 season as the only player who consistently competes in all four events every meet.Potts was named Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week and an NIU Scholar Athlete Tuesday for her consistent success in and out of ...

Gymnastics goes 1-2 in Iowa

Roland Hacker

February 4, 2018

DeKalb — The gymnastics team defeated the Yale University Bulldogs Friday to earn its second win on the season, while falling to the Iowa State University Cyclones and the West Virginia University Mountaineers, moving its overall record to 2-8 this season.NIU scored 194.375 on the evening, 1.825 sho...

Gymnastics loses close one to Central Michigan

Senior Katherine Prentice balances on the beam in the Huskies’ home loss Sunday to Central Michigan. Prentice finished with a score of 9.675 on the balance beam. 

Roland Hacker

January 29, 2018

DeKALB — Gymnastics senior Ashley Potts got the top score of the meet with an all-around total score of 39.350 points in another outstanding individual performance in NIU’s home match Sunday against the Central Michigan Chippewas.Unfortunately, the NIU star’s efforts were in vain in another close ...

Huskies set for Beauty and the Beast event

Huskies set for Beauty and the Beast event

Northern Star Staff

January 25, 2018

DeKalb — The gymnastics and wrestling teams are set to host a Beauty and Beast themed event 2 p.m. Sunday at the Convocation Center.Huskie Fans are encouraged to dress up as Belle or the Beast to get a chance to join the high five tunnel for the wresting and gymnastics team entrances.There will be...

Gymnastics hangs tough with Kent State

Gymnastics hangs tough with Kent State

Roland Hacker

January 21, 2018

DeKalb — The gymnastics team dropped to 1-5 on the season, falling to the Kent State University Golden Flashes on the road Friday in its first Mid-American Conference matchup of the season.“Obviously our record is not showing what we’re capable of, but we’ve gone against some pretty good tea...

Gymnastics gets first win of the year

Roland Hacker

January 14, 2018

DeKALB — The Gymnastics team got its first win of the season against Winona State University Warriors in its meet Saturday, defeating them 193.675 to 184.750.NIU placed third overall in the event, falling against the Minnesota University Golden Gophers and the University of Maryland Terrapins, while ...

Gymnastics end season at NCAA Regionals

Gymnastics end season at NCAA Regionals

Scott A. Nicol

April 3, 2017

DeKALB — The gymnastics team ended its historic season Saturday at the NCAA Regionals in Fayetville, Arkansas with junior Ashley Potts coming .025 total points short of making it to NCAA Nationals.“Ashley had a great meet [Saturday],” said Head Coach Sam Morreale. “She missed qualifying for Nationals by .025 so s...

Northern Star Press Box feat. Emily Basara, Kat Prentice and Ashley Potts

(From left) Gymnasts Ashley Potts, Kat Prentice and Emily Basara prepare for the Northern Star Press Box. Gymnastics has a chance to clinch its first ever MAC Championship Saturday at Central Michigan University. 

Scott A Nicol

March 7, 2017

Listen to this week's Northern Star Press Box as gymnasts Emily Basara, Kat Prentice and Ashley Potts discuss their season so far, unique characteristics and what clinching the first ever MAC Championship means to them.Hosted by Scott A. Nicol and Alex RodriguezProduced by Emmett Kane...

Gymnastics in record books on Senior Day

Junior Katherine Prentice does a layout step-out during her beam routine at the gymnastics meet on Friday against Eastern Michigan University. Huskies won the meet 195.525 to 195.325.

Mateo Avila

February 19, 2017

DeKALB — The gymnastics team had another record-setting meet Friday when it set the fourth best all-around score in school history.Senior Brittney Wenzel, junior Katherine Prentice and senior Courtney Dowdell tied for first on floor exercises with a score of 9.875, contributing to the second highe...

History of the Week: Gymnast Sandy Menard sets out to break NIU history

Sandy Menard was the first gymnast to compete in the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles on April 16-18, 1998. She qualified after completing the NCAA Central Regional gymnastics Championships.

Northern Star staff

April 6, 2016

Gymnast Sandy Menard set out to do something no other athlete at NIU had ever had the chance to do: win a national championship."This is the happiest moment of my life," Menard said, according to an April 5, 1998, Northern Star article.Menard broke NIU history with a 38.800 performance at the NCAA Ce...

Gymnastics sends six to Tuscaloosa

Northern Star staff

March 28, 2016

Gymnastics finished in sixth place at the MAC Championships on March 19 but is sending six gymnasts to the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championships — a program record.Four of the gymnasts were sent as individuals and two were sent as alternates. The last time the Huskies sent five gymnasts to a regional was ...

NIU gymnastics: Six Huskies make Academic All-MAC team

Northern Star staff

April 23, 2015

Gymnastics placed six student-athletes on the Academic All-MAC Team, the conference announced Wednesday.Seniors Kelly Nortz and Amanda Stepp, junior Natalie Amadio and sophomores Taylor Crumley, Megan Gilliam and Megan Greenfield represented NIU on the list of 47 MAC student-athletes. Nortz and Stepp wer...