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Online voting open for NIU Play of the Year

Northern Star staff

April 20, 2015

Voting is open online until April 22 for Play of the Year, an award that will be presented at the sixth Victors awards banquet on April 27 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Nominees include Paris Logan’s interception at Northwestern, Lauren Gierman’s goal at Central Michigan, Richard Hal...

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp ends career at NCAA regionals

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp ends career at NCAA regionals

Steve Shonder

April 6, 2015

Senior Amanda Stepp scored 9.8 on vault in her final collegiate gymnastics appearance Saturday in Norman, Okla.Stepp’s score was one-10th lower than her career-best 9.9, which she achieved twice during the regular season, mostly recently on March 15.“Amanda did a great job,” said assistant coa...

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp back at regionals

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp back at regionals

Steve Shonder

April 2, 2015

Gymnastics senior Amanda Stepp is headed back to the NCAA Regionals for one final shot at closing her career at the top.Stepp will compete as an individual event specialist on vault and will rotate with the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The meet will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday in Norman, Okla. This will...

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp earns NCAA Regionals berth

Northern Star staff

March 24, 2015

Senior gymnast Amanda Stepp earned her second-straight NCAA Regionals berth, the NCAA announced Monday.Stepp will compete in the Norman Regional, which will be hosted by Oklahoma University at 4 p.m. April 4 in Norman, Okla. She is one of four qualifiers from Illinois universities in the region.Stepp quali...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies end year on sour note

Steve Shonder

March 23, 2015

Gymnastics’ record-breaking season came to a halt at the MAC Championships over the weekend when the Huskies tied for last place and posted a score of just 193.2.The Huskies tied for sixth place with the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday in Kent, Ohio. The Kent State Golden Flashes came out on top wi...

NIU Gymnastics: Amanda Stepp ends career as a Huskie skillfully

Steve Shonder

March 19, 2015

Gymnastics senior Amanda Stepp is making her last days in the gym count.In just the last two meets, Stepp has tied her career-high score of 9.9 on vault and set a career-high of 9.9 on floor, all while helping the Huskies reach record-setting heights.Stepp has been building up to this throughout her caree...

NIU Gymnastics: Huskies want 1st place at MAC Championships

Steve Shonder

March 19, 2015

Gymnastics (11-4, 4-2 MAC) is headed to the MAC Championships in hopes of bringing home its first conference championship in the program’s history.NIU will take its shot at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kent, Ohio. The Huskies have never finished higher than third place at the MAC Championships.A live stream o...

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp earns MAC Gymnast of Week honors

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp earns MAC Gymnast of Week honors

Northern Star staff

March 17, 2015

Gymnastics senior Amanda Stepp was named MAC Gymnast of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.Stepp posted two scores of 9.9 in the Huskies’ highest-scoring performance in school history against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Sunday in DeKalb. The team scored a 195.8, which broke the previous h...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies knock down school scoring record

Steve Shonder

March 16, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (11-4, 4-2 MAC) set a new school record for team total score Sunday at the Convocation Center, as it scored 195.8. The previous high, 195.65, was reached at the Illinois Classic on March 23, 2003.In breaking the nearly 12-year-old record, the Huskies managed to close out their regul...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies welcome in-state rivals for State of Illinois Classic

Steve Shonder

March 5, 2015

What’s happeningGymnastics (8-3, 3-2 MAC) will host the State of Illinois Classic 6 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies will compete against the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini, the Illinois State Redbirds and the Illinois-Chicago Flames.BreakdownAfter hitting 195-plus in two-straig...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies drop match at Ball State

Northern Star staff

March 2, 2015

Gymnastics scored its lowest output in nearly four weeks as it lost to the Ball State Cardinals over the weekend.The Huskies (8-3, 3-2 MAC) lost to the Cardinals (2-7, 2-3 MAC), 194.2-193.225, Friday in Muncie, Ind. It was the Huskies’ lowest score since they posted a 192.525 in a Feb. 1 loss at the West...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies head to MAC rival Ball State

Northern Star staff

February 27, 2015

Gymnastics returns to facing MAC competition this weekend and looks to keep rolling out the 195-plus scores.The Huskies (8-2, 3-1 MAC) will take on the Ball State Cardinals (1-7, 1-3 MAC) 6 p.m. today in Muncie, Ind.NIU has recorded back-to-back scores in the 195-point plateau. The Huskies tied the ...