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NIU gymnastics: Huskies hit season highs in win

Northern Star staff

February 23, 2015

Gymnastics reached the 195-point plateau for the second week in a row as it took down the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks over the weekend.The Huskies (8-2, 3-1 MAC) beat the Redhawks, 195.4-193.3, Friday at Houck Field House in Cape Girardeau, Mo.The 195.4 score is the third highest in program histo...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies return to road

Northern Star staff

February 20, 2015

Gymnastics looks to continue doling out high scores as it travels to Missouri this weekend.The Huskies will take on the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 6:30 p.m. Friday in Cape Girardeau, Mo.The Huskies are coming off a weekend where they produced a then-season high score of 194.475 Friday at the ...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies tie school scoring record in win

Steve Shonder

February 16, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (7-2, 3-1 MAC) hit its season-high score, 194.475, Friday before tying the program’s all-time high score, 196.65, Sunday.Friday, the Huskies finished second — behind the Iowa State Cyclones, 194.95, but ahead of the Yale Bulldogs, 190.75 — at Navy Pier as a part of the IGI...

NIU gymnastics: Busy weekend on horizon for Huskies

Steve Shonder

February 12, 2015

What's happeningGymnastics (4-1, 2-1 MAC) will face off against the Yale Bulldogs and the Iowa State Cyclones in a tri-meet 7 p.m. Friday at Navy Pier in Chicago as a part of the IGI Chicago Style Meet.The Huskies will then host the Bowling Green Falcons and the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 2 p.m. Sunday ...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies upset Central Michigan

Northern Star staff

February 9, 2015

Gymnastics needed every point of its season-high 194.025 score to knock off the defending MAC Champions, Central Michigan.The Huskies (4-1, 2-1 MAC) beat the Chippewas (6-3, 2-1 MAC), 194.025-193.925, Friday at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich. It was the Huskies’ first win over the Chippewas sin...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies return to Michigan eyeing win

Northern Star staff

February 6, 2015

Gymnastics heads back to Michigan with hopes of a better outing than Sunday.The Huskies (3-1, 1-1 MAC) take on the Central Michigan Chippewas 6 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich.The Huskies are coming off their first loss of the season, having fallen 193.825-192.525 to the Western Mic...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies suffer first loss of season

Northern Star staff

February 2, 2015

Gymnastics suffered its first loss of the season as it fell to the Western Michigan Broncos over the weekend.The Huskies (3-1, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Broncos (2-1, 1-1 MAC), 193.825-192.525, Sunday at University Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich.Of the four events, the Huskies only won on vault, 48.3-48.05. Sophomor...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies complete comeback

Steve Shonder

January 26, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (3-0, 1-0 MAC) pulled off a comeback win against the Lindenwood Lady Lions, winning 191.95-191.275 Friday at the Convocation Center to remain undefeated this season.How it happenedThe Huskies started fast on vault as they got solid scores from sophomores Courtney Dowdell (9.7) and Megan Greenfiel...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies content at 2-0, seek win vs. Lindenwood

Steve Shonder

January 22, 2015

With its two-meet homestand coming to a close, gymnastics will need another strong effort to topple its third-straight opponent.The Huskies (2-0, 1-0 MAC) will face off against the Lindenwood Lady Lions (0-2) 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center for the Flip-Pin. Wrestling will compete at the same tim...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies capture historic win at home

Senior Meg Piepenbrink performs on the bars in the Huskies’ home opener Friday at the Convocation Center in the meet vs. the Kent State Golden Flashes. At 47.825, bars was the lowest score for the Huskies, who out-scored Kent State on vault and floor en route to a historic home victory.

Steve Shonder

January 20, 2015

Gymnastics pulled off a win 16 years in the making as it took down the Kent State Golden Flashes in come-from-behind fashion Friday.Heading into the fourth and final event at the Convocation Center, Kent State (0-3, 0-1 MAC) led the Huskies (2-0, 1-0 MAC), 144.575-144.45, but NIU used a strong perfo...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies seek historic victory

Steve Shonder

January 15, 2015

Gymnastics is looking to pull off an upset nearly 16 years in the making in its first meet of the season in DeKalbThe Huskies (1-0) will open the home portion of their schedule against the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-2) 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center.NIU’s last win over Kent State came on F...

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp earns MAC Gymnast of the Week honors

Junior Amanda Stepp performs on the balance beam Feb. 1 at Victor E. Court vs. Western Michigan. Stepp posted a 9.825, the best floor exercise of the meet, at the EMU Invitational March 8 in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Northern Star Staff

January 13, 2015

Senior gymnast Amanda Stepp was named MAC Gymnast of the Week for her performance in the Huskies' season-opening win Friday against the Illinois-Chicago Flames.Stepp nabbed first place in each of the three events she competed in as the Huskies rallied for a come-from-behind 192.250-189.575 win.Stepp p...