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Sophomore Renata Peterson follows through on a swing.

Huskies take fourth at Redbird Invite

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 12, 2022

DeKALB — A pair of top-20 finishes by two NIU juniors helped the women’s golf team claim fourth place at the Redbird Invitational to open its Fall 2022 schedule in Normal. NIU earned a team score of 44-over par 908 in its first fall outing. The...

(Left to right) Francesca Bertucci, Nikolette Nedic, Ella Mihacevich, Sammi Lockwood and Emily Dykes celebrate a point scored in the second set against SDSU at Victor E. Court on Friday night. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

This weekend in Huskie sports: Sept. 9-11

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 8, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s fall sports seasons continue this weekend with action everyday. Volleyball looks to improve on their .500 record with wins at the KC Roos Classic starting Friday. Football kicks off their first road game of the year with a matchup against...

Sophomore Jasmine Ly takes a swing during the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional on May 9-11. Ly finished 12-over-par at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Corey Rush/EKU)

Jasmine Ly earns top-30 finish at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 11, 2022

DeKALB — Sophomore women’s golfer Jasmine Ly closed out a historic sophomore campaign Wednesday at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional. She finished in a three-way tie for 29th place after hitting 12-over-par through three rounds to earn a score of 225. Ly...

Kim Kester is NIUs first womens golf coach to become the sole recipient of the MAC Womens Golf Coach of the Year award.

Kim Kester named MAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 28, 2022

DeKALB — Kim Kester has been named the 2022 Mid-American Conference Women’s Golf Coach of the Year, the conference announced Thursday. The announcement comes four days after Kester led the Huskies to a second place finish at the MAC Championship...

Sophomore Jasmine Ly hits an approach shot into a green during a qualifying round at Rich Harvest Farms Aug. 28

Jasmine Ly wins first individual MAC championship in NIU women’s golf history

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 24, 2022

DeKALB — Sophomore Jasmine Ly became the first Huskie to win the Mid-American Conference Championship in women’s golf history Sunday. NIU finished their 2022-23 campaign as the conference runners-up of the three-day-long championship tournament....

Junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.

Women’s golf places third at Redbird Invitational to end regular season

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 11, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s golf ended regular season play with a third place finish at 22-over-par in the Redbird Spring Invitational Saturday at Weibring Country Club in Normal, Illinois. The event was shortened to two rounds after Friday’s opening round...

Freshman Jóhanna Lúðvíksdóttir practices at Rich Harvest Farms.  Lúðvíksdóttir took her  talents from Reykjavik to DeKalb to be a part of the NIU womens golf team.

Women’s golf claims third at Colonel Classic

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 5, 2022

DeKALB — A pair of impressive outings from sophomore Jasmine Ly and senior Sofia Gomez Enriquez helped NIU to a third place finish at the Colonel Classic Tuesday. The tournament began Monday and wrapped up Tuesday at the University Club at Arlington...

Sophomore Jasmine Ly hits an approach shot into a green during a qualifying round at Rich Harvest Farms Aug. 28

Closing round woes hurt women’s golf in Georgia

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 23, 2022

DeKALB — A faltering performance by the NIU women’s golf team at the Pinetree Collegiate saw them fall to tenth place after Tuesday’s final round in Kennesaw, Georgia. Sophomore Jasmine Ly capped off the two-day tournament with a sixth place...

Junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.

Women’s golf team finishes in bottom half of competition in Dallas

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 9, 2022

DeKalb — Women’s golf secured an 11th place finish after two days of competition at the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas, Texas. How it happened The Huskies’ efforts took to a sluggish start in Monday’s first round, where five members of...

Junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.

Women’s golf takes 10th in California

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 2, 2022

The women’s golf team partook in their second event of the spring competition schedule Monday and Tuesday. NIU finished 10th out of 12 teams at 90-over-par at The Gold Rush in Seal Beach, California. NIU’s competition at the two-day event included...

Junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.

Women’s golf finish fall with sixth-place finish

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | October 25, 2021

DeKALB — NIU’s women’s golf team took sixth place with a score of 41-over par at the White Sands Invitational on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and was led by a fourth-straight top 10 finish from sophomore Jasmine Ly. The White Sands Invitational...

Freshman Jóhanna Lúðvíksdóttir practices at Rich Harvest Farms.  Lúðvíksdóttir took her  talents from Reykjavik to DeKalb to be a part of the NIU womens golf team.

Women’s golf takes ninth in Florida

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | October 18, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU women’s golf team was guided by another top-10 performance from sophomore Jasmine Ly as they finished in ninth place with a score of 41-over par at the Pat Bradley Invitational in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. For the third time this...

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