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Glisk leads Huskies by setting example

By Kari Brackett | September 30, 1987

The setter is offensive leader in volleyball just as a quarterback leads his offensive team in football. The "quarterback" for the NIU volleyball team for the last three years has been Beth Glisk. Although a football quarterback is a glamour position,...

Volleyball team heads to Butler tourney

By Kari Brackett | September 24, 1987

For the third consecutive weekend, the NIU volleyball team will compete in a tournament. This time the Huskies will play in the Butler University Tournament tonight and Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. Coach Herb Summers said he hopes his team's play is...

Volleyball team places 3rd in own tournament

By Kari Brackett | September 20, 1987

This weekend's Huskie Invitational volleyball tournament could be renamed the Wolverine Invitational after Michigan swept its way to first-place honors. Western Illinois finished second with its only loss coming to Michigan. NIU placed third and Miami...

NIU volleyball team rallies to overcome Lewis Flyers

By Kari Brackett | September 15, 1987

When NIU volleyball coach Herb Summers predicted his team would be in a grueling match against Lewis, he was not kidding. The Huskies and Flyers went head-to-head for two hours and 20-minutes in a five game match. The Huskies took charge and defeated...

NIU starts busy schedule vs. Lewis at home tonight

By Kari Brackett | September 14, 1987

After a long weekend in California, the NIU volleyball team is home tonight to play the Lewis Flyers at Chick Evans Field House at 7 p.m. It has been four years since the Huskies and Flyers met. NIU coach Herb Summers said he is not sure what to expect...

NIU women join North Star Conference

By Jeff Kirik | June 16, 1987

After moving NIU out of the Mid-American Conference nearly two years ago, the people running the NIU women's athletic program decided earlier this year that independence was not the way to go. NIU officially ended its independence Feb. 18 by joining the...

NIU Women’s Hall of Fame welcomes badminton team

By Kari Brackett | April 6, 1987

NIU women athletes had their chance for recognition Sunday afternoon at the Ninth Annual Women's Athletic Awards Banquet, which was held at the Duke Ellington Ballroom. During the ceremonies, the 1987 inductees of the Women's Athletic Hall of Fame were...

Winter not vacation time for NIU volleyball squad

By Jim Wozniak | March 3, 1987

In the midst of winter, a bit of the fall made a return in the form of NIU sports. The NIU women's volleyball team had a short respite after finishing the 1986 season 11-21. Off-season conditioning began Jan. 20, and practices followed the next day. The...

Varied competition awaits Huskie women

By Jeff Kirik | March 3, 1987

The NIU women's basketball team might have ended its season against Illinois-Chicago Saturday but that game can also be looked upon as a new beginning. Jane Albright's cage squad is one of four NIU women's teams who will compete in the North Star Conference...

Roberts to cap off career as Huskies battle Flames

By Dan Moran | February 27, 1987

When the spotlight shines on the sporting world, the players basking in the glow are there for their athletic achievements. Being a quality individual is considered a plus. In her collegiate career, Shelly Roberts spent some time in the spotlight. She...

NIU coach joins pro squad

February 23, 1987

NIU's assistant women's volleyball coach Julie Mueller has garnered another "first" for herself. Not only was she the first volleyball All-America at her alma mater, but now she is one of the first to join the women's professional volleyball ranks. Mueller...

Coaches favor North Star affiliation

By Jeff Kirik | February 19, 1987

NIU coaches had only positive comments Wednesday after the women's athletic program officially accepted an invititation to join the North Star Conference. The NIU women's basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis teams now will participate in conference...