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Then-junior Jasmine Ly shoots at the 2023 MAC Championship in April of 2023. Ly finished tied for 25th place in her final tournament of her senior season as the Huskies finished in third place at the 2024 MAC Championship. (Northern Star File Photo)

NIU women’s golf places third at the MAC Championship

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 23, 2024

NIU women’s golf wrapped up the 2023-24 season Tuesday after placing third at the MAC Championship. Senior Emily Romancew and graduate student Sydney Naro each logged a top-10 finish.  The Huskies kicked off the tournament with a score of 310 in...

Kim Kester advises her player during an NIU womens golf practice. NIU Athletics announced Wednesday that Kester was given a multi-year contract extension. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Kim Kester extended through 2026-27 season

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 19, 2024

DeKALB – NIU women’s golf head coach Kim Kester received a multi-year contract extension, NIU Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean Frazier announced Wednesday. The contract extension keeps Kester in DeKalb through June of 2027.  “She...

Senior Jasmine Ly follows through on her swing on Sep. 26, 2023. Ly finished tied for fifth-place at the Oral Roberts Spring Invite Tuesday as NIU womens golf took third-place. (Northern Star File Photo)

Three top-10 placements lead NIU women’s golf to third-place finish

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 10, 2024

NIU women’s golf finished the Oral Roberts Spring Invite in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Monday and Tuesday, placing third out of 15 teams, the Huskies best placement this season. Senior Emily Romancew, senior Jasmine Ly and graduate student Sydney Naro...

Then-junior Emily Romancew swings her driver at the Atlantic Invitational in February of 2023. Romancew finished tied for 21st at the Colonel Classic Tuesday as NIU finished 5th out of 15 teams. (Northern Star File Photo)

Women’s golf finishes 5th at Colonel Classic

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | April 2, 2024

NIU women’s golf wrapped up the Colonel Classic tying for fifth-place out of fifteen teams. Senior Jasmine Ly paved the way, finishing tied for eighth-place.  The Huskies finished the two rounds 27-over par, leaving the tournament with 603 strokes....

Women’s golf finishes fourth at BGSU Women’s Intercollegiate

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | February 15, 2024

NIU women’s golf opened the spring season finishing in fourth place Wednesday at the Bowling Green State University Women’s Intercollegiate. Senior Jasmine Ly paved the way for the Huskies, finishing tied for sixth place.  The Huskies also had...

New Tallent signs with women’s golf

By Sana Polizzi, Sports Reporter | November 30, 2023

DeKALB — Women’s golf Head Coach Kim Kester has announced the signing of Dakota Tallent. Tallent will join NIU in the 2024-2025 season.  “We are very excited to welcome Dakota to the Huskie golf family. We know she is going to have a great impact...

Women’s golf makes international signing with Alexa Ouellet

By Lucas Didier, Sports Editor | November 16, 2023

NIU women’s golf is adding a highly successful athlete with the signing of Alexa Ouellet from De La Salle College in Toronto, Ontario. Ouellet won Golf Ontario’s 4-Ball championship in 2022 and 2023. She also won the AJGA Mercy Health Foundation...

Then-junior Jasmine Ly shoots at the MAC Tournament from April 21 to April 23. Ly tied the NIU record for lowest round score at the Johnie Imes Invitational and earned MAC Golfer of the Week. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Ly shines, Huskies struggle at Pat Bradley Invitational

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 17, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s golf closed out its fall season on a bad note, finishing 11th place out of 12 teams at the Pat Bradley Invitational at Florida International University. After finishing top five in its first tournament of the 2023-2024 season,...

Then-junior Jasmine Ly shoots at the MAC Tournament from April 21 to April 23. Ly tied the NIU record for lowest round score at the Johnie Imes Invitational and earned MAC Golfer of the Week. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Ly nabs MAC Golfer of the Week

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | September 30, 2023

DeKALB – Senior Jasmine Ly earned MAC Golfer of the Week after tying the NIU record for the lowest scored round in school history with a 67 at the Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri.  This is Ly’s first MAC Golfer of...

Senior golfer Jasmine Ly following through on her swing on Tuesday. Ly finished in a tie for third place at the Redbird Invitational. (Bill Salyer | Illinois State Athletics)

Ly ties NIU single round record

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | September 27, 2023

DeKALB – Senior Jasmine Ly tied the record for the lowest round scored in NIU history with a 67 in Round 2 at the Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri.  Ly was the Huskies’ top golfer, finishing in a tie for 14th place,...

Senior golfer Jasmine Ly following through on her swing on Tuesday. Ly finished in a tie for third place at the Redbird Invitational. (Bill Salyer | Illinois State Athletics)

Women’s golf places 12th at Mary Fossum Invitational

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | September 18, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s golf struggled in the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State University, placing 12th out of 15 teams.  Senior Emily Romancew led the way for the Huskies, shooting three over par, 219, through three rounds. Romancew finished...

Huskies take fifth at Redbird Invitational

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | September 12, 2023

DeKALB – Senior Jasmine Ly picked up where she left off last season in NIU women’s golf’s first tournament of the year, tying for third place in the Redbird Invitational at Illinois State University. The Huskies finished 18 over par, 882, through...