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NIU women’s basketball: Four pack of Huskies make Academic All-MAC Team

By Northern Star staff | April 21, 2015

A quartet of women's basketball student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC Team, the conference announced Monday.Seniors Amanda Corral, Alex Dumoulin, Danny Pulliam and Jenna Thorp made the cut for the award. Student-athletes must have a 3.20...

NIU women’s basketball: Head coach Kathi Bennett guides Huskies through troubling times

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2015

Women’s basketball won 12 games and lost 17 times in 2014-15. It went 8-10 in conference play and was bounced from the MAC Tournament in the first round. It registered only three victories away from home.Yet, 2014-15 proved to be head coach Kathi Bennett’s...

Alex Dumoulin, womens basketball senior forward, grew up on a farm with her extended family (pictured) in Hampshire.

Alex Dumoulin: Basketball’s Dumoulin uses lessons from grandpa on, off court

By Frank Gogola | February 26, 2015

Alex Dumoulin, women’s basketball senior forward, remembers Feb. 5, 2014, quite well.It’s not because the Huskies nearly pulled off an upset against the Akron Zips, losing 71-67. It’s not because of her performance on the court; she went scoreless...

Sophomore Ally Lehman (31) shoots a free throw Feb. 11 in the game against the Western Michigan Broncos at the Convocation Center. Lehman has played in 53 games, starting 50 of them, during her two seasons at NIU.

NIU women’s basketball: Ally Lehman aims high for future role

By Walter Douglas | February 19, 2015

Women’s basketball’s sophomore Ally Lehman is preparing to have a larger role offensively and leadership-wise next season.The focus is on Lehman because the graduating class of 2015 includes four key players: guards Danny Pulliam and Amanda Corral...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies ‘slowly’ improve on offensive end

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2015

Women’s basketball has picked up four wins — and its first road win — in its last seven games after opening the season 1-4.The Huskies (5-7, 1-1 MAC) won back-to-back games for the first time this season before they fell to the Central Michigan...

Women’s hoops poised for big run next season

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2014

Women’s basketball crossed a number of items off its to-do list this season, but it will look to take another, possibly even bigger, step toward bringing a MAC title to DeKalb next season.The Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) upped their overall and conference...