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The Huskies prepare Friday for their annual Red/Black Intrasquad Meet in the Convocation Center.

Huskies compete for annual Intrasquad, showcase teams’ talent

By Maddie Barrett | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Crowd support wasn’t a problem Friday as the gymnastics team competed in its Red/Black Intrasquad meet. Walking into Victor E. Court the sounds of fans screaming were heard, and the smell of chalk filled the gym as the teams walked onto the...

Gymnastics beats Southeast Missouri to improve to 9-3 on the season

By Maddie Barrett | February 9, 2019

The gymnastics team won Friday against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks in a head-to-head meet to improve to 9-3 on the season. The Huskies outscored the Redhawks 194.725-186.825.NIU started strong on the uneven parallel bars. First-year Morgan Hooper...

Gymnastics falls to Western Michigan

By Jayce Eustice | January 17, 2019

DeKALB — The gymnastics team did not recover from a slow start to their first Mid-American Conference meet, losing to Western Michigan University by a final score of 193.950-195.075.The meet opened with the uneven parallel bars as NIU struggled to post...

Gymnastics takes home finale

Gymnastics takes home finale

By Roland Hacker | March 5, 2018

DeKALB — Junior Anna Martucci finished her floor exercise to an ovation of cheers and the crowd chanting “10” Sunday in the gymnastics team’s home finale.The judges scored 9.95 and a perfect 10 for an official score of 9.975 for Martucci, helping...

LEaD Huskie class of 2017-18 announced

By Northern Star Staff | February 22, 2018

DeKALB — Eight sophomore students have been selected for the LEaD Huskies 2017-18 class.“This is an impressive group of student-athletes,” said Matthew Streb, Chief of Staff Director, according to NIU Media Services. “They have a combined GPA...

Huskies split 1-1 at Gymquarters Invitational

Huskies split 1-1 at Gymquarters Invitational

By Roland Hacker | February 18, 2018

Senior Ashley Potts led the Huskies to another milestone as they broke the 195.00 barrier at the Gymquarters Invitational meet Friday in St. Charles, Missouri.NIU’s 195.025 was enough to overwhelm the Lindenwood University Lions who scored 193.600....

Gymnastics gets first win of the year

By Roland Hacker | January 14, 2018

DeKALB — The Gymnastics team got its first win of the season against Winona State University Warriors in its meet Saturday, defeating them 193.675 to 184.750.NIU placed third overall in the event, falling against the Minnesota University Golden Gophers...

Easter gifts for students

By Tatianna Salisbury | April 13, 2017

Easter baskets conjure up images of chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs and weird, multicolored, drugstore socks no one would wear in their lifetime. Skip the sweets this year and keep in mind these little additions that make a big difference during this...