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Top 10 athletes | No. 3: Amanda Corral all-around star for NIU women’s basketball

By Frank Gogola | April 30, 2015

Amanda Corral, women’s basketball senior guard, shoots her way up the list to No. 3 on Sports’ countdown of the top 10 athletes.Corral, who was named to the All-MAC First Team, led the Huskies and ranked fourth in the MAC with 16.2 points per game....

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...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies’ run in MAC Tournament ends in 1st round

By Frank Gogola | March 9, 2015

What happenedNo. 8 seed women’s basketball’s season came to an abrupt end as it lost to the No. 9 seed Central Michigan Chippewas, 49-44, in the first round of the MAC Tournament on Monday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedSenior guard Amanda...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies to host MAC Tournament game

By Northern Star staff | March 5, 2015

Women’s basketball will host the Central Michigan Chippewas in the first round of the MAC Tournament Monday in DeKalb.Based on standings and tiebreakers, Saturday results are irrelevant; NIU will host Central Michigan no matter what happens.NIU is 1-1...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies come up short at Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Walter Douglas | February 28, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (11-15, 7-9 MAC) fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-11, 9-7 MAC), 60-52, Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happenedEagles sophomore guard Janay Morton made a layup to push the lead...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies prepared to take on Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Walter Douglas | February 28, 2015

What’s happeningWomen’s basketball (11-14, 7-8 MAC) will go against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-11, 8-7 MAC) 1 p.m. Saturday at EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.BreakdownNIU snapped its four-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the...

Senior guard Amanda Corral drives to the basket Wednesday in the game against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at the Convocation Center. Corral scored six points in the Huskies’ 60-49 win, their third-straight victory.

NIU women’s basketball: Amanda Corral named to Capital One All-America Team

By Northern Star staff | February 26, 2015

Senior Amanda Corral has been named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America team, according to an NIU Athletics news release.Corral, a pre-phyiscal therapy major with a 4.0 GPA, is the first team selection in the NIU program's history. She averages...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies end 4-game skid

By Walter Douglas | February 26, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (11-14, 7-8 MAC) stopped its four-game losing streak by beating the Central Michigan Chippewas (12-14, 7-8 MAC), 69-62, Wednesday at the Convocation Center.It was the Huskies’ first win over Central Michigan since 2011.How...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies host Central Michigan Chippewas

By Northern Star staff | February 25, 2015

Women’s basketball will looks to end its four-game skid when it hosts the Central Michigan Chippewas today.The Huskies (10-14, 6-8 MAC) and Chippewas (12-13, 7-7- MAC) will tip off 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.Amanda Corral is keeping her scoring...

Senior guard Amanda Corral (22) shoots over a Ball State defender Saturday at the Convocation Center. Corral scored 16 points, but her final bucket was waved off as the clock had expired, and NIU lost, 51-50.

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies lose as Amanda Corral’s buzzer beater waved off

By Frank Gogola | February 23, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (10-14, 6-8 MAC) suffered a 51-50 loss to the Ball State Cardinals (15-10, 11-3 MAC) Saturday at the Convocation Center as senior guard Amanda Corral’s buzzer beater was waved off.How it happenedCorral caught an inbounds...

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...