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NIU gymnastics: Huskies hit season highs in win

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2015

Gymnastics reached the 195-point plateau for the second week in a row as it took down the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks over the weekend.The Huskies (8-2, 3-1 MAC) beat the Redhawks, 195.4-193.3, Friday at Houck Field House in Cape Girardeau, Mo.The...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies complete comeback

By Steve Shonder | January 26, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (3-0, 1-0 MAC) pulled off a comeback win against the Lindenwood Lady Lions, winning 191.95-191.275 Friday at the Convocation Center to remain undefeated this season.How it happenedThe Huskies started fast on vault as they got solid...

Senior Meg Piepenbrink performs on the bars in the Huskies’ home opener Friday at the Convocation Center in the meet vs. the Kent State Golden Flashes. At 47.825, bars was the lowest score for the Huskies, who out-scored Kent State on vault and floor en route to a historic home victory.

NIU gymnastics: Huskies capture historic win at home

By Steve Shonder | January 20, 2015

Gymnastics pulled off a win 16 years in the making as it took down the Kent State Golden Flashes in come-from-behind fashion Friday.Heading into the fourth and final event at the Convocation Center, Kent State (0-3, 0-1 MAC) led the Huskies (2-0, 1-0...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies seek historic victory

By Steve Shonder | January 15, 2015

Gymnastics is looking to pull off an upset nearly 16 years in the making in its first meet of the season in DeKalbThe Huskies (1-0) will open the home portion of their schedule against the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-2) 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation...

5 Things to Know Today: Jan. 14, 2014

5 Things to Know Today: Jan. 14, 2014

By Northern Star staff | January 14, 2015

5. Two NIU athletes nab MAC honors:Read about track and field's Kelsey Hildreth here.Read about gymnastics' Amanda Stepp here.4. Obama wants to bring broadband to more people, smaller communities.3. Mexican mayor faces charges in kidnapping of 43 students.2....

Junior Amanda Stepp performs on the balance beam Feb. 1 at Victor E. Court vs. Western Michigan. Stepp posted a 9.825, the best floor exercise of the meet, at the EMU Invitational March 8 in Ypsilanti, Mich.

NIU gymnastics: Amanda Stepp earns MAC Gymnast of the Week honors

By Northern Star Staff | January 13, 2015

Senior gymnast Amanda Stepp was named MAC Gymnast of the Week for her performance in the Huskies' season-opening win Friday against the Illinois-Chicago Flames.Stepp nabbed first place in each of the three events she competed in as the Huskies rallied...

Gymnastics gets ‘some jitters out’

By Nicholas Ferry | November 23, 2014

Gymnastics’ red squad edged out the black squad Saturday as the team continues building confidence heading into the season.The Huskies held their annual Black/Red Intra Squad meet at the Convocation Center as the red squad outscored the black squad,...

Stepp, Gotlund falter at Regionals

By Steve Shonder | April 6, 2014

Gymnastics’ season came to an end Saturday when senior Kim Gotlund and junior Amanda Stepp failed to advance to the NCAA Championship.Gotlund was an all-around individual competitor, and Stepp was an individual competitor on floor at the Fayetteville...

Gymnastics sends 2 to postseason

By Steve Shonder | April 2, 2014

The season isn’t over for gymnastics as it’s sending senior Kim Gotlund and junior Amanda Stepp to the NCAA Regionals.The duo will take part in the Fayetteville Regional 4 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. Gotlund will participate with the all-around...

Gymnastics’ MAC hopes dashed

By Steve Shonder | March 23, 2014

Gymnastics finished its season strong, but it wasn’t good enough to win the MAC Championships.The Huskies placed fourth with a score of 194.15 at the MAC Championships Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. No. 18 Central Michigan...

Gymnastics reaches 194 in loss

By Steve Shonder | March 2, 2014

Despite strong performances across the board, gymnastics was unable to defeat the No. 16 Central Michigan Chippewas.The Huskies (5-6, 2-4 MAC) lost to the Chippewas (10-2, 4-1 MAC) 194.675-194.05 Sunday at the Convocation Center. This is the first time...

Gymnastics aiming for ‘194’ score next meet

By Steve Shonder | February 12, 2014

Gymnastics is set to defend its undefeated home record against two opponents.The Huskies (2-2, 2-1 MAC) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (2-4) and the Texas Woman’s University Pioneers (3-2) in a triangular meet 1 p.m. Sunday at the Convocation...