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Gymnastics fails to beat Kent State

By Steve Shonder | February 9, 2014

Gymnastics put up its highest score of the season Friday, but it wasn’t enough to knock off No. 25 Kent State.The Huskies (2-2, 2-1 MAC) lost 195.675-193.375 at Kent State. The loss ends the Huskies’ three-meet win streak. The Golden Flashes (6-1,...

Gymnastics prepared for Kent State

By Steve Shonder | February 5, 2014

Gymnastics may have beaten the reigning MAC champs, but now it has to take down the best team in the MAC.The Huskies (2-1, 2-0 MAC) will take on No. 25 Kent State (5-1, 2-0 MAC) at 6 p.m. Friday in Kent, Ohio. Both teams are coming off wins against Western...

Gymnastics topples Western Michigan

Gymnastics topples Western Michigan

By Steve Shonder | February 2, 2014

Gymnastics continued its home dominance with another win this weekend.The Huskies (2-1, 2-0 MAC) beat the Western Michigan Broncos (0-4, 0-3 MAC) 192.450-191.6 on Saturday. NIU won three of the four events. In the last two seasons, NIU is 6-1 at home.Head...

Gotlund ready to lead gymnastics to victory

By Steve Shonder | January 22, 2014

Kim Gotlund’s three years of hard work have paid off as she has gained a new leadership role in gymnastics.Gotlund, a senior, has spent her NIU career working to be the best gymnast on campus, but she’s also striving to make sure everyone around her...

Gymnastics readying to take on Nebraska

By Steve Shonder | December 8, 2013

The gymnastics team will play the role of underdog as it prepares to go toe to toe with one of the nation’s best programs.The Huskies will face No. 14 Nebraska at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the University of Nebraska’s Devaney Center. It will be NIU’s first...

Sophomore shines in women’s gymnastics

By Matt Hopkinson | February 4, 2013

Avoiding a sophomore slump, Amanda Stepp has been able to find success and has played a large factor in the gymnastics team’s 3-1 record. Stepp has take on more responsibility this year. For most of her freshman season until near its end, Stepp performed...

Huskies hit to help teammates

By Matt Hopkinson | February 14, 2012

Gymnastics is not basketball: there is no one to pass the ball and responsibility off to. Gymnastics is one individual performance after another.NIU gymnastics is comprised of 21 individuals, with 11 starters, who are all technically responsible for one...