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NIU gymnastics: Huskies end year on sour note

By Steve Shonder | March 23, 2015

Gymnastics’ record-breaking season came to a halt at the MAC Championships over the weekend when the Huskies tied for last place and posted a score of just 193.2.The Huskies tied for sixth place with the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday in Kent, Ohio....

NIU gymnastics: Huskies tie school scoring record in win

By Steve Shonder | February 16, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (7-2, 3-1 MAC) hit its season-high score, 194.475, Friday before tying the program’s all-time high score, 196.65, Sunday.Friday, the Huskies finished second — behind the Iowa State Cyclones, 194.95, but ahead of the Yale Bulldogs,...

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...