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Junior gymnast Isabella Sissi swings her arm as she poses during her floor routine Sunday at the NIU gymnastics Tri-meet. Sissi, the Huskies lone all-arounder, accumulated 39.050 total points Sunday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU falters in home opener after beam breakdown

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 28, 2024

DeKALB – From the first step in her sprint, junior Isabella Sissi had no doubt about the outcome of her pending vault routine. “I just knew right when I was running that I was going to stick it,” Sissi said. A pop off the table, a stick and...

NIU sophomore gymnast Isabella Sissi completes her floor performance on Saturday at the Huskies’ Beauty and the Beast meet at the NIU Convocation Center. Sissi earned 9.875 points for her floor routine and second place all-around for the meet. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Sissi named to All-MAC Tournament team

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – The Mid-American Conference announced NIU gymnastics sophomore Isabella Sissi as one of the 11 gymnasts on the MAC All-Tournament team Sunday.  Sissi scored  39.100 in the all-around competition, which was enough for sixth place in the...

Then-sophomore Isabella Sissi posing during her floor routine at the EMU gymnastics meet. Sissi scored 38.250 for her all-around performance in the meet. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Sissi leads Huskies past Lindenwood

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | February 26, 2023

DeKALB – Sophomore all-arounder Isabella Sissi tied her career high of 39.225 to lead the Huskies to a 195.950-195.050 victory over Lindenwood University on Sunday. Sissi scored a 9.750 on vault, 9.775 on uneven parallel bars and a 9.850 on both...

Gymnastics banks second-straight bars title in Iowa State loss

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 14, 2023
Alyssa Al-Ashari and Emmalise Nock led the way for NIU as the Huskies suffered a narrow defeat in their first home meet.
Then-freshman gymnast Isabella Sissi salutes after completing an attempt on vault during NIUs home meet against Illinois State University on Feb. 13, 2021.

Gymnastics’ Sissi, Hamp sweep weekly MAC honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 10, 2023

DeKALB – NIU gymnastics has added to its opening weekend success after sophomore Isabella Sissi and senior Natalie Hamp claimed both weekly Mid-American Conference honors, the conference office announced Tuesday. Each gymnast championed at least...

Then-freshman gymnast Isabella Sissi performs on floor exercise during NIUs meet against Illinois State University on Feb. 13, 2021. Sissi competed in all four disciplines during NIUs 2023 season opener Sunday.

Sissi snags all-around crown in NIU’s season opener

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 8, 2023

DeKALB – Sophomore gymnast Isabella Sissi finished as the best all-arounder at Sunday’s season-opening meet for NIU gymnastics, helping the Huskies kick off their 2023 campaign in winning fashion. Sissi, NIU’s lone all-arounder in the competition,...