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Senior Huskies: leaving on a high note

By Danielle Brown | March 6, 2017
(Left) Three seniors--guard Ally Lehman and forwards Amber Gray and Cassidy Glenn stand together before Wednesday's game at the Convocation Center. The seniors have led NIU to its most conference wins ever with 12.

Guard adapts to US

By Krystal Ward | November 21, 2016

DeKALB | In August 2015, Courtney Woods, women’s basketball sophomore guard and forward, went from living 30 minutes from the beach in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, to the corn fields of DeKalb.Culturally, Woods said she’s learned people are...

Courtney Woods, freshman guard/forward, dribbles down the baseline in a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies won 69-42.

Women’s basketball set for BGSU matchup

By Joren Apiquian | January 19, 2016

Women’s basketball (8-8, 1-4 MAC) will take on Bowling Green (5-8) at 7 p.m. Wednesday after a close loss to Toledo over the weekend.NIU took a 65-59 loss to the Falcons last season under the tutelage of former head coach Kathi Bennett and haven’t...

Carlsen era to begin soon

By Joren Apiquian | November 2, 2015

Women’s Basketball is ready for a new and improved season as it welcomes new head coach Lisa Carlsen.Carlsen signed with NIU in late June this year after having an impressive run in her eight seasons at Lewis University. Her accolades include an appearance...

Women’s basketball freshman forward Kelly Smith shoots during a Feb. 21 game against Ball State. Smith was named to the MAC’s All-Freshman Team.

Time spent finding women’s basketball coach surprising

By Chris Loggins | June 29, 2015

Women’s basketball continues its search for a head coach after the resignation of Kathi Bennett on April 29.Although the team struggled throughout Bennett’s tenure, the resignation came as a surprise. What’s more surprising is the team has yet to...

Gogola: Coach Bennett resigns, but Athletic Department refuses to say why

Gogola: Coach Bennett resigns, but Athletic Department refuses to say why

By Frank Gogola | May 4, 2015

Kathi Bennett, who resigned as the women’s basketball head coach on Wednesday, lived and breathed basketball; her unbriddled passion and fire for basketball adds to the mystery of her resignation from NIU without any mention of why.Bennett was wholeheartedly...

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....

Kathi Bennett addresses the media in October 2011 at the Convocation Center.

NIU women’s basketball: Head coach Kathi Bennett resigns

By Northern Star staff | April 29, 2015

Kathi Bennett, women’s basketball head coach, has resigned, according to a Wednesday Athletics news release.Bennett leaves behind a record of 57 wins and 93 losses in five seasons. She took the Huskies to the MAC Tournament all five seasons, going 3-5.The...

Women’s basketball freshman forward Kelly Smith shoots during a Feb. 21 game against Ball State. Smith was named to the MAC’s All-Freshman Team.

Top 5 newcomers | No. 3: Kelly Smith fills key void for women’s basketball

By Frank Gogola | April 27, 2015

Kelly Smith, women’s basketball freshman forward, takes the No. 3 spot in Sports’ top five newcomers after playing a key role on an injury-riddled NIU squad.Smith averaged nine points (third best among MAC freshman) and 4.1 rebounds per game as she...

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 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...