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NIU gymnastics: Six Huskies make Academic All-MAC team

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

Gymnastics placed six student-athletes on the Academic All-MAC Team, the conference announced Wednesday.Seniors Kelly Nortz and Amanda Stepp, junior Natalie Amadio and sophomores Taylor Crumley, Megan Gilliam and Megan Greenfield represented NIU on the...

NIU Gymnastics: Amanda Stepp ends career as a Huskie skillfully

By Steve Shonder | March 19, 2015

Gymnastics senior Amanda Stepp is making her last days in the gym count.In just the last two meets, Stepp has tied her career-high score of 9.9 on vault and set a career-high of 9.9 on floor, all while helping the Huskies reach record-setting heights.Stepp...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies welcome in-state rivals for State of Illinois Classic

By Steve Shonder | March 5, 2015

What’s happeningGymnastics (8-3, 3-2 MAC) will host the State of Illinois Classic 6 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies will compete against the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini, the Illinois State Redbirds and the Illinois-Chicago Flames.BreakdownAfter...

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...

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,...

Gymnastics’ home defense falters

By Steve Shonder | February 16, 2014

Gymnastics put up its highest team score of the year, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win.The Huskies (4-3, 2-1 MAC) took on the Texas Woman’s Pioneers, the Iowa State Cyclones, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks in a four-team meet...

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...

Gymnastics ready for final home meet

By Matt Hopkinson | February 27, 2013

As women’s gymnastics prepares for its final home meet, there is a building sense of confidence but also a bit of unpredictability. The Huskies (3-4, 1-3 MAC) will look to apply that confidence and win their final appearance at home against the visiting...

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Gymnastics posts second highest point total in loss to Kent State

By Matt Hopkinson | February 19, 2012

NIU gymnastics posted the second-highest point total of its season, but it wasn't enough as they lost to Kent State..The Huskies' (3-4, 2-2 MAC) score of 193.625 wouldn't be enough to edge Kent State's score of 195.525. This match also marked the second...