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(From left) Mikayla Voigt, women’s basketball sophomore guard, senior gymnast Megan Greenfield, Austin Pauga, sophomore men’s basketball guard and Hope Schmelzle, senior track and field runner were all named to the winter sports Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team. NIU gave 14 student-athletes the award. 

Huskies given winter scholar award

By Tom Burton | April 27, 2017

DeKALB — The Huskies named 14 student-athletes to the Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team from the winter sports season, surpassing the six athletes who were named to the program a year ago.The Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award is given to student-athletes...

Gymnastics sends six to Tuscaloosa

By Northern Star staff | March 28, 2016

Gymnastics finished in sixth place at the MAC Championships on March 19 but is sending six gymnasts to the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Championships — a program record.Four of the gymnasts were sent as individuals and two were sent as alternates. The last...

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: Huskies knock down school scoring record

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (11-4, 4-2 MAC) set a new school record for team total score Sunday at the Convocation Center, as it scored 195.8. The previous high, 195.65, was reached at the Illinois Classic on March 23, 2003.In breaking the nearly 12-year-old...

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 upset Central Michigan

By Northern Star staff | February 9, 2015

Gymnastics needed every point of its season-high 194.025 score to knock off the defending MAC Champions, Central Michigan.The Huskies (4-1, 2-1 MAC) beat the Chippewas (6-3, 2-1 MAC), 194.025-193.925, Friday at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich. It...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies suffer first loss of season

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2015

Gymnastics suffered its first loss of the season as it fell to the Western Michigan Broncos over the weekend.The Huskies (3-1, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Broncos (2-1, 1-1 MAC), 193.825-192.525, Sunday at University Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich.Of the four events,...

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 unable to beat No. 10 Nebraska

By Steve Shonder | January 12, 2014

Gymnastics managed to start the season off well despite its loss in its first meet of the year.The Huskies (0-1) lost to No. 10 Nebraska (1-0), 196.625-192.525, Saturday at Nebraska’s Devaney Sports Center. Nebraska won all four events to sweep NIU....

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