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Junior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari starting her beam routine at the EMU gymnastics meet in February. Al-Ashari earned 9.850 for her beam performance.  (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

3 gymnasts participate in NCAA Tournament

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | April 6, 2023

The NIU gymnastics team saw three of its players participate in the NCAA Denver Regional on March 31 at the University of Denver.  Huskies regional participants were junior Alyssa Al-Ashari, senior Natalie Hamp and sophomore Emmalise Nock.  "Super...

Junior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari posing during her beam routine at the EMU gymnastics meet. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Hamp, Al-Ashari, Nock to represent NIU at Denver Regional

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | March 23, 2023

DeKALB – NIU gymnastics senior Natalie Hamp, junior Alyssa Al-Ashari and sophomore Emmalise Nock were selected to compete in the 2023 NCAA Regional in Denver, Colorado. The selections were made on March 20 and the competition will take place on March...

Natalie Hamp secures MAC Specialist of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 31, 2023

NIU senior bars specialist Natalie Hamp secured MAC Specialist of the Week honor on Tuesday. At Sunday’s tri-meet against Illinois State University, Hamp earned her third score of 9.9 this season, scoring 9.9 on her specialty in both meets. Hamp’s...

Beam team boosts NIU to second home win

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 30, 2023

DeKALB – NIU’s quartet of personal-best balance beam routines highlighted NIU gymnastics’ outing at Sunday’s tri-meet as the Huskies tumbled to their third win of the season. NIU outscored its visitors, Illinois State University and Winona State...

Then-sophomore gymnast Kendall George completes her beam attempt during a dual meet against Illinois State University on Feb. 13 at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, Ill. (Northern Star File Photo)

Huskies collar three top finishes, first road win at ISU

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 28, 2023

Upperclassmen paved the way for NIU gymnastics as juniors Kendall George, Isabelle West and senior Natalie Hamp earned first place finishes in Sunday's dual meet NIU edged Illinois State University in a 195.075-194.275 decision at CEFCU Arena in Bloomington-Normal....

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,...

Despite season-high score, NIU gymnastics falls to Illinois State

Despite season-high score, NIU gymnastics falls to Illinois State

By Maddie Barrett | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The gymnastics team earned its season-best score but lost against Illinois State State University with a score of 193.400-193.625. Although ISU won against the Huskies, multiple gymnasts placed individually. The Huskies began on the uneven...