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Beam team boosts NIU to second home win

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | January 29, 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-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 Editor | 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,...

The Huskies prepare Friday for their annual Red/Black Intrasquad Meet in the Convocation Center.

Huskies compete for annual Intrasquad, showcase teams’ talent

By Maddie Barrett | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Crowd support wasn’t a problem Friday as the gymnastics team competed in its Red/Black Intrasquad meet. Walking into Victor E. Court the sounds of fans screaming were heard, and the smell of chalk filled the gym as the teams walked onto the...

Senior Amanda Bartemio performs a routine Feb. 27 during The Beauty and The Beast Meet held at the Convocation Center.

Gymnastics to compete four times at home this season

By Maddie Barrett | November 7, 2019

DeKALB — Huskie gymnastics’ schedule has been set for the season and released to the public. It will be facing teams inside and outside its conference. NIU will compete against 11 teams in total with four regular season meets.“We’ve learned and...

Gymnastics beats Southeast Missouri to improve to 9-3 on the season

By Maddie Barrett | February 9, 2019

The gymnastics team won Friday against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks in a head-to-head meet to improve to 9-3 on the season. The Huskies outscored the Redhawks 194.725-186.825.NIU started strong on the uneven parallel bars. First-year Morgan Hooper...

Gymnastics falls to Western Michigan

By Jayce Eustice | January 17, 2019

DeKALB — The gymnastics team did not recover from a slow start to their first Mid-American Conference meet, losing to Western Michigan University by a final score of 193.950-195.075.The meet opened with the uneven parallel bars as NIU struggled to post...

Gymnastics opens season with intrasquad scrimmage

By Roland Hacker | November 25, 2018

The gymnastics squad put on a show Friday with its annual preseason Red-Black Intrasquad Meet held at Victor E. Court.The red team defeated the black team, 188.70-188.45, in the incredibly tight contest.Helping the red team to victory was senior and reigning...

Takeaways from gymnastics season

By Roland Hacker | April 12, 2018

The gymnastics season is in the books for the Huskies. Here are the takeaways from the 2018 gymnastics season.1. The team should be proud of its seasonDespite a .500 record (13-13), the gymnastics team had a historically strong season. Seniors Ashley...

Three Huskies represent at NCAA Regionals

By Roland Hacker | April 9, 2018

DeKALB — The season ended for the gymnastics team Saturday at the NCAA South Central Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. NIU was represented by senior all-around competitors Ashley Potts and Katherine Prentice, as well as Anna Martucci, junior Mid-American...

Gymnastics takes second in Mid-American Conference

By Roland Hacker | March 26, 2018

DeKALB — With its highest finish in program history, the gymnastics team placed second Saturday in the Mid-American Conference Championships.NIU finished with its best score of the season at 195.875. Central Michigan took full advantage of being on...

NIU gymnasts earn conference honors

By Northern Star Staff | March 23, 2018

The gymnastics team had two gymnasts named Wednesday to the All Mid-American Conference team.Junior floor specialist Anna Martucci was named to the All-MAC First Team and senior all-around gymnast Ashley Potts was named to the All-MAC Second Team.Martucci...

Senior Ashley Potts balances on the beam in the Huskies’ 195.375-195.200 home win Feb. 25 against Ball State. Potts scored a 9.900 all-around Saturday.

Gymnastics drops season finale

By Roland Hacker | March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The gymnastics team dropped a close meet to the Bowling Green State University Falcons Saturday by a score of 195.700-196.475.Despite the loss, Head Coach Sam Morreale said he was happy with the team’s performance.“We had a really good...