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Then-junior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari poses during her beam routine in a home meet against Eastern Michigan University on Feb. 17, 2023. Al-Ashari placed fourth on beam at the Mizzou Invitational on Saturday. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Gymnastics ties for third at Mizzou Invitational

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 7, 2024

NIU gymnastics tumbled and stumbled to begin the new season after tying for last in its first showcase of 2024 and posting its worst team score in a season-opener since 2018. The Huskies scored 192.755 as a team, tying with Southeast Missouri State...

Then-junior gymnast Alyssa Al-Ashari started her beam routine at the EMU gymnastics meet on Feb. 17. The Huskies kick off the 2024 season at the Missouri Quad Meet Saturday. (Northern Star File Photo)

‘In attack mode’: Gymnastics readies for trip to No. 12 Mizzou

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 5, 2024

DeKALB – The NIU gymnastics team is on the road and ready to rise to its first challenge of the new campaign: a quad meet hosted by a top-15 program. The Huskies, coming off an 8-5 finish in 2023, kick off their season Saturday at the Mizzou Invitational...

Then-sophomore Emmalise Nock posing during her floor routine during the EMU gymnastics meet on Feb.17. The Huskies are gearing up to begin their 2023-2024 season. (Northern Star File Photo)

Back in routine: Gymnastics jumps into new season

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 14, 2023

The NIU gymnastics squad prepares for the next chapter in its 47-year history. In this chapter, the Huskies seek to flip the script from the one before after being left unsatisfied with their finish in last season’s conference title meet. “They...

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...

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-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,...

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

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

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...