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Cross country finishes season strong, despite illnesses

By Sean Anderson | November 11, 2012

NIU cross country finished its season Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 27th place team finish. In the final team standings, the Huskies topped in-state foes DePaul and SIU-Edwardsville. Coach Greg Hipp said that illness changed...

Ellett steps up, boosts women’s golf

By Sean Anderson | November 7, 2012

NIU women’s golf received a big boost this season from freshman Connie Ellett, who stepped up and became its second best golfer in the fall. Ellett currently holds the second lowest average on the team with 80.25 strokes per round, which is only two...

Men’s golf ends fall season, looks to spring for improvement

By Sean Anderson | November 6, 2012

Men’s golf concluded the fall season with a ninth-place showing at the Pinetree Intercollegiate. The Huskies started their season with a disappointing 11th-place finish at the Northern Intercollegiate. Their first half of the season was filled with...

Huggins a key player for men’s golf

By Sean Anderson | October 30, 2012

In the last two tournaments for NIU men’s golf, it was led by an unexpected player that stepped on the course; sophomore Nick Huggins. The sophomore had a career outing at the Earl Yestingsmeier Individual Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., where he...

Women’s golf looks forward to spring season

By Sean Anderson | October 30, 2012

NIU women’s golf’s fall part of the season had its share of ups and downs, but it is looking for more positive outcomes in the upcoming spring season. One of the highs of the first half was the Huskies’ second-place finish at the UW-Green Bay Phoenix...

Par fives offer golfers a big opportunity to succeed

By Sean Anderson | October 29, 2012

The par five is one of the most high-risk, high-reward holes in golf. These are holes that can either add or subtract to your scorecard in a big way. Junior Jenny Niemiec of women’s golf and sophomore Nick Huggins of men’s golf both have different...

NIUs Courtney Oldenburg keeps her pace at the NCAA Midwest Regional last fall.

Oldenburg has a tradition of breaking records

By Sean Anderson | October 29, 2012

For senior Courtney Oldenburg, breaking records comes naturally. Oldenburg has been breaking records in cross country since her days in high school at West Salem High School in West Salem, Wisc. She holds records in the 4x400 meter relay, 4x800 meter...

Men’s golf finishes in ninth at Pinetree Intercollegiate

By Sean Anderson | October 23, 2012

NIU men’s golf moved up one spot to finish in ninth place at the Pinetree Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Sophomore Nick Huggins claimed a top 25 finish as the Huskies completed their fall schedule. The Huskies posted a final round of 302, which was the...

Men’s golf hopes to bounce back from rough start

By Sean Anderson | October 22, 2012

NIU men’s golf is in 10th place after day one at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga. The highlight of the first day was the continued strong play of sophomore Nick Huggins, who is tied for 30th place with a two-round total of 152. Senior Bryce...

Women’s golf finishes out season at MAC preview

By Sean Anderson | October 16, 2012

NIU women’s golf concluded its fall season with a 10th place finish at the 2012 MAC Preview on Tuesday. The highlight of the tournament was the play of senior Allie Parthie, who shot a 77 which was good enough to finish tied for fifth. “I actually...

Huggins leads Huskies in golf invitational

By Sean Anderson | October 16, 2012

Sophomore Nick Huggins of NIU men’s golf finished tied for fifth-place Tuesday at the Earl Yestingsmeier Individual Invitational. Huggins posted the best finish for the Huskies at the Invitational. Second round play was concluded early Tuesday morning...

Women’s golf has strong showing on first day of MAC preview

By Sean Anderson | October 15, 2012

At the end of day one, NIU women’s golf sits tied for 10th place at the 2012 Mid-American Conference preview in Nashport, Ohio. Besides the Huskies, the 14-team field includes conference foes Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Toledo...