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Kim Gotlund
Northern Illinois junior Kim Gotlund (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township HS) has been named the Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week after recording the top day of her Huskie career Saturday versus No. 21 Kent State. Gotlund earned her first MAC Gymnast of the Week honor after surpassing the 39-point mark in the all-around competition for the...
There were plenty of positives to take from Northern Illinois’ 195.800-194.350 gymnastics loss to No. 21 ranked Kent State Saturday, including eight scores of 9.8 or higher from seven different gymnasts, the second-highest floor score in team history and a host of career-best performances. Northern Illinois surpassed the 194-point mark for the third time in...
Jaelyn Olsen
Northern Illinois freshman gymnast Jaelyn Olsen (Bethany, Okla./Putnam City West HS) has been named the Mid-American Conference Specialist of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Olsen collected the honor with a full-twisting yurchenko vault that earned a score of 9.875 from the judges Saturday at Iowa State. Olsen easily won the vault event, as...
Jaelyn Olsen
Northern Illinois continued its upward trend to the 2013 season by earning its season-best team score for the second consecutive meet with a 194.375 Friday night versus Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. After topping the 194-point total for the first time last Friday at Central Michigan, the Huskies went .350 higher Friday...
Jaelyn Olsen
Northern Illinois put together its most complete meet of the 2013 season at Central Michigan Friday night, earning its season-high team total with a 194.025, but fell to the No. 21 ranked Chippewas at McGuirk Arena. NIU’s team score was 1.150 points higher than its previous season best, led by a stellar performance on uneven...
Amanda Stepp
Every point and tenth of a point counted for the Northern Illinois gymnastics team Saturday as the Huskies edged Southeast Missouri, 192.875-192.775, to earn their third victory of the season. NIU, which has made a habit of winning close meets by coming from behind at home so far in 2013, needed its best floor score...
After suffering its first loss of 2013 on the road at the hands of Ball State last weekend, the Northern Illinois gymnastics team takes on Southeast Missouri at 5 p.m. Saturday, back in the “friendly confines” of Victor E. Court inside the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskie gymnastics meet is the second half of a...
Megan Melendez
Northern Illinois’ third consecutive attempt at a narrow victory fell short Friday as the Huskies dropped a 192.475-192.075 decision to Ball State in Mid-American Conference women’s gymnastics action at Irving Gym in the Ball State Sports and Recreation Center. NIU narrowly out-scored the Cardinals in three events, but the margin was not enough to overcome...
Marisa Liptak
Trailing by nearly a point and a half after two rotations, Northern Illinois put together five strong routines on both balance beam and floor exercise Saturday to claim a 192.775-192.525 comeback victory over Bowling Green at Victor E. Court in its 2013 Mid-American Conference opener. NIU improved to 2-0 overall with its second straight narrow...
Marisa Liptak
After opening the 2013 season with its highest first meet score since 2009, the Northern Illinois gymnastics team looks to build on that performance Saturday in its 2013 Mid-American Conference season opener versus Bowling Green at the NIU Convocation Center. The meet begins at 5 p.m. as the first half of a gymnastics/men’s basketball doubleheader...
Natasha Jufko
After earning a 9.825 on balance beam in her first career appearance in the Northern Illinois gymnastics line-up, Huskie junior Natasha Jufko (Spring Hill, Fla./Pasco-Hernando HS) was honored Wednesday as the Mid-American Conference Specialist of the Week. Jufko, who battled injuries in her first two seasons on campus before making her NIU debut Sunday versus...
Kim Gotlund
Trailing Illinois State by more than a point entering the final rotation of its 2013 season opener, Northern Illinois got a strong performance on floor exercise while ISU faltered on balance beam, allowing NIU to claim a 192.175-192.050 victory Sunday in the NIU Convocation Center. Northern Illinois won its season opener for the first time...
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