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For the second-straight season, NIU senior Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney) was named to the All-Mid American Conference baseball team. After earning first team honors at second base in 2013, Klonowski was voted to the second team as a starting pitcher this season. Klonowski is the first NIU baseball player since Joe Plaskas in 1960-61 to...
Latesha Bigby. Photo credit: Jorge Salgado
The Northern Illinois University track and field team set two more school records Saturday in Athens, Ohio, as they closed out the 2014 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships. NIU finished ninth place in the team standings with 42 points, edging out host Ohio by one point and Toledo by five. Kent State took home the team...
Northern Illinois’ bid at a Mid-American Conference Tournament berth fell short Saturday afternoon as the MAC Champion Ball State Cardinals (38-16, 22-4 MAC) defeated the Huskies, 10-2. Junior Micah McCulloch (Rochelle, Illinois/Rochelle Township) finished the game one triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBI. Kevin Sweeney...
The NIU Huskies (17-34-1, 11-14 MAC) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut their deficit to one run, 4-3, but Ball State (36-16, 20-4 MAC) hung on to its lead to win its first Mid-American Conference regular season championship since 2001. Joe Battaglia (Westchester, Illinois/St. Joseph) finished 2-for-3 with two...
Ricky Connors and Kim Gotlund
Northern Illinois University student-athletes Kim Gotlund (women’s gymnastics) and Ricky Connors (football) have been named the NIU recipients of the first Mid-American Conference Medals of Excellence, which were presented Tuesday night at the annual MAC Honors Dinner in Cleveland. The Medal of Excellence is a new award that will be presented annually to one male...
Meghan Heuer
Northern Illinois University redshirt junior Meghan Heuer (St. Charles, Ill./North) has been named the Mid-American Conference’s Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. She becomes the first Huskie to win the award this year and the first NIU honoree since Janay Mitchell on March 21, 2012, to earn the weekly award. “Our...
Senior Kim Gotlund (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township HS) and juniors Kelly Nortz (Bay Village, Ohio/Magnificat HS) and Amanda Stepp (Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer East HS) of the 2014 Northern Illinois University women’s gymnastics team have been named to the Academic All Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Monday. Gotlund, a three-time All-MAC gymnast, was named to the...
Sidra Sherrill
The Northern Illinois University track and field team closed the regular season with a bang Saturday in Madison as they broke two school records at the Wisconsin Open. Meghan Heuer (St. Charles, Ill./North) set a new NIU record in the 800 meters, while Sidra Sherrill (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) posted a new standard in the discus....
The Northern Illinois University softball team’s run in the 2014 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament came to an end Saturday with a 7-2 setback to Buffalo at Firestone Stadium. “Backing up last year, with what we did this year is only going to move our program forward,” said NIU head coach Christina Sutcliffe. “If we had...
Jessica Sturm
The Northern Illinois University softball team kept its tournament title hopes alive in a 6-1 victory over Akron in its second game of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium Thursday. The Huskie (24-30) offense wasted little time jumping on top of the No. 3 seed Akron Zips (27-15) putting up a three-spot...
Emily Naegele
The Northern Illinois University softball team suffered an 11-6 loss to Buffalo in Wednesday’s first round game of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium. The Huskies’ (23-30) struggled to get off the field and Buffalo (28-20) took advantage, scoring a run in every inning, many of them coming with two outs. Emily...
Shelby Miller
The Mid-American Conference recognized five members of the Northern Illinois University softball team for their outstanding 2014 seasons as the league announced its All-MAC teams and specialty award winners today. “It shows that our program is headed in the right direction,” said NIU head coach Christina Sutcliffe on the number of All-MAC honorees for the...
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