NORMAL, Ill. – Well on its way to its top score of the season after starting the meet with its season-best performances on three events, the Northern Illinois University gymnastics team could not sustain its momentum through the balance beam event to finish third in the four-team meet with a final total of 193.625.
For the second week in a row, Northern Illinois gymnastics senior Natasha Jufko tied her career high and won the balance beam event with a score of 9.850 to earn Mid-American Conference Specialist of the Week honors as announced by the league Tuesday.
KENT, Ohio – The Northern Illinois University gymnastics team earned its highest team score of the 2014 season with marks of 48.275 or higher in all four events in a 195.675-193.375 loss to No. 25 Kent State Friday night.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Northern Illinois closed out the 2013 Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championships with a bang, as the Huskies’ vault squad combined for a school record 49.000 score, but falls on uneven parallel bars and balance beam kept the Huskies from contending for the title.