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May 20, 2009

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Huskie Happenings


NIUHuskies.com, the official online home for Northern Illinois Athletics, is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog, "Huskie Happenings." The section includes links to a daily newsstand, online chats, feature stories and interviews, game-day and multimedia information, promotions, calendars and much more. We hope this will become your first and last stop everyday for all the information you crave about Huskie Athletics!

2008-09 WRAP - DAY TWO

Yesterday we started a three-week long venture into recapping the 2008-09 season, one team at a time. Also, stay tuned for a more detailed version of the year-in-review in the Annual Report, which will be completed and posted on NIUHuskies.com later this summer.

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Senior Meghan Ginter (right) passed the torch of top-dog to sophomore Sunsea Shaw in 2008.

Cross Country
The Huskies highlighted the 2008 cross country season by etching a pair of times in the school record book. Both times came at the right time: MAC Championships. On that day, Sunsea Shaw put up an 18:47, the 21st-best time in school history, to finish as the top Huskie. Just behind her, Breanna Brevitt posted a 19:02, which ranks 37th on the list of NIU's fastest 5k times.

The best news about marking two more top times in 2008, is that both Sunsea and Breanna will be only juniors in 2009. Two more years of great talent, and a growing group around them means the Huskie cross country program is on the way up!

Academically, the team is already near the top. Three Huskies were placed on the MAC All-Academic Team, as Breanna, along with seniors Meghan Ginter and Denisse Valladares all earned honorable mention status.

The Huskies will head into 2009 with Sunsea and Breanna leading the way, and will enjoy the addition of Nancy Nieto, who transferred to NIU in January. Nancy quickly became a school record holder when she ran 10:16.05 in the 3,000-meter in the second meet of the year.

JORD-IN THE HOOD

For the second time this year, Jordin Hood was named MAC Player of the Week. The numbers for his week break down like this: he hit .421 (8-for-19) with five runs, eight hits, 11 RBI, three homeruns, a walk, a steal, a .476 on-base percentage and a .895 slugging percentage. To say this kid is a legit player is to short him. He hit two jacks for five RBI in a midweek game against Milwaukee, and blasted another shot against Western Michigan later in the week. The best part about him? He's a junior.

MARK YOUR SCHEDULE...

For volleyball in 2009. Ray Gooden (aka DJ Ray) announced his team's 09 card today. As is often the case, the Huskies serve up the NIU Invitational to start the season, August 28-29. The 2009 edition is chalk full of in-state rivals, including Western Illinois, Southern Illinois and Illinois-Chicago. Read this for a more in-depth look at the 2009 schedule, or check it out for yourself.
Event Calendar
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Aug 30 vs Colorado
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Aug 30 vs Northwestern
Men's Soccer
Sunday, Aug 31 vs Quinnipiac
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Aug 31 vs Seattle University
Men's Soccer
Friday, Sept 5 at Cal Poly
Women's Soccer
Friday, Sept 5 vs Nebraska-Omaha
Women's Volleyball
Friday, Sept 5 vs Tennessee
Women's Volleyball
Friday, Sept 5 vs Omaha
Men's Golf
Friday, Sept 5 vs Northern Intercollegiate
Football
Saturday, Sept 6 at Northwestern
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Sept 6 at Iowa State
Men's Golf
Saturday, Sept 6 vs Northern Intercollegiate
Men's Soccer
Sunday, Sept 7 at Santa Clara
Men's Golf
Sunday, Sept 7 vs Northern Intercollegiate
Women's Volleyball
Tuesday, Sept 9 at Northern Iowa
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