Martha Unger
Martha Unger

Greenbelt, Ill.

Women's Gymnastics


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Unger was the first NIU gymnast to be a four-time NCAA Regional participant (1987-89, 1991), and only one other Huskie has since accomplished that feat (Kristina Campos 2002-05). As a freshman in 1987, the 5-8 all-arounder helped NIU to a 9-5 record as she posted team-best scores of 9.50 on the uneven bars, 9.50 on floor exercise and 36.75 in the all-around, earning Team Most Valuable Performer Award. Unger qualified for an NCAA Regional appearance, finishing 13th at the Central Regional Championship with a 36.30 all-around score. Unger led NIU to a 12-6 mark as a sophomore in 1988 as she had team-high scores of 9.35 on the vault, 9.50 on the uneven bars (school record), 9.55 on floor exercise and 37.10 in the all-around (school record), earning another Team Most Valuable Performer Award. In her second straight NCAA Regional appearance, Unger finished 18th all-around with a 37.00. After a medical redshirt year, Unger rebounded in 1990 as a junior leading NIU to a 13-7 season as she had team-best scores of 9.70 on the uneven bars (school record) and garnered her third NCAA Regional appearance, finishing 21st at the regional in the all-around with a 36.825. In Unger's final NIU campaign in 1991, she played a key role on a 22-1 Huskie squad that made the school's first NCAA Regional appearance as a team as she led the team with scores of 9.90 on the uneven bars (school record) and 9.70 on floor exercise. In her final NCAA Regional appearance, Unger helped the team to a seventh-place finish.

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