NMU Sports

10 swimmers, divers to join Northern Michigan University women’s team

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The women’s swimming and diving team at Northern Michigan University recently announced that 10 student-athletes will join the team for next winter. They will reinvigorate a squad that graduates 11 seniors this spring. The newcomers are divers Ellie ...

Northern Michigan Universrity golfers earn honors, berth in NCAAs

MARQUETTE — Golfers at Northern Michigan University earned two kinds of honors this week, and one they will put to good use on the links in the upcoming days. Four of the student-athletes won All-GLIAC honors while the entire women’s team along with a single men’s golfer have also ...

Continuing to rise in the GLIAC

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s swimming team has only been around for four years, but its trend toward the top of the GLIAC continued this season. The Wildcats went undefeated in their dual meets and won the Calvin College Invitational for the first time. They also ...

Sisterly bond still strong

MARQUETTE — There’s a lot of siblings in the Upper Peninsula that have gone on to play sports at the next level, but it’s uncommon for them to play different sports. Typically, if they both played football or softball or hockey, they’ll continue to do so in college, but that’s ...

NMU 4X400 relay team sets new school record for second straight week

By Journal Sports Staff HILLSDALE — The Northern Michigan University women’s 4X400 meter relay team broke another program record Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats took first in the event at the Gina Relays with a new NMU record time of 3:46.9. The team is made up of senior and former ...

NMU hands out Wildcat awards

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University athletic department presented its Inaugural Wildcat Awards Thursday night and there weren’t many surprises. The NMU women’s basketball team earned Team of the Year after a very impressive season. The ...

NMU women golfers finish fifth at GLIACs, on bubble for NCAA Regionals

AUGUSTA — The Northern Michigan University women's golf team had a strong performance last weekend as it took fifth overall at the GLIAC Championships. Junior Caro Els finished fifth overall after shooting a 152, while senior Karissa Guthrie took 14th place with a 159. Seniors Haley Hewer ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the month of March 17-April 17

NMU track shines at Classic

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team had an impressive day Saturday at the Al Owens Classic. The Wildcats set three school records and earned two NCAA provisional marks as they head into the final stretch of the season. ...

Off to an early start

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — For the first time in roughly 200 days, the temperature reached 60 degrees in Marquette. As the temperature gets warmer, it hints at signs of spring and summer, and slowly hints at football season. The Northern Michigan University football ...

Wildcats lacrosse clinches first ever GLIAC Tournament bid

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Win and get in. That was the implication going into Saturday’s lacrosse game between Northern Michigan University and Ashland at the Superior Dome. Fighting for the sixth and final seed in the GLIAC Tournament, the Wildcats prevailed, ...

Northern Michigan University volleyball camps to be held in July

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has moved its summer camps to July. The Wildcats’ Youth All-Skills Camp will be held July 8-9, Elite All-Skills Camp on July 10-11 and High School Team Camp from July 12-14. Each camp takes place at the NMU volleyball gym, ...

Northern Michigan University club baseball team to play at Bay College

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Community College baseball team has added a date against the Northern Michigan University club team to its schedule for this weekend. The teams will meet to play a doubleheader at the Wells Sports Complex just north of Escanaba at 1 p.m. Saturday.