NMU Sports

37 NMU athletes cited for academic performance

MARQUETTE - The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced its 2014-15 winter semester All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams.A total of 766 student-athletes achieved all-academic recognition with 381 on the All-Academic team and 385 on the All-Excellence ...

WCHA recognizes NMU’s Seckel

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior forward Reed Seckel was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.Seckel scored two goals Saturday to help the Wildcats come back and defeat Bowling Green 4-3. His second goal tied the game with less than eight minutes remaining.He is ...

Wildcat women win 4th straight

SAULT STE. MARIE- The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team used some hot shooting Thursday to win its fourth game in a row this time at Lake Superior State on Thursday night.The Wildcats (16-8, 14-6 GLIAC) shot 60 percent from the field and were 6 of 14 from beyond the arc in a ...

NMU men fall before Lakers on road

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Northern Michigan University Wildcats kept up with No. 19 Lake Superior State for a half before fading after the break.The Lakers used a second-half surge to defeat the Wildcats 71-55. Sophomore guard Marcus Hall led NMU with 15 points, while freshman guard Jordan Perez ...

Road test

MARQUETTE - The last two weeks have been rough on the Northern Michigan University men's hockey team.The Wildcats were swept in a nonconference series at Minnesota-Duluth and then swept again in a crucial WCHA series last weekend at home by another Minnesota team, Bemidji State.The results have ...

NMU women skaters capture first crown

MARQUETTE - While the Northern Michigan University men's hockey team is preparing for this weekend's big series against Bowling Green State, the women's club team is already focusing on the postseason.The Wildcats recently won their first conference title and competed in its league playoffs ...

Spring has sprung

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University football team will get a jump on the new season, starting football practice three days after spring officially arrives bright and early at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23, inside at the Superior Dome.Third-year head coach Chris Ostrowsky has 15 days of ...

3 Redettes among 7 NMU soccer recruits

MARQUETTE - A trio of Marquette Senior High School soccer players are among seven who have signed National Letters of Intent to attend and play the sport at Northern Michigan University.Wildcat head coach Matt Granstrand said last week that Mikayla Blight, Casey Durand and Carleigh Hillier of ...

Pair of NMU senior swimmers set records at GLIACs

JENISON - A pair of Northern Michigan University senior swimmers set records on the fourth and final day of the GLIAC Championships on Saturday as the Wildcats finished in third place at the Jenison Aquatics Center in suburban Grand Rapids.The Wildcats accumulated 553.5 points in the 10-team ...

Soderman leads NMU skiers

MINNEAPOLIS - Led by men's race winner Erik Soderman, seven male and female Northern Michigan University nordic skiers placed in their top 10 during the final day of competition at the Central Collegiate Ski Association's Distance Championships on Saturday.Four Wildcat men and three Wildcat ...

Wirtz, Burmeister 3rd at Big Meet

ALLENDALE - The Northern Michigan University women's track and field team picked up a pair of third-place finishes as the highlight of the second and final day at Grand Valley State's indoor Big Meet on Saturday.Senior Brittni Wirtz finished third in the 60-yard dash, clocking 7.75 seconds, ...

NMU cross country runners saluted

MARQUETTE - Several Northern Michigan University cross country runners have earned recognition for their academics.They were named to the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team. Honorees must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average or 3.25 or greater on ...

Icers suffer sweep

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - After coming up short Friday and having a late goal taken away, the Northern Michigan University hockey team skated into Saturday's contest with a little jump in its skates.That jump disappeared in the second period as Bemidji State blitzed the ...

Gaspervich, Gruber spark NMU women over Hillsdale

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - While a blizzard raged on outside the Berry Events Center Saturday, the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team continued its hot streak.Behind guards Bre Gaspervich and Lauren Gruber, NMU extended its winning streak to three after a 79-51 GLIAC ...

Chargers outmuscle NMU men

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team started off well Saturday, but was left brokenhearted as Hillsdale came from behind to win, 61-49, at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.Freshman guard Jordan Perez led the Wildcats with 13 points, while ...

NMU shut out, 1-0

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team was facing a crucial series this weekend that could have a big affect in the WCHA standings.However, on Friday, the Wildcats couldn't get anything going offensively and they fell to Bemidji (Minnesota) State 1-0 at the Berry events ...

Mattison’s big night can’t prevent loss to top team

MARQUETTE - Chavis Mattison notched his sixth straight double-double on Thursday evening, but it wasn't enough to avert a Northern Michigan University loss at home to the top team in the GLIAC, Saginaw Valley State.The senior forward scored 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while also ...

NMU women feast on Cardinals

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team got off to a slow start Thursday, but their offense came alive midway through the first half and the Wildcats kept it going for the rest of the contest.The Wildcats (14-8 overall, 12-6 GLIAC North) trailed for the first 10 ...

Lawrence dominates GLIAC swim

ALLENDALE - Senior swimmer Debbi Lawrence of Northern Michigan University continued a dominating performance in the second day of the GLIAC Championships by setting a pool record in the 100-yard butterfly on Thursday.The Wildcats remained in third place out of 10 teams in the meet held at Grand ...

Wildcats need all the WCHA points they can get

MARQUETTE - It's getting down to crunch time for the Northern Michigan University hockey team. From this point on, every series will be crucial for the Wildcats.NMU currently holds a four-point lead over Ferris State and Bemidji State, the latter which is coming to town this weekend.The ...