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NMU Sports

NMU Nordic skier Schwencke captures national championship

MARQUETTE - Nordic skier Fredrik Schwencke of Northern Michigan University fended off three other racers in the final 100 meters to win the NCAA National Championship in the men's 20K classic race Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y.A sophomore, Schwencke - who started in the second position - raced ...

Wildcats suffer OT loss

By Journal Sports StaffBOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats had a chance to steal the first game of their WCHA playoff series against Bowling Green State Friday night, but they let it slip away.NMU went up 2-1 on the Falcons late in the third period, but the ...

Do or die

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Wildcats are heading into the playoffs on a skid and they'll need to pull out of it this weekend if they want to continue in the postseason.After dropping three games in a row, including a sweep by Upper Peninsula rival Michigan Tech, the Wildcats ...

Meet celebrates 15 years of Greco-Roman wrestling at NMU

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site has had a Greco-Roman wrestling program for 15 years and to commemorate that achievement, the wrestlers held an exhibition match against the All-Navy team on Thursday night in the Superior Dome."We just thought it was a good ...

WCHA honors NMU’s Maschmeyer

EDINA, Minn. - Brock Maschmeyer is the lone Northern Michigan University player to gain All-WCHA honors announced Thursday.The 5-foot-7, 161-pound sophomore defenseman made the Third Team after tying for the league lead in goals from the blueline position with seven and finishing with 16 ...

NMU’s Colla honored

MARQUETTE - Senior guard Alyssa Colla of Northern Michigan University continues to pile up postseason awards.She has been named to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team, it was announced Thursday.Colla will now be up for a Daktronics All-America selection, which will be announced March ...

NMU’s Kearney, Lawrence honored

INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Michigan University seniors Molly Kearney and Debbi Lawrence earned All-American honors Thursday at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships.Kearney tied for sixth place in the one-meter diving competition and Lawrence earned her second honor of the meet ...

Bratrud leads NMU skiers

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Senior Kyle Bratrud of Northern Michigan University earned All-American status Wednesday by finishing seventh in the men's 10-kilometer freestyle race during the first day of competition at the NCAA Skiing Championships.Bratrud clocked a time of 26 minutes, 22.3 seconds to ...

Lawrence, Kearney pace NMU

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior Debbi Lawrence nabbed a third-place finish in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday in Indianapolis.Lawrence clocked a school-record time of 22.79 seconds, which broke her own record. ...

Wildcats hold spring volleyball

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team began spring practices Monday and will play four matches during their training sessions.The Wildcats play at Grand Valley State on Sunday, at rival Michigan Tech on March 21, and at Eastern Michigan on March 28.NMU will then host a ...

Wildcats send 5 to NCAA swimming, diving nationals

MARQUETTE - It takes a lot of time and dedication to be a great college athlete, and the ones at Northern Michigan University are well aware of that.However, it takes a special kind of person to become a great swimmer or diver. You have to be willing to put your body through a lot and have the ...

NMU skiers national all-academic

MARQUETTE - Fourteen Northern Michigan University Nordic skiers were named to the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team, the U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association announced on Friday.These Wildcats are part of 276 student-athletes from 29 schools named.A student needs a 3.5 overall ...

NMU’s Fjeldheim named ski league’s top men’s coach

MARQUETTE - Nordic ski coach Sten Fjeldheim of Northern Michigan University has been named the Central Collegiate Ski Association men's Coach of the Year, it was announced Thursday.The CCSA also said St. Scholastica's Chad Salmela was named the women's Coach of the Year.The awards are voted on ...

Everything on the line

MARQUETTE - It's been a long time since so much was riding on a Michigan Tech-Northern Michigan University hockey series, but that is what's going on this weekend.Both teams have a lot to play for and will be watching the scoreboard intently as the two archrivals close out the regular season. ...

Colla’s 21 points not enough for NMU women to advance

ALLENDALE - Senior guard Alyssa Colla moved up on the all-time scoring list, but the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team still dropped a 74-52 decision to Grand Valley State Wednesday night in GLIAC quarterfinal play held at downstate Allendale.Colla poured in 21 points to run ...

WCHA names 5 Wildcats scholars

MARQUETTE - Five Northern Michigan University hockey players were named to the WCHA Scholar Athlete team on Tuesday.Seniors Cohen Adair and Ryan Kesti were chosen along with junior Aaron Leach and sophomores Brock Maschmeyer and Sami Salminen.To receive the award, a WCHA player must have ...

NMU Wildcat runners saluted

MARQUETTE - A pair of Northern Michigan University runners have been named all-region for the 2014-15 indoor track season by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association.Senior Brittni Wirtz earned the honor for the 60-meter dash, while freshman Wildcat Ine Mylle has earned the ...

Hockey parties scheduled

MARQUETTE - A number of viewing parties for the Michigan Tech at Northern Michigan universities' hockey game on Saturday night are scheduled around the U.S. as part of Wildcat Night Across the Country.In addition, fans and alumni can watch the game online via America One Sports Online or listen ...

Pregame party deadline today

MARQUETTE - Today is the last day to purchase tickets to attend a family-friendly pregame party for the Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan universities' hockey game to be played at the Berry Events Center on Saturday night.The party, sponsored by the NMU and MTU alumni associations, runs from ...

Wildcat skiers make nationals

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University nordic ski team has qualified two full teams for the NCAA Championships.The Wildcats had the top three selections from the men's team with Erik Soderman, Kyle Bratrud and Fredrik Schwenke representing the school. NMU also has three alternates, Adam ...