Below is NIU’s 2013 recruiting class (both signees and walk-ons) and their current personal bests as of 6/25/13. This post will be updated as new recruits commit or new personal bests are achieved.
Aiesha Irvin-Muhammad [East St. Louis, Ill. / St. Elizabeth Academy (Mo.)]
•11.74 100-meters, 24.34 200-meters, 56.90 400-meters
Alexandra Isom [St. Louis, Mo. / Nerinx Hall HS)
•12.21 100-meters, 24.82 200-meters, 57.30 400-meters
Alyssa Phillips [Grayslake, Ill. / Warren Township HS]
•17-03 Long Jump, 5-03 High Jump
Carly Pederson [Bloomington, Ill. / Normal Community HS]
•5:09 1600-meters, 11:10 3200-meters, 17:15 3-Milexc
Chrissy Monson [Albert Lea, Minn. / Albert Lea HS]
•4:59 1600-meters, 10:49 3200-meters, 14:35 4-Kilometerxc
Colleen Krawczykowski [Villa Park, Ill. / Willowbrook HS]
•17-9 Long Jump, 47.09 300-meter Hurdles
Destini Artis [Country Club Hills, Ill. / Hillcrest HS]
•14.31 100-meter Hurdles, 47.26 300-meter Hurdles
Danielle Dlabal [DeKalb, Ill. / DeKalb, HS]
•2:20 800-meters, 18:35 3-Mile Cross Country
Imani Haynes [Matteson, Ill. / Marian Catholic HS]
•44.60 300-meter Hurdles, 14.79 100-meter Hurdles
Jasmine Wilson [Elmira, Ontario, Canada / Elmira HS]
Lauren Zuidema [Sterling, Ill. / Sterling HS]
•10-09 Pole Vault
Logan Tillmon [Rockford, Ill. / Rockford East HS]
•4,116 points Heptathlon, 14.89 100-meter hurdles, 44.26 300-meter Hurdles, 5-01 High Jump, 25.69 200-meters
Katelyn Leubke [Huntley, Ill. / Huntley HS]
•16.10 100-meter Hurdles, 48.46 300-meter Hurdles
Rachel Shoemaker [Grays Lake, Ill. / Warren Township HS]
•5:22 1600-meters, 11:01 3200-meters, 18:31 3-Mile Cross Country
Tahtyana Peer [Milwaukee, Wisc. / King HS]
•11.81 100-meters, 24.07 200-meters, 55.99 400-meters
Taylor Perkins [Lakeville, Minn. / Lakeville North HS]
•5:06 1600-meters, 11:00 3200-meters, 14:21 4Kxc, 18:31 5K Cross Country
Tyra Bickham [Blue Springs, Mo. / Bue Springs South HS]
•145-01 Discus, 43-6.74 Shot Put
At NIU you will find positive teammates, supportive coaches and a university that respects and cares for you. As a Huskie student-athlete you will feel like you are part of a unique athletic family where student-athletes, coaches and support staff from all teams support each other on and off the field of competition. Your NIU experience will be unique and memorable. You will reach your goals at NIU, but as important you will never forget your NIU experience and you will always be proud that you choose to become a Huskie!
You will receive a degree from one the top public universities in the entire country (Ranked Top 10% of Public Universities by U.S. News and World Report at 108th). NIU offers countless undergraduate, masters, Ph.D. and professional degrees in many areas including law, business, engineering, education, health sciences and more. You will leave NIU not only with a degree, but with the confidence to start a rewarding career.
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NIU’s tremendous athletic facilities will give you the confidence that nothing stands in your way of reaching your athletic potential. You will have access to NIU’s outdoor track and field complex, the NIU North 40 cross country course, the Yordon Performance Center, the new 340-meter Chessick Center indoor track and miles of soft surface dirt roads and trails. Everything you need to train, regardless of weather, will be right on campus.
NIU has a mission to “Build Champions In the Classroom, In Competition and In Life”. We believe the life of a successful student-athlete is priority driven, not single minded. You will belong to a positive team culture that provides the opportunity to succeed academically to secure your future, athletically to enrich your life while still providing you the social balance to make your NIU experience both memorable and enjoyable.
You will have access to NIU’s Student-Athlete Academic Support Services. There you will find a wide range of resources including academic counseling, early registration, laptop loan, tutoring, computer laps and a study hall. Additionally there you will take part in the CHAMPS Life Skills program and carer development and preparation services.
You will experience the best of college life living in the safe and school spirit filled college town of DeKalb with the added experiences and opportunities to be found just 60-miles away in Chicago. Outdoor recreation, big football game Saturday’s and weekend trips to the city are just a few examples of the amazing life balance found at NIU.
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You will benefit from the resources of one of Illinois’ largest universities and a faculty well known for research but most importantly classroom instruction. NIU’s student to faculty ratio of just 18 to 1 allows students to interact and build relationships with their professors. Class sizes are small for a major university with 45.5% of classes having fewer than 20 students and only 11.5% of classes having over 50 students.
As a Huskie you will travel to some of the nation’s best events throughout the Midwest and around the nation. Trips to states such as Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina and Texas will put you on the track at prestigious events such as the Drake Relays, Texas Relays, Mt. Sac Relays, and the adidas Raleigh Relay’s. You will also have the chance to enjoy our annual week long spring break training and competition trip to kick off the outdoor season in warm weather.
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