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Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU's breakout tennis star

Mike Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Born in Split, Croatia, Margita Sunjic moved to the United States in order to pursue a better opportunity for herself in the world of tennis. Since her arrival, Sunjic has won multiple awards for NKU, including Freshman of the Year and Horizon League Player of the Year twice. 

Horizon League Player of the year Sunjic looks to lead Norse to Horizon League tournament

Taylor Culbertson

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018

The NKU women’s tennis team opened the new season with a 4-0 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked no. 21. Despite the stumble, excitement around the team may have never been higher leading into the Spring. Brian Nester, the head coach, attributed this excitement both the returning players ...

Men’s tennis looking to work through freshman growing pains

Felipe Hidalgo

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018

The Northern Kentucky men’s tennis team will look to rebuild during the 2018 season under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Brian Nester. The black and gold roster will feature three returners and four newcomers, including four freshmen. “I’m actually very optimistic about the future of the men’...

Spring Sports Preview

NKU's spring sports have started and the Northerner has everything you need to know for each team

Northerner Sports Staff

February 21, 2018

The unseasonably warm temperatures the past week and a half have welcomed with open arms the start of the spring sports season here at Northern Kentucky University. Baseball and softball opened their respective seasons last weekend while tennis has played several indoor matches so far. While the re...

NKU’s Virag a perfect match at Western and Southern Open

Mate Virag stands with Grigor Dimitrov, who won the Western and Southern Open

Kevin Carey, Reporter

August 30, 2017

In his second consecutive year as a hitting partner in the Western & Southern Open, NKU tennis player Mate Virag had the opportunity to warm up his skills with the eventual winner, Grigor Dimitrov, at the championship Aug. 20. Pressure built as fans gathered around one after another until Virag faced...

Sunjic dominates freshman season, sweeps postseason awards

Margita Sunjic was named Horizon League tennis player of the year and Horizon League freshman of the year.

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

Twelve months ago, Margita Sunjic was unsure about coming to the United States. Twelve months later, she capped off her freshman year of tennis at NKU by winning Horizon League Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and being named All-Horizon League First Team. Sunjic went 13-3 overall and an outstanding 8-1 in Hor...

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