Carlos Manzanas, Men’s Tennis

Class: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

  • Holds a 4.0 GPA in Mechanical Engineering Major
  • In 2015 recorded a 21-10 overall singles record.

NIU is my second home, the one where I have been growing up a lot not only as a student or as a tennis player, but more importantly, as a person. I learned how to find my own way, to make important decisions, what I do here will shape my future.


Ally Lehman, Women’s Basketball

Class: Senior

Major: Communications

Hometown:Nineveh, Indiana

  • Finished 2014-2015 season with a 2.45 assist-turnover ratio which ranked 14th in the NCAA.
  • On November 17th before a home game vs Wisconsin Lutheran, Ally was sworn in for Army service as a part of the ROTC program at NIU.

I feel honored to be able to put on an NIU jersey every day to represent this university both on the court and in the classroom. It is an amazing feeling to be able to live my dream of receiving an excellent education here at NIU.


Amy Annala, Women’s Soccer

Class: Junior

Major: Accounting

Hometown:Oswego, Illinois

NIU means endless opportunities to succeed on and off the field. At NIU I have had the privilege to develop invaluable relationships that I will carry with me. I will be a lifelong member of the Huskie community.


Aaric Armstead, Men’s Basketball

Class: Senior

Major: Undecided

Hometown:Chicago, Illinois

To me, NIU means new opportunities. NIU means toughness and determination. Every new season provides my teammates and I with another opportunity to succeed on the court, in the classroom, and in life.


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