Student-Athletes Assist Freshmen with Move in During Welcome Week

Student-Athletes Assist Freshmen with Move in During Welcome Week


Photo: Women's Basketball's Aubrey Davis and Patricia Gortarez, along with Louie, assist with move in.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Approximately 190 student-athletes from various sports assisted last week with Northern Arizona University’s Welcome Week, helping new and returning students move into the dorms and residential housing on campus.

“It’s a great away for us to make a connection with the new students that are moving into Flagstaff and NAU for the first time,” said NAU swimming and diving coach Andy Johns, who volunteered along with members of his team. “The parents helping their kids move in are so appreciative of the help that it makes the work not seem too tough. As a parent who moved my own daughter into her dorm all by myself a few weeks ago, I know how hard it can be. It’s just a great way for our athletes to make instant connections with the new freshmen, and we enjoy helping out.”

Representatives from men’s and women’s basketball, cheer and dance, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, football, women’s golf, soccer, and swimming and diving all assisted with move ins and with working information booths across campus.

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