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  • Andersen & Day Garner Academic All-District Accolades
    May 25, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its list of academic all-district track & field/cross country athletes today in the midst of the NCAA Preliminary rounds, and Lumberjacks Brooke Andersen and Tyler Day represent Northern Arizona University as members of the district eight team.
  • NAU Fits in a Good Pre-Meet Practice Today in Austin
    May 24, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – Earlier today, eighteen athletes from the Northern Arizona University track & field team squeezed in their last practice of the week before tomorrow’s NCAA West Regional meet.
  • Women's Basketball Coaching Staff Complete with Hiring of Vivian Frieson
    May 24, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women's basketball head coach Loree Payne completed her staff on Wednesday with former Gonzaga standout Vivian Frieson announced as assistant coach.
  • NAU Volleyball Looks to Take Next Step with Formidable 2017 Schedule
    May 23, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The continued rise of Northern Arizona volleyball's national profile coupled with the ever-improving Big Sky Conference led to the uncharted territory that is the Lumberjacks' 2017 schedule – just as head coach Ken Murphy designed it. In what could very well be the most formidable non-conference schedule in program history, at least in recent history, NAU will test itself early, often and throughout its 27-match fall slate.
  • Go Big or Go Home: Lumberjacks Gear Up for NCAA Regional Meet in Texas
    May 23, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track & field team is set to leave for Austin, Texas, today to compete at NCAA West Regionals this Thursday, May 25, through Saturday, May 27.
  • Nevada Transfer Desirae Gonzalez Returns Home, Joins NAU Women's Hoops
    May 22, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After one year at Nevada, Desirae Gonzalez is heading back to her home state to join the Northern Arizona women's basketball program. Head coach Loree Payne announced the addition of Gonzalez, a graduate of Kingman High School, on Monday. Gonzalez will join the Lumberjacks in the fall and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
  • In Perspective: Recapping the 2016-17 Lumberjack Golf Season
    May 22, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Here we are: almost a month removed from the 2016-17 golf season, and what did we learn about the Northern Arizona University golf team this year?
  • Daring Greatly with Kaitlyn Saum & Jon Gordon's "The Energy Bus"
    May 18, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University head golf coach Brad Bedortha makes it a priority for his team to read one book each semester as part of a learning process in order to help them become better golfers and people.
  • NAU's Smith Named Big Sky Women's "Coach of the Year"
    May 17, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced Wednesday afternoon that Northern Arizona University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mike Smith was named the 2017 Women’s “Coach of the Year” for his leadership during the team’s run at their 10th outdoor title in school history over the weekend.
  • NAU Volleyball Names Rachel Dunlap Assistant Coach
    May 17, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head volleyball head coach Ken Murphy announced the hiring of Rachel Dunlap as assistant coach on Wednesday, providing a certified boost to the Lumberjack staff. Dunlap arrives at NAU following a year as a volunteer assistant coach at Yale this past season.
  • Tomasetti Named ITA Mountain Region Rookie of the Year
    May 15, 2017
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Freshman Chiara Tomasetti was named the ITA Women's Division I Mountain Rookie of the Year May 15 after being regionally ranked No. 18 throughout the season. The ITA released nine honors per region including Coach of the Year, Player to Watch, Rookie of the Year and more. Tomasetti is the only athlete from the Big Sky Conference to receive an honor from the ITA this season.
  • NAU Sweeps Big Sky All-Sports Awards for Fourth Time in School History
    May 15, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – For the second time in four years, and the fourth time in school history, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department swept the Big Sky Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophies, announced by the conference office on Monday. The Lumberjacks won a total of seven Big Sky Conference championships during the 2016-17 academic year and also received strong performances from several other programs.
  • NAU Track & Field Women Win Second Straight Big Sky Outdoor Title
    May 13, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University women’s track & field team captured its second consecutive Big Sky outdoor title Saturday afternoon, as it threw, leaped and ran its way to victory at Hornet Stadium. For the Lumberjack men, Adam Keenan was named the Big Sky’s “Male Most Valuable Performer” for his stellar achievements in the field events.
  • Keenan, McPherson Guide Lumberjacks into Final Day of Big Sky Championships
    May 13, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Just one more day left in the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the defending Northern Arizona Lumberjacks still have energy in the tank for tomorrow’s finals. The meet, which is being held at Hornet Stadium, had just enough sunshine and cloud coverage to keep all in attendance on their feet.
  • NAU Graduates 44 Student-Athletes During Spring Commencement Ceremonies
    May 12, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Among the nearly 5,000 Northern Arizona University graduates this weekend will be 44 Lumberjack student-athletes, who will receive their diplomas during the commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday in the Walkup Skydome. Along with the 17 fall semester graduates, NAU Athletics will graduate 61 total student-athletes this academic year.
  • NAU's Murray sets Career Best in Heptathlon as Multi Events Conclude at 2017 Big Sky Championships
    May 11, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The heptathlon wrapped up from the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships Thursday afternoon, with Northern Arizona University mutli athletes Sara Murray and Helena McLeod representing the Lumberjacks well before preliminary and final events get underway tomorrow.
  • Lumberjacks McLeod & Murray Compete at Big Sky Championships Wednesday
    May 10, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships officially kicked off Wednesday morning for the Northern Arizona University track and field team, with true freshmen Helena McLeod and Sara Murray taking part in the women?s heptathlon.
  • 17th Annual Lumberjack Golf Classic A Big Success
    May 10, 2017
    The 17th Annual Lumberjack Golf Classic – hosted by the Lumberjack Athletic Association and OneAZ Credit Union – raised $32,545.96 for Lumberjack student-athlete scholarships on Saturday, April 29th! The $32,545.96 mark, a 30% increase from 2016, for NAU student-athlete scholarships was an all-time high for support generated from the Lumberjack Golf Classic.
  • Lumberjacks Gearing Up to Defend Indoor Titles at Outdoor Championships This Weekend
    May 09, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is simple: to win a Big Sky Championship, a team must record the most points compared to its competitors. The last four instances, the Northern Arizona University track and field teams have done just that, with both squads sweeping outdoor conference in 2016 and, most recently, hoisting both indoor championship trophies in Pocatello, Idaho, this past February.
  • Lumberjacks Embark on Journey to Spain
    May 09, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In five days, the Northern Arizona women's soccer team will begin an unforgettable journey to Spain in what will be the program's fourth European trip in the last decade. The Lumberjacks will spend 11 days in a culturally rich country, with many of whom have never stepped foot outside of the United States.
  • Women's Basketball's Rene Coggins on the Pursuit of Perfection
    May 08, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." Those were the words of revered Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi.
  • Three NAU Men's Tennis Players Receive All-Conference Nods
    May 05, 2017
    ODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced the 2017 All-Conference selections with a brand new award format today, May 5, for men's tennis. Voted on by the conference head coaches, three Lumberjacks in Tim Handel, Ruben Montano and Lucas Taylor received All-Big Sky nods. Northern Arizona made its mark on the 2017 season after going 15-8 overall and 10-1 in conference, garnering their first Big Sky regular season championship since 1982.
  • Gary Hyman Added as Special Teams Coordinator
    May 05, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head coach Jerome Souers has announced the addition of Gary Hyman as the special teams coordinator for the Lumberjack football program.
  • NAU Women's Tennis Garners Six All-Conference Selections
    May 05, 2017
    ODGEN, Utah – The 2017 All-Conference selections were announced today, May 5, for women's tennis with a brand new award format. Voted on by the conference's head coaches, six Lumberjacks in Chiara Tomasetti, Blanka Szavay, Hanneke Lodewijks, Brandy Walker, Marta Lewandowska and Hailey Rochin garnered All-Big Sky honors. After a historical season, back-to-back regular season champions, the Northern Arizona University Women's Tennis team went 18-5 overall with a perfect 11-0 mark in conference.
  • In Her DNA: Carly Akine Building a Lasting Legacy at NAU
    May 05, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For many, choosing a college to attend can be an apprehensive process. When it comes to junior Northern Arizona golfer Carly Akine, though, there was never really any doubt regarding what university she wanted to call “home.” From the early age of 10, Akine confesses she always had her sights set on Flagstaff and NAU.
  • Graduate Q&A with Patrick Baldenegro
    May 03, 2017
    Patrick Baldenegro, a native of Chandler, Ariz., will walk across the commencement stage next week with a degree in biomedical science. He's a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, four-time Golden Eagle Scholar Award winner and three-time Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team member.
  • Q&A with Spring Graduate Ako Kaluna
    May 03, 2017
    Senior forward Ako Kaluna will be graduating in May with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. The California native played all four years with the men's basketball team and finished as the 29th member of the 1,000-point club.
  • NAU Athletics Celebrate at 4th Annual Louie's Awards
    May 02, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior distance runner Futsum Zienasellassie and sophomore diver Tanya Kurach were among the big winners at Monday night's Fourth Annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Zienasellassie and Kurach were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively at the end-of-year awards show at NAU's Prochnow Auditorium.
  • 2017 NAU Coaches Caravan Dates Announced
    May 01, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Coaches Caravan is coming to a town near you this May. The Lumberjacks will make appearances in South Phoenix, San Diego, Orange County, and North Phoenix to spread the Lumberjack spirit through the state of Arizona and California. The caravan will run from May 15-18.
  • NAU Women's Tennis Finishes the 2017 Season After Falling to Idaho in the Championship
    April 29, 2017
    PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Women's Tennis team finishes the 2017 season after falling to the University of Idaho in the Big Sky Conference Championship 4-3. The Lumberjacks end as regular season champions with an undefeated 11-0 regular season record. Despite the loss, Northern Arizona had one of its best seasons in program history finishing 18-5 overall.
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