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August 24, 2016
NAU Volleyball Gets the Season Started at Temple Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Their 2015 Big Sky championship behind them, the Northern Arizona volleyball team takes the initial steps towards their title defense in 2016 this weekend at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Temple Invitational. The Lumberjacks open the season against the host Temple on Friday with first serve at 3 p.m. Arizona time. NAU will then turn around and face Hampton on Saturday at 8 a.m. Arizona time.

August 24, 2016
Football to Hold Light Scrimmage Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will hold a light scrimmage tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. It’ll be the last scrimmage of fall camp for Lumberjack fans to attend.

August 24, 2016
NAU Men’s Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team have a jam packed schedule for the 2016-17 season. With its first-eight games being played away from Flagstaff, the Lumberjacks host three-non conference opponents in the Walkup Skydome before kicking off Big Sky Conference play on New Year’s Eve.

August 24, 2016
Lumberjack Soccer Heads to Vegas for 2016 UNLV Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a split weekend falling to Utah Valley and beating the Aggies of New Mexico State 1-0, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team looks to continue its win streak at the 2016 UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. this weekend, Aug. 26-28. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will face UNLV on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. before closing out the weekend with a neutral match against UC Davis on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m.

August 24, 2016
Cookus Named to CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona's Case Cookus, the reigning College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year, has been named to the 2016 watch list. After a record-breaking year last season, Cookus finds himself in the preseason mix to have another stellar year.

August 23, 2016
2016 NAU Football Q&A – Junior Tight End Patrick Baldenegro
Junior tight end Patrick Baldenegro redshirted the 2015 season, but is back in 2016 and ready to hit the field.

August 23, 2016
Volleyball Ranked No. 14 in Inaugural National Mid-Major Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three days before their 2016 campaign gets underway, the Northern Arizona volleyball team found themselves in the inaugural VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll released on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks received a total of 102 points to sit in a tie for No. 14 with Santa Clara.

August 23, 2016
Lumberjacks Release 2016-17 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Less than three weeks from the beginning of the 2016-17 season, the Northern Arizona University golf team has released its schedule for the upcoming year.

August 22, 2016
NAU Women's Soccer Takes Down NMSU 1-0 For First Win of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team notched its first victory of the 2016 campaign over New Mexico State this afternoon, Aug. 22, by a final score of 1-0. Junior forward Adrian Nixt, off an assist from senior forward Lindsay Doyle, gave NAU its lone goal of the afternoon to lift the ‘Jacks to 1-1 on the year. The all-time series record between the two squads moves to 2-0-1 in favor of Northern Arizona.

August 22, 2016
Phoenix Suns Training Camp Set to Return to Flagstaff
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Phoenix Suns will return to Flagstaff, Ariz. for the fourth consecutive season, and 20th overall, when they report for training camp at Northern Arizona University from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. The Suns’ week in Flagstaff will culminate with an open to the public scrimmage, starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Walkup Skydome.

August 20, 2016
Intense Play Defines First Fall Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The clock is ticking away as two weeks from today the Northern Arizona football team will go up against Pac-12 opponent Arizona State on Sept. 3 in Tempe. The Lumberjacks held their first scrimmage of fall camp this afternoon in the Walkup Skydome.

August 19, 2016
NAU Soccer Falls to Defending WAC Champions Utah Valley in Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team dropped its home opening match to the defending Western Athletic Conference champions this evening, Aug. 19, in Lumberjack Stadium. The first meeting in school history between Utah Valley and Northern Arizona finished with a final score of 4-1 in favor of the Wolverines, but Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks have a plethora of bright spots to build on heading into the rest of the 2016 campaign.

August 19, 2016
Download Lumberjack Loyalty, the New Free Student Rewards App
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Brand new to Northern Arizona University Athletics this academic year is Lumberjack Loyalty presented by One AZ Credit Union. Through a contract secured with SuperfanU, Lumberjack Loyalty is a Rewards App for students at all NAU Athletics events. The app is officially live NOW and available for download on Android and iPhone platforms for current NAU students and is completely FREE.

August 19, 2016
Swimming & Diving Announces Hiring of Larry Liebowitz as Assistant Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head swimming & diving coach Andy Johns is proud to announce the hiring of Larry Liebowitz to his coaching staff on Friday. Liebowitz previously spent the last 13 years as the head swimming coach at Oregon State and replaces Laura Thomas, who accepted the head coach position at Georgia Southern in June, as an assistant coach on the NAU staff.

August 18, 2016
2016 NAU Volleyball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Big Sky Conference championship, the school record 28 victories. It is the type of factoids that get the fan base hyped. But while the Blue & Gold faithful are anxiously anticipating the upcoming 2016 season, the Big Sky coaches are also expecting big things from the Northern Arizona volleyball team this season after picking them first in the preseason conference poll.

August 18, 2016
Get to Know Senior Offensive Lineman Jacob Julian
Offensive lineman Jacob Julian is a 2016 All-Big Sky Preseason Team honoree, after having earned third team honors last season. He was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year for NAU in 2015, after having started all 11 games. He helped pave the way for the school’s fourth 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver in the same season. He was a member of the offensive line that helped the Lumberjacks rank seventh in the nation in scoring offense and eighth in passing offense.

August 17, 2016
Home Opening Weekend on Deck for NAU Women's Soccer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team has spent the last several weeks gearing up for game week and now it’s finally here. On Friday, Aug. 19, Head Coach Andre Luciano and his crew will take on Utah Valley at 7 p.m. with a quick turnaround playing New Mexico State on Monday, Aug. 22 at 12 p.m. in Lumberjack Stadium.

August 16, 2016
Michael Smith Named NAU Director of Cross Country and Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos are pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Smith as the new Director of Cross Country and Track & Field.

August 16, 2016
2016 NAU Football Q&A – Junior Safety Wes Sutton
Junior Wes Sutton returns to the team with a new position attached to his name. Sutton, who played his firs-two seasons at cornerback, transitioned to safety in the offseason. He started five of nine games last season, finishing with 23 tackles and three pass breakups.

August 16, 2016
Volleyball Focused on Integrating Newcomers, Preparing for Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tuesday marks the end of the first week of preseason training for the Northern Arizona volleyball team, and the energy inside the Rolle Activity Center has been high coming off the Lumberjacks' championship season.

August 16, 2016
NAU Football Walk-On Meeting August 29
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, August 29 at 7 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only and will take place in the J.L. Walkup Skydome in the west side suites on the second mezzanine level.

August 15, 2016
NAU Volleyball Picked to Defend Big Sky Title in Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Despite losing three starters plus their libero to graduation, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was voted the preseason favorite to defend their conference title in the 2016 Big Sky Preseason Coaches Poll released on Monday. The Lumberjacks, coming off a historic 28-5 season that ended with both the Big Sky regular season and tournament championships, received nine of the 12 first place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

August 14, 2016
2016 NAU Football Media Day Quotes
Quotes from the 2016 Northern Arizona Football Media Day.

August 13, 2016
Sunny Skies Welcome Football for Saturday Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was the first outdoor practice of the season for the Northern Arizona football team and the friendly Flagstaff skies were good to the program. For 22 periods, the Lumberjack offense and defense took to the field hard, making it a positive practice.

August 11, 2016
Get to Know Junior Defensive Lineman John Herrero
Defensive lineman John Herrero competed in all 11 games a year ago and made 10 starts. He totaled 34 tackles on the season to lead all linemen, including a career-high 11 tackles at Montana. The Kingman, Ariz. native returns for his junior season, bringing experience and explosiveness with him.

August 10, 2016
NAU Chapter Takes Big Step Forward by Holding Inaugural Lift for Life Event
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It took time, patience and a lot of hard work, but the Northern Arizona Chapter of Uplifting Athletes held its first official Lift For Life event on Friday, July 29th at the Walkup Skydome.

August 9, 2016
2016 NAU Football Q&A with Junior Wide Receiver Elijah Marks
Get to know junior wide receiver Elijah Marks a little better.

August 9, 2016
Trusting the Process: 2016 NAU Soccer Season Preview
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s over a week into August, which means one thing for the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team: game day is right around the corner. After the 2015 campaign came to an abrupt halt finishing just below the cut for the Big Sky Conference Tournament, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks look ahead to the highs and lows that 2016 will bring about with a refreshed perspective.

August 8, 2016
Stephen Murphy-Logue Joins NAU Soccer Coaching Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team extends a warm welcome to its newest assistant coach Stephen Murphy-Logue. Murphy-Logue, an Anchorage, Alaska native, brings with him a wide array of soccer experience ranging from his time as a player to both coaching and refereeing.

August 8, 2016
First NAU Football Practice of 2016 is Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The wait is over. Northern Arizona football laced up their cleats and put on their helmets to officially kick start the 2016 season. Although it was an acclimation practice with helmets only, it was the day the coaching staff and players had been waiting for.

August 8, 2016
NAU Soccer Lands in the Top Five of 2016 Big Sky Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the Big Sky, the conference office announced today, August 8, in the 2016 Preseason Poll. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks received 58 points behind the early favorite University of Idaho in addition to second place Eastern Washington, third place Northern Colorado and fourth place Montana.

August 8, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis' Adi Zilberstein Named to 2016 ITA All-Academic Team
SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced the All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes for the 2016 season. Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Adi Zilberstein, going into his junior year and majoring in Construction Management, landed on the All-Academic Team.

August 8, 2016
Five NAU Women's Tennis Players Selected to 2016 ITA All-Academic Team
SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced the All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes for the 2016 season. Northern Arizona University women’s tennis players Emelia Box, Jordan Denesik, Livia Hollosy, Hanneke Lodewijks and Julia Schepp were each selected to the All-Academic Team.

August 8, 2016
NAU Football Voted No. 18 in the STATS FCS and Coaches Preseason National Polls
STATS – The Northern Arizona football program was voted No. 18 in the STATS FCS Preseason National Poll released Monday by the organization. The Lumberjacks were picked to win the Big Sky by both the league coaches and media. NAU opens the season on Saturday, September 3 at Arizona State

August 8, 2016
Lumberjack Football: Defensive and Special Teams Season Preview
On the defensive side of the ball, NAU has senior linebacker Jake Thomas and senior cornerback LeAndre Vaughn. A combined 20 starts between the two a year ago, the Lumberjacks have a tackler and pass defender ready to lead the charge. Up front, the return of two seniors who battled injuries last season gives NAU more experience than it may appear on the defensive line.

August 5, 2016
Lumberjack Football: Offensive Season Preview
No other coach in Big Sky history has won more conference games than Northern Arizona’s Jerome Souers. Heading into his 19th season, Souers has accumulated 70 conference wins. To add to his resume Souer’s needs just five wins to become the Big Sky’s all-time winningest coach, passing Chris Ault who won 111 games with Nevada.

August 3, 2016
Six Lumberjacks Pick Up Madness Preseason Accolades
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Six Northern Arizona players were recognized by College Sports Madness with Preseason Big Sky honors, announced by the organization.

August 3, 2016
Butler and Cookus Garner Offensive Player of the Year Watch List Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The preseason honors continue to roll in for two of Northern Arizona’s scoring threats as junior wide receiver Emmanuel Butler and sophomore quarterback Case Cookus were both named to the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List, announced Wednesday by the organization.

August 2, 2016
Lumberjack Football Opens Fall Camp August 8
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s that time of year again and football season is here. The Northern Arizona football program will report to campus on August 7, and will begin practice on August 8 to officially kick off preparation for the 2016 season.

August 1, 2016
NAU Cross Country Releases its 2016 Racing Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In preparation for what should be an exciting cross country year for the Northern Arizona men and women, the official racing schedule is set for the upcoming 2016 season.

August 1, 2016
Butler and Cookus Named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior wide receiver Emmanuel Butler and sophomore quarterback Case Cookus have both been selected to the STATS FCS All-America Second Team, announced today by the organization.

July 28, 2016
USTFCCCA Names Seven Lumberjacks as All-Academic Individuals
NEW ORLEANS – A total of seven Lumberjacks from the Northern Arizona University track and field team were named 2016 All-Academic Individuals by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) Thursday afternoon.

July 27, 2016
NAU Volleyball's Title Defense 2016 Schedule Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Highlighted by two 20-win teams ranked in the top 75 in the NCAA RPI rankings last season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will face the task of navigating another exciting non-conference schedule included in their 29-match regular season slate released on Wednesday. The 2016 schedule features 10 home matches for the defending Big Sky Champions who carries a school record 17-match win streak on their home court into the season.

July 25, 2016
Louie’s Locker, The Official Online Store for NAU Athletics Now Live
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University Athletics and Advanced-Online have partnered to create an online store for Lumberjack fans. The new site, Louie’s Locker, will have tees, sweats, bags, hats, mugs and hundreds of other NAU branded merchandise for sale through the online store.

July 19, 2016
NAU Voted First in Big Sky Media and Coaches Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – The preseason polls are out and Northern Arizona was picked to win the Big Sky by both the league football coaches and the media. Head Coach Jerome Souers enters his 19th season at the helm of the Lumberjack football program that returns six starters on offense and five starters on defense.

July 18, 2016
Case Cookus Set for His Sophomore Campaign
PARK CITY, Utah – Sophomore quarterback Case Cookus is coming off a very successful freshman campaign. From breaking numerous records to earning the FCS STATS National Freshman Player of the Year, Cookus is set to lead the Lumberjack offense in 2016.

July 18, 2016
Butler, Cookus, Julian, and Porter Nab Preseason All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – With football season right around the corner, Northern Arizona has earned four selections to the All-Big Sky Preseason Team, announced today by the league office. The offensive group of Emmanuel Butler, Case Cookus, Jacob Julian, and Blake Porter all received preseason accolades.

July 15, 2016
The Sporting News Tabs NAU No. 13 in Preseason FCS Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team has been ranked No. 13 by The Sporting News in the latest FCS preseason poll to be released. It is the third preseason recognition for the Lumberjacks. NAU was also selected No. 15 by Lindy’s Sports and No. 24 by Athlon Sports.

July 14, 2016
NAU’s Corbin Jountti A Nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team
NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Northern Arizona’s redshirt junior Corbin Jounttti is a nominee for the 2016 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®, one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in college football. There are 165 players from all levels up for the award. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award, which was established in 1992 to recognize a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to service and enriching the lives of others.

July 11, 2016
Lumberjacks Former and Current Leave Lasting Marks at 2016 U.S., Canadian Trials
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The United States and Canadian Olympic Trials came to a close Sunday night, and all 10 current and former Northern Arizona University track & field athletes represented their respective countries honorably.

July 8, 2016
Summer Spotlight: Introducing NAU Volleyball's Brooke Donnelly
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The lone transfer in this year’s incoming class is Brooke Donnelly who will bring some much needed depth to the Northern Arizona volleyball team’s back row players. Donnelly, an incoming junior, was a dependable defender over the last two years at nearby Yavapai College and could be ready to make an immediate impact for the Lumberjacks.

July 6, 2016
Two Former Lumberjacks Set to Make Summer League Debut
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There will be a pair of former Northern Arizona players playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this week, as Steve Sir and Quinton Upshur will both be participating. Sir is on the Milwaukee Bucks roster, while Upshur will be playing for the Toronto Raptors.

July 5, 2016
Bezdicek, Anokhina Named WGCA All-American Scholars
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Senior Savana Bezdicek and freshman Sofya Anokhina were acknowledged for their work in the classroom Tuesday morning, as both earned all-American scholar accolades from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

July 5, 2016
NAU Student-Athletes and Staff Make a Commitment to Community Service
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has once again made community service a vital part of the Lumberjack experience. NAU student-athletes and staff continue to make their imprint in the Flagstaff community and beyond as the athletes have performed a record 5,428 hours of total community service hours breaking last year’s mark of 5,327. In addition, the Lumberjack staff registered 1,115 community service hours to make it a department-wide effort.

July 1, 2016
Lumberjack Women's Basketball Alums Reflect on Debut Pro Seasons
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Living in a foreign country for the first time has its challenges. What eases the significant life change though is the chance to realize a dream. For 2015 Northern Arizona women's basketball graduates Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks, their lifetime goals of playing professionally were attained and achieved with their first seasons behind them.

June 29, 2016
10 Current and Former NAU Track and Field Athletes Compete at U.S., Canadian Trials
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The collegiate track and field season may be over, but the show will go on for 10 current and former Northern Arizona University athletes at the 2016 United States and Canadian Olympic Trials.

June 29, 2016
33 Lumberjacks Earn Big Sky Spring All-Academic Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona men's and women's outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s golf teams were named to the 2016 Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team, announced today by the conference office.

June 28, 2016
Football Home Game Times Announced for 2016
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team has announced its home game times for the 2016 season. All five home games will be televised on FOX Sports AZ with more specifics to come at a later date.

June 28, 2016
Summer Spotlight: Introducing NAU Volleyball's Abby Stomp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Only one player can receive the prestigious Gatorade Player of the Year honor every year. For the state of New Mexico, that recipient was Abby Stomp and that distinction was just one of many for Northern Arizona volleyball’s incoming setter from La Cueva High School during her four-year career.

June 24, 2016
NAU's Anokhina Wins Russian Amateur Open Championship
MOSCOW, Russia – After piecing together an incredible freshman campaign this past spring, one that saw her nail down the third-best season scoring average in NAU history at 75.43, Northern Arizona University golfer Sofya Anokhina added some hardware to her trophy collection after winning the women’s Russian Amateur Open Championship earlier today.

June 24, 2016
Caleb Hoover Named to CoSIDA's 2016 Academic All-American Team
AUSTIN, Texas – For the second-consecutive academic year, Northern Arizona University’s Caleb Hoover was named to College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) 2016 Academic All-American team Friday morning.

June 23, 2016
Former NAU Track Star Will Compete at NACAC U23 Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former Lumberjack track star Shamelle Pless has added yet another notch in her accomplished belt, as the 22-year-old 2015 graduate will compete at this year’s North America, Central America, Caribbean Athletic Association’s Under-23 (NACAC U23) Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador, July 15-17.

June 23, 2016
Lumberjack Swimming & Diving Announces Spring Additions to Roster
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team added six new Lumberjacks over the spring semester to continue to fill the holes left by their graduated senior class for the upcoming season. Head coach Andy Johns announced his newest student-athletes on Thursday with five swimmers and one diver joining the three-time Western Athletic Conference champions this fall.

June 22, 2016
Northern Arizona Opens Search for New Women’s Tennis Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos announced today that a national search for a new women’s tennis coach will begin with the departure of Kim Bruno, who has accepted a head coach position at Michigan State.

June 21, 2016
Swimming & Diving Adds Five to 2016 WAC All-Academic List
DENVER, Colo. – With their first academic years behind them at Northern Arizona University, five members from the Lumberjack swimming & diving program were honored as All-Academic honorees by the Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday. Hayley Edmond, Logan Neal, Andrea Schmidt, Amanda Sumrow and Sarah Takach's additions bring NAU's total up to 21 WAC All-Academic performers for the 2015-16 season.

June 21, 2016
Summer Spotlight: Introducing NAU Volleyball's Sydney Lema
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The ultimate objective in volleyball is to score points and that is something that incoming Northern Arizona freshman Sydney Lema knows a thing or two about. Lema, out of Centennial High School, will head north to Flagstaff after two successful seasons in the Arizona valley bringing a powerful swing with her.

June 20, 2016
Preseason Rankings Continue to Roll In for Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team has been ranked No. 15 by Lindy’s Sports in the 2016 FCS Top 25 preseason poll. The Lumberjacks return 93.5 percent of its passing yards and 76.3 percent of its total offense, as they prep for the upcoming season.

June 17, 2016
Taking a Look Back at the 2016 Track and Field Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Breaking records. Winning multiple conference titles. Earning the highest placement at NCAA Championships in school history. All just tip-of-the-iceberg headlines in what was another successful and historic track and field year for the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks.

June 15, 2016
Swimming & Diving Named CSCAA Spring Scholar All-America Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Champions in and out of the pool yet again, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team picked up another Scholar All-America team award from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday. Bestowed on teams with a grade point average of at least 3.00, the Lumberjacks received the award for their exceptional performance in the classroom during the spring semester with a team GPA of 3.44.

June 14, 2016
Summer Spotlight: Introducing NAU Volleyball's Emiley Larson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The shortest among the five incoming Northern Arizona volleyball freshmen, Emiley Larson brings quite the resume with her to NAU despite her small stature. The defensive specialist was an accomplished prep player at Rocky Mountain High School and is out to prove that big things do come in small packages when she suits up for the Lumberjacks starting this fall.

June 14, 2016
Lumberjack Football Receives Top 25 Athlon Sports Preseason Ranking
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will report in August to officially prep for the 2016 season, but in the mean time Athlon Sports has already considered the Lumberjacks to be amongst the best in the FCS this upcoming season giving NAU a No. 24 preseason ranking.

June 13, 2016
Keenan, Zienasellassie and Hoover All Earn AA Honors Monday
NEW ORLEANS – The USTFCCCA released the official list of 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor All-Americans Monday afternoon, with Northern Arizona University’s Futsum Zienasellassie and Adam Keenan both claiming first-team accolades while Caleb Hoover nabbed second-team honors.

June 10, 2016
Hoover Places 12th in Steeplechase, NAU Men Finish Tied for 23rd Nationally
EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Caleb Hoover wrapped up his decorated career at Northern Arizona University on Friday with Second Team All-American honors in the 3,000m steeplechase. Hoover placed 12th as the only Lumberjack to compete on the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field.

June 8, 2016
NAU Men Record Two All-American Performances on First Day in Eugene
EUGENE, Ore. – On the heels of All-American performances by senior Futsum Zienasellassie and junior Adam Keenan, the Northern Arizona men's track & field team finished the first day of the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in a tie for fourth place overall on Wednesday. Zienasellassie's runner-up finish in the 10,000m run and Keenan's seventh-place showing in the hammer throw put NAU on the team scoreboard with 10 points at the end of day one through six scored events.

June 7, 2016
Summer Spotlight: Introducing NAU Volleyball's Kasie Gilfert
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Kasie Gilfert hopes to parlay her success at Legend High School into her first year as part of the Northern Arizona volleyball team and beyond when she makes Flagstaff her new home in the fall. Gilfert is one of two incoming middle blockers in this year’s freshman class and will join a young and talented Lumberjack returuing core in the middle.

June 6, 2016
Lumberjacks Set to Compete at NCAA Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team had a successful 2016 outdoor campaign, and for eight of the athletes on the men’s side, the season will culminate with the ultimate prize: a trip to Eugene, Ore., to compete at NCAA Championships.

June 6, 2016
Hoover and Jackson Named Scholar-Athlete Award Winners
OGDEN, Utah – Caleb Hoover and Chelsea Jackson were named Northern Arizona’s representatives for the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winners, announced today by the league office.

June 2, 2016
Checking In with Big Man Ako Kaluna
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When Northern Arizona men’s basketball takes the court next season, the will have forward Ako Kaluna returning for his senior campaign. The Santa Clarita, Calif. native averaged 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game to improve his all-around skillset. Kaluna’s numbers have improved every year, including doubling his blocked shots total from his first-two years combined. Kaluna started all but one game for NAU last season, leading the team with an average of 31.5 minutes per game.

June 1, 2016
NAU Athletics Announces Its 2016 Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos are proud to announce the 2016 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class comprised of NAU’s all-time men’s basketball leading scorer Cameron Jones, Jason Murrietta who quarterbacked NAU to its 2003 playoff win, and All-American cross country and track & field athlete Rikke Pedersen, who won 12 Big Sky titles.

May 31, 2016
Summer Spotlight: Introducing NAU Volleyball's Abby Akin
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Out of the five incoming Northern Arizona volleyball freshmen, it would be hard to argue that any of them are more familiar with the Lumberjacks than Abby Akin. Akin might have been destined to don the NAU blue & gold after both of her parents competed collegiately at Flagstaff’s mountain campus. Now that she is on her way, Akin is ready to make a name for herself.

May 31, 2016
Season Tickets on Sale Now for NAU Football
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s that time of the year to reserve your Northern Arizona football season tickets. Your Lumberjacks have gone undefeated in the Walkup Skydome during the regular season in two of the last three years with an overall record of 14-2. Let’s cheer them on to another successful season in Flagstaff by buying your season tickets today.

May 28, 2016
Men's 4x100m Relay, Trouard Are Headed to Nationals
LAWRENCE, Kan. – What was supposed to be a quiet Saturday for the Northern Arizona University track and field athletes during the NCAA West Preliminary Round was anything but, as Andy Trouard and the men’s 4x100m relay team—composed of DeShon Norris, James Fisher, Isaiah Kennedy and Kossi Tchenawou—all punched their tickets to the NCAA National Championships with outstanding performances in their respective events.

May 27, 2016
Three Lumberjacks Earn Their Way to NCAA Nationals Today
LAWRENCE, Kan. – It was an eventful day for the Northern Arizona University track and field athletes at the NCAA West Preliminary Round Friday, as the weather cooperated during the morning events and held up just long enough in the afternoon for three Lumberjacks to punch their tickets for NCAA nationals in two weeks.

May 26, 2016
Rain, Lightning Suspend Competition at NCAA West Prelims
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Adam Keenan led things off for the Northern Arizona University track and field team Thursday afternoon at regionals, and his single throw from the hammer circle—a 230-1 (70.13m) toss—was the only action the Lumberjacks would see all day, as lightning and inclement weather suspended day one of the 2016 NCAA West Preliminary Round.

May 26, 2016
NAU's Hoover, Ljungberg Named CoSIDA Academic District
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Before the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds get underway from Lawrence, Kan., today, Northern Arizona University’s Caleb Hoover and Micael Ljungberg were named to the 2015-16 CoSIDA Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-District team earlier this morning.

May 23, 2016
Lumberjacks Preparing for NCAA West Regionals This Weekend in Kansas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a sweep of the Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships two weekends ago, a combination of 21 Northern Arizona University male and female athletes have earned the right to continue their season and compete at this week’s highly anticipated NCAA Division I Track and Field West Preliminary Round in Lawrence, Kan.

May 23, 2016
NAU Men Move Up to No. 20 in the Country in Latest National Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – On the heels of the NCAA East and West Preliminary Rounds this week, the USTFCCCA released its week eight national rankings this morning with the Northern Arizona University men sliding up three spots to No. 20 in the country with a season-best 95.22 points—a five point jump from last week.

May 19, 2016
Another Winning Season for NAU Men's Tennis Behind Roster of Underclassmen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With every player returning next season, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team made tremendous strides over the course of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Ki Kroll – in his third season with NAU – finished with a winning record of 13-12 and 8-3 in the Big Sky. The Lumberjacks were led by underclassmen this season who, despite the challenging non-conference and conference schedules, stepped up time and time again when called upon.

May 19, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Looks Back on a Memorable 18-Win Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Finishing at 18-8 overall and 10-1 in the Big Sky, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team put together one of the best seasons in school history. The 2016 campaign became Head Coach Kim Bruno’s – the 2016 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year – winningest season since her hire in 2006 while just being two wins shy of tying the program-best 20 wins in 1999. What started out as a promising Fall season transformed into a regular season championship and a handful of impressive individual and team performances.

May 19, 2016
Volleyball's Incoming Freshman Class Garners National Recognition
CULVER CITY, Calif. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team's incoming freshman class received high regards earlier this week with a place in PrepVolleyball.com's top recruiting classes of 2016. The Lumberjacks' class of five incoming freshmen for the fall was listed among the website's High Honorable Mention in its list of top 30 collegiate recruiting classes. NAU was the only Big Sky team included among the nearly 100 classes recognized.

May 18, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis' Denesik and Her Fight to Becoming a DI Student-Athlete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s been far from an easy journey for Northern Arizona University women’s tennis player Jordan Denesik. Take one glance at her stat line from this season and you will likely be impressed; undefeated in conference matches, a match-clinching performance that moved NAU into first-place standing, a team-best 17 singles wins and an All-Big Sky Second Team selection to her name. But behind every win – and every one of her specialty fist pumps – there is another story to be told.

May 18, 2016
Big Sky Names NAU's Heins Men's and Women's Outdoor COTY
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced Wednesday morning that Northern Arizona University’s Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Eric Heins was named both the men’s and women’s track and field outdoor coach of the year.

May 18, 2016
Recapping the 2015-16 Lumberjack Golf Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When discussing the best season in any collegiate program’s history, it is second nature to assume that year ended with a conference championship of some kind. However, while the 2015-16 season did not culminate with such a title for the Northern Arizona University golf team, the squad still managed to log a school record 10 sub-300 round scores this spring while also registering the lowest scoring average in the history of Lumberjack golf (302.04). Truly, this was a season unlike any other.

May 17, 2016
Dates Announced for the NAU Coaches Caravan This Summer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – During the month of June, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department will be conducting its annual NAU Coaches Caravan tour to spread the Lumberjack spirit through the state of Arizona and California. The caravan will make its first stop in Tucson on Tuesday, June 28 before making stops in Yuma, San Diego, and Phoenix.

May 16, 2016
NAU Men Win All-Sports Trophy, Lumberjack Women Second
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men have captured the Big Sky Men’s All-Sports Trophy for the third consecutive year, while the Lumberjack women narrowly missed capturing the crown by two points; the league office announced today.

May 16, 2016
Lumberjack Men Remain in the National Top 25
NEW ORLEANS, La. – After securing its fifth straight outdoor conference title and tenth consecutive Big Sky track and field championship this past weekend, the Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team finds itself at No. 23 in week seven of the USTFCCCA’s NCAA Division I National Rankings.

May 16, 2016
NAU Women's Soccer Announces 2016 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team released its 2016 schedule featuring nine home matches, nine away matches and one neutral match at the UNLV Rebel Classic in August. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will gear up for a competitive slate of non-conference and conference opponents after finishing 4-1-1 in the 2016 spring campaign.

May 14, 2016
NAU Men and Women Both Earn Conference Titles for the Second Time in Three Outdoor Seasons
Greeley, COLO. - The Lumberjack men registered eight victories and outscored the second place squad by 91.5 points, while the Lumberjack women rallied for 90 team points today and five victories this weekend, which all boils down to this: for the second time in three seasons, the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s track and field teams are both Big Sky Outdoor Conference Champions.

May 13, 2016
NAU Men Sitting In Driver's Seat with One Day Left at Conference
Greeley, COLO. -- On the backs of some gritty and nail-biting performances, the Northern Arizona University men?s track and field team finds itself in first place heading into the second and final day of the 2016 Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships tomorrow.

May 13, 2016
NAU Celebrates 44 Student-Athletes at Spring Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department will have 44 student-athletes participate in the Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies this weekend in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjack student-athlete graduates will be among nearly 5,000 NAU students receiving their diplomas and brings the department total to 58 graduates this academic year including the 14 who participated in the Fall 2015 ceremonies.

May 11, 2016
NAU Prepares for Outdoor Conference Championships this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is the meet the team has been prepping itself for since the beginning of March, and now the Northern Arizona University track and field team is ready to capitalize on that training this weekend when it travels to Greeley, Colo., for the 2016 Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships.

May 9, 2016
Lumberjack Men Remain in USTFCCCA's Top 25
NEW ORLEANS – The Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team remains at 18th in the country in the USTFCCCA’s week six NCAA Division I National rankings with 86.46 points.

May 6, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis' Kim Bruno Named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year
ODGEN, Utah – After notching one of the best seasons in school history, Head Coach Kim Bruno of the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year for the second time since her inaugural season in 2006. The Lumberjacks not only finished the 2016 campaign with a remarkable 18-8 overall record, but brought home the program’s first-ever regular season co-championship with a 10-1 record in conference matches.

May 6, 2016
NAU Women's Soccer Offering a Wide Range of Summer Camps
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the summer months quickly approaching, The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is set to host a handful of skill and team summer camps for players of all ages. Starting with the Day Camp on June 6-9, Head Coach Andre Luciano and Assistant Coach Carolyn Savage will provide an intimate learning experience for those who want to develop their game.

May 6, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis' Handel and Taylor Pick Up All-Big Sky Honors
ODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced today, May 6, the 2016 All-Conference selections for men’s tennis. Two Lumberjacks in freshmen Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor both earned All-Big Sky nods following a 13-12 finish to the 2016 campaign and an 8-3 record in the Big Sky.

May 6, 2016
Four NAU Women's Tennis Players Earn All-Conference Nods
ODGEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced today, May 6, the 2016 All-Conference selections for women’s tennis. Four Lumberjacks in Hanneke Lodewijks, Blanka Szavay, Jordan Denesik and Marta Lewandowska each earned All-Big Sky nods after a historical season finishing 18-8 overall and winning the program's first-ever regular season title.

May 3, 2016
NAU Diving to Host Summer Camp from June 13-16
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Featuring an exclusive diving well in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex, Northern Arizona diving coach Nikki Huffman will be hosting a Dive Camp in NAU’s brand new home facility from June 13-16. All divers are encouraged to attend with the registration deadline by May 16.

May 3, 2016
Both Zienasellassie, Keenan Nab Big Sky AOTW Accolades
OGDEN, Utah – More Big Sky accolades from the conference office this morning, as Futsum Zienasellassie and Adam Keenan of the Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team both earned Athlete of the Week honors for their performances over the weekend.

May 3, 2016
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.

May 2, 2016
NAU Men’s Track and Field Team Moves Up to No. 18 in the USTFCCCA Poll
NEW ORLEANS – For the first time since week two of the 2015 outdoor track and field season, the Northern Arizona University men’s team cracked the USTFCCCA’s NCAA Division I top-25 rankings Monday afternoon, coming in at No. 18 in the national poll this week.

May 1, 2016
In A Night Marked By PR's From Multiple Lumberjack Athletes, Zienasellassie Shines
PALO ALTO, Calif. – If you are going to travel to Northern California for a Sunday meet, you better make it count and the Northern Arizona University distance athletes did just that at the Payton Jordan Invitiational, especially Futsum Zienasellassie.

May 1, 2016
Lumberjack Women's Tennis Notches a Runner-up Finish at Big Sky Tournament
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team fell 4-0 to the University of Idaho this afternoon, May 1, in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship. Despite the loss, Northern Arizona had one of its best seasons in school history finishing 18-8 overall and notching the program’s first-ever Big Sky Regular Season Co-Championship. The 2016 campaign becomes Head Coach Kim Bruno’s winningest season since she was hired in 2006.

April 30, 2016
NAU Records Nine First-Place Finishes in Final Meet Before Conference
FULLERTON, Calif. – Isiah Kennedy ran a personal best 10.37 time today in the men’s 100m dash en route to one of nine first-place finishes for the Northern Arizona University track and field team Saturday afternoon at the Fullerton Five-Way.

April 30, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Battle to Idaho in Big Sky Tournament Semifinals
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought battle in the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals to the No. 2 seed University of Idaho with a final score of 4-1. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks finished the 2016 campaign with an overall record of 13-12 and a third place regular season finish in the Big Sky.

April 30, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Punches Its Ticket to Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will advance to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship tomorrow, May 1 after defeating Weber State 4-1 in the semifinals. The Lumberjacks have now reached the second highest season win total in program history at 18-7, giving Head Coach Kim Bruno her winningest season since arriving in 2006. Northern Arizona will face the winner of University of Idaho (No. 3) and Sacramento State (No. 2) in the finals at 10 a.m.

April 29, 2016
Register Now for the Jerome Souers Youth Football Camp
Registration is open now for the 2016 Jerome Souers Youth Football Camp. The camp will be held June 8-10 on the campus of Northern Arizona University.

April 29, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Tops Montana State 4-0 to Advance to Big Sky Tournament Semifinals
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team took down Montana State University for the second straight time in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Championships. The Lumberjacks – at the No. 3 seed – will face the No. 2 seed University of Idaho tomorrow, April 30 in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad improve to 13-11 overall this season.

April 29, 2016
Lumberjacks Head to Fullerton, Palo Alto for Weekend Meets
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Leading the Big Sky Conference in automatic conference qualifying bids with 56 - 35 men and 21 women - the Northern Arizona University track and field team will look add a couple more athletes to that number this weekend before competing at conference championships in two weeks.

April 29, 2016
38 Lumberjacks Pick Up Big Sky Winter All-Academic Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Thirty-eight members of the Northern Arizona men's and women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track & field teams were named to the 2016 Big Sky Winter All-Academic Team, announced today by the conference office.

April 27, 2016
Jackson and Montano Take Home Top Scholar Honors at Golden Eagle Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 38th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon was held on Wednesday at the NAU High Country Conference Center with a total of 187 Northern Arizona student-athletes being honored for their scholastic and athletic achievements. Senior diver Chelsea Jackson and senior distance runner Alejandro Montano were selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year during another outstanding luncheon.

April 27, 2016
McDonnell Named to Hampshire Honor Society
IRVING, Texas – Northern Arizona football player Zach McDonnell was named to the 2016 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, announced today by the NFF & College Hall of Fame. McDonnell’s award makes it six straight years that the Lumberjack football program has had a player honored.

April 27, 2016
Big Sky Tournament Semifinals on Tap for NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will square off in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals on Saturday, April 30 in Gold River, Calif. Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks will face the lowest remaining seed of Eastern Washington (No. 6), Weber State (No. 4) or Montana State (No. 5). With a 17-7 overall record and 10-1 mark in Big Sky matches, the ‘Jacks looks to stay hot as they seek their second championship trophy this season.

April 27, 2016
Denesik, Huff, Gaskell and Vander Ploeg Receive NAU Gold Axe Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Gold Axe Award is rich in history at Northern Arizona University. Awarded to exceptional graduating seniors each semester, the Gold Axe is a symbol of all-around excellence and contribution to the university. What is also rich in history is the NAU Athletics representation during the award ceremony and the Spring 2016 semester was no different as Jordan Denesik (women’s tennis), Alex Huff (swimming & diving), Kirsten Gaskell (dance) and Janae Vander Ploeg (volleyball) were among the 43 recipients on Monday night. In addition, Huff was also named the Distinguished Senior for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences.

April 27, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Set to Face Montana State in Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team has won six of its last seven matches and looks to make a splash in the Big Sky Conference Tournament this weekend. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad will face Montana State University in the quarterfinals on Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in Gold River, Calif. With an 8-3 mark in conference matches, NAU secured the No. 3 seed while MSU enters postseason action at No. 6.

April 25, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Enters Big Sky Conference Championships at No. 3 Seed
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winning the last six of seven matches, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team locked in the No. 3 seed after taking down Montana State 6-1 on Saturday, April 23. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks notched a 12-11 overall regular season record including an 8-3 mark in the Big Sky, and will face Montana State again in the first round of the tournament on Friday, April 29 in Gold River, Calif.

April 25, 2016
The Field is Set for Big Sky Championships with NAU Women's Tennis Holding the No. 1 Seed
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a regular season Big Sky Conference championship in their back pocket, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is set for the Big Sky Tournament April 29-May 1 in Gold River, Calif. The Lumberjacks, at the No. 1 seed, will have a first-round bye and play the lowest remaining seed of either Eastern Washington (No. 6), Weber State (No. 4) or Montana State (No. 5).

April 23, 2016
Gold Tops Blue in NAU Football Spring Game, 65-47
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Gold team was victorious over the Blue squad today, 65-47, in Northern Arizona Football’s Spring Game. The game which was televised live on FOX Sports AZ and FCS Pacific saw fans pile in the Walkup Skydome to get a preview of what’s to come this fall.

April 23, 2016
NAU Bests MSU 6-1 in Final Regular Season Match of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the team’s final home and regular season match of the year, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis squad scored its fifth-consecutive conference win and made it six of its last seven overall with a 6-1 victory over Big Sky foe Montana State Saturday afternoon at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.

April 23, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Wins 2016 Regular Season Title With Sweep Over Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – For the first time in program history, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team captured the 2016 Big Sky Conference regular season championship with a 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah University. The Lumberjacks finished 10-1 in conference matches and improve to 17-7, tying Head Coach Kim Bruno’s winningest season in 2003. Northern Arizona locked in its No. 1 seed in the Big Sky Conference Tournament, which will take place in Gold River, Calif. April 29-May 1.

April 22, 2016
NAU's Edmond Qualifies for New Zealand's Oceania Championships Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Hayley Edmond has made quite an impression already during her first season with the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team. Now, this summer she will take the Lumberjack name as well as carry the pride of her home country to the Oceania Championships.

April 21, 2016
The Regular Season Crown Awaits NAU Women's Tennis In Final Conference Match at SUU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Saturday, April 23, might be the most heavily anticipated day of the year for the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team. With a 9-1 Big Sky Conference record – 16-7 overall – Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks have positioned themselves to make history in their final regular season match of the 2016 campaign. With a win over Southern Utah, NAU will bring home the Big Sky Conference regular season crown for the first time in school history.

April 21, 2016
NAU's Anokhina, Saum, Cifuentes and Messick Earn Big Sky Recognition
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office officially announced its 2016 all-conference golf team Thursday afternoon, with Northern Arizona University’s Kim Cifuentes, Kaitlyn Saum, Morgan Messick and Sofya Anokhina all earning recognition for their performances during the spring season.

April 21, 2016
Academic Progress Rates Released By the NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Academic excellence remains a high priority for the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department, as student-athletes continue to strive for academic excellence culminating in graduation, the latest annual multi-year data has been released by the NCAA.

April 20, 2016
Lumberjacks Place Third at Conference Tournament
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – After winning the Big Sky Conference Championship two of the last three seasons, the Northern Arizona University golf team settled for third-place Wednesday afternoon at the Boulder Creek Golf Course, ending the week with a 21-over-par 885 score.

April 20, 2016
Blue-Gold Spring Game to be Played in the Walkup Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team’s Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday, April 23 has been moved inside the Walkup Skydome. The game is scheduled for a start time of 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Saturday will be the first opportunity for fans to get their hands on the 2016 football schedule poster. In addition, NAU students should arrive early to pick up their Kiss My Axe T-Shirt.

April 20, 2016
Final Home Match of the 2016 Campaign on Tap for NAU Men's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is locked in for the Big Sky Conference Tournament (April 29-May 1), likely a No. 5 seed, and will have one final home match this Saturday, April 23 against Montana State University. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks look to end their regular season on a high note, as they are currently 11-11 overall and 7-3 in the Big Sky. Match time is set for 1 p.m. in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.

April 19, 2016
Another Solid Team Round Puts NAU in Prime Position Heading into Final Day
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Northern Arizona University golf team turned in another respectable score during second round action from the 2016 Big Sky Championships Tuesday morning, recording a 7-over-par 295 mark for its second consecutive sub-300 team score.

April 18, 2016
Bezdicek, Saum Highlight First Round Action From Conference Championships
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Sophomores Sierra Bezdicek and Kaitlyn Saum both turned in 1-under-par 71 scores during first round action from the Boulder Creek Golf Course Monday, as the Northern Arizona University golf team closed out round one of the 2016 Big Sky Championships in first-place with a 2-over 290 score.

April 18, 2016
NAU Swimming Trio Excels at Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa
MESA, Ariz. – Experience is everything, especially at a meet such as the Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa. For junior Urte Kazakeviciute and sophomore Alina Staffeldt making a repeat appearance at the hotly contested meet last week, experience paid off as the pair slashed their times from a year ago in their specialty events. Senior Trinity Frazee also made her Arena Pro Swim Series debut giving the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team a noticeable presence at the Skyline Aquatic Center.

April 18, 2016
Spring Game This Saturday April 23rd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will wrap up its offseason with the annual Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday, April 23. The game is set for a 2 p.m. start at the Walkup Skydome Admission is free and open to the public. Saturday will be the first opportunity for fans to get their hands on the 2016 football schedule poster. In addition, NAU students should arrive early to pick up their Kiss My Axe T-Shirt.

April 18, 2016
Zienasellassie AOTW After Setting PR, Breaking Stadium Record last Thursday
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University track star Futsum Zienasellassie crushed a 22-year old Cougar Stadium record at the Bryan Clay Invitational Thursday night in the men’s 5000m run, earning him a first-place finish and this week’s Big Sky Male Track Athlete of the Week honor.

April 17, 2016
Lumberjacks Poised to Defend Conference Title this Week at Big Sky Championships
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Playing on the outskirts of a city predicated on getting lucky, the Northern Arizona University golf team is hoping a little bit of that good fortune rubs off on them this week, but knowing full-well it has been their skill and determination all season long that have guided them to 2016 Big Sky Conference Championships.

April 16, 2016
Montano Picks Up Sixth Straight Singles Win in NAU Men's Tennis' Loss at GCU
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team closed out its non-conference slate this afternoon, April 16, at Grand Canyon University where they fell to the Lopes 6-1. Grand Canyon, who recently captured a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular season title, moves to 13-7 overall while the Lumberjacks drop to 11-11.

April 16, 2016
One More Week Until the Spring Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team scrimmaged this morning in the Walkup Skydome. The difference in today’s scrimmage was the addition of conference officials to educate the players on some of the latest implemented rules.

April 15, 2016
NAU Turns In Some Nice Performances to Close Bryan Clay Invite
AZUSA, Calif. – Before last weekend, the previous Northern Arizona University school record in the women’s 4x400m relay stood for 17 years. After topping that mark at the Jim Click Shootout not even one week ago, the Lumberjack crew—this time made up of Jasmine Malone, Bria Edwards, Ashley Taylor and Nicole Fotinos—once again etched their names in NAU history after running a new school-best 3:41.30 time Friday at the Bryan Clay Invitational.

April 15, 2016
NAU’s Futsum Zienasellassie Has a Night to Remember in Azusa
AZUSA, Calif. ? Whenever he steps onto the track, Futsum Zienasellassie is a must-watch athlete and Thursday night was no different for the Northern Arizona University senior, who shattered a 22-year old Cougar Athletic Stadium record with a personal-record 13:37.89 mark in the men?s 5000m race.

April 14, 2016
Leading By Example – Catching Up with LeAndre Vaughn
LeAndre Vaughn, a product out of Avondale, Ariz. via Agua Fria High School and Glendale Community College will embark on his senior campaign this upcoming season. Last year, Vaughn was fourth on the team in tackles (62).

April 13, 2016
NAU Breaks Up Roster for Bryan Clay, Mt. SAC This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After competing just last Saturday in Tucson, it’s a quick turnaround for the Northern Arizona University track and field team who will send a majority of its athletes to Azusa, Calif., for the 2016 Bryan Clay Invitational. Some Lumberjack long distance and throws athletes, however, will make their way to Cerritos College Falcon Stadium in Norwalk, Calif., the site of this year’s Mt. SAC Relays.

April 13, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Looks to Stay Hot Against Grand Canyon University This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team hopes to keep its five-match win streak alive over in-state foe Grand Canyon University. On Saturday, April 16, NAU will make the trek to Phoenix to face the 12-7 Lopes. Following the Lumberjacks’ win over the Thunderbirds last weekend, Head Coach Ki Kroll and his young crew jumped out to a winning record at 11-10 including a 7-3 mark in the Big Sky.

April 11, 2016
Keenan, Fisher Selected as Conference Athletes of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – For the third time this outdoor season, the Big Sky Conference office has named Northern Arizona University senior Adam Keenan the male field athlete of the week, while also recognizing Lumberjack junior James Fisher with the same accolade in the men’s track category.

April 9, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Sweeps the Thunderbirds for Fifth Straight Win
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Following today’s 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah, and despite a lengthy rain delay, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team jumped out to a winning record at 11-10 overall including a 7-3 mark in Big Sky matches. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks, who were in fourth place heading into today, have positioned themselves for a spot in the conference tournament.

April 9, 2016
NAU Closes Out Saturday Shootout With a School Record
TUCSON, Ariz. – The women’s 4x400m relay team came in determined to break a 17 year old Lumberjack record and succeed in accomplishing that goal as the Northern Arizona University track and field team turned the page on the 2016 Jim Click Shootout Saturday afternoon.

April 9, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Sweeps the Fighting Hawks in Final Home Match of 2016
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team swept the University of North Dakota in their final home match of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks are now 16-7 this year, which is just one win away from matching the second highest season win total in program history, and 9-1 in the Big Sky. Northern Arizona finished with a 6-1 record at home in the inaugural season in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.

April 9, 2016
Defense Brings Intensity in Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Northern Arizona football’s scrimmage was highlighted from start to finish by the defense today. The secondary had quick hands and the line did their job, as the offense was hit with a defensive wall they couldn’t get around.

April 8, 2016
Swimming & Diving Totals Conference-Best 16 WAC All-Academic Honorees
DENVER, Colo. – As the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has become accustomed to, the Lumberjacks once again backed up their Western Athletic Conference championship in the pool with outstanding classwork in the 2016 Winter All-Academic teams announced by the conference office on Friday. The 'Jacks had 16 student-athletes honored, tied for most among WAC women's swimming & diving teams.

April 8, 2016
Lumberjacks Look Strong Heading into Jim Click Shootout
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Leading the Big Sky with 39 automatic outdoor conference qualifiers, the Northern Arizona University track and field team will look to add to that number this weekend when the squad travels to Tucson, Ariz., to compete in the Jim Click Shootout Saturday, April 9.

April 7, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Playing Host to North Dakota in Last Home Match of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is within arm’s reach of a regular season Big Sky Conference title as the ‘Jacks are set to face North Dakota on Saturday, April 9 in their last home match of the 2016 campaign. Head Coach Kim Bruno and her squad are 8-1 in the Big Sky and 15-7 overall, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the conference tournament. With a win over the Fighting Hawks, and Southern Utah later this month, the hardware is all NAU’s.

April 7, 2016
Dynamic Duo - Q&A with NAU's Cookus and Butler
Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus and Emmanuel Butler combined for one of the best seasons by a quarterback-wide receiver duo in 2015. Both players were named to the All-Big Sky First Team, while Cookus went on to earn the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year award, and finished fifth in voting for national offensive player of the year.

April 6, 2016
NAU at Montana State to be Televised by DIRECTV and ROOT SPORTS
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s match-up on the road at Montana State on Oct. 8 will be televised on ROOT SPORTS™, as DIRECTV SPORTS Networks and the Big Sky Conference announced its telecast schedule for the upcoming 2016 season.

April 6, 2016
Southern Utah Up Next for NAU Men's Tennis in Cedar City
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Now fourth place in the Big Sky standings, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is coming off a 2-0 weekend with wins over second place Sacramento State and University of Northern Colorado. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks move into double-digit wins at 10-10 overall, including a 6-3 mark in the Big Sky, with Southern Utah up next on Saturday, April 9.

April 6, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis' Lodewijks, Szavay Land in ITA National Doubles Rankings
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced yesterday, April 5, the Division I women’s national doubles rankings. Northern Arizona University women’s tennis players Hanneke Lodewijks and Blanka Szavay are now ranked No. 81 in the country after an impressive couple weeks for the Lumberjacks.

April 5, 2016
Lumberjacks Close Out Action From Final Tourney Before Conference
MARICOPA, Ariz. - At day two of the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, the Northern Arizona University golf team recorded a 19-over-par 307 third round score and dropped to sixth place on the leaderboard with a final team total of 35-over 899.

April 5, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis' Tim Handel Picks up First Career Big Sky Weekly Honor
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team picked up two big wins this past weekend over Sacramento State, who was in first place at the time, and Northern Colorado to improve to 10-10 overall and 6-3 in the Big Sky. Now in fourth place, the ‘Jacks are starting to peak at the right time, much in part to freshman Tim Handel’s contributions at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

April 5, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis' Blanka Szavay Earns Second Career POTW Honor
OGDEN, Utah – Sophomore Blanka Szavay, for the second time this season, was named the Big Sky Tennis Player of the Week the conference office announced today, April 5. Szavay is coming off an incredible three matches this past weekend finishing a combined 5-0 at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles alongside Hanneke Lodewijks. Her performance helped the ‘Jacks maintain their first place conference standing with a 15-7 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Big Sky.

April 5, 2016
Lumberjacks Finish First Two Rounds From Wyoming Cowgirl Classic
MARICOPA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up the first two rounds of action today at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, scoring a 16 over-par 592 as a team Monday. The Lumberjacks currently sit in fourth place on the leaderboard heading into tomorrow.

April 4, 2016
NAU’s Hoover, Keenan Earn AOTW Honors from the Big Sky
OGDEN, Utah – After their individual performances over the weekend at the Stanford Invitational, redshirt-senior Caleb Hoover and senior Adam Keenan were named Big Sky Conference Athletes of the Week Monday afternoon.

April 3, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Remains in First Place After 5-2 Win Over Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is on track to have one of the best seasons since Head Coach Kim Bruno’s tenure began in 2006. With a 5-2 win over the second place Weber State Wildcats, the Lumberjacks improve to a stellar 15-7 record including an 8-1 mark in conference play. With a first place standing- and a regular season championship- on the line, Bruno’s squad continues to step up when it matters most.

April 3, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight Match With 5-2 Victory over Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team walked away with their fourth straight win this afternoon over the University of Northern Colorado. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks have now reached double-digit wins to improve to 10-10 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky following today’s 5-2 victory. With just three matches remaining in the regular season, NAU looks to finish on a high note heading into the conference tournament April 29-May 1.

April 2, 2016
NAU’s Clay Highlights Action From Day Two at Stanford Invite
STANFORD, Calif. - Redshirt-senior Alexis Clay recorded a season-best mark and qualified for outdoor conference championships in the women’s triple jump as the Northern Arizona University track and field team completed the second day of the Stanford Invitational Saturday.

April 2, 2016
First Spring Scrimmage Complete for the Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team completed their first scrimmage of spring ball today. It was also Junior Day for the Lumberjacks as everyone piled into the Walkup Skydome to catch some Saturday football.

April 2, 2016
Lumberjack Women's Tennis Takes Down Utah State 4-1 On the Road
LOGAN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team topped the now 8-9 Utah State University Aggies this afternoon with a final score of 4-1. With only three regular season matches remaining before the Big Sky Conference Tournament April 29-May 1, the Lumberjacks are now 14-7 overall and just three wins shy of matching Head Coach Kim Bruno’s winningest season in 2013.

April 2, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Cruises Past Big Sky Leader Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team took down the current Big Sky leader Sacramento State this afternoon in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex with a final score of 6-1. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the ‘Jacks handed the Hornets their first conference loss of the 2016 campaign to move to 9-10 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky. Sac State drops to 9-12 overall and 7-1 in the Big Sky.

April 1, 2016
NAU Wraps Up Nearly 15 Hour Day at Stanford Invite
STANFORD, Calif. - The Northern Arizona University track and field squad wrapped up day-one action from the highly competitive Stanford Invitational Friday night at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

April 1, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Continues Strong Play With 4-3 Win at Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team pulled out yet another Big Sky victory on the road this afternoon over Idaho State University. With a final score of 4-3, the Lumberjacks add another digit to the win column to move to 13-7 overall and 7-1 in the conference. The Vandals fall to 4-9 on the season and 2-4 in the Big Sky.

April 1, 2016
NAU Prepares for Wyoming Cowgirl Classic Next Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a three week break from competition, the Northern Arizona University golf team will tee off from the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic this upcoming Monday, April 4, in Maricopa, Ariz.

March 31, 2016
Jountti Takes His College Experience to New Heights
There’s a well-known quote that states, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” And that’s what comes to mind when No. 23 Corbin Jountti steps on the field for the Northern Arizona football team. The redshirt junior from Bakersfield, Calif. is “Mr. Do It All.”

March 31, 2016
NAU Women's Soccer Signs 12 Additions to the Lumberjack Family
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team has signed 12 future Lumberjacks that will officially join the team in the fall of 2016. Adding to an already talented pool of players, Head Coach Andre Luciano and his staff are excited to welcome aboard the newest additions- from all over the country and abroad- to the NAU Soccer family.

March 31, 2016
Lumberjacks Head West to Compete at Stanford Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two weekends off from competition, the Northern Arizona University track and field team will travel to Stanford, Calif., today for the Stanford Invitational taking place this Friday and Saturday.

March 30, 2016
2015-16 Men's Basketball Season Recap
The 2015-16 season was much different than last year for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team. The Lumberjacks were hit hard with injuries, forcing freshmen to play like sophomores and juniors to lead like seniors early on in the season. NAU finished the season 5-25, and 3-15 in league play.

March 30, 2016
2016 NAU Swimming & Diving WAC Championships Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Even as the two-time defending Western Athletic Conference champions, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team entered the 2016 WAC Championships without a little doubt. Two late season dual meet losses lingered in the back of their minds, but it did not take long for any worries to be erased.

March 30, 2016
A Three-Match Road Swing Close By For NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team looks to maintain its first place standing in the Big Sky this weekend (April 1-3) as they will take on Idaho State, Utah State and Weber State. Head Coach Kim Bruno and her crew upset Sacramento State last week, handing the Hornets their first regular season league loss since 2014, and turned around to beat University of Montana two days later to move to 12-7 this season; 6-1 in the Big Sky.

March 30, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Playing Host to Sac State, Northern Colorado This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is coming off a strong weekend at home with sweeps over University of North Dakota and Arizona Christian to move to 8-10 on the season. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the ‘Jacks will return to the Aquatic and Tennis Complex this Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 to face Sacramento State and Northern Colorado respectively.

March 29, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis' Hanneke Lodewijks Named Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – For the second time this season, Northern Arizona University women’s tennis player Hanneke Lodewijks was named the Big Sky Player of the Week, the conference office announced today, March 29. The freshman out of Breda, Netherlands is coming off a stellar three matches in both doubles and singles play versus Sacramento State, Montana and Arizona State.

March 28, 2016
Lodewijks/Szavay Pull Off No. 1 Doubles Upset in NAU Women's Tennis' Loss at No. 19 Arizona State
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team traveled south to face No. 19 Arizona State University this afternoon, March 28, and fell by a final score of 4-0. Despite the loss, doubles tandem Hanneke Lodewijks and Blanka Szavay upset No. 22 Ebony Panoho and Alexandra Osborne on court one marking their first win over a ranked opponent in the spring campaign.

March 28, 2016
NAU Volleyball Leaves Imprint During Visit to Monument Valley High School
KAYENTA, Ariz. – In one simple word, the Northern Arizona volleyball team's trip to Kayenta on Saturday was a success. A long day that started with two youth clinics and ended with a traditional Navajo taco meal, the Lumberjacks enjoyed a fulfilling day at Monument Valley High School in a unique opportunity to give back on the Navajo Nation.

March 26, 2016
Two Sweeps on the Day for NAU Men's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In today’s (March 26) home double header versus the University of North Dakota and Arizona Christian University, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team pulled out two wins to improve to 8-10 overall and 4-3 in the Big Sky. The Lumberjacks started the morning off with a sweep over North Dakota and ended the day with a sweep over Arizona Christian. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad seem to be finding their groove at the right time heading into the final five matches of the regular season.

March 26, 2016
Five Straight Wins for NAU Women's Tennis After Topping Montana 6-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team won its fifth straight match after taking down the University of Montana Grizzlies 6-1 this afternoon, March 27, in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks are now 12-6 overall including a 6-1 mark in conference play. With just six matches remaining before the Big Sky Conference Tournament at the end of April, Head Coach Kim Bruno hopes to keep this momentum alive moving forward.

March 26, 2016
First Week of Spring Ball Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team wrapped up its first week of spring practice this morning. The Lumberjacks went live for the first time this semester and it was definitely something they had been waiting for.

March 25, 2016
Guard Kris Yanku Announces His Intention to Turn Pro
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy and junior guard Kris Yanku announce his intentions to go pro. Yanku has had numerous opportunities over the past couple of years to pursue an international career due to his European background, and he has decided at this time to pursue those opportunities. Yanku wraps his Lumberjack career averaging 12.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.

March 25, 2016
NAU Swimming to Host Five-Day Swim Camp from May 30-June 3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving program will host their High Altitude Swim Camp in the new Aquatic and Tennis Complex on the NAU campus from May 30-June 3. The camp will be available for swimmers between the ages of 8-18 years old.

March 25, 2016
Lumberjacks Picked First, Fifth in Outdoor Preseason Coaches' Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office released the preseason coaches’ poll for the 2016 outdoor track and field season today, with the Northern Arizona University men’s team claiming all 12 first-place votes and the maximum 144 points. The women’s squad was voted to finish fifth in the conference, raking in 90 points.

March 24, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Tops Sacramento State, Moves Into First Place in Big Sky Standings
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With today’s 4-3 win over Sacramento State, who was 3-0 in conference matches, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team moves into first place in the Big Sky standings. Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks have now won four straight matches, which puts them at 11-6 overall and 5-1 among conference foes.

March 23, 2016
All These Years and Bill Lewis' Records Still Rank High
It’s been 60 years since Bill Lewis put on a Northern Arizona men’s basketball uniform, but the time that he spent on the Flagstaff campus was quite memorable. Lewis, a member of the hoops squad from 1952-56, currently resides in Peoria, Ariz., just a short trip down the mountain.

March 23, 2016
2015-16 NAU Women's Basketball Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wins were short, but individual breakthroughs were plentiful for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team during their recently completed 2015-16 season. While the win-loss record was not to the Lumberjacks' expectations, the lessons learned and the experience gained through struggle sets the program up for brighter days moving forward.

March 23, 2016
NAU Women's Soccer to Help at NativeVision Mini-Camp in Tuba City
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Saturday, March 26, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will be en route to Tuba City, Ariz. to help put on a free soccer clinic at Moencopi Day School. This NativeVision Mini-Camp, whose mission is dedicated to youth enrichment and empowerment for American Indian children, will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to ages 8-18.

March 23, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Prepping for Next Two Matches Versus North Dakota, Arizona Christian
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team, now 6-10 on the year, have two more home matches on tap against Big Sky foe University of North Dakota and Arizona Christian, both to be played on Saturday, March 26. Head Coach Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks are coming off an encouraging weekend with a 5-2 win at Idaho State and a competitive showing against current Big Sky leader Weber State University.

March 22, 2016
Day One of Spring Football Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s been four months since the Northern Arizona football team wrapped up the 2015 season, but today marked the start of a new season. Spring is here and so is football, as the Lumberjacks completed day one of physically getting prepared for the upcoming season.

March 22, 2016
Spring Dates Announced For NAU Women's Soccer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s been over four months since the 2015 regular season ended and the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is itching to get back on the turf. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will compete in a total of six spring games starting this Friday, March 25 at Embry Riddle University. Match time is set for 7 p.m.

March 22, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Looks to Stay Hot Against Sacramento State, Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Having won three straight and six out of their last seven matches, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is looking to keep its winning ways alive versus Sacramento State and University of Montana on Thursday, March 24 and Saturday, March 26 respectively. The Lumberjacks improved to 10-6 overall after topping University of Alabama at Birmingham 4-0 and are currently 3-1 against Big Sky foes.

March 22, 2016
Conference Office Names NAU’s Keenan Field Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After breaking an 11-year old school record and nine-year old Big Sky record in the hammer throw last weekend at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invite to open up the 2016 outdoor season, Northern Arizona University’s Adam Keenan was named the conference’s male field athlete of the week today.

March 22, 2016
Register Now For NAU Football Summer Camps
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Registration for the 2016 High Mountain Challenge and Jerome Souers Instructional Skills Camp is now open.

March 21, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Makes it Three Straight With 4-0 Win over UAB
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team has now won six of its last seven matches after today’s 4-0 victory over the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Head Coach Kim Bruno and the Lumberjacks are now 10-6 overall with two more Big Sky Matches ahead of them on Thursday, March 24 and Saturday, March 26 versus Sacramento State and University of Montana.

March 21, 2016
Volleyball to Hold Clinic, Free Scrimmage at Monument Valley High School on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2015 Big Sky Champion Northern Arizona volleyball team will be sharing their skills on the Navajo Nation on Saturday, March 26 with a clinic and scrimmage at Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Ariz.

March 20, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis' Handel, Lee Pick Up Wins at Big Sky Leader Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team fell to Weber State this afternoon, March 20, with a final score of 5-2. The Wildcats remain undefeated (5-0) in Big Sky matches and at the top of conference standings. The Lumberjacks put up a fight against the current league leader, including yet another win for doubles tandem Jackson Lee and Felix Schumann as well as a pair of solo victories on courts one and five.

March 19, 2016
NAU Records Nine First-Place Victories at Day Two of UC Irvine Invite
IRVINE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team closed out the second day of the UC Irvine Spring Break Invite and its opening meet of the 2016 outdoor season today, recording nine event wins Saturday and 11 total for the weekend.

March 19, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Captures Nail-Biting 4-3 Victory Over Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team, coming off a solid victory versus Florida Gulf Coast last week, responded to everything University of Northern Colorado threw at them today (March 19) to pull out a 4-3 victory in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. Four singles victories got the job done for NAU, including senior Jordan Denesik’s match-clinching performance at court five.

March 19, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Pulls Out a Strong 5-2 Win at Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team captured its third Big Sky victory over Idaho State this afternoon with a final score of 5-2. The Lumberjacks, now 6-9 overall and 3-2 in conference matches, look to carry this momentum into tomorrow’s (March 20) match versus current league-leader Weber State University.

March 18, 2016
Lumberjacks Look Strong at UC Irvine to Open the Outdoor Season
IRVINE, Calif. – Friday afternoon marked the first official day of the 2016 outdoor track and field season for Northern Arizona University, but newcomer Adam Keenen showed no signs of culture shock in his Lumberjack outdoor debut with a first-place victory in the hammer throw event.

March 17, 2016
Previewing the 2016 Lumberjack Track and Field Outdoor Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The weather is warming up and the calendar reads the middle of March, which can only mean one thing for the Northern Arizona University track and field team: it’s finally outdoor season.

March 17, 2016
Two-Match Homestand on Tap for NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a gutsy 4-3 win at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will play host to University of Northern Colorado and University of Alabama at Birmingham this Saturday, March 19 and Monday, March 21 in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks are 8-6 overall and 3-1 in Big Sky matches heading into this weekend.

March 17, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis to Take on Idaho State, Weber State This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team, now 5-9 this season, will be back on the road this weekend against Idaho State on Saturday, March 19 and Weber State on Sunday, March 20. The Lumberjacks have two Big Sky victories already in 2016 and look to get back on track following their loss versus No. 63 University of New Mexico on Monday, March 14.

March 16, 2016
Blanka Szavay Notches First Career Big Sky Tennis Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah – In her first season of action for Northern Arizona University women’s tennis, sophomore Blanka Szavay was named the Big Sky Player of the Week the conference office announced today, March 16. The Soltvadkert, Hungary native has posted some impressive performances over the last several weeks, one of which recently came over Florida Gulf Coast where NAU snagged a 4-3 victory to move to 8-6 overall. Szavay is the third Lumberjack to claim the honor this season.

March 15, 2016
Lumberjacks Close Out Tournament from Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team struggled in the third and final round of the Wildcat Invitational earlier today, scoring a 23-over par 311 mark for the day and finishing the tournament at 41-over 905 and in 13th-place.

March 15, 2016
Lumberjacks Open Up Spring Practice Next Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One week from today the Northern Arizona football team opens up spring practice on the upper fields of the mountain campus. The Lumberjacks will cap off their offseason with its annual spring game to be held on Saturday, April 23.

March 14, 2016
No. 63 University of New Mexico Tops NAU Men's Tennis on the Road
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team faced its fourth ranked opponent this season in No. 63 University of New Mexico. The Lobos have now won nine straight matches with their 7-0 win over the ‘Jacks and are 11-10 overall. Northern Arizona falls to 5-9 in the 2016 campaign.

March 14, 2016
Lumberjacks Shine At Day One of Wildcat Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. – Competing against some of the best teams in the nation, the Northern Arizona University golf team did not shy away from the challenge. The Lumberjacks finished the first two rounds of the Wildcat Invitational in a tie for ninth-place on the leaderboard after scoring an 18-over-par 594 on Monday.

March 14, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Grinds out Tough 4-3 Victory at Florida Gulf Coast
FORT MEYER, FLA. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team migrated south to take on the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles and walked away victorious with a final score of 4-3. In a match filled with various ties and lead changes, the Lumberjacks snagged their eighth win of the season to move to 8-6 overall. Head Coach Kim Bruno was pleased with the level of fight and determination her squad showed this afternoon.

March 14, 2016
Jahn Named NFF Valley of the Sun FCS College Scholar-Athlete of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football senior running back Casey Jahn has been named the National Football Foundation Valley of the Sun 2016 FCS College Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jahn, along with the other college honorees and 36 of the top high school football-student athletes from northern and central Arizona, will be honored at the Chapter's 35th Annual Awards Banquet. The event will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort.

March 11, 2016
NAU's Zienasellassie Earns All-American Performance in 5000m Event at Nationals
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Representing the Northern Arizona University track and field team as the only athlete that qualified for NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships this year, redshirt-junior Futsum Zienasellassie competed in the 5000m event earlier tonight and crossed the finish line in fourth-place (13:52.26) after a huge kick in the final 400m.

March 11, 2016
NAU Preparing to Face Off Against Some Stiff Competition at Wildcat Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – While calling the fourth-place finish at the Red Rocks Invitational last weekend a “step back” is a hypercritical assessment of the team’s performance, the Northern Arizona University golf team is certainly looking to improve and make the necessary adjustments in preparation for its tournament next week, the Wildcat Invitational

March 10, 2016
NAU’s Zienasellassie Competes Tomorrow at NCAA Indoor Nationals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team sent redshirt-junior Futsum Zienasellassie to Birmingham, Ala., to compete at NCAA Division I Indoor Nationals this weekend. Zienasellassie is the only Lumberjack representing the NAU track and field program and will race in the 5000m event tomorrow, Mar. 11.

March 10, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Will Head South to Face Florida Gulf Coast University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will be trading in the mountains for beaches as they are set to face Florida Gulf Coast University on Monday, March 14 in Fort Meyers, Fla. The Lumberjacks are now 7-6 overall and 3-1 in the Big Sky following their home opener versus Montana State and Emory University last Saturday, March 5. Head Coach Kim Bruno’s expectations still remain high as the ‘Jacks approach the latter half of the spring season.

March 10, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Set to Face Another Ranked Foe in No. 63 New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is coming off a solid victory over Eastern Washington University and will be back in action on Monday, March 14 at No. 63 University of New Mexico. The Lumberjacks are 5-8 this season and their win over EWU marked their second Big Sky victory in 2016. The freshmen class continues to pace NAU as they account for 15 of NAU’s 28 singles victories this season primarily behind Tim Handel (6-7) and Lucas Taylor (7-5).

March 9, 2016
Divers Conclude NCAA Zones on Platform, Jackson Places 27th in Final Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Chelsea Jackson capped her extraordinary Lumberjack career with a 27th place finish on platform to conclude the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships on Wednesday in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. Jackson was NAU's highest finisher among three Northern Arizona divers who competed on the tower on the final day of zone competition.

March 9, 2016
NAU Men’s Hoops Ends Season in First Round of the Big Sky Tournament
RENO, Nev. – Ako Kaluna powered Northern Arizona on both the offensive and defensive end recording his 20th double figure scoring game of the season, as the 11th seeded Lumberjacks ended their the first round of the Big Sky Tournament 74-52 to No. 6 seed Eastern Washington.

March 8, 2016
NAU Diving Pushes Through Tough Day on Zones 3-Meter
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona divers experienced an up-and-down day on the 3-meter springboard to conclude the second day of the NCAA Zone E Championships in the NAU Aquatic and Tennis Complex. After placing two divers in the finals on Monday during the opening competition, the Lumberjacks did not have a diver advance to the finals on Tuesday with junior Alexa Geiger finishing the highest at 31st overall.

March 7, 2016
Lumberjack Diving Duo Make Finals on First Day of Zone Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Chelsea Jackson and junior Alexa Geiger opened the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex with a bang and ensured the other divers in the field that they are primed to make a run at the NCAA Championships in their own pool. The pair both advanced to the finals and finished just a few spots out of qualifying for the national championships with their performances on the 1-meter springboard on Monday in the first of three days of competition.

March 7, 2016
Women's Basketball Fights Until the End in 78-63 Tourney Loss to Montana
RENO, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team may have been the 12th seed in this year's Big Sky Conference Tournament. Montana may have won 17 all-time Big Sky championships. In Reno, the cards were not stacked in the Lumberjacks' favor, but that did not deter them. Unfortunately, 40 hard fought minutes were not enough for the 'Jacks to come away with a victory as they saw their season end with a 78-63 loss to the Lady Griz Monday afternoon.

March 6, 2016
Lumberjacks Draw Eastern Washington in First Round of the Big Sky Tourney
RENO, Nev. – The Big Sky Men’s Basketball Championship begins this Tuesday in Reno, Nev. No. 11 seed Northern Arizona will face No. 6 seed Eastern Washington in the night cap. Tip-off at the Reno Events Center is slated for 8pm PT/9pm MT.

March 6, 2016
Recapping Weekend Action from Red Rocks Invitational
SEDONA, Ariz. - The 2016 Red Rocks Invitational from the Oakcreek Country Club wrapped up today with the second and final round, as the Northern Arizona University golf team finished out the home tournament in fourth-place with a 33-over-par 609 score.

March 6, 2016
Lumberjack Men's Tennis Rolls Past Eastern Washington 5-2
Cheney, Wash. – Coming off a tough loss to the University of Idaho, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team responded by taking down another Big Sky foe in Eastern Washington University with a final score of 5-2. The Eagles came into this weekend at the top of the conference standings at 3-0 and 7-5 overall, but drop to 7-7 and 3-2 in conference after facing Idaho State on March 5 and Northern Arizona today, March 6.

March 6, 2016
NAU's Rader at the Head of Her Class, Voted Big Sky's Outstanding Freshman
RENO, Nev. – Freshman Alyssa Rader opened her career with a double-double and ended the regular season with one as well. In between, she proved to be one of the Big Sky’s most versatile frontcourt players, and on the eve of the conference tournament she was voted the Big Sky Conference Outstanding Freshman by the league’s head coaches. Rader is the second Lumberjack in the last three years to be voted the league’s top freshman.

March 6, 2016
Hornets Use Second Half Surge to Top NAU, 64-51, in The Nest
SACRAMENTO, Calif – Northern Arizona men’s basketball took a four-point lead into the locker room at the half, but Sacramento State battled back on its Senior Day defeating the Lumberjacks 64-51 at The Nest. The win gave the Hornets the 10 seed heading into the Big Sky Tournament, while the Lumberjacks will be slotted at the No. 11 spot.

March 5, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Upends Montana State, Falls to Emory in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team closed out its home opening weekend with a split over Montana State and Emory University in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks kicked off the morning with a 5-2 win over the Bobcats and later fell to the reigning Division III National Runner-Up Emory University 4-3. After today’s showing, NAU improves to 7-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

March 5, 2016
NAU in Fourth-Place with One Round Remaining at Red Rocks
SEDONA, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University golf team teed-off from its first and only home tournament of the season Saturday morning, finishing in fourth-place on the team leaderboard (16-over-par 304) after one round of action from the Red Rocks Invitational.

March 5, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Falls to Defending Big Sky Champions University of Idaho
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped a heartbreaker this afternoon (March 5) to the defending Big Sky champions University of Idaho with a final score of 4-3. Northern Arizona falls to 4-7 overall, 1-2 in conference play, with a chance to bounce back tomorrow (March 6) against current league leader Eastern Washington University.

March 5, 2016
'Jacks Look Forward to Fresh Start Versus Montana in Tournament First Round
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The records reset and a new win-or-go home season starts on Monday with the Big Sky Tournament at the Reno Events Center. The Northern Arizona women's basketball looks forward to starting fresh after going through the second half of conference play without a win and will have the opportunity to make noise against the defending champions, Montana, on Monday at 3:35 p.m. Arizona time.

March 4, 2016
Women's Hoops Suffers Senior Night Loss, 111-79, to Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Friday night's Senior Night looked like a track meet at times. The Northern Arizona women's basketball and Sacramento State sprinted up and down the Walkup Skydome floor, but while the Lumberjacks were getting shots in the paint the Hornets were hitting often from three-point range. In the end, Sacramento State sprinted out with a 111-79 victory over NAU in the regular season finale for both teams.

March 4, 2016
NAU to Host NCAA Zone Diving Championships from March 7-9
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With bids to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on the line, the Northern Arizona divers will be in the comforts of their own home with NAU hosting the upcoming NCAA Zone E Diving Championships from March 7-9 in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. Admission is free for all fans throughout the three-day meet with the opportunity to see the best divers in the West.

March 4, 2016
Zienasellassie Named Mountain Region Track Athlete of the Year
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Not even a week after the Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team secured its fifth-straight indoor conference title and the sixth in the last seven seasons, the individual awards are stacking up by the day.

March 4, 2016
Lumberjacks’ Axe Comes Up Short on the Road, Drops 89-81 Decision at Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. – Ako Kaluna registered his third-straight double-double and Kris Yanku had a career-high scoring night against Portland State on the road, as the Lumberjacks fell to the Vikings 89-81 at the Stott Center.

March 3, 2016
Willadsen and Mulder Leave Lasting Impression on NAU Women's Basketball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Night. Always a day to reflect on memories built and legacies left. When seniors Monique Mulder and Mariah Willadsen take the Walkup Skydome court for the final time Friday night at 6:30 p.m. versus Sacramento State, it will be an evening to soak it all up. Even two short years, the former transfers have left their mark on the Northern Arizona women's basketball program.

March 3, 2016
Heins Named 2016 Big Sky Indoor Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah – After leading the Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team to its fifth-straight indoor conference title and sixth in the last seven years, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Eric Heins has been named the 2016 Big Sky Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year.

March 3, 2016
NAU Preparing for Red Rocks Invite this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team hosts the Red Rocks Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, where it will look to win its second tournament of the season and repeat as tournament champs after winning the event in 2015.

March 3, 2016
Home Opening Weekend on Tap for NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Saturday March 5, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will kick off a two-match homestand in the brand new Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks are looking to stay above .500 as they play host to Montana State and Emory University. Head Coach Kim Bruno and her squad are coming off two wins over previously ranked University of Wyoming and New Mexico State University this past weekend.

March 3, 2016
Women's Basketball's Rene Coggins Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For just the second time in program history, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team has an Academic All-American. On Thursday, junior Rene Coggins was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Coggins joins Tracey Barnes (1987) as the only two players in Lumberjack women's basketball history to receive the prestigious academic accolade.

March 3, 2016
Two Big Sky Matches Ahead for NAU Men's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team will be back on the road this weekend (March 5-6) with two Big Sky matchups on deck. The Lumberjacks will face the University of Idaho on Saturday, March 5 and Eastern Washington on Sunday, March 6. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his crew are coming off an encouraging weekend in Flagstaff taking down both the University of Montana and Loyola Marymount University.

March 2, 2016
Women's Basketball Loses High Scoring Game, 88-80, to Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three Lumberjacks scored at least 20 points on Wednesday, but Portland State took advantage of the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's defensive struggles in an 88-80 victory in the Walkup Skydome. The Vikings shot 48.3 percent from the field and made 11-of-18 from three-point range to outgun the 'Jacks, sending NAU into its final regular season game with a 6-22 record and 2-15 in conference.

March 2, 2016
Lumberjacks Add Blake Kemp to Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team has announced the addition of transfer quarterback Blake Kemp to its signing class. Kemp brings a wealth of experience as a FBS transfer and former Arizona high school product.

March 2, 2016
Lucas Taylor of NAU Men's Tennis Snags First Career Big Sky Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah –Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Lucas Taylor was tabbed the Big Sky Player of the Week the conference office announced today, March 2. Taylor continues to shine for the Lumberjacks in his first season and was a key component of Northern Arizona’s back-to-back victories over Air Force University and Montana this past weekend. Taylor is 6-1 on the season at No. 2 singles and has won five straight singles matches and the last five doubles matches with sophomore Eden Peleg.

March 2, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis' Eirene Granville Tabbed Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Coming off an impressive weekend, Northern Arizona University women’s tennis player Eirene Granville snagged her first career Big Sky Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced today, March 2. Granville came up big at line six for the Lumberjacks in their last two victories against previously ranked University of Wyoming and New Mexico State University.

March 2, 2016
Cifuentes Earns Recognition for Play at Rio Verde
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second time in her collegiate golf career, junior Kim Cifuentes has been named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week after her performance at the Rio Verde Invitational this past weekend.

March 1, 2016
Men’s Hoops Hits the Road for Big Sky Play in Preparation for Conference Tourney Next Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona is slated for a pair of road games this week at Portland State (Mar. 1) and Sacramento State (Mar. 3), before continuing on to Reno for the Big Sky Basketball Championship next week. The Lumberjacks and Vikings will tip off at 8 p.m. MST on Thursday, while Saturday’s tip at the Hornet’s Nest is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST.

March 1, 2016
Loyola Marymount Slides Past NAU Men's Tennis 5-2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped what would have been its fifth straight victory over Loyola Marymount University this afternoon with a final score of 5-2 in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks are now 4-7 after today’s loss and Loyola Marymount improves to 3-4 overall. Two freshmen in Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor headlined the action picking up singles wins on courts one and two respectively.

February 29, 2016
Women's Hoops Plays for Momentum at Home in Final Week of Regular Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball could use some much-needed positive momentum in the final week of the regular season before heading to Reno for the Big Sky tournament. Fortunately the Lumberjacks will be at home as they will host Portland State on Wednesday and Sacramento State on Friday in the Walkup Skydome. Wednesday's game will start at 7 p.m., while Friday's game will start at 6:30 p.m.

February 28, 2016
Lumberjacks Wrap Up Play From Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team was poised to make a run at two-straight tournament victories, but fell off in the third and final round from the Rio Verde Invitational today. The Lumberjacks, coming into the day at No. 3 on the leaderboard, finished in seventh place after scoring a 17-over par 305 Sunday and turning in a three-day total of 37-over 901.

February 28, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Rolls Past NMSU to Finish Out the Weekend
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team finished out the weekend on a high note after topping New Mexico State University this afternoon, Feb. 28. The Lumberjacks picked up the doubles point and turned around to win three straight singles matches on courts three, five and six. Northern Arizona improves to a winning record at 6-5 and NMSU drops to 2-6 overall.

February 28, 2016
Lumberjack Men's Tennis Notch First Big Sky and Fourth Straight Win of 2016
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team picked up its fourth consecutive victory and first Big Sky win over the University of Montana this afternoon, Feb. 28, in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. Montana was preseason picked third in the coaches’ poll and today’s match against NAU was just its third of the 2016 campaign. The Lumberjacks, who remain undefeated in Flagstaff and move to 4-6 overall, seem to be hitting their stride despite a 0-6 start to the season.

February 27, 2016
Swimming & Diving Dominates to Third Straight WAC Championship
HOUSTON, Texas – If anyone expected the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team to take it easy on Saturday with a sizeable lead, that was not gonna be the case. Instead, the Lumberjacks won two more events and celebrated their third consecutive Western Athletic Conference Championship in absolute style with the fifth largest margin of victory in conference history. The 'Jacks posted 807.5 points over the four-day meet, and was 319.5 points better than runner-up New Mexico State who finished with 488.

February 27, 2016
NAU Women's Basketball Drops Final Road Contest at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – This evening’s (Feb. 27) Big Sky women’s basketball matchup between Northern Arizona University and Southern Utah University had one common denominator: hungry for a win. With a final score of 73-68, the Lumberjacks fell to the Thunderbirds to give them their first conference win of the season. Southern Utah moves to 3-23 overall while Northern Arizona drops to 6-21 and 2-14 in conference play.

February 27, 2016
Lumberjacks Looking Strong Going Into Final Round Tomorrow
RIO VERDE, Ariz. – Senior Savana Bezdicek shot a 2-under-par 70 in during the second round of action from the Rio Verde Invitational to position the Lumberjacks at No. 3 on the team leaderboard heading into the final round tomorrow. The NAU team currently sits at 20-over after turning in a 297 team score today—two strokes better than yesterday.

February 27, 2016
It's Five Straight Indoor Conference Titles for NAU Men's Track and Field Team
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Nineteen indoor team championships; five straight indoor titles; 151 points, fifth most all-time in indoor conference history; five individual winners, 126 all-time during indoor conference; truly, it was a historic weekend for the Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team.

February 27, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Claws Past Air Force; Captures Third Straight Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team made it three straight wins as they clawed past Air Force University this afternoon, Feb. 27 in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. With a final score of 4-3, the Lumberjacks move to 3-6 overall and the Falcons drop to 4-6. Freshman Lucas Taylor came up big for the ‘Jacks as he was able secure NAU’s fourth point on court two.

February 27, 2016
Thunderbirds Inch Past NAU in Regular Season Home Finale, 69-59
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Ako Kaluna had probably the best game of his career but it wasn’t enough to carry Northern Arizona to victory as the Lumberjacks fell to Southern Utah 69-59 in the regular season home finale at the Walkup Skydome.

February 27, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Rallies to Defeat the University of Wyoming 4-3
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team grinded out a 4-3 victory over the University of Wyoming this afternoon, Feb. 27. It was a back-and-forth battle as NAU sealed the doubles point, but Wyoming took an early 2-1 lead with singles wins on courts three and five. For the second time this season, freshman Eirene Granville clinched the match at No. 6 singles to lift the ‘Jacks past the Cowgirls. Northern Arizona moves to 5-5 this season.

February 27, 2016
NAU Feeling Confident Heading Into Final Day of Indoor Conference
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona University men’s track and field team sits in the driver’s seat heading into the final day of 2016 indoor conference championships tomorrow. The Lumberjacks racked up 47 points in the three finalized events, including a gold medal performance in the men’s weight throw and locking in the first four finishers in the men’s 5000m race.

February 27, 2016
Lumberjacks Open Up with A Strong First Round at Rio Verde
RIO VERDE, Ariz. – In the team’s second tournament of the 2016 season, the Northern Arizona University golf squad opened round one action from the Rio Verde Invitational shooting a 11-over-par 299. The Lumberjacks currently sit in third place on the team leaderboard heading into the weekend.

February 26, 2016
Swimming & Diving Heads Into Final Day of WAC Championships With Lead
HOUSTON, Texas – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team may not have taken home any gold medals on the third day of the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Friday, but the Lumberjacks' depth allowed them to once again widen their overall team lead with one day remaining. NAU leads the pack with 546.5 points and holds a lead of over 200 points over current second-place team New Mexico State.

February 26, 2016
Lady Miners Slip Away from NAU Women's Tennis In El Paso
EL PASO, Texas – In the first of three road matches this weekend (Feb. 26-28), the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team fell to the University of Texas, El Paso with a final score of 5-2. Northern Arizona sealed the doubles point with wins on courts one and three, but junior Hailey Rochin was the only Lumberjack to finish on top in singles play. The Lady Miners improve to 4-5 and NAU drops to 4-5 in the 2016 campaign.

February 25, 2016
Swimming & Diving Wins Three Events to Extend WAC Lead After Two Days
HOUSTON, Texas – Known for their outstanding diving: yes. How about their distance swimmers: check. But no one in the conference saw the hurt that the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team would put on them coming in the sprint freestyle events on Thursday. Behind a dazzling performance by their sprint freestylers, NAU extended its Western Athletic Conference Championship lead to almost 200 points over New Mexico State at the end of the second day in the University of Houston's CRWC Natatorium.

February 24, 2016
NAU Focused As Ever Heading Into Conference Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – All the hard work and resilience on display from the Northern Arizona University track and field team this indoor season will culminate this Friday and Saturday when the qualified athletes travel to Bozeman, Mont., for Big Sky Indoor Conference Championships.

February 25, 2016
NAU Welcomes Southern Utah for Regular Season Home Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona has won two of its last three home games as it hosts Southern Utah this Saturday in the regular season home finale. Tip-off at the Walkup Skydome is scheduled for 2 p.m. General admission tickets for the game are $5, while the concessions stand will be having a $2 sale on all items.

February 24, 2016
Lumberjacks Set to Compete in Second Spring Invite this Weekend in Rio Verde
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team is preparing for its second tournament of 2016 this weekend, where the squad will head south to compete against 17 other teams in the Rio Verde Invitational.

February 24, 2016
NAU's Exceptional Day Leads to First Day Advantage at WAC Championships
HOUSTON, Texas – In the heart of Texas where football reigns supreme, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team scored a figurative touchdown on the first day of the 2016 Western Athletic Conference Championships. Behind a dramatic, come-from-behind 200 medley relay victory and an outstanding day by their divers, the Lumberjacks are off to a rousing start in first place with 147 points at the end of the opening day.

February 24, 2016
Three Road Matches Ahead For NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a weekend off, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will face University of Texas, El Paso, University of Wyoming and New Mexico State University starting Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28. The Lumberjacks are coming off their second Big Sky victory over Portland State on Feb. 14 which moved them to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

February 24, 2016
Women's Hoops Aims for Win at SUU in Final Regular Season Road Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball has one final opportunity to snag a win away from Flagstaff before the conference tournament when they travel to Southern Utah on Saturday. The Lumberjacks will face their travel partner in their only game of the week at 7 p.m. in Cedar City, Utah on Saturday as they look to head into the final week of the regular season at home with a victory.

February 24, 2016
Where There's a Wil There's a Way
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - There are so many pieces involved in having a successful basketball program and sometimes it’s the smaller pieces that get overlooked. For the Northern Arizona men’s basketball program, that small piece is called Wil Wilson. The San Diego native has been with the Lumberjack hoops team for five seasons. Yes, five. He has worked under three different coaches during that time and is definitely considered the veteran of the basketball program.

February 24, 2016
Three Home Matches Around the Corner for NAU Men's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an exciting home-opening weekend and a win over Western New Mexico to top it off, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team will play host to Air Force University, University of Montana and Loyola Marymount University on Feb. 27, Feb. 28 and March 1 respectively. The Lumberjacks have strung together back-to-back victories as they currently hold a 2-6 overall record and have played in just one conference match so far this season.

February 22, 2016
Swimming & Diving Pursues Third Straight WAC Title in Houston
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Despite two straight Western Athletic Conference titles, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team is not taking anything for granted heading into this week's 2016 WAC Championships. The Lumberjacks, deep with talent and experience, will be gunning for a third consecutive title and will have to hold off a stable of competitors to do so at the conference meet to be held from Feb. 24-27 at the University of Houston's CRWC Natatorium.

February 22, 2016
Conference Selects NAU's DMR Team, Weise as Athletes of the Week
OGDEN, Utah -- For the third consecutive week, and the seventh time this indoor season, the Northern Arizona University track and field team secured Big Sky Athlete of the Week selections Monday afternoon.

February 22, 2016
Lumberjack Football Pro Day Slated for March 3rd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will hold its Pro Day on Thursday, March 3. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. with individual workouts in the weight room set to start at 9 a.m. in the Walkup Skydome. Fans are invited to come watch field workouts, which will begin after the weight room testing has been completed.

February 21, 2016
A Sweep for NAU Men's Tennis in its Inaugural Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team snagged its second straight win in its inaugural match in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex against Western New Mexico this afternoon, Feb. 21. The Lumberjacks, coming off a win over UC Riverside less than 24 hours prior, picked up right where they left off taking down the defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champions in a convincing 7-0 sweep.

February 20, 2016
Weber State Edges NAU at the End, 77-74
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona edged Weber State in almost every statistical category today, but the Wildcats hung on until the end taking a 77-74 victory with them back to Ogden. Junior forward Ako Kaluna was a man on a mission once again, this time tallying 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Lumberjacks.

February 20, 2016
Paplow Scores Big Sky Season Best 36 Points in Overtime Loss at Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – Freshman Kaleigh Paplow had one of the greatest offensive games in Northern Arizona women's basketball history. The Lumberjacks (6-20 overall, 2-13 Big Sky) shot a season-best 58.3 percent from the field and outrebounded Weber State by 10. Yet, victory still eluded the 'Jacks in a 95-88 overtime loss to the Wildcats, as the Wildcats capitalized on every single one of NAU's miscues.

February 20, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Picks Up Its First Win of 2016 over UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team captured its first win of the season over UC Riverside this afternoon, Feb. 20. With a final score of 5-2, the Lumberjacks move to 1-6 this year and will face Western New Mexico tomorrow (Feb. 21) in their home opener. Sunday’s match will also mark the first of many to be played in NAU Tennis’ brand new Aquatic and Tennis Center.

February 19, 2016
NAU Competes in Final Meet Before Indoor Conference
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team competed in its final indoor meet this afternoon—the NAU Tune Up—at the Walkup Skydome before heading to Bozeman, Mont., for conference championships next week.

February 19, 2016
Lumberjack Men's Tennis Falls at UC Irvine 7-0
IRVINE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team dropped its sixth match of the 2016 campaign against a tough UC Irvine squad this afternoon, Feb. 19. With a final score of 7-0, the Anteaters move to 6-3 this season and remain undefeated on their home courts. Although UC Irvine recently dropped out of the national rankings, they landed at No. 70 earlier this month.

February 19, 2016
Aquatic and Tennis Complex Set for Public Grand Opening This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After nearly two years of construction, Northern Arizona University's brand new Aquatic and Tennis Complex (ATC) is set to be unveiled to the public this weekend. The state-of-the art facility, located across the street from NAU's Health and Learning Center, will be the new home of NAU swimming & diving and men's and women's tennis.

February 19, 2016
NAU’s Tyler Day, Men’s Cross Team Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its annual list of NCAA Division I cross country all-academic teams and athletes Friday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men’s squad securing a team spot and freshman Tyler Day earning an individual award as well.

February 18, 2016
Women's Basketball Drops 71-61 Decision to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team and Idaho State traded runs in the third quarter, but the Bengals got the last – and largest – run of them all to separate themselves for a 71-61 victory. NAU closed to within four points in the fourth quarter after trailing by as much as a dozen, yet ultimately dropped its fifth straight game. The 'Jacks are now 6-19 for the season and carry a 2-12 Big Sky record.

February 18, 2016
NAU Axes Idaho State, 81-68
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Ako Kaluna registered a near double-double of 17 points and nine rebounds, as Northern Arizona axed visiting Idaho State tonight in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks connected on 27 field goals and led by 10 points at the half to come away with the victory over the fourth placed Bengals.

February 18, 2016
Lumberjacks Prepare for Final Indoor Meet Before Conference
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With Big Sky Indoor Conference Championships right around the corner, the Northern Arizona University track and field team will have one last shot to clean things up and qualify more athletes at the NAU Tune-Up this Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2016
Alumni Reception: March 16 in Phoenix
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Attention all Northern Arizona football alumni, we will be having an alumni reception on Wednesday, March 16 at Zipps Sports Grill in Phoenix from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

February 17, 2016
Anokhina Named Conference's Co-Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After her second-place performance at the Bison at Boulder Creek Invite to begin the 2016 spring season, freshman Sofya Anokhina of the Northern Arizona University golf team was named Big Sky Co-Golfer of the Week Wednesday morning.

February 17, 2016
Records, Championships & Awards: JVP Leaves Her Mark with NAU Volleyball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – "I wasn't tall enough to go there, I wasn't good enough to go there." It seems unthinkable now, but that was the message senior Janae Vander Ploeg got from the University of Colorado in Boulder during the recruiting process.

February 17, 2016
Two Road Matches and Home Opener on Deck for NAU Men's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team has a full weekend ahead of them as they hit the road for California to face No. 70 UC Irvine and UC Riverside on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 respectively. The Lumberjacks will return home on Sunday, Feb. 21 for their home opener in the brand new Aquatic and Tennis Complex to face Western New Mexico. Match time is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday with free admission for anyone who attends.

February 16, 2016
NAU Secures A First-Place Victory to Open the Spring Season
BOULDER CREEK, Nev. – Freshman Sofya Anokhina managed a stellar 3-under-par 69 score in the final round of play at the Bison at Boulder Creek Invite Tuesday morning to help lead the Northern Arizona University golf team to a first-place victory in their opening tournament of the season.

February 16, 2016
Next Up: Three-Game Home Stand Begins with Idaho State and Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This week’s games are set for Thursday and Saturday, as Northern Arizona men’s hoops welcomes Idaho State (Feb. 18) and Weber State (Feb. 20). Tip-off versus the Bengals is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walkup Skydome, while Saturday’s game against Weber State is scheduled for 4 p.m.

February 16, 2016
NAU's Zienasellassie Earns Second Conference AOTW Selection this Season
OGDEN, Utah – For the second time this indoor season and the second time in three weeks, Northern Arizona University’s Futsum Zienasellassie has been named Big Sky Male Track Athlete of the Week. This was the fourth overall selection as the conference’s AOTW for Zienasellassie in his Lumberjack career.

February 16, 2016
NAU Hopes to Find Road Breakthrough at Idaho State, Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Just three weeks remain before the conference tournament and the Northern Arizona women's basketball team heads to Idaho State and Weber State with the goal of kickstarting a late season surge heading into the Road to Reno. NAU plays at Idaho State at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Weber State on Saturday, not only looking for a breakthrough to reward its recent efforts but a win that would snap its nine-game road losing streak.

February 15, 2016
Lumberjacks Sit in First-Place Heading into Final Round Tomorrow
BOULDER CREEK, Nev. – The Northern Arizona University golf team picked up right where it left off in the fall, recording a two-round score of 38-over-par 614 Monday afternoon at the Bison at Boulder Creek Invite and finishing atop the leaderboard to begin its 2016 spring season.

February 15, 2016
NAU Cheer & Dance Sets 2016-17 Tryout Dates for April 15-16
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The NAU Cheer and Dance Program is excited to expand their teams through their 2016-2017 tryout dates. Continuing on a successful route, both the Cheer and Dance programs will be inviting new members to audition on April 15-16. Tryouts will be held at the Health and Learning Center at NAU in Flagstaff.

February 14, 2016
Strong Singles Play Lifts NAU Women's Tennis Over Portland State
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team captured their second Big Sky win of the season over Portland State University this afternoon, Feb. 14. With a final score of 5-2, NAU snapped the Vikings’ undefeated home stand and advance to 4-4 this season, 2-1 in conference play. Head Coach Kim Bruno’s team definitely showed what they were made of after dropping the doubles point and trailing the Vikings 2-0 early on.

February 13, 2016
Griz Take Down Lumberjacks 85-67 on the Road
MISSOULA, Mont. – Montana shot 70 percent from the field in the second half and that was enough to defeat the visiting Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 85-67 at Dahlberg Arena tonight. Junior guard Kris Yanku posted his second straight 20-point game to lead the NAU offense, as the Lumberjacks fell to 4-20, 2-11 in Big Sky play.

February 13, 2016
Women's Basketball Battles to the End in 61-57 Loss to Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team (6-18, 2-11 Big Sky) outshot Montana from three, made more free throws and held a commanding rebounding advantage. The Lady Griz went scoreless for eight and a half minutes, and yet they still withstood the Lumberjacks' comeback efforts to hold on for a 61-57 victory in the Walkup Skydome Saturday night.

February 13, 2016
Lumberjacks Wrap-Up Action from NAU Invite, ISU Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team competed in the second and final day of the NAU Invite and Iowa State Classic Saturday, putting together another strong slate of performances to close out the weekend.

February 13, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Falls to No. 58 University of Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team fell to No. 58 University of Arizona this afternoon (Feb. 13) with a final score of 5-0. The Lumberjacks drop to 3-4 and Arizona moves to 4-2 on the year, but Head Coach Kim Bruno and her crew have a quick turnaround tomorrow facing their third Big Sky opponent Portland State.

February 13, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Makes Big Strides at No. 69 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team hit the road for Tucson, Ariz. to face No. 69 University of Arizona with nothing to lose. The Lumberjacks certainly gave the Wildcats their best shot despite falling 5-2. Doubles teams Felix Schumann/Jackson Lee and Eden Peleg/Lucas Taylor won the doubles point for NAU and freshman Lucas Taylor also captured a win in singles play to tie up the match early on 2-2.

February 12, 2016
NAU Opens Up Competition from the NAU Invite, ISU Classic Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a day of personal bests for the Northern Arizona University track and field team as the Lumberjacks wrapped up first-day action from the NAU Invite and Iowa State Classic.

February 12, 2016
NAU Researchers Tackle the Topic of Concussion Reporting with NCAA Grant
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – People play sports because they love the game. The teammates you meet and the memories you create are priceless. The one thing in the athletics world that is overlooked at times is the reporting of concussions. The topic of concussions is sensitive and important, and that is why researchers at Northern Arizona University have come together to help perform innovative research efforts through the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research Challenge.

February 11, 2016
Previewing the Upcoming 2016 Lumberjack Golf Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful fall season, one that saw two top-three tournament finishes, the defending Big Sky champion and conference preseason No. 2 Northern Arizona University golf team is ready to start its spring season this Monday when it opens up with the Bison at Boulder Creek Invite.

February 11, 2016
Women's Hoops Outshot by Montana State in 83-72 Loss
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team had five players in double-figures for just the second time this season, but the Lumberjacks lost control of the fourth quarter in an 83-72 defeat to Montana State in the Walkup Skydome. The 'Jacks (6-17, 2-10 Big Sky) trailed by just one going into the final period, but the Bobcats shot 75 percent from the field in the final 10 minutes to put the game out of reach.

February 11, 2016
Bobcats Shoot Their Way Past NAU, 101-58
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana State was on fire from long range tonight, knocking down an NCAA Division I single-game high this season of 25 three-pointers to defeat Northern Arizona, 101-58 at Worthington Arena.

February 11, 2016
Lumberjacks Set to Host NAU Invite, Compete at ISU Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a weekend off from competition, the Northern Arizona University track and field team is back in action this Friday and Saturday when it hosts the 2016 NAU Invite. In addition, some Lumberjack athletes will travel to Ames, Iowa, for the Iowa State Classic this weekend.

February 11, 2016
In-State Match Up: NAU Women's Tennis to Take On No. 58 University of Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will hit the road for Tucson, Ariz. where they will take on No. 58 University of Arizona. After facing the Wildcats on Saturday, Feb. 13, NAU will pick up its third Big Sky match of 2016 against Portland State on Sunday, Feb. 14. Match times are set for 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. MST respectively.

February 11, 2016
Up Next for NAU Men's Tennis: No. 69 University of Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is preparing for yet another tough opponent ahead in No. 69 University of Arizona on Saturday, Feb. 13. Head Coach Ki Kroll has challenged his crew early on, facing two undefeated programs and two ranked foes in just a few short weeks. The match is set to begin at 10 a.m. in Tucson, Ariz. at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

February 11, 2016
Rene Coggins Voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the midst of a career-best season on the court, junior Rene Coggins was recognized for her academic diligence, commitment and perfection on Thursday when she was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team. It marks the first Academic All-District honor for Coggins in her career, and she will now be automatically eligible for Academic All-American distinction.

February 9, 2016
Road Trip: ‘Jacks at Montana State and Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s hoops team will hit the road this week for Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks will start off on Thursday at Montana State with a 7 p.m. tip-off at Worthington Arena, and will then travel to conference leader Montana for Saturday’s game. The game versus the Griz is slated for 7 p.m. at Dahlberg Arena.

February 9, 2016
'Jacks Return Home to Host Montana State and Montana in the Dome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball hosts Montana State and Montana this week as the conference tournament gets closer and closer. The Lumberjacks (6-16, 2-9 Big Sky) will face Montana State on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Montana on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome for the second time this season. NAU fell on the road to both squads in the opening week of conference play.

February 9, 2016
Jackson Picks Up Fifth WAC Diver of the Week Award of the Season
DENVER, Colo. – Another week, another WAC Diver of the Week award for senior Chelsea Jackson. Following Jackson's second consecutive record-breaking performance in her final home meet last Saturday, she garnered her fifth conference Diver of the Week nod of the season on Tuesday bringing her career total up to nine.

February 9, 2016
Newcomer Kennedy Showcasing Some Serious Talent
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The indoor track and field season is heating up for the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks as we inch closer to conference championships later this month. In total, 19 Lumberjack athletes have qualified for conference competition, and newcomer sprinter Isiah Kennedy is one of them.

February 8, 2016
Game Times for the Big Sky Men's and Women's Championships Announced
The 2016 Big Sky men's and women's basketball championships in Reno, Nev. are just 39 days away and game times are set. The Big Sky men's and women's basketball championships take place March 7 through 12 at the Reno Events Center and for the first time ever, all 12 Big Sky institutions will participate.

February 8, 2016
NAU's Weitz Earns Conference Honors After Weekend Performance
OGDEN, Utah – Another week, another Big Sky honor for a member of the Northern Arizona University track and field team. Earlier today, the conference office recognized Lumberjack senior distance athlete Nathan Weitz as the male track athlete of the week for his conference-qualifying performance in the mile event at the New Mexico Classic last Saturday.

February 7, 2016
Northern Arizona Women's Tennis Drops Close Match to EWU
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team closed out a full slate of matches this weekend against Big Sky opponent Eastern Washington. The Lumberjacks fell to the Eagles, who have now won four straight matches, with a final score of 4-3 in Cheney. Head Coach Kim Bruno and her squad drop to 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in the Big Sky.

February 6, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Picks up Third Win Over Seattle University
PULLMAN, Wash. – Northern Arizona University women’s tennis wrapped up its three-match stand at Washington State University this evening, Feb. 6. The Lumberjacks finished with two wins and one loss to undefeated Washington State who is now 8-0 on the year. Coming off an exciting win over the defending Big Sky Champions University of Idaho, NAU responded by adding another digit to the win column after taking down Seattle University 4-1.

February 6, 2016
Team Effort Pushes Men’s Hoops Past Idaho, 72-70
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four players scored in double digits for Northern Arizona, as the Lumberjacks picked up their first Big Sky home win of the season, 72-70 over Idaho. The Lumberjacks led by two points at the half and made six three-pointers in the second period to earn the victory over the Vandals.

February 6, 2016
Idaho Denies Preston, NAU with Strong Fourth Quarter in 76-59 Victory
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team let it fly at a 60 percent clip from long distance, but a lengthy third-quarter scoring drought proved to be detrimental in a 76-59 loss to Idaho on Saturday. The Lumberjacks made 9-of-15 from behind the arc, including a career-best showing from junior Catelyn Preston.

February 6, 2016
'Jacks Rip Past Idaho, 169.5-102.5, on Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team ripped off five straight victories to start the day and ended it with a relay victory. All in all, the Lumberjacks sent out their seniors and the Wall Aquatic Center with an emotional Senior Day onslaught of their WAC rivals, Idaho, 169.5-102.5 on Saturday. The win came in the team's final regular season meet and in the final meet ever in their home for the last 34 years.

February 6, 2016
NAU's Weitz Qualifies for Conference
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Competing as the only Lumberjack at the New Mexico Classic earlier today, Northern Arizona University senior distance athlete Nathan Weitz recorded a conference qualifying time in the mile event.

February 6, 2016
Lumberjack Men's Tennis Drops First Big Sky Match
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team closed out the weekend against Big Sky Conference foe Portland State where they fell to the Vikings with a final score of 6-1. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad, made up of all freshmen and sophomores, are still searching for their first win of 2016. Northern Arizona is just four matches into the season but has faced two ranked opponents and two undefeated programs in that short stretch.

February 5, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Snags First Conference Win of the Season
PULLMAN, Wash. – After being taken down by the University of Idaho on their home turf last season, the Northern Arizona University women's tennis team sought revenge in 2016. In yet another gutsy come-from-behind win this season, Head Coach Kim Bruno and her squad move to 2-1 this season and 1-0 in the Big Sky Conference after toppling the defending Big Sky Champions 4-3. In the coaches preseason poll, Idaho was picked to finish second in the Big Sky.

February 5, 2016
NAU Athletic Trainer Brent Appel Works the Winter X Games
ASPEN, Colo. – The Winter X Games is the pinnacle for winter extreme sports. For NAU Associate Athletic Trainer Brent Appel, an avid winter sports enthusiast himself, he lived out an experience for the ages recently with the opportunity to work the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen from Jan. 28-31.

February 5, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Drops Match Against No. 46 University of Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team took on another dominant opponent in No. 46 University of Oregon at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene, Ore. The Lumberjacks are still searching for their first win of 2016 after falling to the Ducks 7-0 this afternoon, Feb. 5.

February 4, 2016
NAU Soccer's Nicole Sherwin Selected as Big Sky Conference SAAC Representative
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Nicole Sherwin was recently selected as the Big Sky Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee national representative. Sherwin has served as Northern Arizona’s SAAC President since the fall of 2015 and will now make the leap to give back to student-athletes on a bigger stage.

February 4, 2016
Women's Basketball Falls Late to Eastern Washington, 72-65
CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington pressured the Northern Arizona women's basketball team during a game-changing 10-2 run in the third quarter, and then staved off a late Lumberjack rally to hold on for a 72-65 victory Thursday night. Freshman Alyssa Rader and the 'Jacks gave the conference co-leading Eagles all they could handle, but in the end their record tumbled to 6-15 overall and 2-8 in the Big Sky.

February 4, 2016
Eagles Hang On for 84-73 Win Over Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (3-18, 1-9 BSC) outscores Eastern Washington (12-10, 6-4 BSC) in the second half, but the Eagles hang on for an 84-73 win tonight at the Walkup Skydome. After trailing by as many as 25 points in the second half, the Lumberjacks came to within 10 points down the stretch falling at home to the Eagles.

February 4, 2016
NAU Golfer Kim Cifuentes on Women Representation in Sports
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When it comes to coverage of athletes in today’s sports media, there is a certain discrepancy that exists between males and females. One gender is primarily respected for their athletic abilities and performance on the playing field or court, while the other is mainly admired for their level of attractiveness and the accomplishments in their personal lives.

February 4, 2016
NAU Picked to Finish as Conference Runner-Up
OGDEN, Utah – The 2016 Big Sky women’s golf preseason poll was released earlier this morning, with defending conference champion Northern Arizona University coming in at No. 2 in the rankings.

February 4, 2016
NAU to Honor Accomplished Senior Class on Saturday Versus Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Seven points are all that separates the 2016 Northern Arizona swimming & diving senior class from three Western Athletic Conference championships and a chance for fourth. Instead, the Lumberjacks’ senior class of eight will look to cap their careers with a WAC three-peat in a few weeks.

February 3, 2016
Northern Arizona Football Inks 23 on Signing Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Jerome Souers and the Northern Arizona football team have added 23 new Lumberjacks this afternoon on National Signing Day. Out of the group, 20 of those players signed National Letters of Intent, while another three have accepted admission into NAU and have signed commitments to join the team in the fall. Twelve out of the signees hail from the state of Arizona.

February 3, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Player Hanneke Lodewijks Tabbed Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University women’s tennis player Hanneke Lodewijks, a freshman out of Breda, Netherlands, was named Big Sky Player of the Week the conference office announced today, Feb. 3.

February 3, 2016
Three Days, Four Matches on Deck for NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will trek to Pullman, Wash. to play against Big Sky Conference foe University of Idaho on Friday, Feb. 5 and later face Seattle University and host school Washington State on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Lumberjacks will finish out the weekend at Eastern Washington on Sunday, Feb. 7.

February 3, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis to Face No. 46 Oregon, Portland State This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team will be back in action this weekend, starting with Pac-12 foe University of Oregon followed by Portland State for their first Big Sky matchup of 2016. The Lumberjacks have faced a wealth of competition so far this season, and the story will be no different this time around facing the No. 46 team in the nation Oregon on Friday, Feb. 5.

February 2, 2016
Next Up: ‘Jacks Host Eastern Washington and Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s hoops team returns to the Walkup Skydome this week to host Eastern Washington (11-10, 5-4 BSC) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Idaho (13-9, 5-4 BSC) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

February 2, 2016
2016 UCA & UDA National Championship Recap
ORLANDO, Fla. — Every year cheer and dance compete in the biggest competition of the year — the UCA and UDA College National Championships, respectively. A weekend in Orlando, Fla. brings the best programs from across the country and around the world together in this all-out fight for recognition and program success.

February 2, 2016
NAU Looks to Keep Momentum Rolling at Eastern Washington, Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball snapped one losing streak with their thrilling victory over Idaho State last Saturday to pick up some much needed momentum going into the final half of conference play. Facing two of the top three teams in the conference on the road this week - Eastern Washington on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Idaho on Saturday at 3 p.m. - the Lumberjacks will need to keep the momentum rolling in order to bring another losing streak to an end. Both game times are listed local to Flagstaff.

February 1, 2016
NAU Athletics Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 13
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the fourth consecutive year, the NAU Athletics Department will celebrate and encourage girls and women’s participation in athletics with National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s NGWSD will coincide with the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team’s game versus Montana next Saturday, Feb. 13.

February 1, 2016
Andersen, Zienasellassie Earn Big Sky Athlete of the Week Selections
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University’s Futsum Zienasellassie, one of the greatest Lumberjack track athletes all-time, and Brooke Andersen, a stellar field athlete in her own right, have both been named Big Sky Athletes of the Week for their performances this past weekend at Mountain T’s.

February 1, 2016
Get Excited for the #RoadToReno Now!
RENO, Nev. - Hosting a conference basketball tournament with 24 teams isn’t easy, but the Big Sky Conference wouldn’t have it any other way.

January 31, 2016
NAU Women's Tennis Downs SIU, Hangs Tough With No. 63 New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In their first showing of the spring season, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team split on the road with a 4-3 win over Southern Illinois University and a loss to No. 63 University of New Mexico 4-0. Head Coach Kim Bruno was pleased with the results she saw as NAU moves to 1-1 on the year.

January 30, 2016
Women's Hoops Claws Past Idaho State With Last Second 63-62 Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – To cap off Alumni weekend with Hall of Famers, 1,000 point scorers and some of the all-time greats in attendance, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team played inspired. The result was a thrilling last second 63-62 victory over Idaho State, a win which snapped the team's five-game losing streak and provides the 'Jacks with a full steam of momentum going into the second half of conference play.

January 30, 2016
Bengals Shoot Their Way Past NAU, ‘Jacks Fall at Idaho State 88-66
POCATELLO, Idaho – Idaho State shot double the amount of free throws than Northern Arizona and that made a huge difference as the Lumberjacks dropped a 88-66 decision to the Bengals on the road. The Bengals made 22 of 26 free throws to NAU’s 8 of 12 and that was a big catalyst for ISU tonight. Freshman guard Mike Green registered 22 points, just one off his career-high, to lead NAU at Holt Arena.

January 30, 2016
NAU’s Zienasellassie Caps off Great Weekend with Record Performance
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The second day of the 2016 Mountain T’s proved to be an eventful one, highlighted by Northern Arizona University’s Futsum Zienasellassie and his performance in the mile event. The NAU redshirt-junior and newly named United States citizen recorded the nation’s top mile time today and the second-best time in Walkup Skydome history, running a 3:56.99 after altitude adjustment.

January 30, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Drops Second Match to Undefeated Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team had another competitive showing against a hot Utah squad in Salt Lake City today, Jan. 30. The Utes move to a perfect 6-0 this season and the Lumberjacks fall to 0-2. Highlighting the action was doubles pair Tim Handel and Ruben Montano, in their first appearance together this season, as they put NAU in position to secure the doubles point following their victory.

January 30, 2016
2016 NAU Football Schedule Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program scored fast and often as it competed for a Big Sky Conference Championship and Football Championship Playoff bid in 2015. The Lumberjacks were in contention all the way to the final regular season game as it produced the National FCS Freshman of the Year. NAU is back and prepared this season, as it announced its 2016 slate.

January 15, 2016
It's a Wrap - 2015 Season Recap
In 2015, Northern Arizona experimented with a new offensive scheme and a new offensive coordinator, as the Lumberjacks went out to prove that although they have been known in past years for their defense, this year the offense was looking to make noise.

January 29, 2016
NAU Continues to Impress, Adds Four More Conference Qualifying Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – If there was a theme to describe the first day of the 2016 Mountain T’s for the Northern Arizona University track and field team, it would be progression. Four more Lumberjack athletes qualified for indoor conference championships today, while a number of other athletes from all units improved their times and marks Friday afternoon.

January 29, 2016
Men's Tennis Falls in Season Opener to Undefeated BYU
PROVO, Utah – In the first match of the 2016 campaign, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team battled on the road with regional foe Brigham Young University, who remains undefeated (6-0) on the season. Competing for NAU were sophomores Felix Schumann, Jackson Lee and Eden Peleg and freshmen Tim Handel, Ruben Montano, Thomas Fisher and Lucas Taylor.

January 29, 2016
A Look Into the 2016 Season for NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a season finishing fourth in the Big Sky Conference, and being preseason picked fourth this year, Northern Arizona University women’s tennis is ready to tackle the challenges in front of them for the 2016 campaign. The Lumberjacks, under the reign of head coach Kim Bruno entering her 11th season, look ahead to the chase for a Big Sky title after coming off a rather remarkable preseason showing.

January 28, 2016
Women's Basketball Unable to Overcome Slow Start in Weber State Defeat
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team got off to a slow start and could not overcome their lowest scoring quarter and half of the season as they dropped their fifth consecutive game Thursday night, 76-56, to Weber State in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks are now 5-14 overall and 1-7 in conference play.

January 28, 2016
Weber State Outlasts NAU, 86-76
OGDEN, Utah – It started off sluggish for both teams tonight, and is it came down to the final minutes; Weber State (14-6, 6-1 BSC) came out on top with an 86-76 win over Northern Arizona (3-16, 1-7 BSC) at the Dee Events Center. Three Lumberjacks scored in double digits led by junior guard Kris Yanku’s 19 points and nine rebounds.

January 28, 2016
What Lies Ahead: NAU Men's Tennis 2016 Season Preview
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It has been two straight years that Northern Arizona University men’s tennis has been preseason picked No. 5. However, that is not to undermine the tremendous success the Lumberjacks have come in contact with under head coach Ki Kroll now entering his third season. After advancing to the Big Sky Championship round last year, and notching two upsets to get there, Kroll and his roster of 10 are excited for the twists and turns that lie ahead in 2016.

January 28, 2016
NAU Football Signing Day Event to be Held at Little America
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at its National Signing Day event at Little America Hotel. The event is open to the public. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program to follow at 6 p.m.

January 28, 2016
Swimming & Diving Receives CSCAA Fall Scholar All-America Team Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Once again, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team hit the textbooks hard in the fall 2015 semester, as they were awarded the Scholar All-America Team honor by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). NAU posted a semester team GPA of 3.46 and was one of 561 men's and women's swimming & diving teams across the country to be recognized by the CSCAA.

January 27, 2016
13 Straight NSCAA Team Academic Awards for NAU Soccer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 13th straight year, the Northern Arizona University women's soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Lumberjacks posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.37 for the 2014-15 academic year.

January 27, 2016
NAU Volleyball Alum Kemper to Start Pro Career in Slovakia
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball alumnus Sydney Kemper is trading her Lumberjack blue & gold for the blue & neon yellow of 1.Bratislavský Volejbalový Klub, as she is set to start her professional playing career in Slovakia. Kemper, one of NAU's all-time greats who wrapped up her collegiate career in 2014, will join the 1.BVK team in her first step as a professional.

January 27, 2016
31 Lumberjacks Earn Big Sky Fall All-Academic Accolades
OGDEN, Utah – Thirty-one Northern Arizona student-athletes from football, volleyball, soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country were named to the Big Sky Fall All-Academic team announced today by the league office.

January 27, 2016
NAU Gearing Up for its First Two Day Meet of the Season, the Mountain T’s
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team will compete in the Mountain T’s this weekend, playing host for the third time in 2016. With a goal of getting better each week leading up to indoor conference championships in late February, good preparation and remaining focused will be key this Friday and Saturday for the Lumberjacks.

January 27, 2016
Women's Tennis Alumnus Tatum Rochin Selected to Attend NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University women's tennis alumnus Tatum Rochin (2013-14), sister of current Lumberjack Hailey Rochin, has been selected to attend the prestigious 2016 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Ind. More than 200 interns and graduate assistants at the start of their careers in college athletics were selected to participate.

January 26, 2016
NAU Hosts Weber State and Idaho State This Week in the Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - In what seems like a blink of an eye, the first half of Big Sky Conference play comes to a close this week and the Northern Arizona women's basketball hopes to end it with a bang as they return home for a pair of games in the Walkup Skydome this week. The Lumberjacsk will host Weber State and Idaho State on Thursday and Saturday respectively with both games set to start at 6:30 p.m.

January 26, 2016
Next Up: 'Jacks at Weber State and Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s hoops team will hit the road this week for Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks will start off on Thursday at Weber State with a 7 p.m. tip-off at the Dee Events Center, and will then travel to Idaho State for Saturday’s game. The contest versus the Vandals is slated for 7 p.m. at Holt Arena.

January 26, 2016
Women's Tennis Grand Canyon Match to be Rescheduled for Later Date
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis match against Grand Canyon University, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, 2016, will be postponed to a later date. Please check www.nauathletics.com for updates regarding this match. The Lumberjacks will now head to Albuquerque, N.M. to face the University of New Mexico and Southern Illinois University on Jan. 31.

January 26, 2016
NAU's Jackson Receives Fourth WAC Diver of the Week Award
DENVER, Colo. – Three days after a career-best performance versus New Mexico, senior Chelsea Jackson was named the WAC Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season on Tuesday, bringing her career total to seven.

January 25, 2016
Women's Hoops Invites Former 'Jacks to Flagstaff for Alumni Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A big weekend lies ahead for the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team not only on the court, but for alumni off the court. NAU head coach Sue Darling invites all former Lumberjacks for Alumni Weekend leading up to this Saturday’s game versus Idaho State.

January 23, 2016
Green Nets Career-High 23 Points, ‘Jacks Fall to Northern Colorado 84-79
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – True freshman Mike Green netted a career-high 23 points on 50 percent shooting to make today’s game versus Northern Colorado close, but the Bears hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute and 15 second to keep Northern Arizona at arms’ length and capture a 84-79 victory.

January 23, 2016
Women's Basketball Suffers 79-55 Loss at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team had one of their worst offensive performances on Saturday at Northern Colorado and suffered a 79-55 loss to the Bears. NAU received a game-high 15 points from junior Taylor Leyva and 14 points from junior Rene Coggins, but it dropped their fourth consecutive game and saw their record fall to 1-6 in the Big Sky and 5-13 overall.

January 23, 2016
Jackson Posts Record Day as New Mexico Edges NAU, 154-145
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Déjà vu is not always a good thing, as the Northern Arizona swimming & diving saw last week's loss to Colorado State play out again on Saturday versus New Mexico, as the Lobos stole a 154-145 victory late. The two teams traded leads throughout the meet, but an impressive performance by the NAU divers was spoiled by the Lobos in the Lumberjacks' second-to-final meet of the regular season.

January 22, 2016
Lumberjacks Improve in their Second Meet of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last weekend, the highlight of the Lumberjack Team Challenge was the narrow, 4x400m relay victory by the NAU men to close out the meet. This time around at Friday Night Duals, it was the NAU women's 4x400m relay team that would not be outdone.

January 21, 2016
NAU Looking for Similar Success in its Second Meet of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the Northern Arizona University track and field team is gearing for its second meet of the 2016 season tomorrow, Friday Night Duals, the young Lumberjack roster is hoping to improve upon last week’s results they recorded at Lumberjack Team Challenge.

January 21, 2016
Leyva Nets Career-High 23 Points in NAU's 63-56 Loss at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With the score tied at 44-44 entering the fourth quarter, North Dakota went on a decisive 10-0 run to earn itself a 63-56 victory over the Northern Arizona women's basketball team despite a career-high 23 points from junior Taylor Leyva. The Lumberjacks dropped their third consecutive game in falling to 1-5 in conference play and seeing their overall record fall to 5-12.

January 21, 2016
Hot Shooting Hawks Down NAU, 101-59
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – North Dakota (9-9, 4-3 BSC) shoots its way past Northern Arizona (3-14, 1-5 BSC) to capture a 101-59 win at the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks were unable to stop the Fighting Hawks from three-point range as the visiting team hit 14 from long range to capture the victory.

January 20, 2016
Highlighting the Best Weekly Performances for NAU Track and Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last Saturday, the Northern Arizona University track and field program opened up its 2016 team season with the Lumberjack Team Challenge. While the squad as a whole shook off some of the rust an offseason inevitably brings, there were some impressive individual performances that stood out and highlighted the day for NAU.

January 19, 2016
UND and UNC Come to Town for Games Versus Men’s Basketball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Pack the Walkup Skydome this week as Northern Arizona men’s basketball hosts North Dakota and Northern Colorado. Thursday’s tip-off versus the Fighting Hawks is set for 6:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks and Bears will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday to close out the week.

January 19, 2016
Nominate Now for the 2016 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nominations are open for the 2016 Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame. All nomination forms must be received by March 4, 2016.

January 19, 2016
NAU's James Fisher Selected as Male Track Athlete of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Big Sky Conference announced earlier this afternoon that Northern Arizona University’s James Fisher was selected as this week’s male track athlete of the week. This is the first such honor Fisher has earned as a Lumberjack.

January 19, 2016
NAU Heads on the Road to North Dakota and Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team hits the road once again this week and will be aiming to pick up their first conference victory away from home with a pair of games at North Dakota on Thursday and Northern Colorado on Saturday. NAU will embark on the longest road trip in the Big Sky Conference starting out with a 6 p.m. Arizona time tip-off in Grand Forks, N.D. The 'Jacks wrap up the week with a 2 p.m. start in Greeley, Colo. on Saturday.

January 18, 2016
NAU Student-Athletes Make A Difference on MLK Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department once again participated on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back to the Flagstaff community. NAU student-athletes, coaches and administrators spread out around the community participating in activities and a march. NAU was able to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of MLK Day being recognized on the Flagstaff campus.

January 16, 2016
NAU Makes Fourth Quarter Push Before Falling to EWU, 81-71
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team gave unbeaten Eastern Washington a furious challenge in the fourth quarter by cutting an 18-point deficit to seven, but the Lumberjacks eventually fell 81-71 in the Walkup Skydome Saturday night. NAU dropped to 5-11 overall and 1-4 in the Big Sky with its second consecutive defeat.

January 16, 2016
Eastern Washington Boxes Out NAU, Tops Lumberjacks 96-73
CHENEY, Wash. – Northern Arizona was one step behind Eastern Washington when it came to boxing out, and the Eagles ability to out-rebound the Lumberjacks resulted in 21 second chance points and a 96-73 victory at Reese Court this afternoon.

January 16, 2016
NAU Falls to Colorado State, 160-140, in Closely Contested Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Colorado State swept the top three spots in the 200m individual medley – the day's second-to-final event – and spoiled the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team's return home to the Wall Aquatic Center on Saturday, dealing the Lumberjacks a 160-140 defeat. NAU received a pair of individual wins each from junior Urte Kazakeviciute and sophomore Alina Staffeldt and another outstanding performance by its divers in the loss.

January 15, 2016
Men Picked First, Women Second in the Preseason Conference Coaches' Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the Northern Arizona University track and field team preparing for its first meet of the indoor season tomorrow, the Big Sky Conference has released its 2016 coaches’ preseason indoor track and field poll.

January 15, 2016
Celebrate with NAU Volleyball at Team Banquet at The Oakmont
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will be holding their team banquet on Sunday, Jan. 24 at The Oakmont at 6 p.m. and is inviting everyone to help celebrate their record-breaking 2015 campaign with them.

January 15, 2016
Previewing the 2016 Lumberjack Track and Field Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With another track and field season quickly approaching, it is time to rundown the 2016 roster and take a look at what this season’s squad has to offer.

January 15, 2016
Late Run Comes Up Short for NAU, Falls at Idaho 83-76
MOSCOW, Idaho – Northern Arizona made a late surge on the road at Idaho led by 19 points from junior forward Ako Kaluna, but it wasn’t enough as the Lumberjacks fell to the Vandals, 83-76 at Cowan Spectrum.

January 14, 2016
Women's Hoops Outshot from Three-Point Range in Loss to Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Despite a season-best performance from freshman Kaleigh Paplow and another stellar all-around performance by junior Taylor Leyva, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team could not keep pace with the long distance shooting of Idaho in a 72-51 loss in the Skydome Thursday night. The Lumberjacks were victim to 15 threes by the Vandals as they fell to 1-3 in conference place and 5-10 overall.

January 14, 2016
Swimming & Diving Back at Home Saturday Versus Colorado State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – All that stands between the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team and the Western Athletic Conference Championships are three home meets beginning with this Saturday's dual versus Colorado State at 11 a.m. in the Wall Aquatic Center. The Lumberjacks have not competed at home since opening the season with a two-day double dual at the end of October versus LSU and Wyoming.

January 13, 2016
NAU Men's Tennis Lands in the Preseason Poll Top Five
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the first official practice of the spring season right around the corner, the Big Sky Conference office released today (Jan. 13) the 2016 Coaches Preseason Poll for men’s tennis. After finishing sixth in the conference last season, but notching two upsets to qualify for the Big Sky Tournament Championship, head coach Ki Kroll and his roster of 10 were picked to finish fifth in the 2016 campaign.

January 13, 2016
Northern Arizona Women's Tennis Picked to Finish Fourth in the Big Sky
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It won’t be long until the spring season for the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will be in full swing. Today (Jan. 13) the Big Sky Conference office announced the 2016 Coaches Preseason Poll, with the Lumberjacks claiming the fourth place spot. Head Coach Kim Bruno, entering her 11th season at the helm of the program, has consistently finished among the top of the pack.

January 12, 2016
Cookus Named CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus earned the 2015 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year, National Freshman Performer of the Year, and Quarterback Award, announced today by the organization. The three awards highlight Cookus’ record-breaking year with the Lumberjacks.

January 12, 2016
Hawkins Recognized With CFPA Punter Award
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona’s Ryan Hawkins was recognized by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) with the 2015 Football Championship Subdivision Punter Award, announced today by the organization.

January 12, 2016
Trio of Lumberjacks Receive “Fab Fifty” All-American Team Recognition
CHICAGO, Ill. - A trio of Northern Arizona football players have been recognized on the College Sporting News 2015 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team. Quarterback Case Cookus, wide receiver Emmanuel Butler, and cornerback Marcus Alford were all honored. Fifty of the best student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision received honors. Six players won the annual awards, while 44 other players were placed on the team. An additional 17 players received enough votes to earn honorable mention honors.

January 12, 2016
NAU Women's Soccer Player Ali Lixandru to Play for the Romanian National Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In less than a week, Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Ali Lixandru will head to Spain to represent the Romanian national soccer team. Lixandru, who is the first player to receive the call up since Alexia Gonzalez played with the Mexican national team in the summer of 2013, will spend a week overseas to train and play a total of three games against Ireland, Norway and Spain.

January 12, 2016
Women's Basketball Wraps Up Homestand with Idaho, Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A return home was what the Northern Arizona women's basketball team needed last week as they put an end to their four-game losing streak and picked up their first Big Sky victory of the year. The Lumberjacks, hoping to keep the momentum going, welcomes two of the top teams through the early portion of the conference season to the Walkup Skydome this week in Idaho on Thursday and Eastern Washington on Saturday. Both games will tip-off at 6:30 p.m.

January 12, 2016
NAU Ready for Road Games at Idaho and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (3-11, 1-2 BSC) continues its three-game road trip at Idaho (10-6, 2-1 BSC) and Eastern Washington (7-8, 1-2 BSC) this week. The Lumberjacks and the Vandals will square off on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cowan Spectrum. NAU will then head to Cheney, Wash. for a 12 p.m. local/ 1 p.m. MST tip.

January 9, 2016
Lumberjacks Pick Up Big Sky Road Win at Southern Utah, 73-63
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Five players scored in double figures as Northern Arizona (2-12, 1-2 BSC) topped Southern Utah (3-10, 1-2 BSC) on the road 73-63 to pick up its first Big Sky win of the season. The Lumberjacks led for the majority of the game and scored 23 points off turnovers to earn the victory.

January 9, 2016
NAU Defeats Southern Utah, 57-48, in Return to the Dome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A 15-5 third quarter provided the cushion the Northern Arizona women's basketball team needed to erase the zero in their Big Sky win column on Saturday, as the Lumberjacks defeated Southern Utah, 57-48. NAU (5-9, 1-2 Big Sky) snapped its four-game losing streak and picked up their first conference win with freshman Alyssa Rader posting a near triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high seven assists.

January 8, 2016
Cookus Receives FCS STATS National Freshman of the Year Honors
FRISCO, Texas - Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus received the award for STATS FCS Freshman Player of the Year tonight in Frisco, Texas at the awards banquet held at the Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel and Convention Center.

January 8, 2016
NAU Crushes Oregon State for Second All-Time Win in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – Flagstaff may be covered from this week's snow storm, but the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team was hot enough to melt it instantly with their performance in Tucson on Friday. The Lumberjacks used a complete team effort to crush Oregon State, 198.5-94.5, and earn their second all-time win versus the Pac-12 Beavers. NAU also faced No. 7 Arizona and came away with a 195-96 defeat to its nationally-ranked neighbor to the south.

January 8, 2016
Women's Hoops' Brittani Lusain Suspended Indefinitely
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women's basketball junior Brittani Lusain has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team and department policies.

January 7, 2016
NAU Opens Season-Long Homestand Saturday Versus Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in nearly a month, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will be back at home in what they hope will cure their four-game losing streak. The Lumberjacks will host Southern Utah in their lone game of the week on Saturday in the Walkup Skydome at 2 p.m., in the first of three consecutive home games during NAU's longest homestand of the season.

January 6, 2016
Rivalry Week: ‘Jacks at Southern Utah for Saturday Night Showdown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (2-11, 0-2 BSC) embarks on the first trip of a three-game road swing. The Lumberjacks and Southern Utah (3-9, 1-1 BSC) are scheduled for a tip-off 7 p.m. on Saturday at Centrum Arena in Cedar City, Utah. NAU has won the last four outings versus the Thunderbirds.

January 6, 2016
Swimming & Diving Takes on Arizona, Oregon State on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The countdown to the Western Athletic Conference Championships is at seven weeks and the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will not have to leave the state of Arizona until making the trek to Houston, Texas for their title defense. With the schedule favorable with three home meets remaining, first the Lumberjacks will head south for their annual Pac-12 double dual with Arizona and Oregon State to spring into the New Year on Friday.

January 5, 2016
Lumberjack Football to Hold Walk-On Meeting Jan. 18
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only.

January 2, 2016
Women's Basketball Shocked by Montana State in 86-77 Overtime Loss
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team was unable to hold a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter as Montana State stormed back to send the game into overtime in the final seconds of regulation before pulling out an 86-77 win on Saturday in the Worthington Arena. The 'Jacks turned the ball over nine times and missed nine free throws in the final period in falling to 4-9 overall and closing out the first weekend of conference play with a 0-2 mark.

January 2, 2016
Yanku joins the 1,000-Point Club. ‘Jacks fall in double OT to MSU 74-72
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second game in a row Northern Arizona found itself playing in overtime, but it couldn’t turn the tides in its favor as it fell to visiting Montana State, 74-72.

December 31, 2015
Women's Basketball Drops Big Sky Opener, 81-58, to Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – Montana utilized a 16-4 run in the third quarter to break open a close game, and flexed its muscles to hand the Northern Arizona women's basketball team a 81-58 defeat in the Big Sky opener for both teams. The Lumberjacks received 19 points from junior Rene Coggins, but it was not enough as they fell to 4-8 overall while dropping their first conference game of the season.

December 31, 2015
Lumberjacks Fall in Double OT New Year’s Eve Thriller
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (2-10, 0-1 BSC) and Montana (6-6, 1-0 BSC) put on a show at the Walkup Skydome in the first game of Big Sky play for the conference. On New Year’s Eve, the two teams battled for 50 minutes going into double overtime with the Griz coming away with the 90-84 victory.

December 31, 2015
15 of the Best Moments of 2015 for NAU Athletics
Before you say “goodbye” to 2015, check out 15 of the best moments of 2015 for Northern Arizona Athletics in no particular order. The Lumberjacks had an amazing calendar year filled with championships, school records, and the moments that made you say “Wow.”

December 29, 2015
Celebrate New Year’s Eve Early with NAU Basketball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Before the clock strikes midnight, join the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team for a noon tip-off versus Montana in its Big Sky opener. NAU (2-9) and Montana (5-6) play at the Walkup Skydome for the first time in two years.

December 29, 2015
NAU Opens Conference Play, the New Year at Montana and Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team will ring in the New Year with the start of conference play this week on the road. The Lumberjacks will face a pair of tough tasks in Montana and Montana State, two of the top Big Sky teams through non-conference play this season. NAU takes on Montana on Thursday at 4 p.m. and Montana State on Saturday at 2 p.m.

December 26, 2015
2015 NAU Volleyball Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Think of the word "historic." That singular word is defined as "having great and lasting importance." Or, when searching for an example, just take a look at the 2015 Northern Arizona volleyball season. Two Big Sky Championships, 28 victories and 17 straight wins later, NAU made history right in front of everyone's eyes.

December 22, 2015
Golden Hurricane Storm Past NAU, 90-55
TULSA, Okla. – Northern Arizona completed its final game of non-conference play tonight as it fell to Tulsa, 90-55, on the road at the Reynolds Center. The Lumberjacks fell to 2-9 on the season, while the Golden Hurricane improved to 8-4.

December 22, 2015
Women's Basketball Denied of Upset at Iowa State, 79-63
AMES, Iowa – For the second straight game on the road against a Power Five conference school, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team gave their opponent more than they bargained for. However, behind a strong fourth quarter, Iowa State escaped with a 79-63 win on its home court to send NAU into Big Sky play with a 4-7 overall record.

December 22, 2015
Brown's Florida Performance Earns Her WAC Swimmer of the Week
DENVER, Colo. – Senior Kendall Brown continues to dominate the Western Athletic Conference's weekly honors this season, as she was named the WAC Swimmer of the Week by the conference office on Tuesday. Brown is the fourth Lumberjack to be honored by the conference office this semester as the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has received a total of six awards.

December 21, 2015
Case Cookus Named Jerry Rice Award Winner
Freshman quarterback Case Cookus continues to ring in the accolades, as he was chosen as the fifth recipient of the Jerry Rice FCS Award presented by Mickey Charles LLC.

December 21, 2015
Hawkins Named AFCA All-American
WACO, Texas – Northern Arizona senior Ryan Hawkins was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS All-America Team, the organization announced today.

December 20, 2015
NAU Drops 84-57 Decision on the Road at Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Northern Arizona showed improvement in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Lumberjacks fell to undefeated Little Rock 84-57 at the Jack Stephens Center.

December 19, 2015
Women's Basketball Falls Short of Monumental Win at Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. – For nearly 26 of the 40-minute game on Saturday, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team found themselves ahead on the scoreboard. The Lumberjacks gave Nebraska, a team receiving votes in the Top 25 National Coaches Rankings, all it could handle on its home court in front of 4,775 fans; but in the end the Cornhuskers flexed their muscles and stormed back for a 90-67 victory. NAU fell to 4-6 with the loss despite an encouraging effort and a dominating first half.

December 19, 2015
Swimming & Diving Earns Two Victories at FAU Fun Invite
BOCA RATON, Fla. – In their final meet of the calendar year, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team came away with a 2-1 dual record on Saturday at the FAU Fun Invitel. The Lumberjacks picked up convincing wins over the host Florida Atlantic, 175-81, and Marywood, 205-50, while dropping a 189-71 decision to Northwestern. NAU is now 5-6 in dual meets this season.

December 19, 2015
Up Next: Final Non-Conference Games at Little Rock and Tulsa
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (2-7) will play its final two non-conference games on the road over the next three days. First up the Lumberjacks will play Little Rock (9-0) on Sunday at noon. NAU will then go to Tulsa (7-3) for a 6 p.m. matchup versus the Golden Hurricane on Tuesday night.

December 18, 2015
14 Student-Athletes Honored at NAU Fall Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona had 14 student-athletes receive their degrees from the university today during the Fall 2015 commencement ceremonies held on campus at the Walkup Skydome.

December 18, 2015
Cookus and Hawkins Voted to Walter Camp All-America Team
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus and Ryan Hawkins received additional postseason honors today as both players were voted to the Walter Camp All-America Team.

December 18, 2015
Volleyball Adds Five Freshmen for 2016 Big Sky Title Defense
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Right in the middle of the holiday season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team received early gifts last month during the fall signing period with five incoming freshmen making their commitments official for the 2016 season. Head Coach Ken Murphy is proud to announce the additions of Abby Akin (Phoenix, Ariz.), Kasie Gilfert (Parker, Colo.), Emiley Larson (Windsor, Colo.), Sydney Lema (Peoria, Ariz.) and Abby Stomp (Albuquerque, N.M.) to the reigning Big Sky Conference Champions.

December 17, 2015
Women's Hoops Closes Non-Conference Slate at Nebraska and Iowa State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Just two games remain before the Northern Arizona women's basketball team enters their Big Sky portion of the season, and it will be a challenging two games this week on the road. The Lumberjacks will travel to the Midwest for their final two non-conference games, taking on Nebraska on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Iowa State next Tuesday at 1 p.m. Both teams played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago and both starting times are local to Flagstaff.

December 17, 2015
Swimming & Diving Concludes First Half of Season in Florida on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With finals behind them, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team faces their next test on Saturday at the FAU FUN Invite hosted by Florida Atlantic at 9 a.m. Arizona time. After a finals week in the cold, snowy peaks of Flagstaff, NAU will trade it in for the warm, sunny beaches of Boca Raton, Fla. for the non-traditional invitational featuring FAU, Northwestern and Marywood University. This will mark NAU's cross-country trip to Florida in the last four years.

December 17, 2015
No. 12/13 Arizona Knocks Off NAU, 92-37
TUCSON, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s tough non-conference schedule continued tonight, as it fell to No. 12/13 Arizona at the McKale Center. The Wildcats, who have the longest home win streak in the nation at 45 games, used a second half surge to prevail over the Lumberjacks.

December 16, 2015
Hawkins, Cookus, and Butler Add AP FCS All-America to Resumes
For the third time this postseason, Northern Arizona senior punter Ryan Hawkins, sophomore wide receiver Emmanuel Butler, and freshman quarterback Case Cookus have received All-America distinction, as the Associate Press released its FCS All-America teams today.

December 16, 2015
Vander Ploeg Becomes First Lumberjack Selected to AVCA All-American Team
OMAHA, Neb. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg has attained milestones throughout the course of this season, but maybe none as monumental as her most recent honor. Wednesday morning, Vander Ploeg was selected as an Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), becoming the first AVCA All-American in school history.

December 15, 2015
Butler, Hawkins, and Cookus Pick Up STATS FCS All-America Honors
(STATS) – A trio of Northern Arizona football players were named to the STATS FCS All-America teams today, announced by the organization. Leading the way was sophomore wide receiver Emmanuel Butler and senior punter Ryan Hawkins; both named to their respective second team. Freshman Case Cookus was named the third-team quarterback.

December 14, 2015
Men's Hoops Set for Wednesday Night Game at Top 25 Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (2-6) returns to the court this Wednesday when it travels to No. 12/13 Arizona (9-1). Tip-off at the McKale Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST.

December 12, 2015
'Jacks Survive the Red Storm to Cling to 68-66 Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team held as big as an 18-point lead, then needed to make a last possession defensive stand to hold off Dixie State, 68-66, in their final home game of the 2015 calendar year. The Lumberjacks got back into the win column by denying the Red Storm and is now 4-5 this season.

December 11, 2015
Lumberjacks Wrap-Up Action in First Meet of the 2015-16 Season
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In what was the first official meet for the 2015-16 Northern Arizona University track and field team, redshirt-junior Futsum Zienasellassie posted a career-best 13:44.89 time in the men's 5,000m run fast which highlighted a spectacular day for the Lumberjacks at the Hoosier Open.

December 11, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Hoops Sings Holiday Tunes at The Peaks Community
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The holiday season is upon everyone and that brought the Northern Arizona women's basketball team to The Peaks Senior Living Community Friday evening. The Lumberjacks continued their holiday tradition for the fourth consecutive year by singing carols, passing out cookies and decorating the residents' Christmas tree.

December 11, 2015
Four Lumberjacks Earn College Sports Madness All-American Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four Northern Arizona football players were selected to the College Sports Madness FCS All-American Teams, announced by the organization. Leading the way was quarterback Case Cookus who was named the National Freshman of the Year.

December 10, 2015
Women's Hoops Finishes Week on Saturday Versus Dixie State in the Dome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team plays their final non-conference home game on Saturday in the Walkup Skydome with Dixie State visiting Flagstaff. The Lumberjacks, 3-5 this season after a 90-66 loss to Colorado on Wednesday, will host the Red Storm at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

December 9, 2015
Rader and Young's Career-High Nights Not Enough in NAU's Loss at Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team received career-best scoring games from freshman Alyssa Rader and redshirt junior Shay Young, and despite an inspired third quarter comeback the Lumberjacks fell to Colorado, 90-66. Behind by 12 at halftime, the 'Jacks (3-5) were able to slice their deficit to five in the third quarter before seeing their two-game win streak come to an end.

December 8, 2015
NAU’s Case Cookus Named STATS FCS Freshman Player of the Year
(STATS) - Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus has been named the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year, announced today by the organization. Cookus, a late arrival to the Lumberjack program this summer, set many NAU records along the way, as his amazing story continues to be played out.

December 8, 2015
Vander Ploeg Rises to the Top as AVCA All-Region First Team Honoree
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Already named the Big Sky's Regular Season and Tournament Most Valuable Player, senior Janae Vander Ploeg picked up an even more prestigious honor on Tuesday. The outside hitter from Colorado Springs, Colo. was voted to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Pacific North Region First Team, becoming the first player in school history to ever receive First Team All-Region accolades.

December 8, 2015
Recapping the 2015 Lumberjack Cross Country Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Entering the 2015 campaign, the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team was in search of its ninth-straight Big Sky championship, while the women’s side was attempting to defend its 2014 conference title. In addition to the team accolades, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Eric Heins was the reigning two-time conference coach of the year.

December 8, 2015
Geiger and Staffeldt Honored as the WAC's Weekly Best
DENVER, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team picked up their fifth weekly award of the season from the Western Athletic Conference office on Tuesday with junior Alexa Geiger being named the WAC Diver of the Week. Furthermore, sophomore Alina Staffeldt was named the WAC Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com.

December 7, 2015
NAU Takes Win Streak into Wednesday's Contest at Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball looks to extend their winning streak to three on Wednesday with a midweek trip to Colorado at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks and the Buffaloes, of the Pac-12 Conference, both come into the game with a 3-4 record but currently have streaks in the opposite direction. While NAU has won its last two, Colorado has dropped its last three games.

December 6, 2015
Cold Shooting Halts NAU on the Road at CSU Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Northern Arizona continued to struggle in road play this season as it fell to CSU Bakersfield tonight at the Icardo Center 72-55.

December 5, 2015
Swimming & Diving Makes a Statement in 178-122 Win Versus NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The challenge on Saturday was a tough one, but the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team made an early statement in their head-to-head meeting with New Mexico State coming out victorious, 178-122. The Lumberjacks swept both relays and both diving events along with winning eight of the 12 individual swimming events in a dual meet between the top two teams from last season's Western Athletic Conference championships.

December 4, 2015
NAU Pulls Away from UC Irvine to Pick Up First Road Win of Season
IRVINE, Calif. – Junior Brittani Lusain and freshman Alyssa Rader both reached the 20-point mark and senior Monique Mulder played the role of closer in the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's 71-55 victory at UC Irvine on Friday. The Lumberjacks dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring the Anteaters 26-11 in the final 10 minutes, to earn their first non-conference road victory in nearly two years to the date.

December 4, 2015
NAU Expands Its Reach with the Addition of KHAC 880 AM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department is proud to announce the addition of KHAC 880 AM as an affiliate to the Northern Arizona Healthcare Lumberjack Radio Network. The agreement which was finalized this week gives NAU fans in Window Rock, Ariz., Gallup, N.M. and surrounding areas the ability to hear Lumberjack men’s hoops broadcasts.

December 3, 2015
Volleyball's Fight Falls Shy in NCAA Tourney Loss to San Diego
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team's trademark fight and refusal to never give up was once again on full display Thursday night. However, on this night it was not quite enough to will the Lumberjacks to victory as their dream season came to an end at the hands of San Diego, 25-15, 25-19, 26-24 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

December 3, 2015
Lumberjacks Against Roadrunners Slated for Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona will play its fifth game away from Flagstaff this Saturday as it travels to Cal State Bakersfield to face the Roadrunners. Tip-off at the Icardo Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST.

December 3, 2015
'Jacks Return to the Pool Saturday at New Mexico State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team becomes one again for the first time in three weeks this Saturday for the Lumberjacks' trip to Las Cruces, N.M. to face WAC opponent New Mexico State. The Lumberjacks and Aggies will start their dual meet at 11:30 a.m. in a battle between the top two finishing teams at last season's Western Athletic Conference Championship.

December 3, 2015
Heartbreaking 98-94 Double OT Loss for Men’s Hoops to Hampton
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It took 250 minutes of play for Northern Arizona (2-5) and Hampton (3-3) to find a winner tonight at the Walkup Skydome, as the visiting Pirates took advantage of the extra time to come away with the 98-94 victory tonight.

December 2, 2015
NAU’s Martin Named a Nominee for the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced an all-time high 257 total nominees for the 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®, as Northern Arizona senior forward Jordyn Martin was honored. This distinguished award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their communities.

December 1, 2015
Lumberjack Volleyball Faces San Diego in NCAA First Round on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Hoping to keep their historic season going in a big way, the Northern Arizona volleyball team opens up the NCAA Tournament on Thursday versus San Diego at 6 p.m. Arizona time (5 p.m. PT) in the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The winner will then play the winner of the other first round match between host USC and Cleveland State in the second round on Friday at 8 p.m. Arizona time (7 p.m. PT).

December 1, 2015
NAU Rides Mulder's Hot Shooting Past New Mexico Highlands, 91-43
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – By the end of a morning tip-off on Field Trip Day, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team had served a plate full of points to the 1,104 fans in attendance in a 91-43 rout of New Mexico Highlands. Every Lumberjack in uniform scored as NAU posted a successful Walkup Skydome debut Tuesday morning to improve to 2-4 this season.

November 30, 2015
‘Jacks Fall to Norfolk State Down the Stretch, 70-66
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team played in the Walkup Skydome for the first time since their stellar basketball run in the CIT last year. The Lumberjacks (2-4) managed to work themselves out of a shooting slump and give the Spartans a nudge, but it wasn’t enough as NAU fell to Norfolk State, 70-66, snapping a 10-game win streak at home for NAU.

November 29, 2015
Volleyball Begins NCAA Tournament with San Diego Thursday in Los Angeles
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The wait is over, and the Northern Arizona volleyball team is headed west to Los Angeles for the start of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Lumberjacks drew the University of San Diego in the first round on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the University of Southern California's Galen Center at 6 p.m. Arizona time (5 p.m. Pacific time).

November 29, 2015
'Jacks Host New Mexico Highlands in Skydome Tuesday for Field Trip Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time this season, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will play in the Walkup Skydome on Tuesday in their brief stop at home. The Lumberjacks will enjoy a Tuesday matinee at 11 a.m. with the team hosting hundreds of local youth for their third annual Field Trip Day game. NAU will then head back on the road to play at UC Irvine on Friday at 8 p.m. Arizona time.

November 28, 2015
Women's Hoops Falls to New Mexico State, 87-53
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Freshman Alyssa Rader registered career-highs of 19 points and 15 rebounds and junior Rene Coggins added 15 points, but the Northern Arizona women's basketball team suffered an 87-53 loss to New Mexico State in the final game of the Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic. The Lumberjacks' loss the host Aggies Saturday night dropped their record to 1-4 this season.

November 27, 2015
Women's Basketball Troubled by Turnovers in Loss to Long Beach State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Long Beach State responded strongly after the Northern Arizona women's basketball team cut its deficit to one, and the Lumberjacks were unable to recover in a 69-48 loss in the first of two games at the New Mexico State Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic. NAU fell to 1-3 this season with the defeat on Friday.

November 27, 2015
Men’s Basketball Hosts Norfolk State Monday Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will play its second straight home game on Monday, Nov. 30, when it welcomes Norfolk State to Flagstaff. Tip-off at the Walkup Skydome is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

November 25, 2015
Women's Hoops Heads to Las Cruces for Weekend Thanksgiving Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team was thankful to get their first win out of the way this past Sunday, but they hope even bigger victories await them this weekend at the Aggie Thanksgiving Tournament in Las Cruces, N.M. The holiday tournament will provide the Lumberjacks with tall tasks as they prepare to face a pair of teams, Long Beach State and host New Mexico State, who played in the national postseason a season ago.

November 24, 2015
14 Lumberjacks Pick Up All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona had 14 players earn a total of 15 honors when the All-Big Sky Conference teams were released today by the league office. Leading the way was quarterback Case Cookus, who was named the 2015 Big Sky Co-Freshman of the Year.

November 24, 2015
Jackson Collects Third WAC Diver of the Week Award of the Season
DENVER, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has had three weekends of competition thus far this season. Senior Chelsea Jackson has received three Western Athletic Diver of the Week awards. For the third time this season, Jackson was named the WAC Diver of the Week on Tuesday after an outstanding all-around performance at the Wildcat Diving Invitational in Tucson last weekend.

November 24, 2015
NAU’s Case Cookus Named a Finalist for STATS FCS Offensive and Freshman Player of the Year
(STATS) – Quarterback Case Cookus landed at Northern Arizona very late in the summer, and for that the Lumberjacks are grateful the Thousand Oaks, Calif. native donned the blue and gold this season. Cookus has performed so well in his first season that he is a finalist for the STATS FCS Offensive and Freshman Player of the Year awards.

November 23, 2015
‘Jacks Axe San Diego Christian 81-65 in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Ako Kaluna sparked the Northern Arizona offense tonight with a career-high 25 points, as the Lumberjacks registered a 81-65 win over San Diego Christian at the Rolle Activity Center in their home opener.

November 23, 2015
After a Stellar Career in Blue and Gold, Wingender is Ready to Chase Life's Next Adventure
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The million dollar question that creeps up on every student-athlete after their time spent in a uniform is over can be summed up in two words: what now? For Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Haley Wingender, whose life has revolved around the game since the ripe age of four, this question has been answered. With the many life lessons and skills gained from her time as a college athlete in her back pocket, the senior forward is well equipped for life’s next adventure.

November 23, 2015
NAU Football Honors Team at End of the Year Ceremony
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team finished the 2015 season with heavy hearts, but their heads held high. For a team that went through many ups and downs even before the season started, the Lumberjacks managed to rally at home, going undefeated for the second time in three years in the Walkup Skydome, and placing themselves in the mix for a share of the Big Sky championship in the regular season finale.

November 22, 2015
Lumberjack Men’s Hoops Hosts San Diego Christian in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After playing its first-four games away from Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will host San Diego Christian on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.

November 22, 2015
Diving Places Six in Top 16 on Platform to Close Wildcat Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. – In their first platform competition of the season, and final day of the Wildcat Diving Invitational, the Northern Arizona divers placed six athletes in the top 16 to cap a positive weekend in Tucson. Freshman Raquel Gonzales and senior Chelsea Jackson highlighted NAU's performances on Sunday with third and fourth place finishes respectively.

November 22, 2015
NAU Races Out to Early Lead in First Win of the Season Versus Lamar
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team run and gunned Lamar from the opening tip and left the Cardinals gasping at 7,000 feet, as the Lumberjacks raced out to a commanding first quarter lead and held on for their first victory of the season on Sunday, 75-63. NAU, now 1-2 on the young season, put up 31 points in the first quarter with nearly half coming on the fast break to achieve the quick start the team was missing in their first two games.

November 21, 2015
Volleyball Sweeps Idaho State to Win Big Sky Tournament Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Idaho State had the championship experience, making its fourth consecutive appearance in the Big Sky tournament championship. What it did not have was the home court advantage, something the Northern Arizona volleyball team had in its favor. In front of a sellout, school record NAU faithful crowd of 1,423 in the Rolle Activity Center, the Lumberjacks swept the Bengals, 28-26, 25-18, 25-23, and left no doubt as to who the best team in the conference is in the process.

November 21, 2015
Lumberjacks Fall in Regular Season Final to No. 18/20 Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – No. 20/24 Northern Arizona entered Eccles Coliseum today with a chance at a share of the Big Sky regular season title. The Lumberjacks fought tooth and nail and even had one last chance with six seconds left in the game, but No. 18/20 Southern Utah (8-3, 7-1 BSC) was victorious. The win gave the Thunderbirds their first Big Sky title in school history.

November 21, 2015
Diving Seniors Shine on Second Day of Wildcat Diving Invite
Townsend was one of three Lumberjacks to advance to the consolation final as she was joined in the second-eight divers by junior Alexa Geiger and freshman Christina Torrente. Torrente improved three spots after nabbing the 16th and final consolation spot, finishing 13th overall with a season-best score of 239.15, by almost 30 points. It was also the second consecutive day that she moved up the board following the preliminary round. Meanwhile, Geiger placed 14th overall with a score of 237.20 in the consolation final.

November 21, 2015
Townsend Records Impressive Performance at 2015 Nationals
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Redshirt-junior Melanie Townsend has some more hardware to add to her collection, as the Northern Arizona University cross country star secured 80th-place at the NCAA National Championships Saturday morning.

November 21, 2015
NAU and Idaho State Battle for Big Sky Volleyball Championship Tonight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team is one win from Big Sky supremacy and a ticket punched to the NCAA Tournament. To accomplish both, the Lumberjacks will need to defeat Idaho State in the Big Sky Championship tonight at 7 p.m. in the Rolle Activity Center, in a battle between the preseason favorites to hoist the trophy.

November 20, 2015
NAU Notches School Record 27th Win, Moves on to Big Sky Tourney Final
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight night, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was scorching offensively. Senior Janae Vander Ploeg and junior Lauren Jacobsen were rolling. The Lumberjack block was stifling. All of that added up to a decisive 25-17, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of Sacramento State to advance to Saturday's Big Sky Championship match versus Idaho State at 7 p.m. in the Rolle Activity Center.

November 20, 2015
Northern Arizona Tops Embry-Riddle 90-57 in Game Played on the Navajo Nation of Window Rock
FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. – Junior forward Ako Kaluna registered a double-double tonight and it was a win-win for Northern Arizona (1-3) over Embry-Riddle (1-5) tonight at Window Rock High School on the Navajo Nation. The Lumberjacks defeated the Eagles 90-57, but the opportunity of playing on the Navajo Nation was priceless. Both teams came together to bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion, and the basketball fans turned out to watch.

November 20, 2015
Jackson and Geiger Lead Strong First Day for NAU Divers in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – Led by senior Chelsea Jackson and junior Alexa Geiger's finals appearances, the Northern Arizona divers started the Wildcat Diving Invitational in a big way on Friday. Jackson finished the 3-meter competition in seventh overall, while Geiger placed nine among five NAU divers who advanced out of the morning preliminaries.

November 20, 2015
Townsend Set to Compete in Second-Straight National Race
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University redshirt-junior Melanie Townsend is preparing to race on the largest cross country stage in the nation this Saturday when she competes for the second season in a row at the NCAA National Championships in Louisville.

November 20, 2015
Women's Basketball Returns to Rolle on Sunday Versus Lamar
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team looks to secure their first victory of the season on Sunday when they return to the Rolle Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. versus Lamar. The Lumberjacks are 0-2 on the year, but have battled hard until the very end in both losses to Hawai'i and Lamar to come within a single basket despite facing double-digit deficits in the second half.

November 19, 2015
Volleyball Advances to Semifinals with Southern Utah Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just 12 days after grinding their way past Southern Utah, the Northern Arizona volleyball team struck fast, struck early and struck often in dispatching the Thunderbirds, 25-17, 25-15, 25-18, in Thursday’s Big Sky quarterfinal match. NAU (26-4) tied the school record with its 26th win of the season and hit a season-best .448 in front of a Rolle Activity Center crowd of 714.

November 19, 2015
Men’s Basketball Versus Embry-Riddle Tomorrow Night on the Navajo Nation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s not too late to get your tickets for Northern Arizona men’s hoops versus Embry-Riddle tomorrow night at the BeeHoldzil Fighting Scouts Events Center in Window Rock, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation.

November 19, 2015
Swim & Dive Signs Pair of NLIs in Fall Signing Period
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team took their first steps towards building their incoming freshman class of 2016 with the National Letters of Intent from Kate Bier (Damascus, Ore.) and Alice Hick (Scottsdale, Ariz.) signed, sealed and delivered during the fall signing period. The two incoming Lumberjacks will build the foundation to fill the voids of this year's senior class of eight at the end of the season.

November 18, 2015
No. 10 Gonzaga Pulls Away From NAU, 91-52
SPOKANE, Wash - No. 10 Gonzaga (1-0) proved to be a tough competitor on the road for Northern Arizona men’s hoops, as the Bulldogs topped the Lumberjacks 91-52 at McCarthey Athletic Center.

November 18, 2015
Lumberjack Football in Position for a Share of the Big Sky Title This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 20/24 Northern Arizona (7-3, 5-2 BSC) has set itself up with a showdown at No. 18/20 for the HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy and a chance for a share of the Big Sky regular season crown. Kickoff at Eccles Coliseum is scheduled for 3 p.m.

November 18, 2015
Cookus, Jahn, and Hawkins Make CFPA Watch Lists
CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Case Cookus, Casey Jahn, and Ryan Hawkins find themselves on the latest College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch Lists.

November 18, 2015
Vander Ploeg Named MVP; Bock, Barton and Jacobsen Earn All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg has recorded one of the single great seasons in school history this fall, and on Wednesday she became just the third Lumberjack to ever be crowned the Big Sky Conference's Most Valuable Player. Vander Ploeg headlined the 2015 All-Big Sky Conference teams and was one of four Northern Arizona volleyball players to be recognized in a vote by the league head coaches.

November 18, 2015
NAU Divers Travel to Tucson for Weekend Wildcat Diving Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona divers will head down to Tucson this weekend for the annual Wildcat Diving Invitational at the University of Arizona's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The three-day diving-only invitational runs from Friday through Sunday and will be a strong early test for NAU's talented unit of divers.

November 17, 2015
NAU's Second Straight Comeback Bid Falls Short to UTEP, 77-66
EL PASO, Texas – Despite double-digit scoring from five players, the script for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's game Tuesday night at UTEP looked a little too familiar to their season opener two days ago. The Lumberjacks (0-2) battled back from a deficit as large as 15 points and seven points at halftime, and trailed by a single field goal in the fourth quarter before falling short 77-66 to the Miners.

November 17, 2015
Volleyball Begins Quest for Tournament Title with Southern Utah on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After clinching the Big Sky regular season title outright for the first time in school history last week, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will host this week's Big Sky Championship in the Rolle Activity Center. The top-seeded Lumberjacks, winners of 14 matches in a row, open the tournament Thursday night at 7 p.m. versus eighth-seeded Southern Utah.

November 17, 2015
Looking Back: A Memorable 2015 Season for NAU Soccer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a Big Sky Conference Championship in 2014, the bar was high for the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team heading into the 2015 campaign. The Lumberjacks ended the year with a winning record of 9-8-2, 4-4-2 in the Big Sky, notching a variety of impressive victories, individual accolades and even breaking some stadium records along the way.

November 17, 2015
Cookus Named to STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List
(STATS) – Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus has been added to the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List, announced Tuesday by the organization.