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November 23, 2014
NAU Scares Ole Miss, But Comes Up Just Short on the Road
OXFORD, Miss. – Northern Arizona (1-3) battled from start to finish at Ole Miss, but the Rebels (3-1) managed to escape an upset as they won 80-74 tonight at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Backed by 19 points from Quinton Upshur, NAU was just a few made baskets away from the victory.

November 23, 2014
Women's Hoops Never Trail in 67-49 Win over UCSB
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead on Sunday and never looked back, defeating UC Santa Barbara, 67-49, for the second straight year to even their season record to 2-2. The Lumberjacks never trailed in the game and shot a season-best 44.9 percent from the field and 95.2 percent from the free-throw line in an efficient team performance on both ends of the court.

November 23, 2014
Jackson Places Ninth on Platform, Leads NAU on Final Day in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona divers wrapped up their weekend at the Arizona Wildcat Diving Invitational with their first appearance on the platform tower this season on Sunday. Junior Chelsea Jackson led the Lumberjacks with a ninth-place finish and was one of three divers in the top 20, concluding a successful trip to Tucson this weekend.

November 22, 2014
Lumberjack Diving Concludes Second Day of Wildcat Invite
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona divers completed another successful day in Tucson on Saturday at the Wildcat Diving Invitational. The Lumberjacks placed a pair of divers – junior Chelsea Jackson and sophomore Alexa Geiger – in the finals of the 1-meter springboard as the team battled through a little fatigue to post successful results on day two of competition.

November 22, 2014
Football Falls to Southern Utah 22-14 in Regular Season Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (7-5, 5-3 Big Sky) fell to Southern Utah (3-9, 3-5) in the regular season finale. The victory gave the Thunderbirds possession of the HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy, after NAU won it last year. Today’s loss snapped a nine-game regular season win streak at home for the Lumberjacks dating back to 2012.

November 22, 2014
Men's Team, Melanie Townsend Finish the Season Strong at the NCAA Championships
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – No. 10 Northern Arizona men’s cross country defied expectations today in Terre Haute, Ind. when they came in with 188 points, good for a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

November 22, 2014
NAU Kicks Off Emerald Coast Classic Play at Ole Miss
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will play at Ole Miss in the first game of the Emerald Coast Classic. Tip-off at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum is set for 6 p.m. AZ/7 p.m. CT.

November 21, 2014
NAU Fights Until the End in Dramatic Semifinal Loss to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – In a battle fitted to decide the conference champion despite it being just the semifinal, the Northern Arizona volleyball team saw their season come to an end in a dramatic five-set loss to Idaho State, the defending Big Sky champs. The Bengals edged out the Lumberjacks by taking the final two sets after falling behind 2-1 – 25-22 20-25, 25-27, 28-26, 15-10 – to advance to the finals. NAU finished the season with a 21-8 record.

November 21, 2014
Jackson Places Fourth on 3-Meter on First Day of UA Diving Invite
TUCSON, Ariz. – Junior Chelsea Jackson and sophomore Alexa Geiger led the Northern Arizona divers on the first day of competition at the Wildcat Diving Invitational with appearances in the finals. Jackson advanced to the championship final and finished fourth overall, while Geiger dove in the consolation final placing 15th.

November 21, 2014
Brian Shrader Named US Track and Field Athlete of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Brian Shrader has been named the US Track and Field Athlete of the Week for his record-breaking performance and first-place finish at the .US National 12K earlier this week.

November 21, 2014
Dixon and Co. Take Down Fresno State for First Win of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Backed by Aaseem Dixon’s career-high 30 points, Northern Arizona (1-2) took down Fresno State (1-2) tonight 73-52 at the Rolle Activity Center. The victory over the Bulldogs was the first in program history as NAU picked up its first win of the season.

November 20, 2014
Volleyball Takes First Step at Big Sky Tourney with Idaho Sweep
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona volleyball team took their first step towards a Big Sky title on Thursday, posting a commanding sweep of fourth-seeded Idaho, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, to move onto the conference semifinals. The fifth-seeded Lumberjacks (21-7) outhit the Vandals and held advantages in blocks, digs and aces, successfully avenging a sweep to Idaho earlier in the season by controlling the match in all facets.

November 20, 2014
Men's Tennis Adds 2015 Recruit Tim Handel
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has added one more piece to the puzzle as head coach Ki Kroll announced the signing of 2015 recruit Tim Handel.

November 19, 2014
Women's Basketball Defeated by UTEP, 82-58
EL PASO, Texas – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team stuck with UTEP in the second half, but a 22-point halftime deficit was too much for the Lumberjacks to overcome in an 82-58 loss to the Miners in the Don Haskins Center. Sophomore Rene Coggins led the Lumberjacks with a career-best 22 points as NAU fell to 1-2 this season.

November 19, 2014
Lumberjacks Host Fresno State in Pajama Jam Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will host Fresno State on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks’ home opener will be a pajama jam.

November 19, 2014
Divers Head to Competitive UA Wildcat Diving Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona divers will travel south to Tucson this weekend for the three-day Wildcat Diving Invitational beginning Friday at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The five Lumberjack divers will compete against divers from Boise State, Cal, BYU, New Mexico, Idaho, UNLV and New Mexico State as well as host Arizona at the always competitive invitational.

November 19, 2014
NAU Volleyball Places Three Lumberjacks on All-Big Sky Teams
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Sydney Kemper became the first player in school history to be recognized as a four-time all-conference honoree, heading a trio of Lumberjacks representing the Northern Arizona volleyball team on the All-Big Sky Conference teams. Junior Janae Vander Ploeg and sophomore Jensen Barton were also named to the all-conference teams as voted on by the league head coaches and announced by the conference office on Wednesday.

November 18, 2014
No. 10 Men's Cross Country and Melanie Townsend Compete at the NCAA Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a runner-up finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional last Friday, No. 10 Northern Arizona men’s cross country are joined by women’s individual qualifier Melanie Townsend at the NCAA Cross Country Championships this Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

November 18, 2014
Volleyball Faces Idaho in First Round of Big Sky Championships on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - This week, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will make their third consecutive appearance in the Big Sky Championships as the fifth-seed. The Lumberjacks will face fourth-seed Idaho in the first round of this year's conference tournament at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Pocatello, Idaho. With three victories in three days, NAU will capture its second Big Sky title in school history and first since 1999.

November 18, 2014
Football Battles Southern Utah for the HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy on Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Saturday is Senior Day, as Northern Arizona (7-4, 5-2 Big Sky) hosts Southern Utah (2-9, 2-5 Big Sky) in the HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy Game. Kickoff at the Walkup Skydome is set for 2 p.m.

November 17, 2014
Brian Shrader Sets National Record in 12K at US Nationals
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Brian Shrader brought home a huge win yesterday at the US National 12K in Alexandria, Va. Shrader set a national record in the event with his time of 34:10.

November 17, 2014
Women's Hoops Travels to UTEP, Host UCSB This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After two games at home, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will head out on the road for a quick road trip - its first of the season - on Wednesday at UTEP with tip-off at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks will then return home for their fourth game in nine days to begin the season on Sunday, Nov. 23 versus UC Santa Barbara at 2 p.m.

November 17, 2014
Hasquet and Rochin Receive NAU's Gold Axe Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Austin Hasquet of the NAU Football team and Tatum Rochin of the NAU Women’s Tennis team were among 22 graduating seniors to receive the prestigious Gold Axe Award at a ceremony last Thursday recognizing their achievements in the classroom, in competition and service to the university and community.

November 17, 2014
'Jack Golf Signs Arizona Stand-Out
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf signed Tucson native Morgan Messick to their 2015-16 team. Head Coach Brad Bedortha praised Messick as being one of the top recruits in program history.

November 17, 2014
Swimming & Diving Adds Four NLI Signees for Next Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team continued to add to their talent base with the announcement of four incoming freshmen who signed their National Letters of Intent last week for the upcoming 2015-15 season. Head coach Andy Johns and diving coach Nikki Huffman are proud to announce the additions of Raquel Gonzales, Ila Hughes, Andrea Schmidt and Amanda Sumrow, all of whom will enter the program as freshmen.

November 16, 2014
NAU Men’s Hoops Falls at Toledo, 71-58
TOLEDO, Ohio – Northern Arizona (0-2) dropped a 71-58 decision to Toledo (1-0) – the seventh-ranked team in the mid-major poll. The loss gave NAU its second straight to open the season, as the Lumberjacks are still in search of their first win.

November 16, 2014
Women's Basketball Falls Short to Western New Mexico, 58-54
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Raven Anderson was a force inside finishing with 22 points, two points shy of her career-high, but the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was unable to complete an undefeated opening weekend, falling to Western New Mexico 58-54 on Sunday.

November 15, 2014
NAU Stunned on the Road at North Dakota, 30-28
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – No. 22 Northern Arizona (7-4, 5-2 Big Sky) was stunned on the road when it fell to North Dakota (4-7, 2-5 Big Sky) 30-28 after a last second field goal by the home team. UND hit a 35-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game to halt NAU’s comeback attempt at the Alerus Center.

November 15, 2014
'Jacks Snap Skid in Portland, Notches Fourth 20-Win Season with PSU Sweep
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team ended a decade of frustration in Portland and clinched their fourth 20-win season in program history with a big block all match long in sweeping Portland State Saturday night. The 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 win will send NAU into next week's Big Sky Championships on a high note, having finished the regular season 20-7 overall and 11-5 in the conference. NAU will head into the conference tournament as the fifth-seed.

November 15, 2014
NAU Falls to ASU 4-2 in the NCAA College Cup
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team made their first NCAA College Cup appearance since 2009 as they face in-state opponent Arizona State in front of a crowd of 2,067 fans. The Lumberjacks scored two goals, the most in an NCAA College Cup game for Northern Arizona, but it was not enough as Arizona State defeated NAU 4-2 to advance in the College Cup.

November 14, 2014
NAU's Dominating Defensive Effort Leads to Season Opening Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team clamped down defensively and shut down UC Irvine on their way to a 66-35 season opening victory Friday night in the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks, who allowed 79.3 points per game a year ago, held the Anteaters to just 21.3 percent shooting to open the season 1-0 for the first time since 2007 after six consecutive season opening defeats.

November 14, 2014
Men's Team, Melanie Townsend Qualify for NCAA Cross Country Championships at Mountain Regional
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – No. 10 Northern Arizona men’s cross country punched their ticket to another NCAA National Championship today with their runner-up finish at the Mountain Regional in Albuquerque, N.M. hosted by the University of New Mexico.

November 14, 2014
Xavier Shoots Its Way Past NAU 93-60
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team (0-1) opened its season on the road at Xavier (1-0) today as it fell to the Musketeers 93-60 at Cintas Arena. Today's meeting was the first ever between NAU and its BIG EAST opponent.

November 13, 2014
NAU Athletics Inducts the 2014 Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department held its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, November 7. This year's inductees included All-American football player Dan Finn, national champion and Olympian Lopez Lomong, Big Sky Soccer Player of the Year and three-time all-conference honoree Cee Cee Odorfer and the Big Sky Tournament Champion 1999-2000 men's basketball team.

November 13, 2014
The Future for Lumberjack Men's Hoops is Bright with 2015 Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men's basketball has announced that five players have signed their National Letters of Intent and will join the Lumberjacks for the 2015-16 season.

November 13, 2014
Four 'Jacks Tally Double-Doubles in NAU Loss to Sac State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was forced to play catch up all night long, but late rallies were not quite enough to put them over the edge as they dropped a tight 28-26, 19-25, 26-24, 25-23 match to Sacramento State on Thursday. NAU fell to 19-7 overall and 10-5 in the Big Sky heading into its regular season finale at Portland State on Saturday.

November 13, 2014
Northern Arizona Faces Arizona State in the First Round of the NCAA College Cup
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has punched their ticket to the NCAA College Cup for the first time since 2009 and will face in-state opponent Arizona State in the first round of the tournament. The Lumberjacks are riding a five-game win streak going into the College Cup after rattling off three wins in the Big Sky Conference Championships to take home the title.

November 12, 2014
Lumberjack Cross Country to New Mexico for Mountain Regional
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a sweep at the Big Sky Cross Country Championships, Northern Arizona cross country is off to the University of New Mexico for Friday’s NCAA Mountain Regional, the final step before the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 22.

November 12, 2014
Women's Hoops Net Colorado Pair on Signing Day for 2015-16
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's team reached out to the state of Colorado for their two newest Lumberjacks as head coach Sue Darling and her staff received National Letters of Intent from Alyssa Rader and Kaleigh Paplow on Wednesday. Both Rader and Paplow will be freshmen when they join the 'Jacks for the 2015-16 season.

November 12, 2014
Basketball Season is Officially Here: NAU Travels to Xavier and Toledo
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will officially open the 2014-15 season this week. The Lumberjacks will play at Xavier on Friday, Nov. 14, and then head to Toledo to face the Rockets on Sunday, Nov. 16.

November 12, 2014
'Jacks Host UC Irvine, Western New Mexico in Season Opening Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team welcomes hoops season to Flagstaff on Friday, Nov. 14 with their 2014-15 season opener versus UC Irvine at 5:30 p.m. in the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks will then host Western New Mexico on Sunday at 2 p.m. to conclude the opening weekend of play.

November 11, 2014
Volleyball Concludes Regular Season at Sacramento State, Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team looks to finish the season strong and head into the Big Sky Championships with momentum as they take their three-match win streak on the road to Sacramento State and Portland State this week. The Lumberjacks will also aim to improve their seeding for next week's conference tournament. NAU will take on Sacramento State on Thursday and Portland State on Saturday with both matches beginning at 8 p.m. Flagstaff time.

November 11, 2014
No. 22 NAU Set for Big Sky Road Finale at North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The No. 22 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (7-3, 5-1 Big Sky) will embark on its final Big Sky road game as it rides a four-game win streak into Grand Forks, N.D. Kickoff versus North Dakota is (3-7, 1-5 Big Sky) is at 11 a.m. AZ time.

November 10, 2014
NAU Faces Arizona State in First Round of the NCAA College Cup
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team punched their ticket to the NCAA College Cup with a 2-1 win in the Big Sky Conference Championship over Idaho State. Today, they anxiously waited to see who they would face in the first round of the NCAA College Cup. Lumberjack fans and the team gathered at Majerle’s Sports Grill to watch the selection show and on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. Northern Arizona will face Arizona State.

November 10, 2014
On Par: Laura Jabczenski Strikes Balance as an NAU Student-Athlete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Laura Jabczenski has redefined what it means to be a student-athlete at Northern Arizona University. Jabczenski, a senior on the women’s golf team, has brought back the key component of the word student in that title.

November 10, 2014
Lumberjacks Tabbed No. 22 in National Poll
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Northern Arizona football was voted No. 22 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll released today. The Lumberjacks are coming off their fourth straight Big Sky victory with a win over UC Davis.

November 10, 2014
Ryan Hawkins Named The Sports Network and ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona junior kicker Ryan Hawkins was named The Sports Network and ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, announced today by the organization. It is the first national weekly accolade of Hawkins’ career and the third straight conference honor.

November 10, 2014
Vander Ploeg Named Big Sky POTW After Milestone Weekend
OGDEN, Utah – Janae Vander Ploeg enjoyed a milestone weekend and was rewarded with a Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honor announced by the conference office on Monday. Vander Ploeg joined the Northern Arizona volleyball's 1,000 career kills club and recorded two double-doubles in guiding the Lumberjacks to victories over Eastern Washington and Southern Utah.

November 10, 2014
NAU Concludes Their Fall Season at the Grand Canyon Invitational
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team wrapped up their fall schedule staying in-state at the Grand Canyon Invitational. This was the final tournament for the Lumberjacks this fall as they competed in five invitationals this year.

November 9, 2014
NAU Defeats Idaho State 2-1 in Big Sky Championship
MISSOULA, Mont. – It took two goals in 90 minutes in 37 degree weather with rain showers on a slick playing field to come out as Big Sky Champions. The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team delivered two goals coming from Emily Wadell and Haley Wingender as the Lumberjacks defeated Idaho State 2-1 to take home the Big Sky Title for the third time in school history. NAU has now clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament, which will begin next week.

November 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Hold On for 23-21 Victory Over UC Davis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 25 Northern Arizona (7-3, 5-1 Big Sky) led by as many as 13 points in the first half, as it held on for a 23-21 victory over UC Davis (1-8, 0-5 Big Sky) at the Walkup Skydome in the Lumberjacks’ Hall of Fame Game.

November 8, 2014
NAU Drops Dual Meet to Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash. – Junior Kendall Brown and freshman Alina Staffeldt posted victories on Saturday, but the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team fell to Pac-12 foe Washington State, 181-80, to come away with a weekend split for their trip to the Northwest.

November 8, 2014
Volleyball Takes Care of Southern Utah in Senior Night Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Rolle Activity Center home crowd packed a punch and the Northern Arizona volleyball team treated them to a 25-12, 25-21, 25-19 sweep of Southern Utah, sending Sydney Kemper, Hannah Hill and Taylor Stephens out with a win on Senior Night. With the win, the Lumberjacks finishes the season with a 10-1 home record, matching a program-best for season home win percentage (.909).

November 7, 2014
Swim & Dive Posts Commanding 185-115 Victory over Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho – In a battle between the defending WAC Champion Northern Arizona swimming & diving team and last year's WAC runner-up Idaho, the Lumberjacks posted a dominating effort to claim early season bragging rights between the two conference rivals on Friday, notching a 185-115 dual win at the Vandals' home pool. NAU, led by a pair of top three diving sweeps and a pair of victories by senior Alexis Juergens and freshman Alina Staffeldt, picked up its first dual meet victory of the season.

November 7, 2014
NAU Upsets Portland State 2-1 to Advance to the Big Sky Championship
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team reserved a seat in the Big Sky Championship with a 2-1 win over the No. 2 seed Portland State. In a 1-1 tie with 12 minutes left in regulation, Haley Wingender crossed the ball into the box for an Adrian Nixt goal to pull off the upset and advance to Sunday’s Championship game.

November 7, 2014
Volleyball's Seniors to Play Final Home Match Saturday vs. SUU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Before this year's senior class joined the Northern Arizona volleyball program in 2011, the Lumberjacks had just one winning season in nine years and three total since the turn of the century. What has this senior class accomplished since arriving? Four winning seasons and 76 victories is the running total heading into Saturday's Senior Night match against Southern Utah.

November 6, 2014
Hasquet and Baldenegro Named to CoSIDA All-District 8 Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior linebacker Austin Hasquet and sophomore tight end Patrick Baldenegro have been named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 8 team, announced today by the organization. The award honors student-athletes success in the classroom and on the field.

November 6, 2014
NAU Women's Tennis Competes in Final Fall Tournaments
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – To close out their fall schedule, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will be competing in two tournaments this weekend at the Grand Canyon Fall Invite and also at the Arizona State Invite.

November 6, 2014
NAU Advances to Big Sky Semifinals with 3-2 Win over EWU
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Championships who had defeated the Lumberjacks on Oct. 19 in Flagstaff. Today Northern Arizona returned the favor scoring three goals and defeating the Eagles 3-2 to advance to the Big Sky Semifinals.

November 6, 2014
NAU Men's Tennis Set For Final Fall Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team closes out their fall schedule staying in the state of Arizona at the Grand Canyon Invite. The tournament takes place from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 hosted by Grand Canyon University.

November 6, 2014
Vander Ploeg Joins 1,000 Kills Club, 'Jacks Clinch Postseason Berth
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Janae Vander Ploeg became the 12th player in school history to reach 1,000 career kills, joining her teammate senior Sydney Kemper who accomplished the feat a week ago, in Northern Arizona volleyball’s four-set victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday. The Lumberjacks defeated the Eagles, 25-23, 19-25, 25-16, 25-15, and clinched a spot in the Big Sky Championships in the process improving to 9-4 in Big Sky play and 18-6 overall.

November 6, 2014
NAU's Stephens Named Capital One Academic All-District Honoree
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Taylor Stephens was selected onto the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 8 second team, as voted on and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. Stephens became the first Lumberjack volleyball player to be named Academic All-District since Lauren Campbell (first team) and Katie Bailey (second team) in 2011.

November 5, 2014
Eric Heins Named Big Sky Cross Country Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah - After leading the Northern Arizona men’s cross country team to their eighth consecutive Big Sky Championship and the women to their first since 2009, Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Eric Heins has been named the Big Sky Cross Country Coach of the Year by his fellow Big Sky cross country coaches.

November 5, 2014
'Jacks Take on Idaho, Washington State This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a week off from competition, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team heads out on an early season test to the Northwest this weekend with back-to-back dual meets against Idaho and Washington State Friday and Saturday. The Lumberjacks will look to bounce back from their season-opening loss to New Mexico following a productive two weeks of training.

November 4, 2014
No. 25 Northern Arizona Hosts UC Davis in Hall of Fame Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 25 Northern Arizona (6-3, 4-1 Big Sky) rides a three-game win streak into its Hall of Fame Game this Saturday versus UC Davis (1-7, 0-5 Big Sky). Kickoff at the Walkup Skydome is set for 2:05 p.m.

November 4, 2014
NAU Faces Eastern Washington in Big Sky Championship Quarterfinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will make an appearance in the Big Sky Championships. The Lumberjacks will kick off the conference tournament in Missoula, Mont. as they face the No. 6 seed Eastern Washington. NAU goes into the tournament as the No. 3 seed.

November 4, 2014
NAU Earns Nine All-Conference Selections
OGDEN, Utah – After nine wins, finishing third in the Big Sky Conference and reserving a seat in the Big Sky Championships for the second straight season, nine players from the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has earned All-Big Sky Conference selections voted by coaches. Atop the group is senior Sarah Tarver and junior Haley Wingender who were named First Team All-Big Sky.

November 4, 2014
NAU Hosts EWU, SUU in Final Home Matches of Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the final time this season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will play in the Rolle Activity Center as they host Eastern Washington on Thursday and Southern Utah on Saturday for their last homestand of 2014. The Lumberjacks enter the second-to-final week of the regular season tied for fourth in the Big Sky with Northern Colorado with an 8-4 conference mark. Both of this week's matches will start at 7 p.m.

November 4, 2014
Lumberjack Men Ranked 10th in National Cross Country Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country held onto their No. 10 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ranking today after winning their eighth consecutive Big Sky Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D.

November 3, 2014
Ryan Hawkins Earns Second Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona junior kicker Ryan Hawkins was named the Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week for the second straight week, announced today by the league office. The honor is the second of Hawkins’ career.

November 3, 2014
Lumberjacks Go Coast-to-Coast in 84-53 Exhibition Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team led wire-to-wire in an all-around sharp performance Monday night, defeating New Mexico Highlands, 84-53, in their lone exhibition game before officially starting the 2014-15 season. Senior Erikka Banks led four Lumberjacks in double-figures with 17 points in just 20 minutes of action.

November 3, 2014
‘Jacks Shine at UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis performed very well at the UNLV Fall Easley Invitational where they faced top competition against the University of Arizona, Oregon, UNLV, Boise State, Mesa Community College and Seminole State College.

November 3, 2014
NAU Football Tabbed No. 25 in Latest Poll
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Northern Arizona football was voted No. 25 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll released today. The Lumberjacks are coming off their third straight Big Sky victory, after a 29-22 win on the road at Weber State.

November 3, 2014
NAU Athletics November Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Matt McElroy of the cross country team and Alexis Juergens of the swimming & diving team are featured in Lumberjack Academics’ monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of November.

November 1, 2014
'Jacks Tame Wildcats with Block in Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team brought the block party to the Rolle Activity Center, using strong play at the net to deny Weber State Saturday night in a three-set sweep, 32-30, 25-16, 25-16. The Lumberjacks tallied 15.0 blocks – their most in a three-set match this season and second-highest total overall – to force the Wildcats into 31 errors as they snapped their two-match skid.

November 1, 2014
Wet and Wild Game in Ogden Sees NAU Capture 29-22 Comeback Win Over Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – With winds blowing over 20 miles per hour, plus a dose of rain in the second half Northern Arizona (6-3, 4-1 Big Sky) was able to overcome a 22-0 deficit to start the game to capture the 29-22 win over Weber State (0-9, 0-5 Big Sky) at Stewart Stadium.

November 1, 2014
Women's Hoops Takes to the Court Monday in Exhibition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Before the Northern Arizona women's basketball team officially opens the season on Nov. 14 versus UC Irvine, the Lumberjacks will host New Mexico Highlands in their only exhibition contest in the Rolle Activity Center on Monday, Nov. 3. Admission is free for all fans with tipoff at 5 p.m.

November 1, 2014
Lumberjacks Sweep Big Sky Cross Country Championships
GRAND FORKS, N.D.- Northern Arizona cross country added two more titles to their storied collection today with a sweep of the men’s and women’s Big Sky Cross Country Championships.

October 31, 2014
Timeout with Madi Austin
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Madi Austin brings National Championship experience to the Lumberjacks this season after helping Mesa Community College win the NJCAA Division II National Championship. Last season, Austin was the Thunderbirds’ second-leading scorer at 14.0 points and led the team in rebounds with 6.9 per game on her way to receiving NJCAA Division II Second Team All-American honors. She was also a two-time All-Region, All-Conference and National Championship All-Tournament selection prior to coming to NAU. Take a look at the junior forward from Scottsdale, Ariz. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 31, 2014
NAU Defeats Southern Utah 1-0 to Head to the Playoffs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the final game of the regular season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Southern Utah looking to clinch a spot in the Big Sky Championships. On the night of Halloween, the Lumberjacks showed no fear against the Thunderbirds taking a 1-0 lead in the first half and that is all the Lumberjacks needed as NAU defeated Southern Utah 1-0 to clinch third in the Big Sky and reserve a seat in the Big Sky Championships. NAU finishes the regular season with a 9-5-4 record and a 5-2-3 record in the Big Sky.

October 30, 2014
Kemper Reaches 1,000 Career Kill Mark in Five-Set Loss to ISU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight season, it took five sets to determine the victor between the Northern Arizona volleyball team and Idaho State in the Rolle Activity Center. Unfortunately unlike last season, the result fell in the Bengals' favor Thursday night as they handed the Lumberjacks their first home loss of 2014, 25-27, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 17-15. NAU dropped to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in the Big Sky.

October 30, 2014
An Inside Look with Freshman Guard Austin Lee

October 30, 2014
Team Work Lifts NAU Men’s Hoops to 87-82 Exhibition Win Over Cal Baptist
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior forward Jordyn Martin registered a double-double to lead the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team to an 87-82 victory over Division II Cal Baptist. The game was the first chance for Lumberjack fans to see the Big Sky preseason top three favorites.

October 30, 2014
Timeout with Erikka Banks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Erikka Banks was one of the Big Sky’s top players last year as she enjoyed a breakout campaign in her first season as a starter. She earned All-Big Sky honorable mention honors and is a preseason all-conference selection by College Sports Madness heading into her final season. Banks averaged 13.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game last season and was one of four players in the conference to rank in the top-10 in scoring and rebounding while setting a new school record by shooting 59 percent from the field. Take a look at the senior forward from Fresno, Calif. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 30, 2014
Austin Hasquet Named 2014 NFF National Scholar-Athlete
IRVING, Texas – Northern Arizona's Austin Hasquet has been selected as a 2014 NFF National Scholar-Athlete, presented by Fidelity Investments, and a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. Hasquet was chosen from among 169 semifinalists for this award and will be honored at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner, alongside the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame Class, on Tuesday, December 9th. Hasquet is the first honoree in NAU history to receive the honor.

October 30, 2014
Men’s Tennis Heads Back to Las Vegas for UNLV Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team is back in action this weekend as they head back to Las Vegas, Nev. for the UNLV Easley Fall Invitational. The Lumberjacks’ last tournament was two weeks ago in Las Vegas at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships.

October 30, 2014
NAU Soccer to Honor Six Seniors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This week will be the final home game for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team this season. That means it will be the final match at home for seniors Savannah Berry, Diane Buzzard, Mary Harrah, Emily Roth, Malia Tano and Sarah Tarver who together have been a part of 26 wins wearing the Blue and Gold. These six individuals have come from the state of Alaska, Arizona and California to share a unique bond that will keep them together for the rest of their lives.

October 30, 2014
Lumberjacks Kick-Off Their Championship Season this Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona cross country heads to Grand Forks N.D. this weekend to take on the Big Sky Championships hosted by North Dakota.

October 29, 2014
Jacquie LeMarr Named Big Sky Women's Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Junior Jacquie LeMarr was named the Big Sky Women's Golfer of the Week today by the conference office. LeMarr finished second overall at last weekend's Firestone Grill Cal Poly Women's Invitational with her two-round, even-par score of 146.

October 29, 2014
NAU Faces Southern Utah in Season Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will conclude the regular season Friday night at home against Southern Utah where the Lumberjacks will honor their six seniors Savannah Berry, Diane Buzzard, Mary Harrah, Emily Roth, Sarah Tarver and Malia Tano before the match.

October 29, 2014
Timeout with Taylor Leyva
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Taylor Leyva may not have put up numbers that showed in the box score last season, but she was one of the Lumberjacks’ most important players playing in all 29 games and earning 17 starts as a true freshman. Averaging just 0.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, Leyva was the team’s glue-player providing steady play and making the right decisions recording more assists than turnovers. Take a look at the sophomore guard from Pueblo West, Colo. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 29, 2014
NAU Athletics Posts 85 Percent Graduation Success Rate
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department posted a school-best 85 percent Graduation Success Rate, as released by the NCAA national office Tuesday. It was the highest of the three state universities, and tied for the best in the Big Sky Conference.

October 28, 2014
NAU's Chelsea Jackson Earns First WAC Award of Season
DENVER, Colo. – After the first week of competition, junior Chelsea Jackson was named the Western Athletic Conference's Women's Diver of the Week on Tuesday announced by the conference office. Jackson earned her third career diver of the week nod after posting victories on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards in NAU's first dual meet on Saturday at New Mexico.

October 28, 2014
NAU Looks to Capture Win on the Road at Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (5-3, 3-1 Big Sky) looks for its second straight road win on Saturday when it travels to Weber State (0-8, 0-4 Big Sky). Kickoff at Stewart Stadium is set for 12 p.m. AZ time.

October 28, 2014
Men’s Hoops Hosts Cal Baptist in Exhibition Game Wednesday Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team will give Lumberjack fans their first glimpse of the team this Wednesday when it hosts Cal Baptist in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Tip-off versus the Lancers is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Rolle Activity Center. Admission into the game is free for all.

October 28, 2014
Timeout with Tori Lloyd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tori Lloyd is the lone freshman on this year’s Lumberjack squad after starting all four years at Dobson High School. A two-year captain, Lloyd was a Mesa All-East Valley Region and All-Section first team selection and helped her high school team rank No. 18 nationally – the top ranked team in the state of Arizona according to MaxPreps – and an undefeated section championship. Take a look at the freshman guard from Mesa, Ariz. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 28, 2014
NAU Hosts Big Sky-Leading Idaho State and Weber State in Return Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team finds themselves right in the heart of the conference's elite heading into the final three weeks of the regular season and returns to the comforts of home this week with the hope of moving up the conference standings. The Lumberjacks will get a chance to directly improve their own odds of hosting the Big Sky Championships when they host conference-leading Idaho State on Thursday before welcoming Weber State to the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday. Both matches will start at 7 p.m.

October 27, 2014
'Jacks Track and Field Participated in National Make a Difference Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Track and Field joined the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Project and the Flagstaff Area Stream Team to volunteer for the 2014 National Make a Difference Day.

October 27, 2014
Timeout with Bradlee Cotton
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Bradlee Cotton appeared in 16 games as a true freshman last season and brings hard work to the court. She grabbed five rebounds on the offensive glass and worked just as hard off the court, earning a Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award and a Big Sky All-Academic selection. Take a look at the sophomore forward from Denver, Colo. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 27, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Spread Message During Red Ribbon Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week throughout the community last week, from Oct. 20-24. A total of 134 student-athletes participated in Red Ribbon Week visiting local schools, speaking with Flagstaff’s youth and interacting with them in athletic activities.

October 27, 2014
2014-15 NAU Men's Basketball Season Preview
Northern Arizona men’s basketball and head coach Jack Murphy embark on a season filled with tough home and road contests, as well as a competitive league schedule in which the Lumberjacks were picked to finish in the top three.

October 27, 2014
An Inside Look with Freshman Guard Torry Johnson

October 27, 2014
Ryan Hawkins Named Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona junior kicker Ryan Hawkins was named the Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week, announced today by the league office. The honor is the first of Hawkins’ career and the first player of the week accolade for the Lumberjacks this season.

October 26, 2014
NAU Defeats Idaho State 2-1
Pocatello, Idaho – In their final regular season road game, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team closed out the weekend in Pocatello, Idaho to face Idaho State. The Lumberjacks spoiled Senior Day for the Bengals as NAU defeated Idaho State 2-1 for the first win in Pocatello since 2005. Northern Arizona is now 8-5-4 this season and now moves to 4-2-3 in the Big Sky.

October 26, 2014
Austin Hasquet Named College Sports Madness Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior linebacker Austin Hasquet was named the College Sports Madness Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week announced today.

October 26, 2014
LeMarr Leads 'Jacks to Top-Two Finish at Cal Poly
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – Junior Jacquie LeMarr shot one under-par today at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational to lead the Northern Arizona women’s golf team to a second-place finish.

October 26, 2014
An Inside Look with Freshman Guard Tate de Laveaga

October 25, 2014
Swim & Dive Falls to New Mexico in Season-Opening Dual
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team won seven of the 14 individual events on Saturday in their dual-season opener, but suffered a 170-130 loss to New Mexico in the Seidler Natatorium. Junior Chelsea Jackson swept the two diving events and freshman Alina Staffeldt captured both butterfly events for the Lumberjacks, as New Mexico returned the favor after NAU won last season's meeting between the two teams.

October 25, 2014
Mike Nesbitt - More than an Athletic Trainer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - It is commonly understood that time and change are directly correlated. Few things remain the same as time passes.

October 25, 2014
Volleyball Drops Four-Setter to Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team had no problem starting sets, but could not finish off Northern Colorado Saturday night, losing in four sets, 25-22, 13-25, 29-27, 25-23. The Lumberjacks held early leads in all four sets, yet the Bears battled back to win three dropping NAU's record to 7-3 in the conference. The Lumberjacks are now 16-5 heading back home next week.

October 25, 2014
NAU Knocks Off No. 2 Eastern Washington in Last Second Thriller
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Backup quarterback Jordan Perry let the ball sail with 12 seconds left on the clock, and it landed in the hands of true freshman Dan Galindo for the game winning touchdown that lifted Northern Arizona (5-3, 3-1 Big Sky) over No. 2 Eastern Washington (7-2, 4-1 Big Sky) 28-27.

October 24, 2014
NAU’s Late Goal Ties Weber State 1-1
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off their final Big Sky road trip on Friday against the defending Big Sky Conference Champions, Weber State. The Wildcats held on to a 1-0 lead until there was four seconds left in the game when Haley Wingender headed the ball in the back of the net off a pass from Lauren Doud to take the game into overtime. The game would result in a 1-1 tie as the Lumberjacks are now 7-5-4 this season with a 3-2-3 record in the Big Sky.

October 24, 2014
Timeout with Catelyn Preston
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Catelyn Preston was a sparkplug for the Lumberjacks last season as one of three players to appear in all 29 games. She averaged 3.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game bringing energy off the bench while also earning seven starts. Take a look at the sophomore forward from Oregon City, Ore. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 24, 2014
'Jacks Battle the Heat at Arizona State Invitational
TEMPE, Ariz. – Resting their top-runners in the week leading up to the Big Sky Championships, Northern Arizona cross country used today’s Arizona State Invitational to finalize their championship roster on the women’s side and give a competition opportunity to younger team members.

October 24, 2014
An Inside Look with Freshman Guard Kye de Laveaga

October 23, 2014
Men’s Hoops Picked to Finish in the Top 3 of the Big Sky
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Big Sky by the league coaches, and second by the media. Both polls were released Thursday by the conference office.

October 23, 2014
An Inside Look with Sophomore Center Geoffrey Frid

October 23, 2014
NAU Ready for First Dual Meet Saturday at New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two intrasquad meets, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team is anxious and ready to take on a different foe, which they will have the opportunity to do this Saturday in their first dual meet of the season. The Lumberjacks will travel to Albuquerque, N.M. to face New Mexico at UNM's Seidler Natatorium. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. Arizona time.

October 23, 2014
'Jacks Wrap Up Fall Schedule at Cal Poly
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Northern Arizona women’s golf wraps up their fall schedule this weekend – Oct. 25-26 – at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Women’s Invitational. Saturday’s round tees at 8 a.m. Flagstaff time and Sunday tees at 8:30 a.m. Flagstaff time.

October 23, 2014
'Jacks Hand UND First Home Loss in Three-Set Sweep
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Led by the one-two combo of junior Janae Vander Ploeg and senior Sydney Kemper, the Northern Arizona volleyball team notched an all-important victory against North Dakota with big implications on Thursday. The duo combined for 27 kills propelling the Lumberjacks to a 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 sweep, dealing UND its first home loss this season and first in 11 matches dating back to Nov. 8, 2013.

October 23, 2014
Dr. Lisa Campos Elected to 2014-15 NACWAA Board of Directors
Kansas City, Mo. - Northern Arizona University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos has been selected to the 2014-15 National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Board of Directors. It will be Campos’ first year serving on the board.

October 23, 2014
Timeout with Rene Coggins
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rene Coggins shouldered a big load as a true freshman for the Lumberjacks last season, leading the Big Sky with 36.5 minutes player per game and logging 40 minutes or more in 11 games. She knocked down 32 three-pointers, second-most on the team, and recorded 70 assists, third-most on the team with averages of 7.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Take a look at the sophomore guard from Mesa, Ariz. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 22, 2014
Get to Know - Kimmy Richter
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Kimmy Richter hopes to continue NAU’s successful pipeline from New Zealand and is already off to a great start, having placed second in both the 200 and 400 freestyles at the team’s Blue vs. Gold meet. Get to know the freshman from Papakura, Auckland in the eighth and final installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 22, 2014
Zienasellassie Named Big Sky Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Junior Futsum Zienasellassie has been named the Big Sky Athlete of the Week for men’s cross country for his performance at last week’s Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

October 22, 2014
NAU Athletics Newsletter - October 2014
Check out the October 2014 NAU Athletics Newsletter to read about the ins and outs of Lumberjack Athletics.

October 22, 2014
Big Sky Women's Basketball Polls Released
OGDEN, Utah – In the Big Sky preseason polls released on Wednesday by the conference office, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team was picked 10th by the conference coaches and media. The Lumberjacks received 37 points in the coaches poll and 39 points in the media poll.

October 22, 2014
Northern Arizona Ranked 10th in National Cross Country Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La.- Despite a sixth-place finish at Wisconsin, Northern Arizona men’s cross country stays in the top-10 in the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association poll. The ‘Jacks pulled 238 points for their 10th-place ranking and remain second behind No. 1 Colorado in the regional poll.

October 22, 2014
Show Your Lumberjack Pride at Homecoming This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Homecoming is a celebration and the Northern Arizona Athletics Department is bringing the noise and excitement to you this Saturday when the NAU football team hosts No. 2 Eastern Washington in the Skydome at 12:40 p.m.

October 22, 2014
Cross Country Faces Arizona and Arizona State Tomorrow in Tempe
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two weeks of tough competition at Washington, Wisconsin and Pre-Nationals, Northern Arizona cross country is giving their B-teams a chance to stretch their legs tomorrow at Arizona State. The meet is set to start at 4 p.m. in Tempe, Ariz.

October 22, 2014
Timeout with Shay Young
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Shay Young will finally have the opportunity to take the court in the NAU blue and gold this season. Last season, she redshirted after transferring to Flagstaff following one season at New Mexico State where she played as a true freshman. Take a look at the redshirt sophomore forward from San Diego, Calif. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 22, 2014
NAU Soccer Faces Weber State and Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will look to have a bounce back weekend on the road as they face Weber State and Idaho State. The Lumberjacks will start its road trip in Ogden, Utah to face the defending Big Sky Champions in the Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 24, and then will close out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Pocatello, Idaho for a matchup against the Bengals.

October 21, 2014
NAU Volleyball Faces North Dakota, Northern Colorado This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Back out on the road for the second consecutive week, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will take on two of the Big Sky North Division's top teams traveling to North Dakota on Thursday at 5 p.m. followed by Northern Colorado on Saturday at 6 p.m. After this week, the Lumberjacks will have just one final road trip during the regular season, with it coming on the final week of the season.

October 21, 2014
Lumberjack Football Hosts No. 2 Eastern Washington on Homecoming
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky) will put its regular season home win streak on the line this Saturday, Oct. 25 when it hosts No. 2 Eastern Washington (7-1, 4-0 Big Sky) for Homecoming. The ROOT SPORTS Game of the Week will kick off at the Walkup Skydome at 12:40 p.m.

October 21, 2014
Timeout with Monique Mulder
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Monique Mulder enters her first season with the Lumberjacks after spending the last two seasons at New Mexico Junior College where she was an All-WJCAC honorable mention selection. She led the team in steals and helped her team to the NJCAA Division I National Championships after winning its conference and region, averaging 6.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals last season. Take a look at the junior guard from Antioch, Calif. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 21, 2014
An Inside Look with Sophomore Forward/Center Ako Kaluna

October 21, 2014
NAU Impressive at ITA Mountain Regional Championships
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team had an impressive showing at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships this past weekend where the Lumberjacks had eight wins in singles play.

October 20, 2014
Get to Know - Alyssa Loeffelman
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Alyssa Loeffelman comes to NAU following a prep career at Fountain Valley High School in which she took second at the Sunset League Championship as a senior on the 1-meter springboard. This season she will add to the Lumberjacks’ quality diving unit. Get to know the freshman from Fountain Valley, Calif. in the seventh installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 20, 2014
An Inside Look with Sophomore Forward Alex Stecca

October 20, 2014
Timeout with Raven Anderson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Raven Anderson begins her final season as one of the Lumberjacks’ two seniors on this year’s roster. She was the team’s fourth leading scorer at 9.9 points and third-leading rebounder at 5.4 rebounds per game last season while also averaging 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. She shot 54 percent from the field which ranked third in the Big Sky and was the fifth-best single season field goal percentage in school history, and finished the season on a tear averaging 16.8 points, 10.6 rebounds while shooting 64.7 percent over her last five games. Take a look at the senior center from Tempe, Ariz. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 19, 2014
NAU Drops 1-0 Match to Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team closed out the weekend at home against Eastern Washington. The Eagles scored in the first half and Eastern Washington was able to shut out the Lumberjacks for the 1-0 win. NAU is now 7-5-3 on the season and 3-2-2 in the Big Sky.

October 18, 2014
Townsend Leads Women's Cross Country at NCAA Pre-Nationals
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Northern Arizona women's cross country made a strong showing at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, finishing 11th out of 43 teams. The 'Jacks posted a score of 467, led by sophomore Melanie Townsend.

October 18, 2014
Lumberjacks Spoil Portland State’s Homecoming, Win 21-17
PORTLAND, Ore. – Northern Arizona (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky) topped Portland State 21-17 to win its first Big Sky road game of the season. The Vikings (2-5, 1-2 Big Sky) were the first to score, but the Lumberjacks recorded a pair of touchdowns in a span of four minutes to take the lead, as they never looked back.

October 18, 2014
Volleyball Falls Short to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – In the first of two anticipated matchups between the Big Sky South Division co-leaders, both the Northern Arizona volleyball team and Idaho State dominated their way to a set win to begin Saturday night's meeting. Then the Bengals prevailed in the final two to come away with the 14-25, 25-14, 30-28, 25-23 victory to take sole possession of the division at the midway point of conference play.

October 17, 2014
Zienasellassie and McElroy Lead 'Jacks at Wisconsin adidas Invitational
MADISON, Wis. – No. 3 Northern Arizona finished sixth today at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational despite top-five performances from Futsum Zienasellassie and Matt McElroy. The 'Jacks posted a score of 225, closely following Stanford's 220.

October 17, 2014
NAU & Montana Draw 0-0 in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team welcomed the University of Montana to town Friday night as the Grizzlies came in ranked first in the Big Sky Conference and undefeated in conference play. For the second straight game the Lumberjacks played in overtime for and Northern Arizona recorded its third straight shutout as NAU tied Montana 0-0 after 110 minutes of play. NAU is now 7-4-3 on the season and 3-1-2 in Big Sky Play.

October 17, 2014
Timeout with Mariah Willadsen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Mariah Willadsen joins the Lumberjacks following two seasons at Mesa Community College where she was a two-time first team All-Region and two-time all-conference player. Last season, she helped lead the Thunderbirds win the NJCAA Division II National Championship by averaging 13.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. Take a look at the junior guard from Mesa, Ariz. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 17, 2014
An Inside Look with Sophomore Guard Christopher Miller

October 16, 2014
'Jacks Split Between Wisconsin adidas Invitational and Pre-Nationals this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 3 Northern Arizona men’s cross country team takes on 18 ranked teams this Friday at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. The race is off on Friday at 11 a.m.

October 16, 2014
Timeout With Brittani Lusain
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Brittani Lusain enters 2014-15 as the reigning Big Sky Outstanding Freshman after averaging 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Her averages led all conference freshmen in each category except rebounds, which she finished second among first-year players. Take a look at the sophomore guard from San Diego, Calif. before the Lumberjacks take the court on Nov. 3 with their home exhibition against New Mexico Highlands.

October 16, 2014
Volleyball Starts Road Swing with Weber State Sweep
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team posted a successful start to their critical four-match road swing on Thursday, picking up their fourth consecutive win against Weber State. The Lumberjacks swept the Wildcats, 25-16, 25-17, 25-18, and did not trail on the scoreboard until the third set in a dominant team performance on both sides of the net.

October 16, 2014
An Inside Look with Junior Transfer Guard Jaleni Neely

October 16, 2014
2014-15 NAU Swimming & Diving Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Years of close calls were vanquished this past March. After four runner-up finishes in six years, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team was finally able to hoist the Western Athletic Conference trophy.

October 15, 2014
Banks Named Preseason Big Sky Second Team by College Sports Madness
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a breakout season, senior Erikka Banks was named to College Sports Madness' Preseason Big Sky All-Conference Second Team. Banks was a second team selection by College Sports Madness last season as well as an honorable mention all-conference player by the Big Sky coaches.

October 15, 2014
Get to Know - Jori Lindquist
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jori Lindquist was a busy swimmer at her first WAC Championships in March, finishing 10th in the 100 backstroke and 11th in the 200 backstroke as part of four individual events in addition to swimming in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. Get to know the sophomore from Kodiak, Alaska in the sixth installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 15, 2014
An Inside Look with Freshman Guard Jaran Hoover

October 15, 2014
NAU Soccer Hosts Montana and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After having a seven-game unbeaten streaked snapped, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team started a new winning streak last week with wins on the road over North Dakota and Northern Colorado. The Lumberjacks will look to carry that momentum into their toughest home stand of the season against Montana and Eastern Washington.

October 14, 2014
Men's Tennis Heads to Vegas for ITA Mountain Regionals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team found some success in their previous fall tournament at the University of New Mexico Balloon Invitational and now the Lumberjacks will head to Las Vegas, Nev. for the ITA Mountain Regional Championships.

October 14, 2014
NAU Travels to Weber State, Idaho State This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team begins their most critical stretch of the season to date this weekend with road matches at Weber State on Thursday and Idaho State on Saturday. Both matches will begin at 6 p.m. Flagstaff time.

October 14, 2014
Wingender Named Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a weekend of two goals and an assist in two wins over North Dakota and Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona soccer’s junior Haley Wingender has been named the Big Sky’s Offensive Player of the Week.

October 14, 2014
NAU Heads to New Mexico for ITA Mountain Regionals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team is set for the biggest fall tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. at the ITA Mountain Regionals. The tournament will take place from Oct. 15-19 at the University of New Mexico.

October 14, 2014
An Inside Look with Sophomore Guard Kris Yanku

October 13, 2014
Get to Know - Alina Staffeldt
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Alina Staffeldt is already off to a fast start in her first season at NAU, winning the 100 free and finishing second in the 100 fly at the Pentathlon followed by runner-up finishes in the 50 free and 150 fly in the Blue vs. Gold meet. Get to know the freshman from Hannover, Germany in the fifth installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 13, 2014
An Inside Look with Senior Forward Zachary Reynolds

October 13, 2014
Football Travels to Portland State for ROOT SPORTS Game of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (3-3, 1-1 Big Sky) looks to capture its first Big Sky road win this Saturday, when it heads to Portland State (2-4, 1-1 Big Sky) for the ROOT SPORTS Game of the Week. Kickoff at Providence Park is set for 4:05 p.m.

October 13, 2014
Kemper's Consistent Weekend Garners Big Sky POTW Recognition
OGDEN, Utah – Sydney Kemper was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week on Monday following another stellar weekend of play, leading the Northern Arizona volleyball team to sweeps of Montana and Montana State. The award is Kemper's third of her career and is the second Player of the Week nod for the Lumberjacks this season.

October 12, 2014
'Jacks Lead Big Sky at Ron Moore Intercollegiate
DENVER, Colo. - Despite cold and windy conditions, Northern Arizona women's golf played their best round of the Ron Moore Invitational to tie for seventh. The 'Jacks came in with a score of 310 for today and a three-round total of 927 (+63).

October 12, 2014
NAU’s Wingender Scores in Double Overtime for 1-0 Win
GREELEY, Colo. – For 109 minutes and 30 seconds the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team and Northern Colorado were scoreless with both teams looking at a 0-0 draw. However, the Lumberjacks refused to give up and with 30 seconds left on the clock, Haley Wingender scored the game-winning goal to give NAU the 1-0 victory over Northern Colorado. Northern Arizona is now 7-4-2 this season and 3-1-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

October 12, 2014
'Jacks Continue at Ron Moore Intercollegiate
DENVER, Colo. - Northern Arizona women's golf dropped to ninth-place today after the second round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate hosted by Denver University. The 'Jacks posted a one-round total of 317 and have a combined Friday and Saturday score of 627 (+51).

October 11, 2014
'Jacks Sweep 'Cats, Equal Best Start Through 17 Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second time this week, the Northern Arizona volleyball team conquered their foe from the state of Montana, as they swept Montana State, 26-24, 25-19, 25-13, Saturday night in the Rolle Activity Center. With the win, the Lumberjacks upped their record to 14-3 overall, matching the program's best start through 17 matches.

October 10, 2014
NAU Scores Three In Win Over North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team looked to get back to their winning ways in the Big Sky Conference as they traveled to Grand Forks, N.D. to face the University of North Dakota. It took 57 minutes but the Lumberjacks scored the first goal off the foot of Demi Schmieder and Adrian Nixt tied the Northern Arizona school record with three assists in one game to defeat North Dakota 3-0. The Lumberjacks are now 6-4-2 on the season and 2-1-1 in the Big Sky.

October 10, 2014
Gold Edges Blue, 54-50, in Final Intrasquad Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fresh faces performed well, but it was seniors Alexis Juergens and Caitlin Wright who shined the brightest on Friday in the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team's annual Blue vs. Gold Meet. The two Lumberjack seniors each won two events, but it was Juergens' Gold team who was victorious in the intrasquad meet, holding off the Blue team by a 54-50 score.

October 10, 2014
'Jacks in Eighth After First Round of Ron Moore
DENVER, Colo. - Northern Arizona women's golf sits in eighth-place following the first day of competition at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate hosted by Denver University. The 'Jacks had a combined round of 310 (+22) earlier today.

October 10, 2014
An Inside Look with Junior Forward Jordyn Martin

October 9, 2014
An Inside Look with Senior Guard Aaseem Dixon

October 9, 2014
Lumberjacks Hit Season-Best Percentage to Sweep Grizzlies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team fought back from three set points in the first set and cruised to victory from there Thursday night, sweeping Montana, 26-24, 25-17, 25-10. The Lumberjacks picked up their fourth conference win and is now 4-1 in the Big Sky and 13-3 overall following their fourth sweep in six home matches this season.

October 8, 2014
Swim & Dive Splits Up for Friday's Blue vs. Gold Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just two weeks away from their first dual meet of the season, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will hold their annual Blue vs. Gold meet on Friday, 2 p.m. in the Wall Aquatic Center. The final intrasquad meet before the team’s Oct. 25 season opening dual at New Mexico is free for all fans to attend.

October 8, 2014
NAU Travels to North Dakota and Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After suffering their first loss in the Big Sky Conference, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will head back out on the road for a two-match weekend starting on Friday, Oct. 10, against North Dakota and on Sunday the Lumberjacks will face Northern Colorado.

October 8, 2014
An Inside Look with Senior Guard Gaellan Bewernick

October 8, 2014
Upshur Named College Sports Madness Preseason Men’s Basketball Player of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior guard Quinton Upshur was named the College Sports Madness Men’s Basketball Preseason Big Sky Player of the Year, announced today. Upshur was also named to the first team, while senior guard Aaseem Dixon received second team preseason honors.

October 8, 2014
Lumberjack Golf Faces Big Sky Competition at Ron Moore Intercollegiate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is coming off a two week break to take on the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate hosted by Denver University. The tournament kicks off on Friday, Oct. 10 and runs through Sunday. Each round tees off at 7:30 a.m. Flagstaff time.

October 7, 2014
Get to Know - Monica Pruett
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Monica Pruett finished seventh in the 400 IM at last season’s WAC Championships to earn her first career All-WAC honor, and was also one of five Lumberjacks in the top-10 of the 200 breaststroke. Get to know the junior from Houston, Texas in the fourth installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 7, 2014
Freshmen Student-Athletes Advised on Careers, Majors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Monday, the NAU Athletics academic department teamed up with the colleges on campus to provide the Lumberjack freshmen student-athletes with further insight on majors and career options.

October 7, 2014
'Jacks Third in Fourth National Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La – Northern Arizona men’s cross country experienced their first shake-up in the national rankings as they dropped to third, replaced by last week’s No. 3 Oregon.

October 7, 2014
Melanie Townsend Named Big Sky Cross Country Athlete of the Week
ODGEN, Utah – Sophomore Melanie Townsend has been named the Big Sky Cross Country Athlete of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

October 7, 2014
Volleyball Welcomes Montana, Montana State this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team returns to the Rolle Activity Center for a critical homestand versus Montana on Thursday and Montana State on Saturday, before heading back out on the road for the next two weeks. Both matches will start at 7 p.m.

October 7, 2014
An Inside Look with Senior Guard Quinton Upshur
An inside look with senior guard Quinton Upshur.

October 6, 2014
Men’s Tennis Impressive at UNM Balloon Invitational
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team continues to impress early this year as freshman Felix Schumann became the first Lumberjack this fall to take first place in a singles draw as he went 4-0 in the Silver Draw at the University of New Mexico Balloon Invitational. Throughout the weekend, the Lumberjacks picked up 15 victories in singles play, while also winning five doubles matches.

October 6, 2014
'Jacks Stay in Second in Regional Rankings
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country holds steady at second in the mountain regional poll again this week. Pulling out their A-team for the first time, the ‘Jacks finished first ahead of No. 20 UCLA and No. 6 Stanford.

October 6, 2014
Get Your 2014-15 NAU Basketball Season Tickets
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Season tickets for the 2014-15 Northern Arizona men’s basketball season are on sale now. Lumberjack fans can call Kelli Coffman at 928-523-0639 to reserve their tickets for the upcoming season.

October 6, 2014
Women’s Tennis Has Solid Performance at UofA
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team picked up 14 singles victories and five wins in doubles play this past weekend at the UofA Fall Invitational. Freshmen Sara Brown and Livia Hollosy came away with the best records in singles play, both posting a 3-2 record throughout the weekend.

October 6, 2014
An Inside Look with Senior Forward/Center Len Springs
An inside look with senior forward/center Len Springs.

October 6, 2014
Get to Know - Alexa Geiger
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Alexa Geiger enjoyed a successful first showing at last season's WAC Championships, earning All-WAC second team honors on all three boards. She finished fourth on the 3-meter springboard, fifth on the 1-meter springboard and seventh on platform. Get to know the sophomore from Fullerton, Calif. in the third installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 5, 2014
High Energy Fills First Women's Basketball's Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team completed their first practice of the 2014-15 season Sunday morning. The two-hour practice in the Rolle Activity Center was a spirited session as the team came together for the first time after individual training sessions over the last month.

October 5, 2014
NAU Gives Up Two Goals In Loss to Idaho
Moscow, Idaho – Northern Arizona women’s soccer jumped on the scoreboard first against the University of Idaho but the Vandals responded with two goals in two minutes as NAU suffers their first lost in the Big Sky 2-1 in Idaho. NAU is now 1-1-1 in the Big Sky this season.

October 4, 2014
Suns Complete Training Camp with Spirited Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Phoenix Suns concluded their week-long training camp on Saturday with their public scrimmage. Thousands of fans packed the Walkup Skydome to get a glimpse at this year's Suns squad and was treated to a fun-filled scrimmage won by the Black Team, 86-79.

October 4, 2014
'Jacks Hand Thunderbirds First Big Sky Defeat in Bounce Back Effort
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Coming off a difficult loss at Idaho on Thursday, the Northern Arizona volleyball team bounced back in a big way Saturday night by handing Southern Utah its first Big Sky loss of the season. Led by a near triple-double performance by senior Sydney Kemper, the Lumberjacks received a variety of contributions across their lineup in the four-set win, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17. NAU is now 3-1 in conference play and 12-3 overall.

October 4, 2014
Turnovers Aid in Road Loss at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – Turnovers proved costly today for No. 25 Northern Arizona (3-3, 1-1 Big Sky), as it fell on the road, 24-17, to Northern Colorado (2-3, 1-1 Big Sky) at Nottingham Stadium. The Bears snapped a nine-game Big Sky losing streak, as NAU fell to UNC for the first time since 1978.

October 4, 2014
Lumberjacks Pass Their First Test at Washington
SEATTLE, Wash. - No. 2 Northern Arizona men's cross country was up to the challenge today at the Washington Invitational in Seattle. The 'Jacks tallied 62 as they captured first place at the meet.

October 3, 2014
Women's Tennis off to Tucson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will compete in their second fall tournament of the season as they travel to the University of Arizona for the UofA Invitational.

October 3, 2014
The Race is On: 'Jacks XC Faces Its First Test at Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 2 Northern Arizona men’s cross country faces its first test of the season this weekend at the Washington Invitational in Seattle. After competing several top-runners unattached at George Kyte and sending the second-half of the roster to Dave Murray, the Lumberjacks are set to reveal their full line-up when they meet with No. 5 Stanford and a slew of top-15 opponents at UW.

October 3, 2014
Women's Hoops Open Practice on Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a summer complete with hard work in the weight room and the hard wood, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will put it all together for the first time on Sunday with their first official practice. The Lumberjacks will open the door to the 2014-15 season at 11 a.m. in the Rolle Activity Center, less than a month until their exhibition game against New Mexico Highlands on Monday, Nov. 3.

October 3, 2014
Men's Tennis Heads Back to New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful first tournament two weeks ago at the New Mexico State Fall Invitational, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will head back to the state of New Mexico for the University of New Mexico Balloon Invitational. This is the second of five tournaments that the Lumberjacks will compete in this fall.

October 2, 2014
Come Out to the Suns Scrimmage This Saturday at the Walkup Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Saturday, the Phoenix Suns will be hosting a free scrimmage at the Walkup Skydome. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with tip-off set for 12 p.m. Fans should come early to get a good seat.

October 2, 2014
NAU Dealt Three-Set Loss by Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho – Slow starts put the Northern Arizona volleyball team in holes they could not climb out of on Thursday night as they fell in three sets to Idaho, 25-23, 25-18, 25-15. NAU's loss in its first road conference match of the season dropped its record to 2-1 in Big Sky play and 11-3 overall.

October 1, 2014
Get to Know - Carlye Townsend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Carlye Townsend earned a pair of All-WAC second team honors at last season's WAC Championships, finishing sixth on the 3-meter springboard and eighth on the 1-meter springboard. Get to know the junior from San Clemente, Calif. in the second installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

October 1, 2014
NAU Faces New Big Sky Member Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 1-0-1 in their first two Big Sky home games of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will now head out for their first conference game on the road against the University of Idaho. The Vandals are tied for first place in the Big Sky after a 2-0 start last week with wins over Northern Colorado and North Dakota.

October 1, 2014
NAU Men’s Basketball Opens Practice This Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Friday, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will officially begin practice for the 2014-15 season. The Lumberjacks were able to practice during the summer for their trip to the Bahamas, but come Friday the road to March Madness starts at 2 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.

October 1, 2014
NAU Athletics October Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Janae Vander Ploeg of the volleyball team and Caleb Hoover of the cross country team are featured in Lumberjack Academics’ monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of October.

September 30, 2014
Lumberjacks Headed to Northern Colorado This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 25 Northern Arizona (3-2, 1-0 Big Sky) won its fifth-straight Big Sky opener, as it continues league play this weekend on the road at Northern Colorado (1-3, 0-1 Big Sky). The Lumberjacks look to earn their 12th straight win over the Bears when they kickoff at Nottingham Stadium Saturday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. AZ time.

September 30, 2014
'Jacks Stay Second in the Nation for the Third Week
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country holds on to their No. 2 national ranking for the third week of the regular season.

September 30, 2014
NAU Heads Out on First Conference Road Trip to Idaho, SUU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team makes their first conference road trip of the season this weekend where they look to remain unbeaten in Big Sky action. The Lumberjacks will first travel to the Northwest to face Idaho on Thursday before making the trip to face Southern Utah. Thursday's match in Moscow, Idaho will start at 7 p.m. followed by Saturday's match at 6 p.m. in Cedar City, Utah.

September 30, 2014
Women's Basketball Releases Challenging 2014-15 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head women’s basketball coach Sue Darling announced her team’s 2014-15 schedule on Tuesday, filled with 16 home dates beginning with their season opener versus UC Irvine on Friday, Nov. 14. The 16 home games is the team’s most in a season in five years. Game times for this year’s home schedule will be available at a later date.

September 29, 2014
Get to Know - Eva Pold
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Eva Pold finished 14th in the 200 butterfly at last season’s WAC Championships. Get to know the junior from San Diego, Calif. in the first installment of Northern Arizona swimming & diving’s Q&A before the Lumberjacks get the season started on Oct. 25 at New Mexico.

September 29, 2014
'Jacks Remain Near the Top of Regional Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Northern Arizona cross country stays at the top of the region on both the men’s and women’s side for the third week of the regular season. The men hold steady in the number two spot while the women jumped from the fifth spot to the fourth.

September 29, 2014
Lumberjacks Crack Top 25 With Family Weekend Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s comeback thriller over Cal Poly on Saturday, launched the Lumberjacks into the No. 25 spot on the FCS Coaches Poll released Monday. The ranking gives NAU its third in the top 25 this season.

September 28, 2014
Women's Golf Shows Improvement at Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Northern Arizona golf improved on every round at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate this weekend to end in a tie for fifth place with 936 (+72).

September 28, 2014
NAU Gets First Big Sky Win Over Sac State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – To close out Family Weekend at Northern Arizona University, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team played their second Big Sky game of the season at home against Sacramento State. The Lumberjacks jumped on the board first in the 67th minute off a goal from Haley Wingender and NAU was able to hold on for the 1-0 win over Sacramento State for the Lumberjacks first Big Sky win of the season.

September 27, 2014
‘Jacks Complete Comeback With 38-35 Victory Over Cal Poly
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was another thrilling game for Northern Arizona (3-2, 1-0 Big Sky) and Cal Poly (1-3, 0-1 Big Sky), but it was the Lumberjacks who came away with the 38-35 win today at the Walkup Skydome in front of a crowd 11,545. Both teams exchanged leads throughout the game, but NAU stayed composed to pull out the win.

September 27, 2014
Balanced Offense, Blocking Key in NAU's Sweep of Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a tight first set, the Northern Arizona volleyball team rolled past Sacramento State in three sets, 25-21, 25-14, 25-15, to close out the first weekend of conference play with two victories. The Lumberjacks utilized a balanced offensive attack and a huge presence at the net Saturday morning to improve to 2-0 in the Big Sky and 11-2 overall.

September 27, 2014
No. 9 Archie Amerson – The Walter Payton Award Winner, The Hall of Famer, The NCAA Record Holder, The Lumberjack
When it comes to elite running backs, Archie Amerson is in a class of his own. The California native only played two seasons with Northern Arizona football, but it was the best two-year career by any Lumberjack to date.

September 27, 2014
NAU Golf Wraps Up Day One in Palm Desert
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Northern Arizona golf wrapped up day one of the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in a tie for ninth place with 631 (+55).

September 26, 2014
Golf Travels to Palm Desert for Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona golf heads to the Palm Desert, Calif. this weekend to compete in the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate hosted by Wyoming.

September 26, 2014
NAU Draws Portland State 1-1 in Big Sky Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off their Big Sky regular season schedule against the defending regular season champions, Portland State at home under the lights at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks played their second straight overtime game, this time at home and after two goals in the first half, NAU and Portland State ended their Big Sky opener in a 1-1 draw. NAU is now 4-3-2 on the season.

September 25, 2014
NAU Victorious in Four Sets Over Portland State in Big Sky Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team let four match points slip for a sweep, but the Lumberjacks avoided a similar fate a set later, denying Portland State, 25-21, 25-16, 26-28, 25-22, for a victory in the teams' Big Sky opener. The Lumberjacks successfully bounced back from a pair of losses a week ago to open the conference season to improve to 10-2 overall and 1-0 in Big Sky play Thursday night in the Rolle Activity Center.

September 25, 2014
Hasquet Named a Semifinalist for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy
IRVING, Texas – Northern Arizona senior linebacker Austin Hasquet has been named a semifinalist for 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). In the 25th anniversary of the award, Hasquet is one of 167 semifinalists.

September 24, 2014
NAU Soccer Kicks Off Their Big Sky Schedule at Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team are riding a four-match winning streak into the beginning of conference play as they open their Big Sky schedule at home against the defending regular season champions Portland State on Friday, Sept. 26, at Lumberjack Stadium. NAU will close out the weekend against Sacramento State on Sunday for their first Big Sky home stand of the season.

September 23, 2014
Lumberjacks Hold at No. 2 in Third National Cross Country Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country has held on to their No. 2 spot in the USTFCCCA coaches’ poll for the third week. 2013 champion Colorado remains No. 1.

September 23, 2014
Swimming & Diving Adds Late Season Double-Dual in Las Vegas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has secured a double-dual against Mountain West Conference foes UNLV and Wyoming in Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 31 announced by head coach Andy Johns on Tuesday.

September 23, 2014
NAU Opens Big Sky Slate at Home with Portland State, Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Following a 9-2 non-conference schedule, the Northern Arizona volleyball team opens up Big Sky play this Thursday with a two-match homestand at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks host the defending Big Sky co-regular season champion, Portland State, on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sacramento State on Saturday at 12 p.m. as part of Family Weekend.

September 23, 2014
Tarver Claims Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After three straight shutouts and four wins in a row, Northern Arizona women’s soccer defender Sarah Tarver has been named this week’s Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week. The honor comes after a huge 1-0 double overtime win against UTEP who had lost just one game at home this season. The Lumberjacks are now 4-3-1 this season.

September 23, 2014
Football Welcomes Cal Poly to Open Big Sky Play
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Big Sky Conference play begins this weekend for Northern Arizona when it welcomes Cal Poly to the Walkup Skydome. Kickoff for the Lumberjacks versus the Mustangs is set for 4 p.m.

September 22, 2014
Family Weekend FAQs
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September 22, 2014
'Jacks Stay in Second in Regional Cross Country Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country regional ranking holds at second this week, still behind reigning national champion Colorado.

September 21, 2014
Wingender scores in 101st minute for the 1-0 win
EL PASO, Texas – Last year, UTEP came away with a 4-3 win at Lumberjack Stadium against the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team. Well the Lumberjacks returned the favor to the Miners this year as Northern Arizona scored a goal in the 101st minute to come away with the 1-0 win over UTEP in double overtime. The Lumberjacks end their non-conference schedule on a four-game winning streak heading into conference play.

September 20, 2014
Comeback at South Dakota Falls Short for NAU Footbal
VERMILLION, S.D. – No. 22/23 Northern Arizona (2-2) was unable to overcome a pair of early interceptions in the first quarter, as they fell to South Dakota 28-21 at the DakotaDome.

September 20, 2014
'Jacks Battle Hawai'i Until the End in Non-Conference Finale
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Northern Arizona volleyball team fell to Hawai'i in three sets, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18, to close out their non-conference schedule Saturday night in Honolulu and saw their record drop to 9-2 heading into the Big Sky season. Although the result – a three-set sweep – was the same as the night before, the team's performance was anything but the same as the Lumberjacks showcased growth and grit in defeat.

September 19, 2014
NAU's Season-Opening Win Streak Snapped in Sweep by Hawai'i
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Friday night was a night of firsts for the Northern Arizona volleyball team. For the first time all season, the Lumberjacks dropped the first set and eventually suffered their first loss of 2014, falling in three sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-18, to Hawai’i in front of a crowd of 5,941 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

September 19, 2014
Brown Takes Pentathlon Crown, Freshmen Shine in NAU Debuts
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Kendall Brown put together a solid all-around performance to win the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team’s annual Pentathlon on Friday, in the team’s debut showing for the 2014-15 season. The Pentathlon tested the team’s endurance and versatility in the five-event intrasquad meet and also served as a successful debut for the NAU freshmen in their first collegiate racing setting.

September 19, 2014
Lumberjacks Test Depth at Dave Murray Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross country tested the depth in its rosters today at the Dave Murray Invitational hosted by Arizona and came out with two second-place finishes.

September 18, 2014
NAU Athletics Newsletter - September 2014
Every month the NAU Athletics Department will put out a newsletter to help fans, students, alumni, and donors stay up to date with various events and accomplishments.

September 18, 2014
Women’s tennis starts fall schedule in Las Vegas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will begin its 2014 fall schedule this Friday in Las Vegas, Nev. at the UNLV Fall Invite.

September 18, 2014
Cross Country Travels to Tucson for Dave Murray Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona cross country travels to Tucson, Ariz. tomorrow for the Dave Murray Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona. Women run the 3-mile at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s 4.25-mile at 5:45 p.m.

September 18, 2014
NAU Faces Big Challenge in Hawai'i in Final Non-Conference Tests
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team will wrap up their non-conference schedule with their first two matches ever in the 50th State this weekend. The Lumberjacks will play Hawai'i, one of the country's perennial powerhouses, this Friday and Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii. First serve for both matches will be 10 p.m. Flagstaff time.

September 17, 2014
Men’s tennis opens fall schedule at New Mexico State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is time for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis to take out the rackets as they kick off their 2014 fall schedule in Las Cruces, N.M. at the New Mexico State Fall Invitational.

September 17, 2014
Soccer takes three-game winning streak to El Paso
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an undefeated weekend at home last week against Wright State and in-state rival Grand Canyon, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will travel to El Paso, Texas to face UTEP on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Lumberjacks are riding a three-match winning streak with victories over South Dakota, Wright State and Grand Canyon.

September 17, 2014
Men’s Hoops Releases 2014-15 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team released their 2014-15 schedule today. Led by third-year head coach Jack Murphy, the Lumberjacks enter their 103rd season of basketball in Flagstaff.

September 16, 2014
Brittany McKee Leads 'Jacks at Oregon State Invitational
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Northern Arizona women’s golf finished the Oregon State Invitational in ninth-place today with 930 (+66).

September 16, 2014
Lumberjacks Travel to South Dakota for Noon Matchup
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 22 Northern Arizona will head to South Dakota to play the Coyotes on Saturday, Sept. 20. Kickoff at the DakotaDome is slated for 12 p.m. Arizona Time/2 p.m. Central Time.

September 16, 2014
NAU Swimming Hosts Pentathlon on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team takes the first small step on their road to defending their Western Athletic Conference championship on Friday, with the 19th annual Pentathlon at 2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to attend the free intrasquad meet at the Wall Aquatic Center in the public's first look at the 2014-15 Lumberjacks.

September 16, 2014
Lumberjack Men Second in First Regular Season Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country is ranked second in the nation on the first weekly coaches’ poll released today by USTFCCCA. They were also picked second in the preseason coaches’ poll.

September 15, 2014
Golf Wraps Up Day One of Oregon State Invitational
Northern Arizona women’s golf finished the first two rounds of the Oregon State Invitational today at the Trysting Tree Golf Club.

September 15, 2014
Football Ranked No. 22 in Latest National Poll
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Northern Arizona football was voted No. 22 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll released today. The Lumberjacks recorded a 62-23 win over New Mexico Highlands in their home opener on Saturday. NAU was ranked 23rd in the FCS Coaches Poll and 21st in the College Sports Madness Weekly Poll.

September 15, 2014
Men Stay at Second in Regional Cross Country Poll, Women Sit in Fifth
NEW ORLEANS, La. - There was no change in the regional men's cross country poll released this morning by the USTFCCCA. The Lumberjack men remain in second behind reigning national champion Colorado.

September 14, 2014
'Jacks Notch Two Late Goals, Shut Out the 'Lopes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the midst of a home stretch of six of seven home games, the Northern Arizona soccer team continued to find their stride, notching their third consecutive victory on Sunday, shutting out Grand Canyon, 2-0, at Lumberjack Stadium. The shutout was the team's second of the weekend and third in the last four games.

September 13, 2014
‘Jacks Roll in 62-23 Home Opening Win Over New Mexico Highlands
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football opened home play with a bang, as they captured a 62-23 win over New Mexico Highlands at home in the Walkup Skydome. The victory gave the Lumberjacks their sixth straight regular season home win dating back to last season.

September 13, 2014
'Jacks Win Ninth Straight, Sweep Albany to Win Home Tourney
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Faced with a quick turnaround after a draining two-match day, the Northern Arizona volleyball team turned in a complete effort in sweeping Albany, 25-19, 25-17, 25-9, on their way to clinching the Lumberjack Classic tournament title on Saturday. The win sealed up a third consecutive perfect weekend to begin the season, and only the program's third 9-0 start in school history.

September 12, 2014
Lumberjacks' Win Streak at Seven Following Grand Canyon Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Playing their first home match of the season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team got off to a slow start but settled down to win their opening matinee match of the Lumberjack Classic Friday morning in the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks took down Grand Canyon in three sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, and ran their season-opening win streak to seven heading into their afternoon contest versus UC Riverside at approximately 5:30 p.m.

September 12, 2014
Volleyball Holds Off UC Riverside to Move to 8-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team responded in a big way against a feisty UC Riverside squad to conclude the first day of their Lumberjack Classic with a second win – and eighth straight overall to start the season – in four sets. NAU registered a season-high 17.0 blocks, with nine coming in the final set, in its 25-17, 18-25, 25-19, 25-12, victory over the Highlanders Friday evening in the Rolle Activity Center.

September 12, 2014
Wingender’s PK goal gives NAU the 1-0 win over Wright State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Underneath the lights in their first Friday night home game of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team were able to perform in front of 595 fans against Wright State. Haley Wingender scored on a penalty kick in the first half and that is all the Lumberjacks needed as Northern Arizona defeated Wright State 1-0 for the Lumberjack’s second straight win.

September 10, 2014
Soccer Hosts Mountain Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will host the Mountain Classic this Friday and Sunday as they welcome Grand Canyon, Southern Utah and Wright State to Flagstaff. On Friday night the Lumberjacks will begin the Mountain Classic against Wright State and then on Sunday NAU will conclude the tournament against in-state rival Grand Canyon. The Lumberjacks will not face Southern Utah as they play each other during the conference season.

September 10, 2014
Phoenix Suns Return to Flagstaff for Training Camp
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University will host the Phoenix Suns Training Camp for the second straight season. The Suns report for training camp on the Flagstaff campus from September 30 through October 4.

September 10, 2014
'Jacks Prime and Ready for Home Opening Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After two weeks on the road and a perfect 6-0 record to begin the season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team opens their home schedule this weekend, hosting the 2014 Lumberjack Classic. The Lumberjacks will welcome Albany, Grand Canyon and UC Riverside to the Rolle Activity Center for the two-day tournament, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13.

September 9, 2014
Melanie Townsend and Matt McElroy Named Big Sky Athletes of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Junior Melanie Townsend and senior Matt McElroy were named Big Sky Athletes of the Week for cross country this afternoon by the conference office.

September 9, 2014
Day Two of Hobble Creek Fall Classic Rained Out
The second day of the Hobble Creek Fall Classic has been cancelled due to rain. Northern Arizona finishes in 10th-place with a 36-hole score of 622 (+44).

September 9, 2014
Lumberjack Football Welcomes New Mexico Highlands in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 24 Northern Arizona football opens up home play this Saturday at the Walkup Skydome versus New Mexico Highlands. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. The Lumberjacks enter Saturday on a five-game home win streak during the regular season.

September 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Work Their Way Up National Poll
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Northern Arizona football was voted No. 24 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll released today. The Lumberjacks are coming off their first victory of the season, after beating Abilene Christian on the road.

September 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Wrap Up Day One of Hobble Creek Fall Classic
Northern Arizona golf kicked off their season today with the first two rounds of the Hobble Creek Fall Classic, co-hosted by Utah Valley and BYU.

September 7, 2014
Soccer Scores Late for First Win of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was back on the pitch Sunday against South Dakota searching for their first win of the season and the Lumberjacks delivered their first victory of the season off of an 85th minute goal from Haley Wingender to give NAU the 3-2 win over the Coyotes. The Lumberjacks are now 1-3-1 on the season.

September 6, 2014
NAU Wins Share of Tournament Title with Sweep of UTPA
EDINBURG, Texas – Two weekends down and the Northern Arizona volleyball team completed their Texas two-step with a three-set sweep of Texas-Pan American on Saturday, 25-23, 25-19, 25-17. The victory clinched a second straight perfect weekend to begin 2014, following three wins in Houston a week ago, and hammered down the Lumberjacks' 6-0 start to the season. They claimed a share of the UTPA Tournament championship as Texas Tech also finished the weekend 3-0 in Edinburg and they did not face each other.

September 6, 2014
Lumberjacks Start Strong at George Kyte Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Matt McElroy and the Northern Arizona men's cross country team had a strong first showing at the Lumberjack-hosted George Kyte Classic at Buffalo Park. McElroy walked away with first place in the men's 4.5-mile with a time of 22:20.80 and the team finished in first.

September 6, 2014
No. 25 Lumberjack Football Earns 27-21 Win Over Abilene Christian
ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian (0-2) tried its hardest to make a late second comeback versus No. 25 Northern Arizona (1-1), but the Lumberjacks stopped the Wildcats in their tracks to come away with the 27-21 win at Shotwell Stadium.

September 5, 2014
NAU Volleyball Prevails Over Lamar for Fifth Straight Win
EDINBURG, Texas – The Northern Arizona volleyball prevailed early and broke away late in their second match of the day, picking up their fifth straight win to begin the season in the process at the UTPA Fieldhouse. The Lumberjacks earned the four-set victory, 25-21, 25-27, 25-12, 25-19, over a talented Lamar squad to improve to 5-0 this season and 2-0 at the UTPA Tournament heading into their tournament finale on Saturday.

September 5, 2014
Northern Arizona Golf Opens with Hobble Creek Fall Classic
Northern Arizona women’s golf kicks off its fall schedule early next week with the Hobble Creek Fall Classic co-hosted by Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University on Sept. 8-9 in Springville, Utah.

September 5, 2014
Volleyball Defeats A&M-Corpus Christi to Begin UTPA Doubleheader
EDINBURG, Texas – The Northern Arizona volleyball team improved to 4-0 this season in winning their first match of the UTPA Tournament Friday morning with a four-set victory, 25-14, 21-25, 25-13, 25-22, over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Lumberjacks will play Lamar this afternoon in their second match of the day at approximately 2:30 p.m. Flagstaff time.

September 4, 2014
NAU Welcomes the Coyotes to Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After their first shutout of the season against Valparaiso, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will be looking for their first win of the season as they welcome South Dakota to Flagstaff on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium.

September 4, 2014
Lumberjacks Open 2014 Season with George Kyte Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona cross country opens what is sure to be an exciting season this Saturday when they host the George Kyte Classic at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff.

September 3, 2014
NAU Volleyball Back to Texas, Looking to Build on Momentum
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team makes a return trip to the Lone Star State this weekend for their second pre-conference tournament with a three-match slate at the UTPA Tournament in Edinburg, Texas. The Lumberjacks will play a doubleheader on Friday, first against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 8 a.m. followed by Lamar at 2:30 p.m. NAU will then play host Texas-Pan American on Saturday in the tournament finale at 12 p.m. All times are local to Flagstaff.

September 2, 2014
Gilbertson Captures First Career Big Sky POW Honor
OGDEN, Utah – After facing 39 shots in 200 minutes of play, Northern Arizona women’s soccer Natalie Gilbertson has been named the Big Sky Co-Defensive Player of the week for her exceptional play between the posts this past weekend.

September 2, 2014
NAU Assistant Participates in WBCA Leadership Workshop
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of a coach's many duties is to lead and last week, NAU assistant women's basketball coach Robyne Bostick had the unique opportunity to learn from a few people who know a thing or two about leadership – the United States Marine Corps. Bostick traveled to Parris Island, S.C. last week for the inaugural WBCA Assistant Coaches Leadership Workshop in partnership with the United States Marine Corps and came back to Flagstaff with valuable knowledge.

September 2, 2014
NAU Coaches Luncheon Dates for Fall 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has released the dates of the NAU Coaches Luncheon for 2014. The first coaches luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. All luncheons will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., but the location will vary. Admission to all luncheons is free with special lunch discounts.

September 1, 2014
NAU Heads to the Lone Star State to Face Abilene Christian
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 25 Northern Arizona football takes a trip to the Lone Star State to face Abilene Christian on Saturday, Sept. 6. Kickoff at Shotwell Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.

September 1, 2014
NAU Football Ranked No. 25 in The Sports Network Poll
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Northern Arizona football was voted No. 25 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll released today. The Lumberjacks opened the season on Aug. 30, with a loss to reigning Idaho Potato Bowl Champion San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium. NAU also earned a No. 24 ranking in the College Sports Madness Weekly Poll.

September 1, 2014
NAU Athletics September Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Diane Buzzard of the soccer team and Austin Hasquet of the football team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of September.

September 1, 2014
Barton Earns First Career Big Sky Player of the Week Nod
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona sophomore Jensen Barton was named the first Big Sky Player of the Week of the 2014 season after an all-around performance at the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. The weekly award is the first of Barton's career.

August 31, 2014
NAU goes scoreless for second straight match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was looking for their first win of the season in their 2014 home opener on Sunday against Valparaiso. In front of 512 fans at Lumberjack Stadium, the Lumberjacks held the Crusaders scoreless for 110 minutes and both teams failed to put any goals on the board in a 0-0 tie in Flagstaff.

August 30, 2014
NAU Caps Perfect Opening Weekend with Tulsa Victory
HOUSTON, Texas – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was an offensive juggernaut in their Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational finale Saturday afternoon, topping Tulsa in four sets, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14, to win the Houston Baptist-hosted tournament. The Lumberjacks wrapped up the weekend with a perfect 3-0 start to the weekend, marking the fourth consecutive year in which they have started the season with at least three straight victories. The win allowed NAU to capture its seventh pre-conference tournament dating back to the start of the 2011 season.

August 30, 2014
Tough Season Debut for NAU Football
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Northern Arizona put up a good fight against San Diego State, but the Lumberjacks struggled to convert on third down and fell to the Aztecs 38-7 at Qualcomm Stadium.

August 30, 2014
Volleyball Sweeps Chattanooga, Plays Tulsa This Afternoon
HOUSTON, Texas – With a quick turnaround following their season-opening win Friday night, the Northern Arizona volleyball team swept Chattanooga Saturday morning to begin the second day of the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. With the 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 victory, NAU ensured that its final match of the tournament against Tulsa would determine the tourney champion. Tulsa swept Houston Baptist in the day's first match.

August 29, 2014
Volleyball Battles Past Houston Baptist for 2014 Opening Win
HOUSTON, Texas – In typical first-match fashion, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was not perfect but they proved to be victorious in their 2014 season opener on Friday, defeating host Houston Baptist on the first day of the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. The Lumberjacks won their season opening match for the eighth time in the last nine years, doing so on Friday in four sets, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19, 25-14 behind a gritty effort.

August 28, 2014
NAU allows late goal to give UofA the 1-0 win
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was back on the pitch Thursday night in Tucson as they faced the University of Arizona. The Lumberjacks had their best defensive performance of the season but it was not enough against the Wildcats as UofA scored in the 86th minute for the 1-0 win. The Lumberjacks drop to 0-3 this season.

August 27, 2014
Lumberjacks' First Test of 2014 at HBU Husky Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team begins the 2014 season this weekend at the Husky Classic hosted by Houston Baptist. The Lumberjacks officially get the season under way on Friday at 5 p.m. versus Houston Baptist. They will conclude the tournament on Saturday, first against Chattanooga at 10 a.m. and wrapping up the weekend with Tulsa at 3 p.m.

August 26, 2014
Lumberjack Men Ranked Second in National Preseason Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – After being picked first in the Big Sky this morning, Northern Arizona men's cross country has been ranked second in the nation in the preseason coaches' poll release by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

August 26, 2014
Lumberjack Cross Country Tops the Conference in Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The Lumberjack men's and women's cross country teams were picked to finish atop of the Big Sky today in the preseason coaches' poll released this morning by the conference office.

August 26, 2014
Soccer Goes Back on the Road Before Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team is back in the state of Arizona and will travel to Tucson on Thursday to face PAC-12 opponent Arizona. The Lumberjacks will then turn their attention to the much anticipated home opener against Valparaiso on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Lumberjack Stadium.

August 25, 2014
More Than a Friendship: Hamilton Pair Together as ‘Jacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Together once again, junior Payton Bock and sophomore Lauren Jacobsen could not be happier. After two years apart, the former Hamilton High School teammates and inseparable friends off the court have reunited in Flagstaff and are poised to make an impact on a potent Northern Arizona volleyball team in 2014.

August 25, 2014
Lumberjack Men Second in Regional Preseason Poll, Women Fourth
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released their preseason regional coaches’ poll today, placing the Northern Arizona men second behind reigning national champion Colorado.

August 25, 2014
Lumberjack Football Opens the Season This Saturday at San Diego State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football opens the 2014 season up on the road at San Diego State University. Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium is set for 4 p.m.

August 24, 2014
Wingender Scores Two in Loss to UCR
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team finished their weekend in Las Vegas Sunday in a matchup with UC Riverside. Haley Wingender scored two goals in her return home to Las Vegas but it was not enough as the Lumberjacks fell to UC Riverside 4-2.

August 24, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: The Specialists
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona specialist unit lost an All-American, who was one of the best in the country in punting, but a new year allows for new people to step up.

August 23, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Wide Receivers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona wide receivers unit has a mixture of old and new faces, as they embark on their second season under Coach Tim Plough.

August 22, 2014
Lumberjack Football to Hold Walk-On Meeting Aug. 25
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, Aug. 25 at 5 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 in the football office area. Please bring a pen, a letter of recommendation (from a past coach), your NCAA ID # so we can verify that you are a full qualifier for Division 1 athletics and a highlight video link from your last year of competition - Not a DVD.

August 22, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Incoming Lumberjack Freshmen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nearly 200 Northern Arizona student-athletes helped greet the incoming NAU Class of 2018 over the last two days in partnership with Welcome Back Jacks. The student-athletes along with a number of student groups at times battled the rainy Flagstaff weather and volunteered to assist the new freshmen and their families move into their new home for the upcoming school year.

August 22, 2014
NAU Drops Opener 2-1 to UNLV
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off their 2014 season on the road in UNLV Friday night. The Lumberjacks had to battle back from a 2-0 deficit and NAU cut the lead to one after an own goal late in the first half but it was not enough as the Lumberjacks dropped their season opener 2-1 to the Rebels.

August 21, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Tight Ends and Fullbacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona tight ends and fullbacks will have a familiar group of faces this season, after losing just one player. Position coach Craig Knoth returns an experienced core led by a group of upperclassmen.

August 21, 2014
Nine Days to go and Three Scrimmages Complete for NAU Football
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With nine days left to go before the season opener, Northern Arizona conducted its final scrimmage of fall camp today at the Walkup Skydome.

August 20, 2014
Volleyball Tuning Up for Season with Saturday Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will not make their home debut until Sept. 12, but Lumberjack fans won't have to wait until then to get their first glimpse of this year's squad. The Lumberjacks will host a free open intrasquad scrimmage for all fans this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Rolle Activity Center beginning at 5 p.m.

August 20, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Quarterbacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When it comes to the quarterbacks for Northern Arizona, the line up will be very familiar. With an offensive line that is significantly improved from a year ago, the quarterbacks have a solid foundation in place to help improve its offense.

August 20, 2014
Get to Know The Trio of Butler, O'Georgia, and Marks
Get to know freshmen wide receivers Emmanuel Butler, Bryant O'Georgia, and Elijah Marks.

August 19, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Defensive Line
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team is known for having a solid defense. Despite all but one starter returning on the line, coach Travis Baker believes that his group is ready for the season.

August 19, 2014
NAU Athletics and Great Circle Media Agree on New Radio Deal
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department and Great Circle Media have reached an agreement for Hits 106.1 FM (KFSZ) in Flagstaff to serve as the new flagship station for Lumberjack sports. In addition, Fun Oldies 100.9 FM and 1450 AM (KNOT) in Prescott will be added to Lumberjack Radio Network to better serve the tri-city area of Yavapai County. The new partnership agreement is for three years.

August 19, 2014
Soccer Heads to Las Vegas for Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The season is finally here as the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will begin the 2014 season on the road against UNLV on Friday, Aug. 22, in the UNLV Rebel Classic. After Friday’s match against the Rebels, the Lumberjacks will close out the weekend in Las Vegas with a matchup against UC Riverside on Sunday.

August 18, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: The Secondary
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team boasts one of the best secondary units in the Big Sky Conference. Under the guidance of veteran safeties coach David Reeves and new cornerbacks coach TJ Rushing, the Lumberjacks have showed solid progress in fall camp.

August 18, 2014
2014 NAU Volleyball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was not going to be an easy task for the Northern Arizona volleyball team to top their historic 2012 season, yet the Lumberjacks rallied as one team and produced a widely successful encore in 2013.

August 16, 2014
NAU Hoops Sweeps Summer of Thunder Play
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team came away with a pair of victories at the Summer of Thunder tournament in the Bahamas. The Lumberjacks latest victory came on Thursday night when they defeated IBA Elite 78-55.

August 16, 2014
Two Weeks to Go and Two Scrimmages Down
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With 14 days left until kickoff for the Northern Arizona football team, the Lumberjacks held their second scrimmage of camp at the Walkup Skydome.

August 15, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Running Backs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona run game may have lost a familiar face in the backfield, but running backs coach Jimmy Beal is confident that his returners have what it takes to keep NAU at a high level in the league.

August 15, 2014
Chelsea Jackson Represents NAU at USA Diving Nationals
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Junior Chelsea Jackson competed at the USA Diving AT&T National Championships on Friday, finishing 29th in the 3-meter springboard preliminary. Although she was unable to advance to the afternoon's semifinals, the experience was invaluable for the Lumberjack diver.

August 14, 2014
Get to Know Marcus Alford in 20 Questions
Get to know junior cornerback Marcus Alford. He earned All-Big Sky Honorable Mention accolades, was named NAU Football’s Defensive Outstanding Sophomore of the Year, and started 11 of 12 games.

August 14, 2014
Where Are They Now: Aubrey Davis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Aubrey Davis personifies the cliché – good things come to those who work hard. During her women's basketball career at NAU, Davis started at the bottom and by the time she left, she made it to the top.

August 14, 2014
NAU Athletics Newsletter - August 2014

August 14, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Offensive Line
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of the key units for the Northern Arizona football team this season will be the offensive line. Led by new position coach Adam Stenavich, the offensive line returns three starters from a year ago and six players that have appeared in a total of 81 games.

August 13, 2014
Lumberjacks Shine in Bahamas Win
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team competed in their first game of the “Summer of Thunder” competition. The Lumberjacks topped the Commonwealth Giants 58-49 at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym

August 13, 2014
Soccer Faces ASU in Exhibition Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –After almost two weeks of training in Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will travel down I-17 to face Arizona State in an exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7p.m. This will be the second scrimmage for the Lumberjacks; last week NAU played in their annual Blue & Gold game where the squad was split. The Sun Devils are coming off a 9-8-2 season, finishing seventh in the PAC-12. The game will be played on the ASU West Campus which is located at 4781 West University Way South in Glendale, Ariz. There will be no live stats for this contest.

August 13, 2014
Checking In With The New Coaches: Part 2, TJ Rushing
For Rushing, his story was a little different. Before arriving at NAU, Rushing was a stellar cornerback at Stanford University. He was a First Team All-Pac-10 selection and finished his career as one of the top three kick returners in school history with 1,409 yards.

August 12, 2014
Volleyball Voted Tied for First in Big Sky Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Sporting one of the conference's deepest rosters, the Northern Arizona volleyball team received high preseason recognition on Tuesday as they will enter the 2014 season as preseason co-favorites to hoist the Big Sky trophy. In the Big Sky preseason poll voted on by the league's head coaches, the Lumberjacks and defending conference champion Idaho State each received four first-place votes and 108 points to sit tied atop the coaches' forecast. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

August 12, 2014
NAU's Jacquie LeMarr Caddies at USGA Girls Junior Championship
Junior Jacquie LeMarr recently caddied for Marijosse Navarro at the USGA Girls Junior Championship from July 21-26. Together, the pair put together an incredible run that finished with a second-place finish at the tournament held at Flagstaff's Forest Highlands Golf Club. She recently wrote a blog for nauathletics.com detailing her experience.

August 12, 2014
Fall Camp Preview: Linebackers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona linebacker unit has a double bonus this season. Defensive coordinator Andy Thompson leads the group, plus they house the team’s leading tackler in Austin Hasquet.

August 12, 2014
Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team brought the program back to the Big Sky Championships for the first time since 2010. Last year’s squad set a standard the 2014 team looks to carry on in their quest towards a Big Sky title.

August 12, 2014
Get to Know - Redshirt Freshman Running Back Corbin Jountti
Get to know running back Corbin Jountti. He redshirted last season...The Bakersfield, Calif. native was a two-time first-team all-league choice in high school, and is ready for his NAU debut.

August 11, 2014
Checking In With The New Coaches: Adam Stenavich, Part 1
For many in Flagstaff, the month of August means they’re one step closer to Northern Arizona football. The weather is just right and the smell of football is in the air. For two individuals in particular – Adam Stenavich and TJ Rushing – it is the first fall in which they are decked out in Lumberjack blue and gold.

August 11, 2014
Lumberjacks Establishing Chemistry as Preseason Continues
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An important aspect of any preseason training is getting the fresh faces acclimated within the pre-existing system in place. For the Northern Arizona volleyball team, getting familiar with one another has taken on the utmost importance through the first four fall practices with nearly half of their 2014 roster new to the Lumberjack program.

August 10, 2014
NAU Media Day Recap
The 2014 NAU Media Day took place at the Walkup Skydome. Head coach Jerome Souers was in attendance, along with Austin Hasquet, Kyren Poe, Ify Umodu, Casey Jahn, Joe Gurski, Marcus Alford, Zach McDonnell, and Nick Butier.

August 9, 2014
First NAU Football Scrimmage Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Today gave Northern Arizona football fans their first real look at the team, as the Lumberjacks held their first scrimmage of camp today at the Walkup Skydome. With plenty of fans in attendance, some even decided to tailgate before the scrimmage.

August 8, 2014
Get to Know Senior Safety Rob Watson
Senior safety Rob Watson from Long Beach, Calif....In 2013, appeared in nine games…Tallied three tackles…Had one tackle against South Dakota, Sacramento State and Northern Colorado…Major is criminology and criminal justice…2011, 2012 and 2013 Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete…Named to the 2011 Big Sky All-Academic team.

August 8, 2014
First Scrimmage for the Lumberjacks This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With five days of practice complete, the Northern Arizona football team will have their first scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.

August 8, 2014
NAU Ranked No. 23 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 College Football Poll
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Northern Arizona football team is ranked 23rd in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 College Football Poll released today. The Lumberjacks finished second in the Big Sky Conference last year, and earned an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs. The Lumberjacks finished the 2013 season ranked 15th in The Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.

August 8, 2014
Nathan Ott Joins Northern Arizona Track & Field Staff
Nathan Ott has joined Northern Arizona track and field as an assistant coach for throws.

August 8, 2014
Elevated Hopes: Lumberjacks look to return to national stage in 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s cross country team garnered national attention last fall with their runner-up finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and look to build on that success with top-finishers Futsum Zienasellassie and Matt McElroy returning for the 2014 season.

August 8, 2014
Jackson Qualifies for First USA Diving National Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It has been a great summer for Northern Arizona diver Chelsea Jackson and the Flagstaff native is hoping for even bigger things next week when she competes at the USA Diving AT&T National Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Jackson qualified for her first National Championships last month after her shining performance on the 3-meter springboard at the Preliminary Zone D Championships.

August 7, 2014
NAU Men's Hoops...Ready for the Bahamas
In just a few days, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will be in Nassau, Bahamas for the “Summer of Thunder” tournament.

August 7, 2014
Soccer Preps for Season With Blue/Gold Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lumberjack fans will get a first look at the 2014 Northern Arizona women's soccer team on Sat. Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. as the squad will split up in their Blue and Gold scrimmage.

August 7, 2014
#StayInState...Your Dreams Can Come True
Northern Arizona head coach Jerome Souers is a big in-state recruiter. He believes that there’s no need to go too far for talent when there’s a plethora of it right here in the Grand Canyon State. In college, recruitment is a year-round job, whether it’s on site at the high schools or dissecting player film. For the Lumberjacks, their goal every year is to add as much talent from Arizona as possible.

August 6, 2014
NAU Picked Third in the Big Sky Conference
OGDEN, Utah – After a second place finish in the Big Sky Conference in 2013, the 2014 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third this season. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the preseason poll, which was released Wednesday by the league office.

August 5, 2014
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August 5, 2014
20 Questions with Junior Quarterback Kyren Poe
Junior quarterback Kyren Poe from Mesa, Ariz. Poe started eight games and appeared in 11…Made his first career start against the University of Arizona…Notched his first career passing touchdown at UC Davis…Threw for a career single game high 242 yards in the win over Montana…Threw for 200-plus yards twice…Tallied 163 completions on 270 attempts with 10 interceptions for a total of 1,602 yards and six touchdowns...Big Sky Fall All-Academic.

August 4, 2014
Lumberjack Football Opens Fall Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona football opened up fall camp 2014 at the Walkup Skydome this afternoon. The Lumberjacks are coming off a 9-3 record and a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff appearance. NAU finished second in the Big Sky a year ago, and have been voted No. 25 in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll released Monday.

August 4, 2014
Wine & Dine Tickets On Sale Now
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 18th Annual Wine & Dine in the Pines will take place Sunday, August 17 at the Hart Prairie Lodge at Arizona Snowbowl. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with over 150 wines courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, 21 of the finest restaurants in Northern Arizona and craft beers courtesy of Northland Beverage. Tickets to this event are only $85 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit Northern Arizona University student-athlete scholarships.

August 1, 2014
Murphy Adds Kevin Kruger to Men’s Basketball Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin Kruger to his coaching staff for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

August 1, 2014
NAU Football Season Preview – Fall Camp Begins Aug. 4
If you’re looking from the outside in, most people would think that the 2014 season would be a rebuilding year for Northern Arizona University Football; this is not the case on the inside. The Lumberjacks know that they have a big void to fill in the run game with the loss of All-American Zach Bauman to graduation, but they believe that they have multiple pieces to the puzzle to fill the gap.

July 31, 2014
Where Are They Now: Lindsey Foster
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In life, everything is about timing. Being at the right place at the right moment with the right people often dictates opportunities. What people do with those opportunities will dictate success.

July 30, 2014
Six Lumberjacks Recognized on College Sports Madness Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Football Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Six Northern Arizona football players were selected to the College Sports Madness Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Football Teams, announced today by the website. NAU received four offensive honors and two on defense.

July 30, 2014
Coach Kroll Brings In Three Players From Overseas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful first season under head coach Ki Kroll, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has added three new players to their roster in Tomas Hons, Felix Schumann and Adi Zilberstein for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

July 30, 2014
Men’s Hoops Ready for “Summer of Thunder” Bahamas Competition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men's basketball team will travel to the Bahamas to participate in the sixth annual "Summer of Thunder" presented by the Bahamas Basketball Federation.

July 29, 2014
Swim & Dive Releases 2014-15 Schedule to Defend WAC Crown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2014 Western Athletic Conference champion Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will begin their quest towards a repeat on Oct. 25 in Albuquerque, N.M. versus New Mexico in the opening dual meet of the 2014-15 schedule. The Lumberjacks will begin the season with three consecutive dual meets on the road in what will be a challenging, yet familiar slate this upcoming season.

July 28, 2014
Men's Hoops Welcomes Back Ben Howland for Coaches Clinic, Dinner
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head men's basketball coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men's basketball program is proud to host their third annual Coaches Dinner on Thursday, July 31, followed by the two-day Coaches Clinic on Aug. 1-2. Speaking at this year's dinner will be former UCLA, Pittsburgh and NAU head coach Ben Howland at Pine Canyon Golf Club.

July 25, 2014
Where Are They Now: Peggy Kennedy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After wrapping up her Lumberjack playing career in 1979 that remains one of the most illustrious until this day, Peggy Kennedy worked a variety of professions. Through it all, from professional basketball player to high school teacher, every decision Kennedy has made along the way has been perfection.

July 25, 2014
Taylor's Run At World Championships Ends in Semifinals
EUGENE, Ore. – NAU sophomore-to-be Ashley Taylor may not have advanced to the finals at the IAAF World Junior Championships, but she made the Lumberjacks proud and gained valuable experience in the process. Taylor's run in Eugene came to an end Friday evening in the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles among elite company.

July 24, 2014
Taylor Moves on to 400m Hurdles Semis at World Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Competing against 36 of the world's top junior sprinters, Northern Arizona's Ashley Taylor made herself known on Wednesday as she advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals at the IAAF World Junior Championships.

July 23, 2014
12 Lumberjacks Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Twelve Northern Arizona track & field student-athletes received 2013-14 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments, the association announced Tuesday.

July 22, 2014
Alford Named to CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona junior cornerback Marcus Alford has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards.

July 22, 2014
Andersen Ends Season at IAAF World Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Freshman Brooke Andersen did what most freshman around the country weren’t able to do, and that was compete for the United State of America at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore.

July 21, 2014
NAU Football Earns Five USA Football Preseason Honors
ROSELAND, NJ – Northern Arizona earned five selections to the 11th Annual USA College Football FCS (Division I-AA) Pre-Season All-American Teams. Seniors RJ Rickert, Roy Garcia, and Austin Hasquet, along with junior Nick Butier and sophomore Jacob Julian were all recognized with preseason honors.

July 21, 2014
Andersen and Taylor to Represent NAU at World Junior Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Brooke Andersen and Ashley Taylor are set to represent Northern Arizona University at the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships from July 22-27 in Eugene, Ore. The meet will be held at at Hayward Field.

July 18, 2014
Game Times Set for NAU Football
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Home game times for the 2014 Northern Arizona football team have been set. The Lumberjacks will play five games at the Walkup Skydome. NAU went undefeated at home during the regular season last year, including a sellout crowd of 12,640 in the win over Montana.

July 17, 2014
'Jack Golf Lines Up Competitive 2014-15 Slate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Lumberjack women's golf team looks ahead to an impressive 2014-15 schedule lined up for them. Looking to strengthen their tournament field experiences, NAU will head to some competitive events where they will face excellent conference and non-conference competition led by head coach Brad Bedortha. Bedortha, who has led NAU to two conference championships, is extremely confident about this year's team and tournament schedule.

July 15, 2014
NAU Picked to Finish Fifth in the Big Sky Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona was picked to finish fifth in the Big Sky in both the coaches’ and the media polls released today at the Big Sky Kickoff.

July 14, 2014
Burnes, Jackson & Geiger Earn CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three Northern Arizona swimming & diving student-athletes were named Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Monday. Jordan Burnes, Chelsea Jackson and Alexa Geiger were recognized individually for their academic success, giving NAU a WAC-best three honorees.

July 14, 2014
Five Lumberjacks Named to Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona earned five selections to the Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team, announced today by the league office. Leading the way were seniors linebacker Austin Hasquet, offensive lineman Roy Garcia, and tight end RJ Rickert. Junior fullback Nick Butier and sophomore offensive lineman Jacob Julian round out the five.

July 13, 2014
NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
OGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona Athletics has captured the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels. NAU finished first in overall in athletic points for the second consecutive year, in addition to claiming the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies in May.

July 11, 2014
Where Are They Now: Kim Winkfield
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Kim Winkfield spent her Lumberjack career dishing out dimes. NAU's all-time leader in assists at the end of her career, Winkfield's court sense helped her tremendously in setting up her teammates for easy buckets. Given her ability to assist, maybe it is no coincidence that today Winkfield is working in customer service, trading in the basketball court for the trade show industry.

July 11, 2014
Four Lumberjacks Named NSCA All-American Athlete Award Recipients
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Muscle Milk announced that four Northern Arizona student-athletes were named 2014 All-American Athlete Award recipients. Football seniors Drew Emanuel and Kyle Walker, soccer senior Elinor Priest, and volleyball junior Sydney Kemper were all recognized by the organization.

July 10, 2014
NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is proud to announce that its department has achieved 100 percent staff giving for the 2013-14 school year for the first time in school history.

July 10, 2014
'Jacks Among the Nation's Elite, Posts Seventh Best Spring GPA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team capped off an outstanding 2013-14 academic year with a stellar spring semester in the classroom. Announced on Thursday, the Lumberjacks were named a Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as they finished with a 3.58 spring team GPA, placing them in a tie for seventh among the country's swimming & diving squads.

July 9, 2014
Golf's Bezdicek Named All-American Scholar by WGCA
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Junior Savana Bezdicek was recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) as an All-American Scholar for the second time in her career. A total of 664 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with the prestigious honor.

July 9, 2014
NAU Volleyball Summer Camps Near, Register Now
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Time is ticking to register for the 2014 NAU Volleyball Summer Camps with the camp dates fast approaching.

July 6, 2014
Taylor to Represent Team Canada at World Junior Track & Field Championships
STE-THERESE, Quebec – Northern Arizona freshman Ashley Taylor became the second Lumberjack to qualify for the IAAF World Championships, after a solid performance at the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships this weekend.

July 5, 2014
Andersen Takes Second, Advances to IAAF World Junior Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona sophomore thrower Brooke Andersen placed second in the hammer throw at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships today in Eugene, Ore. at Hayward Field at TrackTown USA. Andersen will represent NAU and the USA in the IAAF World Junior Championships later this month.

July 4, 2014
'Jacks Coaching Staff, Rene Coggins Chill for Charity
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team is officially in and a part of the ever growing #Chillin4Charity campaign. Last week, the NAU coaching staff and sophomore guard Rene Coggins were issued challenges and earlier this week, the challenges were accepted and completed as evidenced by the videos below.

July 3, 2014
Where Are They Now: Col. Rebecca Seeger
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – People make a difference in lives of others in a variety of ways every second of every day. Through 30 years of service in the Air Force, Col. Rebecca Seeger dedicated herself to serving her country.

July 3, 2014
NAU Cross Country Releases 2014 Slate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross country teams have announced their schedule for the 2014 season. After a 2013 campaign that saw the Lumberjack men claim second in the nation, and the Lumberjack women finish second in the Big Sky, NAU fans can now see what’s in store for 2014.

July 2, 2014
NAU Swim Coaches Hosting Stroke and Turn Clinic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swim coaches invite all high school swimmers to get a head start on their swimming season with the Lumberjack Stroke and Turn Clinic from Aug. 4-8 in the Wall Aquatic Center on the NAU campus.

July 2, 2014
Rickert Named to CFPA FCS Awards Tight End Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona's RJ Rickert has earned a spot on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Tight End Watch List, announced the organization today.

July 2, 2014
Brooke Andersen to Compete at USATF Junior Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona sophomore thrower Brooke Andersen will be competing at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships this weekend in Eugene, Ore. in the hammer throw. Andersen is set to compete on Saturday, July 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the infamous Hayward Field at TrackTown USA.

July 1, 2014
Butier Named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Second Team
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Northern Arizona junior fullback Nick Butier has been named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Second Team, announced today by the organization.

June 30, 2014
Lumberjack Trio Named to Academic All-WAC Team
DENVER, Colo. – Alexa Geiger, Sara Lenhoff and Jori Lindquist each garnered WAC All-Academic honors on Monday to give the Lumberjacks 22 All-Academic performers for the year. In April, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team placed 19 student-athletes on the Winter All-Academic team, which led all WAC winter teams. The trio needed to complete a full academic year at NAU before becoming eligible.

June 27, 2014
Coach Darling & Staff to Take on #Chillin4Charity Challenge
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The sun is out and summer is in full force, but women’s basketball coaches across the country are cooling off for a great cause. What started off as a Cold Water Challenge has evolved into the viral #Chillin4Charity social media campaign in support of the Kay Yow Foundation and the Northern Arizona women’s basketball staff has been called out.

June 27, 2014
The 2014 World Cup with Andre Luciano: Part 1
There's no bigger soccer enthusiast in Flagstaff than Head Women's Soccer Coach Andre Luciano. Luciano provides his take on the 2014 World Cup as it leaves group play enters the knockout stage.

June 27, 2014
Where Are They Now: Laura Dinkins
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – During her Lumberjack playing career, Laura Dinkins was relentless as one of the program's premier defensive stalwarts. Her drive was matched by few and it led her to not only an accomplished collegiate career, but a successful professional career overseas.

June 26, 2014
Jacobsen, Smith Receive Big Sky's Top Scholar Athlete Award
OGDEN, Utah – Max Jacobsen and Stirling Smith were announced as NAU’s 2014 Big Sky Conference Scholar Athlete Award recipients on Thursday for their athletic and academic performance during the 2013-14 school year. Jacobsen and Smith were the top Senior Golden Eagle scholar-athlete honorees at the annual Golden Eagle Awards banquet in April.

June 25, 2014
NAU Places 41 Student-Athletes on Big Sky Spring All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis and golf teams placed a total of 41 student-athletes on the spring 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office on Wednesday.

June 25, 2014
Trio of NAU Seniors Named to BSN Big Sky Football Preseason All-Conference Team
LEESBURG, Va. – A trio of Northern Arizona seniors were named to the Beyond Sports Network Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team, announced by the organization. Linebacker Austin Hasquet received honors on the defensive side of the ball, while tight end RJ Rickert and lineman Roy Garcia were recognized on offense.

June 23, 2014
Amanda Frost Headed to Puerto Rico to Begin Pro Career
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A lifetime of hard work and dedication to her craft will finally pay off for Amanda Frost as the former Lumberjack All-American's dream of becoming a professional basketball player is right in front of her. Last week, Frost agreed to play for Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rico to start her professional career and will immediately begin with the team next month.

June 23, 2014
NAU Volleyball to Play Exciting 27-Match Schedule in 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A home tournament, a trip for two versus one of the nation's perennial powerhouses and a revamped conference schedule highlight the 2014 Northern Arizona volleyball schedule as announced by head coach Ken Murphy on Monday.

June 20, 2014
Where Are They Now: Cristina Willis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Cristina Campisano used to vacation in the White Mountains of Arizona every summer growing up, so coming to NAU was not much of a stretch for the San Diego, Calif. native.

June 18, 2014
Volleyball Caps Incoming Class with Jacobsen, Guerrero
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rounding out their incoming class of new 'Jacks, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will add Lauren Jacobsen and Kayla Guerrero to their 2014 roster. Jacobsen and Guerrero bring the Lumberjack roster to 16 with the start of fall camp less than two months away.

June 17, 2014
Champion in Flagstaff & Finland
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In 2009 the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team claimed the school’s first Big Sky Championship and midfielder Sam Monahan was a part of the Lumberjack squad. Monahan has continued her playing career overseas in Finland and the former NAU star has continued her winning ways as her team in Finland, FC Honka Naiset, claimed the Finnish Cup with a 2-1 victory in extra time.

June 14, 2014
All-American Performance by NAU T&F's Hoover
EUGENE, Ore. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Final. Caleb Hoover wrapped up his junior campaign with an incredible performance in the men’s 3000m steeplechase.

June 13, 2014
Where Are They Now: Julie Hanks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is no question that Julie Hanks left her mark at NAU during her playing career. An NAU Hall of Famer, Hanks left as the program's all-time leading scorer in 1986 and is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished players in school history. Yet as exceptional as she was on the hardwood in the mid-1980s, Hanks remains as dedicated as ever to the game nearly 30 years later.

June 13, 2014
Lumberjack Football Ranked No. 20 in The Sporting News Preseason Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team is ranked 20th in the Sporting News preseason poll. The Lumberjacks who finished second in the Big Sky Conference last year, and earned an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs ended the 2013 season ranked 15th in The Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.

June 13, 2014
NAU T&F's Kemper Motivated Following Rough Performance
EUGENE, Ore. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team continued competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Final. Deante Kemper represented NAU in the men’s high jump on day three in Eugene.

June 12, 2014
Caleb Hoover Advances for Lumberjack T&F
EUGENE, Ore. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team continued competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Final. Caleb Hoover was impeccable in the men’s 3000m steeplechase for the Lumberjacks here in TrackTown USA.

June 11, 2014
NAU T&F's Lauren Stuart Wraps Up Stellar Career
EUGENE, Ore. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team opened up competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Final. Lauren Stuart was the first to represent NAU on the campus of the University of Oregon as she used her talents in the women’s hammer throw.

June 8, 2014
NAU T&F to Compete in TrackTown, USA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will travel three athletes to compete at the NCAA Division-1 Outdoor Track & Field Championship Final this week. The meet will be held on the campus of the University of Oregon beginning Wednesday, June 11 and concluding Saturday, June 14. The Lumberjacks will take on the best the nation has to offer in Division-1 track & field.

June 6, 2014
NAU Volleyball Offering Three Summer Camps in July
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Summer in Flagstaff is a sight to see so why not take in all the town has to offer AND learn from the best with the NAU Volleyball Summer Camps in the month of July?

June 6, 2014
Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jack Murphy and NAU Agree on Contract Extension
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy has received a contract extension that will run through 2019; the Arizona Board of Regents approved this week. Murphy completes his second season at NAU after leading the Lumberjacks to a second place finish in the Big Sky.

June 5, 2014
Where Are They Now: Beth Hopper
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In 2004, a hoops player from Tennessee made the trip out west to finish her basketball career at Northern Arizona University.

June 4, 2014
Upshur Completes Asian Tour with Elite Squad
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – While most basketball players head home during the summer for some relaxation and time off, that was not the case for Northern Arizona guard and reigning Big Sky Newcomer of the Year Quinton Upshur. The Norfolk, Va. native was one of 10 players selected to play on the USA Eagles squad and compete in a tour across Asia.

June 3, 2014
Swimming & Diving Receives Three NLIs During Spring Period
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team took another step towards filling the void left by its decorated graduated senior class with the addition of three incoming freshmen who signed their National Letters of Intent during the spring signing period. The Lumberjacks received commitments from a pair of international swimmers and an elite diver from California to further reload their WAC Championship squad heading into the fall.

June 2, 2014
Former NAU Football Players Help Battle Slide Fire
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With a treacherous wildfire less than 20 miles away from Flagstaff, volunteers from all over the state of Arizona have come out to lend a hand to contain the Slide Fire. Amongst the many people assisting with the Slide Fire are six former Northern Arizona football players – Drew Emanuel, Jake Hess, Andy Saldana, Bob Orrill, Nick Ragland-Johnsen and Parker Moore.

May 31, 2014
Lauren Stuart Advances to NCAA Final for NAU T&F
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track and field team continued competition at the NCAA Division-1 Outdoor Championships West Preliminary Round today. The Lumberjacks had six athletes compete during day two of competition, one of which qualified for the NCAA Final Championships in Oregon making a grand total of three to advance.

May 30, 2014
NAU T&F Advances Two to the NCAA Finals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track and field team continued competition at the NCAA Division-1 Outdoor Championships West Preliminary Round today. The Lumberjacks had five athletes compete during day two of competition, two of which qualified for the NCAA Final Championships in Oregon.

May 30, 2014
Johanna Nilsson Named No. 2 "Greatest Female Athlete"
OGDEN, Utah - In celebration of the 25th anniversary of women's athletics in the Big Sky Conference, the conference office has been recognizing the 25 "Greatest Female Athletes" in Big Sky history. Northern Arizona University all-time great, Johanna Nilsson, was named No. 2 "Greatest Female Athlete."

May 29, 2014
NAU T&F Wraps Up Day One in Arkansas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track and field team began competition at the NCAA Division-1 Outdoor Championships West Preliminary Round today. The Lumberjacks had seven athletes compete during day one of competition.

May 27, 2014
NAU Golf - A Team in Transition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team had a season that consisted of both good and bad times. The Lumberjack women’s season ended with a fifth place finish at the Big Sky Golf Championship. NAU graduated one senior in Kaitlen Parsons who will go down as one of the best golfers in school history.

May 27, 2014
Austin Hasquet Earns Spot on 2014 CFPA Linebacker Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Northern Arizona’s Austin Hasquet has earned a spot on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Linebacker Watch List. The Academic All-American started all 12 games this past season and led the team with 91 tackles.

May 27, 2014
Register Now for June Summer Camps at NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Summer time is here, and what way better to spend your afternoons then at a Northern Arizona Athletics Summer Camp. Kids from all ages can register now to take part in the various camps that will be conducted in the month of June, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and soccer. Don’t wait, register today!

May 23, 2014
NAU T&F Set to Compete at the NCAA National Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will travel some of its top athletes to compete at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Fayetteville, Ark. The three-day meet will begin on May 29 and will feature 17 Lumberjacks.

May 22, 2014
Murphy Adds Neely and Frid to Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team has added Jaleni Neely and Geoffrey Frid to its signing class, announced head coach Jack Murphy.

May 20, 2014
Wilder Looking For A Place to Land
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona has been known to produce some very talented football players, and this past season isn’t any different. The NFL Draft was a little over a week ago, but there are still some former Lumberjacks looking for a home with a professional team.

May 20, 2014
Eric Heins Named Big Sky Outdoor T&F Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s Eric Heins has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. The 2014 recipient was chosen in a vote by the league’s coaches earlier this week. The coaches were not allowed to vote for themselves.

May 19, 2014
NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona has captured both the men’s and women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophies, the conference office announced Monday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and a sweep by the men’s and women’s teams this past weekend secured NAU the win on both sides. The sweep is the first true sweep by any school since 2000-01.

May 17, 2014
Lumberjack T&F Sweep Big Sky Titles
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed competition at the Big Sky Outdoor Championships. NAU took home both the men’s and women’s team championships as the men scored 151 points and the women 135 in front of a home crowd. The two titles serve as a full sweep of the conference track & field championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

May 16, 2014
Jack Track Shines on Day 3 of the Big Sky Outdoor Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed day three of competition at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship. The Lumberjacks had a fantastic day garnering five individual titles on the day. Going into the final day, the NAU men are in second place with 45 points and the NAU women in first place place with 71 points.

May 16, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been a bright sight to see in the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas. The Lumberjack student-athletes take pride in giving back, and this past school year was no exception.

May 16, 2014
Ida Nilsson – No. 3 Big Sky Greatest Female Athletes
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona’s Ida Nilsson ranks No. 3 on the Big Sky Conference's list of "25 Greatest Female Athletes.'' The 11-time All-American is one of the most decorated runners in Lumberjack and Big Sky history.

May 15, 2014
Podium Spot for NAU T&F's Jade Childs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed day two of competition at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship. Mirroring her performance during the conference indoor championship, Jade Childs finished third in the women’s heptathlon thanks to a career-best 4974 points.

May 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis and swimming & diving were both honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the second straight year women’s tennis has received the honor.

May 14, 2014
Great Start to the Weekend for NAU T&F
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team began competition at the Big Sky Outdoor Championship today. Jade Childs began the #NAUTakeover of this weeks meet as she sits in fourth place in the women’s pentathlon with 3,038 points through four events.

May 13, 2014
Title Hopes for NAU T&F
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will host the Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championship this week. The Lumberjack men and women were the preseason favorites to hoist Big Sky titles this season as they look to sweep the track & field championships. A title this weekend would give the NAU men their third consecutive triple crown, defined as winning cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field championships in the same school year. A title this weekend for the women would serve as NAU’s first women’s outdoor championship since 2006 when the team won three consecutive beginning in 2004.

May 10, 2014
Bauman Inks Deal with the Arizona Cardinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU’s all-time leading rusher Zach Bauman is headed to the National Football League after signing a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, keeping the star running back in-state. The Chandler, Ariz. native will ensure that his professional career begins in his home state after starring at Hamilton High School prior to his illustrious Lumberjack career.

May 9, 2014
Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-three Northern Arizona student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend as part of the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. When adding in the 15 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 58 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.

May 8, 2014
NAU T&F's Hardin Finishing on His Own Terms
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s men’s cross country and track & field team has had an incredible year thus far. Every team needs an athlete that will put it all on the line and do the little things, while not getting a ton of publicity or recognition. For NAU men’s cross country and track & field that person is fifth-year senior Josh Hardin.

May 8, 2014
2014 NAU Men’s Tennis Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a complete turnaround from the 2013 season to the 2014 season for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team. In his first year leading the Lumberjacks, head coach Ki Kroll brought in a new attitude and led NAU to a 13-9 record, its most wins since the 2010 season.

May 7, 2014
2014 Women’s Tennis Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued to improve throughout each match this season and the Lumberjacks proved to be one of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference. The Lumberjacks ended the 2014 season with a 9-15 overall record and an impressive 8-2 record in the conference.

May 6, 2014
Volleyball Inks Elite Junior College Setter for 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just one setter on next season's roster, the Northern Arizona volleyball team needed depth at the position and found it in Jordan Leiter, who signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Lumberjacks in 2014 following two accomplished seasons at Central Arizona College.

May 6, 2014
Women's Hoops Brings in Another Experienced Transfer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Adding experience to their 2014-15 roster was a goal for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team and they took another step in that direction on Tuesday with the addition of Monique Mulder, a transfer from New Mexico Junior College. Mulder, a 5-foot-3 point guard, will be a junior this upcoming season after two years at NMJC.

May 6, 2014
Sign Up for the NAU Dive Camp from June 3-5
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Diving coach Nikki Huffman will host a Dive Camp on June 3-5 in the Wall Aquatic Center and all interested divers are encouraged to attend.

May 6, 2014
NAU Football to Have Two Games Televised on ROOT SPORTS
SEATTLE, WA – Northern Arizona will have a pair of games televised by DIRECTV SPORTS Networks and the Big Sky Conference, as it announced its telecast schedule for the upcoming 2014 season with a total of 11 games to be televised on ROOT SPORTS™. This will mark the third year of a multi-year partnership between DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference.

May 6, 2014
NAU T&F Grabs Pair of Athlete of the Week Honors
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Portland State’s Sarah Dean and Northern Arizona’s Brian Shrader were named women’s and men’s track AOTW, while Northern Arizona’s Julia Viberg and Sacramento State’s Alberto Millan were named women’s and men’s field AOTW.

May 5, 2014
NAU Leads All-Sports Trophy Race
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are leading the pack in the Big Sky Conference All-Sports Trophy races. The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championship are the only standings left to be calculated, and both Lumberjack teams are in the mix to come out on top.

May 4, 2014
Shrader Getting the Momentum Rolling for NAU T&F
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A small portion of Northern Arizona University’s track & field team travelled to Palo Alto, Calif., to compete at the Payton Jordan Invitational. The meet served as the final action the Lumberjacks will see before beginning their championship segment of the season.

May 3, 2014
NAU T&F Close Regular Season in Clutch Fashion
TUCSON, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team travelled to the campus of the University of Arizona to compete at the Double Dual Invitational. The Lumberjacks were successful in their attempt to build momentum going into the Big Sky Conference Championships thanks to some clutch performances across the board.

May 2, 2014
NAU Volleyball Adds to Its Attack
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was one of the top hitting teams in the Big Sky last season and with an eye towards the future, the Lumberjacks have added Brittni Dorsey to their wealth of hitters. Dorsey is slated to begin her NAU career as a middle blocker, but also comes in with experience on the outside.

May 1, 2014
NAU Breaks Ground for New North Campus Athletics & Rec Center
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wednesday was a huge day for NAU Athletics as Northern Arizona University held the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new North Campus Athletics & Recreation Center (NC ARC). The facility will be the new home of the NAU swimming & diving and tennis programs and will also enhance the student recreational life experience in addition to further serving the Flagstaff community.

May 1, 2014
Anna Soderberg, NAU All-Time Great, Honored by the Big Sky Conference
OGDEN, Utah - In celebration of the Big Sky Conference's 25th anniversary in women's athletics, the conference office has been releasing the "25 Greatest Female Moments" in conference history. The Big Sky enjoyed three landmark moments indoor and outdoor track and field, producing NCAA champions in 1988, 1989 and 1996, and those "firsts" rank fourth on the Big Sky's list of "25 Greatest Female Moments."

May 1, 2014
NAU Athletics May Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Patrick Baldenegro of the football team and Taylor Stephens of the volleyball team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of May.

May 1, 2014
Vang Named First Team & Rochin to Honorable Mention
OGDEN, Utah – Head coach Kim Bruno, of the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team, had to replace a lot of key players from the 2013 squad. She looked to some key returners to lead the 2014 squad, while also looking incoming players to step up. Bruno got both this season as top returner Johanna Vang was named to the First Team All-Big Sky and freshman Hailey Rochin earned Honorable Mention.

May 1, 2014
Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the inaugural Louies awards show Wednesday night at the Prochnow Auditorium to celebrate the year that was in NAU Athletics. It was a night of celebration, honoring and recognizing all of the Lumberjack student-athletes for their success in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

May 1, 2014
Black, Gobatie, Locci & Tomasetti Earn All-Big Sky Selections
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team went into the season picked to finish eighth in the Big Sky Conference this season and the players proved the doubters wrong with a third place finish. After a 13 win season, Kester Black, Jordan Gobatie, Alexandre Locci and Fabio Tomasetti have been named to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention team.

May 1, 2014
NAU T&F Wrapping Up Its Regular Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team is set to compete on the road this weekend. The majority of the squad will travel to Tucson, Ariz., to compete at the Double Dual Meet hosted by the University of Arizona. The Double Dual Meet is a competition between the three major universities in the state of Arizona as the Sun Devils of Arizona State will be in attendance as well. A small group of athletes will also travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Payton Jordan Invitational.

April 30, 2014
NAU Golf's Parsons and LeMarr Selected to All-Big Sky Teams
OGDEN, UTAH – The Big Sky Conference released its season awards for women’s golf. The coaches voted for the recipients of the Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors on Wednesday, in addition to the All-Conference teams for this season. Northern Arizona’s Kaitlen Parsons and Jacquie LeMarr were selected to the Big Sky Conference’s All-Conference team.

April 30, 2014
NAU Soccer Welcomes 11 New Players to the Program
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team had an outstanding season last year 11 wins and a second place finish in the Big Sky Conference. Head coach Andre Luciano and his staff went out on the recruiting trails to find the best talent that would help put them on top of the conference and the Lumberjacks have added 11 players in this year’s 2014 signing class.

April 29, 2014
Former Cal Poly Libero Joining Lumberjacks for 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team landed an experienced Division-I transfer to bolster their defensive back row in Stacia Williams, a three-year member of Cal Poly’s volleyball team. Williams will be a redshirt junior in the fall after receiving a medical redshirt in 2013.

April 29, 2014
Emanuel and Walker Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
IRVING, Texas – Seniors Drew Emanuel and Kyle Walker received academic recognition today, as they became members of the National Football Foundation (NFF) 2014 Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

April 27, 2014
NAU Football Ends Spring Ball with Makeup Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After having yesterday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game postponed due to inclement weather, Northern Arizona football hit the fields today to make up for it. The final spring scrimmage was highlighted by both offensive and defensive plays that got the crowd going.

April 26, 2014
NAU Football Spring Game Cancelled Due to Snow
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Football Blue-Gold Spring Game that was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Lumberjack Stadium has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The game was originally scheduled to be aired live on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports College Pacific. The fan fest activities will go on as scheduled, but have been moved inside the Health and Learning Center (HLC). Fan fest will run from 12-4:30 p.m.

April 26, 2014
Women’s Tennis Falls in Big Sky Championships to Sac State
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team season came to an end today as the Lumberjacks fell to the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, 4-0 in the semifinals. NAU finishes with a 9-16 overall record and an 8-2 conference record.

April 26, 2014
Lumberjacks Fall to Montana 4-1 in Big Sky Semifinals
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team tournament run came to an end in the Big Sky Championship semifinals as Montana defeated the Lumberjacks 4-1. NAU finishes the season with a 13-9 overall record and a 7-3 record in the conference.

April 25, 2014
Men’s Tennis Advances in Big Sky Champions with 4-1 Win
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team never gave up in any match when they were down this season and today was no different in the Big Sky Championship quarterfinals. After trailing 1-0 after doubles play, the Lumberjacks fought back sweeping singles against Northern Colorado and NAU moves on to the semifinals with a 4-1 win over the Bears.

April 25, 2014
Emma Lowther Receives Health Sciences' Highest Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Emma Lowther was awarded with yet another prestigious honor on Friday as part of the Undergraduate Symposium in the Skydome, receiving the Distinguished Senior Award for the Public Health program and the Department of Health Sciences. Lowther was a recipient of the University's Gold Axe Award last week.

April 25, 2014
NAU Athletics Gives Logo and Louie a Bold New Look
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics will publicly unveil a new look during its spring football game at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Lumberjack Stadium.

April 25, 2014
Women’s Tennis Faces Defending Champs in Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After receiving a bye in the quarterfinals, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis will begin their quest towards a Big Sky Championships in the semifinals against the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State. The Lumberjacks had a historic 6-1 win over the Hornets this season in Flagstaff, ending the 13-year drought.

April 24, 2014
Men’s Tennis Faces Northern Colorado in Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis has proved the doubters wrong with a 12-win regular season and now the Lumberjacks go into the Big Sky Championships as the No. 3 seed. In the quarterfinals, the Lumberjacks will go head-to-head against Northern Colorado.

April 24, 2014
Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 year was filled with highlights and memories. Now you – the fans, family and all Lumberjack faithful – have the chance to vote for what you believe is the NAU Moment of the Year.

April 24, 2014
NAU Blue-Gold Spring Game This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team has one spring practice left and it just so happens to be the regionally televised NAU Blue-Gold Spring game. Saturday’s game is set to begin at 2:07 p.m. and will be televised on both FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports College Pacific.

April 23, 2014
Catching Up with Coach Ken Murphy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On July 1, 2013, Ken Murphy was hired as the 11th head volleyball coach in Northern Arizona program history. Less than two months later, the Lumberjacks took to the court for their first match of the 2013 season.

April 23, 2014
41 Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams placed a total of 41 student-athletes on the winter 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.

April 22, 2014
Track & Field Sweeps Men's Track & Field Weekly Honors
OGDEN, Utah - Vernon Jamison and Deante Kemper claimed Big Sky weekly honors on Tuesday wtih Jamison being named the men's track Athlete of the Week and Kemper receiving men's field Athlete of the Week accolades. The Big Sky Conference selected Eastern Washington's Katie Mahoney and Southern Utah's Kayla Kovar as the women's track and field AOTW respectively.

April 22, 2014
NAU Golf Wraps Up Season at Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team completed competition at the 2014 Big Sky Championships, which was held at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler. NAU’s comeback fell short as the team finished fifth to close out the season.

April 22, 2014
It’s Coming…The World’s Best Party at 7,000 Feet – NAU Football Blue-Gold Spring Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Athletics is throwing the world’s best party at 7,000 feet, and it’s happening this Saturday, April 26 #NAU42614 at the football Blue-Gold spring game. The festivities kick off at noon at Lumberjack Stadium with the game set to begin at 2 p.m.

April 21, 2014
NAU Golf Battling Back in Chandler
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team completed day two of competition at the Big Sky Championships. NAU’s (313-305) improved play allowed for them to move up in standings, going into the final round tied for third place with the Bobcats of Montana State.

April 20, 2014
Parsons Keeping NAU Golf in Contention
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team completed day one of competition at the Big Sky Championships. The Lumberjacks shot 313 on the day, going into round two ranked fifth.

April 19, 2014
Women’s Tennis Ends Regular Season with 4-3 Win over SUU
CEDAR CITY, Utah – It was a tough match to end the regular season but the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team found a way to end the regular season with a 4-3 win on the road over Southern Utah. With the victory, NAU improves to 9-14 this season and 8-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

April 19, 2014
Men’s Tennis Closes out Regular Season with 7-0 Win
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team was predicted to finish eighth in the Big Sky Conference this season and the Lumberjacks ended the regular season today proving the doubters wrong with a 7-0 win over Southern Utah to end the regular season with a 12-8 overall record and 7-3 record in the Big Sky.

April 19, 2014
Kemper Raising the Bar for Lumberjack T&F
WALNUT, Calif. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team traveled to Walnut, Calif., this weekend as they completed the final day of competition at the 56th annual Mt. SAC Relays. The Lumberjacks wrapped up competition in strong fashion, highlighted by a record-breaking performance by Deante Kemper.

April 18, 2014
SAAC Presents Check to Murdoch Center
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With funds raised during the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Ballers’ Ball in January, senior soccer players Alana D’Onofrio and Lauren Weaver and Assistant AD for Acadmics Pam Lowie presented a check of $600 to the Murdoch Community Center Thursday night. It was the latest example of the Lumberjacks making a difference in the community.

April 18, 2014
Women’s Tennis to face SUU Before Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After clinching a historic win last weekend over the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head to Cedar City for their final regular season match against Southern Utah.

April 18, 2014
Individual Efforts Boost NAU T&F
WALNUT, Calif. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team traveled to Walnut, Calif., this weekend as they completed day two of competition at the 56th annual Mt. SAC Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational. The Lumberjacks found a great deal of success as a number of athletes posted career-bests in their respective events.

April 18, 2014
NAU Golf Swinging Into Championship Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team are gearing up for the Big Sky Championships. The tournament will be held in Chandler, Ariz., the three-day tournament is scheduled to begin on April 20 at the Ocotillo Golf Resort.

April 17, 2014
Amerson Earns Another Spot on the Big Sky’s 50 Greatest Men’s Moments
OGDEN, Utah – All-American and Northern Arizona Hall of Famer Archie Amerson is one of seven Big Sky Conference players that earned the Walter Payton Award, as the group ranks sixth on the Big Sky’s list of "50 Greatest Men's Moments.'' Amerson also earned the 14th best moment on the list for winning the Walter Payton Award.

April 17, 2014
Final Match of the Regular Season in Cedar City
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After clinching a spot in the Big Sky Championships last week, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis squad will have one more match to conclude the memorable regular season in Cedar City to face Southern Utah.

April 17, 2014
Day One of California Trip in the Books for NAU T&F
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team traveled to Walnut, Calif., this weekend as they completed day one of competition at the 56th annual Mt. SAC Relays. The Lumberjacks will be looking to improve as the weekend progresses as they look to prepare for the Big Sky Outdoor Championships.

April 16, 2014
Lumberjacks Receive NLIs from Mesa CC Duo for 2014-15
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team is injecting huge drops of national championship pedigree for the 2014-15 season with the additions of Madi Austin and Mariah Willadsen on Wednesday. Austin and Willadsen were two of the top-three scorers on the Mesa Community College squad that claimed the NJCAA Division II National Championship last month following a 28-5 season, a school record for victories. Both players will be juniors in the fall.

April 16, 2014
Eyes Set on Mt. SAC Relays for Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will travel to Walnut, Calif., this weekend as they will compete at the 56th annual Mt. SAC Relays. The meet is one of the larger meets of the outdoor season and will serve as a great challenge for the Lumberjacks.

April 16, 2014
Nominations Open for 2014 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nominations are open for the 2014 Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame. All nomination forms must be received by May 15, 2014.

April 16, 2014
Lowther, Derflinger, Smith & Herrero Receive Gold Axe Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four Northern Arizona University student-athletes were recognized among their graduating peers Tuesday night with the prestigious Gold Axe Award. Andrea Derflinger, Emma Lowther and Stirling Smith of the swimming & diving team and Jim Herrero of the football team received the Gold Axe Award for the 2014 spring semester for their achievements on and off the field and their service to the university as well as the community.

April 15, 2014
Track & Field's Taylor Big Sky Track Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona University’s Ashley Taylor and Montana State’s Cristian Soratos were named women’s and men’s track AOTW, while Southern Utah’s Kayla Kovar and Eastern Washington’s Jordan Arakawa and Portland State’s Nevin Lewis were named women’s and co-men’s field AOTW.

April 15, 2014
Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

April 15, 2014
NAU Spring Football - Practice Report – Week 4
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football is past the halfway point of its spring season, as they have two weeks left before the spring game on Saturday, April 26.

April 14, 2014
Catching Up with Stenavich and Rushing
With the addition of two new coaches, the Northern Arizona University football team looks to build upon their success from the past two seasons.

April 13, 2014
NAU Snaps 13-Year Drought with 6-1 Win over Sac State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For 13 years, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team has had some painful losses at the hand of Sacramento State. Well for the first time since 2001, the Lumberjacks were able to defeat the Hornets 6-1 and head coach Kim Bruno picks up her first win ever against Sacramento State.

April 13, 2014
NAU Improves Gets 11th Win Over Portland State
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Make it four in a row for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team as the Lumberjacks ended their Big Sky road trip with a 5-2 win over Portland State to improve to 11-8 this season.

April 12, 2014
NAU Track & Field Finds Success Through Adversity
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed competition at the Sun Angel Track Classic. The Lumberjacks found a great deal of success this past weekend in the midst of the Tempe heat.

April 12, 2014
Men’s Tennis Gets 4-3 Win over Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – In their quest to make the Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team had a huge 4-3 win over Eastern Washington to improve to 10-8 on the season and 5-3 in the Big Sky.

April 11, 2014
Tatum Rochin: Definition of a Student-Athlete
Being a college student-athlete allows you to contribute not only on the court, but in the community and that is what Northern Arizona women’s tennis senior Tatum Rochin has done at NAU and in Flagstaff.

April 11, 2014
NAU Throwers Heating Up for Track & Field
TEMPE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's track & field team completed day one of competition at the Sun Angel Track Classic hosted by Arizona State University. The NAU throws unit led the way for the Lumberjacks as Lauren Stuart and Brooke Andersen took first place in their events for the women and Travis Colby followed suit for the men.

April 11, 2014
Jerome Souers Earns Salute to Excellence Award
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Northern Arizona head football coach Jerome Souers was one of the recipients of the Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Salute to Excellence Award presented by the Fritz Pollard Alliance. Souers was honored along with 14 other NCAA head coaches. In his 16th season with the Lumberjacks, Souers led NAU to a 9-3 overall record and 7-1 Big Sky finish to place second in the conference. The Lumberjacks earned an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs to advance to the post season for the first time in 10 years.

April 10, 2014
Rochin's Last Home Match for Women’s Tennis This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After clinching a spot in this year’s Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will now look to improve their seeding this weekend against top-seeded Sacramento State. This will be the final home match for the Lumberjacks and the team will honor lone senior Tatum Rochin who will be playing in her final home match.

April 10, 2014
In-State Competition for NAU Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will travel to Tempe, Ariz., to compete at the Sun Angel Track Classic this weekend in a two-day meet. The meet is hosted by Arizona State and will feature some of the best athletes in the country.

April 10, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set for Big Sky Road Trip
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 2-0 last weekend against in-state rival Grand Canyon and the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will carry that momentum into this week’s matchups against Big Sky Conference opponents, Eastern Washington and Portland State.