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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 17, 2015
Swim and Dive's Jackson, Staffeldt Sweep WAC Athlete of the Week Honors
DENVER, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team swept the Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week awards announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Senior Chelsea Jackson earned her sixth career WAC Diver of the Week award, and second this season, while the WAC Swimmer of the Week award is the first of sophomore Alina Staffeldt's career.

November 16, 2015
Hot Shooting Second Half by the Broncos, Sinks Lumberjacks on the Road
BOISE, Idaho – Jaleni Neely led Northern Arizona with 20 points on the road at Boise State, but the Broncos used a second half surge to pull away from the Lumberjacks with a 101-81 victory at Taco Bell Arena.

November 16, 2015
Get Your Tickets to the 2015 Big Sky Volleyball Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will host the 2015 Big Sky Volleyball Championship this week in the Rolle Activity Center after winning their first outright regular season title in school history. The Big Sky’s top eight teams will converge in Flagstaff, all vying for the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

November 16, 2015
Reyes, Skibba Commit to NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After coming off a solid fall season, one that ended with them placing third overall at the Fighting Camel Classic, the Northern Arizona University golf team got a little stronger over the weekend with the signing of two new athletes.

November 16, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Rounds Out Its Fall Campaign at ASU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall campaign this weekend (Nov . 13-15) at the Arizona State University Thunderbird Invite. Given the pool of high-caliber programs attending, Head Coach Kim Bruno wanted to come out of the weekend with a few wins, and the Lumberjacks did exactly that. Emelia Box, Marta Lewandowska and Hailey Rochin all picked up a win in singles play and doubles pair Rochin/Lewandowska took down Lyann Hoang and Stephanie Linn from the University of California 9-7.

November 16, 2015
Cookus Picks Up Numerous Player of the Week Accolades
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshman quarterback Case Cookus elevated his game this past weekend, resulting in numerous national and conference player of the week honors. Cookus was named the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week, along with grabbing HERO Sports FCS Offensive Stud of the Week, CFPA National Player of the Week honorable mention, and College Sports Madness National and Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors.

November 16, 2015
Lumberjacks Climb Up the Polls
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team finds itself ranked for the second straight week, as it enters the final weekend of regular season play. The Lumberjacks were slotted 20th in the FCS Coaches’ poll and 24th in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll.

November 15, 2015
Men’s Basketball Travels to Boise State for Monday Night Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (0-1) will play its second game of the season on the road at Boise State (0-1). Tip-off at the Taco Bell Arena is set for 7:05 p.m. The game will be televised live on ROOT Sports. Fans can also listen online at www.hits106.gcmaz.com.

November 15, 2015
NAU Nearly Overcomes Halftime Deficit in 61-52 Season Opening Loss to Hawai'i
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Trailing by 14 at halftime, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team cut their deficit to two in the fourth quarter, but 23.7 percent shooting proved to be the Lumberjacks' downfall on Sunday. NAU dropped its season opener 61-52 to Hawai'i in the Rolle Activity Center, but showed a strong will to compete and fight against a squad that reached the WNIT a year ago.

November 14, 2015
Volleyball Rolls Past PSU Into Big Sky Tourney with Senior Night Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team honored the winningest senior class in school history prior to Saturday's match, then tacked on another victory to their school-record long win streak. The 'Jacks bounced back from a first set loss and dispatched Portland State easily in the final two sets to win their 14th straight match, 22-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-15.

November 14, 2015
No. 25 Northern Arizona Rolls Past Sacramento State 49-35 on Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 25 Northern Arizona won its fourth-consecutive game and finished the 2015 regular season at the Walkup Skydome going a perfect 5-0 at home with a 49-35 victory over Sacramento State Saturday afternoon.

November 14, 2015
NAU's Melanie Townsend Headed to Second-Straight NCAA National Invite
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A day after competing at the Mountain Regional Championships, redshirt-junior Melanie Townsend will represent the Northern Arizona University cross country program as the only athlete to earn a bid to NCAA National Championships in Louisville, Ky., next Saturday.

November 14, 2015
Swim & Dive Dominates Northern Colorado for 214-86 Victory
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team was nothing short of dominant in cruising past Northern Colorado, 214-86, on Saturday to cap a 2-1 dual record on their first road trip of the season. Sophomore Alina Staffeldt won three events, and seniors Kendall Brown and Chelsea Jackson and junior Urte Kazakeviciute all won two events a piece as the Lumberjacks posted 14 event wins out of 16. With the win, NAU remained perfect all-time in dual meets versus Northern Colorado in 11 all-time meetings.

November 13, 2015
Yanku Breaks NAU Career Free Throw Record, NAU Falls at Washington State 82-70 in Season Opener
PULLMAN, Wash. – Northern Arizona (0-1) shot 81 percent from the free throw line in the first half, but it came up short on the road at Washington State (1-0) dropping its season opener 82-70 at Friel Court.

November 14, 2015
Great Improvements and Performances Highlight Regionals for NAU
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ? After an eventful day at the 2015 Mountain Regional Championships, the Northern Arizona University cross country teams earned respectable top-10 finishes on the University of New Mexico North Golf Course Friday afternoon.

November 13, 2015
NAU Splits First Road Meet with Air Force Victory, Falls to Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team's first road meet of the season on Friday was highlighted by two overall event wins, propelling the Lumberjacks to a split in a highly competitive double dual. NAU was able to come away with its first dual meet win of the season, 177-123, versus Air Force, while the 'Jacks fell to Wyoming ,181-113.

November 13, 2015
Q&A with Women's Tennis Player Hailey Rochin
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Meet Hailey Rochin, a junior on the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team from Tucson, Ariz. Rochin has followed in her older sister Tatum Rochin’s footsteps since she could remember and last year got the unique opportunity to play tennis at the Division I level with her. Before arriving at NAU, Hailey was rated as a five-star recruit and was top five in 12's, 14's 16's and 18's in the Southwest section that included New Mexico, Arizona and El Paso. Rochin is entering her third season as a Lumberjack as she pursues both a degree in Nursing and a Big Sky Championship.

November 13, 2015
Winningest Volleyball Senior Class to Be Honored on Senior Night on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four years ago, the Northern Arizona volleyball team received National Letters of intent from Payton Bock and Janae Vander Ploeg in a signing class of three. The hype and positive anticipation of the possibilities ahead over the next four years of their career for palpable, as it is on every Signing Day, but there was no telling the heights that the pair would help the program reach from that day forward.

November 13, 2015
Women's Basketball and Window Rock Alum Reflects on Her Career
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Next Friday, Nov. 20, the Northern Arizona men's basketball team will host Embry-Riddle at the BeeHoldzil Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz. While the game will count for no more than any other game in the standings, the impact it will have on the entire NAU Athletics Department is monumental with the game taking place on the Navajo Nation in Window Rock.

November 12, 2015
NAU Clinches First Big Sky Regular Season Title with Record 13th Consecutive Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg wears the jersey #13, so it was fitting that she would rip the match's final point on Thursday to clinch the Northern Arizona volleyball team's 13th consecutive win. But the night belonged to the entire Lumberjack squad. When Vander Ploeg's 20th kill landed in front of a Sacramento State defender to put a bow on a 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 25-19 win, history was made.

November 12, 2015
'Jacks Open Season Sunday at Home Versus Hawai'i, Travel to UTEP
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The wait is over as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team tips-off the 2015-16 season on Sunday with their home opener in the Rolle Activity Center versus Hawai'i slated for a 2 p.m. start. The Lumberjacks, facing a quick turnaround, will then travel to play UTEP in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

November 10, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Tennis Wrapping up the 2015 Fall Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will round out its fall season this weekend, Nov. 13-15, at the Arizona State University Thunderbird Invite. Over the last couple months, the Lumberjacks have embodied one consistent theme: improvement. Heading into arguably the toughest invite so far, Northern Arizona looks to finish on a similar note.

November 12, 2015
NAU Basketball Adds Two During the Early Signing Period
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy adds two to the Lumberjack family, as Aziz Seck and Ray Robinson have both signed National Letters of Intent to play for NAU.

November 11, 2015
NAU Men's Basketball Hits the Road for Season Opener at Washington State
The Northern Arizona men's basketball team will open the season this Friday, Nov. 13 on the road at Washington State. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. Tip-off at Friel Court is slated for 6:36 p.m. MST.

November 11, 2015
Women's Basketball Inks Four NLI Signees for 2016-17 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The start of the 2015-16 season may be four days away, but the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team have added future talent across the board for the 2016-17 campaign. It was a big day for four incoming freshmen – Peyton Carroll (Damascus, Ore.), Brianna Lehew (Phoenix, Ariz.), Va’e Malufau (Kahuku, Hawaii) and Raina Perez (Buckeye, Ariz.) – who signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Lumberjacks on Wednesday as announced by head coach Sue Darling.

November 11, 2015
Swimming & Diving Takes to the Road for First Time This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a week off from competition, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team hits the road for the first time this season with meets on two consecutive days this weekend. The Lumberjacks will make the trip to Laramie, Wyo. to face Wyoming and Air Force in a double dual on Friday at 4 p.m. before taking on Western Athletic Conference foe Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

November 11, 2015
Lumberjacks Put Home Winning Streak on the Line This Saturday Versus Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (6-3, 4-2 BSC) host Sacramento State (2-7, 1-5 BSC) this Saturday on Senior Day. The Lumberjacks have won all four games at home this season, as they look to close out regular season play in the Walkup Skydome undefeated. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 2 p.m. with Senior Day recognition to take place before the game.

November 11, 2015
Previewing this Weekend's Mountain Regional Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In what could be the final meet for both squads in 2015, the Northern Arizona University cross country teams are preparing to close out the season on a high note this Friday at the Mountain Regional Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

November 10, 2015
Kris Yanku Named to the Lou Henson Award Preseason Player of the Year Watch List
Boston, Mass. – Northern Arizona junior guard Kris Yanku has been named to the 2015 Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch List. The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top mid major player in Division I college basketball.

November 10, 2015
Volleyball Hosts Sacramento State, Portland State in Final Week of Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team needs one win in its last two to close out the regular season this week to wrap up the conference regular season championship and earn the right to host the Big Sky tournament. To do so, the Lumberjacks will host Sacramento State - the only team to beat NAU in the conference season - on Thursday and Portland State on Saturday in the Rolle Activity Center. Both matches will start at 7 p.m.

November 10, 2015
Tickets On Sale Now for NAU Men’s Hoops Versus Embry-Riddle on the Navajo Nation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Get your tickets now for Northern Arizona men’s basketball versus Embry-Riddle on Nov. 20 at the BeeHoldzil Fighting Scouts Events Center in Window Rock, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation.

November 9, 2015
NAU Men's Tennis Closes out Fall Campaign at Grand Canyon Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men's tennis team closed out its fall season at the Grand Canyon Invite this past weekend (Nov. 6-8) and brought home nine singles wins, three from freshman Tim Handel, and four doubles wins. Handel alongside Schumann sealed the doubles consolation championship on Sunday, Nov. 8, posting a 3-1 doubles record on the weekend.

November 9, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Returns Home from Grand Canyon Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team competed in its second to last fall tournament at Grand Canyon University this past weekend (Nov. 6-8). Sara Brown, Jordan Denesik, Livia Hollosy and Julia Schepp all picked up wins for Northern Arizona in singles play, while doubles pairs Denesik/Brown and Hollosy/Schepp each made it to the doubles semifinals.

November 9, 2015
Lumberjack Football Cracks Top 25 FCS Coaches’ Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After rolling past No. 4 Eastern Washington with ease, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks were rewarded with a Top 25 ranking in the FCS Coaches’ Poll.

November 9, 2015
Ryan Hawkins Earns Second Straight Big Sky POW Honor
OGDEN, Utah - For the second straight week, Northern Arizona punter/kicker Ryan Hawkins had been named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week. This is Hawkins fifth honor of his career.

November 8, 2015
2015-16 NAU Women's Basketball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team heads into the 2015-16 season as a program that continues to be on the rise. Coming off their most wins since 2007 and their first conference tournament appearance since 2009, the Lumberjacks look to build on their success last season with full intentions to make an even bigger leap up the Big Sky Conference.

November 7, 2015
Volleyball Outlasts Southern Utah to Equal Program-Best 12-Match Win Streak
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Some wins take a little more fight than others, and Saturday night proved that victories are not cheaper by the dozen. The Northern Arizona volleyball team outlasted Southern Utah in four sets, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 26-24, for their 12th consecutive victory, matching the program's longest win streak backed by a strong defensive effort. The 'Jacks totaled 14.0 blocks and 81 digs to limit the Thunderbirds to .139 hitting and inched closer to the Big Sky Championships' top seed.

November 7, 2015
NAU Stuns No. 4 Eastern Washington on the Road, 52-30
CHENEY, Wash. – In front of a sell-out crowd, the Lumberjacks stunned No. 4 Eastern Washington with a 52-30 victory on homecoming. The defeat marked only the seventh time the Eagles have lost on the red field, while also breaking an overall six-game winning streak and handing EWU its first regular season home loss since 2011.

November 6, 2015
Men's Basketball Falls to Cal Baptist, 89-70, in Exhibition Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Kris Yanku led four Northern Arizona men's basketball players in double-figure scoring with 17 points, but the Lumberjacks fell victim to a hot-shooting Cal Baptist team in their lone exhibition game, 89-70, in the Rolle Activity Center Friday night. The Lancers connected on 15 three-pointers in the game in defeating the Lumberjacks.

November 5, 2015
'Jacks Push Win Streak to 11, Sky Past Eagles in Three Sets
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team hit .316 and topped Eastern Washington in a dual between Big Sky division leaders, posting a clean 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 sweep to record their 11th straight victory. The Lumberjacks' 11-match win streak is tied for the second-longest in school history as they took another step towards securing the right to host the Big Sky Championships by improving to 22-4 overall and 12-1 in conference play.

November 5, 2015
Get to Know Freshman Guard Mike Green
Mike Green Comes to NAU from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The freshman guard competed at South Plantation High School his junior year, where he was named the MVP, eclipsing the 1,000-point mark. Green played his final high school season at Dillard.

November 5, 2015
Grand Canyon Invite Up Next For NAU Women's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team is nearing the end of its fall campaign as they are set for competition at the Grand Canyon University Invite this weekend, Nov. 6-8. The Lumberjacks have notched some strong performances in their four fall tournaments thus far, including a winning record at ITA Mountain Regional Championships and a second place finish at the University of New Mexico Lobo Invite last weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1).

November 5, 2015
Final Fall Tournament Ahead for NAU Men's Tennis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team will close out their fall season at the Grand Canyon University Invite this weekend, Nov. 6-8. There have been a number of bright spots for the Lumberjacks over the last couple months as they prepare for the spring season, including some strong performances from freshman Tim Handel at ITA Mountain Regional Championships and sophomore Jackson Lee last weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Fall Invitational.

November 4, 2015
Men’s Basketball Hosts Cal Baptist This Friday in an Exhibition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Friday at 6:30 p.m. catch Northern Arizona men’s basketball versus Cal Baptist in an exhibition game at the Rolle Activity Center. Admission is free for all as it’s your first chance to get a look at the new team.

November 4, 2015
NCAA Graduation Success Rate Demonstrates NAU’s Academic Priorities
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University shared the top spot in the Big Sky Conference with an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84, according to a national report released Wednesday.

November 4, 2015
Eddie Horn Named to 2015 CFPA FCS Defensive Back Award Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona senior safety Eddie Horn has been named to the 2015 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Defensive Back Award Watch List, announced today by the organization.

November 4, 2015
NAU Assistant Coach Jumps His Way Into the Record Books
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Most would consider winning one medal at a world championship event an outstanding achievement. So when Northern Arizona University assistant jumps coach Roderick Townsend traveled to Qatar last week to compete for the United States in the International Paralympic Championships and dominated each event he participated in, bringing home four medals including a gold in the men’s high jump, one would think he’d be satisfied with his performance.

November 3, 2015
A New Season Awaits Lumberjack Men’s Hoops
Northern Arizona men’s basketball is set to open their 2015-16 season. The Lumberjacks are coming off a remarkable run in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament where they captured a school record 23 overall wins and four postseason victories. NAU will ride that momentum into this year with senior forward Jordyn Martin leading the way.

November 3, 2015
Explosive Offensive Matchup Set for Saturday at No. 4 Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There’s an offensive showdown set for Northern Arizona (5-3, 3-2 BSC) and No. 4 Eastern Washington (6-2, 6-0 BSC) this Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. MST. Two of the top quarterbacks and the top two wide receivers in the league will face off on the red turf this weekend.

November 3, 2015
Volleyball Faces Split Weekend on Road at EWU, Home at SUU on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team makes one final road trip, albeit an abbreviated one, on Thursday to face Eastern Washington in a duel between Big Sky division leaders. After their 7 p.m. Arizona time start in Cheney, Wash. on Thursday, the Lumberjacks will return home to host Southern Utah on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Rolle Activity Center in the first of three straight home matches to close the regular season.

November 3, 2015
Jackson, Brown Earn Season's First WAC Athlete of the Week Awards
DENVER, Colo. – Senior Chelsea Jackson picked up her first Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week award of the season, and fifth of her career, on Tuesday announced by the conference office. Jackson garnered a pair of top four finishes overall in Northern Arizona swimming & diving's double dual last weekend versus LSU and Wyoming.

November 3, 2015
NAU Soccer Picks Up Four 2015 All-Big Sky Conference Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Four Northern Arizona University women’s soccer players claimed 2015 All-Big Sky Conference honors, the league office announced today, Nov. 3. Senior forward Haley Wingender was named to the All-Big Sky First Team while senior midfielder Cierra Gamble, senior defender Torey Braly and senior midfielder Emily Wadell were All-Big Sky Honorable Mention selections.

November 2, 2015
Vander Ploeg Makes League History with Third Straight Big Sky POTW Award
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg made Big Sky Conference history on Monday, as she became the first player in league history to be awarded three consecutive Player of the Week honors. Vander Ploeg collected her fourth weekly honor of the season overall, sharing this week's award with Sacramento State's Lauren Kissell.

November 2, 2015
STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The honors continue to roll in for Northern Arizona freshman quarterback Case Cookus, as he was named the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week.

November 2, 2015
Lumberjacks Come in at No. 8, No. 7 in the Final NCAA Division I Regional Polls
NEW ORLEANS, La. – After competing at conference championships last weekend, the Northern Arizona University men’s squad comes in as the No. 8 team in the Mountain Region, while the women are No. 7 in the sixth and final NCAA Division I Regional Poll.

November 2, 2015
Lee Advances to Singles Semifinals at 2015 UNLV Fall Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team competed at the 2015 Larry Easley Memorial Classic at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sophomore Jackson Lee was a major bright spot for the Lumberjacks as he won his first two matches to qualify for the singles semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 31.

November 2, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Tennis Finds More Success at UNM Fall Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team picked up right where they left off after a successful weekend at ITA Mountain Regional Championships. Despite a somewhat slow start to competition at the University of New Mexico Fall Invite, the Lumberjacks went undefeated in singles play yesterday, Nov. 1 and racked up seven total singles wins on the weekend between Sara Brown, Eirene Granville, Hanneke Lodewijks and Blanka Szavay.

November 2, 2015
Cookus and Hawkins Earn Player of the Week Honors
Ogden, Utah – Freshman quarterback Case Cookus and senior punter/kicker Ryan Hawkins were named Big Sky ROOT Sports Players of the Week, announced today by the league office. NAU put up a Big Sky school-best 63 points against Northern Colorado to stay undefeated at home this season.

October 31, 2015
Volleyball Records 10th Straight Win with Four-Set Defeat of Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team overcame an offensive output that hit at a .188 clip by holding Weber State to .104 to win their 10th consecutive match Saturday night in Swenson Gym, 25-18, 25-18, 16-25, 25-14. The Lumberjacks posted 12.0 team blocks and 11 service aces to offset their offensive struggles at times, but still managed to record just the third 10-match win streak in school history and remain in first place of the Big Sky Conference.

October 31, 2015
Lumberjacks Earn Second and Third Place Finishes in Conference Championships
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Big Sky Conference Championships earlier today, with the men’s side earning second-place and the women notching third.

October 31, 2015
Record Setting Night for NAU Propels Football to 63-21 Victory Over Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Case Cookus tied a Northern Arizona passing touchdowns record of seven as he led the Lumberjacks to a 63-21 victory over visiting Northern Colorado (4-4, 2-4 BSC). The Lumberjacks scored 42 points in the first half to cruise to their fourth straight win at home this season.

October 31, 2015
'Jacks Conclude Double Dual Weekend with Losses to LSU and Wyoming
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team posted three overall event victories on Saturday to close out their first weekend of the regular season. Senior Kendall Brown (400m freestyle), senior Chelsea Jackson (1-meter diving) and junior Urte Kazakeviciute (100m breaststroke) bested all of their competitors from LSU and Wyoming as NAU fell in its two dual meets, 144-99 to Wyoming and 164-79 to LSU, in the Wall Aquatic Center.

October 30, 2015
NAU Opens Season with Strong Effort Versus LSU and Wyoming
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team knew the competition would be stiff during their season-opening double dual, and the talent brought into the Wall Aquatic Center pool was among the best the Lumberjacks have ever seen. A total of nine pool records were broken on Friday as evidence of LSU and Wyoming's performances, but the Lumberjacks more than held their own with senior Kendall Brown shining with two overall event wins in the 400 and 800 freestyle.

October 30, 2015
Braly Strikes With 13 Seconds Left, NAU Soccer and Southern Utah End in Double OT Draw
Cedar City, Utah – Head Coach Andre Luciano and his squad knew there was a lot riding on today's game against Southern Utah University. A double overtime thriller was about what was expected between two teams fighting for a spot in the Big Sky tournament. With a final score of 2-2, after senior Torey Braly tied up the game with 13 seconds to go in regulation, NAU closes out their 2015 season with a 9-8-2 overall record and a 4-4-2 finish in the Big Sky. With Sacramento State's win over Portland State, the Lumberjacks just missed a post-season berth.

October 30, 2015
Lumberjacks Looking to Defend Big Sky Titles this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cross country teams are headed to Cedar City, Utah, to compete in the 2015 Big Sky Conference Championships on Saturday, where both squads will look to defend 2014 conference titles.

October 29, 2015
Lumberjack Volleyball, Vander Ploeg Enjoy Special Night in Idaho State Sweep
POCATELLO, Idaho – What was a head-to-head match between two 9-1 teams, the Northern Arizona volleyball team enjoyed a special night on Thursday, sweeping Idaho State, 25-17, 26-24, 25-19 to claim sole possession of first place in the Big Sky Conference. As joyous of a night as it was for the Lumberjacks as a team, their senior leader Janae Vander Ploeg had a milestone night herself, becoming the school's all-time leader in career kills.

October 29, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Set for UNM Fall Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will kick off competition at the University of New Mexico Fall Invite tomorrow, Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Hanneke Lodewijks, Eirene Granville, Sara Brown and Blanka Szavay will all see time for the ‘Jacks this weekend.

October 29, 2015
Wingender Named to CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced this morning the 2015 Academic All-District teams for Division I women’s soccer, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their athletic and academic performances. Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Haley Wingender claimed District 8 first team honors.

October 28, 2015
Up Next for NAU Men's Tennis: UNLV Larry Easley Memorial Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team will be in route to Las Vegas, Nev. this week as they are set for competition at the 2015 UNLV Larry Easley Memorial Classic. Following some strong performances at ITA Regionals for freshman Tim Handel, he along with Felix Schumann, Jackson Lee and Thomas Fisher will all see time for the ‘Jacks on Oct.30-Nov. 1.

October 29, 2015
Buy Your Tickets Now for the NAU Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s that time of the year to start getting ready for the Northern Arizona Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons. What better way to get the excitement started, than with an NAU Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon! It will be held Nov. 11 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Flagstaff. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m.

October 28, 2015
Trick or Treat with NAU Football This Saturday Versus Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Saturday marks the second straight week for Northern Arizona (4-3, 2-2 BSC) football at home in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks will host Northern Colorado (4-3, 2-3 BSC) at 2 p.m. Arrive early for pre-game trick or treating and wear your Halloween costume for a discounted $10 ticket.

October 28, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #19 Adrian Nixt
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sophomore forward on the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team Adrian Nixt comes from Portland, Ore. where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain at Westside Christian High School. In her rookie season for the Lumberjacks, Nixt was named All-Big Sky Honorable Mention recording five goals and three assists in 2014. This year, she has four goals and three assists for 11 points after appearing in all 18 games. In NAU’s Sept. 6 contest against Oakland University, Nixt hit the game-winner in the 89th minute of regulation. Here are 15 things you might not know about her.

October 28, 2015
Swim & Dive Welcomes LSU and Wyoming for Two-Day Combined Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – If Friday and Saturday's Northern Arizona swimming & diving meet is indeed the Lumberjacks' final meet in the Wall Aquatic Center, then the pool is going out with a bang. In NAU's season-opening double dual, the Lumberjacks will be hosting a combined men's and women's meet with SEC power LSU and Mountain West foe Wyoming coming to Flagstaff for a two-day extravaganza. Friday's meet will start at 4 p.m. and Saturday's meet will commence at 9 a.m.

October 27, 2015
NAU Volleyball Travels to Idaho State, Weber State with First Place At Stake
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - First place in the Big Sky Conference, and possibly the inside track to hosting the conference championships, will be on the line Thursday when the Northern Arizona volleyball team travels to play Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho at 6 p.m. The Lumberjacks, riding a conference best eight-match win streak, also faces Weber State in Ogden, Utah on Saturday at 6 p.m. in their first road trip in three weeks. Both match times are local to Flagstaff.

October 27, 2015
NAU Soccer Preparing for Last Regular Season Game at Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two big wins this past weekend, Northern Arizona University women’s soccer will take on the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds in their last regular season appearance of 2015. With wins over Idaho State and Weber State, the Lumberjacks currently sit at sixth place in the Big Sky standings. A win over Southern Utah will mean a spot in the Big Sky Tournament taking place Nov. 5-7.

October 27, 2015
Braly Tabbed Big Sky Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, UTAH. – This afternoon (Oct. 27) the Big Sky Conference office announced that Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Torey Braly was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week. After a crucial two games against Idaho State and Weber State, the senior played an integral role in the Lumberjacks’ back-to-back wins this weekend. This is Braly’s first Player of the Week honor of her career.

October 27, 2015
Women's Basketball Alum Erikka Banks to Start Pro Career in Iceland
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball international pipeline can add another branch with 2015 graduate Erikka Banks signing a contract to play for the Skallagrimur club in Iceland recently. Banks left the United States on Monday en route to her new home in Borgarnes, Iceland as she takes her first steps in her professional basketball career.

October 26, 2015
Vander Ploeg Honored as BSC's Best for Second Straight Week, Third Time This Season
OGDEN, Utah – For the second consecutive week and third time this season, senior Janae Vander Ploeg was the Big Sky's best, as she was named Big Sky Co-Player of the Week on Monday. She shares this week's award with North Dakota's McKenzie Hart. She becomes the third player in school history to receive three conference Player of the Week honors in the same season and is the second player – joining Jenny Treglown – to receive it four times in a career.

October 26, 2015
Lumberjack Men's Tennis Finishes Competition at ITA Mountain Regionals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team competed at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships this past weekend (Oct. 21-25) and brought home a combined eight victories in singles and doubles appearances. Among the top of the highlights was freshman Tim Handel who qualified for the Round of 16 in singles play after taking down the No. 9 seed Bart Van Leijsen from the University of New Mexico in straight sets 7-6, 6-1.

October 26, 2015
Swim & Dive Coaches Andy Johns & Nikki Huffman: 20 Years and Counting
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Think back 20 years and imagine how all that has happened the last two decades. Everyone goes through change, as it is commonly said that the only thing that is constant in life is in fact change. However, for Northern Arizona swimming & diving, they might as well put the headshots of head coach Andy Johns and diving coach Nikki Huffman next to the word "constant" in the dictionary.

October 25, 2015
NAU Soccer Snaps Weber State's Four-Game Win Streak, Seniors Leave Victorious
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was long overdue for an overtime victory. In their sixth overtime match of the season against the Weber State Wildcats this afternoon (Oct. 25), the Lumberjacks finished on top with a final score of 2-1. This snapped Weber State’s four game winning streak and moved NAU into the sixth place mark in the current Big Sky standings. It was only fitting that, on a day celebrating 11 graduating seniors, seniors Nicole Sherwin, Torey Braly and Emily Wadell would help lift the ‘Jacks past a hot WSU team.

October 25, 2015
2015-16 NAU Swimming & Diving Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Possibly deeper? Possibly better? Even after consecutive Western Athletic Conference championships, could the 2015-16 Northern Arizona swimming and diving team be the best yet to come? Only time will tell, but this year's Lumberjacks return 21 letterwinners and add in eight decorated newcomers for their pursuit of a three-peat.

October 24, 2015
NAU Secures Homecoming Win with 52-36 Victory Over Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In front of a homecoming crowd of 8,367, the Northern Arizona University football team captured a 52-36 victory over Weber State as NAU head coach Jerome Souers secured Big Sky win No. 69 to set a new league record. NAU never trailed in the game, and led by as many as 33 points early in the third quarter.

October 24, 2015
NAU Registers School Record Eighth Straight Big Sky Win Versus UNC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nothing came easy and every point was earned on Saturday, but the Northern Arizona volleyball team snapped a six-match home streak to Northern Colorado in dramatic five-set fashion, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13. The Lumberjacks won for the first time this season when hitting under .200, but they pulled through to win their school-record eighth straight Big Sky match in moving to 19-4 overall and 9-1 in conference play.

October 23, 2015
A Senior Tribute: NAU Women's Soccer to Celebrate the Class of 2015
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In what seems like the blink of an eye, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer season is drawing to an end with just one home game left on the Lumberjacks’ 2015 regular season slate. Tomorrow (Oct. 25), NAU will celebrate its 11 graduating seniors before taking on the Weber State Wildcats at noon. Head Coach Andre Luciano is certain the class of 2015 has left its imprint in more ways than one.

October 23, 2015
Lumberjacks Log Third-Place Finishes in Final Regular Season Invite
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cross country teams wrapped up the 2015 regular season this afternoon, with both squads earning third-place finishes at the Arizona State Invitational.

October 23, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Edges Idaho State 2-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This evening (Oct. 23), the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team snagged their fourth conference win of the season over the Idaho State Bengals in Lumberjack Stadium. With a pair of goals from senior forward Haley Wingender, the ‘Jacks rolled past the Bengals with a final score of 2-1. Northern Arizona moves to 8-8-1 this season and is now 3-4-1 in the Big Sky with just two more games remaining in the regular season.

October 23, 2015
Freshman Sofya Anokhina Hightlights This Week’s FNF Feature
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team ended its fall season this past week with a third-place finish at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic in Buies Creek, N.C. Part of the Lumberjacks’ success this fall has been because of the impressive play from freshman Sofya Anokhina.

October 23, 2015
Swim & Dive Class Q&A's: Freshmen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimmers and divers took the time to answer questions with NAU Athletics Communications. Today, the freshman class makes their way into the spotlight as nauathletics.com gives an inside look at the Lumberjacks leading up to their first double dual of the season versus LSU and Wyoming on Oct. 30-31.

October 22, 2015
NAU Uses Season-Best Attack to Sweep North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In their annual Dig Pink match, the Northern Arizona volleyball team had North Dakota green with envy during dominating straight-set sweep, 25-13, 25-15, 25-14, Thursday night in the Rolle Activity Center. The 'Jacks hit a season-best .382 in winning their seventh straight match, equaling the program's longest Big Sky win streak in school history. Led by an attack that came at UND from every angle and a strong service game, NAU improved to 18-4 and 8-1 in conference play.

October 22, 2015
Tim Handel Upsets the No. 9 Seed, Advances to the Round of 16 at ITA Regionals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the second day of ITA Mountain Regional Championships, Northern Arizona University men’s tennis player Tim Handel knocked off the No. 9 seed in the Round of 64 and went on to win his next match to qualify for the Round of 16.

October 22, 2015
NAU Looks to End Regular Season on Strong Note at ASU Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cross country teams will look to finish off the regular season strong this Friday when they travel to Tempe, Ariz., to compete in the Arizona State Invitational.

October 21, 2015
Lumberjacks and Wildcats Set for Homecoming GOLD OUT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s a GOLD OUT this Saturday, as Northern Arizona hosts Weber State for Homecoming. Kickoff at the Walkup Skydome is slated for 4 p.m. The first 2,500 fans will receive a free GOLD OUT t-shirt.

October 21, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #21 Missy Kettelkamp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Phoenix, Ariz. native and sophomore on the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team Missy Kettelkamp was a four-year starter and one-year captain for Pinnacle High School. In 2011, she helped lead her high school team to a perfect 21-0 record and a state championship. At NAU, Kettelkamp has been a recipient for the Golden Eagle Award the last two years while majoring in Accounting. This season she has played and started in 15 of 16 games. Kettelkamp has notched two goals and two assists as a defender for the Lumberjacks in the 2015 campaign. She chose Northern Arizona because it has always been her dream school since both of her older sisters, Jessica and Charisse, also attended NAU.

October 20, 2015
NAU Men’s Basketball to Play Game in Window Rock on the Navajo Nation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department has announced that it will play a regular season game on the Navajo Nation in Window Rock next month. The Lumberjacks will host Embry-Riddle on Nov. 20 at the BeeHoldzil Fighting Scouts Events Center. The game is set to be televised by FOX Sports Arizona.

October 20, 2015
Lumberjacks Close Out Fall Season with Third-Place Finish
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up the final round of its 2015 fall season Tuesday at the Fighting Camel Fall Classic, recording a plus-14, 302 score during third-round action. That mark gave the Lumberjacks a three-day score of plus-63, 927, which was good enough for a third-place finish at the event.

October 20, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer To Take on Idaho State, Weber State This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is officially crunch time for Northern Arizona University women’s soccer as they head into this weekend in pursuit of a Big Sky Championship berth. The Lumberjacks will play host to Idaho State University on Friday, Oct. 23 and to Weber State on Sunday, Oct. 25 in the final two of three conference games remaining. Northern Arizona is coming off back-to-back losses to Eastern Washington and University of Idaho, but is looking to finish the regular season on a high note in its final home stand of the 2015 campaign.

October 20, 2015
Lumberjacks Wrap Up Homestand with North Division Foes UND, UNC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team wraps up its season-long homestand this week, and starts the final half of the conference season in the process, by hosting North Dakota on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Northern Colorado on Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Rolle Activity Center. While the homestand continues, the opposition does not get any easier for the 'Jacks with both North Dakota and Northern Colorado, the defending Big Sky tournament champions, receiving first-place votes in the conference preseason poll, voted in the latter half of the preseason top four.

October 20, 2015
NAU Men's Tennis Set for Competition at ITA Mountain Regionals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team is set to compete at the 2015 ITA Mountain Regional Championships at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. Oct. 21-25. All eight Lumberjacks will compete for head coach Ki Kroll.

October 19, 2015
Cookus Named to CFPA Midseason Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona’s Case Cookus has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Midseason Watch List for the 2015 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy. The list includes twenty-four quarterbacks, seven running backs, and one wide receiver from the FCS.

October 19, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Rises up at ITA Mountain Regional Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team competed at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. The Lumberjacks posted an impressive 13 wins in singles play, finishing the weekend with a winning record. On the doubles side, freshman Hanneke Lodewijks and sophomore Blanka Szavay advanced to the quarterfinals after downing Brigham Young University’s Savannah Ware and Brittanie Eraso 8-4 in the round of 32 and University of Colorado’s Jeannez Daniel and Ruia Ormeno Ruiz 8-7 in the round of 16.

October 19, 2015
Lumberjacks in Fourth-Place Heading Into Final Round of Fall
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After two rounds, the Northern Arizona University golf team sits in fourth place on the Fighting Camel Fall Classic leaderboard. The Lumberjacks ended Tuesday with a plus-49, 625 score after turning a plus-22, 310 for the day.

October 19, 2015
NAU's Vander Ploeg Receives Second Big Sky POTW Nod of 2015
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg had one of the finest matches of her career on Saturday in Northern Arizona volleyball's biggest match to date this season, and for the second time this fall she was named the Big Sky's Player of the Week Monday morning. Vander Ploeg shared the honor as Co-Player of the Week earlier this season on Sept. 7, and it is her third career weekly honor.

October 19, 2015
Swim & Dive Class Q&A's: Sophomores
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimmers and divers took the time to answer questions with NAU Athletics Communications. Today, take a second to get to know the sophomore class as nauathletics.com gives an inside look at the Lumberjacks leading up to their first double dual of the season versus LSU and Wyoming on Oct. 30-31.

October 19, 2015
USTFCCCA Releases Week Five Regional Poll
NEW ORLEANS, L.A. – After their performance at the adidas Invitational last Friday, the Northern Arizona women’s cross country team has moved up one spot in the week five NCAA Division I Regional Rankings. The Lumberjack men also moved in the polls, but two positions down from No. 6 to No. 8 this week.

October 18, 2015
NAU Finishes Opening Round of Fighting Camel Fall Classic
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Teeing off from the first round of the Fighting Camel Fall Classic Sunday morning, the Northern Arizona University golf team recorded a plus-27, 315 score for a seventh-place finish at the end of day one.

October 18, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Drops Conference Match to Big Sky Leader Idaho 4-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This afternoon (Oct. 18), the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team dropped their fourth conference contest of the 2015 campaign to the current league leader University of Idaho who has now won seven straight games and remains undefeated in Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks gave up four goals in the first half and could not bounce back despite Haley Wingender’s lone goal for NAU and her ninth this season. Posting a final score of 4-1 in Lumberjack Stadium, Northern Arizona drops to 7-8-1 on the season and 2-4-1 in conference games.

October 17, 2015
NAU Moves into Tie for First in Big Sky South After Resounding Win over ISU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Saturday, the Rolle Activity Center was the epicenter of a colossal showdown between the top two teams in the Big Sky South Division. Both Idaho State – nine matches – and Northern Arizona – five matches – entered with win streaks, but only one team would leave with a victor.

October 17, 2015
Lumberjacks Set to Wrap-Up 2015 Fall Season in Buies Creek
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Northern Arizona University golf team is gearing up for its last tournament of the fall season, with the squad set to tee-off from the Fighting Camel Fall Classic tomorrow morning.

October 16, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Rallies Late, Falls to Eastern Washington on the Road 4-2
CHENEY, Wash. – Despite a late second half run, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team came up short against No. 2 in the Big Sky Eastern Washington University with a final score of 4-2. Northern Arizona was down 3-0 at halftime, but rallied to score two late goals which came from freshman forward Mei-Te Coco and junior forward Lindsay Doyle. The Lumberjacks drop to 7-7-1 this season and 2-3-1 in the Big Sky. Just four games remain until the Big Sky Conference Tournament Nov. 5-8.

October 16, 2015
Swim & Dive Class Q&A's: Juniors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimmers and divers took the time to answer questions with NAU Athletics Communications. Today, the junior class gives their responses as nauathletics.com gives an inside look at the Lumberjacks leading up to their first double dual of the season versus LSU and Wyoming on Oct. 30-31.

October 16, 2015
Athletic Attacker Meets Daunting Defender
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The stadium lights are on, highlighting the cleanly cut grass, freshly white-painted lines and the NAU soccer team is ready to take on their opponent for the night. This is a typical fantastic Friday night for fútbol in Flagstaff at Lumberjack Stadium.

October 16, 2015
Lumberjack Women Earn 21st, Men 30th at the adidas Invitational
MADISON, Wis. – Competing in one of the largest and most competitive cross country meets in the nation, the Northern Arizona University women’s team placed 21st overall while the men’s quad earned a 30th-place mark at the seventh-annual adidas Invitational Friday morning.

October 16, 2015
Q&A with Junior Kim Cifuentes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Meet Kim Cifuentes a junior from Gilbert, Ariz., who joined the Lumberjack family this past year. Before attending NAU, she attended San Jose State competing in four tournaments and 12 rounds for the Spartans. For the ‘Jacks, Cifuentes has competed six times during the spring campaign and had her first-career hole-in-one at the Rio Verde Invitational. Cifuentes is majoring in business management and hopes to play golf professionally.

October 15, 2015
Volleyball Holds off Weber State to Extend Season-Long Win Streak
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After splitting the first two sets, the Northern Arizona volleyball team needed a spark, and found it in an unlikely source in redshirt freshman Kaylie Jorgenson. Jorgenson provided the Lumberjack attack with a lift and junior Jensen Barton had an outstanding all-around performance, as NAU survived a scare from Weber State Thursday night to extend its win streak to a season-high five matches, 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-18.

October 15, 2015
Lumberjacks Prepare for adidas Invitational in Madison on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cross country teams are gearing up for one of the most highly-anticipated invites in the nation as the two squads travel to Madison, Wis., to compete in the adidas Invitational in on Friday.

October 14, 2015
Swim & Dive Class Q&A's: Seniors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimmers and divers took the time to answer questions with NAU Athletics Communications. Today, here are a few snippets from this year’s senior class as nauathletics.com gives an inside look at the Lumberjacks leading up to their first double dual of the season versus LSU and Wyoming on Oct. 30-31.

October 13, 2015
'Jacks Open Long Homestand with Weber State, Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team finally gets the chance to settle in at home this week after playing 12 of their last 13 overall matches away from Flagstaff. This week not only provides the Lumberjacks with the opportunity to play in front of their home fans at the Rolle Activity Center, but the challenges ahead will be fierce with Weber State and Idaho State, the current co-Big Sky leaders and preseason conference favorites, coming to town.

October 13, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer to Face Eastern Washington on the Road, Idaho at Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Only a few games remain in the Big Sky Conference season, and the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is back on the road again this weekend against Eastern Washington on Friday, Oct. 16 and then returns home to face the University of Idaho on Sunday, Oct. 18. Idaho currently sits atop the Big Sky Standings at number one with a perfect 5-0 record and Eastern Washington follows behind in second place with a record of 4-1 in conference play. The Lumberjacks are coming off a solid 2-0 victory over the University of North Dakota on Sunday, Oct. 11 and hope to carry this momentum over into the big weekend that lies ahead.

October 13, 2015
ITA Regionals: NAU Women's Tennis Looking to Build off Fall Season Momentum
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two fall tournaments for the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team and posting some notable results both weekends, Head Coach Kim Bruno and her team will now hit the road for ITA Regionals in Las Vegas, Nev. Lumberjacks Blanka Szavay, Hanneke Lodewijks, Hailey Rochin, Marta Lewandowska, Emelia Box and Jordan Denesik will all compete this weekend starting Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 18.

October 13, 2015
Women's Hoops' Lusain Named to CSM Preseason Big Sky Second Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women's basketball junior Brittani Lusain was named to the College Sports Madness (CSM) Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Second Team, the website announced Tuesday morning. It is Lusain's first preseason accolade of her career.

October 12, 2015
More Than Meets the Eye: Life as Sisters on the NAU Women's Soccer Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the conference soccer season winds down and the stakes become even higher, what may get lost in the mix of statistics, scouting reports and the win column is just how much a team is fueled by their teammates. Rest assured, in scanning the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team roster, you are indeed seeing double. When it comes to the world of college athletics, the obstacles and challenges make the victories sweet. But doing it alongside your own sister? The victory is even sweeter. Cierra and Carly Gamble and Ari and Alexia Gonzalez are all in this together.

October 12, 2015
Peleg, Taylor Win Consolation Finals at Balloon Fiesta Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, the University of Northern Arizona men’s tennis team competed at the Balloon Fiesta Invitational at the University of New Mexico. Head Coach Ki Kroll and his squad of Lucas Taylor, Eden Peleg, Adi Zilberstein and Jackson Lee picked up two singles victories and four doubles wins in their second fall invitational of the 2015 campaign. Highlighting the weekend was doubles pair Peleg and Taylor who advanced to the consolation finals after three straight wins to get there. With a final score of 8-1 in the championship round, Peleg and Taylor trumped New Mexico State University’s Stijn DeHaan and Donovan Cellupica.

October 11, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Snags Second Conference Win Over North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – History repeated itself this afternoon (Oct. 11) in Lumberjack Stadium as the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team defeated the University of North Dakota with a final score of 2-0. Today marked the fourth time the two squads have met and NAU now dominates the series 4-0-0. The Lumberjacks have not given up a goal to UND in four games dating back to 2012. Senior forward Haley Wingender’s eighth goal this season, and an own goal by North Dakota, put the ‘Jacks on top as they now move to 7-6-1 on the year and 2-2-1 in the Big Sky.

October 10, 2015
NAU Stunned by UC Davis on the Road
DAVIS, Calif. – After entering halftime with the game tied at 17-All, Northern Arizona (3-3, 1-2 BSC) was unable to score in the second half as it fell to UC Davis (1-5, 1-2 BSC) on the road, 38-24, at Aggie Stadium.

October 10, 2015
Bock Blocks the Bobcats in Bozeman to School Record in Three-Set Sweep
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Saturday morning's match in Shroyer Gym was a matinee matchup between the Northern Arizona volleyball team and Montana State. While it may have been an early first serve, it was not early enough for the Lumberjack block party to continue through Bozeman. In what turned out to be a record breaking day for senior Payton Bock, NAU (15-4, 5-1 Big Sky) matched its season-high four match win streak with a 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 victory.

October 9, 2015
Kettelkamp Scores With Two Seconds Left, Sends Game Into Overtime Versus Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a final score of 2-1, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team fell to the University of Northern Colorado tonight (Oct. 9) in an overtime heartbreaker in Lumberjack Stadium. Sophomore defender Missy Kettelkamp, off a pass from senior forward Haley Wingender, nailed the game-tying goal with only two seconds remaining in regulation play. Kettelkamp’s goal shattered a 13-year old Lumberjack Stadium record for the latest goal scored in regulation by 35 seconds.

October 9, 2015
NAU's Blue Team Defeats Gold Team in Final Intrasquad Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Behind strong performances from senior Kendall Brown and senior Chelsea Jackson, the Blue Team ran away with a victory in Northern Arizona swimming & diving's Blue vs. Gold meet. The Blue team dominated with eight event wins in winning the meet, 60-44, in the Lumberjacks' final preparation for their regular season opener in three weeks.

October 9, 2015
Parking for the NAU Women's Soccer Game Tonight (Oct. 9) against Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For those planning to attend the Northern Arizona Women’s soccer game tonight (Oct. 9), the main parking lot normally used during games will be closed. The parking garage on San Francisco Street will be available and open for free. The game versus Northern Colorado will begin at 6 p.m. in Lumberjack Stadium.

October 8, 2015
NAU's Block Party Rolls into Missoula, 'Jacks Sweep the Griz
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team utilized their Big Sky leading block during conference play to stun Montana early, earning their second straight sweep and improving to 14-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference Thursday night. The 'Jacks picked up 11 blocks in the first two sets, and then had to rally against the Grizzlies in the third set to complete the 25-18, 25-20, 26-24 victory.

October 8, 2015
College Sports Madness Announces Preseason Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One month to go before the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team opens up the season, and four players have been honored with preseason accolades by College Sports Madness. Junior guard Kris Yank, senior forward Jordyn Martin, and sophomore forward Ako Kaluna have all been named to a team. Newcomer guard Mike Green has been predicted as the freshman of the year.

October 8, 2015
NAU Men's Tennis to Compete at the UNM Balloon Fiesta Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team, after some notable performances last month at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., will compete at the Balloon Fiesta Invitational at the University of New Mexico Oct. 9 through Oct. 11. This marks NAU’s second fall invite of the 2015 campaign.

October 7, 2015
NAU Closes Out Third Fall Tournament with a Ninth-Place Finish
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University golf team completed their third tournament of the fall season Wednesday, as the Lumberjacks finished in ninth-place at the Aggie Invitational hosted by New Mexico State.

October 7, 2015
Get to Know Freshman Forward Isaiah Thomas
Meet freshman forward Isaiah Thomas. A native of Oakland, Calif., Thomas attended Bishop O'Dowd High School. His team won the CIF Open Division Boys State Championship, earning the school's first state championship in nearly three decades.

October 7, 2015
NAU Tunes Up for Season with Friday's Blue vs. Gold Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimmers and divers will compete together – yet separate – for the first time this season at the team's annual Blue vs. Gold meet on Friday. The Lumberjacks will split into two teams for their final intrasquad meet to be held in the Wall Aquatic Center at 2 p.m. The meet is free for all fans to attend.

October 7, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #29 Chantal Deroos
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Meet Boulder, Colo. native and redshirt freshman on the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team Chantal Deroos. Deroos was a two-year starter and letter winner at Boulder High School where she was an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection in 2013. For the Lumberjacks this season, she appeared in all 12 games, scored two goals and assisted on one. Deroos chose Northern Arizona because Flagstaff seemed like the perfect fit for meeting different people and having new experiences.

October 6, 2015
Photos from First Women's Basketball Practice of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team held their first official practice of the 2015-16 season Tuesday night in the Rolle Activity Center.

October 6, 2015
NAU Hits the Road to UC Davis for Conference Match-Up
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (3-2, 1-1 BSC) and UC Davis (0-5, 0-2 BSC) match up for the fourth straight season this Saturday in David, Calif. Kickoff at Aggie Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.

October 6, 2015
Lumberjacks Record a Plus-14, 302 Score During Second-Round Action at Aggie Invitational
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – After finishing round one of the Aggie Invitational in eighth place yesterday, the Northern Arizona University golf team recorded a plus-14, 302 during second-round action from the New Mexico State golf course earlier today.

October 6, 2015
NAU Wraps Up Tough Opening Road Stretch to Conference Play in Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team heads to the Treasure State this weekend in search of keeping their win streak going with road matches at Montana on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Montana State on Saturday at 11 a.m. Both times are local to Flagstaff. The road trip is the final leg of a rigorous stretch to open the Big Sky schedule which by the end of the weekend will have sent NAU on the road for five of their first six conference matches.

October 6, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer to Face Northern Colorado, North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two weeks on the road, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will return to Lumberjack Stadium this weekend to face the University of Northern Colorado on Friday, Oct. 9 and the University of North Dakota on Sunday, Oct 11. Friday’s game, which also kicks off NAU women’s soccer alumni weekend, will start at 6 p.m. with post-game fireworks. Sunday’s match is set for noon.

October 6, 2015
Lumberjacks Unranked in Week Four NCAA Division I National Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The week four NCAA Division I National Rankings were released Tuesday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men dropping out of the top-30 while the women’s squad remains unranked.

October 5, 2015
NAU Ends Day One of Aggie Invitational at Plus-13, 301
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University golf team competed in the first round of the Aggie Invitational hosted by New Mexico State Monday morning, finishing the day with a plus-13, 301 score. That mark was good enough for eighth-place on the team leaderboard.

October 5, 2015
Jahn Named Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Senior running back Casey Jahn has been named the ROOT Sports Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today. The honor is the first of Jahn’s career.

October 5, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Concludes Three-Day Tournament at the Wildcat Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. – This weekend (Oct. 2-4), the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team competed at the Wildcat Invitational for their second fall tournament of 2015. Lumberjacks Marta Lewandowska, Hailey Rochin, Emelia Box, Jordan Denesik, Eirene Granville, Sara Brown, Livia Hollosy and Julia Schepp all saw action at the University of Arizona. After three days in Tucson, Ariz., Head Coach Kim Bruno and her squad secured 11 singles wins and eight on the doubles side.

October 5, 2015
Volleyball Announces Pair of Home Match Time Changes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team has announced two home match time changes to accommodate the scheduled television broadcasts for both matches. NAU’s Oct. 17 match versus Idaho State has been moved back from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and its Nov. 7 match versus Southern Utah has been pushed back a half hour from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

October 5, 2015
Big Sky Media Day Wrap-Up with Sue Darling and Jack Murphy
RENO, Nev. – The Big Sky held its conference media day today in Reno, Nev., the site of the 2016 championship tournament. Women’s basketball head coach Sue Darling, along with men’s basketball head coach Jack Murphy were in attendance to talk to the media about the upcoming season.

October 5, 2015
NAU Men at No. 6, Women at No. 7 in the Latest Mountain Regional Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – With last weekend off from competition, the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team remained at No. 6 while the women fell to No. 7 in the latest NCAA Division I Regional Rankings released Monday morning.

October 4, 2015
Lumberjacks Set to Compete in Aggie Invitational This Week
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – After a week off from competition, the Northern Arizona University golf team is back in action this week with the Aggie Invitational, hosted by New Mexico State.

October 4, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer and the University of Montana Battle in Double Overtime
MISSOULA, Mont. – After a double overtime battle in Missoula, Mont., the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team finished in a draw against the University of Montana Grizzlies with a final score of 0-0 in South Campus Stadium this afternoon (Oct. 4). Long story short, it was a hard-nosed matchup between the 2014 Big Sky regular season champions and the 2014 Big Sky Tournament Champions. The Lumberjacks are now 6-5-1 on the year and 1-1-1 in the Big Sky.

October 4, 2015
Kris Yanku Named to All-Big Sky Preseason Team
OGDEN, Utah – Junior guard Kris Yanku was selected to the All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team for the upcoming men’s basketball season, the league office announced today.

October 3, 2015
Volleyball Swings their Way to Sweep at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Facing a quick turnaround on the road after playing at home on Thursday, the Northern Arizona volleyball team made quick work of Southern Utah Saturday night, sweeping the Thunderbirds, 25-15, 25-20, 25-18. Senior Janae Vander Ploeg moved into third all-time in school history in career kills in the win, picking up her 10th double-double of the season as the 'Jacks saw their record improve to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in conference.

October 3, 2015
NAU Outlasts No. 11 Montana State, Beats Bobcats 49-41
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter against No. 11 Montana State and never looked back as the Lumberjacks defeated the Bobcats 49-41 in front of a family weekend crowd of 9,431.

October 3, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Wildcat Invitational: Day Two Results
TUCSON, Ariz. - After day two at the Wildcat Invitational, the NAU women's tennis team recorded five singles wins and three doubles victories. Tomorrow (Oct. 4) marks the final day of the tournament as the Lumberjacks look to finish out the weekend on a high note.

October 2, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Wildcat Invitational: Day One Results
TUCSON, Ariz.- After the first day of competition at the Wildcat Invitational, the Northern Arizona University women's tennis team picked up five singles victories and three doubles wins. The tournament will continue into tomorrow Oct. 3 and will wrap up on Sunday, Oct. 4.

October 2, 2015
Men's Hoops First Day of Practice Photo Gallery
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona men's basketball opened up its season today with a practice at the Rolle Activity Center. Check out some photos from today's practice.

October 2, 2015
NAU Expects Third Straight Family Weekend Sell Out; Only Student Tickets Remain
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tickets for the general public are sold out for the Northern Arizona football game versus Montana State this Saturday. The only seats available are for current NAU students with a valid ID.

October 2, 2015
Lumberjack Diver Alexa Geiger Reflects on Summer at Indiana Diving Academy
ARCADIA, Ind. – For Northern Arizona junior diver Alexa Geiger, this past summer was one to remember. Geiger spent a month in Arcadia, Ind. at RipFest Diving Academy as a camp counselor, but was also afforded the opportunity to train with and learn from Olympic divers and diving instructors.

October 2, 2015
Sophomore Sierra Bezdicek Highlights this Week’s Front Nine Friday Feature
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2015-16 Northern Arizona University golf team is off to a hot start, earning seventh and third-place finishes to open the fall season. The team shot the lowest round of the tournament last week at plus-2 290, and the defending Big Sky Champions look poised to make another run at a conference title come spring.

October 1, 2015
NAU Volleyball Takes Care of Idaho in Four Sets
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nothing beats playing at home. For the first time in almost a month, the Northern Arizona volleyball team settled into their home at the Rolle Activity Center and they took care of business, getting back into the win column in four sets, 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19 against Idaho in their Big Sky home opener. The Lumberjacks were stout defensively recording 81 digs as a team and 11.0 blocks in improving to 2-1 in conference play and 12-4 overall.

October 1, 2015
First Practice for NAU Men’s Basketball Set for this Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off of arguably one of the most successful seasons in school history, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team officially gets ready for the 2015-16 season this Friday with a team practice slated for 1 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.

October 1, 2015
Family Matters - Meet Tim and Nick Davis
Northern Arizona?s game versus Montana State is designated as the Family Weekend game for the University. For Tim and Nick Davis, every weekend is family weekend. Tim joined the NAU football staff this past spring as the offensive line coach. A little bit later, his son Nick decided to make the move to NAU, as well.

October 1, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis to Compete at the Wildcat Invitational This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team will hit the road for Tucson, Ariz. to compete in their second fall invitational this season at the University of Arizona starting Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7. The Lumberjacks are coming off some strong performances at the Rebel Invite the weekend of Sept. 25 and look to build off this momentum.

October 1, 2015
Lumberjack Men’s Hoops Picked to Finish Fourth in the Big Sky Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky Preseason Media and Coaches Polls. Both polls were released Thursday by the conference office.

October 1, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #31 Ali Lixandru
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Get to know Phoenix, Ariz. native and junior forward on the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team Ali Lixandru. She played for Pinnacle High School where she was a two-year letter winner and starter. Lixandru has appeared in all but one game this season for the Lumberjacks, scoring her first career goal and assisting on another. The junior chose NAU because of the academics, the college town and the soccer program. Down the road, it is her dream to one day work for a fashion brand.

September 30, 2015
Women's Basketball Picked Eighth and Ninth in Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team has been picked eighth and ninth respectively in the Big Sky Preseason Coaches and Media Polls released by the conference office on Wednesday. The Lumberjacks received 55 points in the coaches poll voted on by the league head coaches and 64 points in the media poll voted on by the league media and sports information directors.

September 30, 2015
NAU Soccer to Take On the University of Montana Grizzlies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Women’s team will trek to Missoula, Mont. for their third conference game of the season and lone match of the weekend. The Lumberjacks are coming off a split at Sacramento State losing in overtime 1-0, and a 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Portland State. Junior forward Lindsay Doyle recorded NAU’s two clutch goals, the second being in the 86th minute, to give Head Coach Andre Luciano and his team their first conference win of 2015.

September 29, 2015
Family Weekend Pins NAU Against No. 11 Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (2-2, 0-1 BSC) welcomes its first Big Sky opponent of the season in Montana State to the Walkup Skydome this Saturday. Kickoff for Family Weekend is slated for 4 p.m. The 11th ranked Bobcats (2-1, 1-0 BSC) have not played in Flagstaff since 2010.

September 29, 2015
Take a Time Out and Get to Know Freshman Guard Junior Searcy
Get to know freshman guard Junior Searcy from Tampa, Fla. Born in Ludwigsburg, Germany, Searcy averaged 22.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game coming out of Brooks De Bartolo Collegiate.

September 29, 2015
Phoenix Suns Open 2015-16 Training Camp on NAU Campus
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Phoenix Suns have arrived at Northern Arizona University. The Suns held their first practice of their week-long training camp at NAU Tuesday morning in the Rolle Activity Center in what was a spirited session. The Suns will continue to hold training camp on the Mountain Campus through this Saturday, Oct. 3.

September 29, 2015
Volleyball Hosts Idaho in Short Trip Home on Thursday, Travels to SUU on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in nearly a month, the Northern Arizona volleyball team is finally back in the Rolle Activity Center on Thursday for their home conference opener versus Idaho at 7 p.m. The trip home will be an abbreviated one though as the 'Jacks will quickly turnaround to head to Southern Utah for their Saturday match in Cedar City, Utah at 6 p.m.

September 29, 2015
NAU Men Drop to No. 30, Women Unranked in Latest National Coaches' Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The week three NCAA Division I men’s cross country National Coaches’ Poll was released Tuesday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men’s team falling 19 spots to No. 30. The Lumberjack women remain unranked, earning five points for the third-straight week.

September 28, 2015
NAU Men's Tennis Opens Fall Season at Wildcat Invitational
TUSCON, Ariz. – This past weekend (Sept. 25-27), the Northern Arizona University men’s tennis team participated in the Wildcat Invitational at the University of Arizona for their first tournament of the 2015 fall campaign. The Lumberjacks posted five wins in singles, four coming from freshmen Tim Handel and Lucas Taylor at two apiece and one from sophomore Felix Schumann.

September 28, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Makes Some Noise in the Rebel Fall Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To kick off the 2015 fall campaign, the Northern Arizona University women’s tennis team competed in the Rebel Fall Invite at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this past weekend (Sept. 25-27). After just two weeks of practice, the Lumberjacks’ Blanka Szavay and Hanneke Lodewijks, a freshman and sophomore respectively, made a splash in their first showing this season upsetting No. 41 Ole Miss 8-6 to advance to the doubles finals.

September 28, 2015
Lumberjacks Fall in Regional Rankings Despite Great Weekend at Cowboy Jamboree
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Despite a great showing over the weekend in their first national meet of the 2015 season, both Northern Arizona University cross country teams fell in the latest USTFCCCA Regional rankings Monday morning. The Lumberjack men dropped four spots in the Mountain Region to No. 6, while the women’s squad came in at No. 5 this week, falling one spot from last week.

September 28, 2015
Q&A with Senior Monica Pruett
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Meet senior Monica Pruett on the Northern Arizona University swimming and diving team. Pruett, from Houston, Texas, is a record holder in the 400 freestyle relay at her high school and she has continued her record-breaking accomplishments here at NAU with the fourth fastest time in program history in the 400 individual medley (4:22.63). She has competed every year here at NAU and is looking to finish her swimming career with a personal best and graduate with a major in elementary education.

September 27, 2015
A Pair of Goals From Doyle Lifts NAU Women's Soccer Over Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. – Northern Arizona University women’s soccer sealed their first win of the conference season this afternoon (Sept. 27) thanks to two goals from junior forward Lindsay Doyle. The Lumberjacks posted their sixth win of the season, and their third come-from-behind victory, moving to 6-5-0 and 1-1-0 in the Big Sky. Northern Arizona avoided their second overtime game of the weekend scoring in the 86th minute despite being down 1-0 at halftime.

September 27, 2015
Lumberjacks Record Tournament-Best Score in Final Round for Third Place Finish
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Sophomore Kaityn Saum recorded a career-best minus-3 69 during third round play at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate Sunday morning as the Northern Arizona University golf team climbed to No. 3 on the tournament leaderboard to end their second tournament of the fall.

September 26, 2015
NAU Five Strokes Back of First Place Heading into Sunday
PALM DESERT, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University golf team competed in its second tournament of the fall season Saturday, ending the day tied for sixth place on the leaderboard at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate.

September 26, 2015
NAU Snaps Win Streak on ROOT, Falls at Montana 23-14
MISSOULA, Mont. – In front of a homecoming crowd of 26,136 fans, Northern Arizona (2-2, 0-1 BSC) rallied back in the second half but could not knock off No. 14 Montana (2-2, 1-0 BSC), as the Griz hung on late to defeat the Lumberjacks, 23-14.

September 26, 2015
Volleyball Falls to Sacramento State in Four Sets
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team went into Sacramento looking to complete a perfect weekend to open conference play on the road, but the Lumberjacks were turned back by the Hornets Saturday afternoon, 25-17, 25-14, 23-25, 30-28. Nineteen kills from senior Janae Vander Ploeg and 18 from junior Lauren Jacobsen were not enough, as NAU fell to 11-4, 1-1 in the Big Sky.

September 26, 2015
NAU Shines in First National Meet of 2015
STILLWATER, Okla. – Competing in their first true test of the 2015 season, the Northern Arizona University cross country teams showed they haven’t skipped a beat since last season’s Big Sky Championship titles, tying for second on the men’s side and notching third-place on the women’s side at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday morning.

September 25, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Drops First Conference Match at Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a heated contest against Sacramento State on Hornet Field, Northern Arizona University women’s soccer dropped their first Big Sky match of the year in overtime with a final score of 1-0. The Hornets move to 3-6-0 this season and 1-0 in conference play, while NAU falls to 5-5-0 and 0-1 in conference.

September 25, 2015
NAU Swimming's Edmond Claims Pentathlon Crown in Debut
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Making her NAU debut, junior Hayley Edmond stole the show on Friday, claiming first place honors in the 20th annual Northern Arizona swimming Pentathlon. Edmond won the 100 backstroke and also placed in the top five of the 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle on her way to winning the individual crown with a total of 3,730 points. Senior Kendall Brown, last year's Pentathlon champion, and sophomore Audrey Mann rounded out the top three point scorers in the Lumberjacks' first meet of the season.

September 25, 2015
Get to Know Kaitlyn Saum in This Week’s Front Nine Friday Feature
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the Lumberjack golf team prepares for its second tournament of the fall season, expectations are certainly high. The roster, given its depth and the amount of leadership, looks well-seasoned and poised to make another run at a Big Sky Championship in 2015-16.

September 25, 2015
Meet Mr. Corey Brown - Freshman Forward
Meet freshman forward Corey Brown. A native of Hollywood, Fla., Brown played high school ball at McArthur, where he helped lead his team to the state championship game.

September 25, 2015
Lumberjacks Set to Tee-Off in Second Tournament of the Fall
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful outing at the Hobble Creek Fall classic two weeks ago to open the season, one that saw them place in the top half of the leaderboard, the Northern Arizona University golf team is preparing for their second test of the fall with the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif., this weekend.

September 25, 2015
NAU Competes at Cowboy Jamboree in First Test of 2015
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On the heels of their biggest meet of the season to date, the Northern Arizona University cross country teams are prepared to make a splash and receive some valuable experience on the national stage when they race at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., this Saturday.

September 24, 2015
NAU Uses Big Time Block to Stifle Portland State in Conference Opener
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State may have been the home team Thursday night, but the Vikings were the ones invited to the Northern Arizona volleyball block party as the Lumberjacks used a season-high 16.0 team blocks to win their conference opener in four sets. The 'Jacks needed a big third set rally with the match tied at one set apiece, but were able to improve to 11-3 overall and 1-0 in conference with a 25-21, 24-26, 25-20, 25-17 win.

September 23, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #36 Lindsay Doyle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Meet #36 on the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team, Lindsay Doyle. Doyle is a junior from Laguna Niguel, Calif. where she attended Aliso Niguel High School and was a three-year letter winner and two-year starter. In her rookie season as a Lumberjack, Doyle played in all 19 games with 16 starts. She scored four goals in her debut season and the following year would tally two assists in 22 games played. This year, Doyle has one goal, on nine shot attempts, and one assist in eight games played. Off the field, she is a two-time All-Big Sky Academic selection and Golden Eagle Scholar Recipient.

September 23, 2015
NAU Swimmers Ready to Make a Splash in Friday's Pentathlon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The two-time defending Western Athletic Conference champion Northern Arizona swimming & diving team makes their first appearance of the 2015-16 season this Friday at the Wall Aquatic Center in their 20th annual Pentathlon. The intrasquad Pentathlon will be free for all fans to attend and will start at 2 p.m.

September 22, 2015
Wingender Named Big Sky Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the Second Time This Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University senior forward Haley Wingender was named the Big Sky Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week the conference office announced today Sept. 22, 2015. This is Wingender’s second weekly honor of the season and third of her career.

September 22, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Kicks Off the Conference Season This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team has won five of their last six contests and is hitting their stride just in time for the conference season. The Lumberjacks will hit the ground running for their first conference game against Sacramento State in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 25 and second game against Portland State University in Portland, Ore. on Sunday, Sept. 27.

September 22, 2015
Lumberjack Men’s Basketball Releases 2015-16 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team has released its 2015-16 schedule. The Lumberjacks have a highly competitive non-conference slate with five out of their 11 opponents having competed in a postseason tournament last season.

September 22, 2015
Lumberjack Men Jump to No. 11 in Latest USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association released its latest national rankings Tuesday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men’s team jumping up one spot this week to No. 11.

September 22, 2015
'Jack Volleyball Opens Conference Season at Portland State, Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team start Big Sky play this weekend with a pair of tough road matches beginning with Portland State in Portland, Ore. on Thursday at 7 p.m. Following that match, NAU will travel to Sacramento, Calif. to face Sacramento State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 21, 2015
Lumberjacks Set for Conference Opener at Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-1) open up Big Sky Conference play this Saturday, Sept. 26 on the road at No. 14 Montana (1-2). The game will be televised live on ROOT Sports.

September 21, 2015
NAU Men and Women Reclaim No. 2 and No. 4 Spots in Mountain Region
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Coming off a pair of third-place finishes at this weekend’s Dave Murray Invitational, the Northern Arizona University cross country teams reclaimed their respective No. 2 and No. 4 spots in the Mountain Regional rankings, announced Monday morning.

September 20, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer Knocks off Robert Morris 6-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the final game of the 2015 Northern Arizona University Mountain Classic, NAU women’s soccer finished on top against Robert Morris University in Lumberjack Stadium with a final score of 6-1. They have now won five of their last six games and move to 5-4-0 on the year. This afternoon also marked the end of the non-conference season for the Lumberjacks.

September 20, 2015
Lumberjack Football Suffers First Loss of the Season to No. 20 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (2-1) dropped its first game of the season tonight to No. 20 Arizona in Tucson at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats improved to 3-0, while the Lumberjacks will refocus and prepare for conference play.

September 19, 2015
Volleyball Sweeps Grand Canyon to Take GCU Invite Crown
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team capped their non-conference schedule with a dominating 25-16, 25-14, 25-21 sweep of Grand Canyon in their final match of the GCU Invite Saturday night in Antelope Gymnasium. The Lumberjacks will take a 10-3 record into Big Sky play next week following a perfect weekend in the Valley.

September 19, 2015
Vander Ploeg Reaches Digs Milestone in NAU's Four-Set Win Versus UCR
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg was too much for UC Riverside to handle Saturday morning recording her seventh double-double of the season with 19 kills and 15 digs and in the process became the fifth player in school history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. Behind Vander Ploeg's performance, the Northern Arizona volleyball team (9-3) took care of business, 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16, to win their second match of the GCU Invite.

September 18, 2015
Four Second Half Goals Lift Northern Arizona Women's Soccer over North Dakota State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the first game of the 2015 Mountain Classic this evening (Sept. 18), Northern Arizona University Women’s soccer defeated North Dakota State University with a final score of 4-3. The Lumberjacks move to .500 at 4-4-0 on the season and the Bison drop to 4-4-0. Tonight’s victory snapped a three-game winning streak for NDSU.

September 18, 2015
Lumberjack Men and Women Finish in Third-Place Friday
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their second meet of the season Friday afternoon, with both squads placing third at the Dave Murray Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona.

September 18, 2015
NAU Uses Marathon Second Set to Spark 3-1 Win Over Boise State
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team needed every ounce of grit they had to avoid falling behind by two sets to Boise State in the opening match of the GCU Invite on Friday. Coming out on top in NAU's longest set in seven years, the 'Jacks then used their most balanced offensive showing of the season to knock off the Broncos, 21-25, 34-32, 25-18, 25-23.

September 18, 2015
Reflecting a 5-Year Career with Kayla Freeman
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Fifth-year senior Kayla Freeman, a championship runner for Northern Arizona University's track and field and cross country teams, sat down with NAU Athletics to give her perspective on running and the preparation, emotion and effort put into each individual race. Freeman, 22, has personal records of 4:27.27 in the 1500 meter, 9:41.82 in the 3000 meter and 6:42.73 in the 5000 meter.

September 18, 2015
Nine Questions For Senior Savana Bezdicek
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the fall season underway, the Northern Arizona University golf team has high-expectations coming into 2015-16. The defending Big Sky Champions return six golfers to their roster and a combined 11 years of college experience.

September 17, 2015
NAU Prepares for Dave Murray Invitational in Tucson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After having last weekend off, the Northern Arizona University cross country teams continue their 2015 season Friday with the Dave Murray Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., hosted by the University of Arizona.

September 17, 2015
Going for the Kill with Addy Lofstedt
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The lights bounce off the court and the national anthem fills the gym as players stand ready to give their 100 percent. The audience cheers as the starters take their positions awaiting the referee to start the match.

September 16, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #4 Danny Muniz
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior defender Danny Muniz comes from Lima, Peru and is a graduate of Chaparral High School where she was a four-year starter and one-year captain of the soccer team. Muniz was named All-Big Sky Honorable Mention her freshman year at NAU, playing in all 19 games with 18 starts. Her sophomore year, she played in 20 games with 13 starts for the Lumberjacks.

September 16, 2015
Volleyball Wraps Up Non-Conference Schedule at GCU Invite
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With just one week remaining before the start of Big Sky play, the Northern Arizona volleyball team heads south to the Valley for the GCU Invite in Phoenix this Friday and Saturday. The Lumberjacks, 7-3 on the season, open the Grand Canyon tourney with Boise State at 3 p.m. on Friday. NAU then faces UC Riverside and GCU on Saturday at 12 noon and 6 p.m. respectively.

September 15, 2015
Lumberjacks Earn Seventh-Place Finish in First Fall Tournament
SPRINGVILLE, Utah – The Northern Arizona University golf team completed their first tournament of the fall season at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic Tuesday morning. The Lumberjacks shot a 43-over 611 during the two-day, 36-hole tournament en route to a seventh-place finish in the 16-team field.

September 15, 2015
Up Next: NAU Soccer Mountain Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, four teams will take part in the 2015 Northern Arizona University women’s soccer Mountain Classic in Lumberjack Stadium. Kicking off the action will be Grand Canyon University and Robert Morris University on Friday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. Following this game, the Lumberjacks will face North Dakota State University for their first match of the tournament set to begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 20 NAU will play Robert Morris at noon to finish out the weekend.

September 15, 2015
NAU Falls to No. 12 in Latest USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team dropped in the latest USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll to No. 12, announced Tuesday morning.

September 14, 2015
Lumberjacks Finish First-Round Play at HCFC
SPRINGVILLE, Utah – The Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up first-round play at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic on Monday afternoon, but was unable to complete second-round action due to weather. The Lumberjacks ended the day in the middle of the pack, shooting 305 (+36) and tied for eighth in the 16-team pool.

September 14, 2015
Football Travels to Arizona for In-State Showdown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 24 Northern Arizona (2-0) travels to the No. 19/20 University of Arizona on Saturday. Kick-off at Arizona Stadium is set for 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

September 14, 2015
Jacobsen Rewarded for Her Play Against Power 5 Foes with Big Sky POTW
OGDEN, Utah – For the second week in a row, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was honored with the Big Sky's Player of the Week, as the conference office announced junior Lauren Jacobsen as this week's recipient on Monday. Jacobsen picked up her first career conference Player of the Week honor.

September 14, 2015
NAU Stays Put
NEW ORLEANS, La. – With the both teams off last weekend, the Northern Arizona University men and women’s cross country teams stayed put at No. 2 and No. 4 in this week’s addition of the Mountain Regional Polls, per USTFCCCA.

September 14, 2015
‘Jacks Crack Top 25 in Weekly Polls
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program is 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2001, and with that performance the Lumberjacks have been voted No. 24 in the STATS FCS Top 25 and FCS Coaches’ Polls.

September 13, 2015
NAU Soccer Captures 3-0 Win Over Loyola Chicago
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – In the final game of the Marquette Invitational this afternoon (Sept. 13), Northern Arizona University women’s soccer came out on top against the University of Loyola Chicago with a final score of 3-0. The Lumberjacks were able to bounce back after a loss to Marquette University on Friday, Sept. 11 and move to 1-1 on the weekend and 3-4-0 on the year.

September 12, 2015
NAU Sails Past N.M. Highlands in Home Opener 41-5
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Opening up home play with a 41-5 win over New Mexico Highlands (0-2) were the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-0) as they celebrate 100 years of football this season. Before the game, over 2,000 students participated in the Running of the Freshmen; a tradition that NAU community looks forward to every season.

September 12, 2015
Volleyball's Weekend in Indiana Ends with Five-Set Loss to Hoosiers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – While the Northern Arizona team battled back from a 2-1 deficit earlier Saturday morning to win a five-set thriller versus Virginia Tech, the Lumberjacks had the outcome reversed on them Saturday evening, suffering a five-set loss to Indiana. The Hoosiers overcame a 2-1 deficit to claim the title in their home tournament courtesy of a 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-12, 15-11 victory. With the loss NAU fell to 7-3 this season.

September 12, 2015
NAU Battles Back Twice in Five-Set Triumph of Virginia Tech
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the second straight weekend, the Northern Arizona volleyball team persevered to defeat a team receiving votes in the AVCA National Poll. Saturday morning, the Lumberjacks' victim was Virginia Tech – who was seventh among teams just outside the top 25 – as NAU rallied from two deficits to win 23-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13.

September 11, 2015
NAU Soccer Falls to Big East Foe Marquette, 2-1
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – For the first time in program history, Northern Arizona University women’s soccer and Marquette University faced off tonight (Sept. 11) at Valley Fields in Milwaukee, Wis. for the first of two games in the Marquette Invitational. The Lumberjacks came up short against the Golden Eagles with a final score of 2-1 and dropped to 2-4-0 on the year.

September 11, 2015
NAU Volleyball Serves Its Way Past Bowling Green in Sweep
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team got back in the win column Friday afternoon, putting together a 25-16, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Bowling Green to open up their weekend at the Indiana Invitational. Improving to 6-2 this season, NAU totaled a season-high 11 service aces in the three-set win.

September 11, 2015
Q&A with Payton Bock
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Meet Payton Bock, #1 on the Northern Arizona University volleyball team who has started and played in all but a few matches her entire career. She currently holds records in program history as second, in total blocks (415), second in block average (1.20), third in block assists (354), and fifth in hitting efficiency (.284). A senior, Bock expects to graduate this year with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice.

September 11, 2015
Lumberjacks Begin 2015-16 Campaign with Hobble Creek Fall Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off its second Big Sky Conference Championship in the last three seasons, the Northern Arizona University Golf team is preparing for its 2015 fall season, which starts Sept. 14 with the Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah, hosted by Utah Valley University.

September 10, 2015
Women's Basketball Lines Up Challenge-Filled 2015-16 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team announced their 2015-16 schedule on Thursday featuring marquee road games at Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa State. The Lumberjacks' season opener will be versus Hawai'i on Sunday, Nov. 15 in the Rolle Activity Center.

September 9, 2015
The Phoenix Suns Use Flagstaff as Training Camp Headquarters Once Again
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University will host the Phoenix Suns Training Camp for the third consecutive season. The Suns report for training camp on the Flagstaff campus from September 29 through October 3.

September 9, 2015
Volleyball Travels to the Indiana Invitiational to Conclude Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After a competitive showing Tuesday night against the nationally-ranked Sun Devils, the Northern Arizona volleyball team looks to get back into the win column this weekend when they head to the Indiana Invitational. The Lumberjacks (5-2) open the tournament with Bowling Green Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. before closing with Virginia Tech and Indiana on Saturday.

September 9, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #3 Riley Porter
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. ? Meet #3 on the Northern Arizona University women?s soccer team, Riley Porter. Porter is a sophomore defender from Plain City, Utah where she was a one-year captain and four-year starter at Fremont High School. She graduated high school with an impressive 3.9 GPA and hopes one day to take up the field of social work. For the Lumberjacks, she was a Golden Eagle Award Recipient last season, which honors excellence in the classroom. Porter has appeared in four of five games this season and chose NAU because of the soccer program and Flagstaff.

September 8, 2015
Volleyball Go Toe-to-Toe with No. 10 ASU in Four-Set Defeat
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team took on No. 10 Arizona State head on Tuesday night in the Wells Fargo Arena and were not intimidated by their nationally-ranked Pac-12 counterparts. The Lumberjacks dominated the second set, but ultimately dropped a four-set decision, 25-17, 13-25, 25-13, 25-20, falling to 5-2 this season.

September 8, 2015
NAU's Cory Glines Voted Big Sky Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University men's cross country distance runner Cory Glines was voted this week's Big Sky Male Athlete of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon.

September 8, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Headed to Marquette Invitational This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two gritty wins this past weekend against Alabama State and Oakland University, Northern Arizona women’s soccer will hit the road for Milwaukee, Wis. for the first time this season. They are set to face Marquette University on Friday, Sept. 11 and the University of Loyola Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 13 in the Marquette Invitational.

September 8, 2015
Lumberjack Football Hosts New Mexico Highlands in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (1-0) welcomes New Mexico Highlands (0-1) this Saturday, Sept. 12 in its home opener at the Walkup Skydome. Saturday will also be NAU’s Hall of Fame game, as former Lumberjack wide receiver Clarence Moore will be inducted this weekend. Kickoff for the Lumberjacks versus the Cowboys is set for 4 p.m., but arrive early to see the Freshmen Run. The first 2,000 fans will receive thundersticks at the door.

September 7, 2015
Vander Ploeg Honored as Big Sky Co-Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – First, Lumberjack Classic Tournament MVP and on Monday, senior Janae Vander Ploeg was honored by the Big Sky office receiving conference Co-Player of the Week. Vander Ploeg shared the weekly honor with Idaho State's Makenzie Filer and overall, it is the outside hitter's second career Player of the Week nod.

September 7, 2015
Case Cookus Named STATS LLC FCS Freshman of the Week
(STATS) Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus has been named the STATS LLC FCS Freshman of the Week, after leading the Lumberjacks to a 34-28 road win over then-Top 25 Stephen F. Austin.

September 7, 2015
Emmanuel Butler Named Co-Big Sky ROOT Sports Offensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona sophomore wide receiver Emmanuel Butler was named Co-Big Sky ROOT Sports Offensive Player of the Week, announced today by the conference office. The honor is the first of Butler’s career. Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp shared the honor with Butler.

September 6, 2015
NAU and No. 15 Arizona State Set for In-State Battle Tuesday Night in Tempe
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team, coming off a thrilling victory over Loyola Marymount to win the Lumberjack Classic Saturday night, will have an even bigger challenge ahead of them with a rare Tuesday night match versus No. 15 Arizona State. The two in-state teams both head into Tuesday's match at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena having posted three wins this past weekend.

September 6, 2015
Wingender, Nixt Lift NAU Women's Soccer Over Oakland
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University women?s soccer did not take the lead over Oakland University until less than five minutes in the game with back-to-back goals from senior forward Haley Wingender and sophomore forward Adrian Nixt. They held off the Golden Grizzlies as the clock dwindled down to zero to seal the win with a final score of 2-1 in Lumberjack Stadium. Northern Arizona moves to 2-3-1 on the season.

September 5, 2015
NAU Tames Loyola Marymount to Claim Lumberjack Classic Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team and Loyola Marymount both entered the final match of the Lumberjack Classic presented by the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission a perfect 2-0 this weekend. Only one team would leave Saturday night with an unblemished mark and the tournament title. After nearly 150 minutes of play, the Lumberjacks made sure the crown would stay in Flagstaff, sending the crowd of 652 into pandemonium in a match that will go down as one of the classics ever played in Rolle Activity Center.

September 5, 2015
NAU Makes a Splash in Season Opener, Wins the Battle Versus Stephen F. Austin
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Northern Arizona donned a new offense and quarterback as it made a splash in Texas tonight defeating the No. 24 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 34-28 at Homer Bryce Stadium.

September 5, 2015
Lumberjack Men and Women Both Win George Kyte Classic for first time since '09
The Northern Arizona University men and women cross country teams swept the 35th Annual George Kyte Classic at Buffalo Park Saturday afternoon, marking the first time since 2009 both teams have done so. The women’s side had not won the meet outright since that same season, while the men secured their fourth-straight George Kyte title.

September 5, 2015
'Jack Volleyball Douse Lady Flames in Second Match of Lumberjack Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team coasted, and then needed to show some resilience but in the end the Lumberjacks swept past Liberty, 25-14, 25-11, 25-23, in their Saturday morning match. With the win, NAU improved to 4-1 this season and a perfect 2-0 this weekend, setting the stage for the Lumberjack Classic tournament title tonight at 7 p.m. versus Loyola Marymount.

September 4, 2015
Lumberjacks Snag First Win of the 2015-16 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After nearly a 50 minute rain delay, Northern Arizona University women’s soccer stuck it to the Alabama State Hornets in a 6-0 victory in Lumberjack Stadium. Six goals was just one shy of the Lumberjack Stadium record for most in a game, but it was the most scored since 2008 in a 9-1 victory over Embry-Riddle University.

September 4, 2015
'Jacks Led by Vander Ploeg in 3-0 Sweep Past Houston Baptist
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg put pressure on Houston Baptist early and never let up as she propelled the Northern Arizona volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-12, 25-18 sweep on the first day of the Lumberjack Classic. Vander Ploeg treated the raucous Rolle Activity Center crowd to a dominating display with a match-high 16 kills on a career-high .455 hitting percentage. NAU improved to 3-1 in the early season, winning its 2015 home opener in the process.

September 4, 2015
Q&A with Senior Cierra Gamble
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University women's soccer player and starting senior midfielder Cierra Gamble gives NAU Athletics insight on how important soccer has been in her life and what it is like to be on the field. Gamble recorded four goals and three assists during last year's 2014 championship season and attempted 30 shots with 14 on goal.

September 3, 2015
Lumberjacks Open Season this Saturday at 35th Annual George Kyte Classic
The Northern Arizona University cross country teams are set to defend their 2014 Big Sky Conference titles and begin their highly-anticipated 2015 season this Saturday, Sept. 5, with the 35th Annual George Kyte Classic in Buffalo Park.

September 2, 2015
NAU Volleyball Welcomes Competitive Field for Lumberjack Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time this season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will play in front of their home fans with their Lumberjack Classic, presented by the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission this Friday and Saturday. The field consisting of Houston Baptist, Liberty and Loyola Marymount will be a tough one as the four teams start the tournament with a combined 10-2 record in 2015. NAU gets the tournament started Friday night at 6 p.m. versus Houston Baptist and will play Liberty at 12 p.m. and Loyola Marymount at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

September 2, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #2 Mei-Te Coco
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A Mission Viejo, Calif. native, Mei-Te Coco was a four-year starter and one-year captain for her high school team at Capistrano Valley. Coco has appeared in all three games this season with one start against the University of Arizona. She has attempted two shots on the year with both on goal. The freshman forward for the Lumberjacks chose Northern Arizona University because the campus, the team and the coaches made it feel like a perfect fit.

September 2, 2015
One Kick at a Time…
For senior Ryan Hawkins, the phrase “one kick at a time” used to reference his soccer skills, now it refers to his ability to kick the football on average 63.9 yards per kick.

September 1, 2015
Lumberjacks Come In at No. 10 on National Coaches’ Preseason Poll
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association released the NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll rankings Tuesday afternoon, with the Northern Arizona University men’s team claiming the No. 10 spot on the list.

September 1, 2015
NAU Opens the 2015 Season at Stephen F. Austin in a Battle of the Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (0-0) opens the 2015 season this Saturday, Sept. 5 at Stephen F. Austin (0-0). Kickoff at Homer Bryce Stadium is set for 4 p.m. AZ time.

September 1, 2015
NAU Men and Women Claim Top Spot in 2015 Coaches' Preseason Poll
The Big Sky released its 2015 cross country coaches’ preseason poll Tuesday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s teams both claiming the No. 1 spot in the conference.

September 1, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Set For Alabama State, Oakland University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will continue their home stand in Lumberjack Stadium this weekend with games against Alabama State on Friday, Sept. 4 and Oakland University on Sunday, Sept. 6. The Lumberjacks are coming off back-to-back losses to the University of Arizona and an overtime heartbreaker to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

August 31, 2015
Track and Field to Hold Try Out Dates in September
The Northern Arizona University Track and Field program will host open try outs on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Max Spilsbury Field Stadium. Both try out dates are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

August 31, 2015
USTFCCCA Places NAU Cross Country Teams in Preseason Regional Top-Five
With the cross country season just five days away, the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams are both regional top-five squads, according to USTFCCCA’s latest preseason poll. Both teams ended 2014 as Big Sky Conference Champions.

August 31, 2015
Women's Basketball's Cotton Looks Back on Summer in Costa Rica
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the 2015-16 academic year gets started today on the Northern Arizona University campus, Bradlee Cotton had a study abroad experience of a lifetime this summer. Cotton, a junior on the NAU women's basketball team, spent six weeks in Costa Rica where she took two Spanish classes and enjoyed all that country had to offer.

August 30, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Falls to UNLV in Overtime
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was edged by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the 99th minute of the game in Lumberjack Stadium this afternoon. It was a physical match for both squads as a combined 34 fouls were called. This is 10 more than the previous Lumberjack Stadium record for most fouls in a single match.

August 29, 2015
'Jacks Sweep Terriers to Finish JMU Tournament on High Note
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team flexed their muscles and posted a well-rounded performance in sweeping St. Francis Brooklyn, 25-13, 25-13, 25-18, Saturday morning to conclude their season-opening weekend at the JMU Classic. The Lumberjacks hit .379, their best hitting percentage of the weekend, and held the Terriers to just a .043 clip as they will carry a 2-1 record into their home tournament next weekend.

August 29, 2015
NAU Soccer Falls to Arizona in Front of School Record Crowd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Women’s soccer team fell to the University of Arizona at Lumberjack Stadium with a final score of 4-0. Redshirt junior Natalie Gilbertson recorded four saves on the evening moving her career saves total to 148 in front of a school record crowd of 3,263 people.

August 28, 2015
Volleyball's Comeback Efforts Fall Short in Five Sets to James Madison
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team fought hard to force a decisive fifth set after going down to two sets to James Madison, but the Lumberjacks' comeback bid fell short, 25-21, 25-17, 24-26, 14-25, 15-12. The loss gave NAU a split of its opening day to 2015 coupled with its three-set sweep of Lehigh Friday morning.

August 28, 2015
Volleyball Handles Lehigh in Three-Match Sweep to Open Season
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg and junior Lauren Jacobsen each recorded a match-high 16 kills as the Northern Arizona volleyball team opened the 2015 season in style with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 sweep of Lehigh. The match was the first of two at the JMU Classic for the Lumberjacks on Friday with a second match against James Madison this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

August 27, 2015
Final Scrimmage of Fall Camp Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Next Saturday, the Northern Arizona football team will open up its season on the road at Stephen F. Austin. With their eye on the start of the season, the Lumberjacks held their final scrimmage of fall camp today at the Walkup Skydome.

August 27, 2015
Darling Travels to Indy for NCAA Mock Selection, Gains Valuable Insight
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA Tournament just once in school history. This upcoming spring, this year's Lumberjacks hope to snap the decade-long drought since NAU's lone appearance in the Big Dance in 2006.

August 27, 2015
NAU Athletics Lend a Hand as Incoming Freshmen Arrive on Campus
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Cars packing into lots and parents dropping off their kids is how you know the new school year is upon us all. On Thursday, student-athletes from a number of Northern Arizona teams greeted the incoming NAU freshmen and helped unload their belongings into their dorms on their first official day on campus. The day was spent in a continued partnership with Welcome Back Jacks.

August 26, 2015
Get to Know Sophomore Defensive Lineman Deon Young
Deon Young is a sophomore on the Northern Arizona football team from Inglewood, Calif. Young in his redshirt freshman season appeared in all 12 games making eight starts. He registered 33 tackles on the season and was credited with 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one quarterback hurry. Young went on to earn Big Sky Honorable Mention accolades.

August 26, 2015
Volleyball to Open Season at James Madison Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team opens the 2015 season this weekend at the JMU Classic in Harrisonburg, Va. The Lumberjacks' first serve of the season is Friday morning at 8 a.m. Flagstaff time versus Lehigh followed by their Friday night capper versus host James Madison at 4:30 p.m. NAU wraps up the tournament on Saturday at 8 a.m. versus St. Francis Brooklyn.

August 26, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #1 Natalie Gilbertson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Get to know Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Natalie Gilbertson. The Lumberjacks’ starting goalkeeper comes from Las Vegas, Nev. and chose NAU because of the campus, the health sciences program and the soccer program. She is a three-time Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete Award recipient, a 2014 Big Sky All-Academic selection and was also named to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention team last season. Gilbertson currently has 144 career saves which is seventh all-time in school history.

August 24, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Ready for Home Opener, Set to Face Arizona and UNLV
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will open up their home stand this weekend starting with the University of Arizona on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in Lumberjack Stadium. They will have a quick turnaround as they are set to face the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.

August 24, 2015
Football to Hold Walk-On Meeting Aug. 31
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only and will take place in the J.L. Walkup Skydome in the west side suites on the second mezzanine level. 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 24, 2015
Get to Know Head Coach Jerome Souers in 10 Questions
Head coach Jerome Souers enters his 18th season at the helm of the Northern Arizona football program. Souers and the Lumberjacks have an 11-game regular season schedule that kicks off Saturday, Sept. 5 at Stephen F. Austin.

August 23, 2015
NAU Football Media Day Quotes
Head Coach Jerome Souers I start my 18th year at NAU and we're celebrating 100 years of NAU football marks an exciting time. I really believe we are prepared to have a great year. Defensively we are going to have a lot of new faces in our lineup. Our back end we have a lot of new faces along with Marcus (Alford) and some of the returning players.

August 22, 2015
Defense Makes Plays, Forces Offense to Start Slow in Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In exactly two weeks, the Northern Arizona football team will hit the field at Stephen F. Austin for its season opener. In the meantime, NAU will focus on making plays and minimizing mistakes as it had its second scrimmage of fall camp this afternoon at the Walkup Skydome.

August 21, 2015
NAU Soccer Drops Hard Fought Season Opener at Grand Canyon
PHOENIX, Ariz. – In a hard fought battle, Northern Arizona women’s soccer fell to Grand Canyon University in their first non-conference contest of the 2015 season. With a final score of 3-2 at Grand Canyon Soccer Field in Phoenix, Ariz., the all-time series record of the two squads moves to 3-1-0 in favor of NAU.

August 21, 2015
Women's Basketball Experiences Life Changing Trip in the Dominican
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A week in a foreign country. An unfamiliar language to visitors which serves as a barrier between themselves and locals. Poverty on a number of levels, another unseen sight to most. The Northern Arizona women's basketball team saw and experienced it all during their recent trip to the Dominican Republic, which left every single player and staff member a changed person upon returning to American soil.

August 21, 2015
Alford, Rickert Named to Madness 2015 Preseason FCS Football All-American Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s Marcus Alford and RJ Rickert were named to the College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason FCS Football All-American Teams, announced by the organization.

August 21, 2015
2015 NAU Volleyball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2014 Northern Arizona volleyball team was one of the most dominant squads in program history. They won 21 matches during a 21-8 season, compiling just the fourth 20-win season in school history and tying for the third-most wins in a single season. They led the Big Sky Conference in hitting percentage, opponent hitting percentage, assists and blocks and were the only team to finish no lower than third in any of the team statistical categories.

August 19, 2015
Tight-Knit Redshirt Class Poised for Start of Volleyball Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just a few moments with Northern Arizona volleyball's "sophomore" class of Brittni Dorsey, Kayla Guerrero, Emma Grimsrud and Kaylie Jorgenson and you will quickly decipher that the four young Lumberjacks are a tight knit group. Of course, if you have seen their matching rollerblades or pictures of them standing in the exact same order on Instagram, you were probably aware of the bond that ties them together way beforehand.

August 19, 2015
Get to Know - Senior Running Back Casey Jahn
Senior running back Casey Jahn enters his senior year with the Northern Arizona football program. Jahn was an All-Big Sky Honorable Mention vote getter last season, and was named the NAU Football Offensive Outstanding Junior of the Year. He started all 12 games, recording 185 carries for 824 yards, an average of 68.7 yards per game and four touchdowns. He scored rushing touchdowns versus Cal Poly, South Dakota (2) and Northern Colorado. He registered his first 100-yard rushing game against Cal Poly finishing with 103 yards, and the following week he picked up 132 yards for a new career-high at Northern Colorado.

August 19, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #0 Meghan Dickmann
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Get to know NAU women’s soccer player Meghan Dickmann. She is a San Clemente, Calif. native entering her sophomore year as a goalkeeper for the Lumberjacks. She appeared in two games last season with one start behind redshirt Junior Natalie Gilbertson.

August 18, 2015
Kevin Stephens Continues to Impact NAU Athletics in New Role
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There’s no better way to give back to your alma mater, than to be actively involved in your school’s success. Many football players have come and gone through the Northern Arizona program, but one former player that continues to be a familiar face year round is Kevin Stephens.

August 18, 2015
Women's Soccer to Face Grand Canyon University in First Non-Conference Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Both the Northern Arizona University and Grand Canyon University women’s soccer teams were voted among the top of their conferences in the preseason polls. The two teams will face off for the fourth time in school history in Phoenix on Friday, Aug. 21 at GCU Soccer Field.

August 18, 2015
The Dominican Republic Through Coach Sue Darling's Eyes
Phenomenal, magical, memorable, powerful, inspiring, humbling, life-changing. There are so many words that could describe our team’s recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Yet, if you have visited our Facebook page (if not, I encourage you to do so), seen the photos and read our players’ blogs, you understand that words cannot do our experience justice. The trip exceeded all expectations and forged an indelible impression on all of our hearts.

August 15, 2015
Offensive Charge Guides Lumberjacks in First Scrimmage of Fall Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first week of fall camp is in the books for the Northern Arizona football team. The Lumberjacks held their first scrimmage of camp this afternoon in the Walkup Skydome as fans got to take a look at what’s in store this season.

August 14, 2015
'Jack Volleyball Impressive in First Week of Fall Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Only two weeks remain until it gets real for the Northern Arizona volleyball team. With their season opener on Aug. 28 rapidly approaching, the Lumberjacks have been hard at work as they wrap up their first week of fall practice with high intensity and immense enthusiasm.

August 13, 2015
Men's Tennis Signs Three to 2015-16 Roster
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Entering his third season at Northern Arizona University, head men’s tennis coach Ki Kroll has added three incoming players to his roster. The past two years under Kroll’s reign have set the foundation for a winning culture that attracts talent from all over the world.

August 13, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #4
Thus far we had played three games, explored the city of Santo Domingo and taken part in multiple, life-changing community service events. Needless to say, we were utterly exhausted, physically and emotionally. It was time to let loose.

August 12, 2015
Sorry for the Wait – The Return of RJ Rickert and Dejzon Walker
For RJ Rickert and Dejzon Walker, 2014 was supposed to be their final season. They had come to Northern Arizona in 2011 straight out of high school. Both got the opportunity to play as true freshmen, and last season was supposed to be their long awaited senior year.

August 12, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer to Face Arizona State in Exhibition Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will head to Prescott this Friday (Aug. 14) to take on Arizona State in an exhibition match. The Sun Devils were the last team the Lumberjacks faced in 2014- and will be the first of the 2015 campaign.

August 12, 2015
2015 Season Preview
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the 2015 season set to kick off in less than a month, expectations are high for the defending Big Sky Conference Champion Northern Arizona University cross country teams, as both squads look to build off stellar 2014 campaigns.

August 11, 2015
Volleyball Picked Second in Preseason Coaches Poll Behind Idaho State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team has been picked as a narrow runner-up in the 2015 Big Sky Preseason Coaches Poll released by the conference office on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks was picked second in the poll behind Idaho State, the defending regular season champion. Coaches were not allowed to vote their own team.

August 10, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer 2015-2016 Season Preview
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The 2014 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team finished the year with a Big Sky Conference Championship, nine all-conference selections and one of the best seasons in school history. Coming off their first NCAA appearance since 2009, head coach Andre Luciano, entering his 15th year, is preparing for yet another historical season.

August 10, 2015
‘Jack Football Kicks Off Camp Today with Morning Workout
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opened fall camp today to kick start year 101 in Flagstaff. Coached by Jerome Souers, the Lumberjacks were voted to finish fifth and sixth by the Big Sky Conference coaches and media.

August 10, 2015
NAU Women’s Soccer Picked to Win the Big Sky Regular Season Crown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was picked to win the 2015 Big Sky Conference championship per the Big Sky Conference preseason poll. NAU and Montana each received 93 points in coaches’ votes, but the Lumberjacks edged the Grizzlies in first-place votes five to four. Montana won the 2014 regular-season championship but fell to Idaho State in the Big Sky tournament semifinals 2-1.

August 9, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #3
When I visited Northern Arizona University, Coach (Darling) asked me what I wanted to do with my life. And my response was, “I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to change people’s lives.” In the past two days, I have gotten to do that. I have seen true smiles of happiness and love. On Friday, we visited the orphanage of Santo Domingo and gave presents to children who had nothing before meeting up with Samaritan’s Feet on Saturday to clean little children’s feet and put new shoes on them.

August 8, 2015
Women's Basketball Provides Hope, Gets Inspired with Samaritan's Feet
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic – It is said that over 2.2 billion people around the world live in poverty. Shoes – a simple luxury to many – cannot be afforded by those in poverty, but yet it is a small article of clothing that can go a long way in a kids' life when considering that over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil.

August 7, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #2
Looking back, I'm now realizing that the sweltering heat of the Phoenix night, which had once seemed unbearable, couldn't compare to that of the oppressive humidity of the Mauricio Baez gym in the Dominican Republic. As we waited for the shuttles to pick us up from the Talking Stick Resort Arena after the Mercury game (Tuesday night), I couldn't imagine any climate more miserable. Once at the airport, our biggest worries revolved around passports and checked bag weight limits, long hours on planes and in airports.

August 7, 2015
10 Things You Should Know About NAU Football
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the 2015 football season just around the corner, here’s a few things you should know about the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

August 6, 2015
Former NAU AD Tom Jurich Inducted Into Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former Lumberjack football player and current University of Louisville Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich was inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

August 5, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #1
I've never been outside of the country, except for Tijuana once as a kid with my parents, so I'm really excited about this trip to the Dominican Republic. There's a lot that I'm looking forward to: spending time with the team on the beach, trying new foods, making kids smile and exploring the different culture.

August 5, 2015
Nine Lumberjacks Named to College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason Big Sky All-Conference Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With fall camp set to begin in five days, the Northern Arizona football team had nine players named to the College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason Big Sky All-Conference Teams, announced by the organization.

August 4, 2015
'Jacks Hold Final Dominican Republic Practice at Phoenix Mercury Facility
PHOENIX, Ariz. – On the eve of their Dominican Republic Foreign Tour, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team held their final of 10 practices at the Phoenix Mercury’s practice facility Tuesday afternoon. Northern Arizona University is the official education partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

August 4, 2015
NAU Football Season Preview – Fall Camp Begins Aug. 10
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program reports on Sunday, August 9 with its first practice being held Monday, August 10 at 11:30 a.m. Head Coach Jerome Souers enters his 18th season at the helm of the Lumberjack program and brings with him a stellar senior class. Led by a determined group of upperclassmen to leave it all on the field, NAU will open the season on the road on Sept. 5 at Stephen F. Austin.