NAU Women's Tennis on Three-Match Win StreakSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After an entire day of rain, the Northern Arizona University women's tennis team still competed, clinching a 4-2 win over non-conference opponent San Francisco without playing doubles. The match was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. then moved around to avoid the weather. The Lumberjacks seven-woman squad eventually started play around 3 p.m. and came out with a win before the rain started to pick up again. Northern Arizona is now 3-2 overall this season, winning their last three matches.
NAU Women’s Tennis Clinches First Conference Win Over Sac StateSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team competed in their first conference match of the season, besting Sacramento State 4-3 early this afternoon. The Lumberjacks dominated the court winning every match in doubles and only dropping three singles matches to the Hornets. Northern Arizona is now 1-0 in conference and 2-2 overall this season.
'Jacks Pound T-Birds on the Boards to Snap Skid with 77-65 VictoryFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A week after carrying a short bench on the road, the Northern Arizona women's basketball got a couple of reinforcements back, including senior Taylor Leyva, and what a difference it made on Saturday. Leyva was at the forefront of a dominant second half by the Lumberjacks, as they shot 52.9 percent after the intermission to turn a halftime deficit into a 77-65 rout of Southern Utah.
Southern Utah Uses Bench to Top NAU, 84-68CEDAR CITY, Utah – Northern Arizona’s seniors produced on offense, but the lack of bench support halted the Lumberjacks on the road as it fell to Southern Utah, 84-68. The Thunderbirds snapped an 11-game losing streak after converting points off turnovers.
Wayne and Company Close Out Home Indoor Season with PR'sFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a big night for personal bests at Northern Arizona University’s NAU Tune-Up, the fourth and final indoor home meet of the season, with sophomore jumper Kaitlyn Wayne leading the way and piecing together the best performance of her career.
NAU Men's Tennis Loses in Early Match to ArizonaTUCSON, Ariz. — The NAU Men's Tennis team lost on the road against the Wildcats 5-2 after avoiding a rained out match. The match was originally scheduled for Feb. 18; however, due to weather, it was moved up a day. The Lumberjacks are now 1-4 this season, with their sole win over UC Irvine last weekend.
NAU Women's Tennis Start Conference Play Against Sac StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team will head to California to start conference play this weekend against 2016 co-regular season champions Sacramento State and take on non-conference opponent San Francisco. NAU is coming off of their first home match and first win of the season 5-2 over Grand Canyon. The Lumberjacks are 1-2 with losses against UC Davis and Arizona.
NAU Men's Tennis to Take on Arizona in Lone Match of WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After garnering their first win of the season against UC Irvine 4-3, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will remain on the road to take on Arizona Feb. 18. The Lumberjacks are 1-3 with losses against BYU, Utah and San Diego State.
Women's Hoops Host Southern Utah to Open Final Homestand on SaturdayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team begins their final homestand of the season with the first of three straight home games in the Walkup Skydome this Saturday versus Southern Utah at 2 p.m. NAU will be looking to not only snap its seven-game skid, but also sweep the season series against its Grand Canyon rivals in its annual Play 4 Kay game.
Final Regular Season Road Swing Awaits NAUFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (7-19, 4-9 BSC) gets this weekend going with an away game at Southern Utah (4-22, 2-11 BSC). Tip-off at the Centrum Arena in Cedar City, Utah is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Conference Names Anokhina Co-Golfer of the WeekOGDEN, Utah – After becoming the first Northern Arizona University golfer to win a tournament since former Lumberjack Jacquie LeMarr did in the March of 2014, current sophomore Sofia Anokhina was named the Big Sky’s Co-Golfer of the Week Wednesday.
NAU's Anokhina Becomes First NAU Golfer Since '14 to Win TourneyRIVERSIDE, Calif. – Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina recorded a third and final round score of ever-par 72 Tuesday to finish the week with a 216 score and the individual victory at the Battle at the Rock Tournament. As a team, the Lumberjacks finished the tournament in a tie for fourth (54-over-par 918) with a third-round tally of 18-over 306.
NAU's Anokhina Shines in First Two Rounds of SpringRIVERSIDE, Calif. – At the end of two rounds of play to begin the 2017 spring season, Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina finished at even-par 144 and currently leads the entire field of 84 golfers as the Lumberjack golf team carries a 36-over 612 into tomorrow’s third and final round of day from the Battle at the Rock tournament.
After a Stellar Weekend, Big Sky Awards Three NAU AthletesOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University track and field team is stacked this year, top to bottom and across all event groups, and the Big Sky Conference awarding the squad with three “Athlete of the Week” performances Monday afternoon legitimizes that statement.
NAU Men’s Tennis Garners First Win of the Season over UC IrvineIRVINE, Calif. — The NAU Men's Tennis team won their first match of the season against the UC Irvine Anteaters in what was a close 4-3 win. After losing to San Diego State on Friday, the Lumberjacks remained in California to compete against the Big West opponent Sunday afternoon. The Lumberjacks are now 1-3 this season.
'Jacks Battle All the Way Back Before Dropping 60-59 Heartbreaker to MontanaMISSOULA, Mont. – Senior Catelyn Preston led an emotional hard-charged Northern Arizona women's basketball rally on Saturday, but two final second shots would not fall as the Lumberjacks dropped a heartbreaker, 60-59, to Montana. Preston recorded her third career double-double with season-highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds only for NAU (6-18 overall, 2-11 Big Sky) to come up just shy of recording its first win in the Dahlberg Arena in a decade.
NAU Men’s Tennis Falls to San Diego StateSAN DIEGO, Calif. — The NAU Men's Tennis team dropped another tough match, losing to San Diego State 6-1. The Lumberjacks are now 0-3 this season after losing to BYU and Utah this past weekend.
NAU Women’s Tennis Wins Home Opener Against Grand CanyonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team hosted Grand Canyon Friday night in what was their first win of 2017. The Lumberjacks dominated the court 5-2, winning in doubles and only dropping two singles matches. The 'Jacks are now 1-2 so far this season.
NAU's Guards Can't Carry 'Jacks Past Montana StateBOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team played a strong third quarter to cut their halftime deficit, but strong scoring games by their backcourt were nullified by a well-balanced team performance by Montana State in an 86-69 loss Thursday night. The Bobcats had five players score at least 10 points to offset 59 combined points from redshirt junior Olivia Lucero, senior Rene Coggins and freshman Raina Perez.
Weekend Split for the NAU Track & Field TeamFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the first true road test of the indoor season, the Northern Arizona University track & field team will split the squad this weekend and send a majority of its athletes to the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., while a few distance runners will compete at the Iowa State Classic in Des Moines, Iowa.
NAU Men’s Tennis Heads to California to Take on San Diego State and UC IrvineFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will head to Southern California this weekend to take on San Diego State and UC Irvine Feb. 10 and Feb. 12, respectively. The Lumberjacks are coming off of two tough matchups and are 0-2 on the season after a 4-2 loss against BYU and a 5-1 loss against Utah.
NAU Women’s Tennis Home Opener Against Grand Canyon This FridayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team will host Grand Canyon University Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. This will be the first home match of the season for the Lumberjacks. NAU is coming off of a full week of practice after not having to compete last weekend. The Lumberjacks have played in two matches so far going 0-2 against UC Davis and Arizona.
Former Lumberjack Quinton Upshur Finding Overseas SuccessFormer Northern Arizona guard Quinton Upshur is finding success playing overseas. Upshur has most recently found a home with BC Luelea of Sweden, helping his squad to a current first-place ranking in the latest standings with an 18-4 overall record.
NAU Puts Home Win Streak on the Line Against the MontanasFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Having won its last three games at home, Northern Arizona (6-18, 3-8 BSC) puts its win streak on the line this week at the Walkup Skydome. NAU’s first match-up is versus Montana State (11-13, 6-5 BSC) this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s game pins the Lumberjacks against Montana (11-13, 6-5 BSC) at 7:30 p.m.
'Jacks Look to Turn Fortunes Around at Montana State, MontanaFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team will look to turn things around on the road this week starting with a Thursday tip-off at Montana State at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks will then travel to Montana for a Saturday game slated for a 2 p.m. start as the Big Sky Tournament in Reno inches closer in a month.
Two Lumberjacks Earn "Athlete of the Week" AccoladesOGDEN, Utah – For the third time in four weeks, Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen garnered the Big Sky “Women’s Field Athlete of the Week,” while teammate Paige Gilchrist joined her with the “Women’s Track Athlete of Week” honor announced Monday afternoon.
NAU Men’s Tennis Drops Tough Loss to UtahSALT LAKE CITY, Utah — After a close match against Brigham Young University Saturday, the NAU Men’s Tennis team dropped their second match of the season to Utah with a final score of 5-1. It was a tough matchup between the two opponents, but the Lumberjacks come out of the weekend 0-2.
NAU Men's Tennis Falls to BYU in First Match of SeasonPROVO, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men's tennis team fell to No. 61 Brigham Young University with a final score of 2-4 in their first match of the season. The Lumberjacks are now 0-1 before taking on Utah Sunday, Feb. 5.
Lucero Drops 27 Points as NAU Falls to Weber State, 75-64FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Redshirt junior Olivia Lucero and sophomore Kaleigh Paplow terrorized Weber State early and provided the Northern Arizona women's basketball team with a first quarter lead that would not hold as the Wildcats came back to win, 75-64, Saturday night in the Walkup Skydome. Lucero finished with 27 points – the most by a Lumberjack this season in the loss as NAU fell to 6-16 overall.
Lumberjacks Battle Hard at Weber State, Fall 86-80OGDEN, Utah – The senior duo of Ako Kaluna and Jordyn Martin carried Northern Arizona on the road tonight in Ogden, Utah, as the Lumberjacks fell to Big Sky leader Weber State, 86-80, at the Dee Events Center.