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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 10, 2014
Lumberjacks Host Sun Devils on Saturday in Spring Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team welcomes Arizona State to the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday for their final match of the spring season. Fans are encouraged to attend as the match will be open to the public with free admission for all in attendance. The match will begin at 11:30 a.m.

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

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

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

April 9, 2014
'Jacks Lead WAC With 19 Winter All-Academic Awards
DENVER, Colo. – The Western Athletic Conference honored 19 swimming & diving student-athletes on Wednesday for their outstanding work in the classroom with the 2014 Winter All-Academic awards. The Lumberjacks led all WAC swimming & diving institutions – eight women teams and seven men teams – with their 19 honorees as no other program had more than 16.

April 9, 2014
Amanda Frost's Talents Shine Bright in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In her first step towards pursuing a post-collegiate basketball career, Amanda Frost seized her opportunity and took full advantage of it at the Nashville Women's International Showcase last weekend. Over the two-day combine, Frost ascended to the cream of the crop and displayed her abilities in front of professional basketball evaluators from both in the states and overseas.

April 8, 2014
NAU Spring Football – Practice Report - Week 3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With one scrimmage down and Northern Arizona nearing the halfway point of its spring practice schedule, the Lumberjacks are working hard and getting ready for another successful season in the Big Sky Conference.

April 8, 2014
Rough Shooting Plagues NAU Golf, Eyes Set on Big Sky Tournament
YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team completed play at the Gold Rush tournament hosted by Long Beach State. The Lumberjacks finished 11th overall, shooting rounds of 321, 331 and 318.

April 8, 2014
NAU Track & Field Garners Pair of Weekly Awards
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona’s Melanie Townsend and Caleb Hoover were named women’s and men’s track AOTW, respectively.

April 8, 2014
2013-14 NAU Swim & Dive Recap - Nothing Short of a Title
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A season that culminates in a championship will always be remembered as a successful one. But when a team is thrown as many obstacles as the Northern Arizona swimming & diving squad dealt with on their way to the first Western Athletic Conference championship in program history, the 2013-14 season is even sweeter.

April 8, 2014
Hailey Rochin Earns Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team went 2-1 on the road this past weekend with two wins against conference opponents, Weber State and Idaho State. Hailey Rochin was a key contributor as she went unbeaten in singles play this weekend and helped NAU clinch a spot in this year’s Big Sky Championships and as a result, Rochin has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

April 8, 2014
NAU Soccer Giving Back to the Community
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team is taking their success on the field and passing their knowledge down to the young soccer generation through a free youth clinic led by head coach Andre Luciano and his squad. Tonight will be the second clinic in a week’s span that the team will host for the boys and girls in the Flagstaff community.

April 8, 2014
Spring Football - Breaking Down the Special Teams
During the 2014 season, the NAU football team will have to deal with the losses of some key players, in all aspects of the game. On the special teams front, the Lumberjacks start their spring season without Andy Wilder, who has been one of the best kickers/punters in the nation over the past couple of years.

April 7, 2014
NAU Golf Facing Early Struggles
YORBA LINDA, Calif. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team completed day one of competition at the Gold Rush tournament hosted by Long Beach State. The Lumberjacks face some early struggles as the group's performance leave them in 11th place going into the final round of play.

April 7, 2014
Final Stretch for NAU Golf
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team will compete at the Gold Rush tournament this weekend in Yorba Linda, Calif. The Lumberjacks will compete against the likes of Boston College, Cal Poly, Cal St. Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Gonzaga, Idaho, San Francisco, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and host team Long Beach State

April 6, 2014
Despite Loss at Utah State, Lumberjacks Clinch A Spot in Big Sky Championship
LOGAN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team closed out its three-match road trip traveling back to the state of Utah to face Utah State and the Aggies ended the Lumberjack’s two-match winning streak as NAU suffered a 4-1 loss.

April 6, 2014
NAU Takes Down Big Sky Champs Sac State 4-3
SEDONA, Ariz. – Last season, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team fell to the Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, 4-3 in Sacramento and the roles were reversed this season in Sedona as the Lumberjacks took down the Hornets 4-3 for the Lumberjacks' final home match this season.

April 6, 2014
Two in a Row For NAU After 4-0 Victory Over ISU
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued its road trip as they traveled to Pocatello to face Idaho State. The Lumberjacks were able to carry the momentum from yesterday’s match with Weber State into today’s match and the Lumberjacks walked away with the 5-0 victory over the Bengals to improve to 6-2 in the Big Sky.

April 5, 2014
Women’s Tennis Picks up 4-1 Victory Over Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – After a weather delay in Ogden, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced off against Weber State and the Lumberjacks picked up four wins in singles play as NAU was able to come away with the 4-1 victory over the Wildcats.

April 4, 2014
NAU Track & Field Ready to Go the Distance
STANFORD, Calif. - Northern Arizona University's track & field team competed at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. NAU's distance group found some great success as 10 athletes qualified for the conference championships.

April 4, 2014
Lumberjacks Take Down Lopes 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team faced off against in-state rival Grand Canyon for the team’s final non-conference match and the Lumberjacks were able to come away with the 4-3 win over the Lopes.

April 4, 2014
Soccer is Back in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Soccer is back in Flagstaff for the first time in six months as the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team hosts three spring matches this weekend against New Mexico, Embry Riddle and Sedona FC.

April 4, 2014
Women’s Tennis Hits the Road for Three Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After playing their last five matches in Arizona, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out on the road for two Big Sky matches against Weber State and Idaho State. The Lumberjacks will also face their last non-conference opponent in Utah State to close out the road trip.

April 3, 2014
Frost's Next Step to Nashville for Combine Showcase
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Amanda Frost, the school’s single-season scoring record holder, will take her talents to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend in pursuit of her potential professional career on the hardwood. Frost will showcase her abilities at the 2014 Nashville Women’s International Showcase during the NCAA Women’s Final Four this Saturday and Sunday in front of scouts from both the WNBA and overseas in addition to FIBA agents, clubs and general managers.

April 3, 2014
Johanna Nilsson No. 6 on the Big Sky Conference 25 Greatest Moments
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has been releasing a list of the "25 Greatest Female Moments" in conference history in celebration of the 25th anniversary of women's athletics in the Big Sky. Former NAU track & field and cross country great, Johanna Nilsson is ranked sixth on the list.

April 3, 2014
Men's Basketball Season Recap
The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team created their own path this season, as it defeated the odds and finished tied for second in the Big Sky standings after being picked to finished seventh and ninth by the media and conference head coaches.

April 3, 2014
Lumberjacks Earn Top-25 National Ranking to Finish Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning their first Western Athletic Conference championship in program history, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team finished the 2013-14 season ranked No. 25 in the final CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Poll. The Lumberjacks earned a total of 939.56 points to earn their national ranking.

April 3, 2014
Men’s Tennis Get Ready for Final Home Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will play their final home matches of this season this weekend against in-state rival Grand Canyon and the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State.

April 3, 2014
NAU Athletics April Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jacquie LeMarr of the golf team and Brian Shrader of the track & field team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of April.

April 2, 2014
Student-Athletes Gain Professional Insight at Career Fair
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Monday night, the NAU Academic Department in conjunction with Career Athletes hosted the first ever Career Fair at the Rolle Activity Center. A total of 168 student-athletes participated in the event and gained valuable knowledge from a total of 14 vendors to use in their post-collegiate professional endeavors.

April 2, 2014
Stanford Invitational Next Up for NAU Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team is slated to compete at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. NAU will travel members of its distance group to compete against some of the nation’s most elite distance athletes.

April 2, 2014
Kaitlen Parsons Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s Kaitlen Parsons has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week after tying for fourth place at the Mountain View Intercollegiate.

April 2, 2014
Volleyball Heads to Albuquerque to Open Spring
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team opens their brief spring schedule this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M. at the New Mexico Spring Tournament with four matches on Saturday. The Lumberjacks will play host New Mexico in addition to West Texas A&M and Adams State with their first match of the day against UNM alums at 9 a.m. Flagstaff time.

April 2, 2014
Soccer Releases 2014 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer 2014 schedule has been released with the Lumberjacks playing in 19 matches.

April 1, 2014
NAU Spring Football – Practice Report - Week 2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four practices into spring ball and the Northern Arizona football team is continuing to work hard to be prepared for the upcoming season. The Lumberjacks have a total of 15 practices scheduled for the fall, as they look to compete once again for the Big Sky Conference title in the fall.

April 1, 2014
Swim & Dive Named CSCAA Scholar-All-American Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team was once again recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their outstanding work in the classroom as they were named a CSCAA Scholar All-American Team for the 2013 fall semester. The Lumberjacks posted a team GPA of 3.36 for the semester.

April 1, 2014
NAU Track & Field's Stuart Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Southern Utah’s Shaye Maurer-Springall and Mike Tate were named women’s and men’s track AOTW, while Northern Arizona’s Lauren Stuart and Eastern Washington’s Jordan Arakawa were named women’s and men’s field AOTW.

March 31, 2014
Spring Football - Breaking Down the Defense
Losing NAU's all-time leading rusher, Zach Bauman, is one thing. When you lose eight starters on defense, it's another. For head coach Jerome Souers and defensive coordinator Andy Thompson, that's what they must face entering the 2014 season.

March 30, 2014
Women’s Tennis Drops 7-0 Match to Idaho
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team welcomed future Big Sky Conference opponent Idaho to Sedona for one of the Lumberjack’s final non-conference matchups and the Vandals dismantled the Lumberjacks as Idaho cruised to the 7-0 shutout.

March 30, 2014
Lumberjacks Drop Match to Griz 6-1
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis faced the University of Montana in a big time conference matchup. The Griz were able to come away with five singles wins as Montana defeated Northern Arizona 6-1.

March 29, 2014
NAU Golf Rallies Back From Rough Start
TUCSON, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team completed competition at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational. NAU finished in ninth place shooting rounds of 305, 292 and 294 during the weekend.

March 29, 2014
NAU Track & Field Rising to the Challenge
AUSTIN, Texas – Northern Arizona University's track & field team completed its final day of competition at the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The Lumberjacks were stellar in the men's and women's high jump to close out the weekend.

March 28, 2014
Late Day Surge Powers NAU Golf
TUCSON, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team completed day one of competition at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational. NAU finished the day tied for eighth place shooting rounds of 305 and 292 through the first two rounds of play.

March 28, 2014
Track & Field Shines in the Lone Star State
AUSTIN, Texas – Northern Arizona University's track & field team completed its second day of competition at the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The Lumberjacks found a great deal of success in a variety of events.

March 27, 2014
Lopez Lomong No. 7 on Big Sky Greatest Male Athlete List
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference named former NAU great Lopez Lomong its seventh greatest male athlete in conference history. The Big Sky has been recognizing great athletes and events in Big Sky history in celebration of its 50th and 25th anniversary in men's and women's athletics, respectively.

March 28, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set to Take on Griz at Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has been playing great tennis of lately and after going 2-1 last weekend with wins against Northern Colorado and Air Force, the Lumberjacks will take that momentum into a crucial Big Sky match against the University of Montana.

March 28, 2014
Women’s Tennis to Host Future Big Sky Opponent Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will take a break from conference play this week as they face future Big Sky opponent Idaho. The Lumberjacks will play at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona where the women are undefeated this season.

March 26, 2014
Stuart Stellar for Lumberjack Track & Field
AUSTIN, Texas – Northern Arizona University's track & field team completed its first day of competition at the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The Lumberjacks proved they could keep up with some of the best athletes the country has to offer.

March 27, 2014
2013-14 NAU Women's Hoops Recap - The Foundation is Set
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Second-year head coach Sue Darling had a tall task ahead of her heading into the 2013-14 season. The Northern Arizona women's basketball team returned just three players from their squad a year ago and they were picked to finish 10th out of 11 teams in the preseason Big Sky poll. Although the Lumberjacks finished shy of their goal of reaching the Big Sky Championships, this season proved to be another step in the right direction under Darling's tutelage.

March 26, 2014
Weekend Trip Down the Mountain for NAU Golf
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team will compete at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational this weekend. The two-day tournament will be held at the Mountain View Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz., beginning on Mar. 29.

March 26, 2014
Lumberjack Football Adds Abilene Christian to 2014 Slate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team has announced the addition of Abilene Christian to their 2014 schedule. NAU’s addition of Abilene Christian gives the Lumberjacks a 12-game fall schedule; seven on the road and five at home.

March 25, 2014
New Faces All Around …Spring Football Has Arrived
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Today marked the beginning of the 2014 season for Northern Arizona football as they completed the first day of spring practice. The Lumberjacks battled the cool, but sunny weather for two hours as they got adjusted to what the team will begin to look like come fall.

March 25, 2014
Spring Football - Breaking Down the Offense
For the first time in four years, the Northern Arizona football team will go into their spring season without running back Zach Bauman, who finished his collegiate career last season as NAU's all-time leading rusher and one of the best players in NAU history.

March 25, 2014
NAU Track & Field Taking Its Talents to Austin
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will travel to Austin, Texas this weekend for their second road trip of the outdoor season. The Lumberjacks are set to compete at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The meet will feature some of the top collegiate and professional athletes and will serve as a great test for NAU.

March 25, 2014
Kester Black Claims Player of the Week Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an excellent weekend for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team, junior Kester Black has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 25, 2014
'Jacks Sweep Big Sky Track & Field Weekly Awards
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona University's track & field team swept the awards for the week.

March 24, 2014
NAU Football Opens Spring Practice on Tuesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will begin spring practice on Tuesday, March 25. Tuesday marks the first of 15 scheduled practices for NAU this spring, as the Lumberjacks begin preparation for the 2014 season.

March 24, 2014
Lumberjacks Fall to Ducks 4-1 in Tempe
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team traveled to Tempe for its last match this season at the Whiteman Tennis Center as they faced Oregon. The Ducks were able to come away with the doubles point and the Lumberjacks fell to Oregon 4-1.

March 23, 2014
Lumberjacks Drop Close Match to Griz 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team battled against the University of Montana in Flagstaff and the Griz were able to come away with a tough 4-3 victory to snap the Lumberjacks three-match winning streak.

March 22, 2014
Business as Usual for NAU Track & Field
IRVINE, Calif. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed the final day of competition at the Spring Break Invitational. The team found great success across the board thanks to some very strong performances.

March 22, 2014
UNLV Snaps Lumberjacks Winning Streak
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team closed out this week’s play on the road in Las Vegas against UNLV. The Lumberjacks took just one singles match to three sets and the Rebels took down Northern Arizona 6-1 to end the Lumberjacks four-match winning streak.

March 21, 2014
Hot Start to the Spring for NAU Track & Field
IRVINE, Calif. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed day one of competition at the Spring Break Invitational. Lauren Stuart highlighted the Lumberjack’s day with a lifetime-best performance in the women’s hammer throw.

March 21, 2014
Lumberjacks Continue Hot Streak & Defeat Air Force 4-3
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After winning three straight matches in Sedona, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team took their three match winning streak to Las Vegas for two matches this weekend beginning with Air Force. After dropping the doubles point, the Lumberjacks stormed back with four singles wins and the Lumberjacks pulled out the 4-3 victory over Air Force.

March 20, 2014
Lumberjack Track & Field to Open Up Outdoor Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's track & field team will open up its outdoor season this weekend. The team will travel to Irvine, Calif., to compete at the Spring Break Collegiate Invitational hosted by UC Irvine. Also competing this weekend will be CSU Fullerton, Cal Poly, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Long Beach State and Fresno State.

March 19, 2014
Lumberjacks Dominate Northern Colorado in 6-1 Win
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Lumberjacks have been playing stellar tennis in Sedona this past week and it continued today as the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team was able to defeat Northern Colorado 6-1 for its third straight win in the Big Sky.

March 19, 2014
NAU Track & Field Expected to Sweep Conference Championships
OGDEN, Utah - The Northern Arizona University men and women topped the 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Preseason coaches' poll. In a vote by the 11 Big Sky Conference head coaches, Northern Arizona's men were an unanimous choice to win the men's championship tallying 121 points.

March 19, 2014
Three in a Row for NAU After 5-2 Win Over UNC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued its winning ways in the Big Sky as they defeated Northern Colorado 5-2 for the Lumberjacks third straight win.

March 18, 2014
Locci Goes Unbeaten & Earns Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After grabbing two wins in the Big Sky, Northern Arizona men’s tennis freshman, Alexandre Locci has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 18, 2014
Lumberjacks Gear Up for Two Big Sky Matches in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning their last two Big Sky matches, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will take its two-match winning streak and face Big Sky opponents Northern Colorado and Montana at Continental Country Club.

March 18, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set for Three Matches in Four Days
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning two-matches in Sedona last week, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will take its two-match winning streak and face Northern Colorado, Air Force and UNLV this week.

March 17, 2014
All-American Performances for Track & Field's Shrader and Laszczak
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the list of student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-America honors for the 2014 indoor season based on their performance at this past weekend’s NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

March 15, 2014
NAU Track & Field Shines in National Spotlight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Northern Arizona University track & field's Lauren Laszczak and Brian Shrader competed on the final day of competition at the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Laszczak finished 10th in the women's high jump and Shrader finished eighth in the men's 3000m run.

March 15, 2014
Two in a Row for Lumberjacks after 5-0 Win Over UND
SEDONA, Ariz. – The first Northern Arizona tennis double header was a successful one for the Lumberjacks as the men’s tennis team closed out the double header with a 5-0 win over North Dakota for the Lumberjacks' second straight win.

March 15, 2014
Lumberjacks Take Down North Dakota 6-1
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team played its first match in Sedona this season against Big Sky opponent North Dakota who went into the match on a two-match winning streak in the Big Sky but the Lumberjacks put a stop to that as Northern Arizona was able to come away with the 6-1 win over North Dakota.

March 14, 2014
Experience Gained by NAU Track & Field's Shrader
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Northern Arizona University track & field's Brian Shrader competed on day one of the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Shrader finished 11th in the men's 5000m run with a time of 14:21.11.

March 14, 2014
Jackson Advances to Zone 3-Meter Finals, Finishes 15th
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore Chelsea Jackson earned her second NCAA Zone finals qualifier in as many years on Friday, finishing 15th overall on the 3-meter springboard on Day 2 of the NCAA Zone E Meet. Jackson improved a total of 27 spots from her 42nd-place finish on 3-meter a year ago.

March 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis Hosts North Dakota in Sedona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After snapping its seven-match losing streak last weekend in Washington, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will look to carry that momentum into Saturday’s crucial Big Sky matchup against North Dakota in Sedona.

March 13, 2014
NAU Comeback Falls Short in Quarterfinals of Big Sky Tournament
OGDEN, Utah – The third-seeded Northern Arizona (15-17) men’s basketball team left it all on the floor tonight, but it’s comeback fell just short as No. 6 seed Northern Colorado (18-12) was able to pull off the upset. The Bears led by as many as 20 points in the second half, and yet NAU had a chance to tie or win it at the buzzer. Northern Colorado was able to escape with the 62-60 victory over NAU at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Utah.

March 13, 2014
Lumberjacks Sweep Montana State 4-0 For First Big Sky Win
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team played its first home match of the season against Big Sky Conference opponent Montana State. The match was moved to Enchantment Resort in Sedona due to weather conditions in Flagstaff and the Lumberjacks swept the Bobcats for the 4-0 victory and Northern Arizona’s first win in the Big Sky this season.

March 13, 2014
Geiger Shines for NAU on First Day of NCAA Zone Meet
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Freshman Alexa Geiger made quite the splash in her first NCAA Zone appearance on Thursday, finishing 22nd overall out of 61 divers in 1-meter competition. Geiger finished four spots out of the top-18 qualifying spots for the finals and led three Northern Arizona divers on the first day of the NCAA Zone E meet at Air Force's Cadet Natatorium.

March 13, 2014
Frost Earns All-American Status from College Sports Madness
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two first team all-conference selections this week, senior Amanda Frost can now add All-American next to her name as College Sports Madness named her to its Mid-Major All-American Fourth Team on Thursday.

March 12, 2014
NAU Track & Field Ready for the National Stage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track and field program is coming off a very successful indoor season, sweeping the Big Sky Championships on both the men’s and women’s side. Brian Shrader and Lauren Laszczak’s performance this season garnered them a bid to the indoor national championships this weekend. The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held in Albuquerque, N.M., beginning on Friday, March 14.

March 12, 2014
Men’s Tennis Set for First Home Matches of the Season
FLAGSTAFF. Ariz. – After nearly two months of play, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will finally play its first home matches of the season this week against Montana State and North Dakota. The Lumberjacks will look to snap their three-match losing streak against Montana State on Thursday in Sedona.

March 12, 2014
Jackson, Smithberg, Geiger to Compete at NCAA Zone Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two weeks after helping the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team win their first WAC Championship in program history, three of the team's five divers will compete at the NCAA Zone E Diving meet this Thursday through Saturday. Senior Gwen Smithberg, sophomore Chelsea Jackson and freshman Alexa Geiger travel to the Air Force Academy's Cadet Natatorium with hopes of qualifying for next week's NCAA Championships.

March 12, 2014
Women's Basketball Trio Honored by College Sports Madness
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The all-conference awards continue to roll in for senior Amanda Frost, junior Erikka Banks and freshman Brittani Lusain as the Northern Arizona women's basketball trio was honored by College Sports Madness on Wednesday. The website's Big Sky All-Conference honors come two days after the three Lumberjacks were rewarded by the Big Sky Conference office for their play this season.

March 12, 2014
Upshur and Dixon Named to College Sports Madness All-Big Sky Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior transfers Quinton Upshur and Aaseem Dixon were named to the College Sports Madness Big Sky All-Conference Teams, announced today by the website. It is the first CSM honor of both of their careers.

March 11, 2014
Lumberjack Men’s Basketball to Face Northern Colorado in First Round of Big Sky Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball will open up the 2014 Big Sky Tournament against No. 6 Northern Colorado. The first round game will be held at the Dee Events Center on the campus of Weber State. Tip-off versus the Bears is set for 3:30 p.m. Arizona time.

March 11, 2014
NAU Athletics March Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Becky Russell of the swimming & diving team and Gus Margiotta of the track & field team are featured in Lumberjack Academics’ monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of March.

March 11, 2014
Women’s Tennis Vang Claims Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –After going 6-0 last weekend and ending the Northern Arizona women’s tennis losing skid, the Lumberjacks Johanna Vang has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 10, 2014
Quinton Upshur Named Big Sky Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona junior transfer Quinton Upshur was named the 2014 Big Sky Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year, along with earning first team honors, the league office announced today. Senior forward Max Jacobsen received honorable mention accolades.

March 10, 2014
Frost, Banks Earn All-Big Sky, Lusain Voted Outstanding Frosh
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team collected three honors on Monday with the announcement of the Big Sky Women's Basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners as voted on by the league's head coaches. Senior Amanda Frost was voted as a member of the All-Big Sky First Team while junior Erikka Banks was named Honorable Mention. Freshman Brittani Lusain earned the conference's Outstanding Freshman award.

March 9, 2014
NAU Golf Fifth at Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team completed play at the Rio Verde Invitational this weekend. NAU finished tied for fifth place with Western Michigan after shooting rounds of 304, 314 and 303.

March 9, 2014
NAU Men’s Hoops Draws Northern Colorado in the First Round of the Big Sky Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 3 Northern Arizona men’s basketball will play No. 6 Northern Colorado in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. The tournament is hosted by Weber State in Ogden, Utah and is set to begin on Thursday, March 13. The Lumberjacks will play the Bears at 4:30 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.

March 8, 2014
Lumberjack Golf Facing Some Adversity in Rio Verde
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team completed day two of competition at the Rio Verde Invitational. The Lumberjacks sit in seventh place posting rounds of 304 and 314 thus far.

March 8, 2014
Men’s Basketball Downs Montana to Capture the Third Seed in the Big Sky Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team trumped Montana 67-47 in their regular season finale to complete the season sweep of the Grizzlies. The win gave the Lumberjacks the No. 3 seed in next week’s Big sky Conference Tournament.

March 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Snap Losing Skid with 5-1 Win Against EWU
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team was able to win its second straight doubles point in two matches and the Lumberjacks were able to defeat Eastern Washington 5-2 to snap its seven-match losing skid.

March 8, 2014
Women's Hoops Drops Season Finale in Montana, 83-66
MISSOULA, Mont. – Senior Amanda Frost and freshman Brittani Lusain each scored 25 points and junior Raven Anderson ripped down a career-high 18 rebounds, but the Northern Arizona women's basketball team could not overcome a halftime deficit in an 83-66 season finale loss to Montana Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks finish the season 9-20 overall, a one-game improvement from last season, and 6-14 within the Big Sky Conference.

March 7, 2014
Parsons and LeMarr Impressive for NAU Golf
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team completed day one of competition at the Rio Verde Invitational. The Lumberjacks finished tied for seventh place as a team after posting a round of 304 to start the tournament.

March 7, 2014
Vang Goes Unbeaten in 5-2 Loss to Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team played its second match this week traveling to the Pacific Northwest to face Gonzaga University who earned its first ever ITA ranking. The Bulldogs went into the match ranked as the 72nd best team in the nation and all throughout the match, the Lumberjacks competed against Gonzaga but the Bulldogs pulled out the 5-2 win over the Lumberjacks.

March 7, 2014
Bold and Gold Senior Day Set for Saturday Against Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (14-16, 11-8 Big Sky) men’s basketball welcomes Montana (17-11, 12-17 Big Sky) on Saturday, March 8 for a Bold and Gold Senior Day. Tip-off versus the Griz is set for 3 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Frost Nets 38 Points in NAU's Loss at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and 49 percent for the game, but the Lumberjacks fell victim to a Montana State that was firing on all cylinders in a 99-85 decision. With the loss, the Lumberjacks were eliminated from contention for a Big Sky Championship berth and will wrap up their season on Saturday at Montana. NAU falls to 9-19 overall, 6-13 in conference play with one game to play.

March 6, 2014
Defensive Stops Help NAU Top Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's men's basketball team hosted Montana State in Big Sky Conference matchup at the J.L. Walkup Skydome. NAU defeated Montana State 61-48 as the team was able to dominate the game defensively and on the glass winning the rebound battle 38 to 19.

March 6, 2014
NAU Golf Set to Compete at Rio Verde Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team will travel this weekend to compete at the Rio Verde Invitational. The tournament is slated to begin March 7th concluding on March 9th.

March 5, 2014
Former Lumberjacks Shine on Pro Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There were approximately 10 NFL scouts on the Northern Arizona University campus Wednesday morning for pro day. The former Lumberjack players went through various testing drills during the three-hour workout in Flagstaff.

March 5, 2014
LeMarr Named Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s Jacquie LeMarr has been named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week after taking first place at the Red Rocks Invitational.

March 4, 2014
Lumberjacks Struggle Against Western Michigan 6-1
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team struggles continued when they traveled down to Tempe to face Western Michigan and were a handed a 6-1 loss by the Broncos. This is the first of three matches this week Northern Arizona will play on the road.

March 4, 2014
Women's Hoops Needs Sweep in Montana for Big Sky Bid
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team hits the road for the final time this season, heading to the state of Montana needing a sweep and some help to get into the position for the final spot in the Big Sky Championships. The Lumberjacks will play at Montana State on Thursday and at Montana on Saturday in the final week of the regular season, currently two wins outside the top-seven qualifying teams.

March 4, 2014
NAU Set to Host Montana State and Montana in Key Big Sky Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (13-16, 10-8 Big Sky) men’s basketball has a tough slate ahead as they host Montana State and Montana in the final regular season games of the season. The Lumberjacks will play the Bobcats (14-15, 9-9 Big Sky) on Thursday, March 6. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, the Lumberjacks will face Montana (16-11, 11-7 Big Sky) for Bold and Gold Senior Day.

March 4, 2014
Heins Garners Pair of Big Sky Coach of the Year Awards
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s Eric Heins has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. The 2014 recipient was chosen in a vote by the league’s coaches earlier this week.

March 3, 2014
Lumberjacks Set For Three Matches Beginning in Tempe
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will look to rebound after taking the weekend off from play and begin a three-match week beginning in Phoenix against Western Michigan. The Lumberjacks will then head out on the road for a match against Gonzaga on Mar. 7 and then the Lumberjacks will close out the trip facing Big Sky opponent Eastern Washington.

March 3, 2014
Quinton Upshur Named Mid-Major and Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona junior guard Quinton Upshur has been named the Big Sky Player of the Week, announced today by the league office. Upshur has also been recognized as the College Sports Madness Mid-Major and Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 2, 2014
Record Breaking Weekend for Lumberjack Golf
SEDONA, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team hosted the Red Rocks Invitational at the Oak Creek Country Club this past weekend. During the tournament there were some very impressive performances displayed by a number of athletes. NAU finished tied for second with Sacramento State as they both were edged out by an impressive Xavier team.

March 1, 2014
'Jacks Pull Away for First Ever WAC Title, Johns Named WAC COY
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Riding a pair of top-three sweeps in the 1650 freestyle and 200 breaststroke as well as all four divers scoring points among a host of other highlights, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team captured their first ever Western Athletic Conference championship in program history on Saturday running away with the title. Postmeet, Head Coach Andy Johns was named the WAC's Coach of the Year for the second time in his NAU tenure.

March 1, 2014
Men’s Basketball Upsets Big Sky Leader Weber State in Overtime
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona (13-16, 10-8 Big Sky) took down Big Sky leader Weber State (16-10, 13-5 Big Sky) on the road tonight, 73-71. The Lumberjacks handed the Wildcats their first conference home loss this season, snapping a league record 27 straight home wins. Junior forward Quinton Upshur hit the game winning shot to sink Weber State. The win snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Wildcats.

March 2, 2014
Locci Picks Up Win In Loss to Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis squad wrapped up its first Big Sky road trip of the season in Ogden to face Weber State who went into the season picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky Conference. The Wildcats were able to sweep all three doubles matches and Weber State cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Lumberjacks.

March 1, 2014
Wildcats Spoil Lumberjacks, Frost's Senior Day, 74-73
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team (9-18, 6-12 Big Sky) led by as much as 13 with 5:02 left in the game, but Weber State spoiled Senior Day for the Lumberjacks stealing a 74-73 decision Saturday night. The Wildcats' Kalie Matthews hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds to send NAU to a loss in its home finale.

February 28, 2014
LeMarr Leads the Way for Lumberjack Golf
SEDONA, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team hosted day one of the Red Rocks Invitational at the Oak Creek Country Club. The Lumberjacks finished the day in fourth place led by newcomer Jacquie LeMarr's record-breaking performance.

March 1, 2014
Jacks Chop Down Indoor Championships
POCATELLO, Idaho – Northern Arizona University's track & field team completed competition at the Big Sky Indoor Championships. The Lumberjacks took home both the men's and women's championships thanks to some clutch performances by a number of athletes. NAU swept the conference championships taking the men's and women's championships back to Flagstaff scoring in all but seven events throughout the weekend.

March 1, 2014
NAU Drops 4-3 Match to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team traveled to Pocatello to face Idaho State in the Lumberjacks first Big Sky match of the season. Northern Arizona came away with three wins in singles play but doubles play hurt the Lumberjacks as Idaho State was able to pull out the 4-3 win over the Lumberjacks.

February 28, 2014
Stage is Set for Lumberjack Track & Field
POCATELLO, Idaho – Northern Arizona University's track & field program completed both day one and two of competition at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships. The Lumberjacks found a great deal of success on both the men's and women's side as they look to bring home a pair of Big Sky titles.

February 28, 2014
'Jacks Place 10 in Top-8, Head into Final Day Atop at WAC
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Headlined by silver medal finishes by sophomore Kendall Brown in the 400 IM and senior Jordan Burnes in the 100 breaststroke, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team had their best day in San Antonio so far this week on Friday, placing 10 swimmers in the top-eight of the five individual events. Behind their superb showing on day three, the Lumberjacks will head into the final day of competition with a 476-457 lead over Idaho at the WAC Swimming & Diving Championships.

February 28, 2014
Amanda Frost's Heart & Points Rivaled by None
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It would have been easy to give in after her scholarship fell through at Hampton University. It would have been even easier to give in after breaking her kneecap just weeks before the start of her junior season. But that is not within Amanda Frost and that drive has elevated her to one of the greatest seasons in Northern Arizona women's basketball history.

February 28, 2014
Lumberjack Golf to Host Red Rocks Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team will host the Red Rocks Invitational this weekend in Sedona, Ariz. This weekend will mark the ninth time the tournament will be held dating back to 2006.

February 27, 2014
NAU Maintains First Halfway Through WAC Championships
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team maintained their spot atop the leaderboard, albeit by a small margin, at the WAC Swimming & Diving Championships following a successful night session to cap off the second day of competition. With 273 points, the Lumberjacks are six points ahead of Idaho halfway through the four-day meet and placed six athletes in the top-five of Thursday’s individual events.

February 27, 2014
Women's Basketball Falls Short to Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team fought until the end with their backs against the wall, but could not ultimately overcome a three-point deficit with 1:15 to play. Idaho State pulled out a nail biter, 72-65, Thursday night in the Skydome in a pivotal Big Sky Conference matchup for both teams. The Lumberjacks fell to 9-17 overall and 6-11 in league play and will need to win out to keep their postseason hopes alive.

February 27, 2014
Men’s Basketball Claws Its Way Past Idaho State, 66-65
POCATELLO, Idaho – It was another hard fought battle between Northern Arizona (12-16, 9-8 Big Sky) and Idaho State 10-16, 7-10 Big Sky), but it was the Lumberjacks who came out on top with the 66-65 victory at Reed Arena tonight. The win gives NAU a season sweep over the Bengals, as it snaps a three-game losing streak for the Lumberjacks.

February 27, 2014
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Volunteer with Winter Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last Friday and Saturday, the Northern Arizona football, volleyball and soccer teams volunteered with the Special Olympics Winter Games here in Flagstaff at a variety of locations. In all, 25 student-athletes volunteered a total of 94.5 hours over the two days.

February 27, 2014
Soccer Set to Play in Eight Spring Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will begin their spring schedule this Saturday as they are set to play Grand Canyon and BYU down in Phoenix in two of eight matches this spring.

February 27, 2014
Men’s Tennis Kicks Off Big Sky Play in Pocatello
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After seven tough non-conference matches, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will head out on the road for their first Big Sky road trip this season against Idaho State and Weber State beginning on Saturday, Mar. 1 in Pocatello.

February 26, 2014
NAU Wraps Up Day One of WAC Championships Tied for First
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – All four NAU divers scored in the first of three diving events this week and the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team capped off a solid first day at the WAC Championships with a thrilling third-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The Lumberjacks finished Thursday’s competition at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center squared up atop the scoreboard with Idaho with 106 points.

February 26, 2014
Ninety-Eight NAU Student-Athletes Named to AD Honor Roll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the fall 2013 semester, 98 Northern Arizona University student-athletes were named to the AD Honor Roll. The AD Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes with cumulative GPAs of 3.50 or better.

February 26, 2014
NAU Golf's McKee Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s Brittany McKee has earned the Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week after tying for first place at the Grand Canyon Spring Invitational.

February 26, 2014
Championship Season for Lumberjack Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will travel to Pocatello, Idaho to compete at the Big Sky Indoor Championships this weekend. The meet will be hosted by Idaho State and marks the 14th time the Bengals will host.

February 25, 2014
'Jacks Shoot Their Way to a First Place Finish
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team completed play at the Grand Canyon Invitational. The Lumberjacks ended up sharing victory with Santa Clara University as the two teams finished tied for first place.

February 25, 2014
NAU Hosts Idaho State, Weber State in Final Home Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Needing a win to remain in the hunt for a Big Sky Championship tournament bid, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team posted a historic shooting day to defeat Northern Colorado last Saturday. This week, the Lumberjacks return home for their final homestand of the season, first hosting Idaho State on Thursday before Senior Day on Saturday versus Weber State. Both games will tip off at 6:30 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome and will be the final two home contests for senior Amanda Frost.

February 25, 2014
'Jacks on Quest to Win First WAC Title in San Antonio
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has finished runner-up at the Western Athletic Conference Championships four of the last six years. With a decorated senior class hungry to cap off their careers with a title and a talented group of youngsters to pair, the Lumberjacks are poised to capture that elusive WAC title this week at the conference championship. The wide open four-day chase begins on Wednesday and runs through Saturday at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas.

February 25, 2014
Lumberjack Track Garners Three AOTW Awards
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona’s Vernon Jamison and NAU’s Shamelle Pless were named men’s and women’s track AOTW, while Idaho State Justin Critser-Lucas and NAU’s Lauren Stuart were named men’s and women’s field AOTW.

February 25, 2014
Men’s Hoops Looks to Earn Road Wins at Idaho State and Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (11-16, 8-8 Big Sky) men’s basketball will hit the road for its last conference away trip of the regular season. The Lumberjacks will play at Idaho State (10-15, 7-9 Big Sky) on Thursday, Feb. 27. Tip-off at Reed Gym is slated for 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 1, the Lumberjacks will face conference leader Weber State (15-9, 12-4 Big Sky) at 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.

February 25, 2014
NAU Football to Hold Pro Day March 5th
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will hold its Pro Day on Wednesday, March 5, announced head coach Jerome Souers. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with individual workouts in the weight room set to start at 9 a.m. in the Walkup Skydome. Fans are invited to come watch field workouts, which will begin after the weight room testing has been completed.

February 24, 2014
Lumberjack Golf on Fire to Start the Spring
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf program finished day one of competition at the Grand Canyon Invitational in first place. The Lumberjacks posted rounds of 298 and 305 in day one led junior Brittany McKee's second place performance.

February 24, 2014
NAU Golf Opens Up Spring Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team opens up it's spring season today at the Grand Canyon Invitational. The two-day tournament is hosted by Grand Canyon University.

February 23, 2014
Portland State Hands NAU First Big Sky Loss This Season
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest was unfriendly to the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team as the Lumberjacks suffered its first Big Sky loss of the season against Portland State, 6-1.

February 22, 2014
North Dakota Uses Second Half Surge to Beat Northern Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona men's basketball hosted North Dakota in its second critical Big Sky matchup this week. The Lumberjacks fell to North Dakota with a score of 75-63 in a hard fought game.

February 22, 2014
Frost Breaks Season Scoring Mark, NAU Shoots Down UNC
GREELEY, Colo. – Just two nights after their worst shooting performance of the season, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team posted a historical offensive showing on several fronts in an 86-70 victory over Northern Colorado Saturday afternoon at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The win kept the Lumberjacks in the hunt for a Big Sky Championship berth, earning them a split of their weekend road trip and upping their record to 9-16 overall, 6-10 in conference play. It snapped a nine-game losing skid over the last four seasons to the Bears.

February 22, 2014
LMU Ends Lumberjacks Winning Streak in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team traveled to Los Angeles to face Loyola Marymount and the Lions ended the Lumberjacks two-match winning streak with a 7-0 win over NAU.

February 21, 2014
Lumberjack Track & Field Clicking at the Right Time
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team hosted its last home indoor meet as it looked to get more athletes qualified for the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships. The Lumberjacks were able to get a number of athletes to meet the conference qualifying standards.

February 21, 2014
Lumberjacks Drop Close Match to Nevada 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis squad hosted its first home match of the season against the University of Nevada. The Lumberjacks fought back to even the match at 2-2 but eventually fell to the Wolf Pack by a score of 4-3.

February 21, 2014
NAU All-Time Great Ida Nilsson Honored by Big Sky
Former Northern Arizona University track & field standout Ida Nilsson was named No. 8 on the Big Sky Conference's list of "25 Greatest Women's Moments."

February 20, 2014
Northern Colorado Shoots Past NAU, 74-59
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s men’s basketball team hosted Northern Colorado for a Big Sky conference match up at the Skydome. NAU fell to the Bears with a final score of 74-59.

February 20, 2014
Lusain Posts Career Night in NAU's Loss at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team struggled all night offensively, shooting a season-worst 26.5 percent in a 71-41 loss to North Dakota at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The 41 points are a season-low for NAU as it fell to 5-10 in the Big Sky and 8-16 overall.

February 20, 2014
Last Chance for NAU Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field will host its final regular season meet of the indoor season on Friday, February 21 beginning at 4:00p.m. in the NAU Skydome. The meet will serve as a last chance for athletes to qualify for the Big Sky Conference Championships. NAU will host partial squads from Arizona State, Arizona and Cal St Northridge.

February 19, 2014
Men’s Tennis Looks to Ride Momentum Against Loyola Marymount
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 2-1 on last weekend’s three-match road trip in New Mexico, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis squad will head back out on the road for a match against Loyola Marymount.

February 19, 2014
Women’s Tennis Set for Two Matches Beginning in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will begin a two-match weekend in Flagstaff for the first time this season as they face the University of Nevada on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Continental Country Club. After Friday’s match, the Lumberjacks will head back on the road to face Big Sky opponent Portland State.

February 18, 2014
Crucial Games for Lumberjack Basketball This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (11-14, 8-6 Big Sky) men’s basketball welcomes two of the Big Sky’s top four teams to the Walkup Skydome this week. The Lumberjacks will host second ranked Northern Colorado (15-8, 9-5 Big Sky) on Thursday, Feb. 20. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 will pin the Lumberjacks versus North Dakota (11-13, 8-6 Big Sky). Both teams are currently tied for third place in the league standings.

February 18, 2014
Women's Hoops Heads to North Dakota, Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team notched two critical wins at home last week and with their eyes squarely on ascending up the Big Sky standings they will hit the road once again this week. The Lumberjacks will play Big Sky leading North Dakota Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D. at 6 p.m. and then will travel to Greeley, Colo. to play Northern Colorado, one of three teams directly ahead of them in the standings, on Saturday at 2 p.m.

February 18, 2014
Brian Shrader Big Sky Track AOTW
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference announced its selections for athlete of the week today. Northern Arizona University’s Brian Shrader was selected as Big Sky Track AOTW for his performance this past weekend.

February 18, 2014
Men's Track & Field Crack the Top-25
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its computer rankings for this week today. Northern Arizona University men’s track & field team cracked the top-25 for the first time this season.

February 17, 2014
Yanku Becomes American Citizen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball freshman Kris Yanku moved to the United States when he was six years old from Istanbul, Turkey to Los Angeles, California and lived in Los Angeles before attending Northern Arizona.

February 17, 2014
NAU Golf's Parsons Ready for the Back-Nine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior Kaitlen Parsons looks forward to playing her last season for the Lumberjacks. From a Big Sky Championship to a top-five individual finish, NAU women’s golfer Kaitlen Parsons has seen it all. The Washington native has taken a step back to reflect on her past four years in Flagstaff and share her goals for the future.

February 16, 2014
Lumberjacks Extend Winning Streak After 4-1 Win Over UMKC
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team concluded its three-match weekend in New Mexico with a match against Missouri Kansas City. Kester Black clinched another match for the Lumberjacks, which gave Northern Arizona the 4-1 victory over the Kangaroos.

February 16, 2014
Lumberjacks End Road Trip with 5-2 Loss to New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team three-match weekend came to an end on Sunday with a loss at the hands of New Mexico State by a score of 5-2. The Lumberjacks were able to pick up a doubles point against the Aggies but just one singles win from Emelia Box.

February 15, 2014
Banks' Career-Night Propels NAU to Win Over EWU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona closed the first half on a 7-0 run to take a two-point halftime lead and used a strong second half start to notch a 86-78 win over Eastern Washington Saturday night. The Lumberjacks (8-15, 5-9 Big sky) erased a nine-point first half deficit to record their first two-game win streak since defeating Utah Valley and UC Santa Barbara in back-to-back games on Nov. 30 and Dec. 5.

February 15, 2014
'Jacks Make Strides on Final Day of First Road Trip
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Northern Arizona University's track & field team completed day two of competition at both the Iowa State Classic and the Don Kirby Elite. The Lumberjacks found success at both venues thanks to some impressive performances by a number of athletes.

February 15, 2014
Eastern Washington’s Three-Point Performance Too Much for the Lumberjacks
CHENEY, Wash. – Kris Yanku registered a career-high 30 points in the 84-65 loss to Eastern Washington at Reese Court. The Lumberjacks fall to 11-14 overall and 8-6 in Big Sky play.

February 15, 2014
NAU Takes Down Aggies 4-2
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In their second match in two days, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team faced New Mexico State in Las Cruces and the Lumberjacks were able to dominate the Aggies and pull out the 4-2 victory on the road.

February 15, 2014
NAU Drops Nail Biter to Lamar
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced Lamar at New Mexico State and the Lumberjacks competed very well against the Cardinals but eventually dropped a close one to Lamar 4-3.

February 14, 2014
Lumberjack Track & Field Strong on Day One of Road Trip
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Northern Arizona University's track & field team competed in day one of both the Iowa State Classic and Don Kirby Elite Invitational. The Lumberjacks found success at both venues as the team took on some of the best the nation has to offer.

February 14, 2014
Denesik Picks Up Win in Loss to UTEP
EL PASO, Texas – The Northern Arizona women started their three-match weekend in El Paso, Texas on Friday facing UTEP and the Lumberjacks sophomore Jordan Denesik was able to pick up the lone win for NAU in a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Miners.

February 14, 2014
Men’s Tennis Begins Road Trip with Loss to Lobos
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team began its three-match road trip on Friday facing the University of New Mexico who went into today’s match ranked as the 72nd best team in the nation. The Lobos played like one of the top teams in the nation as they handed the Lumberjacks a 7-0 loss.

February 14, 2014
Men's Cross Country Garners Academic Award
NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division I Cross Country Champion Providence women and the Northern Arizona men have been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Scholar Team of the year for the 2013 cross country season among 217 women’s programs and 160 men’s programs that earned All-Academic Team honors.

February 13, 2014
Lumberjack Basketball Steals Another Win at the Buzzer
PORTLAND, Ore. – Freshman guard Kris Yanku came up big once again and scored the game winning basket with time winding down, as Northern Arizona (11-13, 8-5 Big Sky) defeated Portland State 65-63 at the Peter W. Stott Center.

February 13, 2014
Energized Lumberjacks Roll Past Vikings, 84-61
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball posted a big bounce back effort on Thursday, defeating Portland State, 84-61, with a complete effort on both ends of the court. In front of a boisterous and energetic crowd of local schoolchildren on Field Trip Day, the Lumberjacks jumped out on the Vikings early and used one of their finest defensive efforts of the season to improve to 4-9 in Big Sky play and 7-15 overall.

February 13, 2014
Weekend Run Out of Town for NAU Track & Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University track & field will travel portions of its team to the Don Kirby Collegiate Elite and Iowa State Classic this weekend.

February 13, 2014
Women’s Tennis Heads out for Three-Match Road Trip Beginning in Texas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After taking a week off from play, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out for a three matches on the road beginning in El Paso to face UTEP on Friday, New Mexico State on Saturday and Lamar on Sunday at New Mexico State.

February 13, 2014
Men’s Tennis Begins Three-Match Road Trip in New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After taking a week off from play, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out for a three matches on the road beginning in Albuquerque to face New Mexico and then ending the road trip is Las Cruces to face New Mexico State and Missouri Kansas City.

February 12, 2014
Lumberjacks Cap Off Week with Pair of Home Contests
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Returning home after a tough loss at Southern Utah on Monday, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team returns home for a pair of games to close out the week. The Lumberjacks will host Portland State, looking for the season sweep, on Thursday at 12 p.m. and will then welcome in Eastern Washington to the Walkup Skydome on Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. NAU enters Thursday’s game one win behind Portland State for ninth place in the Big Sky standings.

February 12, 2014
NAU Athletics February Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Johanna Vang of the women's tennis team and Max Jacobsen of the men's basketball team are featured in the first of Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight beginning with the month of February.

February 11, 2014
Brown, Geiger Sweep WAC Swim & Dive Weekly Awards
DENVER, Colo. – Following a Senior Day win over conference rival and in-state foe Grand Canyon on Saturday, two of the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team's underclassmen are the class of the Western Athletic Conference this week. Sophomore Kendall Brown and freshman Alexa Geiger were rewarded with the WAC Women's Swimmer of the Week and Diver of the Week honors respectively on Tuesday after helping the Lumberjacks to a 168-125 victory over the Antelopes. It marks the second time this season that the Lumberjacks have swept the weekly conference awards.

February 11, 2014
Lumberjack Basketball Heads to Portland State and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona (10-13, 7-5 Big Sky) men’s basketball team will travel to Portland State (11-10, 6-6 Big Sky) on Thursday, Feb. 13 to take on the Vikings at 8:05 p.m. MT at the Peter W. Stott Center. The Lumberjacks will then head to Eastern Washington on Saturday, Feb. 15 to face the Vikings (10-13, 5-7 Big Sky) at 3:05 p.m.

February 11, 2014
Q&A With Track & Field's Vernon Jamison and Shamelle Pless
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU athletic communications caught up with track & field standouts Vernon Jamison and Shamelle Pless. Check out the Q&A below.

February 10, 2014
Women's Basketball Falls to Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Southern Utah built a double-digit lead early and the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was never able to recover in an eventual 93-59 loss Monday night in Cedar City. The Lumberjacks fell to 3-9 in conference play and 6-15 overall with the loss.

February 9, 2014
Women's Basketball Makes Quick Road Stop in Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team will make a short road trip to Cedar City, Utah on Monday to play Southern Utah before returning home for a pair of home games to close out the week. The Lumberjacks will look to finish the season sweep of the Thunderbirds and turn the tide in their favor following a second consecutive loss on Thursday at home to Sacramento State.

February 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Sink Southern Utah at the Free Throw Line
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (10-13, 7-5 Big Sky) used the free throw line to slip past Southern Utah and come away with the 62-57 victory Saturday night at the Walkup Skydome. The win improved NAU’s home conference record to 5-1.

February 8, 2014
No Mountain Too High for Track & Field's Stuart
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track and field team wrapped up competition as they hosted the Mountain T’s Invitational. The Lumberjacks were solid throughout day two led by Lauren Stuart who set a new school record in the women’s weight throw event.

February 8, 2014
'Jacks Pull Away from 'Lopes for 168-125 Win on Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tied 92-92 through 10 events, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team won three consecutive events, highlighted by a sweep of the top-three spots in the 200 breaststroke, to pull away late. The Lumberjacks wrapped up their regular season with a 168-125 win over Grand Canyon on Senior Day, sending their nine seniors out with a victory in their final home dual meet of their careers, a meet in which nine new pool records were set.

February 7, 2014
Laszczak Soars for 'Jacks in Day One of Competition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team completed day one of competition as they host the Mountain T’s Invitational this weekend. The Lumberjacks were paced by some personal-best performances by a number of athletes.

February 6, 2014
Lumberjacks Stumble at Sacramento State, Fall 87-70
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Northern Arizona (9-13, 6-5 Big Sky) got into early foul trouble in the game and it plagued the Lumberjacks from there on out as they fell at Sacramento State (9-11, 5-6 Big Sky) tonight 87-70 at The Nest.

February 6, 2014
Women's Hoops Rallies Back, Falls 99-91 to Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team mounted a second-half rally that sliced their 18-point halftime deficit to four points, but Sacramento State held on for a 99-91 victory Thursday night. The Lumberjacks (6-14 overall, 3-8 Big Sky) shot 51.4 percent from the field and outrebounded the Hornets by a 47-40 margin, but a subpar first half and costly missed layups ultimately proved too much to overcome.

February 6, 2014
NAU to Send Off Nine Seniors on Saturday Versus GCU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will host in-state and WAC rival Grand Canyon on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wall Aquatic Center. The meet is the Lumberjacks' first in their home facility since Nov. 2 and will be the team's final competition before the WAC Championship at the end of the month. Admission is free for all fans.

February 6, 2014
Lumberjack Track Back in Action this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track and field team will host the Mountain T’s Invitational this weekend in the Skydome. The meet will feature the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, UNLV and a host of other universities and colleges.

February 5, 2014
Lumberjack Football Inks 28 on Signing Day, 16 from Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program looks to build on a 2013 season that saw the Lumberjacks reach the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, finish second in the Big Sky Conference and go undefeated at home during the regular season. With that the Lumberjacks announce the signing of 28 players to a National Letter of Intent.

February 5, 2014
Lumberjacks Open Final Stretch with Sac State on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Through the first half of the conference schedule, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team is in a tie for ninth at 3-7 and will look to start their push towards moving into the top-seven and earning a Big Sky Championship berth with Sacramento State on Thursday in the Walkup Skydome at 6:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks have not qualified for the conference tournament since the 2008-09 season and has ground to make up in the final 10 games of the season to avoid a fifth straight tournament absence.

February 4, 2014
Wine Down with NAU Women's Basketball This Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team will host their second annual Wine Down with Women's Basketball prior to their game on Thursday versus Sacramento State. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m., one hour prior to the 6:30 p.m. tipoff, in the pregame hospitality area court level in the Walkup Skydome.

February 4, 2014
NAU Football Selects Stenavich and Rushing to Fill Vacant Coaching Spots
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football head coach Jerome Souers has announced the hiring of offensive line coach Adam Stenavich and cornerbacks coach TJ Rushing on Tuesday. The former NFL players will help elevate a Lumberjack football program that finished second in the Big Sky and made a trip to the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

February 4, 2014
Men’s Hoops Travels to Sacramento St. Thursday, But Hosts Southern Utah on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona (9-12, 6-4 Big Sky) men’s basketball team will travel to Sacramento State (8-11, 4-6 Big Sky) on Thursday, Feb. 6 to take on the Hornets at 8:05 p.m. MT at The Nest. The Lumberjacks will then return to the Walkup Skydome on Saturday, Feb. 8 to host Southern Utah (1-18, 0-10 Big Sky) at 6:30 p.m. The first 200 NAU students will receive free Lumberjack sunglasses.

February 3, 2014
Coach Murphy Brings Big-12 Transfer KJ Bluford to Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Jack Murphy has announced that the Northern Arizona men’s basketball program has landed a big time transfer in KJ Bluford from Iowa State.

February 2, 2014
Women’s Tennis Goes 1-1 Against New Mexico & Western New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis had a big win over Big Sky opponent Montana State for their first win of the season overcoming sickness and injury throughout the team. On Sunday against a tough University of New Mexico squad and the Lumberjacks were not able to overcome those challenges and fell to the Lobos 7-0.

February 1, 2014
Jackson Places 11th on 3-meter to Conclude Air Force Diving
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After an all-around impressive day on Friday, the Northern Arizona divers concluded the two-day Air Force Diving Invitational on Saturday with the 3-meter competition at the Cadet Natatorium. Sophomore Chelsea Jackson advanced to the finals and finished 11th overall with a score of 272.80 to lead four Lumberjack divers.

February 1, 2014
Kris Yanku Floater Sinks Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (8-12, 6-4 Big Sky) kept its composure as it rallied back in the second half to sink Idaho State 67-65 at the Walkup Skydome. Freshman guard Kris Yanku made the game-winning shot with three seconds left on the clock to lift NAU to a victory.

February 1, 2014
Lumberjacks Fall to Zags 4-3
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team played its third straight match in Tucson to start out the season, this time facing Gonzaga. The Lumberjacks received singles wins from junior Jordan Gobatie, freshman Fabio Tomasetti and junior Kester Black but the Lumberjacks fell short to the Bulldogs 4-3. Play was delayed three hours due to rain in Tucson.

February 1, 2014
Women's Basketball Handed 82-72 Loss by Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – An 8-2 Idaho State spurt to start the second half extended its halftime lead out to nine points and the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was never able to fully recover as they fell 82-72 at Reed Gym Saturday afternoon. The Bengals shot 64 percent from long distance in the second half and 50 percent for the game in denying the Lumberjacks of a second consecutive victory. NAU concluded the first half of the Big Sky schedule with a 3-7 mark and is now 6-13 overall.

January 31, 2014
NAU Divers Shine on First Day at Air Force Invite
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore Chelsea Jackson and senior Gwen Smithberg shined on the first day of the Air Force Diving Invitational as the Northern Arizona divers had an all-around impressive showing on Friday. Jackson and Smithberg both clinched third-place finishes on 1-meter and platform respectively against divers from 16 universities.

January 31, 2014
Lumberjacks Persevere to Defeat Bobcats 5-2
PHOENIX, Ariz. – In their first Big Sky Conference match of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team was able to pick up its first win of the season against Montana State 5-2. The match was played at the Anthem Community Center after being moved twice due to weather conditions in Flagstaff and Sedona.

January 31, 2014
Join Us at Little America Hotel for 2014 NAU Football Signing Day on Feb. 5
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at its National Signing Day event at Little America Hotel. The event is open to the public. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

January 31, 2014
All-Time Great David McNeill Honored by Big Sky Conference
Northern Arizona University alumn David McNeill was named the tenth greatest male athlete in Big Sky Conference history yesterday.

January 30, 2014
Freshmen Lead Lumberjacks to 96-87 Win over Wildcats
OGDEN, Utah – A season-best six players scored in double-figures led by 21 points each from senior Amanda Frost and freshman Brittani Lusain as the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team utilized a total team effort to hand Weber State a 96-87 defeat Thursday night. The Lumberjacks’ 96 points marked their new season-high and highest output since they scored 94 points in a win over Sacramento State on Jan. 28, 2012.

January 30, 2014
Weber State Hands NAU Its First Big Sky Home Loss of the Season
FLAGSATAFF, Ariz. – A slow start to the second half for Northern Arizona hurt the Lumberjacks as it fell to conference leading Weber State 76-67 tonight at the Walkup Skydome. The loss was the first Big Sky loss at home for NAU this season.

January 30, 2014
Men’s Tennis Heads Back to Tucson to Face Gonzaga
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will play its third straight match in Tucson to open the season. Saturday’s matchup will be against Gonzaga who has started the season 2-0. The Lumberjacks are coming off their first win of the season against UC Riverside in Tucson last weekend. Junior Alan Barrios clinched the win for NAU to give the Lumberjacks a 4-3 win and give first year head coach Ki Kroll his first win at Northern Arizona.

January 30, 2014
Women’s Tennis Hosts Montana State in Big Sky Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will play its first home match of the season this Friday, as they face Big Sky opponent Montana State for the squad’s conference opener. This is the earliest the Lumberjacks have faced a conference opponent in a season since 2003. The Lumberjacks and the Bobcats faced each other to open last year’s Big Sky Championships and NAU defeated MSU 4-1, ending the Bobcat’s season. After Friday’s matchup with Montana State, the Lumberjacks will head out on the road to face New Mexico on Super Bowl Sunday. Northern Arizona defeated New Mexico last year, 5-2 in Albuquerque.

January 29, 2014
NAU Golf Underdogs in Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference released its preseason polls for the upcoming golf season today. Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf team was picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky.

January 29, 2014
Lumberjacks Dive into Air Force Diving Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In their final big showcase before the WAC Championships next month, the Northern Arizona divers will compete in the Air Force Diving Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the Air Force Academy's Cadet Natatorium. The Lumberjacks will be one of 16 participating schools, including three other Western Athletic Conference opponents in Idaho, New Mexico State and Northern Colorado.

January 28, 2014
'Jacks Looking for Breakthrough at Weber State, Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team heads out to Weber State and Idaho State this Thursday and Saturday respectively in search of their breakthrough that evaded their grasp last week. The Lumberjacks may just be 2-6 in conference but standing two wins away from the middle of the pack, they could use a strong road trip this week to conclude the first half of the Big Sky season.

January 28, 2014
Drew Emanuel Selected to College Scholar Athlete Class
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior tight end Drew Emanuel, 36 Arizona high school football scholar athletes, and Arizona State’s Gannon Conway, will be honored at the Chapter’s 33rd Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet, Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.

January 28, 2014
Lumberjack Basketball Hosts Weber State and Idaho State This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona (8-11, 5-3 Big Sky) men’s basketball team will host Weber State (10-6, 7-1 Big Sky) on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks will face Idaho State (7-10, 4-4 Big Sky) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome.

January 25, 2014
Northern Arizona Releases 2014 Football Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University has released the 2014 Northern Arizona Football schedule. Head coach Jerome Souers enters his 17th season at the helm of the football program, after leading the Lumberjacks to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

January 25, 2014
Women's Hoops Held Off By North Dakota, 91-83
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second game in a row, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team could not find their big breakthrough as they suffered another tough loss, 91-83, at the hands of North Dakota Saturday night. Senior Amanda Frost dropped another 30 points and junior Raven Anderson equaled her career-high of 18 points, but the Lumberjacks could not climb past UND, getting as close as two with 2:32 to play.

January 25, 2014
NAU Swimmers Post Solid Day in Phoenix Against WAC Foes
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming team got a glance of in-state and Western Athletic Conference rival Grand Canyon Saturday morning in Phoenix in an exhibition meet that also featured New Mexico State. The three conference foes will all meet in San Antonio at the end of February for the WAC Championships and the Lumberjacks will host Grand Canyon on Feb. 8 in their final dual meet of the season. Saturday’s exhibition meet was a fine opportunity for the Lumberjacks to size up themselves versus both New Mexico State and Grand Canyon with a month prior to the championships.

January 25, 2014
'Jacks Protect Home Track Advantage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team hosted the NAU Invitational this weekend and did not disappoint in day two of competition.

January 25, 2014
Kroll Earns First Win at NAU in 4-3 Victory over UC Riverside
TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second straight day, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis was competing in Tucson and the Lumberjacks came away with better results on Saturday with a 4-3 victory over UC Riverside. It is the first win for first year head coach Ki Kroll at Northern Arizona.

January 25, 2014
Jacks Stumble at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team suffered its second straight loss in conference play for the first time this season. The Lumberjacks weren’t able to control North Dakota’ hot shooting as it fell on the road 84-68 at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

January 25, 2014
Vang & Rochin Earn Second Straight Doubles Win in Loss to UofA
TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second straight week, Northern Arizona’s junior Johanna Vang and senior Tatum Rochin picked up their second straight win in doubles play defeating Shayne Austin and Lauren Marker from the University of Arizona. The rest of the Lumberjacks were not able to fair as well as NAU was defeated by the Wildcats, 7-0, who came into today’s match ranked No. 73 in the nation.

January 24, 2014
Clay Leads the Way for 'Jacks in Day One of Competition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field program completed day one of the two-day NAU Invitational. The Lumberjacks were impressive throughout Friday’s events.

January 24, 2014
UofA Hands Men’s Tennis First Loss of the Season
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team faced the University of Arizona in their first match of the season and came away with 7-0 loss at the hands of the Wildcats. In singles play, the junior transfer Jordan Gobatie and junior Alan Barrios were able to pick up set wins in singles play.

January 24, 2014
Women’s Tennis Heads Down to Tucson to Face UofA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After facing Arizona State last weekend down in Tempe, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will now travel to face another in-state opponent this weekend in the University of Arizona. This will be just the third match this season for the Lumberjacks as they played a double header last weekend against ASU. Senior Tatum Rochin and junior Johanna Vang were the only players to pick up a win in doubles or singles last week as the duo defeated Ebony Panoho and Joanna Smith from ASU.

January 24, 2014
35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 35 student-athletes on the fall 2013 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.

January 23, 2014
Upshur Nets 32 Points in NAU Loss at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – Junior Quinton Upshur netted a career-high 32 points against Northern Colorado, but it wasn’t enough as Northern Arizona fell to the Bears 87-72 in a battle of the top teams in the Big Sky. The loss snapped the Lumberjacks’ four-game win streak.

January 23, 2014
Lumberjacks Stunned in Overtime Heartbreaker by UNC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Colorado’s Lindsay Mallon drained a three-pointer and beat the regulation buzzer to send the game into overtime before stunning the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team, 86-82, in the extra period Thursday night in the Skydome. The Bears outscored the Lumberjacks 13-9 in overtime to drop NAU’s conference record to 2-5 and 5-11 overall.

January 23, 2014
'Jacks Set to Host NAU Invitational this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will host the NAU Invitational on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25. NAU will take on the likes of UCLA, Arizona State, Cal St. Bakersfield, Southern Utah and Grand Canyon University.

January 23, 2014
Swimming Takes to the Pool in Phoenix on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the WAC Championships are just over a month away, the Northern Arizona swimming team will have the opportunity to size up two of their conference foes, Grand Canyon and New Mexico State, this Saturday in an exhibition style meet. The meet will start at 1 p.m. at Phoenix Swim Club's Dottie Boreyko/Brophy Sports Campus in Phoenix.

January 23, 2014
Men’s Tennis Face Wildcats in Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Men’s tennis head coach Ki Kroll will lead his squad down to Tucson, Ariz. to face the University of Arizona for the team’s first match of the season on Friday, Jan. 24. The Lumberjacks bring a lot of new faces to the program this season and Kroll will unveil his newcomers who expect to be key contributors for NAU this season.

January 23, 2014
Football Assists with Special Olympics Hockey Tourney
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team came out in full force last weekend to assist with the Special Olympics Regional Floor Hockey Tournament. The two-day tournament was held at the NAU Health and Learning Center on Jan. 18-19 and was a major success for all involved.

January 22, 2014
NAU Athletics Hosts 2nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will once again celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day for the second consecutive year with a celebration that will stretch over two weekends in February. The celebration will begin on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a Youth Sports Symposium in conjunction with the NAU men’s basketball game against Southern Utah that night and will continue the following weekend with a meet and greet and halftime recognition at the NAU women’s basketball game against Eastern Washington. The clinic on Feb. 8 is open to all youth, both boys and girls, in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.

January 22, 2014
Register Today for Jerome Souers Football Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Reserve your spot now for one of the Northern Arizona football summer camps. All camps will run during the month of June, but sign up now before it’s too late. A combination of youth, high school and team camps will be ran by the NAU coaching staff. For more information please contact Coach Jimmy Beal at 928-310-0023.

January 22, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes and Staff Take Part in MLK Jr. Celebration
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department took part in the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Celebration that was held on the Flagstaff campus. Student-athletes, coaches and administrators joined university students, faculty and staff in remembering Dr. King.

January 21, 2014
'Jacks Welcome Northern Colorado, North Dakota to Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball capped a rigorous slate last week with a resounding victory at Portland State following a loss at Eastern Washington. Coupled with their win at home over Southern Utah, the Lumberjacks ended the week with a 2-1 record picking up their first two Big Sky victories in the process. This week, the Lumberjacks welcome Northern Colorado and North Dakota to the Walkup Skydome this Thursday and Saturday respectively. Both games will tipoff at 6:30 p.m.

January 21, 2014
Men's Track & Field Sweep Conference Awards
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona’s Vernon Jamison was named men’s track AOTW, while NAU’s Deante Kemper was named men’s field AOTW.

January 21, 2014
Two of the Big Sky’s Top Teams Face Off on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona (8-9, 5-1 Big Sky) men’s basketball team will match up against Northern Colorado (11-4, 5-1 Big Sky) on Thursday night. The Lumberjacks will then travel to Grand Forks to play North Dakota (6-10, 3-3 Big Sky) on Saturday.

January 20, 2014
NAU Alum Derek Mason Named Head Football Coach at Vanderbilt University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Northern Arizona cornerback Derek Mason has been named the head football coach at Vanderbilt University.

January 20, 2014
Quinton Upshur Named Big Sky Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona junior transfer Quinton Upshur was selected as the Big Sky men’s basketball Player of the Week for games played between January 13th and 18th. This is his first career Big Sky Player of the Week honor.

January 20, 2014
Frost Earns Two Big Sky POTW Honors After Stellar Week
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Amanda Frost had one of the finest weeks in Northern Arizona women's basketball program history last week and was honored with a pair of Big Sky Player of the Week awards on Monday. The conference office named her Co-Player of the Week with Montana State's Jasmine Hommes while Frost also received College Sports Madness' Big Sky Player of the Week honor for the second time this season.

January 18, 2014
Bauman Shines in East-West Shrine Game
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Northern Arizona senior All-American running back Zach Bauman shined today on the field at the East-West Shrine Game that was held in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. Bauman led all running backs with 47 yards as he helped lead the East to a 23-13 victory.

January 18, 2014
Lumberjacks Light it Up in 88-67 Win over Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team exploded for 57 first half points, their highest point total for a half this season, and did just about everything right in the first half in cruising to an 88-67 victory over Portland State at the Peter W. Stott Center Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks shot 66.7 percent in the first half in building up a 26-point halftime lead to pick up their first victory in Portland since 2006 spanning seven consecutive losses on the Vikings' home court. The 88 points set a new season high.

January 18, 2014
Jacks Too Hot to Handle for Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona and Portland State were tied 31-All at the half, but the Lumberjacks scored 46 points in the second half to roll to a 77-56 victory over the Vikings at the Walkup Skydome.

January 18, 2014
Vang and Rochin Pick up Doubles Win in Loss to ASU
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team started the season off down in the Valley facing a tough opponent in Arizona State and junior Johanna Vang and senior Tatum Rochin were able to pick up a doubles win in a 0-7 loss against the Sun Devils.

January 17, 2014
NAU Track & Field Impressive in 2014 Debut
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's track & field team made its 2014 debut hosting the Lumberjack Team Challenge. NAU faced off against the likes of University of Arizona, Arizona State and a number of other universities.

January 17, 2014
NAU’s Julian Placed on College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team
PHILEDALPHIA, PA. – Northern Arizona’s football program continues to rack in postseason awards after reaching for the playoffs for the first time since 2003. Freshman right tackle, Jacob Julian, was named to the 2013 College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team for his exceptional play in his first season wearing the blue and gold.

January 17, 2014
Big Sky’s “50 Greatest Moments” – No. 14 Archie Amerson Wins Walter Payton Award
OGDEN, Utah - Former Northern Arizona All-American running back Archie Amerson has been selected No. 14 on the Big Sky’s “50 Greatest Moments” list for winning the Walter Payton Award during the 1996 season.

January 16, 2014
Big First Half Dooms Women's Hoops At Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – Senior Amanda Frost scored a game-high 29 points, but a big first half by Eastern Washington proved to be too much for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team to overcome as the Lumberjacks suffered a 92-68 loss at Reese Court Thursday night. NAU fell to 1-3 in Big Sky conference play and 4-10 overall.

January 16, 2014
Lumberjacks Prevent Eagles From Soaring, Win 84-65
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team faced off against Eastern Washington Thursday night battling for position in the Big Sky Conference and for the first time since the 2007-08 season, the Lumberjacks start 4-1 in the conference with – win over the Eagles.

January 16, 2014
Women’s Tennis Opens the Season in Tempe
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The season has arrived for the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team and they will begin their season on the road against in-state opponent, Arizona State. It will be a double header for the Lumberjacks in Tempe as their first round of matches will be at 10 a.m. resuming play at 2 p.m.

January 16, 2014
Lumberjack Track & Field to Make 2014 Debut
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will begin its season hosting the first of three home indoor meets. The meet will commence Friday afternoon for the Northern Arizona University track and field teams, as the Lumberjack Team Challenge brings some of the region's best talent to town in an early season showcase.

January 16, 2014
NAU Track & Field Season Outlook - Distance
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will begin its indoor season tomorrow hosting the Lumberjack Team Challenge on Friday Jan. 17th. Director of track & field and cross country Eric Heins has much to be excited for with this year’s distance group.

January 15, 2014
NAU and Souers Agree to Four Year Extension
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University announced a new four year contract extension for head football coach Jerome Souers on Wednesday. Souers, who joined NAU in 1998, led NAU to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs for the first time in 10 years. The Lumberjacks finished the 2013 season ranked No. 15 in the final polls.

January 14, 2014
NAU Track & Field Season Outlook - Sprints & Hurdlers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will begin its indoor season this week hosting the Lumberjack Team Challenge on Friday Jan. 17th. Assistant coach Kenny McDaniel is very excited about this season’s group of sprinters and hurdlers.

January 14, 2014
Women's Hoops Brings Momentum to the Pacific Northwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Rallying from an 18-point halftime deficit, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team is riding a wave of momentum as they head up to the Pacific Northwest this weekend to face Eastern Washington on Thursday and Portland State on Saturday. Senior Amanda Frost led the Lumberjacks’ second half comeback past Southern Utah on Monday with a career-high 34 points and is now averaging 20.8 points per game this season.

January 14, 2014
Basketball Welcomes Eastern Washington and Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (6-9, 3-1 Big Sky) men’s basketball returns to the Walkup Skydome this week for Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks will face Eastern Washington on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and then host Portland State on Saturday at 3 p.m.

January 13, 2014
Lumberjacks Cruise to a 70-36 Win at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Northern Arizona held Southern Utah to 11 first half points as it cruised to a 70-36 victory at Centrum Arena tonight. The Lumberjacks led by as many as 35 points in the second half.

January 13, 2014
'Jacks Axe Halftime Deficit, Chop Down Southern Utah, 82-77
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team axed an 18-point halftime deficit and notched their first Big Sky victory in grand fashion Monday night, defeating Southern Utah, 82-77, for the seventh consecutive time in Flagstaff. The win snapped the Lumberjacks' six-game losing streak since their last victory over UT Arlington on Dec. 14 and improved their record to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

January 12, 2014
Women's Basketball Hosts SUU in Brief Stop Home on Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team makes a brief stop at home to begin this week’s three-game slate when they host Southern Utah Monday night in the Skydome at 6:30 p.m. Following Monday night’s contest, the Lumberjacks will head back out on the road to play Eastern Washington and Portland State later this week.

January 10, 2014
Lumberjack Men’s Hoops Ready for Road Game at Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will hit the road for its third Big Sky away game with a matchup at Southern Utah on Monday night. Tip-off at Centrum Arena is set for 7 p.m.

January 10, 2014
NAU Ranked 22nd in Capital One Cup Standings
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Capital One Cup Fall Standings have been announced and Northern Arizona University is currently ranked 22nd in the Capital One Cup men’s standings.

January 10, 2014
NAU joins partnership with Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University has entered a multiyear partnership agreement to become the Official Education Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury.

January 10, 2014
Former Lumberjack to Compete on the World Stage
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Former Northern Arizona University cross country runner Rochelle Kanuho was selected to represent the United States at the 25th Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday, January 11th.

January 9, 2014
Women's Basketball Outgunned by Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Lumberjacks got a career-scoring night from junior Erikka Banks and received several career contributions from their freshmen, but Sacramento State pulled away in the second half to turn a halftime tie into a 104-79 victory Thursday night. Banks led four Lumberjacks in double-figures with a career-high 28 points, but NAU fell to 0-3 in conference play and was unable to keep pace with the nation's third-highest scoring team.

January 9, 2014
Men’s Hoops Stings the Hornets 75-65
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior guard Aaseem “The Dream” Dixon led Northern Arizona with 22 points as the Lumberjacks defeated Sacramento State 75-65 in their Big Sky Conference home opener. NAU scored 44 second half points to run past the Hornets and garner the victory.

January 9, 2014
NAU Track & Field Season Outlook - Throws
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will begin its indoor season next week hosting the Lumberjack Team Challenge. Assistant coach Oscar Duncan is very excited about this season’s group of throwers.

January 8, 2014
Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team and Individual Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – After a successful season on the pitch and off the pitch for the 2013 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team, seniors Alana D’Onofrio, Lauren Weaver, Elinor Priest and junior Diane Buzzard have been named to the 2013 NSCAA University Division Women’s Scholar All-West Region team. Once again, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award after the team had to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

January 8, 2014
Women’s Tennis' Box Earns Mountain Region Ranking
SKILLMAN, N.J. – In just her first fall season at Northern Arizona, women’s tennis sophomore transfer Emelia Box earned a spot on the ITA Mountain Region Ranking. Box was ranked 20th in the Mountain Region among the best players and schools in the Mountain West such as UNLV, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

January 7, 2014
Men’s Basketball Hosts Sacramento State This Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will host Sacramento State on Thursday, Jan. 9. Tip-off at the Walkup Skydome is set for 6:30 p.m.

January 7, 2014
NAU Track & Field Season Outlook - Jumpers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s track & field team will begin its indoor season next week hosting the Lumberjack Team Challenge. Graduate assistant coach Jade Ellis is excited about what his group of jumpers can bring to the team.

January 7, 2014
Great Expectations for NAU Track & Field
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference released the results of the preseason indoor track & field coaches’ poll. The Northern Arizona University men were picked to repeat as conference champions garnering 10 first-place votes and the women were picked to finish second garnering one first place vote.

January 7, 2014
Women's Hoops Set for Shootout at Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team heads to Sacramento for a short trip this week, taking on one of the nation’s highest scoring teams on Thursday. The Lumberjacks visit Sacramento State at 8 p.m. with eyes on snapping their five-game losing streak which includes two losses to open Big Sky play last week. It will be a quick turnaround for NAU as this will be its only game this week before returning home to host Southern Utah next Monday.

January 7, 2014
Big Sky Preseason Polls Released for Tennis
OGDEN, Utah. – With the tennis season right around the corner for the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s programs, the Big Sky Conference preseason polls have been released. The NAU women’s tennis team will enter the season picked to finish third in the Big Sky and the men are slotted in the eighth slot.

January 6, 2014
NAU Football Ranked No. 15 in Final Polls
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team finished the season ranked No. 15 in both The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Poll, announced today by both organizations.

January 4, 2014
Montana State Withstands Women's Hoops' Late Rally, 80-72
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball shot a season-best 88.2 percent from the free-throw line, but their second half rally fell just short to Montana State. The Lumberjacks fell to 0-2 in Big Sky play as the Bobcats held on for an 80-72 victory Saturday night.

January 4, 2014
Montana State Buzzer Beater Sinks Lumberjacks on the Road
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Tonight’s game between Northern Arizona and Montana State came down to tenths of a second, and it was the Bobcats who came away with the 68-66 win at Worthington Arena. The victory gave the Bobcats their second league win, while the Lumberjacks dropped their first conference game.

January 4, 2014
Big Sky's "50 Greatest Male Athletes" – No. 16 Archie Amerson
OGDEN, Utah – Former Northern Arizona All-American football player Archie Amerson has been selected No. 16 on the Big Sky's "50 Greatest Male Athletes" list. The former Walter Payton Award winner played for the Lumberjacks for two seasons and broke many records along the way.

January 3, 2014
Swim & Dive Falls Short to Arizona, Oregon State
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team came up short in their double dual to Arizona and Oregon State Friday afternoon at UA's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, but it was not without a number of strong performances by several of their athletes. Senior Rachel Palmer claimed two individual wins versus Oregon State and sophomore Chelsea Jackson placed first overall on 1-meter as NAU fell 188-107 to Arizona and 157-137 to Oregon State.

January 3, 2014
Austin Hasquet Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Northern Arizona linebacker Austin Hasquet was named to the 16th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team that was announced by the FCS ADA, today.

January 2, 2014
Women's Basketball Drops Big Sky Opener, 87-67, to Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An 18-0 Montana run over a five-minute stretch midway through the first half proved to be a game changer as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team suffered a 87-67 defeat in the Big Sky opener for both teams Thursday night. Freshman Rene Coggins had her best game of her young career and the Lumberjacks blitzed the Lady Griz to end the night, but it was not enough as NAU fell to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

January 2, 2014
Men’s Hoops Stuns Montana on the Road
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team did what no other Big Sky Conference team had done in 31 games, and that’s beat the Montana Grizzlies at home. The Lumberjacks defeated the Grizzlies 73-65 in their conference opener at Dahlberg Arena tonight.

January 1, 2014
NAU Starts 2014 in Tucson in Pac-12 Televised Double Dual
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the ninth consecutive year, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will pair their trip south to Tucson into an opportunity to compete against two premier Pac-12 squads. The Lumberjacks will compete in a televised double dual with Arizona and Oregon State on Friday at UA's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meet will be televised on the Pac-12 network on a tape delay broadcast.

December 31, 2013
Women's Basketball Hosts UM, MSU to Open Big Sky Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Following a 3-6 mark through nonconference play, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team now turns their eyes toward the prize as the Big Sky portion of the schedule is in front of them. Picked to finish 10th in the preseason Big Sky polls, the Lumberjacks are motivated to prove the skeptics wrong beginning this week at home. NAU will open conference play Thursday against Montana, the defending Big Sky champions, and will close out the week on Saturday against Montana State with both games in the Skydome.

December 31, 2013
Lumberjack Hoops Opens Up Big Sky Play on the Road
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will begin Big Sky Conference play this week on the road. The Lumberjacks will face Montana on January 2 at 7 p.m., and then travel to Montana State on January 4 for a 7:05 p.m. tip off.

December 30, 2013
Women's Basketball Comes Up Short, 78-72, to LIU Brooklyn
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team started fast and strung together a second half rally, but ultimately came up just short in a 78-72 loss to LIU Brooklyn Monday night to close out nonconference play. Despite a highly efficient night shooting the ball, the Lumberjacks fell to 3-6 heading into the Big Sky schedule starting Thursday.

December 27, 2013
Women's Basketball Begins Homestand Monday vs. LIU Brooklyn
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team will begin a three-game homestand on Monday with just one more opportunity to tune-up before the start of Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks will host LIU Brooklyn in their final non-conference game at 6:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome before hosting Montana and Montana State in to open up the conference schedule on Thursday and Saturday respectively.

December 24, 2013
Lumberjacks Fall to No. 1 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – Christmas did not come early for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team as they fell to the No. 1 team in the nation, UofA, by a score of 77-44. The Lumberjacks battled all throughout the game and in the second half, NAU was able to hang with the best team in the country as UofA barely outscored NAU 36-27.

December 21, 2013
Pepperdine Stuns Women's Hoops with Second Half Run
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine dominated the second half and completely turned the tide in the game to deal the Northern Arizona women's basketball team a 74-51 loss Saturday afternoon. NAU dropped to 3-5 heading into its final non-conference game on Dec. 30 versus LIU Brooklyn.

December 20, 2013
Men’s Hoops Ready for No. 1 Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball will travel down the mountain to face the top-ranked team in the nation Arizona. Tip-off versus the Wildcats is set for Monday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. at the McKale Center. The game will be aired live on Pac-12 Network. For more information on how to purchase tickets click here.

December 19, 2013
Women's Basketball's Second Half Rally Falls Short to CSUN
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team tried to rally furiously down the stretch, but they were unable to overcome an early Cal State Northridge run. The Lumberjacks got within five late in the game, but would eventually fall 64-52 to the Matadors and fell to 3-4 this season.

December 19, 2013
Lopez Lomong's Journey Named Big Sky's No. 19 Moment
OGDEN, Utah – No Big Sky Conference athlete's story has received as much national attention in recent years than the amazing journey of Lopez Lomong. Lomong's incredible story comes in at No. 19 on the Big Sky Conference's "50 Greatest Men's Moments" in celebration of the conference's 50th anniversary.

December 19, 2013
Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fifteen Northern Arizona University student-athletes participated in Thursday’s Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at the Walkup Skydome and were commissioned degrees.

December 19, 2013
Football to Hold Spring Walk-On Meeting
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, January 20 at 5 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only and will take place in the J.L. Walkup Skydome in the west side suites on the second mezzanine level. 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.

December 18, 2013
Lucky Dozier Earns AP All-American Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior safety Lucky Dozier was named to the Associated Press All-American third team. It is the first AP honor of Dozier’s career.

December 18, 2013
Women's Basketball Plays at Cal State Northridge, Pepperdine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team hits the road one last time before the start of Big Sky play this weekend with games at Cal State Northridge on Thursday and Pepperdine on Saturday. The Lumberjacks will then return home for one final non-conference game versus LIU Brooklyn on Dec. 30 before opening up conference play on Jan. 2 versus Montana.

December 17, 2013
2013-14 NAU Swimming & Diving Midseason Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With their chase towards their first ever WAC Championship at the midway point, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team enters the turn of the calendar with a 4-1 dual record and impressive showings against the some of the best competition the West has to offer in what has been a very successful start to the 2013-14 season.

December 17, 2013
Women's Basketball Spreads Holiday Spirit at The Peaks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team gave back to the community and spread some holiday cheer Monday night to residents of The Peaks Senior Living Community. The team returned to The Peaks for the second consecutive year and spent their evening singing Christmas tunes and interacting with the residents that brought smiles to the faces of all.

December 17, 2013
2013 NAU Football Recap - We Got Your Back
The 2013 Northern Arizona football season was one filled with ups and downs, and many thrilling moments along the way.

December 14, 2013
Men’s Hoops Climbs Past Grand Canyon 63-61
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Backed by an all-around team effort, Northern Arizona men’s basketball defeated in-state rival Grand Canyon 63-61 in front of a rowdy Lumberjack crowd at the Walkup Skydome.

December 14, 2013
Lumberjacks Stomp Mavericks, 85-65, in Return Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team returned home for the first time in over a month and posted a big first half to defeat UT Arlington, 85-65, Saturday morning in the Walkup Skydome. The win was the Lumberjacks' third in their last four contests and it evened their season record to 3-3.

December 12, 2013
Zach Bauman to Play in East-West Shrine Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior running back Zach Bauman will participate in the 89th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. Kick-off is set for 2 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network.

December 12, 2013
Bauman, Dozier and Battle Selected to BSN All-America Teams
LEESBURG, Va. – Northern Arizona seniors Zach Bauman, Lucky Dozier and Anders Battle were selected to the Beyond Sports Network All-America teams, announced today by the organization.

December 11, 2013
Women's Hoops Return Home, Hosts UT Arlington on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in over a month, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team is back in Flagstaff when they welcome UT Arlington to the Walkup Skydome on Saturday. The Lumberjacks split their four-game road stretch over the last three weeks and went 1-1 on their road trip in California last weekend. After NAU ran away in the second half to defeat UC Santa Barbara, it saw its two-game win streak snapped by Loyola Marymount as it takes a 2-3 mark into Saturday's contest.

December 11, 2013
Basketball Set to Axe Grand Canyon on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Saturday’s double header of Northern Arizona basketball will begin with the women’s game at 11:30 a.m., followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. The first 2,000 fans to the men’s game will receive a free NAU winter hat. It will also be NAU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day. The game will be aired live on FOX Sports Arizona. For more information on how to purchase tickets click here.

December 10, 2013
Cross Country Season Recap - The Best Has Yet to Come
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's cross country program had a very successful fall season. The season was capped by the NAU women showing a dramatic improvement from the 2012 season as well as having a runner compete at the national meet and the NAU men finishing the season as national runner-up.

December 10, 2013
Gwen Smithberg Tabbed WAC Diver of the Week
DENVER, Colo. – Senior Gwen Smithberg was named the Western Athletic Conference's Diver of the Week on Tuesday after helping the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team to a victory at fellow WAC foe New Mexico State last Saturday. The weekly award is the fourth this season for the Lumberjacks from the conference office and the first of Smithberg's career.

December 9, 2013
2013 NAU Volleyball Recap - The First Year in a New Era
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013 season may have ended prematurely for the Northern Arizona volleyball team, but it was a season filled with many successes.

December 7, 2013
Turnovers Hurt Lumberjacks in 76-66 Loss to Hawai’i
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The University of Hawai’i (6-2) was able to come away with the 76-66 victory over Northern Arizona (2-7) tonight at the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks and Rainbow Warriors were tied 25-All at halftime, but Hawai’i was able to steal the game in the second half for its fourth straight win.

December 7, 2013
Women's Basketball Done In by Second Half LMU Run
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Just as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team did to UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, Loyola Marymount did to them Saturday afternoon. The Lions snapped a halftime tie with a decisive 11-1 run that propelled them to a 79-58 victory over the Lumberjacks. NAU saw its two-game win streak come to an end as it is now 2-3 this season.

December 7, 2013
Seniors Lead Swimming & Diving to Win at New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team were led by two of their best on Saturday as seniors Emma Lowther and Rachel Palmer each won two individual events in the Lumberjacks' 171-129 victory over New Mexico State. The win boosted their record to 4-1 in dual meets this season and snapped a two-meet losing streak to the Aggies in Las Cruces.

December 6, 2013
Three Lumberjacks Named to College Sports Madness All-American FCS Football Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team placed three players on the College Sports Madness All-American FCS Football Teams, announced today by the website. Seniors Lucky Dozier and Anders Battle, along with junior R.J. Rickert all received honors.

December 5, 2013
Women's Basketball Feasts in the Paint, Cruises Past UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team shot 57 percent for the game, broke a halftime tie and cruised to their second consecutive victory Thursday night, 79-56, at UC Santa Barbara to begin a two-game road swing in the state of California. The 23-point win was the third-largest margin of victory by the Lumberjacks since the start of the 2007-08 season as they evened their season record to 2-2.

December 5, 2013
Austin Hasquet Voted to Capital One Academic All-America® First Team
TOWSON, Md. – Northern Arizona linebacker Austin Hasquet was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

December 5, 2013
Swimming & Diving Faces NMSU in Final Dual Meet of 2013
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will compete in one final dual meet before the calendar turns to 2014, this Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. where they will see a familiar foe in New Mexico State. The meet will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the NM State Natatorium.

December 5, 2013
NAU Ranks 25th in First Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
CLEVELAND, Ohio – To date, three fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's cross country – Providence; men's cross country – Colorado; field hockey - Connecticut.

December 4, 2013
Women's Basketball Looking for Treasure in The Golden State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball wraps up their four-game road stretch this week with a pair of games in California. The Lumberjacks will play UC Santa Barbara on Thursday before a game in Los Angeles versus Loyola Marymount on Saturday in the team’s first of two non-conference trips to The Golden State.

December 4, 2013
Lumberjack Hoops Welcomes Hawai’i This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team welcomes the University of Hawai’i this Saturday. Tip-off versus the Rainbow Warriors is slated for 5 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. The first 2,000 students will receive a free 2013-14 Kiss My Axe t-shirt courtesy of ASNAU. The game will be aired live on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Pacific. For more information on how to purchase tickets click here.

December 4, 2013
Soccer’s Gamble and D’Onofrio Earn All-Pacific Region Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The awards continue to file in for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team after a successful season. Sophomore midfielder Cierra Gamble was named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s Second Team All-Pacific Region and senior captain Alana D’Onofrio was announced to the Third Team All-Pacific Region.

December 3, 2013
NAU Golf Adds a Piece to the Puzzle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s women’s golf program adds Jacquie LeMarr to its roster for the upcoming spring. LeMarr transfers to NAU after spending a season at UCLA where she was a member of the Bruins’ women’s golf team.

December 2, 2013
Women’s Tennis Claims Lumberjack Cup
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team was awarded the Lumberjack Cup through their efforts giving back to the community, their success on the court and excelling in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year.

December 2, 2013
Banks, Frost Earn Big Sky Player of the Week Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. & OGDEN, Utah – Following the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's first victory of the season, a pair of Lumberjacks were rewarded for their performances on Monday with Player of the Week honors. Junior Erikka Banks was named the Big Sky Player of the Week by the conference office and senior Amanda Frost received the conference's weekly award from College Sports Madness.

December 1, 2013
Lumberjacks Fall in Overtime to Fresno State
FRESNO, Calif. – Northern Arizona (2-6) men’s basketball battled from start to finish versus Fresno State (6-3), but the Lumberjacks fell to the Bulldogs in their first overtime game of the season 71-67.

November 30, 2013
Football Ends Season with a Loss in the First Round of the Playoffs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona (9-3) football team hit the field today for their first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff game since 2003. The Lumberjacks were able to strike first against visiting South Dakota State (8-4), but the Jackrabbits battled back and came away with the 26-7 win tonight in the Walkup Skydome.

November 30, 2013
Upshur Scores 20 Points in Loss to Drake
FRESNO, Calif. – Northern Arizona continued its play today against Drake in the Fresno State Classic and fell to the Bulldogs 76-56. The Lumberjacks had three players score in double-figures in junior guard Quinton Upshur and freshman guards Christopher Miller and Kris Yanku.

November 30, 2013
Defense, Rebounding Key in Women's Hoops Win at UVU
OREM, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team picked up their first victory of the season Saturday afternoon behind a career-high 30 points from senior Amanda Frost. NAU surged ahead in the second half, erasing a two-point deficit at halftime, in handing Utah Valley an 80-66 defeat to move to 1-2 this season.

November 30, 2013
Jerome Souers to Miss Today’s Football Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head football coach Jerome Souers will miss today’s game versus South Dakota State due to complications that arose from necessary back surgery. The Lumberjacks will host the Jackrabbits in the first round of the FCS Playoffs toda¬y at 6 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.

November 29, 2013
Men’s Hoops Outrun by the Roadrunners
FRESNO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team fell to Cal State Bakersfield tonight in their first game of the Fresno State Classic. The Lumberjacks led by six at the half, but fell to the Roadrunners 61-50.

November 29, 2013
Eight Lumberjacks Earn College Sports Madness Big Sky All-Conference Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Eight Northern Arizona football players were recognized by College Sports Madness and named to the Big Sky All-Conference Teams. The Lumberjacks had four players earn first team honors, while two were selected to the second team and two more to the third team.

November 29, 2013
Volleyball's Rally Comes Up Just Short in BSC Quarterfinals
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team furiously rallied back from a 2-0 deficit but came up short in their comeback to advance to the Big Sky Championship semifinals. Montana held on for a five-set win, 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 15-10, in the face of the Lumberjacks' comeback bid Saturday afternoon at the Peter W. Stott Center.

November 28, 2013
Vander Ploeg, Kemper Earn All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – On the eve of the Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona volleyball team placed two players on the All-Big Sky teams on Thursday as voted on by the conference's head coaches. Sophomore Janae Vander Ploeg was selected to the All-Big Sky first team while junior Sydney Kemper was named an All-Big Sky second team selection, giving the Lumberjacks multiple all-conference players for the third consecutive year.

November 27, 2013
Women's Basketball Takes on Utah Valley on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - This Saturday, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team travels to Orem, Utah to play Utah Valley as they aim to notch their first win of the season. The Lumberjacks take on the Wolverines at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon and look to bounce back from a 92-43 loss at UTEP last Friday to drop to 0-2 this season.

November 27, 2013
Volleyball Heads to Portland With Big Sky Title Aspirations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Two losses to close out the regular season may not have been the ending the Northern Arizona volleyball team (19-10, 13-7 Big Sky) would have preferred, but the Lumberjacks turn their attentions to the Big Sky Championships hungry for a title. In search of just their second Big Sky championship, the No. 4 seeded Lumberjacks begin their chase on Friday at 1:05 p.m. with a quarterfinal matchup against No. 5 Montana. A win would set up a semifinal date with host and top-seeded Portland State Friday night at 8 p.m. before a potential championship match on Saturday at 8 p.m.

November 26, 2013
Men’s Basketball Heads to Fresno State Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will play three games this week in the Fresno State Classic in Fresno, Calif. The Lumberjacks will open up with Cal State Bakersfield on Friday at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m. matchup versus Drake on Saturday. NAU will close out the tournament against host Fresno State on Sunday at 3 p.m.

November 26, 2013
Volleyball Adds Grimsrud, Jorgenson & Laufasa for 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will bring in three talented incoming freshmen to join the program next fall as announced by Ken Murphy on Monday. Emma Grimsrud (Regina, Saskatchewan), Kaylie Jorgenson (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Reese Laufasa (Bothell, Wash.) will join what will be another talented Lumberjack squad that will lose just two seniors heading into 2014 season.

November 26, 2013
19 Lumberjacks Earn All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona football had 19 Lumberjacks selected to an All-Big Sky team for a total of 21 honors, announced today by the league office. NAU and Eastern Washington both placed a league-best five players on the first team.

November 26, 2013
Lowther, Palmer & Wakefield Give Back at Boys & Girls Club
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the spirit of Thanksgiving, three members of the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team recently worked with a group of kids at Flagstaff's Boys & Girls Club to promote living a healthy lifestyle. For seniors Emma Lowther, Rachel Palmer and Jane Wakefield, what started out as a class project turned out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.

November 26, 2013
Football Hosts South Dakota St. On Saturday in First Round of FCS Playoffs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 8 Northern Arizona has earned an at-large bid to the 2013 Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs and NAU will host No. 13 South Dakota State in the first round on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks finished the regular season 9-2 for the first time since the 1996 season, and will compete in the postseason for the first time since 2003.

November 24, 2013
NAU Football Ranked No. 8 in The Sports Network Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a big win at Southern Utah in the snow, the Northern Arizona football team is ranked No. 8 in The Sports Network poll. College Sports Madness has the Lumberjacks ranked fifth.

November 24, 2013
Football Holds Team Banquet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program held its annual team banquet today at the High Country Conference Center. Fans, family, donors and support staff gathered to show support to the team that earlier today received a bid to the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs for the first time since 2003.

November 25, 2013
Football Playoff Tickets On Sale Now
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will host South Dakota State in their first home playoff game since 2003 this Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are on-sale now. The Lumberjacks and Jackrabbits will play for the right to advance out of the FCS playoffs first round at 6 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome

November 24, 2013
Smithberg Places Fourth to Lead Divers to Close UA Invite
TUCSON, Ariz. – Senior Gwen Smithberg garnered a fourth-place finish on platform on the final day of the Wildcat Diving Invitational to lead the Lumberjack divers in Tucson. Sophomore Chelsea Jackson joined Smithberg in the top-10 as the Lumberjacks wrapped up a successful showing at the three-day UA-hosted meet.

November 24, 2013
Football Earns At-Large Bid to FCS Playoffs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team has earned an at-large bid to the 2013 Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs and will compete in the postseason for the first time since 2003. NAU will host South Dakota State on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The Lumberjacks finished the regular season 9-2 for the first time since the 1996 season.

November 24, 2013
Blair Wishom Named College Sports Madness Defensive Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior safety Blair Wishom has been named the College Sports Madness Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week, announced today by the website. It is the first weekly honor for Wishom this season.

November 23, 2013
Volleyball Drops Five-Setter at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will enter next week's Big Sky Championships in Portland, Ore. as the No. 4 seed after suffering a tough five-set loss at Northern Colorado, 25-17, 23-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-13, in their regular season finale. NAU (19-10, 13-7 Big Sky) will face No. 5 Montana, a team it defeated twice in the regular season, in the opening round of the conference tournament next Friday.

November 23, 2013
Jackson Finishes 10th on 1-meter, Swimming Concludes UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. & TUCSON, Ariz. – Saturday was a challenging day for both the Northern Arizona swimmers and divers, but the Lumberjacks pulled through to post solid results in their respective meets. The swimmers wrapped up the UNLV Fall Invitational with 155 team points in spite of some difficult outside factors while the divers overcame inclement weather yet again on the second day of the Wildcat Diving Invitational.

November 23, 2013
Men's Hoops Cruises By San Diego Christian in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team shot 56.1 percent from the field and utilized an extremely balanced offensive effort to come out victorious in their home opener on Saturday, 83-59 over San Diego Christian. The win snapped a three-game skid since the Lumberjacks' season-opening victory as they improved to 2-3 this season.

November 23, 2013
Men's Cross Country Finishes as National Runner-Up
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Northern Arizona University's men's cross country team competed at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships at the historic Levern Gibson Cross Country Course. The Lumberjack men finished second led by a trio of All-Americans. Rolonda Jumbo of the women's cross country also competed as an individual finishing 195th at her first national meet.

November 23, 2013
NAU Outlasts the Snow and Southern Utah for the Grand Canyon Trophy
CEDAR CITY, Utah – No. 10 Northern Arizona (9-2, 7-1 Big Sky) football battled through the snow storm today to defeat No. 20 Southern Utah (8-4, 5-3 Big Sky). The Lumberjacks scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to come away with the victory and the Grand Canyon Trophy.

November 22, 2013
Three Swimmers, Diving's Jackson Earn Top-Eight Finishes
LAS VEGAS, Nev. & TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team posted strong efforts in their respective meets on Friday. The Lumberjack swimmers recorded three top-eight finishes to wrap up the second day of the UNLV Fall Invitational while sophomore Chelsea Jackson notched a seventh-place finish on 3-meter to open up the Wildcat Diving Invitational.

November 22, 2013
Women's Basketball Drops Contest at UTEP
EL PASO, Texas – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team was troubled by turnovers and UTEP capitalized Friday night at the Don Haskins Center, sending the Lumberjacks to a 92-43 defeat. The loss dropped NAU to 0-2 on the young 2013-14 season.

November 21, 2013
NAU Swimmers Complete Strong First Day at UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In the pool with some of the best competition in the country, the Northern Arizona swimmers had an outstanding first day at the UNLV Fall Invitational, totaling 52 points as a team – just three less than Pac-12 member Oregon State and ahead of Colorado State and BYU.

November 21, 2013
Volleyball Swept at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team struggled to avoid critical runs by North Dakota and was swept Thursday night, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 to fall to 13-6 in Big Sky play with one final regular season match remaining on Saturday at Northern Colorado.

November 21, 2013
Diego Estrada comes in at No. 29 Big Sky’s Greatest Athletes
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona’s Olympian Diego Estrada was named as the 29th greatest male athlete in the history of the Big Sky Conference. Estrada participated in the NCAA Cross Country Championships three years in a row from 2009-2011 in addition to competing in three straight NCAA Indoor Championships where he won a national championship in the 5,000 meter run in 2011. The native of Salinas, Calif. went to three straight NCAA Outdoors Championships competing in the 5,000 meters where he placed as high as third. Estrada earned the Most Valuable Athlete at the 2012 Big Sky Conference Championships and ended his career at NAU holding four all-time records in the outdoor mile, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and the indoor 5,000 meters.

November 20, 2013
Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego Christian This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will play their first regular season game at home this Saturday against San Diego Christian. Tip-off is slated for 3 p.m. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Arizona.

November 20, 2013
Women's Basketball Takes on UTEP on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team returns to the court after a 12-day layoff following their season opener. NAU heads to El Paso, Texas to play UTEP on Friday in search of a rebound victory after suffering a season-opening 74-66 loss to Hawaii on Nov. 10. It will be the Lumberjacks' first game on the road this season.

November 19, 2013
Volleyball Hits the Road for Final Week of Regular Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team concludes the regular season this week on the road at North Dakota on Thursday and Northern Colorado on Saturday with a berth in the Big Sky Championships in hand. The Lumberjacks clinched one of the six spots with a victory over Montana last Thursday, which they followed with a victory over Montana State on Senior Night. NAU currently finds itself in a tie for third place holding the tiebreaker over Idaho State entering the final week of the season.