Daring Greatly: A Motto Loren Skibba Believes In and Lives ByFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Golf is a tough, tough sport. For any novice that has been to a driving range or gone mini-putting, you have first-hand experience with the difficulty of hitting a ball straight or tapping in a two-footer only to have it rim out.
NAU Women's Tennis Sweeps the Eastern Washington Eagles 7-0FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With only six conference matches remaining, the Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team remains on top increasing to 6-0 after sweeping the Eastern Washington Eagles at home. Going into the match the Lumberjacks were tied for first with Montana State and Idaho, both with a 5-0 record. Overall, Northern Arizona is 11-4 and has maintained an undefeated home record throughout the season so far.
NAU Men's Tennis Remains Only Undefeated Big Sky TeamFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The NAU Men's Tennis team swept the Idaho State Bengals 7-0 to pick up their 10th win of the season. The Lumberjacks increase to 10-6 overall and 6-0 in conference. The 'Jacks remain the only undefeated team in the Big Sky and, on a four-match winning streak, remain undefeated at home.
NAU Men's Tennis Increases to 5-0 in ConferenceFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In their second weekend at home, the NAU Men's Tennis team hosted the Weber State Wildcats to remain undefeated at home and increase to a 5-0 first place conference record. After losing the doubles point, the Lumberjacks came back to beat the Wildcats 4-3. Northern Arizona is now 9-6 overall.
Strong Start Not Strong Enough Over Nationally Ranked ASU Women's Tennis ProgramFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team traveled south to take on in-state rivals No. 45 Arizona State in Tempe. The Sundevils prove a strong opponent every year for the Lumberjacks as a Pac-12 conference team. However, this year the Lumberjacks came out with everything they had, beating ASU in doubles to give them an early lead. Despite the effort, the Lumberjacks lost 6-1. The 'Jacks are now 10-4 overall going into the weekend against conference opponent Eastern Washington.
NAU Men's Tennis To Host Weber State and Idaho StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just eight matches remaining before the Big Sky Conference tournament, the NAU Men's Tennis team is currently in first place as the only undefeated team at 4-0. The Lumberjacks are back in action this weekend against the Weber State Wildcats and the Idaho State Bengals after winning three-straight home matches 4-3 over Idaho, 4-0 over UC Riverside and 6-1 over Southern Utah. The 'Jacks are 8-6 overall and undefeated at home going into this weekend.
2016-17 NAU Men’s Basketball Wrap-UpFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team wrapped up the 2016-17 season. The Lumberjacks improved on their record from the year prior with four more wins and finished their season in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament. NAU closed out the season with an overall record of 9-23 and a conference record of 6-12.
Super Andersen is the HERO of the WeekFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. ? We?re literally a week into the outdoor track and field season, but it has been an extremely busy?and fun?one for Northern Arizona?s Brooke Andersen as she was named the ?Women?s Track and Field Athlete HERO of the Week? Friday afternoon.
NAU Women's Tennis Travel to ASU and Host Eastern WashingtonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team will travel south to face the nationally ranked Arizona State Sundevils Friday, March 24 before returning home to host the Eastern Washington Eagles Sunday, March 26. The Lumberjacks are coming off a close 4-3 win over Idaho State, in what was the women's first time playing outdoors in their new Aquatic and Tennis Complex. Northern Arizona increases to 10-3 overall and 5-0 in conference, all the while remaining undefeated at home.
NAU Dance: Division I National Hip Hop ChampionsORLANDO, Fla. – One team, one heartbeat. That was the motto for the Northern Arizona University dance team this year. That singular heartbeat led them to a level never before reached by the Lumberjack dance program: a Division I National Championship.
NAU Women's Tennis Defends Undefeated Home Record Against Idaho StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The sun and wind proved to be difficult to play in on both sides of the net, as the Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team hosted the Idaho State Bengals late afternoon at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex. The Lumberjacks beat the Bengals in a close 4-3 match after being up 3-0. The 'Jacks successfully defended their undefeated home winning record, now 6-0, and increased to 5-0 in conference.
Lumberjacks Complete First Practice of Spring FootballFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The day for Northern Arizona football to begin its spring practice slate finally arrived. The Lumberjacks spent two hours on the upper practice fields today adapting to a new roster, coaching staff, and playbook.
Add Another One: Anokhina Wins Sacramento State InviteROSEVILLE, Calif. – Third round action from the 2017 Sacramento State Invitational was suspended and eventually canceled due to heavy rain and lightning in the area, meaning sophomore Sofia Anokhina—who was leading the tournament at 3-under-par 141 at the conclusion of yesterday—effectively wins her third tournament of the spring season.
Volleyball Headed to Kayenta for Saturday Clinics and ScrimmageFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight year, the Northern Arizona volleyball team is headed to the Navajo Nation for a day full of fun. A pair of clinics along with a free scrimmage is on deck for the Lumberjacks’ visit to Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Ariz. this Saturday, March 25.
NAU Completes First Two Rounds of Sac State Invite, Anokhina in FirstROSEVILLE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University golf team competed in the first and second rounds of the Sacramento State Invitational today, scoring a 20-over-par 308 in the first set of 18 and a 16-over 304 in the latter half of the day to finish in sixth-place (36-over 612) before tomorrow’s third and final round.
NAU Women's Tennis To Host Idaho State BengalsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team returns home to host the Idaho State Bengals Tuesday, March 20. The Lumberjacks are coming off their third loss of the season, after Wyoming put an end to the 'Jacks impressive nine-match winning streak in a comeback 4-3 win for the Cowgirls. Northern Arizona is 9-3 overall and will put their 4-0 conference record and undefeated at home streak to the test against the ISU Bengals.
Dynamic NAU Throws Duo Andersen, Keenan Earn AOTW HonorsOGDEN, Utah – She garnered four Big Sky Athlete of the Week honors during the indoor track and field season, so it is only natural that Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen—arguably the best thrower in conference history—take home this week’s AOTW accolade after her performance over the weekend. Joining Andersen is fellow throws teammate Adam Keenan on the men’s side, who also opened the season on a high note.
NAU Golf Competes at Sac State Invite this WeekFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going a little over two weeks since competing in its last tournament, the Northern Arizona University golf team is ready to tee off and begin play from the Sacramento State Invitational this Monday and Tuesday.
Wyoming Cowgirls Break Winning Streak for NAU Women's TennisLARAMIE, Wyo. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team remained on the road to face the University of Wyoming Cowgirls in what was a heartbreaking end to their nine-match winning streak. The Lumberjacks dropped their first loss in 10 matches 4-3 after the Cowgirls came from behind to get the win. The Lumberjacks are now 9-3 overall, while still remaining undefeated in conference and at home.
Three Home Wins for NAU Men's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — After a 4-0 win over UC Riverside earlier this afternoon, the Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team was back on the court for their second match against Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks hosted the Thunderbirds at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex in their third home match and fourth conference match. The Lumberjacks won 6-1 increasing their conference record to 4-0, and garnering an undefeated record at home.
NAU Women's Tennis Remains Undefeated in ConferenceGREELEY, Colo. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team traveled to Greeley to take on Northern Colorado in their fourth conference match of the season. The Lumberjacks won 6-1 on the road and increase to 9-2 overall, while remaining undefeated in conference. The 'Jacks will continue the weekend on the road against the University of Wyoming.
NAU Victory Over UC Riverside in First Match of the DayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team started the day out strong against the UC Riverside Highlanders. The Lumberjacks bested the Highlanders 4-0 to kick off today's double header. With an unusual lineup the Lumberjacks were able to dominate on nearly every court. Northern Arizona is now 7-6 overall and 3-0 in conference going into today's second match against Southern Utah.
Next Up Northern Colorado And Wyoming For NAU Women's TennisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team is back in action this weekend against Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming. The Lumberjacks will remain on the road after beating New Mexico 4-3 earlier in the week. The 'Jacks will face the UNC Bears March 17 at 11 a.m. and the Wyoming Cowgirls March 18 at 9 a.m.
NAU Men's Tennis Garners Their First Home Win Over Idaho in New Outdoor FacilityFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With a high of 66 degrees, spring hit Flagstaff just in time for NAU Men's Tennis to show off their beautiful facility for their season's home opener. The Lumberjacks took to the outdoor courts for the first time since the Aquatic and Tennis Complex was built in February 2016 to host their first home match of the season. Northern Arizona competed against the Idaho Vandals with a final score of 4-3 remaining undefeated in conference at 3-0. The Lumberjacks increase to 6-6 overall before going into a double header Friday, March 17.
Lumberjacks Set to Begin 2017 Outdoor Campaign in California TomorrowFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Another outdoor track and field season looms upon us, and a hot Northern Arizona University squad will ride the momentum of two indoor conference titles and three NCAA All-American performances into this weekend’s UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational to begin that campaign.
Kurach Caps Debut Season with Valuable Experience at NCAAsINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sophomore Tanya Kurach's impressive debut season with the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team came to end on Thursday with a 49th place finish on 1-meter at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Kurach posted a six-round score of 218.40 in her first appearance at the Division I national championships.
NAU Men's Tennis Faces Home Opener and Double HeaderFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After 11 matches on the road, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will compete at home in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex for the first time this season. The Lumberjacks will play at home for the remainder of the month, starting with their home opener March 16 against Idaho at 10 a.m. The 'Jacks are currently 5-6 and undefeated in conference at 2-0.
Eighth Straight Win for NAU Women's TennisALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team picked up their eighth straight win on the road against the New Mexico Lobos. The Lumberjacks are 8-2 overall, with losses to UC Davis and Arizona, and remain undefeated at home. The Lobos could not end their losing streak against the Lumberjacks, although it was a hard fought battle on both sides.
NAU Men's Tennis Falls to the New Mexico LobosALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team fell to the New Mexico Lobos in a tough 5-2 loss. The Lumberjacks fought hard, but could not pull off the win against a tough opponent. The 'Jacks are now 5-6 overall after coming off a 4-1 loss to UNLV and are going into their first home match of the season this weekend.
Kurach Slated for 1-Meter Springboard Thursday at NCAA ChampionshipsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Thursday, sophomore Tanya Kurach will end a three-decade Northern Arizona University drought for Northern Arizona at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships. Kurach will compete in the 1-meter springboard competition at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. with preliminaries set to start at 9:30 a.m. Arizona time.
NAU Women's Tennis Travels to New MexicoFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — It has been nearly 10 days since the Northern Arizona University Women's Tennis team took the court. The Lumberjacks are on a seven-match winning streak and currently undefeated in conference. The 'Jacks are back on the road Tuesday, March 14 against New Mexico after a four-match run at home.
NAU Men's Tennis Faces New Mexico Before First Home MatchFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will travel to New Mexico for their last road match before their season's home opener. The Lumberjacks will face the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday, March 14 after losing to UNLV 4-1. The 'Jacks are going into this match 5-5 overall and 2-0 in conference.
UNLV Rebels Break NAU Men’s Tennis Winning StreakLAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Northern Arizona Men's Tennis team faced the UNLV Rebels, losing 4-1 on the road. The Rebels broke the Lumberjack's winning streak after a tough-fought battle. The 'Jacks are now 5-5 overall.