August 25, 2016
NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Newest Lumberjack Freshmen to Campus
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Greeting the newest wave of Lumberjacks upon arrival at Northern Arizona University, NAU Athletics once again partnered with the university in the annual Welcome Back Jacks. With boxes of items ranging from clothes to snacks, the NAU class of 2020 arrived on campus in mass and the Lumberjack student-athletes were ready to aid in any way possible.
May 3, 2016
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.
April 27, 2016
Denesik, Huff, Gaskell and Vander Ploeg Receive NAU Gold Axe Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Gold Axe Award is rich in history at Northern Arizona University. Awarded to exceptional graduating seniors each semester, the Gold Axe is a symbol of all-around excellence and contribution to the university. What is also rich in history is the NAU Athletics representation during the award ceremony and the Spring 2016 semester was no different as Jordan Denesik (women’s tennis), Alex Huff (swimming & diving), Kirsten Gaskell (dance) and Janae Vander Ploeg (volleyball) were among the 43 recipients on Monday night. In addition, Huff was also named the Distinguished Senior for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences.
February 15, 2016
NAU Cheer & Dance Sets 2016-17 Tryout Dates for April 15-16
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The NAU Cheer and Dance Program is excited to expand their teams through their 2016-2017 tryout dates. Continuing on a successful route, both the Cheer and Dance programs will be inviting new members to audition on April 15-16. Tryouts will be held at the Health and Learning Center at NAU in Flagstaff.
February 2, 2016
2016 UCA & UDA National Championship Recap
ORLANDO, Fla. — Every year cheer and dance compete in the biggest competition of the year — the UCA and UDA College National Championships, respectively. A weekend in Orlando, Fla. brings the best programs from across the country and around the world together in this all-out fight for recognition and program success.
February 19, 2015
NAU Cheer & Dance Tryouts Set for April 17 & 18
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Cheer and Dance Program are excited to announce their 2015-2016 tryout dates. The programs will be hosting tryouts April 17th and 18th in Flagstaff, AZ. There will be more information and tryout packets available online at the end of February.
February 17, 2015
NAU Dance Tryouts
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Cheer and Dance Program are excited to announce their 2014-2015 tryout dates. The programs will be hosting tryouts April 17th and 18th in Flagstaff, AZ.
August 5, 2014
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March 25, 2014
NAU Dance Earns Back-to-Back USA College National Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the second straight year, the Northern Arizona women's dance team has won the USA College National Championship in 4-Year College Hip Hop.
February 19, 2014
Cheer & Dance Tryout Packets Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Tryout packets for the 2015-16 NAU dance team & 2015-14 cheer squad are now available.
August 24, 2013
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Lend a Hand for NAU Move-In Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Despite a rainy day in Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona Athletic Department partnered with Welcome Jacks, a volunteer group of students and student-athletes who helped guide students and their families to their assigned residential halls and move their belongings into their rooms, as a part of NAU Move-In Day.
March 18, 2013
Dance Team Wins USA National Championship in Hip Hop
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University dance team won the 2013 USA National Championship in the hip hop division, marking the first national title in program history. The squad defeated in-state rival Arizona, as well as five other Pac-12 schools in winning the team honor Monday in Anaheim.
March 15, 2013
Cheer and Dance to Compete at USA National Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU cheer teams travels to Anaheim, Calif. this weekend to compete in the 2013 USA National Championships. The event marks the second and final competition for the Lumberjacks after spending months cheering on various teams within NAU athletics.
February 26, 2013
Cheer Team Wins West Coast Championships, Prepares for Nationals.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The Northern Arizona cheer team placed first in the 2013 United Cheer Association West Coast Championships hosted at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Universal City walk near Universal Studios, Calif. This was the Lumberjacks first appearance at the West Coast Championships after competing previously in the East Coast Championships.
February 22, 2013
Cheer Team to Compete in First of Two Spring Competitions
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona cheer team travels to Hollywood this weekend to compete Saturday in the 2013 United Cheer Association West Coast Championships hosted at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Universal Citywalk near Universal Studios, Calif. The Lumberjacks will showcase their talent in the collegiate cheer division. NAU competed in the UCA East Coast championships last year in Orlando, Fla., but never on the west coast under cheer coach Travis Doerfler.
February 6, 2013
2013 NAU Dance Team Calendar Now Available
The NAU Dance Program is currently selling their 2013 Dance Team Calendar. Calendars are $10 a piece and will help fund the NAU Dance teams day to day operations and traveling cost to compete in two national competitions (Florida in January and California in March).
January 23, 2013
Dance Team Finishes 6th at the UDA Nationals in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Northern Arizona dance team finished sixth in the Division 1 Hip Hop division at the 2013 Dance Team National Championships at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort. The team also placed fourth in the World University Dance Team High Hop competition.
January 18, 2013
Dance Team to Compete on the National Stage at the UDA Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University dance team will travel to Walt Disney World Resort this weekend for the 2013 College Cheer Leading and Dance Team National Championships on Jan. 18-20. The Lumberjacks will compete in both the jazz and hip-hop competitions sponsored by the United Dance Association. Both competitions will take place on Saturday and will be available on television through ESPNU and the internet by visiting varsity.com.
December 27, 2012
Cheer and Dance Teams Complete Fall Season, Prepare for the Spring
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - As the fall sports come to a close in Northern Arizona University, the cheer and dance teams say goodbye to the football field and transition to the basketball court.
February 9, 2012
Cheer and Dance Programs to Hold Tryouts March 30-31
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University cheer and dance programs will be holding open tryouts for both squads on March 30-31, 2012 in the Rolle Activity Center on south campus.
January 11, 2012
Cheer and Dance Teams to Compete at National Championships This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona dance and cheers teams will travel to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the 2012 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort Jan. 13-15.
July 18, 2011
Introducing the 2011-12 NAU Dance Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Introducing the 2011-12 NAU Dance Team: Franchesca Previte, Raven Macke, Hilary Madler, Taylor Ramey, Janelle Davies, Caitlin Chesler, Laura Dickinson, Roshelle Stulz, Aletha James, Hannah Degnan, Megan Homsey, Kaitlyn Kincaid, Jessica Hollingsworth, Theresa Wagner and Lisa Relf.
May 12, 2011
Fifty-Five Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A school-record fifty-five Northern Arizona University student-athletes are participating in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus this weekend and will be commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2011.
February 16, 2011
Cheer and Dance to Hold Tryouts April 22-23
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona University cheer and dance programs will be holding open tryouts for both squads on April 22-23 in the Rolle Activity Center on south campus.
February 11, 2011
Dance Team in the National Spotlight
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Northern Arizona dance team finished 12th in the nation for division 1 Jazz at the UDA College Nationals two weeks ago, their highest finish in program history.
October 11, 2010
NAU Student-Athletes Volunteer at Local Food Bank
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming and diving team, volleyball team, and cheer and dance squad spent Saturday volunteering at the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance continuing the NAU athletic department's commitment to giving back to the Flagstaff community.
May 3, 2010
Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Axe Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Three Northern Arizona student-athletes were among the 37 graduating seniors that were recognized with the prestigious Gold Axe Award at a ceremony at the DuBois Center on the Northern Arizona University campus last week. The award is a tribute to outstanding academic performance, leadership and service to the community.
April 21, 2010
Northern Arizona Student-Athletes Host Student-Athlete for a Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - More than 150 student-athletes served as hosts to 140 students from Kinsey and South Beaver elementary schools during National Student Athlete for a Day on Wednesday, April 21 at Northern Arizona University. The students attended university classes throughout the morning and toured campus facilities with Lumberjack student-athletes.
March 10, 2010
Cheer and Dance Programs to Hold Tryouts (Tryout Packets)
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Cheer and Dance programs will hold tryouts for the 2010 squads April 23-24. Tryout information and packets are now available. CLICK HERE FOR TRYOUT PACKET.
January 11, 2010
Cheer and Dance to Compete at National Championships
ORLANDO, Fla. Northern Arizona University will be represented at the 2010 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships Jan. 15-18, 2010 held at ESPNs Wide World of Sports.
September 30, 2008
Where Are They Now? Former Dancer Kristen Purnell Makes NFL Debut
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University has a long history of student-athletes advancing to careers in the National Football League both as players and coaches. But on September 7 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, former NAU dancer Kristen Purnell recorded a first with her appearance as a member of the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders squad.