Q&A with Cheerleader Lacey VickersLacey is a first-year member of the Northern Arizona cheer squad. She's a junior majoring in criminology and sociology. The Glendale, Ariz. native attended Deer Valley High School.
Q&A with Dancer Nicole LloydNicole Lloyd is a junior on the Northern Arizona dance team. The Mesa, Ariz. native loves to dance, but her favorite kind of dance is contemporary. Lloyd is a graduate of Mountain View High School.
Q&A with Cheerleader Coy LangeCoy Lange is a freshman on the Norther Arizona cheer team. He's from Dyersburg, Tenn. His major is undecided, but while he's at NAU he hopes to win a national title.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
NAU Cheer Gives Back at Susan G. Komen Race for the CureFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cheer squad participated this past weekend in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race took place in downtown Phoenix, where the Lumberjack team encouraged the participants along the way, while showing their NAU spirit.
Q&A with Dancer Kerry KenleyKerry Kenley is a senior on the NAU dance team. She's from Mesa, Ariz. and is currently pursuing a degree in speech language pathology and a minor in social work.
Q&A with Cheerleader Kayla BrownKayla Brown is majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management with hopes to pursue a career in international tourism. She is junior from Chandler, Ariz.
Q&A with Dancer Kaitlyn RiniCheck out the latest NAU Dance Q&A featuring senior Kaitlyn Rini. The Riverside, Calif. native is majoring in secondary english education.
NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Newest Lumberjack Freshmen to CampusFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's AwardsFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Denesik, Huff, Gaskell and Vander Ploeg Receive NAU Gold Axe AwardFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Cheer & Dance Sets 2016-17 Tryout Dates for April 15-16FLAGSTAFF, 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.
2016 UCA & UDA National Championship RecapORLANDO, 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.
NAU Cheer & Dance Tryouts Set for April 17 & 18FLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Dance TryoutsFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Lend a Hand for NAU Move-In DayFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Dance Team Wins USA National Championship in Hip HopANAHEIM, 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.
Cheer and Dance to Compete at USA National ChampionshipsFLAGSTAFF, 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.
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.
Cheer Team to Compete in First of Two Spring CompetitionsFLAGSTAFF, 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.
2013 NAU Dance Team Calendar Now AvailableThe 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).
Dance Team Finishes 6th at the UDA Nationals in OrlandoORLANDO, 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.
Dance Team to Compete on the National Stage at the UDA ChampionshipsFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Cheer and Dance to Hold Tryouts April 22-23FLAGSTAFF, 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.
Dance Team in the National SpotlightORLANDO, 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.
NAU Student-Athletes Volunteer at Local Food BankFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Axe AwardFLAGSTAFF, 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.