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  • Q&A with Cheerleader Lacey Vickers
    December 01, 2016
    Q&A with Cheerleader Lacey Vickers Lacey 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 Cheerleader Dominique Aquilina
    December 01, 2016
    Q&A with Cheerleader Dominique Aquilina Dominique Aquilina is a sophomore on the NAU cheer squad. The Tucson native is majoring in public health.
  • Q&A with Dancer Nicole Lloyd
    November 17, 2016
    Q&A with Dancer Nicole Lloyd Nicole 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 Lange
    November 17, 2016
    Q&A with Cheerleader Coy Lange Coy 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 Rate
    November 15, 2016
    NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High Rate INDIANAPOLIS, 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.
  • Q&A with Cheerleader Bailey Wilson-Pena
    October 18, 2016
    Q&A with Cheerleader Bailey Wilson-Pena Get to know cheerleader Bailey Wilson-Pena. She is a sophomore on the Lumberjack squad. Wilson-Pena hails from Waipahu, Hawaii and is studying chemistry.
  • Q&A with Cheerleader Kelsey Kuniej
    October 18, 2016
    Q&A with Cheerleader Kelsey Kuniej Check out the latest Q&A with NAU cheerleader Kelsey Kuniej. She's from Napierville, Ill. and is pursuing a degree in psychology.
  • NAU Cheer Gives Back at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
    October 13, 2016
    NAU Cheer Gives Back at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure FLAGSTAFF, 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 Kenley
    October 12, 2016
    Q&A with Dancer Kerry Kenley Kerry 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 Brown
    October 12, 2016
    Q&A with Cheerleader Kayla Brown Kayla 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 Rini
    October 10, 2016
    Q&A with Dancer Kaitlyn Rini Check out the latest NAU Dance Q&A featuring senior Kaitlyn Rini. The Riverside, Calif. native is majoring in secondary english education.
  • Q&A with Junior Cheerleader Ally Christy
    October 07, 2016
    Q&A with Junior Cheerleader Ally Christy Get to know junior cheerleader Ally Christy. The Flagstaff native is majoring in biomedical sciences. She attended Flagstaff High School.
  • Q&A with Senior Cheerleader Dani Misiak
    October 05, 2016
    Q&A with Senior Cheerleader Dani Misiak Check out the latest 2016-17 Northern Arizona cheerleading Q&A featuring senior Dani Misiak from Placentia, Calif. Dani is majoring in psychology.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Newest Lumberjack Freshmen to Campus
    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.
  • NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's Awards
    May 03, 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.
  • Denesik, Huff, Gaskell and Vander Ploeg Receive NAU Gold Axe Award
    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.
  • NAU Cheer & Dance Sets 2016-17 Tryout Dates for April 15-16
    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.
  • 2016 UCA & UDA National Championship Recap
    February 02, 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.
  • NAU Cheer & Dance Tryouts Set for April 17 & 18
    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.
  • NAU Dance Tryouts
    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.
  • NAU Dance Earns Back-to-Back USA College National Championship
    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.
  • Cheer & Dance Tryout Packets Available
    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.
  • Lumberjack Student-Athletes Lend a Hand for NAU Move-In Day
    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.
  • Dance Team Wins USA National Championship in Hip Hop
    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.
  • Cheer and Dance to Compete at USA National Championships
    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.
  • Cheer Team Wins West Coast Championships, Prepares for Nationals.
    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.
  • Cheer Team to Compete in First of Two Spring Competitions
    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.
  • 2013 NAU Dance Team Calendar Now Available
    February 06, 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).
  • Dance Team Finishes 6th at the UDA Nationals in Orlando
    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.
  • Dance Team to Compete on the National Stage at the UDA Championships
    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.
  • Cheer and Dance Teams Complete Fall Season, Prepare for the Spring
    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.
  • Cheer and Dance Programs to Hold Tryouts March 30-31
    February 09, 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.
  • Cheer and Dance Teams to Compete at National Championships This Weekend
    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.
  • Introducing the 2011-12 NAU Dance Team
    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.
  • Fifty-Five Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
    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.
  • Cheer and Dance to Hold Tryouts April 22-23
    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.
  • Dance Team in the National Spotlight
    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.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Volunteer at Local Food Bank
    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.
  • Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Axe Award
    May 03, 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.
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