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  • NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
    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.
  • NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
    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.
  • Register Now for June Summer Camps at NAU
    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!
  • NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
    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.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
    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.
  • Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
    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.
  • Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
    May 09, 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.
  • Women's Hoops Brings in Another Experienced Transfer
    May 06, 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.
  • Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
    May 01, 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.
  • Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
    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.
  • 41 Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
    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.
  • Lumberjacks Receive NLIs from Mesa CC Duo for 2014-15
    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.
  • Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    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.
  • Amanda Frost's Talents Shine Bright in Nashville
    April 09, 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.
  • Frost's Next Step to Nashville for Combine Showcase
    April 03, 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.
  • 2013-14 NAU Women's Hoops Recap - The Foundation is Set
    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.
  • Frost Earns All-American Status from College Sports Madness
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Trio Honored by College Sports Madness
    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.
  • Frost, Banks Earn All-Big Sky, Lusain Voted Outstanding Frosh
    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.
  • Women's Hoops Drops Season Finale in Montana, 83-66
    March 08, 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.
  • Frost Nets 38 Points in NAU's Loss at Montana State
    March 06, 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.
  • Women's Hoops Needs Sweep in Montana for Big Sky Bid
    March 04, 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.
  • Wildcats Spoil Lumberjacks, Frost's Senior Day, 74-73
    March 01, 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.
  • Amanda Frost's Heart & Points Rivaled by None
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Falls Short to Idaho State
    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.
  • NAU Hosts Idaho State, Weber State in Final Home Weekend
    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.
  • Frost Breaks Season Scoring Mark, NAU Shoots Down UNC
    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.
  • Lusain Posts Career Night in NAU's Loss at North Dakota
    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.
  • Women's Hoops Heads to North Dakota, Northern Colorado
    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.
  • Banks' Career-Night Propels NAU to Win Over EWU
    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.
  • Energized Lumberjacks Roll Past Vikings, 84-61
    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.
  • Lumberjacks Cap Off Week with Pair of Home Contests
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to Southern Utah
    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.
  • Women's Basketball Makes Quick Road Stop in Southern Utah
    February 09, 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.
  • Women's Hoops Rallies Back, Falls 99-91 to Sacramento State
    February 06, 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.
  • Lumberjacks Open Final Stretch with Sac State on Thursday
    February 05, 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.
  • Wine Down with NAU Women's Basketball This Thursday
    February 04, 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.
  • Women's Basketball Handed 82-72 Loss by Idaho State
    February 01, 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.
  • Freshmen Lead Lumberjacks to 96-87 Win over Wildcats
    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.
  • 'Jacks Looking for Breakthrough at Weber State, Idaho State
    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.
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