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November 13, 2013

HAWAII 74, NAU 66

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to our game last Sunday. An enthusiastic crowd saw a solid effort by our team. We saw some great play, especially on the offensive end. On the whole, our freshmen are showing great promise and our veterans are proving they will be a force. Our focus in practice for the next two weeks: getting and making lay-ups, making free throws and defense. (Photos below by David Patten)

Our next four games are on the road. First up is UTEP on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Don Haskins Center in El Paso. UTEP was picked to come in second this year in Conference USA. They were 22-10 last year and return four starters & seven letterwinners overall.


DISCOVER EL PASO

I've heard El Paso is beautiful this time of year . . . If you are in the neighborhood or are yearning for an exciting road trip, come join us Friday, November 22th at 7:00 p.m. in the Don Haskins Center versus UTEP.

According to the El Paso Visitors Center: "El Paso is located at the western tip of Texas, where Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico meet. It is the largest metroplex in the world and seamlessly blends cultures and traditions: from the historic Old West to the colors of Mexico, from the heritage of Native Americans to the beauty of our desert sun."

Make it a weekend by participating in Saturday's Soroptomist Turkey Trot, attending Saturday's Lecture: Camino Real de Tierra Adentro/The Royal Road to the Interior at The El Paso Museum of Archaeology, and/or attending the El Paso Symphony performance Saturday night. EL PASO. IT'S ALL GOOD.

KUDOS TO AVONNA, PRISCILLA AND BRITTANI

NAU basketball players Avonna Lee and Priscilla Brooks are taking an Introduction to Education class this semester. With help from Brittani Lusain and in conjunction with the NAU College of Education, the three hosted a clinic on campus last Friday for a group of students from the STAR School.

The STAR (Service to All Relations) School is located twenty-five miles east of Flagstaff on the southwest corner of the Navajo Nation. It primarily serves Native American students from preschool through eighth grade. The NAU College of Education partners with the STAR School by bringing their students on campus to learn from future teachers, as well as by sending many of NAU's future teachers to the STAR School to student teach.

Avonna, Priscilla, and Brittani planned and executed a clinic for 15 students which included stations for basketball fundamentals, a full-court scrimmage and a Q & A session about being a college athlete. They then led the group on a campus and dorm tour and talked about college life.

FROST BITE

Our lone senior, Amanda Frost (Riverside, CA) shares her thoughts our first game: "We have things to work on and it shows but we also showed how far we've come and how much potential we have as a team.”

CATELYN'S COUNTDOWN

Our goals for the 2013-2014 season:

Win the Big Sky Championship,

Maintain a team GPA of 3.0 or higher,

Perform 150 hours of community service.

Freshman Catelyn Preston (Oregon City, OR) keeps tabs on important dates and numbers for our program. Drumroll please . . .

Days until our next game = 9 (Friday, November 22nd at UTEP)

Days until semester grades are posted = 36

Days until the Big Sky Championship = 123

Hours of community service performed to date = 86

RAVEN AND ERIKKA'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Thanks for your interest in, and support of, NAU Women's Basketball. Until next week please:

1. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NAUwomensbasketball), Twitter (@NAU_WBB), and at www.nauathletics.com

2. Wear the Blue and Gold with pride (especially on Friday).

3. If you know of someone not receiving this newsletter who you think might enjoy receiving it, please send me their email address and I will add them to the email list.

4. Make it a great week to be a Lumberjack!

Go Jacks!

Sue Darling

Head Women's Basketball Coach

Northern Arizona University

sue.darling@nau.edu