Last Wednesday was the first day of the Spring signing period. We are happy to announce the addition of two outstanding young women to our program. Mariah Willadsen and Madi Austin 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. Mariah is a do-it-all guard with a deadly jump shot and knack for rebounding. Madi is a versatile forward who is as good from behind the three-point arc as she is with her back to the basket. They will both add talent, experience, leadership, work ethic, and toughness to our program. Both will be juniors in the fall.
GOLDEN EAGLE AWARDS
A shout-out to Ginny Clements and Golden Eagle Distributors for once again sponsoring and hosting the NAU Athletics Golden Eagle Awards Luncheon which was held last week. The Golden Eagle Awards honor NAU student-athletes who maintained high levels of scholastic achievement while performing with distinction in NAU's athletic programs. Nine women’s basketball player were honored at the luncheon:
PRISCILLA BROOKS - Freshman, Undeclared, Riverside, Calif.
RENE’ COGGINS - Freshman, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Mesa, Ariz.
BRADLEE COTTON - Freshman, Environmental Sciences, Denver, Colo.
AVONNA LEE - Freshman, Undeclared, Sacramento, Calif.
TAYLOR LEYVA - Freshman, Psychology, Pueblo, Colo.
BRITTANI LUSAIN - Freshman, Undeclared, San Diego, Calif.
BISERA PESHKOVA - Junior, Business, Varna, Bulgaria
CATELYN PRESTON - Freshman, Psychology, Oregon City, Ore.
SHAY YOUNG - Sophomore, Biology, San Diego, Calif.
Golden Eagle Distributors has been the exclusive distributor of Anheuser-Busch products across most of Arizona since its creation in 1974. The family-owned company is headquartered in Tucson with branch offices in Casa Grande, Buckeye, Flagstaff, Globe and Holbrook, Ariz.
THE WORLD’S BEST PARTY AT 7000 FEET
The @ItsComingNAU Campaign hits its highest level this Saturday. Northern Arizona Athletics is throwing the world's best party at 7,000 feet Saturday, April 26 #NAU42614 at the football Blue-Gold spring game. The festivities kick off at noon at Lumberjack Stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Come join the fun!
THREE QUESTIONS STARRING BRITTANI LUSAIN
Brittani Lusain is a 5’9 freshman guard from San Diego, California. She will spend the next minute delving into the life of a teammate while also sharing something about herself: