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  • Anokhina Wins Big Sky Championships, First Lumberjack Since 2010
    April 23, 2017
    BOULDER CITY, Nev. – It was not easy for Northern Arizona University’s Sofia Anokhina—as she double bogeyed on No. 16 to move to 3-over par for the round—but the Lumberjack sophomore finished with a tournament scorecard of 2-over 218 to secure the individual title by three strokes at Big Sky Conference Championships Sunday afternoon.
  • Anokhina in First Place at Big Sky's With One Round Remaining
    April 22, 2017
    BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Big Sky “Player of the Year” and Northern Arizona University sophomore Sofia Anokhina shot a 1-under-par 71 Saturday during second round action from 2017 conference championships and sits atop the individual leaderboard with one round remaining.
  • NAU Overcomes Mother Nature's Gusts During First Round at Conference Championships
    April 21, 2017
    BOULDER CITY, Nev. – During first round action at the 2017 Big Sky Conference Championships Friday, the Northern Arizona University golf team turned in a fifth-place team score of 28-over-par 316.
  • Northern Arizona Eyes Another Conference Title This Weekend in Boulder City
    April 20, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Brad Bedortha arrived in Flagstaff halfway through the 2008 spring season and since taking over the reins of the Northern Arizona University golf program, the Lumberjacks have won three conference titles—tied for the most of any Big Sky team in that time frame.
  • Baldenegro and Coggins Honored as Top Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes
    April 18, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football senior Patrick Baldenegro and women’s basketball senior Rene Coggins were honored as the Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year on Tuesday during the 39th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon. A total of 190 student-athletes across all 15 of NAU’s athletic programs were honored at the High Country Conference Center.
  • NAU's Sofia Anokhina Named 2017 Big Sky "Player of the Year"
    April 17, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – She has won a total of three tournaments this spring season out of a possible five and has posted a 2017 scoring average of 70.92, so it is only fitting that Northern Arizona University’s Sofia Anokhina be named the Big Sky Conference’s “Player of the Year.”
  • After Tempe Tournament, Lumberjacks Feel Good About Performance
    April 09, 2017
    TEMPE, Ariz. – In the third and final round of the PING/Arizona State Invitational, the Northern Arizona University golf team ended the weekend with a 54-hole team score of 37-over-par 901 and the 14th-place finish.
  • Improvement is the Name of the Game
    April 08, 2017
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University head golf coach Brad Bedortha said at the end of yesterday’s first round from the PING/Arizona State Invitational that he wanted to see better execution during today’s second round…and that’s exactly what his squad gave him.
  • NAU Golf Finishes First Round Action from PING/ASU Invite
    April 07, 2017
    TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team competed in the first of three rounds at the 2017 PING/Arizona State Invitational today, turning in a team score of 17-over-par 305. The Lumberjacks ended the day in 13th place on the leaderboard, six strokes back of 12th-place Missouri.
  • Tempe for the Weekend: NAU Golf Prepares for Final Spring Tourney before Conference
    April 05, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a sixth-place finish at the Sacramento State Invitational last time out, the Northern Arizona University golf team will head down the mountain for some weekend action at the PING/Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
  • Daring Greatly: A Motto Loren Skibba Believes In and Lives By
    March 27, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Golf is a tough, tough sport. For any novice that has been to a driving range or gone mini-putting, you have first-hand experience with the difficulty of hitting a ball straight or tapping in a two-footer only to have it rim out.
  • Third of the Season: Anokhina is the Big Sky's Golfer of the Week
    March 22, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – For the third time this season, Northern Arizona University’s Sofia Anokhina received Big Sky Golfer of the Week honors after another first-place performance earlier this week at the Sacramento State Invitational.
  • Add Another One: Anokhina Wins Sacramento State Invite
    March 21, 2017
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Third round action from the 2017 Sacramento State Invitational was suspended and eventually canceled due to heavy rain and lightning in the area, meaning sophomore Sofia Anokhina—who was leading the tournament at 3-under-par 141 at the conclusion of yesterday—effectively wins her third tournament of the spring season.
  • NAU Completes First Two Rounds of Sac State Invite, Anokhina in First
    March 20, 2017
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University golf team competed in the first and second rounds of the Sacramento State Invitational today, scoring a 20-over-par 308 in the first set of 18 and a 16-over 304 in the latter half of the day to finish in sixth-place (36-over 612) before tomorrow’s third and final round.
  • NAU Golf Competes at Sac State Invite this Week
    March 19, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going a little over two weeks since competing in its last tournament, the Northern Arizona University golf team is ready to tee off and begin play from the Sacramento State Invitational this Monday and Tuesday.
  • Big Sky Names Anokhina its "Golfer of the Week"
    March 08, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – When you record the best 54-hole score in the history of the university and win your second tournament in three tries this spring season, it is hard to argue against a “Golfer of the Week” nod.
  • Anokhina Wins her Second Tournament of the Spring Sunday at Red Rocks
    March 05, 2017
    SEDONA, Ariz. – If you thought yesterday was a good showing from Northern Arizona University’s Sofia Anokhina, then her performance today in the third and final round from the 2017 Red Rocks Invitational would have blown you away.
  • Anokhina's Historic Day has NAU in Second Heading into Final Round of Red Rocks
    March 04, 2017
    SEDONA, Ariz. – As has been the case all spring, sophomore Sofia Anokhina was nothing short of spectacular for the Northern Arizona University golf team during the first two rounds at the Red Rocks Invitational Saturday, recording the lowest 36-hole score in both tournament and program history (7-under-par 137). She is currently all alone in first-place by a single stroke heading into tomorrow’s third round.
  • NAU Sedona Bound as the Lumberjacks Ready to Host Red Rocks
    March 03, 2017
    SEDONA, Ariz. – The snow flurries once again touched down in Flagstaff earlier this week, but the Northern Arizona University golf team is all smiles as it hits the road—albeit a short ride from the Mountain town—for sunny Sedona this Saturday and Sunday to host the 12th annual Red Rocks Invitational.
  • Big Game with a Big Heart: NAU's Emma Reyes Driven by Character
    February 28, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Growing up, expectations are inevitably thrusted onto aspiring athletes. It is unavoidable, and according to Northern Arizona University golfer Emma Reyes, her father had some pretty lofty ideas about her and her sister’s future as it concerned the game of golf.
  • Progression is Tangible as Lumberjacks Close Out Rio Verde Tourney
    February 26, 2017
    RIO VERDE, Ariz. –Sofia Anokhina has opened her sophomore spring campaign with a tournament victory and now a third-place finish as the Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up play from the Rio Verde Invitational Sunday afternoon.
  • Better Second Round for NAU Gives them Momentum Heading into Sunday's Final Round
    February 25, 2017
    RIO VERDE, Ariz. – A much better day on the links for the Northern Arizona University golf team (7-over par 296) has the Lumberjacks three strokes back of third-place Northern Illinois and five strokes back of second-place Eastern Michigan heading into the third and final round Sunday from the Rio Verde Invitational.
  • NAU Heads into Tomorrow's Second Round Six Strokes Out of Second
    February 24, 2017
    RIO VERDE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up action from day one of the Rio Verde Invitational today, turning in a team score of 18-over-par 306. The Lumberjacks will head into round two tomorrow in fourth place and six strokes off second place Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan. Missouri-Kansas City is leading the field at 7-over 295.
  • Lumberjacks Ready to Compete in Rio Verde This Weekend
    February 22, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a tie for fourth place to open the spring campaign, the Northern Arizona University golf team will tee off from its second tournament of the season, the Rio Verde Invitational, beginning this Friday, February 24.
  • Conference Names Anokhina Co-Golfer of the Week
    February 15, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – After becoming the first Northern Arizona University golfer to win a tournament since former Lumberjack Jacquie LeMarr did in the March of 2014, current sophomore Sofia Anokhina was named the Big Sky’s Co-Golfer of the Week Wednesday.
  • NAU's Anokhina Becomes First NAU Golfer Since '14 to Win Tourney
    February 14, 2017
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina recorded a third and final round score of ever-par 72 Tuesday to finish the week with a 216 score and the individual victory at the Battle at the Rock Tournament. As a team, the Lumberjacks finished the tournament in a tie for fourth (54-over-par 918) with a third-round tally of 18-over 306.
  • NAU's Anokhina Shines in First Two Rounds of Spring
    February 13, 2017
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – At the end of two rounds of play to begin the 2017 spring season, Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina finished at even-par 144 and currently leads the entire field of 84 golfers as the Lumberjack golf team carries a 36-over 612 into tomorrow’s third and final round of day from the Battle at the Rock tournament.
  • The Spring Season is Right Around the Corner for NAU Golf...
    February 10, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s about that time of year again to shake off the bitter cold, and snow, of winter and for the Northern Arizona University golf team to competitively hit the links for the 2017 spring season.
  • Lumberjacks Rank Seventh in Preseason Big Sky Poll
    February 02, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – With only 11 days separating the Northern Arizona University golf team from the beginning of its 2017 season, the Big Sky Conference released the preseason rankings Thursday morning.
  • Free and Easy: Sierra Bezdicek's Carefree Attitude Helps Her on the Course and in Life
    January 11, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For many people, deciding on a life profession or even a collegiate major is a difficult task. Growing up, we are taught that we can be anything we want if we set our mind to it.
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