FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The summer months are relatively low-key for the Northern Arizona University golf program but today, the Lumberjacks are excited to announce the squad has officially signed overseas athlete Eliska Kocourkova to its roster.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University head golf coach Brad Bedortha makes it a priority for his team to read one book each semester as part of a learning process in order to help them become better golfers and people.
OGDEN, Utah – For the second time in four years, and the fourth time in school history, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department swept the Big Sky Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophies, announced by the conference office on Monday. The Lumberjacks won a total of seven Big Sky Conference championships during the 2016-17 academic year and also received strong performances from several other programs.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Among the nearly 5,000 Northern Arizona University graduates this weekend will be 44 Lumberjack student-athletes, who will receive their diplomas during the commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday in the Walkup Skydome. Along with the 17 fall semester graduates, NAU Athletics will graduate 61 total student-athletes this academic year.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For many, choosing a college to attend can be an apprehensive process. When it comes to junior Northern Arizona golfer Carly Akine, though, there was never really any doubt regarding what university she wanted to call “home.” From the early age of 10, Akine confesses she always had her sights set on Flagstaff and NAU.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior distance runner Futsum Zienasellassie and sophomore diver Tanya Kurach were among the big winners at Monday night's Fourth Annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Zienasellassie and Kurach were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively at the end-of-year awards show at NAU's Prochnow Auditorium.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Brad Bedortha has spent nine spring seasons in Flagstaff as the head coach of the Northern Arizona University women’s golf program, garnering three Big Sky Championships and three more conference “Coach of the Year” awards in that time span.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.