NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
Adapting To Her Environment: Anokhina Excelling at NAUFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – New city, new team, new culture and new country. For Northern Arizona University golfer Sofia Anokhina, the only thing familiar about trekking halfway across the world from her native homeland of Moscow, Russia, to Flagstaff was the game of golf.
Saum Shines in First Two Rounds of Cowgirl Desert IntercollegiatePALM DESERT, Calif. – After a tough first round at the 2016 Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate today, one that saw the Lumberjacks record a 30-over-par 318 score, the Northern Arizona University golf team rallied the troops and shot an 8-over 296 in the second round to finish play Saturday in seventh place (38-over 614).
Lumberjacks Compete in Second Tournament of the WeekFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s back to the grind for the Northern Arizona University golf team, as the Lumberjacks will hit the links for their second tournament of the week at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate this Saturday and Sunday.
Lumberjacks Wrap Up Rose City Collegiate with Sixth-Place FinishAURORA, Ore. – Senior Kim Cifuentes posted a Lumberjack-best even-par 72 score during third round action at the 2016 Rose City Collegiate today, finishing 13-over 229 for the tournament as the Northern Arizona golf team earned sixth-place this week with a three-round total of 36-over 900.
Lumberjacks Close Out First Fall Tournament With 8th-Place FinishSPRINGVILLE, Utah – The Northern Arizona University golf team completed its first tournament of the 2016 fall season today, turning in a 24-over-par 308 tally this morning and a 66-over 918 mark for the week at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic. With that score, the Lumberjacks placed eighth-overall.
Lumberjacks Sit in 8th Heading into Final Round at Hobble Creek TomorrowSPRINGVILLE, Utah – Junior Sierra Bezdicek recorded an impressive 5-over-par 147 mark and finds herself in a tie for third place on the individual leaderboard as the Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up its first two rounds of the fall season Monday at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic.
NAU Golf Ready for First Fall Tournament Next WeekFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the third-consecutive season, the Northern Arizona University golf team will open its fall slate of tournaments with the Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah, Sept. 12 and 13.
Lumberjacks Release 2016-17 ScheduleFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Less than three weeks from the beginning of the 2016-17 season, the Northern Arizona University golf team has released its schedule for the upcoming year.
Bezdicek, Anokhina Named WGCA All-American ScholarsCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Senior Savana Bezdicek and freshman Sofya Anokhina were acknowledged for their work in the classroom Tuesday morning, as both earned all-American scholar accolades from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
33 Lumberjacks Earn Big Sky Spring All-Academic HonorsOGDEN, Utah – Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona men's and women's outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s golf teams were named to the 2016 Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team, announced today by the conference office.
NAU's Anokhina Wins Russian Amateur Open ChampionshipMOSCOW, Russia – After piecing together an incredible freshman campaign this past spring, one that saw her nail down the third-best season scoring average in NAU history at 75.43, Northern Arizona University golfer Sofya Anokhina added some hardware to her trophy collection after winning the women’s Russian Amateur Open Championship earlier today.
Recapping the 2015-16 Lumberjack Golf SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When discussing the best season in any collegiate program’s history, it is second nature to assume that year ended with a conference championship of some kind. However, while the 2015-16 season did not culminate with such a title for the Northern Arizona University golf team, the squad still managed to log a school record 10 sub-300 round scores this spring while also registering the lowest scoring average in the history of Lumberjack golf (302.04). Truly, this was a season unlike any other.
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.
Jackson and Montano Take Home Top Scholar Honors at Golden Eagle AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 38th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon was held on Wednesday at the NAU High Country Conference Center with a total of 187 Northern Arizona student-athletes being honored for their scholastic and athletic achievements. Senior diver Chelsea Jackson and senior distance runner Alejandro Montano were selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year during another outstanding luncheon.
NAU's Anokhina, Saum, Cifuentes and Messick Earn Big Sky RecognitionOGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office officially announced its 2016 all-conference golf team Thursday afternoon, with Northern Arizona University’s Kim Cifuentes, Kaitlyn Saum, Morgan Messick and Sofya Anokhina all earning recognition for their performances during the spring season.
Lumberjacks Place Third at Conference TournamentBOULDER CITY, Nev. – After winning the Big Sky Conference Championship two of the last three seasons, the Northern Arizona University golf team settled for third-place Wednesday afternoon at the Boulder Creek Golf Course, ending the week with a 21-over-par 885 score.
Bezdicek, Saum Highlight First Round Action From Conference ChampionshipsBOULDER CITY, Nev. – Sophomores Sierra Bezdicek and Kaitlyn Saum both turned in 1-under-par 71 scores during first round action from the Boulder Creek Golf Course Monday, as the Northern Arizona University golf team closed out round one of the 2016 Big Sky Championships in first-place with a 2-over 290 score.
Lumberjacks Poised to Defend Conference Title this Week at Big Sky ChampionshipsBOULDER CITY, Nev. – Playing on the outskirts of a city predicated on getting lucky, the Northern Arizona University golf team is hoping a little bit of that good fortune rubs off on them this week, but knowing full-well it has been their skill and determination all season long that have guided them to 2016 Big Sky Conference Championships.
Lumberjacks Finish First Two Rounds From Wyoming Cowgirl ClassicMARICOPA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team wrapped up the first two rounds of action today at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, scoring a 16 over-par 592 as a team Monday. The Lumberjacks currently sit in fourth place on the leaderboard heading into tomorrow.
NAU Prepares for Wyoming Cowgirl Classic Next WeekFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a three week break from competition, the Northern Arizona University golf team will tee off from the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic this upcoming Monday, April 4, in Maricopa, Ariz.
Lumberjacks Close Out Tournament from TucsonTUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team struggled in the third and final round of the Wildcat Invitational earlier today, scoring a 23-over par 311 mark for the day and finishing the tournament at 41-over 905 and in 13th-place.
Lumberjacks Shine At Day One of Wildcat InvitationalTUCSON, Ariz. – Competing against some of the best teams in the nation, the Northern Arizona University golf team did not shy away from the challenge. The Lumberjacks finished the first two rounds of the Wildcat Invitational in a tie for ninth-place on the leaderboard after scoring an 18-over-par 594 on Monday.
NAU Preparing to Face Off Against Some Stiff Competition at Wildcat InviteFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – While calling the fourth-place finish at the Red Rocks Invitational last weekend a “step back” is a hypercritical assessment of the team’s performance, the Northern Arizona University golf team is certainly looking to improve and make the necessary adjustments in preparation for its tournament next week, the Wildcat Invitational
Recapping Weekend Action from Red Rocks InvitationalSEDONA, Ariz. - The 2016 Red Rocks Invitational from the Oakcreek Country Club wrapped up today with the second and final round, as the Northern Arizona University golf team finished out the home tournament in fourth-place with a 33-over-par 609 score.
NAU in Fourth-Place with One Round Remaining at Red RocksSEDONA, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University golf team teed-off from its first and only home tournament of the season Saturday morning, finishing in fourth-place on the team leaderboard (16-over-par 304) after one round of action from the Red Rocks Invitational.
NAU Preparing for Red Rocks Invite this WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team hosts the Red Rocks Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, where it will look to win its second tournament of the season and repeat as tournament champs after winning the event in 2015.
Cifuentes Earns Recognition for Play at Rio VerdeFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second time in her collegiate golf career, junior Kim Cifuentes has been named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week after her performance at the Rio Verde Invitational this past weekend.
Lumberjacks Wrap Up Play From Rio Verde InvitationalRIO VERDE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University golf team was poised to make a run at two-straight tournament victories, but fell off in the third and final round from the Rio Verde Invitational today. The Lumberjacks, coming into the day at No. 3 on the leaderboard, finished in seventh place after scoring a 17-over par 305 Sunday and turning in a three-day total of 37-over 901.