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  • Forty-Eight Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
    May 10, 2012
    Forty-Eight Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-eight Northern Arizona University student-athletes are participating in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus this weekend and will be commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2012. It is the second largest graduating class in athletics department history, trailing only the 55 graduates from last spring.
  • Volleyball Adds JC Transfer Truett for 2012 Season
    April 13, 2012
    Volleyball Adds JC Transfer Truett for 2012 Season FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team has signed Erin Truett, a 6-foot-2-inch setter from South Mountain community college, to join the Lumberjacks for the 2012 season. She joins incoming freshmen Payton Bock, Trianna Henry, and Jenae Vander Ploeg as new additions to the NAU program which went 15-10 last season.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Arizona State, Goes 4-0 in Saturday Matches
    April 02, 2012
    Volleyball Sweeps Arizona State, Goes 4-0 in Saturday Matches FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team continued its superb spring in Rolle Activity Center on Saturday, defeating each of its four opponents while not dropping a set. Playing best-of-three matches, the Lumberjacks swept Yavapai College (25-10, 25-12), Fort Lewis (25-11, 25-14), Grand Canyon (25-16, 25-18), and Arizona State (25-16, 25-23), hitting .351 as a team during a dominant Saturday.
  • Volleyball to Host ASU, Three Others in Spring Matches Saturday
    March 28, 2012
    Volleyball to Host ASU, Three Others in Spring Matches Saturday FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team will host Arizona State, Grand Canyon, Fort Lewis, and Yavapai College for spring matches on Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks will play each team in best-of-three matches while the other schools will also face each other with two concurrent courts in use. Action will begin at 10 a.m. with free admission.
  • NAU Places 49 Student-Athletes on Fall Big Sky All-Academic Teams
    February 03, 2012
    NAU Places 49 Student-Athletes on Fall Big Sky All-Academic Teams OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men’s and women’s cross country teams placed a total of 49 student-athletes on the fall 2011 Big Sky All-Academic Teams. The 49 honorees were part of the school-record 3.12 cumulative GPA among all of NAU’s student-athletes during the fall semester.
  • Volleyball’s Campbell Named Capital One Academic All-America
    December 15, 2011
    Volleyball’s Campbell Named Capital One Academic All-America TOWSON, Md. – NAU volleyball junior outside hitter Lauren Campbell has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball third team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is the first NAU volleyball player in program history to earn All-America honors and the 27th all-time NAU student athlete to receive the prestigious academic honor.
  • Volleyball’s Gott, Kemper Earn All-Big Sky Honors
    November 25, 2011
    Volleyball’s Gott, Kemper Earn All-Big Sky Honors OGDEN, Utah – Junior libero Anna Gott and freshman middle blocker Sydney Kemper have both been named All-Big Sky Honorable Mention, the conference announced. The awards are the first in the careers of both players, who helped NAU open the season 12-0 and end the year with 15 wins, equaling the most for the program since 2001.
  • Volleyball Battles Northern Colorado on Senior Night, Falls 3-1
    November 19, 2011
    Volleyball Battles Northern Colorado on Senior Night, Falls 3-1 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior libero Anna Gott recorded 30 digs to move to second all-time in career digs in NAU history and freshman Kalee Kirby posted her first career double-double as NAU forced Big Sky champion Northern Colorado to a fourth set in a 3-1 season-ending loss in Rolle Activity Center (25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19). NAU ended its season at 15-10 overall and 6-10 in the Big Sky while the Bears improved to 20-8 overall and 13-3 in conference play.
  • Volleyball to Honor Seniors, End Season Saturday vs Northern Colorado
    November 17, 2011
    Volleyball to Honor Seniors, End Season Saturday vs Northern Colorado FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (15-9, 6-9 BSC) will close its 2011 campaign at home on Saturday night hosting Big Sky regular season champion Northern Colorado (19-8, 12-3 BSC) at 7 p.m. in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks will honor their three graduating seniors – Katie Bailey, Kobi Christensen, and Sam Hodgkins – prior to the match.
  • Volleyball Signs Three Recruits for 2012 Season
    November 16, 2011
    Volleyball Signs Three Recruits for 2012 Season FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team has received national letters of intent from three recruits to join the program for the 2012 season, head coach Craig Choate announced. Payton Bock (Tempe, Ariz./Hamilton HS), Trianna Henry (Phoenix, Ariz./Sunnyslope HS), and Janae Vander Ploeg (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain HS) have committed to Northern Arizona to help replace the loss of three seniors following this season.
  • Volleyball Drops Road Finale at Idaho State, 3-0
    November 12, 2011
    Volleyball Drops Road Finale at Idaho State, 3-0 POCATELLO, Idaho – After losing a tight first set, 26-24, NAU was unable to overcome Idaho State in the second and third sets as the Bengals completed a 3-0 sweep of the Lumberjacks on Saturday night in Pocatello (26-24, 25-17, 25-22). The loss dropped NAU to 15-9 overall and 6-9 in the Big Sky, eliminating the Lumberjacks from Big Sky Championship contention, while the Bengals evened their conference record at 7-7 and moved to 14-12 overall.
  • Volleyball Drops Five-Set Match at Weber State
    November 11, 2011
    Volleyball Drops Five-Set Match at Weber State OGDEN, Utah – Despite leading 2-1, the Northern Arizona volleyball team lost a tough five-set match at Weber State Friday night at Swensen Gym 25-16, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13.
  • Four Student-Athletes Honored with Capital One Academic All-District Awards
    November 10, 2011
    Four Student-Athletes Honored with Capital One Academic All-District Awards FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball’s Lauren Campbell and football’s Ben Bachelier and Dan Pela were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District® 8 First-Team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
  • Volleyball to Close Road Slate at Weber State, Idaho State
    November 08, 2011
    Volleyball to Close Road Slate at Weber State, Idaho State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU volleyball team (15-7, 6-7 BSC) plays its final road matches this week, needing wins at Weber State (2-23, 2-10 BSC) on Friday and Idaho State (13-11, 6-6 BSC) on Saturday to keep its Big Sky Championship hopes alive. The Lumberjacks have three regular season contest remaining and begin the week tied for sixth place in the Big Sky standings, with the top-four teams to advance to the postseason tournament.
  • Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision to Portland State
    November 05, 2011
    Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision to Portland State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona won the first set and had a 19-11 lead in the second set, but Portland State rallied back to win the second as well as sets three and four to post a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20). The Lumberjacks dropped to 6-7 in the Big Sky and 15-7 overall, while Portland State kept pace atop the Big Sky standings and improved to 10-4 in conference play and 14-12 overall.
  • Volleyball Rally Falls Short in Fifth Set vs. Eastern Washington
    November 03, 2011
    Volleyball Rally Falls Short in Fifth Set vs. Eastern Washington FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU rallied to win the third and fourth sets after Eastern Washington narrowly won the first two sets, but the Eagles hit .474 in fifth set to take the deciding frame 15-10 and win the match, 3-2 (25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 22-25, 15-10). The Lumberjacks lost a fifth set for the first time this season, dropping to 15-6 overall and 6-6 in Big Sky play, while Eastern Washington moved to 9-4 in the conference and 13-11 overall.
  • Volleyball to Continue Home Stand Thursday vs. Eastern Washington
    November 01, 2011
    Volleyball to Continue Home Stand Thursday vs. Eastern Washington FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (15-5, 6-5 BSC) will look to extend its brief two match winning streak with a pair of home matches this week against two of the top teams in the Big Sky, first hosting Eastern Washington (12-11, 8-4 BSC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Rolle Activity Center. The Eagles begin the week in third place in the conference while NAU currently sits in fifth place.
  • Volleyball Outlasts Sacramento State in Five-Set Thriller
    October 29, 2011
    Volleyball Outlasts Sacramento State in Five-Set Thriller FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In a match that had 40 ties and 18 lead changes, juniors Lauren Campbell and Lexi Sullivan each had 21 kills and NAU hit .221 as a team to edge Sacramento State, 3-2, on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center (25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10). NAU completed its first season sweep of Sacramento State in program history, improving to 15-5 overall and 6-5 in the Big Sky, while the Hornets dropped to 6-4 in conference play and 13-12 overall.
  • Volleyball Opens Critical Home Stand Saturday vs Sacramento State
    October 26, 2011
    Volleyball Opens Critical Home Stand Saturday vs Sacramento State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (14-5, 5-5 BSC) returns to Flagstaff to open a three-match home stand at 7 p.m. Saturday against Big Sky-leading Sacramento State (13-10, 6-2 BSC). The Lumberjacks split their two road matches last weekend, ending a four-match losing streak with a win over Montana State, and begin the week tied for fifth place in the Big Sky standings. Saturday’s match will air live on Fox College Sports Pacific and NAU-TV.
  • Volleyball Ends Skid with 3-1 Win at Montana State
    October 22, 2011
    Volleyball Ends Skid with 3-1 Win at Montana State BOZEMAN, Mont. – Four NAU players had double digit kills and freshman Sydney Kemper posted a career high nine blocks as the Lumberjacks rallied from down 1-0 to pull out a 3-1 victory over Montana State on Saturday night in Bozeman (18-25, 25-20, 29-27, 25-18). The Lumberjacks ended a four match losing streak with the win, improving to 14-5 overall and 5-5 in the Big Sky while the Bobcats dropped to 2-8 in conference play and 3-18 overall.
  • Volleyball Returns to the Road in Montana
    October 21, 2011
    Volleyball Returns to the Road in Montana FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (13-4, 4-4 BSC) begins the second half of conference play this week with matches at Montana (6-10, 3-5 BSC) on Friday at 6 p.m. and Montana State (3-16, 2-6 BSC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Lumberjacks defeated both Montana schools in Flagstaff in mid September and will look to end a three match losing streak in the Treasure State this weekend.
  • Volleyball Defeated at Montana, 3-1
    October 21, 2011
    Volleyball Defeated at Montana, 3-1 MISSOULA, Mont. – NAU rallied from down 2-0 with a dominant 25-9 third set win, but Montana rebounded to win the fourth set and post a 3-1 victory over the Lumberjacks on Friday night in Missoula (25-13, 25-20, 9-25, 25-23). The loss dropped NAU to 4-5 in the Big Sky and 13-5 overall, while the Grizzlies improved to 7-10 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
  • Volleyball Swept by Weber State, 3-0
    October 15, 2011
    Volleyball Swept by Weber State, 3-0 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Weber State hit .254 for the match and outblocked NAU 11.5 to 2.0 to score a 3-0 victory over the Lumberjacks on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center (25-22, 25-17, 25-21). The win was the first of the season for the Wildcats, who improved to 1-19 overall and 1-7 in conference play, while NAU dropped its third consecutive match to drop to 13-4 overall and 4-4 in the Big Sky.
  • Volleyball Looks to Rebound vs Weber State in Think Pink Match
    October 14, 2011
    Volleyball Looks to Rebound vs Weber State in Think Pink Match FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After dropping their first home match of the season to Idaho State on Thursday, the NAU volleyball team (13-3, 4-3 BSC) will look to bounce back against Weber State (0-19, 0-7 BSC) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. Saturday’s tilt will be NAU’s Think Pink match, with all fans encouraged to wear pink to recognize breast cancer awareness month.
  • Volleyball Outlasted by Idaho State, 3-1
    October 13, 2011
    Volleyball Outlasted by Idaho State, 3-1 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Down 2-0, Northern Arizona was able to withstand five match points to force a fourth set, but Idaho State rebounded to defeat the Lumberjacks, 3-1, on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center (25-22, 25-19, 25-27, 25-13). The loss was the first at home this season for NAU, which dropped to 13-3 overall and 4-3 in the Big Sky while Idaho State improved to 9-8 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
  • Volleyball Returns Home to Host First Match in 25 Days
    October 11, 2011
    Volleyball Returns Home to Host First Match in 25 Days FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After the longest break between home matches in a season in program history, the NAU volleyball team (13-2, 4-2 BSC) returns to Flagstaff for a pair of matches this week against Idaho State (9-8, 3-3 BSC) at 7:30 Thursday and Weber State (0-18, 0-6 BSC) at 7:00 Saturday. Both matches will be televised live on Fox College Sports, with Thursday’s match also to air live on Fox Sports Arizona.
  • Volleyball Swept at Northern Colorado, 3-0
    October 08, 2011
    Volleyball Swept at Northern Colorado, 3-0 GREELEY, Colo. – After Northern Colorado outlasted Northern Arizona for a 27-25 first set win, the Bears controlled the second set and pulled away late in the third set to complete a 3-0 sweep of the Lumberjacks on Saturday night in Greeley (27-25, 25-24, 25-20). The loss was just the second of the season, and the first sweep, for NAU, dropping the Lumberjacks to 13-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Sky.
  • Volleyball to Face Northern Colorado in Battle of Big Sky’s Best
    October 06, 2011
    Volleyball to Face Northern Colorado in Battle of Big Sky’s Best FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (13-1, 4-1 BSC) and Northern Colorado (10-6, 4-1 BSC), tied for first place in the Big Sky, will meet for the first time this season on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Greeley, Colo. After dropping their first match of the season at Portland State last Thursday, NAU rebounded with a win over Eastern Washington on Saturday to join Northern Colorado, which was picked to win the Big Sky in the preseason coaches’ poll, atop the conference standings.
  • Volleyball Overcomes 2-0 Deficit, Tops Eastern Washington 3-2
    October 01, 2011
    Volleyball Overcomes 2-0 Deficit, Tops Eastern Washington 3-2 CHENEY, Wash. – After falling behind 2-0, NAU rallied back to win the third and fourth set and limited Eastern Washington to a -.037 hitting percentage in the fifth set to upend the Eagles, 3-2, on Saturday night at Reese Court (24-26, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-12). Junior libero Anna Gott posted a career-high 34 digs for the Lumberjacks, who rebounded from their first loss of the season to improve to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big Sky.
  • Volleyball Drops First Match of the Season at Portland State, 3-1
    September 30, 2011
    Volleyball Drops First Match of the Season at Portland State, 3-1 PORTLAND, Ore. – Junior Jen Wilson posted a double-double, including a career high 19 kills, but NAU hit a season low .130 as a team and was outblocked 12-5 as Portland State claimed a 3-1 victory on Friday night in the Stott Center (25-15, 26-24, 18-25, 25-16). The loss ended the Lumberjack's school record winning streak and handed NAU its first loss of the season, dropping to 12-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big Sky.
  • Volleyball to Face Tough Tests at Portland State, Eastern Washington
    September 28, 2011
    Volleyball to Face Tough Tests at Portland State, Eastern Washington FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of only three remaining undefeated NCAA Division-I volleyball teams in the country, Northern Arizona (12-0, 3-0 BSC) faces a challenging road trip this week with matches at Portland State (7-9, 3-1 BSC) on Friday and Eastern Washington (8-6, 4-0 BSC) on Saturday. Eastern Washington is the only other remaining undefeated team in Big Sky play while Portland State enters the week in third place in the conference.
  • Dallmann Earns Second Big Sky Volleyball Weekly Honor of the Season
    September 26, 2011
    Dallmann Earns Second Big Sky Volleyball Weekly Honor of the Season OGDEN, Utah – After posting a double-double with 57 assists and 15 digs and adding four blocks against Sacramento State on Thursday, NAU junior setter Kelli Dallmann has been named the Big Sky Player of the Week for the second time this season. Dallmann was also named player of the week after the first week of the season in which she was the MVP of the Wolverine Invitational. NAU has now won five of the six Big Sky Player of the Week awards this season.
  • Volleyball Sets Program Record Start with 3-2 Win at Sacramento State
    September 22, 2011
    Volleyball Sets Program Record Start with 3-2 Win at Sacramento State SACRAMENTO, Calif. –Junior Lexi Sullivan posted a season best 22 kills, including five kills in the decisive fifth set, as Northern Arizona outlasted Sacramento State 3-2 for its first win in Sacramento in program history (25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-7). NAU improved to 12-0, surpassing the 11-0 record of the 1991 team for the best season start in program history, while moving to 3-0 in conference play.
  • Volleyball Takes Unblemished Record to Sacramento State
    September 21, 2011
    Volleyball Takes Unblemished Record to Sacramento State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (11-0, 2-0 BSC) remains one of only seven undefeated NCAA Division-I volleyball teams (out of 321 total NCAA D-I teams). NAU has equaled its best season start in program history and can surpass the 1991 team and its 11-0 start with a win on Thursday against Sacramento State (5-8, 0-0 BSC), which has lost five consecutive matches.
  • Volleyball Equals Best Start in Team History with 3-1 Win over Montana
    September 17, 2011
    Volleyball Equals Best Start in Team History with 3-1 Win over Montana FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Backed by double-digit kills from junior Lexi Sullivan and freshman Sydney Kemper and 47 assists from junior Kelli Dallmann, NAU outlasted Montana for a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks moved to 11-0, equaling the 1991 team for the best start in program history and remaining one of only eight undefeated NCAA Division-I teams in the nation.
  • Volleyball Looks to Stay Perfect Saturday Hosting Rival Montana
    September 16, 2011
    Volleyball Looks to Stay Perfect Saturday Hosting Rival Montana FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After opening Big Sky play with a 3-0 win over Montana State Thursday night, the 10-0 Northern Arizona volleyball team will be back in action Saturday at 4 p.m. against Montana with free admission in Rolle Activity Center. As of Friday afternoon, NAU was one of only 11 undefeated Division-I volleyball teams in the nation.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Montana State 3-0, Improves to 10-0 on Season
    September 15, 2011
    Volleyball Sweeps Montana State 3-0, Improves to 10-0 on Season FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After narrowly getting by Montana State in the first two sets, NAU broke the match open in the third set, led by five kills and two blocks in the set from freshman Sydney Kemper, to complete a 3-0 sweep of Montana State in both teams’ Big Sky opener (25-20, 25-22, 25-12). NAU remained one of only 11 undefeated NCAA Division-I volleyball teams in the nation, improving to 10-0, while Montana State remained winless at 0-11.
  • Undefeated Volleyball Home to Open Big Sky Play vs. Montana State
    September 13, 2011
    Undefeated Volleyball Home to Open Big Sky Play vs. Montana State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 9-0 NAU volleyball team begins the conference portion of its schedule this week, hosting Montana State (0-10) on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Montana (3-5) on Saturday at 4 p.m. NAU is one of only 14 NCAA Division-I volleyball teams that begin the week undefeated (out of 321 total NCAA D-I teams). Only five teams in the country have more wins this year than NAU. Thursday’s match will be televised live on Fox College Sports Pacific and NAU-TV.
  • Bailey Named Co-Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week
    September 12, 2011
    Bailey Named Co-Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week OGDEN, Utah – Senior middle blocker Katie Bailey, who earned MVP honors and led NAU to the tournament championship at the Falcon Invitational over the weekend, was today named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week, sharing the award with Idaho State setter Lori Mendenhall. The award was the first in Bailey’s career, as she joined teammates Kelli Dallmann and Kobi Christensen in becoming the third Lumberjack to earn the conference weekly honor this season.
  • Volleyball Wins Falcon Invitational, Ends Non-Conference Play 9-0
    September 10, 2011
    Volleyball Wins Falcon Invitational, Ends Non-Conference Play 9-0 USAFA, Colo. – After a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Utah Valley Saturday afternoon (25-18, 17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-8), NAU cruised to a 3-0 sweep of host Air Force in the nightcap (25-20, 25-18, 25-17) to win the Falcon Invitational, its third tournament championship of the season. The Lumberjacks enter Big Sky play at 9-0, the second best start to a season in program history.
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