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.
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.
April 2, 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.
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.
February 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 8, 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.
November 5, 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.
November 3, 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.
November 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 8, 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.
October 6, 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.
October 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 9, 2011
Volleyball Improves to 7-0 with 3-1 Win over South Carolina Upstate
USAFA, Colo. – Senior Kobi Christensen had 16 kills and 11 digs and junior Kelli Dallmann posted 42 assists and 15 digs as NAU overcame a slow start to defeat South Carolina Upstate, 3-1, on the opening day of the Air Force Falcon Invitational (22-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-11). The Lumberjacks also received a season high 25 digs from junior Anna Gott, remaining undefeated at 7-0 while SC Upstate dropped to 2-5.
September 7, 2011
Volleyball Looks to Stay Perfect at Air Force Falcon Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The undefeated NAU volleyball team concludes non-conference play this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the Falcon Invitational. At 6-0, Northern Arizona is off to its best season start since the 1991 team began its year 11-0 and played in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Lumberjacks will open play against South Carolina Upstate (2-4) on Friday before facing Utah Valley (6-2) and host Air Force (2-5) on Saturday.
September 5, 2011
Big Sky Names Christensen Volleyball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After averaging 4.36 kills and 2.18 digs per set in earning MVP honors for the Fiesta Bowl Tournament over the weekend, NAU senior outside hitter Kobi Christensen was today named Big Sky Player of the Week. It is the second such honor in as many weeks for the Lumberjacks after junior setter Kelli Dallmann earned the award last week.
September 3, 2011
Volleyball Moves to 5-0 with Sweep of Hampton in Fiesta Bowl
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Powered by 12 kills and 11 digs from senior Kobi Christensen, NAU cruised to a 3-0 victory over Hampton on the second day of the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Rolle Activity Center (25-10, 25-20, 25-16). NAU, which hit .244 for the match while limiting Hampton to a -.044 hitting percentage, remained perfect on the season at 5-0 while Hampton dropped to 1-4.
September 3, 2011
Volleyball Defeats Hampton, New Mexico to Win Fiesta Bowl Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After opening the day with a 3-0 whitewash of Hampton (25-10, 25-20, 25-16), NAU outlasted New Mexico in an exhilarating five set match, 3-2 (25-17, 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 15-13), to claim the 2011 Fiesta Bowl Tournament championship. NAU improved to 6-0 on the year, its best start to a season since the 1991 team went 11-0 to open its campaign.
September 2, 2011
Volleyball Opens Fiesta Bowl With 3-0 Win Over San Jose State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After opening with a dominant 25-13 first set win, NAU battled for 25-19 and 25-21 second and third set wins, respectively, to sweep San Jose State to conclude the opening day of play in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks remained perfect on the season, improving to 4-0, while San Jose State dropped to 1-3. New Mexico defeated Hampton, 3-0, in the first match of the tournament Friday afternoon.
September 1, 2011
Volleyball to Host Annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament Friday and Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona hosts the Fiesta Bowl Volleyball Tournament this weekend for the 19th time in the last 21 years, having won the tournament in three of the last four years, including last season. NAU (3-0) will be joined in the tournament field by Hampton (1-2), which will be making its second all-time appearance in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament, New Mexico, and San Jose State, which will both be making their first appearances.
August 29, 2011
Dallmann Named Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – NAU junior setter Kelli Dallmann has earned the initial Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week honor for the 2011 season, the conference announced Monday. The Peoria, Ariz. native averaged 11.00 assists and 2.92 digs per set and posted two double-doubles in three weekend matches in Orem, Utah. She was named MVP of the Wolverine Invitational, as NAU went 3-0 and won the tournament championship.
August 27, 2011
Volleyball Pulls Out Thrilling Five Set Win Over Illinois State
OREM, Utah – After dropping the first two sets, NAU withstood a match point in the third set and took the fourth and fifth sets to complete a 3-2 comeback victory over Illinois State at the Wolverine Invitational in Orem, Utah (20-25, 19-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-11). Double-doubles from senior Kobi Christensen and junior Kelli Dallmann propelled the Lumberjacks to a second consecutive win to open the season, while Illinois State dropped to 0-2.
August 27, 2011
Volleyball Defeats Illinois State, Utah Valley to Win Wolverine Invitational
OREM, Utah – After defeating Illinois State, 3-2, to open play on Saturday, NAU came back in the night cap to win a tightly-contested 3-1 match against host Utah Valley for a sweep at the Wolverine Invitational in Orem, Utah (24-26, 26-24, 25-22, 27-25).
August 26, 2011
Volleyball Opens Season with 3-0 Sweep of CSU Bakersfield
OREM, Utah – After battling for a 25-20 first set win, Northern Arizona dominated the second and third sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-10, respectively, for a season opening 3-0 sweep of CSU Bakersfield at the Wolverine Invitational in Orem, Utah. The Lumberjacks were paced by 14 kills and a .522 hitting percentage from junior Lexi Sullivan, as NAU hit .393 as a team while the Roadrunners had a team hitting percentage of just .085.
August 24, 2011
Volleyball to Open 2011 Season with Three Matches in Orem, Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team opens the 2011 season this weekend with the first of three non-conference tournaments, playing at elevation (4, 774 feet) in Orem, Utah at the Utah Valley Wolverine Invitational. NAU will open play against CSU Bakersfield on Friday at 3:30 pm Arizona time before facing Illinois State on Saturday at 9 am and closing play against host Utah Valley on Saturday at 6 pm. Live video and statistics will be available for all matches.
August 16, 2011
2011 Volleyball Media Guide Now Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2011-12 NAU volleyball media guide is now available for viewing and printing on nauathletics.com. The guide contains team, coach and student-athlete information and photos, 2010 season statistics and review, Big Sky information, program records and team history. A television/radio chart for media use is available on page 35.
August 12, 2011
Volleyball Hits the Court with High Expectations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After losing just one player to graduation and returning a combined nine juniors and seniors, the veteran NAU volleyball team began practice this week with high hopes for the 2011 campaign. Despite finishing seventh in the Big Sky in each of the last three seasons, and being picked to finish seventh again this year in the preseason conference poll, the coaches and student athletes feel that the team is ready to ascend the Big Sky table.
August 9, 2011
Volleyball Picked Seventh in Big Sky Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky in 2011 in voting conducted by the conference head coaches. NAU garnered 26 points in the poll, finishing ahead of Montana State and Weber State. The Lumberjacks have finished seventh in the Big Sky in each of the last two seasons.
August 1, 2011
Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a 3.32 cumulative grade point average during the 2010-11 academic year, the NAU volleyball team has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) team academic award for the third consecutive year. To qualify for the award, the team must post a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA for the entire academic year. The squad was one of three NAU programs to post a cumulative GPA above 3.30 during the 2010-11 academic year.
June 27, 2011
Volleyball Releases 2011 Fall Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball finalized its 25-match schedule for the 2011 season highlighted by a number of talented non-conference and Big Sky Conference opponents. The Lumberjack volleyball season begins on Friday, Aug. 26 against Cal State Bakersfield in Orem Utah.
June 16, 2011
ABOR Approves Three-Year Contracts for Six Lumberjack Head Coaches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Arizona Board of Regents approved multi-year contracts for six Northern Arizona University head coaches at the meeting held in Flagstaff on Thursday. The coaches were previously on one-year contracts.
May 12, 2011
Fifty-Five Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A school-record fifty-five 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 2011.
April 6, 2011
Volleyball Unbeaten for Second Straight Weekend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northern Arizona volleyball continued its impressive spring season with another undefeated weekend. The women posted wins over Texas Tech, New Mexico State, New Mexico Highlands, and tied New Mexico.
March 28, 2011
Volleyball Posts Undefeated Record at Arizona Spring Tournament
TUSCON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s volleyball team opened its spring schedule with an undefeated tournament record against Arizona State, Grand Canyon, New Mexico State, and Yavapai College on Saturday.