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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.
  • Freriks, Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Status from USTFCCCA
    February 15, 2012
    Freriks, Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Status from USTFCCCA NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday that junior Tim Freriks, as well as both the men's and women's cross country teams at Northern Arizona University had earned Division I All-Academic honors for the 2011 season.
  • 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.
  • NAU Athletics Announces 2012 National Signing Day Event
    January 18, 2012
    NAU Athletics Announces 2012 National Signing Day Event FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is hosting its 2012 National Signing Day event on Wednesday, February 1 at Granny's Closet. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. as fans get a unique opportunity to meet some of our current-student athletes as well as learn about the new members of our Lumberjack family.
  • Olympian Lomong to Graduate on Friday; Lead Franke College of Business
    December 14, 2011
    Olympian Lomong to Graduate on Friday; Lead Franke College of Business FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lopez Lomong carries with him every day the red holder he used to carry the American flag into the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies as a constant reminder of the privilege and thrill of his leading the USA Olympic team. He plans to use it again on Friday.
  • Estrada Leads Cross Country to 14th at NCAAs with All-American Effort
    November 21, 2011
    Estrada Leads Cross Country to 14th at NCAAs with All-American Effort TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Diego Estrada earned All-American honors for the second year in a row at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing seventh overall in an unusually fast race at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute on Monday.
  • Cross Country's Belus Brings Quiet Leadership to Squad
    November 20, 2011
    Cross Country's Belus Brings Quiet Leadership to Squad FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Andrew Belus will compete in his third NCAA National Cross Country Championship as a senior member of Northern Arizona University's perennial Top-10 men's team on Monday. The beginning of the NAU No. 5's running career, however, was surprisingly less glamorous.
  • All-Americans to Lead Men's Cross Country into NCAA Championships - Watch Live on NCAA.com
    November 20, 2011
    All-Americans to Lead Men's Cross Country into NCAA Championships - Watch Live on NCAA.com FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men's cross country team will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. this weekend for the NCAA National Cross Country Championships, to be held Monday, Nov. 21. The squad is looking for its fifth-consecutive top-10 finish at the meet.
  • Cross Country's Estrada Heads to Nationals as an American Citizen
    November 17, 2011
    Cross Country's Estrada Heads to Nationals as an American Citizen FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Diego Estrada has competed for Northern Arizona University's cross country and track and field teams for the past four years, compiling four All-American awards, four Big Sky Conference individual titles, and numerous other honors in that span. But on Nov. 21, Estrada will compete in his first ever race as an official American citizen.
  • Men's Cross Country Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships
    November 14, 2011
    Men's Cross Country Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced Sunday that the Northern Arizona University men's cross country team earned one of thirteen at-large berths to the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Cross Country Places Seven on All-Region Team at Mountain Regionals
    November 12, 2011
    Cross Country Places Seven on All-Region Team at Mountain Regionals PROVO, Utah – Diego Estrada and Rochelle Kanuho led a group of seven Northern Arizona University cross country athletes who were named to the All-Region team at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships Saturday. The NAU men placed third as a team, while the women placed seventh.
  • Cross Country Looking for More Success Saturday at Mountain Regionals
    November 10, 2011
    Cross Country Looking for More Success Saturday at Mountain Regionals FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Provo, Utah this Saturday to compete in the NCAA Mountain Region Championships. Both teams are coming off solid performances at the Big Sky Championships in Pocatello, Idaho two weeks ago, where the women took third and the men won their fifth-consecutive title.
  • Heins Wins Record Fifth-Straight Big Sky Coach of the Year Award
    November 02, 2011
    Heins Wins Record Fifth-Straight Big Sky Coach of the Year Award OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday that Northern Arizona University Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Eric Heins was named men's cross country Coach of the Year for the fifth-consecutive year.
  • Records Fall in Pocatello as Men’s Cross Country Has Historic Day
    October 29, 2011
    Records Fall in Pocatello as Men’s Cross Country Has Historic Day POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona University men's cross country team ended the 2011 Big Sky Championships in historic fashion as the Lumberjack men won their record-setting fifth-straight conference title. The Big Sky individual crown has now gone to an NAU runner seven years in a row as well, as senior Diego Estrada shattered the course record and took medalist honors Saturday at the Centennial Course in Pocatello, Idaho.
  • Cross Country to Compete in Big Sky Championships at ISU
    October 28, 2011
    Cross Country to Compete in Big Sky Championships at ISU FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University men's and women's cross country teams will be in action at the Big Sky Cross Country Championships Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho.
  • Laurent Brings International Talent to Women's Cross Country
    October 25, 2011
    Laurent Brings International Talent to Women's Cross Country FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Trying new things has never been an issue for Agnes Laurent, so when opportunity came knocking in the form of Northern Arizona cross country, the middle distance runner from Belgium welcomed the challenge.
  • Big Sky Conference Q&A: Cross Country's Tim Freriks
    October 25, 2011
    Big Sky Conference Q&A: Cross Country's Tim Freriks OGDEN, Utah - Junior Big Sky cross country athlete Tim Freriks, from Cottonwood, Ariz., took the time out of his schedule at Northern Arizona to answer some questions with the Big Sky Conference office. Tim talked about how he got started running, what made him choose NAU and his favorite place to eat in Flagstaff.
  • Estrada Garners Second AoW for Finish in Wisconsin
    October 18, 2011
    Estrada Garners Second AoW for Finish in Wisconsin OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona University's Diego Estrada was awarded his second Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor of the season, the Big Sky Conference announced Tuesday. Estrada placed third at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday, a meet that featured 20 of the nation's top 30 teams.
  • Estrada Leads Men’s XC to Top-10 with 3rd Place Finish
    October 14, 2011
    Estrada Leads Men’s XC to Top-10 with 3rd Place Finish MADISON, Wisc. – Northern Arizona University’s Diego Estrada once again finished ahead of many of the nation’s elite runners, including the defending meet champion, with a third-place finish at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday.
  • Cross Country to Compete in National Primer in Wisconsin
    October 12, 2011
    Cross Country to Compete in National Primer in Wisconsin FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In following the leadership of All-American Diego Estrada and two-time Big Sky Cross Country Athlete of the Week Rochelle Kanuho, the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams should stack up well against a slew of national talent at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday in Madison, Wisc.
  • Lumberjack Women Place All Four Runners in Top-25 at GCU Invite
    October 08, 2011
    Lumberjack Women Place All Four Runners in Top-25 at GCU Invite PHOENIX - The Northern Arizona University women's cross country team had four runners in action Saturday morning at the Grand Canyon University Invitational in Phoenix. All four runners placed in the top-25, and were led by freshmen Kylee Kieser and Shayla Freeman in 13th and 14th, respectively.
  • Estrada Named Big Sky AOW After Championship Performance
    October 04, 2011
    Estrada Named Big Sky AOW After Championship Performance FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University cross country star Diego Estrada earned Big Sky Cross Country Player of the Week honors Tuesday after winning the individual title at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.
  • Lumberjack Women Heading to Phoenix for GCU Invitational
    October 04, 2011
    Lumberjack Women Heading to Phoenix for GCU Invitational FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A handful of Northern Arizona University women cross country runners will travel to Phoenix on Saturday to compete in the Grand Canyon University Invitational.
  • Estrada Claims Cowboy Jamboree Title, Men Place Third, Women Fourth
    October 01, 2011
    Estrada Claims Cowboy Jamboree Title, Men Place Third, Women Fourth STILLWATER, Okla. – Senior Diego Estrada took advantage of a narrow and sometimes treacherous course and captured the individual title and led the Northern Arizona University men’s team to a fourth-place team finish at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. The Lumberjack women’s team was led by Rochelle Kanuho and Kortnee Burton’s consecutive top-10 overall finishes in seventh and eighth, respectively, en route to a fourth-place team finish.
  • Cross Country Season Heating Up, Lumberjacks to Run at OSU
    September 27, 2011
    Cross Country Season Heating Up, Lumberjacks to Run at OSU FLAGSTAFF, Ariz – The Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams will face their toughest test of the season thus far as they travel to Oklahoma State’s Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. on Saturday.
  • Kanuho Earns Second Big Sky Honor; Men Ranked 13th Nationally
    September 20, 2011
    Kanuho Earns Second Big Sky Honor; Men Ranked 13th Nationally FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University (NAU) cross country teams have had a successful week, as standout junior Rochelle Kanuho earned her second Big Sky Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor, while men’s team earned a 13th-place ranking in the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Coaches’ Poll Tuesday.
  • Lumberjacks Place Three Individuals in Top Five at Dave Murray Invitational
    September 16, 2011
    Lumberjacks Place Three Individuals in Top Five at Dave Murray Invitational TUCSON, Ariz. – The NAU cross country teams placed three runners total in the top-five Friday at the Dave Murray Invitational in Tucson. The Lumberjack women were paced by Rochelle Kanuho’s third-place finish to come in second as a team, and John Yatsko (4th) and Chris Ganem (5th) paced the men to a third-place team finish.
  • Friday’s Dave Murray Invitational Marks First Road Test for Lumberjacks
    September 15, 2011
    Friday’s Dave Murray Invitational Marks First Road Test for Lumberjacks FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Tucson, Ariz. this Friday to compete in the Dave Murray Invitational. The meet, held at the Dell Urich Golf Course, will be the Lumberjacks’ first road test of the season.
  • Kanuho Honored as Big Sky Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week
    September 06, 2011
    Kanuho Honored as Big Sky Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week OGDEN, Utah - After recording a sixth-place overall finish at the George Kyte Classic Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz., NAU’s Rochelle Kanuho was honored as the Big Sky Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week. Kanuho, a native of Flagstaff, received the honor for the first time in her career with the Lumberjacks.
  • Men’s Cross Country Finishes George Kyte in Second; Women Take Third
    September 03, 2011
    Men’s Cross Country Finishes George Kyte in Second; Women Take Third FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross country teams finished second and third, respectively, at the 31st Annual George Kyte Classic held Saturday at Buffalo Park.
  • Lumberjacks to Open Cross Country Season with George Kyte Classic
    September 01, 2011
    Lumberjacks to Open Cross Country Season with George Kyte Classic FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Cross Country will open its season Saturday at the 31st running of the George Kyte Classic. The Lumberjacks’ only home meet, held at Buffalo Park, is slated to begin with the women’s race at 1:30 p.m. MST, followed by the men at 2:15.