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. – 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. – 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 – Forty Northern Arizona student-athletes from football, volleyball, soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country were named to the Big Sky Fall All-Academic team announced today by the league office.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona is tied for 14th in the Capital One Cup in the men’s fall standings. The Lumberjacks earned 20 points towards the Capital One Cup after winning the 2016 NCAA Men's Cross Country National Championship.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Recent Northern Arizona University graduate Futsum Zienasellassie was named one of FloTrack’s “Humans of the Year” Wednesday morning for his incredible efforts during the 2016 track & field and cross country seasons.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona is tied for 20th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The fall sport rankings were released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Learfield. The Lumberjacks garnered 100 points this fall after capturing the 2016 NCAA Men’s Cross Country National Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 19.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nearly two weeks ago, the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona hustled their way to the university’s first-ever NCAA Division I National Championship on the backs of four All-American performances—a race-best that tied a school record—and seven top-100 finishes—the only such team to do so.
NEW ORLEANS – Northern Arizona University Director of Cross Country Eric Heins received the 2016 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) Bill Dellinger Award Tuesday afternoon, given to the men’s national coach of the year.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – If you ask most people around the country to point out Flagstaff, Ariz., on a map, there would be some trouble doing so. Even more would have a hard time telling you that city is home to Northern Arizona University—a haven for distance runners.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – With NCAA Cross Country Championships tomorrow, some of the nation’s best athletes and coaches gathered at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center this afternoon for a pre-race press conference.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A plan over a year in the making will come to a head in Indiana on Saturday as Northern Arizona University Director of Cross Country Eric Heins and his No. 1 Lumberjack men invade the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course for NCAA National Championships.
INDIANAPOLIS, 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.
NEW ORLEANS—The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) named Northern Arizona University Director of Cross Country Eric Heins the NCAA Mountain Region Coach of the Year while also awarding the team’s top-athlete Futsum Zienasellassie with the region’s Male Athlete of the Year honor Tuesday afternoon.
NEW ORLEANS – For the third-straight United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) National Poll, the Northern Arizona University men find themselves unanimously atop the week seven rankings.
NEW ORLEANS – There has been six regional polls released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) this 2016 season, and the No. 1 Lumberjack men have topped the list each and every week.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In 2015, the Lumberjack men came in second place at the Big Sky Conference Championships, breaking an eight-year team title streak and a 10-year individual athlete championship streak.
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Redshirt-junior Paige Gilchrist led the way for the Northern Arizona University women’s cross country team at the Arizona State Invitational tonight, completing the three-mile course with a final time of 18:03 and a first-place finish.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A huge team victory and the subsequent unanimous No. 1 ranking the country deserves a plethora of recognition, and the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team has received just that.
NEW ORLEANS – The unprecedented and historic season continues for the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team, as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) named the Lumberjacks the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation earlier this morning.
OGDEN, UTAH – This past weekend, the No. 1 nationally-ranked Northern Arizona men’s cross country team faced its first test of the season and passed with flying colors, winning the 2016 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational thanks in large part to the low-stick performance of three-time XC All-American Futsum Zienasellassie.