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    February 09, 2017
    Lumberjacks Are Champions in the Classroom, Too NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division I Cross Country National Champions aren’t just great performers on the course, they’re also stellar achievers in the classroom.
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    February 03, 2017
    Forty Lumberjacks Pick Up Big Sky Fall All-Academic Accolades 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.
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    January 24, 2017
    NAU Men Ranked in the Top 15 in Capital One Cup Standings 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.
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    December 28, 2016
    Zienasellassie Named "Human of the Year" by FloTrack 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.
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    December 06, 2016
    NAU Ranked in the Top 20 in the Latest Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings 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.
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    December 02, 2016
    13 Days Later, The Story Just Keeps Getting Better 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.
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    November 22, 2016
    Heins Receives USTFCCCA's 2016 Bill Dellinger Award 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.
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    November 21, 2016
    Forged in Flagstaff, Achieved in Terre Haute FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Here we are: 48 hours removed from arguably the greatest sports moment in the history of Northern Arizona University athletics, and it still feels somewhat like a dream.
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    November 19, 2016
    The Lumberjacks are NCAA National Champions 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.
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    November 18, 2016
    Zienasellassie, Heins Speak at NCAA Championships Pre-Race Press Conference 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.
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    November 17, 2016
    No. 1 Lumberjacks Compete for School's First Ever National Title on Saturday 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.
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    November 15, 2016
    NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High Rate 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.
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    November 15, 2016
    USTFCCCA Names Heins, Zienasellassie as NCAA Mountain Region Coach, Athlete of the Year 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.
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    November 14, 2016
    Lumberjacks Head Into NCAA Championships as the Favorites 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.
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    November 11, 2016
    NAU Men Win Third Regional Title in Five Seasons, Book Ticket to Nationals LOGAN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team is going to nationals.
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    November 10, 2016
    Regional Ready: Lumberjack Cross Country Races in Utah on Friday FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Lumberjack cross country program is Utah bound as the season shifts toward Logan and the NCAA Mountain Region Championships this weekend.
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    November 02, 2016
    Honorable Heins: NAU's Director of Cross Country Garners 27th Big Sky COTY Award OGDEN, Utah – A storybook season continues for Director of Cross Country Eric Heins, as he was named the 2016 Big Sky Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year Wednesday afternoon.
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    November 01, 2016
    NAU Men's Team Once Again Garners the Unanimous No. 1 National Ranking NEW ORLEANS – For the second-consecutive United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Poll, the Northern Arizona University men’s team ranks No. 1 unanimously in the nation.
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    October 31, 2016
    Lumberjack Men Finish Regional Poll Season Where They Started, Women Move Up 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.
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    October 28, 2016
    NAU Sweeps the Big Sky Cross Country Championships for 15th Time in School History MOSCOW, Idaho – Whew. Now that we can finally take a breath, what a thrilling day it was.
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    October 27, 2016
    The Road to NCAA's Begins Tomorrow with Big Sky XC Conference Championships 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.
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    October 21, 2016
    Gilchrist With a First-Place Finish for the NAU Women at ASU 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.
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    October 20, 2016
    Lumberjacks Head To Phoenix for ASU Invitational Tonight FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cross country program will send down a group of male and female athletes for the Arizona State Invitational tonight in Phoenix.
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    October 19, 2016
    Catch Up With Coach Heins: Week Five 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.
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    October 18, 2016
    Unanimous No. 1 Team in the Country: The NAU Lumberjacks 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.
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    October 18, 2016
    Zienasellassie Earns Season's First Athlete of the Week Honor 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.
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    October 17, 2016
    NAU Men Stay at No. 1, Women Move Up to No. 9 in this Week's USTFCCCA Regional Poll NEW ORLEANS – After not releasing a regional or national poll last week, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) came out with its week five NCAA Division I Regional Rankings today with the No. 1 Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks holding their stake as the Mountain Region’s top team.
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    October 14, 2016
    Matched Against the Nation's Best, No. 1 NAU Shines at Nuttycombe Invite MADISON, Wis. – How do you celebrate a spectacular team victory at one of the nation’s most touted cross country races of the year? Apparently when you’re in Wisconsin, you do so with cheese.
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    October 08, 2016
    NAU Women Earn First-Place Finish at T-Bird Classic MESA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s cross country team made the most of a weekend trip down to Mesa for the Thunderbird Classic hosted by Mesa Community College today, finishing first overall as a team and placing first through fourth individually.
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    October 07, 2016
    Lumberjacks Hit the Road for the T-Bird Classic FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University cross country men’s and women’s squad will travel with some athletes down to Mesa this weekend for the 2016 Mesa Thunderbird Classic tomorrow morning.
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    October 06, 2016
    Catch Up With Coach Heins: Week Four FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Director of Cross Country Eric Heins is no stranger to success. In his 10 years as a Lumberjack coach, he has won 26 Big Sky Conference titles, been named the conference’s Coach of the Year 25 times, guided five men’s cross country teams to top-five finishes at NCAA Championships, and has coached a total of 30 NCAA All-America athletes, four of whom became Olympic athletes.
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    October 04, 2016
    The Lumberjack Men Rank No. 1 in the Country for the Second-Straight Week NEW ORLEANS – It is an unprecedented time for the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team.
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    October 03, 2016
    NAU Men Retain Region's Top Position, Women Remain 10th NEW ORLEANS – Another fall Monday means another United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Poll, and the Northern Arizona University men’s team once again finds itself atop the NCAA Division I Regional Rankings for the fifth-consecutive week, which includes the preseason.
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    September 27, 2016
    Lumberjack Men Rank First in the Country NEW ORLEANS – For only the second time in school history, the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team ranks No. 1 in the nation, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) announced earlier this morning.
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    September 26, 2016
    USTFCCCA Releases Week Three Regional Rankings NEW ORLEANS – The USTFCCCA released its week three regional rankings this morning, with both Lumberjack cross country squads maintaining their week two spots—No. 1 for the men and No. 10 for the women—in the Mountain Region.
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    September 24, 2016
    NAU Women Earn 19th-Place Finish Saturday Afternoon in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – An eventful day on the University of Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Golf Course ended with the Northern Arizona University women’s cross country team engineering an 18th-place finish among the 34 team field at the 2016 Roy Griak Invitational Saturday afternoon. With their finish, the Lumberjack women were the only Big Sky school to place within the top-20.
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    September 22, 2016
    Lumberjack Women Head to Minneapolis for First National Meet of Season FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s cross country team travels to Minneapolis, Minn., this weekend for the squad’s first national race of the season: the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.
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    September 20, 2016
    Lumberjack Men Leapfrong Oregon for the No. 2 Spot in the Country This Week NEW ORLEANS – The Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team—after securing the first-place spot in the regional rankings yesterday for the second-consecutive week—moved up to No. 2 in the USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll, announced this morning.
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    September 19, 2016
    Lumberjack Men Retain No. 1 Spot, Women Fall to No. 10 in Latest Regional Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team remained in the NCAA Division I Mountain Region’s top spot for the second-straight week, per the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
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