Gilchrist With a First-Place Finish for the NAU Women at ASUPHOENIX, 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.
Catch Up With Coach Heins: Week FiveFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Unanimous No. 1 Team in the Country: The NAU LumberjacksNEW 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.
Zienasellassie Earns Season's First Athlete of the Week HonorOGDEN, 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.
NAU Men Stay at No. 1, Women Move Up to No. 9 in this Week's USTFCCCA Regional PollNEW 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.
NAU Women Earn First-Place Finish at T-Bird ClassicMESA, 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.
Lumberjacks Hit the Road for the T-Bird ClassicFLAGSTAFF, 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.
Catch Up With Coach Heins: Week FourFLAGSTAFF, 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.
NAU Men Retain Region's Top Position, Women Remain 10thNEW 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.
Lumberjack Men Rank First in the CountryNEW 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.
USTFCCCA Releases Week Three Regional RankingsNEW 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.
NAU Women Earn 19th-Place Finish Saturday Afternoon in MinnesotaMINNEAPOLIS, 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.
Another Week, Another Team Victory for the Lumberjack MenTERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Despite it being only the second week of the cross country season, the Northern Arizona University men seem to be in midseason form as the Lumberjacks produced another team victory for the second consecutive week at the Sycamore Invitational earlier today.
Lumberjack Men Compete at Sycamore Invitational SaturdayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the first official meet of the 2016 season under its belt, the third-ranked Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team will compete at the Sycamore Invitational hosted by Indiana State this Saturday, Sept. 10, in Terre Haute, Ind.
NAU Men Capture Fifth-Straight GKC Title, Women Place SecondFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first five Lumberjacks to cross the finish line all placed within the top-six spots, as the Northern Arizona University men’s cross country team emerged victorious at the 36th annual George Kyte Classic Saturday afternoon.
Lumberjack Men Preseason Favorites in the Conference, Women Preseason No. 2OGDEN, Utah – Following the release of the USTFCCCA’s Preseason Regional Rankings Monday, one that had the Northern Arizona men as the top team in the mountain region, the Big Sky officially announced today that the Lumberjacks are indeed the favorite to win the conference as well in 2016, according to the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.
NAU Men and Women Eyeing a Special 2016 SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In just six days, the calendar will turn over from August to September, signifying another fall athletic season and the return of Northern Arizona University cross country.
NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Newest Lumberjack Freshmen to CampusFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Greeting the newest wave of Lumberjacks upon arrival at Northern Arizona University, NAU Athletics once again partnered with the university in the annual Welcome Back Jacks. With boxes of items ranging from clothes to snacks, the NAU class of 2020 arrived on campus in mass and the Lumberjack student-athletes were ready to aid in any way possible.
Download Lumberjack Loyalty, the New Free Student Rewards AppFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Brand new to Northern Arizona University Athletics this academic year is Lumberjack Loyalty presented by One AZ Credit Union. Through a contract secured with SuperfanU, Lumberjack Loyalty is a Rewards App for students at all NAU Athletics events. The app is officially live NOW and available for download on Android and iPhone platforms for current NAU students and is completely FREE.
NAU Athletics Announces Its 2016 Hall of Fame ClassFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos are proud to announce the 2016 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class comprised of NAU’s all-time men’s basketball leading scorer Cameron Jones, Jason Murrietta who quarterbacked NAU to its 2003 playoff win, and All-American cross country and track & field athlete Rikke Pedersen, who won 12 Big Sky titles.
NAU Athletics Caps 2015-16 Year with the Louie's AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The stars aligned on Monday night for the third annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During a fun night for all in attendance, student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration all gathered at the Prochnow Auditorium to look back and revel in yet another outstanding academic year.
Jackson and Montano Take Home Top Scholar Honors at Golden Eagle AwardsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 38th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon was held on Wednesday at the NAU High Country Conference Center with a total of 187 Northern Arizona student-athletes being honored for their scholastic and athletic achievements. Senior diver Chelsea Jackson and senior distance runner Alejandro Montano were selected as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year during another outstanding luncheon.
NAU’s Tyler Day, Men’s Cross Team Earn USTFCCCA Academic HonorsNEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its annual list of NCAA Division I cross country all-academic teams and athletes Friday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men’s squad securing a team spot and freshman Tyler Day earning an individual award as well.