Lumberjacks Sting Sacramento State in The NestSACRAMENTO, Calif. – With fans on the edge of their seats and The Nest so loud you could not hear the person next to you, Northern Arizona took it to Sacramento State and came away with the 73-69 victory. The four-point win is the first Big Sky road victory for the Lumberjacks this season who improve to 8-20, 5-10 BSC.
Preston Leads Team Effort as 'Jacks Outlast Hornets, 91-88FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team ran with and ultimately outgunned Sacramento State to post their second straight win, 91-88, Thursday night in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks received a career-high scoring effort by senior Catelyn Preston among five players in double-figures to improve to 8-18 overall and 4-11 in the conference.
Swimming & Diving Maintain Advantage Halfway Through ChampionshipsHOUSTON, Texas. – Behind junior Kimmy Richter and senior Alexa Geiger’s gold medal performances on Thursday, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team is halfway home to victory at the WAC Championships in the CRWC Natatorium in Houston. The Lumberjacks briefly lost their lead, but regained it by the end of the night as they doubled their advantage over Idaho with 284 points to the Vandals’ 242 heading into the third day of competition tomorrow.
NAU Wins 800 Free Relay, 3-Meter Diving to Claim Lead on First Day in HoustonHOUSTON, Texas. – It was only the first of four days, but the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team is off to a strong start in Houston at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Behind a thrilling 800 freestyle relay win and sophomore Tanya Kurach’s first career WAC gold medal, the Lumberjacks are once again the pacesetters and will take a 20 point lead into day two over Idaho.
Blanka Szavay Named Big Sky Player of the WeekOGDEN, Utah – In her second season of action for Northern Arizona University women's tennis, Blanka Szavay was named the Big Sky Player of the Week today, February 22. Szavay is a senior from Soltvadkert, Hungary and the first Lumberjack to claim the honor this season. She has garnered quite a reputation as a Lumberjack going into this season 16-8 in singles overall and 14-4 in doubles overall. She has only dropped a combined three losses in the Big Sky in singles and doubles.
Lumberjacks Ready to Compete in Rio Verde This WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a tie for fourth place to open the spring campaign, the Northern Arizona University golf team will tee off from its second tournament of the season, the Rio Verde Invitational, beginning this Friday, February 24.
NAU Hosts Sacramento State, Portland State in Final Two Home GamesFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coming off their first win in a month and with momentum now on their side, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will play their final two home games of the season this week in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks will host Sacramento State on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Portland State on Saturday at 2 p.m. hoping to build a win streak before heading out on the road for their final two regular season games next week.
NAU Women’s Soccer Welcomes Eight to the 2017 RosterFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's soccer team has added 8 future Lumberjacks to an already skilled roster of players. Under the direction of Head Coach Andre Luciano and his staff, the newest additions from across the country will join the team in the fall of 2017.
NAU Swimming & Diving Expects Big Challenges at WAC ChampionshipsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winners of three consecutive Western Athletic Conference titles, and the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will have big targets on their backs this week in Houston – the site of the 2017 WAC Championships. The four-day meet will start on Wednesday and will conclude Saturday night in what could shape up to be a highly competitive meet at the top.
Four of Seven: Andersen Once Again Named Big Sky AOTW, Malone Earns FirstOGDEN, Utah – For the fourth time this indoor season, Northern Arizona track and field’s Brooke Andersen garnered the Big Sky Women’s Field Athlete of the week title while sprints athlete Jasmine Malone earned the first AOTW honor of her career. In total, Andersen has claimed four of the seven “WFAOTW” awards doled out in 2017.
NAU Women's Tennis on Three-Match Win StreakSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After an entire day of rain, the Northern Arizona University women's tennis team still competed, clinching a 4-2 win over non-conference opponent San Francisco without playing doubles. The match was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. then moved around to avoid the weather. The Lumberjacks seven-woman squad eventually started play around 3 p.m. and came out with a win before the rain started to pick up again. Northern Arizona is now 3-2 overall this season, winning their last three matches.
NAU Women’s Tennis Clinches First Conference Win Over Sac StateSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team competed in their first conference match of the season, besting Sacramento State 4-3 early this afternoon. The Lumberjacks dominated the court winning every match in doubles and only dropping three singles matches to the Hornets. Northern Arizona is now 1-0 in conference and 2-2 overall this season.
'Jacks Pound T-Birds on the Boards to Snap Skid with 77-65 VictoryFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A week after carrying a short bench on the road, the Northern Arizona women's basketball got a couple of reinforcements back, including senior Taylor Leyva, and what a difference it made on Saturday. Leyva was at the forefront of a dominant second half by the Lumberjacks, as they shot 52.9 percent after the intermission to turn a halftime deficit into a 77-65 rout of Southern Utah.
Southern Utah Uses Bench to Top NAU, 84-68CEDAR CITY, Utah – Northern Arizona’s seniors produced on offense, but the lack of bench support halted the Lumberjacks on the road as it fell to Southern Utah, 84-68. The Thunderbirds snapped an 11-game losing streak after converting points off turnovers.
Wayne and Company Close Out Home Indoor Season with PR'sFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a big night for personal bests at Northern Arizona University’s NAU Tune-Up, the fourth and final indoor home meet of the season, with sophomore jumper Kaitlyn Wayne leading the way and piecing together the best performance of her career.
NAU Men's Tennis Loses in Early Match to ArizonaTUCSON, Ariz. — The NAU Men's Tennis team lost on the road against the Wildcats 5-2 after avoiding a rained out match. The match was originally scheduled for Feb. 18; however, due to weather, it was moved up a day. The Lumberjacks are now 1-4 this season, with their sole win over UC Irvine last weekend.
NAU Women's Tennis Start Conference Play Against Sac StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team will head to California to start conference play this weekend against 2016 co-regular season champions Sacramento State and take on non-conference opponent San Francisco. NAU is coming off of their first home match and first win of the season 5-2 over Grand Canyon. The Lumberjacks are 1-2 with losses against UC Davis and Arizona.
NAU Men's Tennis to Take on Arizona in Lone Match of WeekendFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After garnering their first win of the season against UC Irvine 4-3, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will remain on the road to take on Arizona Feb. 18. The Lumberjacks are 1-3 with losses against BYU, Utah and San Diego State.
Women's Hoops Host Southern Utah to Open Final Homestand on SaturdayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team begins their final homestand of the season with the first of three straight home games in the Walkup Skydome this Saturday versus Southern Utah at 2 p.m. NAU will be looking to not only snap its seven-game skid, but also sweep the season series against its Grand Canyon rivals in its annual Play 4 Kay game.
Final Regular Season Road Swing Awaits NAUFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (7-19, 4-9 BSC) gets this weekend going with an away game at Southern Utah (4-22, 2-11 BSC). Tip-off at the Centrum Arena in Cedar City, Utah is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Conference Names Anokhina Co-Golfer of the WeekOGDEN, Utah – After becoming the first Northern Arizona University golfer to win a tournament since former Lumberjack Jacquie LeMarr did in the March of 2014, current sophomore Sofia Anokhina was named the Big Sky’s Co-Golfer of the Week Wednesday.
NAU's Anokhina Becomes First NAU Golfer Since '14 to Win TourneyRIVERSIDE, Calif. – Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina recorded a third and final round score of ever-par 72 Tuesday to finish the week with a 216 score and the individual victory at the Battle at the Rock Tournament. As a team, the Lumberjacks finished the tournament in a tie for fourth (54-over-par 918) with a third-round tally of 18-over 306.
NAU's Anokhina Shines in First Two Rounds of SpringRIVERSIDE, Calif. – At the end of two rounds of play to begin the 2017 spring season, Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina finished at even-par 144 and currently leads the entire field of 84 golfers as the Lumberjack golf team carries a 36-over 612 into tomorrow’s third and final round of day from the Battle at the Rock tournament.
After a Stellar Weekend, Big Sky Awards Three NAU AthletesOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University track and field team is stacked this year, top to bottom and across all event groups, and the Big Sky Conference awarding the squad with three “Athlete of the Week” performances Monday afternoon legitimizes that statement.
NAU Men’s Tennis Garners First Win of the Season over UC IrvineIRVINE, Calif. — The NAU Men's Tennis team won their first match of the season against the UC Irvine Anteaters in what was a close 4-3 win. After losing to San Diego State on Friday, the Lumberjacks remained in California to compete against the Big West opponent Sunday afternoon. The Lumberjacks are now 1-3 this season.
'Jacks Battle All the Way Back Before Dropping 60-59 Heartbreaker to MontanaMISSOULA, Mont. – Senior Catelyn Preston led an emotional hard-charged Northern Arizona women's basketball rally on Saturday, but two final second shots would not fall as the Lumberjacks dropped a heartbreaker, 60-59, to Montana. Preston recorded her third career double-double with season-highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds only for NAU (6-18 overall, 2-11 Big Sky) to come up just shy of recording its first win in the Dahlberg Arena in a decade.
NAU Men’s Tennis Falls to San Diego StateSAN DIEGO, Calif. — The NAU Men's Tennis team dropped another tough match, losing to San Diego State 6-1. The Lumberjacks are now 0-3 this season after losing to BYU and Utah this past weekend.
NAU Women’s Tennis Wins Home Opener Against Grand CanyonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona University women's tennis team hosted Grand Canyon Friday night in what was their first win of 2017. The Lumberjacks dominated the court 5-2, winning in doubles and only dropping two singles matches. The 'Jacks are now 1-2 so far this season.
NAU's Guards Can't Carry 'Jacks Past Montana StateBOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team played a strong third quarter to cut their halftime deficit, but strong scoring games by their backcourt were nullified by a well-balanced team performance by Montana State in an 86-69 loss Thursday night. The Bobcats had five players score at least 10 points to offset 59 combined points from redshirt junior Olivia Lucero, senior Rene Coggins and freshman Raina Perez.
Weekend Split for the NAU Track & Field TeamFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the first true road test of the indoor season, the Northern Arizona University track & field team will split the squad this weekend and send a majority of its athletes to the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., while a few distance runners will compete at the Iowa State Classic in Des Moines, Iowa.