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September 4, 2015
Lumberjacks Snag First Win of the 2015-16 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After nearly a 50 minute rain delay, Northern Arizona University women’s soccer stuck it to the Alabama State Hornets in a 6-0 victory in Lumberjack Stadium. Six goals was just one shy of the Lumberjack Stadium record for most in a game, but it was the most scored since 2008 in a 9-1 victory over Embry-Riddle University.

September 4, 2015
'Jacks Led by Vander Ploeg in 3-0 Sweep Past Houston Baptist
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg put pressure on Houston Baptist early and never let up as she propelled the Northern Arizona volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-12, 25-18 sweep on the first day of the Lumberjack Classic. Vander Ploeg treated the raucous Rolle Activity Center crowd to a dominating display with a match-high 16 kills on a career-high .455 hitting percentage. NAU improved to 3-1 in the early season, winning its 2015 home opener in the process.

September 4, 2015
Q&A with Senior Cierra Gamble
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University women's soccer player and starting senior midfielder Cierra Gamble gives NAU Athletics insight on how important soccer has been in her life and what it is like to be on the field. Gamble recorded four goals and three assists during last year's 2014 championship season and attempted 30 shots with 14 on goal.

September 3, 2015
Lumberjacks Open Season this Saturday at 35th Annual George Kyte Classic
The Northern Arizona University cross country teams are set to defend their 2014 Big Sky Conference titles and begin their highly-anticipated 2015 season this Saturday, Sept. 5, with the 35th Annual George Kyte Classic in Buffalo Park.

September 2, 2015
NAU Volleyball Welcomes Competitive Field for Lumberjack Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time this season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will play in front of their home fans with their Lumberjack Classic, presented by the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission this Friday and Saturday. The field consisting of Houston Baptist, Liberty and Loyola Marymount will be a tough one as the four teams start the tournament with a combined 10-2 record in 2015. NAU gets the tournament started Friday night at 6 p.m. versus Houston Baptist and will play Liberty at 12 p.m. and Loyola Marymount at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

September 2, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #2 Mei-Te Coco
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A Mission Viejo, Calif. native, Mei-Te Coco was a four-year starter and one-year captain for her high school team at Capistrano Valley. Coco has appeared in all three games this season with one start against the University of Arizona. She has attempted two shots on the year with both on goal. The freshman forward for the Lumberjacks chose Northern Arizona University because the campus, the team and the coaches made it feel like a perfect fit.

September 2, 2015
One Kick at a Time…
For senior Ryan Hawkins, the phrase “one kick at a time” used to reference his soccer skills, now it refers to his ability to kick the football on average 63.9 yards per kick.

September 1, 2015
Lumberjacks Come In at No. 10 on National Coaches’ Preseason Poll
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association released the NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll rankings Tuesday afternoon, with the Northern Arizona University men’s team claiming the No. 10 spot on the list.

September 1, 2015
NAU Opens the 2015 Season at Stephen F. Austin in a Battle of the Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (0-0) opens the 2015 season this Saturday, Sept. 5 at Stephen F. Austin (0-0). Kickoff at Homer Bryce Stadium is set for 4 p.m. AZ time.

September 1, 2015
NAU Men and Women Claim Top Spot in 2015 Coaches' Preseason Poll
The Big Sky released its 2015 cross country coaches’ preseason poll Tuesday morning, with the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s teams both claiming the No. 1 spot in the conference.

September 1, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Set For Alabama State, Oakland University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will continue their home stand in Lumberjack Stadium this weekend with games against Alabama State on Friday, Sept. 4 and Oakland University on Sunday, Sept. 6. The Lumberjacks are coming off back-to-back losses to the University of Arizona and an overtime heartbreaker to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

August 31, 2015
Track and Field to Hold Try Out Dates in September
The Northern Arizona University Track and Field program will host open try outs on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Max Spilsbury Field Stadium. Both try out dates are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

August 31, 2015
USTFCCCA Places NAU Cross Country Teams in Preseason Regional Top-Five
With the cross country season just five days away, the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s cross country teams are both regional top-five squads, according to USTFCCCA’s latest preseason poll. Both teams ended 2014 as Big Sky Conference Champions.

August 31, 2015
Women's Basketball's Cotton Looks Back on Summer in Costa Rica
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the 2015-16 academic year gets started today on the Northern Arizona University campus, Bradlee Cotton had a study abroad experience of a lifetime this summer. Cotton, a junior on the NAU women's basketball team, spent six weeks in Costa Rica where she took two Spanish classes and enjoyed all that country had to offer.

August 30, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Falls to UNLV in Overtime
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was edged by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the 99th minute of the game in Lumberjack Stadium this afternoon. It was a physical match for both squads as a combined 34 fouls were called. This is 10 more than the previous Lumberjack Stadium record for most fouls in a single match.

August 29, 2015
'Jacks Sweep Terriers to Finish JMU Tournament on High Note
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team flexed their muscles and posted a well-rounded performance in sweeping St. Francis Brooklyn, 25-13, 25-13, 25-18, Saturday morning to conclude their season-opening weekend at the JMU Classic. The Lumberjacks hit .379, their best hitting percentage of the weekend, and held the Terriers to just a .043 clip as they will carry a 2-1 record into their home tournament next weekend.

August 29, 2015
NAU Soccer Falls to Arizona in Front of School Record Crowd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Women’s soccer team fell to the University of Arizona at Lumberjack Stadium with a final score of 4-0. Redshirt junior Natalie Gilbertson recorded four saves on the evening moving her career saves total to 148 in front of a school record crowd of 3,263 people.

August 28, 2015
Volleyball's Comeback Efforts Fall Short in Five Sets to James Madison
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team fought hard to force a decisive fifth set after going down to two sets to James Madison, but the Lumberjacks' comeback bid fell short, 25-21, 25-17, 24-26, 14-25, 15-12. The loss gave NAU a split of its opening day to 2015 coupled with its three-set sweep of Lehigh Friday morning.

August 28, 2015
Volleyball Handles Lehigh in Three-Match Sweep to Open Season
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Senior Janae Vander Ploeg and junior Lauren Jacobsen each recorded a match-high 16 kills as the Northern Arizona volleyball team opened the 2015 season in style with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 sweep of Lehigh. The match was the first of two at the JMU Classic for the Lumberjacks on Friday with a second match against James Madison this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

August 27, 2015
Final Scrimmage of Fall Camp Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Next Saturday, the Northern Arizona football team will open up its season on the road at Stephen F. Austin. With their eye on the start of the season, the Lumberjacks held their final scrimmage of fall camp today at the Walkup Skydome.

August 27, 2015
Darling Travels to Indy for NCAA Mock Selection, Gains Valuable Insight
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA Tournament just once in school history. This upcoming spring, this year's Lumberjacks hope to snap the decade-long drought since NAU's lone appearance in the Big Dance in 2006.

August 27, 2015
NAU Athletics Lend a Hand as Incoming Freshmen Arrive on Campus
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Cars packing into lots and parents dropping off their kids is how you know the new school year is upon us all. On Thursday, student-athletes from a number of Northern Arizona teams greeted the incoming NAU freshmen and helped unload their belongings into their dorms on their first official day on campus. The day was spent in a continued partnership with Welcome Back Jacks.

August 26, 2015
Get to Know Sophomore Defensive Lineman Deon Young
Deon Young is a sophomore on the Northern Arizona football team from Inglewood, Calif. Young in his redshirt freshman season appeared in all 12 games making eight starts. He registered 33 tackles on the season and was credited with 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one quarterback hurry. Young went on to earn Big Sky Honorable Mention accolades.

August 26, 2015
Volleyball to Open Season at James Madison Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team opens the 2015 season this weekend at the JMU Classic in Harrisonburg, Va. The Lumberjacks' first serve of the season is Friday morning at 8 a.m. Flagstaff time versus Lehigh followed by their Friday night capper versus host James Madison at 4:30 p.m. NAU wraps up the tournament on Saturday at 8 a.m. versus St. Francis Brooklyn.

August 26, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #1 Natalie Gilbertson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Get to know Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Natalie Gilbertson. The Lumberjacks’ starting goalkeeper comes from Las Vegas, Nev. and chose NAU because of the campus, the health sciences program and the soccer program. She is a three-time Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete Award recipient, a 2014 Big Sky All-Academic selection and was also named to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention team last season. Gilbertson currently has 144 career saves which is seventh all-time in school history.

August 24, 2015
Lumberjack Soccer Ready for Home Opener, Set to Face Arizona and UNLV
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will open up their home stand this weekend starting with the University of Arizona on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in Lumberjack Stadium. They will have a quick turnaround as they are set to face the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.

August 24, 2015
Football to Hold Walk-On Meeting Aug. 31
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only and will take place in the J.L. Walkup Skydome in the west side suites on the second mezzanine level. Please bring a pen, a letter of recommendation (from a past coach), your NCAA ID # so we can verify that you are a full qualifier for Division 1 athletics and a highlight video link from your last year of competition - Not a DVD.

August 24, 2015
Get to Know Head Coach Jerome Souers in 10 Questions
Head coach Jerome Souers enters his 18th season at the helm of the Northern Arizona football program. Souers and the Lumberjacks have an 11-game regular season schedule that kicks off Saturday, Sept. 5 at Stephen F. Austin.

August 23, 2015
NAU Football Media Day Quotes
Head Coach Jerome Souers I start my 18th year at NAU and we're celebrating 100 years of NAU football marks an exciting time. I really believe we are prepared to have a great year. Defensively we are going to have a lot of new faces in our lineup. Our back end we have a lot of new faces along with Marcus (Alford) and some of the returning players.

August 22, 2015
Defense Makes Plays, Forces Offense to Start Slow in Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In exactly two weeks, the Northern Arizona football team will hit the field at Stephen F. Austin for its season opener. In the meantime, NAU will focus on making plays and minimizing mistakes as it had its second scrimmage of fall camp this afternoon at the Walkup Skydome.

August 21, 2015
NAU Soccer Drops Hard Fought Season Opener at Grand Canyon
PHOENIX, Ariz. – In a hard fought battle, Northern Arizona women’s soccer fell to Grand Canyon University in their first non-conference contest of the 2015 season. With a final score of 3-2 at Grand Canyon Soccer Field in Phoenix, Ariz., the all-time series record of the two squads moves to 3-1-0 in favor of NAU.

August 21, 2015
Women's Basketball Experiences Life Changing Trip in the Dominican
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A week in a foreign country. An unfamiliar language to visitors which serves as a barrier between themselves and locals. Poverty on a number of levels, another unseen sight to most. The Northern Arizona women's basketball team saw and experienced it all during their recent trip to the Dominican Republic, which left every single player and staff member a changed person upon returning to American soil.

August 21, 2015
Alford, Rickert Named to Madness 2015 Preseason FCS Football All-American Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s Marcus Alford and RJ Rickert were named to the College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason FCS Football All-American Teams, announced by the organization.

August 21, 2015
2015 NAU Volleyball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2014 Northern Arizona volleyball team was one of the most dominant squads in program history. They won 21 matches during a 21-8 season, compiling just the fourth 20-win season in school history and tying for the third-most wins in a single season. They led the Big Sky Conference in hitting percentage, opponent hitting percentage, assists and blocks and were the only team to finish no lower than third in any of the team statistical categories.

August 19, 2015
Tight-Knit Redshirt Class Poised for Start of Volleyball Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just a few moments with Northern Arizona volleyball's "sophomore" class of Brittni Dorsey, Kayla Guerrero, Emma Grimsrud and Kaylie Jorgenson and you will quickly decipher that the four young Lumberjacks are a tight knit group. Of course, if you have seen their matching rollerblades or pictures of them standing in the exact same order on Instagram, you were probably aware of the bond that ties them together way beforehand.

August 19, 2015
Get to Know - Senior Running Back Casey Jahn
Senior running back Casey Jahn enters his senior year with the Northern Arizona football program. Jahn was an All-Big Sky Honorable Mention vote getter last season, and was named the NAU Football Offensive Outstanding Junior of the Year. He started all 12 games, recording 185 carries for 824 yards, an average of 68.7 yards per game and four touchdowns. He scored rushing touchdowns versus Cal Poly, South Dakota (2) and Northern Colorado. He registered his first 100-yard rushing game against Cal Poly finishing with 103 yards, and the following week he picked up 132 yards for a new career-high at Northern Colorado.

August 19, 2015
Lumberjack Women's Soccer Player Feature: #0 Meghan Dickmann
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Get to know NAU women’s soccer player Meghan Dickmann. She is a San Clemente, Calif. native entering her sophomore year as a goalkeeper for the Lumberjacks. She appeared in two games last season with one start behind redshirt Junior Natalie Gilbertson.

August 18, 2015
Kevin Stephens Continues to Impact NAU Athletics in New Role
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There’s no better way to give back to your alma mater, than to be actively involved in your school’s success. Many football players have come and gone through the Northern Arizona program, but one former player that continues to be a familiar face year round is Kevin Stephens.

August 18, 2015
Women's Soccer to Face Grand Canyon University in First Non-Conference Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Both the Northern Arizona University and Grand Canyon University women’s soccer teams were voted among the top of their conferences in the preseason polls. The two teams will face off for the fourth time in school history in Phoenix on Friday, Aug. 21 at GCU Soccer Field.

August 18, 2015
The Dominican Republic Through Coach Sue Darling's Eyes
Phenomenal, magical, memorable, powerful, inspiring, humbling, life-changing. There are so many words that could describe our team’s recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Yet, if you have visited our Facebook page (if not, I encourage you to do so), seen the photos and read our players’ blogs, you understand that words cannot do our experience justice. The trip exceeded all expectations and forged an indelible impression on all of our hearts.

August 15, 2015
Offensive Charge Guides Lumberjacks in First Scrimmage of Fall Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first week of fall camp is in the books for the Northern Arizona football team. The Lumberjacks held their first scrimmage of camp this afternoon in the Walkup Skydome as fans got to take a look at what’s in store this season.

August 14, 2015
'Jack Volleyball Impressive in First Week of Fall Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Only two weeks remain until it gets real for the Northern Arizona volleyball team. With their season opener on Aug. 28 rapidly approaching, the Lumberjacks have been hard at work as they wrap up their first week of fall practice with high intensity and immense enthusiasm.

August 13, 2015
Men's Tennis Signs Three to 2015-16 Roster
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Entering his third season at Northern Arizona University, head men’s tennis coach Ki Kroll has added three incoming players to his roster. The past two years under Kroll’s reign have set the foundation for a winning culture that attracts talent from all over the world.

August 13, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #4
Thus far we had played three games, explored the city of Santo Domingo and taken part in multiple, life-changing community service events. Needless to say, we were utterly exhausted, physically and emotionally. It was time to let loose.

August 12, 2015
Sorry for the Wait – The Return of RJ Rickert and Dejzon Walker
For RJ Rickert and Dejzon Walker, 2014 was supposed to be their final season. They had come to Northern Arizona in 2011 straight out of high school. Both got the opportunity to play as true freshmen, and last season was supposed to be their long awaited senior year.

August 12, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer to Face Arizona State in Exhibition Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will head to Prescott this Friday (Aug. 14) to take on Arizona State in an exhibition match. The Sun Devils were the last team the Lumberjacks faced in 2014- and will be the first of the 2015 campaign.

August 12, 2015
2015 Season Preview
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the 2015 season set to kick off in less than a month, expectations are high for the defending Big Sky Conference Champion Northern Arizona University cross country teams, as both squads look to build off stellar 2014 campaigns.

August 11, 2015
Volleyball Picked Second in Preseason Coaches Poll Behind Idaho State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team has been picked as a narrow runner-up in the 2015 Big Sky Preseason Coaches Poll released by the conference office on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks was picked second in the poll behind Idaho State, the defending regular season champion. Coaches were not allowed to vote their own team.

August 10, 2015
NAU Women's Soccer 2015-2016 Season Preview
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The 2014 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team finished the year with a Big Sky Conference Championship, nine all-conference selections and one of the best seasons in school history. Coming off their first NCAA appearance since 2009, head coach Andre Luciano, entering his 15th year, is preparing for yet another historical season.

August 10, 2015
‘Jack Football Kicks Off Camp Today with Morning Workout
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opened fall camp today to kick start year 101 in Flagstaff. Coached by Jerome Souers, the Lumberjacks were voted to finish fifth and sixth by the Big Sky Conference coaches and media.

August 10, 2015
NAU Women’s Soccer Picked to Win the Big Sky Regular Season Crown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was picked to win the 2015 Big Sky Conference championship per the Big Sky Conference preseason poll. NAU and Montana each received 93 points in coaches’ votes, but the Lumberjacks edged the Grizzlies in first-place votes five to four. Montana won the 2014 regular-season championship but fell to Idaho State in the Big Sky tournament semifinals 2-1.

August 9, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #3
When I visited Northern Arizona University, Coach (Darling) asked me what I wanted to do with my life. And my response was, “I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to change people’s lives.” In the past two days, I have gotten to do that. I have seen true smiles of happiness and love. On Friday, we visited the orphanage of Santo Domingo and gave presents to children who had nothing before meeting up with Samaritan’s Feet on Saturday to clean little children’s feet and put new shoes on them.

August 8, 2015
Women's Basketball Provides Hope, Gets Inspired with Samaritan's Feet
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic – It is said that over 2.2 billion people around the world live in poverty. Shoes – a simple luxury to many – cannot be afforded by those in poverty, but yet it is a small article of clothing that can go a long way in a kids' life when considering that over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil.

August 7, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #2
Looking back, I'm now realizing that the sweltering heat of the Phoenix night, which had once seemed unbearable, couldn't compare to that of the oppressive humidity of the Mauricio Baez gym in the Dominican Republic. As we waited for the shuttles to pick us up from the Talking Stick Resort Arena after the Mercury game (Tuesday night), I couldn't imagine any climate more miserable. Once at the airport, our biggest worries revolved around passports and checked bag weight limits, long hours on planes and in airports.

August 7, 2015
10 Things You Should Know About NAU Football
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the 2015 football season just around the corner, here’s a few things you should know about the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

August 6, 2015
Former NAU AD Tom Jurich Inducted Into Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former Lumberjack football player and current University of Louisville Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich was inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

August 5, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball in the Dominican Republic - Blog #1
I've never been outside of the country, except for Tijuana once as a kid with my parents, so I'm really excited about this trip to the Dominican Republic. There's a lot that I'm looking forward to: spending time with the team on the beach, trying new foods, making kids smile and exploring the different culture.

August 5, 2015
Nine Lumberjacks Named to College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason Big Sky All-Conference Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With fall camp set to begin in five days, the Northern Arizona football team had nine players named to the College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason Big Sky All-Conference Teams, announced by the organization.

August 4, 2015
'Jacks Hold Final Dominican Republic Practice at Phoenix Mercury Facility
PHOENIX, Ariz. – On the eve of their Dominican Republic Foreign Tour, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team held their final of 10 practices at the Phoenix Mercury’s practice facility Tuesday afternoon. Northern Arizona University is the official education partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

August 4, 2015
NAU Football Season Preview – Fall Camp Begins Aug. 10
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program reports on Sunday, August 9 with its first practice being held Monday, August 10 at 11:30 a.m. Head Coach Jerome Souers enters his 18th season at the helm of the Lumberjack program and brings with him a stellar senior class. Led by a determined group of upperclassmen to leave it all on the field, NAU will open the season on the road on Sept. 5 at Stephen F. Austin.

July 31, 2015
Soccer's Wadell and Doud Ready to Enter Final Stage of Their Careers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is the fall of 2012 and a pair of fresh new Lumberjacks, Emily Wadell and Lauren Doud, are among a class of 14 Northern Arizona soccer freshmen hoping to be key contributors to a team coming off a three-win season, equaling the program's inaugural 1997 squad for fewest wins in a season. Like the other dozen brand new faces, Wadell and Doud carried impressive prep resumes with them to Flagstaff.

July 28, 2015
2015 FIFA World Cup Reflections with NAU Women's Soccer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – July 5, 2015 may go down as the one of the most important dates in the history of soccer in the United States. Only time will tell, but early indications are that the landscape is already changing in a big way.

July 27, 2015
Student-Athletes Team with NAU Retirees for I-17 Highway Clean-Up
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – While many people were still in bed, a number of Northern Arizona student-athletes were up early at the crack of dawn on Saturday to team with several NAU retirees for a worthwhile community service project. Representatives from the men’s basketball, football and women’s cross country programs partnered with the group of former university professors for an Adopt-A-Highway clean-up along a stretch of the I-17.

July 27, 2015
Women’s Golf, the Defending Big Sky Champs, Release 2015-16 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Northern Arizona women’s golf, the 2015 Big Sky Champions, have released their schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

July 22, 2015
Johanna Vang Named Conference Honoree for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona’s women’s tennis player Johanna Vang is one of 147 NCAA female-student-athletes that have been named 2015 Woman of the Year honorees by conferences and independent schools.

July 23, 2015
Eight Track & Field Student-Athletes Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s track & field programs had eight student-athletes receive USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual accolades, announced by the organization. Four men and four women were honored with the academic distinction.

July 22, 2015
Dr. Alisse Ali-Joseph Named NAU Faculty Athletics Representative
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Athletics, University President Dr. Rita Cheng, and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos would like to welcome Dr. Alisse Ali-Joseph as the new faculty athletics representative.

July 22, 2015
Changes Made to Cross Country Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross country teams have made some changes to their 2015 slate.

July 22, 2015
Women's Basketball Adds Jamie Rauchwarger to Coaching Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With an impressive resume during her young coaching career, Jamie Rauchwarger has been announced as the newest hire on Northern Arizona head women's basketball coach Sue Darling's staff for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

July 21, 2015
2015 Big Sky Kickoff Quotes – Head Coach Jerome Souers
Head Coach Jerome Souers sat down with media at the annual Big Sky Conference Kickoff held in Park City, Utah. Souers enters his 18th season at the helm of the Lumberjacks.

July 21, 2015
Lumberjacks Picked to Finish Fifth, Sixth in Big Sky Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona was picked to finish fifth, sixth in the Big Sky in the coaches' and the media football preseason polls released today at the Big Sky Kickoff.

July 20, 2015
2015 Big Sky Kickoff Quotes – Senior Cornerback Marcus Alford
Northern Arizona senior cornerback Marcus Alford sat down with media at the Big Sky Kickoff. The Oxnard, Calif. native answered a ton of questions as he was NAU's representative for the event.

July 20, 2015
Jack Murphy Tabbed for Fox Sports Arizona's "Diamondbacks Live"
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy has been chosen as one of FOX Sports Arizona’s sports celebrities for the month of July and will appear on tonight’s “Diamondbacks Live” pre-game show as a guest analyst.

July 20, 2015
Four Lumberjacks Named to Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team
OGDEN, Utah – Four Northern Arizona seniors were selected to the Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Team, announced today by the league office. Leading the way were fullback Nick Butier and tight end RJ Rickert; both preseason picks for the second straight year. Cornerback Marcus Alford and punter Ryan Hawkins were also honored with their first Big Sky preseason distinction.

July 17, 2015
Hall of Famer Rex Mirich to Have His Jersey Retired
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department has announced that it will honor hall of fame football player Rex Mirich on Friday, October 2 at a jersey retirement ceremony at the 1899 Bar & Grill from 6-8 p.m. Tickets to the dinner are $50 and can be purchased online or by phone 928-523-0639. Mirich will be recognized the following day at halftime of the Lumberjacks’ game versus Montana State to coincide with Family Weekend.

July 17, 2015
Make ‘Em Play You
When it comes to senior forward Jordyn Martin, he is the last person on the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team that likes to be interviewed. It’s not that Martin is shy, because he’s very talkative – just not when it comes to talking about himself.

July 17, 2015
NAU Cross Country Releases 2015 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful 2014 campaign, one that saw the Lumberjacks sweep the Big Sky Championships and the men’s squad finish fourth in the nation, the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross country teams have released their schedule for the upcoming 2015 season.

July 16, 2015
Women's Hoops Slated for Games, Community Service on Dominican Republic Trip
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is constantly striving to prepare their student-athletes to be citizens of the world culminating in graduation using athletics as a vehicle. For the Northern Arizona women's basketball team, they will have a prime opportunity to utilize their status as a Division I program to change the lives of others while also getting a jump start on the upcoming season on an upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic next month.

July 14, 2015
Dejzon Walker, A 2015 Nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 14, 2015 – Northern Arizona senior wide receiver Dejzon Walker is a nominee for the 2015 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®, the most esteemed off the field honor in college football, the organization announced today. Walker is one of 197 student-athletes nominated for the award.

July 9, 2015
Alford and Butier Named to the 2015 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team
HATBORO, Pa. – Northern Arizona’s Marcus Alford and Nick Butier were named to the 2015 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, announced Thursday by the organization. It is the second preseason All-America team honor of the season for both Alford and Butier.

July 7, 2015
Raven Anderson Inks Contract with German Professional Club
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following Amy Patton and Amanda Frost’s footsteps, Northern Arizona women’s basketball graduate Raven Anderson is headed to the professional ranks in Germany after signing a contract with BG74 Veilchen Ladies. Anderson’s signing marks the third consecutive year in which a Lumberjack women’s basketball product has signed a professional contract overseas.

July 7, 2015
Lute Olson Announced as Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual Coaches Dinner
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men's basketball program are proud to host their Fourth Annual Coaches Dinner on Thursday, July 30, followed by the two-day Coaches Clinic from July 31 to Aug. 1. Speaking at this year's dinner will be legendary hall of fame coach Lute Olson, a former University of Arizona head coach for 25 years.

July 6, 2015
NAU Volleyball Announces 2015 Home Match Times
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2015 Northern Arizona volleyball home match times have been finalized for the team's 11-match home schedule. The Lumberjacks have compiled a 21-3 record in the Rolle Activity Center over the last two seasons.

July 6, 2015
Jacquie LeMarr Named Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American Scholar
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Junior Jacquie LeMarr was recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) as an All-American Scholar, announced by the organization today. It is the first WGCA All-American Scholar distinction of LeMarr’s career. A total of 758 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with the prestigious honor.

July 6, 2015
NAU Swimming Hosting High School Clinic in August
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – All high school swimmers are invited to the 2015 Lumberjack Stroke and Turn Clinic to get a head start on the high school swimming season. Participants will receive instruction from the Northern Arizona University swim coaches at the clinic, which be held Aug. 3-7 in NAU’s Wall Aquatic Center.

July 2, 2015
NAU Football Home Game Times Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team has announced its home game times for the 2015 season. All five home games will be televised on with more specifics to come at a later date.

July 1, 2015
Lumberjack Football Mourns the Loss of Michael DeGroote
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Michael DeGroote, a member of the Northern Arizona football team was killed on Tuesday in an accident in Alaska while on family vacation, as confirmed by a family spokesperson.

July 1, 2015
NAU Well Represented on FC Tucson’s Squad
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The past and the future of Northern Arizona women’s soccer has been well represented this summer down in Tucson, Ariz. as 2012 graduate Sam Monahan, 2015 graduate Savannah Berry and sophomore Amber Measley play for FC Tucson. As a member of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, the three Lumberjacks have taken what they learned in Flagstaff and are applying it to the pitch in Tucson.

July 1, 2015
Patton, Frost Exploring New Worlds During Professional Careers Overseas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After completing two of the most storied careers in Northern Arizona women's basketball history, it is no surprise that Amy Patton and Amanda Frost have found major success at the professional level overseas. For two of the school's 14 1,000-point scorers, pursuing a professional career has been a dream come true, but living in a foreign country has been another experience on its own.

July 1, 2015
Six First-Year 'Jacks Earn WAC All-Academic Accolades
DENVER, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team placed six freshmen on the Academic All-WAC list, bringing their total to 20 All-Academic honorees for the recently completed 2014-15 academic year. The six first-year Lumberjacks needed to complete a full year at NAU before becoming eligible for the conference honor.

June 30, 2015
Aaron Pflugrad Joins NAU Football Staff as Wide Receivers Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Northern Arizona Football Coach Jerome Souers announced the hire of Aaron Pflugrad as wide receivers coach on Wednesday. Pflugrad replaces Tim Plough who was promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

June 30, 2015
26 NAU Student-Athletes Named to Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team
OGDEN, Utah – Big Sky Conference office announced their All-Academic Teams for the spring 2015 season with the Northern Arizona for men's and women's outdoor track, men's and women's tennis and women's golf teams having 26 student-athletics honored.

June 30, 2015
NAU Sits Top 10 Nationally Academically, Individuals Receive CSCAA Recognition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team once again ranks among the top teams in the nation academically, receiving Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Tuesday. The Lumberjacks finished the spring 2015 semester with a 3.58 cumulative GPA, tied for 10th-highest in the country with Penn State and Southern Illinois.

June 26, 2015
Kemper Competes at USATF Outdoors
EUGENE, Ore. – Northern Arizona’s Deante Kemper competed at the USATF Outdoor Championships this afternoon at the legendary TrackTown USA in Eugene,Ore. Kemper competed against some of the best high jumpers in the nation today all vying for a spot on the world team.

June 26, 2015
Hasquet and Vang Announced as Big Sky Scholar Athlete Award Recipients
OGDEN, Utah – Austin Hasquet and Johanna Vang have been announced as Northern Arizona University’s 2015 Big Sky Scholar Athlete Award winners for their athletic and academic excellence. Hasquet and Vang were both honored as two of NAU’s four Golden Eagle Scholar-Athletes of the Year in April and were both Gold Axe Award recipients during the 2014-15 academic year.

June 26, 2015
Matt McElroy Wraps Up NAU Career at USATF Outdoor Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Senior distance runner Matt McElroy represented Northern Arizona University at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships tonight, being held at the prestigious TrackTown USA in Eugene, Ore. McElroy competed in the 10,000-meter run placing 21st overall.

June 25, 2015
NAU's Hoover Selected to Academic All-America First Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Already an All-American in both cross country and track & field for his efforts in competition, senior Caleb Hoover was selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America First Team on Thursday. Hoover becomes the second Lumberjack student-athlete to earn First Team Academic All-American honors for the 2014-15 season joining NAU football’s Austin Hasquet.

June 23, 2015
Kemper and McElroy Set for USATF Outdoor Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The collegiate season may be over, but Northern Arizona track & field stars Deante Kemper and Matt McElroy will keep their competitive season going as both will participate in the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships being held this week in Eugene, Ore. McElroy will run the 10,000 meters on Thursday at 8:15 p.m., while Kemper will participate in the high jump on Friday at 5:40 p.m.

June 23, 2015
10 ‘Jacks Recognized on USA College Football FCS Preseason All-America Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A total of 10 Northern Arizona players have been recognized by USA College Football as Preseason All-America picks, released today by the organization. Leading the way for the Lumberjacks are first team members, fullback Nick Butier, offensive lineman Leroy Guenther and cornerback Marcus Alford.

June 23, 2015
NAU Volleyball Quick Sets with Ohiyah Shirley
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Player of the Year and a state title. Ohiyah Shirley had quite the senior year at Monument Valley High School last fall and the accolades kept coming for the incoming Northern Arizona volleyball freshman.

June 22, 2015
NAU Men Ranked No. 14 Division I Program of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s cross country and track & field programs have continued to excel on the national scene as they were ranked No. 14 on the USTFCCCA Division I Men’s Program of the Year final standings, following the 2014-15 campaign. Oregon men took home the top honor, followed by Arkansas and Texas.

June 19, 2015
Women's Tennis' Vang Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Recent Northern Arizona women's tennis graduate Johanna Vang has been nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Vang is one of a record 480 female student-athletes, 207 of whom competed at the Division I level, to be nominated for the award this year.

June 16, 2015
NAU Volleyball Quick Sets with Victoria Ewalefo
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Taking their athletic talents to the collegiate level runs in the Ewalefo family. This fall, Victoria Ewalefo will join three of her siblings who have played or are currently playing collegiate sports when she officially suits up for the Northern Arizona volleyball team.

June 15, 2015
Jackson Reaches Finals at USA Diving Zone F Championships
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Chelsea Jackson finished competition at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone F Championships on Sunday, just short of qualifying for the National Diving Championships in August. Jackson, the soon-to-be senior leader of Northern Arizona's diving team, advanced to the finals on both springboards before her bid for a second consecutive national championship appearance came to an end.

June 15, 2015
NAU Women's Hoops to Play Under New Exciting NCAA Rules This Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When fans first catch the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team in action this upcoming season, it will be a new and unfamiliar game experience as it will be for everyone across the country. Two halves will be replaced by four quarters and the fan experience will be improved with the expanded opportunity for music during games as part of the new women’s basketball rules approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel last week.

June 13, 2015
Julia Viberg Places 14th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – To close out the 2015 season for the Northern Arizona track & field team, Julia Viberg represented NAU at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Viberg’s best throw of the day would be 52.03m as she finished in 14th place in front of 11,734 fans.

June 13, 2015
NAU Athletics Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos is proud to announce the 2015 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class who will be honored at this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 11. The former 'Jacks will also be honored at the Hall of Fame Game on Sept. 12 versus New Mexico Highlands. Comprising this year’s class is the head coach that led NAU to its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth Ben Howland, nine-time All-American cross country and track & field athlete David McNeill and football’s all-time receiving yards leader Clarence Moore.

June 12, 2015
Weston Strum Finishes in 11th Place in the 5,000-meter Race
EUGENE, Ore. –The Northern Arizona Track & Field team had its third participant of the week compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. This time representing the Lumberjacks was Weston Strum in the 5,000-meter race. In front of 11,168 fans at Hayward Field, Strum would end his career at Northern Arizona finishing in 11th place with a time of 13:55.93.

June 12, 2015
NAU Athletics and Arizona State Credit Union Announce Partnership
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department is proud to announce a five-year partnership with Arizona State Credit Union, beginning July 1, 2015.

June 12, 2015
A Touch of NAU at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) held its annual Career in Sports Forum June 4-7 at the national office and amongst this year’s list of invitees was Northern Arizona Athletics, Director of Sports Medicine, Cherisse Kutyreff.

June 12, 2015
Summer 2015 Coaches Caravan Dates Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department will be rolling through the state of Arizona during its annual NAU Coaches Caravan tour and hopes that Lumberjack Nation will come out in full force when it hits your city. The caravan will make its first stop in San Diego on Monday, June 29 before making several stops in the Grand Canyon State.

June 10, 2015
Matt McElroy Earns All-American Honors in the 10,000-meter Race
EUGENE, Ore. – Wednesday was the start of the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships and two athletes from the Northern Arizona Track & Field team competed with the best of the best in the country. Futsum Zienasellassie and Matt McElroy ran the 10,000-meter race at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon and for the first time in his outdoor career McElroy earned All-American honors finishing in sixth place with a time of 29:16.55. Zienasellassie finished in 12th place with a time of 29:41.34.

June 9, 2015
NAU Volleyball Quick Sets with Hannah Cherry
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Moving from Missouri to Arizona can be a difficult transition. However if Hannah Cherry’s high school track record follows her to Flagstaff, she should have no problem adjusting to life while producing on the court for the Northern Arizona volleyball team starting this upcoming fall.

June 8, 2015
Ify Umodu Signs with the Chicago Bears
CHICAGO, Ill. – Former Lumberjack Ify Umodu signed a three-year contract with the NFL franchise the Chicago Bears. Umodu was a four-year letterwinner for Northern Arizona during his time in Flagstaff.

June 8, 2015
Four Lumberjacks Head to Nationals in Eugene
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona track & field team will embark on its final meet of the 2015 season in Eugene, Ore. where four Lumberjacks will compete at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Julia Viberg will represent the women in the discus event, Matt McElroy and Futsum Zienasellassie will participate in the 10,000-meter race. NAU’s final participant this week is Weston Strum running in the 5,000-meter race.

June 5, 2015
Elite High School Teams Visit NAU's High Mountain Challenge This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football summer camp schedule kicks off on Saturday, June 6 with the Northern Arizona High Mountain Challenge and they are inviting the Flagstaff community out for the 32-team tournament. The bracket-styled tournament will start at 9 a.m. on the football practice fields located across San Francisco Street from the Walkup Skydome and will run until approximately 5:30 p.m.

June 5, 2015
Adel al Nasser Named to the Saudi Arabia National Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After competing at the NCAA Track & Field West Regionals, Northern Arizona track & field athlete Adel al Nasser has been selected to the Saudi Arabia National Team and will compete in China at the Asia Athletics Championships as a member of the 4x400 relay team.

June 5, 2015
Sue Darling Invited to Prestigious Leadership Program in New York City
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head women's basketball coach Sue Darling will be one of 36 invited participants at next week's The Center for Coaching Excellence in New York City, a prestigious opportunity for select Division I women's basketball coaches. The Center for Coaching Excellence is presented by the Women's Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA) in partnership with Columbia University Athletics and will be held from June 8-10.

June 4, 2015
NAU Swim & Dive Announces 2015-16 Schedule, Awaits Move to New Facility
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Wall Aquatic Center has been the home of Northern Arizona swimming & diving since the program's inaugural season in 1983. In 2016 though, the Lumberjacks will have a new home in the North Campus Athletic and Recreation Complex and the 2015-16 schedule, as announced by head coach Andy Johns on Thursday, will see the back-to-back Western Athletic Conference champions make the transition in facilities during an exciting season slate.

June 3, 2015
Former NAU All-American Lucky Dozier Selected to U.S. National Team
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Northern Arizona football All-American Lucky Dozier has been selected to play on the 2015 U.S. Men’s National Team assembled by USA Football. Dozier is one of 45 players to be named to the team who will compete at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship next month in Canton, Ohio.

June 2, 2015
NAU Volleyball Quick Sets with Jordan Anderson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – During her four-year prep career at Horizon High School, Jordan Anderson was a key member of four teams who advanced to the state tournament including winning a State Championship in 2012. Now that she will officially join the Northern Arizona volleyball team in the fall, the Lumberjacks hope to infuse her pedigree into the winning culture they have developed themselves in what will be an intense hunt for the Big Sky Championship in 2015.

June 2, 2015
NAU Student-Athletes Give Back in Record Numbers During 2014-15 Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last year, Northern Arizona University student-athletes performed an incredible 4,378 total community service hours setting a new department record. During the 2014-15 academic year, Lumberjack student-athletes outdid themselves resetting the record with over 5,000 hours out in the Flagstaff community and the greater Northern Arizona region in an outstanding department-wide effort to give back.

June 1, 2015
NAU Women's Basketball 2015 Summer Camps Approaching Quickly
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head women’s basketball coach Sue Darling and her coaching staff are pleased to announce their 2015 Summer Camps and are inviting girls of all ages to join the Lumberjacks this summer in Flagstaff. Camp participants will receive instruction and coaching from not only the NAU women’s basketball coaching staff, but also from the current Lumberjack players.

May 30, 2015
Day Three: Weston Strum Qualifies for Nationals in the 5,000-meter Race
AUSTIN, Texas – The Northern Arizona track & field team wrapped up their stay in Austin at the NCAA Track & Field West Region Prelims with six athletes competing in the final day of events. In his first season at NAU as a graduate student, Weston Strum will make his second appearance at the NCAA Track & Field National Meet after qualifying in the 5,000-meter race.

May 29, 2015
Day Two: Viberg Qualifies for Nationals & Jamison Advances to Quarterfinals
AUSTIN, Texas – The Northern Arizona track & field team continued their participation at the NCAA Track & Field West Regionals meet on Saturday as Julia Viberg, Vernon Jamison and Cody Reed represented the Lumberjacks. Viberg and Jamison highlighted the day as Viberg qualified for nationals in the discus throw and Jamison advanced to the quarterfinals of the 110-meter hurdles.

May 28, 2015
Day One: Zienasellassie & McElroy Qualify for Nationals in the 10,000 Meter Race
AUSTIN, Texas – Day one of the NCAA Track & Field West Regionals kicked off on Thursday at the University of Texas with seven Northern Arizona athletes competing. Out of the seven NAU athletes who participated in the prelims on Thursday, Futsum Zienasellassie and Matt McElroy stood out as the two qualified for nationals in Eugene, Ore. in two weeks.

May 26, 2015
Felix Rivera-Vega Joins Men’s Basketball Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Felix Rivera-Vega becomes the eighth player in Northern Arizona’s signing class, head coach Jack Murphy announced his signing. Rivera-Vega is also the fifth player from Florida that the ‘Jacks have signed this year.

May 27, 2015
NCAA Releases Latest Academic Progress Rate Results
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes continue to strive for academic excellence culminating in graduation, as the latest annual multi-year data has been released by the NCAA.

May 27, 2015
Hoover Voted to Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona cross country and track & field senior Caleb Hoover was recently voted to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team, voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The All-District honor, Hoover's first of his career, was just the latest academic honor he earned during the recently completed 2014-15 academic year.

May 27, 2015
Cha’pelle Brown Named Cornerbacks Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head coach Jerome Souers has announced the addition of Cha’pelle Brown to his coaching staff. Brown will be responsible for the defensive backs.

May 26, 2015
Volleyball Faces Tough Non-Conference Opposition as Part of 2015 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off their second 20-win season in the last three years and a total of 64 wins during the span – the most in a three-year period in school history – the Northern Arizona volleyball team will embark on a challenging 2015 schedule this upcoming fall as announced by head coach Ken Murphy.

May 26, 2015
13 Athletes Head to Austin for NCAA Track & Field West Regionals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2015 outdoor track & field season continues for 13 athletes at Northern Arizona as they compete in the NCAA West Regional Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. The Lumberjacks will look to reserve a spot in the NCAA National Championship in Eugene, Ore. from June 10-13.

May 22, 2015
Reynolds and Springs Tackle the Unknown…Australian Football
While their college basketball careers are over since leading Northern Arizona to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Championship finals, center Len Springs and forward Zachary Reynolds took some time out in April to learn Australian Football.

May 22, 2015
New Culture Leads to Championship: Golf Season In Review
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a rough fall campaign, Northern Arizona women’s golf made the decision to change their team culture, resulting in a Big Sky Championship - the program’s eighth title.

May 22, 2015
2015 Men's Tennis Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In just his second year at Northern Arizona, head coach Ki Kroll has established a winning culture for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team and in 2015 it led them all the way to the Big Sky Championship match. An identity has been created for the men’s tennis program and through the player’s hard work and determination, NAU made it all the way to the championship match after pulling off two upsets in the quarterfinals and in the semifinals.

May 22, 2015
NAU Women’s Tennis Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis program has been the model of consistency in the Big Sky Conference after the Lumberjacks once again had another outstanding season in 2015. The Lumberjacks ended the year with a 13-11 overall record with an 8-3 record in the Big Sky.

May 21, 2015
Women’s Tennis Honored By NCAA for Third Straight Year
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team has been honored by the NCAA for earning the Public Recognition Award, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. This award is given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the third consecutive year women’s tennis has received the honor.

May 20, 2015
Heins Named Big Sky Men's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah - Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Eric Heins was named the Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Men's Coach of the Year earlier today by the conference coaches. Last week, Heins led the men's team to their fourth-straight outdoor title and 12th-straight dating back to the 2011 cross country championship.

May 19, 2015
NAU Men Win Second Consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona men have captured their second consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy, the conference office announced Tuesday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and maintained it after a tie for first place capturing their fourth straight outdoor title.

May 16, 2015
Undefeated: The Class of 2015 Leaves NAU with Eight-Straight Big Sky Track and Field Championships
CHENEY, Wash. - Most of the class of the 2015 finished their collegiate track and field career today, but for the Northern Arizona men's track and field team, they did so undefeated amongst the Big Sky as they picked up their fourth-straight Big Sky Outdoor title, eighth-straight Big Sky Track and Field title and their fourth-straight triple crown for winning the indoor, outdoor and cross country titles.

May 15, 2015
Three's A Charm: 'Jacks Pick Up Three Titles of Day One of Big Sky Championships
CHENEY, Wash. - On Northern Arizona Track and Field's first day at the Big Sky Championships, the Lumberjacks came away with three titles, two in the 10,000m and one in in the discus.

May 14, 2015
Johanna Vang Named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic First Team All-District 8
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a stellar four years at Northern Arizona, women’s tennis Johanna Vang has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic First Team All-District 8 for her achievements in the classroom and on the tennis court. Vang is just one of 11 athletes to be named First Team from the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada. The 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

May 14, 2015
'Jack Track Aims to Defend Big Sky Titles in Cheney, Wash.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field heads to Cheney, Wash. this week for a chance to defend their 2014 Big Sky Outdoor Championships at the 2015 championships hosted by Eastern Washington. The heptathlon and decathlon take place over Wednesday and Thursday, but the Lumberjacks won’t be in action until 10 a.m. on Friday.

May 14, 2015
Cody Hodgeson Earns 2015 President’s Achievement Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Cody Hodgeson earns 2015 President’s Achievement Award honors. Hodgeson is one of 10 university employees to receive the distinguished recognition.

May 9, 2015
Saum Leads the 'Jacks at NCAA Regionals
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Freshman Kaitlyn Saum lead the Northern Arizona women's golf on the final day of the NCAA West Regionals today, posting a two-over round of 73 on the final day and ending the tournament in a tie for 26th-place with a combined score of 226.

May 9, 2015
NAU Athletics Celebrates 42 Student-Athlete Graduates This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In total, 42 Northern Arizona University student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend during the Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies held on campus yesterday and today. Including the 21 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2014 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 63 graduates for the 2014-15 academic year.

May 8, 2015
'Jacks Compete On Second Day of NCAA Regionals
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Northern Arizona women's golf ranks 17th going into the final round of the NCAA West Regional held at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah. They posted a second-day round of 323 to make their combined score 640.

May 7, 2015
Saum Leads 'Jack Golf on First Day of Regionals
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Freshman Kaitlyn Saum led Northern Arizona golf during the first round of the NCAA West Regional today with a four-over round of 75 at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah. She is currently in 16th-place.

May 6, 2015
Women's Basketball Recruit Alyssa Rader Excels at U18 National Tournament
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Only a small percentage of athletes ever have the opportunity to train and compete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, but count incoming Northern Arizona women's basketball freshman Alyssa Rader as one of them. Rader was one of four players on the Colorado Elite Blue team to recently compete in the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament last weekend, playing head-to-head against some of the best prep players in the country for the chance to represent the Red, White & Blue on the international stage.

May 6, 2015
NAU Athletics May Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Alejandro Montano of the men's cross country and track & field teams and Julia Viberg of the women's track & field team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of May.

May 6, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at NCAA Regional in St. George, Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following their come-from-behind win two weeks ago at the Big Sky Women’s Golf Championships, the Northern Arizona women’s golf team continues their season this Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9, at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah.

May 5, 2015
Beau Gardner Signs with the Atlanta Falcons
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior tight end Beau Gardner fulfilled the first step in his dream of playing in the National Football League when he signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

May 5, 2015
NAU's James Foran Recognized by Peers as FCS Video Coordinator of the Year
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Collegiate Sports Video Association named James Foran, Video Coordinator for Northern Arizona University Athletics, the 2014-2015 FCS Video Coordinator of the Year.

May 4, 2015
Four NAU Players Earn All-Big Sky Selection
OGDEN, Utah – After a 13-11 record during the 2015 season, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team placed four players on the All-Big Sky Conference teams. Leading the group was Hailey Rochin with a Second Team All-Big Sky selection and earning Honorable Mention was Jordan Denesik, Marta Lewandowska and Johanna Vang.

May 4, 2015
Jordan Gobatie Named First Team All-Big Sky
OGDEN, Utah – After an 11-13 record and an appearance in the Big Sky Championship, Northern Arizona men’s tennis senior Jordan Gobatie has been named First Team All-Big Sky. In just two seasons at NAU, Gobatie helped lead the program to back-to-back appearances in the Big Sky Championships along with a memorable run in the Big Sky tournament this season.

May 3, 2015
Lumberjacks Pick Up Big Marks at Final Regular Season Meet
Futsum Zienasellassie picked up a big personal best for Northern Arizona track and field in the men's 5000m today with his time of 13:49.34 at the Payton Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford. Zienasellassie's time looks to rank in the top 20 of the nation. The last time he was in Palo Altos, Zienasellassie posted the nation's fourth-fastest 10,000m time.

May 2, 2015
Hogardh Hits Big Sky Standard on First Day at Irvine
IRVINE, Calif. - Sophomore Caroline Hogardh posted a season-best time in the steeplechase tonight at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational hosted by UC Irvine.

May 1, 2015
Men’s Hoops Adds Marcus DeBerry to Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy announced the signing of Marcus DeBerry to a National Letter of Intent. DeBerry brings NAU’s signing class to seven.

February 18, 2015
Register Now for Football Camps
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There’s still time to register for participation in Northern Arizona football’s summer camps. Dates have just been added for the Jerome Souers Youth Football Camp in July. For more information please contact Coach Jimmy Beal at 928-310-0023.

April 30, 2015
2014-15 NAU Men's Basketball Season Recap
For the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team the 2014-15 season was a memorable one. Guided by third-year head coach Jack Murphy, the Lumberjacks took the City of Flagstaff and fans all through Arizona on a journey for all to remember.

April 30, 2015
'Jack Track at UC Irvine, Stanford This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field competes at the Payton Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford and the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational hosted by UC Irvine this weekend. This is the last chance for the Lumberjacks to pick up Big Sky qualifying marks before the Big Sky Championships start on May 14 in Cheney, Wash.

April 30, 2015
A Night to Remember: 2015 Louie's Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday night at Prochnow Auditorium, the NAU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the second annual Louie’s Awards, a night for Lumberjack student-athletes, coaches, administration and staff to sit back, relax and remember the 2014-15 academic year.

April 29, 2015
Four ‘Jacks Earn NFF Hampshire Society Honors
IRVING, Texas – Four Northern Arizona football players were named to the 2015 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, announced today by the NFF & College Hall of Fame. Seniors Austin Hasquet, Andy Bachelier, Craig Frum and Hayden Renning were all honored.

April 28, 2015
NAU Adds Two Division I Transfers, Top Prep Athlete for Next Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Before the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team prepares for the summer, head coach Sue Darling added three incoming Lumberjacks – Passionate Amukamara, Olivia Lucero and Kenna McDavis – to their growing stockpile of talent for the upcoming 2015-16 season. All three are in-state products with Amukamara coming out of Millennium High School while Lucero and McDavis will be returning to the state after two years apiece at Loyola Marymount and Boise State respectively.

April 27, 2015
NCAA West Regional Field Revealed
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf learned the field they'll be facing at the NCAA West Regional today at the NCAA Women's Golf Selection Show hosted at the Oakmont at the Continental Country Club. The tournament will be held on May 7-9 at Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah.

April 27, 2015
Volleyball Spring Recap with Head Coach Ken Murphy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team recently concluded their spring season last week, wrapping up two months of workouts. From the weight room to the volleyball court, the Lumberjacks showed big improvement building skill sets and intangibles that they hope will carry them to a Big Sky Championship this upcoming fall.

April 27, 2015
Brooke Andersen Named Big Sky Athlete of the Week
ODGEN, Utah - Northern Arizona track and field's sophomore Brooke Andersen continued her outstanding season in the women's hammer throw with a win in that even last weekend at the Mesa Community College T-Bird Invitational. Earlier today, the conference office named her the Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week.

April 27, 2015
Head Coach Brad Bedortha Named Big Sky Women's Golf Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona women's golf's Head Coach Brad Bedortha was named the Big Sky Women's Golf Coach of the Year this morning by the conference offices. Bedortha led the Lumberjacks to their eighth title in school history and the third during his tenure.

April 26, 2015
NAU Falls to Idaho in the Big Sky Championship
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team made it all the way to the Big Sky Championship after pulling off two upsets in the quarterfinals and semifinals that set up a matchup with Idaho in the finals. NAU’s season came to an end as the Lumberjacks fell to the Vandals 4-2.

April 26, 2015
NAU’s Campos Named to NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona Vice President for Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos has been appointed a member of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee.

April 25, 2015
No. 6 Seed NAU Defeats No. 1 Seed Weber State in Big Sky Championships Semifinals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After a memorable win in the Big Sky Championships quarterfinals over the No. 3 Montana the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team would have to pull off another upset in the semifinals against the No. 1 seed Weber State in order to advance to the championship. In the regular season Weber State defeated NAU 4-3 in Flagstaff but it was a different story on Saturday as the Lumberjacks walked away with the 4-1 upset over Weber State to advance to the Big Sky Championship.

April 25, 2015
Offense Uses Big Fourth Quarter to Defeat Defense in Blue-Gold Spring Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona held its annual Blue-Gold Spring Game today at Lumberjack Stadium. Coming away with the bragging rights was the offense, sporting the blue helmets, and defeating the defense 62-53.

April 25, 2015
NAU’s Season comes to an End After 4-0 Loss to Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis season came an end in the semifinals of the Big Sky Championships against the No. 1 seed Sacramento State. The Hornets were a perfect 11-0 in the Big Sky this season and they remained undefeated in conference as they defeated the Lumberjacks 4-0. NAU ends the season with a 13-11 record in 2015.

April 24, 2015
NAU Advances to the Semifinals after 4-1 Win Over Weber State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team began the Big Sky Championships as the No. 4 seed and a matchup against the No. 5 seed Weber State in the quarterfinals. The Lumberjacks picked up their 13th win of the season as they advance to the semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Wildcats.

April 24, 2015
Spring Game at Lumberjack Stadium
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team will hold their Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday, April 25th at 2 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium. The game is free for all.

April 24, 2015
No. 6 Seed NAU Defeats Defending Big Sky Champions Montana
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team pulled off the upset against the defending Big Sky Champions Montana in the Big Sky Championships Quarterfinals. NAU entered the tournament as the No. 6 seed and the Lumberjacks had to go up against the Grizzlies, who were the No. 3 seed, and had defeated the Lumberjacks this season 6-1 but on Friday it was a different story as NAU took down the Griz 4-2 to advance to the semifinals.

April 23, 2015
'Jack Track Signs Three for Fall 2015
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona track and field signed three to their 2015-16 roster this week.

April 24, 2015
Huffman Named Inaugural Recipient of Outstanding Student Success Coach Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A six-time conference Diving Coach of the Year known for leading one of the most competitive diving programs in the western United States, Northern Arizona diving coach Nikki Huffman has also been a leader and mentor for many other NAU students. On Friday, Huffman was rewarded for her work outside of the pool as the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Student Success Coach by NAU's University College during the Undergraduate Symposium in the Walkup Skydome.

April 24, 2015
Women's Golf Selection Show Slated for Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NCAA Women's Golf Selection Show will be aired on Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at the Oakmont Restaurant at the Continental Country Club.

April 23, 2015
DIRECTV Sports Networks to Televise NAU-Montana Match-Up
SEATTLE, Wash. – Northern Arizona has been selected to have its game on the road at the University of Montana televised on ROOT SPORTS™, as DIRECTV SPORTS Networks and the Big Sky Conference announced its telecast schedule for the upcoming 2015 season.

April 23, 2015
Get To Know Sprinter James Fisher

April 23, 2015
Take A Walk With Dejzon Walker
Redshirt senior Dejzon Walker is back for his final season of Lumberjack Football. Walker, a native of Chandler, Ariz., is coming back from an injury that saw him sit out the entire 2014 season. During his junior year, Walker caught 24 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns. He led the team with 40 yards per game and 15 yards per reception.

April 23, 2015
Nicole Sherwin Represents NAU at NCAA Leadership Forum
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Athletics continues to make its stamp on college athletics as student-athlete Nicole Sherwin had the opportunity to represent NAU among 300 students from Division I, Division II and Division III schools at the recent NCAA Leadership Forum in Orlando, Fla.

April 23, 2015
McKee, Cifuentes Named to Big Sky All-Conference Team
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona women's golf picked up the Big Sky Championship on Tuesday, and two members of the team were named to the All-Big Sky team on Tuesday morning. Senior Brittany McKee was named to the second-team while sophomore transfer Kim Cifuentes was named honorable mention.

April 22, 2015
NAU Places 32 Student-Athletes on Big Sky Winter All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – On Wednesday, the Big Sky conference office announced their All-Academic Teams for the winter 2015 season with the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams combining for a total of 32 honorees.

April 22, 2015
Swim & Dive Inks Logan Neal, 2015-16 Signee, to NLI
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – What was once considered a thin area of depth as recent as last year, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team bolstered their sprint freestyle crew with the National Letter of Intent signing of Logan Neal. Head coach Andy Johns announced the signing of Neal, a Hillsboro, Ore. product, on Wednesday.

April 22, 2015
NAU Faces Weber State in the Big Sky Quarterfinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Once again, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team is back in the Big Sky Championships under head coach Kim Bruno. The Lumberjacks enter the Championships as the fourth seed and in the quarterfinals NAU will face the No. 5 seed, Weber State, on Friday, April 24, in Sacramento, Calif. at the Gold River Racquet Club.

April 22, 2015
NAU Takes on the No. 3 Seed Montana in the Big Sky Quarterfinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight season under second-year head coach Ki Kroll, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has reached the Big Sky Championships. This year, NAU enters the tournament as the No. 6 seed and the Lumberjacks will be looking to pull off the upset in the quarterfinals as they face the No. 3 seed Montana.

April 21, 2015
New Team Culture Lifts 'Jack Golf to Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is on top of the Big Sky today after their come-from-behind win at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz. The Lumberjacks posted a third-round total of 297 to win with a combined score of 901 (+37). At the end of the second round, the ‘Jacks were six strokes back from the leader.

April 21, 2015
Thank You Lumberjack Country!
It has been three weeks since we played host to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the semifinals of the CIT Postseason Basketball Tournament and I still have not fully wrapped my mind around what took place in the Skydome that evening. Nearly 6,000 fans packed the Dome to cheer on their hometown Lumberjacks.

April 20, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at Second Day of Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf lost a bit of ground today at the Big Sky Championships at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz., but they remain in the top half of competition going into the final round tomorrow.

April 20, 2015
NAU Swimming Duo Gains Experience at Arena Pro Swim Series Meet
MESA, Ariz. – Northern Arizona swimming & diving sophomore Urte Kazakeviciute and freshman Alina Staffeldt competed as unattached competitors at last week's Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa at the Skyline Aquatic Center. The pair faced fierce competition in the star-studded four-day event which included a number of Olympic medalists from in the United States as well as overseas.

April 20, 2015
Football is Better than Finals!
It’s that time of year again the annual spring football game! Everyone should come out to Lumberjack Stadium on April 25th at 11 a.m. for pre-game activities before the game starts at 2 p.m.

April 19, 2015
'Jack Golf in Third After Day One of Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf set themselves apart today as a contender for the Big Sky Women’s Golf Championship when they wrapped up the first round of the tournament in a tie for third place with a team score of 301 (+12).

April 19, 2015
NAU Ends the Regular Season on a High Note
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team ended the season sending off their seniors with a win over Portland State in their final home match of the season. Both seniors, Kester Black and Jordan Gobatie, won both of their matches as the Lumberjacks took down the Vikings 6-1 to end the regular season with a 9-12 record and a 7-4 record in the Big Sky.

April 19, 2015
NAU Falls to Montana 5-2
MIZZOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team ended the regular season with a matchup against Montana. The Grizzlies were able to snap the Lumberjacks four-match winning streak as the Griz defeated NAU 5-2. Northern Arizona ends the regular season with a 12-10 record and an 8-3 record in the Big Sky.

April 18, 2015
NAU Defeats Montana State 5-2
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continues to build momentum heading towards the Big Sky Championships with just two matches left in the season. On Saturday, the Lumberjacks extended their winning streak to four matches with a 5-2 victory over Montana State. NAU moves to 12-9 this season and 8-2 in the Big Sky.

April 18, 2015
NAU Swim & Dive and Emma Warner: An Inspiring Bond
SEDONA, Ariz. – Stuart Scott, the late ESPN anchor, famously said at the 2014 ESPYs, "You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live." For 12-year Emma Warner, she lives by swimming and because of her passion for the pool she has continued to knock cancer right in the mouth without skipping a beat.

April 18, 2015
NAU Reserves a Seat at the Big Sky Championships
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team controlled its own destiny this weekend having to win one of two matches at home in order to clinch a spot in the Big Sky Championships. On Saturday, the Lumberjacks (8-12) delivered that win with a 7-0 sweep over Southern Utah for their sixth win in conference.

April 18, 2015
Just Seven Days Away til the Annual Spring Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The defense was flying all over the field and the ball was being slung from hash mark to hash mark as the Northern Arizona football team wrapped up its final scrimmage of Spring Ball before next week’s annual spring game.

April 18, 2015
'Jack Track Hits Big Marks in Southern California
WALNUT, Calif. - Northern Arizona track and field made a strong showing in Southern California today at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational.

April 17, 2015
Women's Basketball Trio Impresses at Final Four Pro Combine
TAMPA, Fla. – Three Northern Arizona women's basketball players showcased themselves in their pursuit of a professional career two weeks ago at the ProHoops Combine in Tampa held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four. Current seniors Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks as well as former Lumberjack Tyler Stephens-Jenkins took part in the invitation only combine which gave them an opportunity to be evaluated by WNBA coaches, foreign coaches and scouts.

April 17, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at Big Sky Women's Golf Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf is taking the momentum they've had throughout the spring season into the Big Sky Women's Golf Championships held at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz. from April 19-21.

April 17, 2015
Men’s Basketball Adds Isaiah Thomas to Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off one of the most memorable seasons in Northern Arizona Men’s Basketball history, head coach Jack Murphy has announced the addition of Isaiah Thomas to the 2015 signing class.

April 17, 2015
NAU Honors Seniors Kester Black & Jordan Gobatie
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis program culture has completely changed in the past two years under head coach Ki Kroll’s leadership at the helm and he also has two players throughout that time who exemplify what hard work can do. Kester Black and Jordan Gobatie will be honored in their final two home matches this weekend for having left their mark on the tennis program.

April 17, 2015
'Jack Track With Four Big Sky Marks in Two Events in Southern California
WALNUT, Calif. - Northern Arizona track and field picked up four Big Sky qualifying marks in two events on their first day in Southern California.

April 16, 2015
All-In Alford
For cornerback Marcus Alford, his senior season is right around the corner. Alford came to Northern Arizona University after a stellar high school campaign at Rio Mesa in Oxnard, Calif. By the end of Alford’s sophomore season at NAU, he was already being looked at as someone who was deemed a “leader” proving that he was an asset to the football program on and off the field.

April 16, 2015
NAU Men’s Tennis Preps for Final Two Home Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will look to seal its destiny in the final week of the regular season against Big Sky opponents Southern Utah and Portland State. The Lumberjacks currently sit in the final spot of the Big Sky Championships and with one win against the Thunderbirds or the Vikings NAU will head to Sacramento, Calif. for the second straight season.

April 16, 2015
NAU Women’s Tennis Set for Final Matches of the Regular Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Having already clinched a spot in the Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will close out the regular season on the road against Montana State and Montana. The Lumberjacks will look to wrap up the third seed in the Big Sky tournament right behind Idaho and Sacramento State the only teams NAU have lost to in the Big Sky this season.

April 16, 2015
Vang, Stephens, Jabczenski and Buzzard Receive Spring Gold Axe Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The academic honors continued to pile up for NAU Athletics Wednesday night as four graduating student-athletes were among forty-three students who received the university’s prestigious Gold Axe Award. The athletics contingent at the Gold Axe and Distinguished Seniors awards banquet included Diane Buzzard (women’s soccer), Laura Jabczenski (golf), Taylor Stephens (volleyball) and Johanna Vang (women’s tennis) as the quartet was bestowed with the coveted award.

April 16, 2015
'Jack Track Heads to Mt. SAC Relays and Azusa Pacific
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona track and field heads to Southern California this weekend to compete at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Brian Clay Invitational.

April 15, 2015
NAU Football to Open Season at Stephen F. Austin
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona and head football coach Jerome Souers announced that the Lumberjacks will now open their 2015 slate at Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 5.

April 15, 2015
'Jack Golf Signs Sofya Anokhina
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona golf signed incoming freshman Sofya Dmitrievna Anokhina today. She'll join the Lumberjacks in the fall and hails from Russia.

April 15, 2015
Hoover, Vang, Buzzard & Hasquet Honored as Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday, NAU’s brightest student-athletes were honored at the 37th annual Golden Eagle Awards held at the High Country Conference Center. The annual luncheon recognizes Northern Arizona University’s student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 191 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments.

April 15, 2015
NAU Student-Athletes Take Part in Discover Your Career Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes participated in the 2nd Annual Discover Your Career Night. The goal of the career fair is to give student-athletes a head start in exploring their options after graduation. From internships to graduate assistantships to full-time jobs, the student-athletes were able to speak with 25 different companies about their career path.

April 13, 2015
Catching Up with Senior Safety Eddie Horn
Senior safety Eddie Horn returns to NAU for his final season. As a junior transfer last season, Horn led team with 88 tackles and tied for a team-high three interceptions. On the road at South Dakota, Horn recorded a career-high 18 tackles; the most by a Lumberjack in a single game since 2000.

April 13, 2015
Brooke Andersen Named Big Sky Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Sophomore Brooke Andersen earned her second Big Sky Athlete of the Week honor today for her career performance in the hammer throw last weekend at the Sun Angel Classic.

April 12, 2015
Football Adds Quarterback Connor Brewer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head football coach Jerome Souers announced the addition of quarterback Connor Brewer to the Lumberjack Family. Brewer, an all-state and all-area selection while in high school, is eligible to compete for NAU this upcoming fall season.

April 12, 2015
Men's Tennis Battles, Falls Short 4-3 to Big Sky Leading Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men's tennis team pushed first-place Weber State to the brink in their Sunday afternoon matinee face-off, but the Wildcats clawed out a 4-3 win. NAU's rally efforts from a 3-1 deficit come up just shy, as it fell to 5-4 in the Big Sky and 7-12 overall.

April 12, 2015
NAU Clinches Big Sky Tourney Spot with 7-0 Defeat of Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With two things in mind, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team took to the court at Continental Country Club on Sunday for their 2015 home finale. After honoring their seniors Johanna Vang and Sarah Maria Spruch prior to their match, the Lumberjacks proceeded to make it a successful Senior Day by defeating Portland State, 7-0. The win allowed the 'Jacks to accomplish what they set out to do: clinch a spot in the Big Sky tournament and avenge a loss to the Vikings on the road last season.

April 12, 2015
'Jack Track Earns Qualifying Marks at Sun Angel Classic
TEMPE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona track and field continued to prepare to defend their outdoor titles today at the Sun Angel Classic hosted by Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.

April 11, 2015
Two Weeks Until the NAU Spring Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- With two weeks to go until Northern Arizona’s Spring Game, the Lumberjack football team took the field today for a scrimmage. With both the offense and defense putting on a good performance it made for a highly competitive Saturday.

April 11, 2015
Lumberjacks Rally from Deficit, Stuns Utah State, 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team showed the type of resiliency it will take to win a conference championship on Saturday, rallying for a tough non-conference win, 4-3, against a quality Utah State team at Continental Country Club. Down the doubles point and having dropped the first set in four of six singles matches, junior Emelia Box's win at No. 3 singles sealed up the come-from-behind win for the Lumberjacks as they improved to 10-9 this season.

April 11, 2015
Brooke Andersen Posts Career Best at Sun Angel Classic
TEMPE, Ariz. - Brooke Andersen posted a career-best tonight in the premiere section of the women's hammer throw at the Sun Angel Classic. Andersen finished third - first among collegiate competitors - with a distance of 63.30m.

April 9, 2015
Josh Bamrick's Road to NAU
For Josh Bamrick being a football player was something he always wanted to be. From the time he was little, Bamrick knew that being a football player was a dream he was set on making a reality.

April 10, 2015
Swim & Dive Places 14 Student-Athletes on WAC All-Academic Lists
DENVER, Colo. – The Western Athletic Conference announced their 2015 Winter All-Academic teams on Friday and the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team placed 14 student-athletes on the list for their exceptional work in the classroom.

April 9, 2015
20 Questions With Golf Senior Laura Jabczenski
Laura Jabczenski graduates later this month with a degree in bio-medical sciences and plans to attend medical school this fall. She is a four-year member of the women's golf team and two-year SAAC President.

April 8, 2015
NAU Squares off Against Weber State in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis has only one match this week but it is a big one as the Lumberjacks take on the number one team in the Big Sky, Weber State. This will be the first of three straight home matches to end the season.

April 8, 2015
'Jack Track Heads to Tempe for Sun Angel Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona track and field heads to Tempe, Ariz. this weekend for Arizona State's Sun Angel Classic on April 10-11.

April 9, 2015
Women's Tennis Snaps Skid with 7-0 Southern Utah Shutout
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's tennis team returned to Continental Country Club Thursday morning to open their final homestand of the season, and after a dominating effort they turned their three-match losing streak into a thing of the past following a 7-0 shutout of Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks notched wins in each of the three doubles and six singles matches to even their overall record to 9-9 and more importantly move a step closer to clinching a spot in the Big Sky Championships with a 6-2 conference mark.

April 9, 2015
Lumberjack Volleyball Hosting Summer Camps in July
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Volleyball team is hosting their 2015 Summer Volleyball Camps in July, offering all aspiring volleyball players a unique opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind training led by head coach Ken Murphy.

April 8, 2015
Sarah Maria Spruch & Johanna Vang Look Back on Their Time at NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team regular season is quickly coming to a conclusion, which means seniors Sarah Maria Spruch and Johanna Vang are playing their final matches wearing the Blue & Gold. This weekend will be the final home matches that the duo will ever play in Flagstaff as they look to cap off a memorable career at NAU.

April 8, 2015
Final Homestand: NAU Set for Final Three Matches in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the end of the regular season in sight, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will prep for their final three home matches of the season against Southern Utah, Utah State and Portland State. This will be the final home matches for seniors Sarah Maria Spruch and Johanna Vang as the two will be honored before the start of the Portland State match.

April 7, 2015
'Jack Golf Prepares for Big Sky Championships at Cowgirl Classic
MARICOPA, Ariz. - For their final outing before the Big Sky Championships, Northern Arizona women's golf faced-off against Big Sky opponents at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz.

April 7, 2015
Get to Know Ryan Hawkins
Get to know punter/kicker Ryan Hawkins. He connected on 37 of 38 PAT's and 12 of 16 field goals. Hawkins scored a team-high 73 points on the season. He was also the only lumberjack to earn Big Sky Weekly honors, achieving the distinction three weeks in a row.

April 6, 2015
'Jack Golf Strong Against Big Sky Competition on First Day of Cowgirl Classic
MARICOPA, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf is facing off against the Big Sky today and tomorrow at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. After two rounds, the Lumberjacks are sitting 13th overall and third among Big Sky competition.

April 6, 2015
Futsum Zienasellassie Named Big Sky Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah- Following his nationally-ranked debut in the 10,000m this past weekend, Futsum Zienasellassie has been the named the Big Sky Track Athlete of the Week by the conference office.

April 6, 2015
NAU Falls to Nevada 4-3
RENO, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team concluded its road trip traveling to Reno, Nev. to take on Nevada. The Lumberjacks (8-9) came away with the doubles point but it was not enough as Nevada (7-9) came away with four wins defeating the Lumberjacks 4-3.

April 6, 2015
Northern Arizona Golf Faces Big Sky Competition in Maricopa
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf is facing off against the Big Sky on Monday and Tuesday at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic hosted by Wyoming in Maricopa, Ariz.

April 4, 2015
NAU Drops 6-1 Match to Big Sky’s Best Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To kick off their roadtrip, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced Sacramento State on their home court looking to hand the Hornets their first loss in conference the season. The Hornets played like the best team in the Big Sky with a 6-1 victory over Northern Arizona as the Lumberjacks fall to 8-8 this season and 5-2 in conference.

April 4, 2015
NAU Drops 4-3 Nail Biter to Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona started off its final roadtrip of the season with a matchup against Sacramento State. Looking to snap a two-match losing streak, the Lumberjacks were able to come away with the doubles point but it wasn’t enough as the Hornets defeated the Lumberjacks 4-3 to fall 7-11 this season and 4-3 in the Big Sky.

April 4, 2015
Throwers Continue to Shine During the Outdoor Season
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Northern Arizona track and field competed at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational today hosted by the University of New Mexico today in Albuquerque.

April 4, 2015
Another Spring Scrimmage Complete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football completed their second scrimmage of the spring as it prepares for the upcoming season.

April 4, 2015
'Jacks Distance Crew Stands Out in Northern California
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Northern Arizona track and field distance crew picked up stellar times, personal records and Big Sky qualifying standards at the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival today.

April 3, 2015
Andy Wilder Signs with Tampa Bay Bucs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former Northern Arizona punter/kicker Andy Wilder signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs of the NFL. Wilder was an All-American and All-Conference honoree with the Lumberjacks.

April 3, 2015
NAU Faces Sacramento State & Nevada on the Road
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an impressive weekend going 3-1 in the Big Sky, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out on the road for a match in California and also in Nevada. The Lumberjacks will begin the road trip with a match against the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, and then NAU will face Nevada to close out the weekend.

April 3, 2015
NAU Heads Back on the Road to Face Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis will conclude its final road trip of the season with two matches in California. To kick off the trip, the Lumberjacks will face Big Sky opponent Sacramento State and then NAU will play its final non-conference opponent of the year in No. 71 in the country UC Davis.

April 2, 2015
NAU Ends Memorable Run As CIT Runner-Up
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team played in its first-ever postseason championship game tonight as it battled Evansville for the CIT crown. After 14 lead changes, it was the Purple Aces that came away with the 71-65 win at the Ford Center.

April 2, 2015
Northern Arizona Track and Field to Northern California, New Mexico this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona track and field is split this weekend as the distance crew heads to Northern California for the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival while the rest of the team is at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational hosted by New Mexico.

April 2, 2015
NAU Athletics April Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Colin Gustus of the men's tennis team and Kim Cifuentes of the golf team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of April.

April 1, 2015
NAU at Evansville for CIT Championship Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona, one of the nation’s top five teams in total rebounds, is set for the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Championship game tomorrow. The Lumberjacks will face Evansville on the road at 4 p.m. AZ time. NAU has its eyes set on being the first Big Sky Conference team to win a national postseason tournament. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

April 1, 2015
2014-15 NAU Women's Basketball Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team has steadily been on the rise and the 2014-15 season was the biggest step in the right direction for a program who is vying a return into the upper echelon of the Big Sky Conference.

April 1, 2015
Susana Mejia Leads at the Bobcat Desert Invitational
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Senior Susana Mejia led Northern Arizona women's golf today at the Bobcat Desert Invitational with a 19th-place finish and three-round score of 235 (+19). The Lumberjacks sent four individuals to the tournament.

March 31, 2015
NAU Advances to CIT Championship Game After Sellout Crowd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball had a sellout crowd of 5,583 fans in the building to watch the Lumberjacks rally back in the second half to defeat NJIT 68-61 in the Walkup Skydome.

March 31, 2015
Meet Running Back Casey Jahn
Peoria, Ariz. native Casey Jahn will be a senior this fall. The running back led Northern Arizona in rushing yards last season with 824. He scored four touchdowns and averaged 68.7 yards per game. Jahn also caught 34 passes for 314 yards, finishing with 1,135 all-purpose yards.

March 31, 2015
'Jacks, Northern Arizona Community Come Together for Student-Athlete for a Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Athletics Department, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), held its Student-Athlete for a Day on Tuesday for over 200 children throughout the northern Arizona region. The important Student-Athlete for a Day returned for the first time in three years and was a fun-filled day for both the Lumberjack student-athletes and the local youth.

March 30, 2015
Viberg Named Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Junior Julia Viberg was named the Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week this morning by the conference office for her performance in the women's discus throw at last weekend's Texas Relays.

March 29, 2015
NAU Hosts NJIT Tuesday Night in CIT Semifinal Showdown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament is coming to Flagstaff this Tuesday as Northern Arizona hosts NJIT. Tip-off at the Walkup Skydome is slated for 6 p.m.

March 29, 2015
NAU Ends Four-Match Week with a Loss at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team concluded its four-match week in Bozeman, Mont. for a matchup with Montana State. The Bobcats now have the most wins during conference play (8-2) as they defeated the Lumberjacks 5-2. NAU is now 7-10 this season and 5-2 in the Big Sky.

March 29, 2015
NAU’s Four-Match Winning Streak Snapped by Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team saw its four-match winning streak snapped by Idaho to end the weekend in Flagstaff. The Vandals (10-7) handed the Lumberjacks their first loss in conference as NAU moves to 5-1 in the Big Sky and 8-7 overall this season.

March 28, 2015
Get Your Tickets Now for NAU Versus NJIT on Tuesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men's basketball team is back at it again this Tuesday when it hosts NJIT at 6 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. We had a great crowd on Friday night and would love for you to come out again and make it a great experience.

March 28, 2015
Giving Back Any Way I Can – The Baldenegro Way
Tight end Patrick Baldenegro is prepping for his junior year. Baldenegro played for Northern Arizona as a true freshman, but standing 6-foot-5, you would have thought he redshirted a year. For the Chandler, Ariz. native, one of the things that puts a smile on his face is giving back. Whether it’s working a youth football camp, cleaning up around the community or participating in a march it all has the same effect on Baldenegro. It’s a privilege and opportunity that shouldn't be taken for granted.

March 28, 2015
Viberg Launches New Personal Record on Final Day of Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas – On the third and final day of the 2015 Texas Relays, junior Julia Viberg enjoyed a big career performance for the Northern Arizona track & field team in the discus setting a new personal record and picking up a second-place finish in the event. Viberg recorded a mark of 57.07m (187-03) on her last of six throws and went head-to-head with last year's NCAA Discus Champion until the very end on Saturday.

March 28, 2015
NAU’s Five-Match Winning Streak Snapped at Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team saw its five-match winning streak snapped by Montana losing to the Grizzlies 6-1. The loss is NAU’s first defeat in the Big Sky Conference, moving to 7-9 this season and 5-1 in conference.

March 28, 2015
‘Jacks Axe Kent State in Overtime Thriller
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – You had to stay for the entire game in order to get the complete picture of Northern Arizona’s 74-73 overtime thriller versus Kent State in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Lumberjacks never led in overtime until the final basket when senior guard Quinton Upshur dropped in the game-winning layup to stun the Golden Flashes and send NAU into the semifinals.

March 27, 2015
'Jacks Led by Ljunberg's Discus Performance on Texas Relays Day 2
AUSTIN, Texas – Junior Micael Ljunberg advanced to the finals of the men's discus, placing fifth overall, as the leader for the Northern Arizona track & field team on Friday at the Texas Relays. Ljunberg's standout showing was NAU's lone finals appearance to close out the team's second day in Austin.

March 27, 2015
NAU Defeats Weber State 4-3 to Remain Undefeated in Conference
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In order to maintain their perfect record within conference, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced off against Weber State in their third home match this week. The Lumberjacks took the doubles point, which proved to be vital as NAU defeated the Wildcats 4-3, maintaining a perfect 5-0 record in conference. Northern Arizona now moves to 8-6 this season.

March 27, 2015
'Jack Golf Individuals Compete at Bobcat Desert Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is taking four individuals to face off against Big Sky competition at the Bobcat Desert Invitational which runs from March 30-31 in Goodyear, Ariz.

March 27, 2015
Northern Arizona Men's Track & Field Picked First in Outdoor Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona men’s track and field has been picked to once again finish first at the Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championships which are hosted this May by Eastern Washington. The women’s team was picked to finish third for the outdoor season following Sacramento State and Montana State.

March 27, 2015
Quinton Upshur Earns NABC All-District Honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior guard Quinton Upshur was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 6 Second Team, announced today by the organization.

March 26, 2015
Andersen Posts Impressive Texas Relays Debut on Day 1 in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas – The Northern Arizona track & field team got the Texas Relays under way on Thursday with sophomore Brooke Andersen highlighting a pair of first-time NAU participants at the meet. Andersen, the current Big Sky Women's Field Athlete of the Week, placed second in the hammer throw among a highly competitive field as she continued her strong start to the outdoor season.

March 26, 2015
NAU Remains Undefeated in the Big Sky after 6-1 Win Over Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Make it five wins in a row for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team (7-8) as they defeated Idaho State 6-1 at Continental Country Club. The Lumberjacks move to 5-0 in the Big Sky remaining in first place.

March 25, 2015
NAU Defeats Eastern Washington 6-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the first time this season, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team has moved above .500 after a 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington. NAU remains a perfect 4-0 in the Big Sky and overall 7-6 this season.

March 25, 2015
Men’s Hoops Hosts Kent State in CIT Quarterfinals This Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lumberjack Country is hosting the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament as Northern Arizona welcomes Kent State to Flagstaff. Tip-off at the Walkup Skydome is scheduled for 7 p.m.

March 25, 2015
NAU Sweeps Eastern Washington 7-0 for Fourth Straight Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team continues its hot streak in the Big Sky Conference with a 7-0 sweep over Eastern Washington. That gives the Lumberjacks their fourth straight win moving to 6-8 this season.

March 25, 2015
Tim Davis Named NAU Offensive Line Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tim Davis, who has over 30 years of experience coaching including the NFL, Pac 12, SEC, and most recently SMU, has been named Northern Arizona’s offensive line coach announced Wednesday by head coach Jerome Souers.

March 24, 2015
First Day of Spring Football Practice in the Books
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Today was the first day of physical activity dedicated to preparing for the upcoming 2015 football season. Northern Arizona opened spring practice today on the upper fields and there were plenty of people in attendance to see what the Lumberjacks would have in store.

March 24, 2015
Jordan Gobatie Named Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After going 3-0 last week in conference to move to first place in the Big Sky, Northern Arizona men’s tennis senior Jordan Gobatie has been named Big Sky Player of the Week. This is the first player of the week honor in Gobatie's career.

March 24, 2015
NAU Remains Undefeated in the Big Sky after 6-1 Win Over Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It did not come easy but the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team (6-6) defeated Idaho State 6-1 t move to .500 for the first time this season. In just the second home match of the season, the Lumberjacks remained a perfect 3-0 in the Big Sky.

March 24, 2015
2015 NAU Swim & Dive WAC Championships Recap
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Defending a championship is never easy, but behind a dominant team performance the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team made winning a second consecutive Western Athletic Conference title look simple.

March 24, 2015
Brooke Andersen and Vernon Jamison Named Big Sky Athletes of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Brooke Andersen and Vernon Jamison picked up the first Big Sky Conference weekly honors of the outdoor track and field season today for their performances at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational last weekend.

March 24, 2015
'Jack Track Travels to Austin for Texas Relays
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field is heading to Austin, Texas for the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays hosted by the University of Texas. The meet is held from Thursday, March 26-Saturday March 28 with events beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Friday and 8:15 a.m. on Saturday.

March 24, 2015
Get Your Tickets Now for NAU vs. Kent State in CIT Quarterfinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team is hosting Kent State on Friday, March 27 in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Tip-off at the Walkup Skydome is slated for 7 p.m. Come out and show your true blue NAU spirit.

March 24, 2015
Four Matches in Five Days for NAU Beginning in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 3-0 last week to open conference play, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team looks to carry the momentum against Eastern Washington and Idaho State at home. The Lumberjacks will then travel to Montana for a matchup against the Grizzlies and Montana State to close out the weekend.

March 23, 2015
Women’s Tennis Set for Four-Match Homestand
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A busy week is ahead for the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team as they embark on their longest homestand of the season beginning with Idaho State, on Tuesday Mar. 24, in the first of four matches at home this week. NAU will look to stay undefeated in the Big Sky as they host the Bengals, Eastern Washington, Weber State and Idaho at Continental Country Club

March 23, 2015
Lumberjack Football Begins Spring Drills This Tuesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head coach Jerome Souers and the Northern Arizona football team are back at it this Wednesday as they begin spring practice. The Lumberjacks look to build upon their win total from last season, while assessing the areas that need to be improved.

March 23, 2015
10 Things You Need to Know About NAU Men’s Hoops
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team is headed to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Lumberjacks defeated in-state rival Grand Canyon in the first round and followed it up with a win at Big Sky foe Sacramento State on Saturday snapping the Hornets’ nine-game home winning streak. NAU will play its next game on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome with its opponent to be determined later on tonight. There’s a lot to be excited about in Lumberjack Country!

March 22, 2015
Three in a Row: NAU Defeats Northern Colorado 7-0
GREELEY, Colo. – Make it three wins in a row for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team as they swept Northern Colorado 7-0. The Lumberjacks remain a perfect 3-0 in the Big Sky Conference as NAU moves to 5-8 this season.

March 22, 2015
Hot Shooting in the Second Half Sends NAU Past Sacramento State 78-73 in the Second Round of CIT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball continues to defy the odds as it came away with the 78-73 win at Sacramento State tonight in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Jordyn Martin scored a career-high 27 points and Quinton Upshur entered the 1,000-Point Club as the Lumberjacks won their second straight postseason game.

March 21, 2015
'Jacks With A Strong Outdoor Opener at UC Irvine
IRVINE, Calif. - Northern Arizona track and field wrapped up its first outdoor meet of the 2015 season tonight with 10 top-finishes at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational.

March 21, 2015
'Jack Golf Finishes 17th at Mountain View Intercollegiate
TUCSON, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf finished 17th today at the Mountain View Intercollegiate hosted by Kansas State and Missouri in Tucson, Ariz.

March 21, 2015
Northern Arizona Rank 17th in Tough Mountain View Field
TUCSON, Ariz. - Kaitlyn Saum and Brittany McKee led Northern Arizona women's golf today during the first two rounds of the Mountain View Intercollegiate hosted by Missouri and Kansas State in Tucson, Ariz. They are currently tied for 57th with rounds of 150 (+6).

March 21, 2015
Top Mark: Career-Best for Andersen Aims to Lead Nation in Hammer Throw
IRVINE, Calif. - Northern Arizona track and field opened the outdoor season today at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational by winning three out of six events on day one.

March 20, 2015
NAU Dominates North Dakota 7-0
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After an exciting win over Idaho to kick off the week, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team continued their winning ways as they defeated North Dakota on the road 7-0. The victory over UND gives NAU its fourth win of the season and second straight win in the Big Sky Conference.

March 19, 2015
NAU faces conference foe Sacramento State in CIT Second Round
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The road to the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament championship game continues for Northern Arizona University as it heads to conference foe Sacramento State for round two. The Lumberjacks and Hornets will tip off on Saturday, March 21 at 7:05 p.m. at the Hornet’s Nest.

March 20, 2015
Northern Arizona Opens Outdoor Track and Field Season at UC Irvine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona track and field opens their outdoor campaign today at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational in Irvine, Calif. Events take place over all day today and tomorrow at UCI's Anteater Stadium.

March 20, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at Mountain View Collegiate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf looks to continue their impressive spring season with the Mountain View Collegiate today and tomorrow in Tucson, Ariz.

March 19, 2015
NAU Soccer Hosts Free Clinics Throughout April
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics department continues to give back to the community of Flagstaff. Throughout the month of April, every Thursday, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will host a free soccer clinic at Lumberjack Stadium.

March 18, 2015
NAU Takes Down GCU 75-70, Advances to Second Round of CIT
PHOENIX, Ariz. – For the first time in Northern Arizona men’s basketball history, the Lumberjacks pulled out a victory in the College Insider Postseason Tournament defeating in-state rival Grand Canyon 75-70. The win over the Antelopes gives NAU its 20th win on the season.

March 17, 2015
NAU Defeats Big Sky's Top Ranked Idaho 5-2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team welcomed the Big Sky’s best, Idaho, into town for the Lumberjacks first home match of the season. After dropping the doubles point, the Lumberjacks fought back to defeat the Vandals 5-2 for NAU’s first win in the Big Sky this season.

March 16, 2015
NAU Begins Three-Match Weekend in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team has set their sights on conference play as the Lumberjacks welcome newcomer of the Big Sky Conference Idaho. This is not only the first home match of the season for NAU but also the first conference match of the year. The Lumberjacks home stand will not last long as NAU will head out on the road for its first two road matches in the Big Sky this season against North Dakota and Northern Colorado to close out the weekend.

March 16, 2015
NAU Heads to Grand Canyon University for First Round of CIT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team will play Grand Canyon University in the first round of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Lumberjacks and Antelopes will tip off at GCU Arena on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m.

March 16, 2015
Five Wins: NAU Picks Up Second Big Sky Win of the Season
GREELEY, Colo. – In just their second Big Sky match of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team extended its winning streak in conference play to two after a 5-2 victory over Northern Colorado. With the win, the Lumberjacks improve to 5-6 on the season.

March 16, 2015
Kris Yanku Garners Spot on Big Sky All-Tournament Team
OGDEN, Utah – After guiding the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team to their first Big Sky semifinal appearance since 2011, sophomore Kris Yanku earned a spot on the 2015 Big Sky All-Tournament Team.

March 15, 2015
NAU Drops 5-2 Match to UNLV
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team concluded its two-match weekend in Las Vegas with a matchup against UNLV. The Lumberjacks took two matches in singles play but it wasn’t enough as NAU fell to the Rebels 5-2.

March 15, 2015
NAU Accepts CIT Bid, Matchup at Grand Canyon Slated for Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball has accepted a bid to the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Lumberjacks will face the Antelopes of Grand Canyon University on Wednesday, March 18. Tip-off at GCU Arena is set for 6 p.m.

March 15, 2015
'Jack Golf Top Day Three to Finish Second at Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - After ranking eighth for the first two day of the Rio Verde Invitational, Northern Arizona women's golf posted a tournament-best 294 (+6) to finish the tournament in second-place today with a three-round total of 900 (+36).

March 14, 2015
NAU Falls to Marquette 4-3
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team began its two-match weekend in Las Vegas with a matchup against Marquette University. After dropping the doubles point, the Lumberjacks could not recover dropping the 4-3 match to the Golden Eagles 4-3.

March 14, 2015
'Jack Golf Sits in Eighth Through Second Day of Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf remains in eighth-place through the second day of the Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan in Rio Verde, Ariz. The Lumberjacks combined for a round of 302 - two strokes less than yesterday - and have a two-day total of 606.

March 14, 2015
Deante Kemper Wraps Up Record-Breaking Season with All-American Finish
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Senior Deante Kemper ended his indoor high jump career on a high note with an All-American finish at the NCAA Indoor National Championships today in Fayetteville, Ark.

March 14, 2015
Lumberjack Men’s Hoops Drops Heartbreaker in Semifinals of Big Sky Championship
MISSOULA, Mont. – The 2014-15 Northern Arizona men’s basketball team advanced to the Big Sky Championship semifinals for the first time since 2011. The Lumberjacks fought until the final second ticked off the clock and with two steals in the final 30 seconds it still wasn’t enough for NAU to come away with the win as it fell to Montana 61-59 at Dahlberg Arena.

March 13, 2015
'Jack Golf Tied for Eighth After First Day of Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf sits in eighth place after the first day of the Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan in Rio Verde, Ariz. The Lumberjacks posted a first-round score of 304.

March 13, 2015
Back in Action: Men’s Tennis Set for Two Matches in Las Vegas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After taking a week off from play, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team is back in action with two matches in Las Vegas against Marquette and UNLV.

March 13, 2015
Banks Earns Place on College Sports Madness All-Conference Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a strong final season, Erikka Banks repeated as a College Sports Madness Big Sky All-Conference second team selection on Friday. The Northern Arizona women's basketball senior also was a preseason all-conference selection by the website in the fall.

March 12, 2015
NAU Advances to Big Sky Championship Semifinals with 58-54 Win Over Northern Colorado
MISSOULA, Mont. – Northern Arizona (19-13) made sure not to repeat last year’s Big Sky Championship quarterfinal performance as it defeated Northern Colorado 63-57 at Dahlberg Arena tonight. The Lumberjacks will play the winner of No. 1 Montana and No. 8 Weber State.

March 11, 2015
Lumberjacks Fall to Eagles, 73-57, as Season Ends in Big Sky Tourney
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team trimmed a 22-point halftime deficit to as low as 14 in the second half, but ultimately saw their season come to an end in the Big Sky Quarterfinals at the hands of Eastern Washington, 73-57, Wednesday night. The fifth-seeded 'Jacks outscored the fourth-seeded Eagles by six after half and outshot EWU, but could not pull themselves all the way back, finishing the season with a 13-17 overall record.

March 11, 2015
All Clear: Deante Kemper Competes at the NCAA Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Deante Kemper steps onto the national stage this week as he represents Northern Arizona Track and Field at the NCAA National Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.

March 11, 2015
Jordan Denesik Earns Big Sky Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah – After a successful weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. Jordan Denesik of the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team has been named Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 11, 2015
Great Expectations: Golf Competes at Rio Verde Following Two Stellar Performances
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is back-in-action on March 13-15 for the Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz.

March 11, 2015
From Hoosier to Lumberjack: NAU Soccer Adds Vijay Dias to Coaching Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a Big Sky Championship in 2014 and an appearance in the NCAA College Cup, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team had an assistant coach spot open up and over 100 applicants wanted to become a part of the Lumberjack Family. Head coach Andre Luciano filed through the resumes and after a thorough interview process, Vijay Dias has been named as the new assistant coach for Lumberjack soccer.

March 10, 2015
NC State Defeats NAU 5-2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team returned home for their first home match of the season against North Carolina State for the first meeting in school history. The Lumberjacks competed in every match but the Wolf Pack defeated the Lumberjacks 5-2, snapping NAU’s two-match winning streak.

March 10, 2015
Jackson & Geiger Post Strong Showings to Close Season
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving season came to an end on Tuesday with junior Chelsea Jackson and sophomore Alexa Geiger wrapping up the NCAA Zone E Diving Championship at the Air Force Academy. In Tuesday's 1-meter springboard competition, Jackson placed 15th overall while Geiger narrowly missed the finals and placed 27th in the preliminaries.

March 10, 2015
March Madness Starts Now – First Up Northern Colorado in the Quarterfinals of the Big Sky Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University men’s basketball makes its third straight appearance in the Big Sky Championship. NAU finished the season tied for third and will be the No. 4 seed in the upcoming tournament. The Lumberjacks will play No. 5 Northern Colorado on Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. MT in Missoula, Mont. This year's host of the 2015 Big Sky Championship is the University of Montana at Dahlberg Arena.

March 10, 2015
Women's Basketball Senior Duo Receives All-Conference Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Seniors Erikka Banks and Raven Anderson have led the Northern Arizona women's basketball team all season, and on Tuesday they were rewarded with selections to the Big Sky All-Conference teams. In a vote conducted by the league's head coaches, Banks was named to the All-Big Sky Second Team while Anderson garnered honorable mention honors.

March 9, 2015
NAU and Eastern Washington Square Off Wednesday in BSC Quarterfinals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team takes to Missoula, Mont. for this week's Big Sky Women's Basketball Championships starting Wednesday. In the Lumberjacks' first appearance in the conference tournament in six years, NAU - the fifth seed - will face fourth-seeded Eastern Washington in the first round on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Flagstaff time.

March 9, 2015
Jackson Places in 3-meter Finals to Open NCAA Zone Diving
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Junior Chelsea Jackson advanced to the 3-meter finals on the first day of the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships and finished 18th overall for the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team. Sophomore Alexa Geiger placed 42nd in the preliminary round on Monday at the competition held at the Air Force Academy.

March 9, 2015
Martin Named Defensive Player of the Year, Four Lumberjacks Recognized by the Big Sky
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona men’s basketball had four players earn Big Sky recognition, announced today by the conference office. Taking home an individual honors was junior forward Jordyn Martin – the 2015 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year. Sophomore guard Kris Yanku earned All-First Team honors, senior guard Quinton Upshur was voted to the second team, and senior guard Aaseem Dixon received honorable mention accolades.

March 9, 2015
NAU Brings Two-Match Winning Streak to Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a successful weekend going 2-1 with wins over UNLV and UC Riverside, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team has a quick turnaround with a matchup against North Carolina State for NAU’s first match at home this season.

March 8, 2015
NAU Sweeps UC Riverside 4-0
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team closed out its three-match weekend with a matchup against UC Riverside. After a win yesterday against UNLV, the Lumberjacks doubled down in Las Vegas defeating the Highlanders 4-0 for NAU’s second straight victory.

March 8, 2015
No. 4 Seed NAU Will Play No. 5 Northern Colorado in First Round of Big Sky Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the final game of the Big Sky regular season complete, the field for next week’s conference tournament has been set. No. 4 seed Northern Arizona men’s basketball will face off versus No. 5 Northern Colorado. The two teams will play on Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. MT in Missoula, Mont. This year’s host of the 2015 Big Sky Championship is the University of Montana.

March 7, 2015
Women's Basketball Outshot by Sacramento State, 105-81
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team shot 63.2 percent from the field – the second highest field goal percentage in school history – but fell to Sacramento State in their regular season finale, 105-81, on Saturday. The Lumberjacks concluded the regular season with a 13-16 record, 9-9 in conference play heading into next week's Big Sky Championships.

March 7, 2015
NAU Defeats UNLV 4-3
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued its three-match weekend with a matchup against UNLV. The Lumberjacks needed four wins in singles and NAU delivered defeating the Rebels, 4-3, for the first time since 1975.

March 7, 2015
Seniors Make A Splash, Knock Off Sacramento State 70-68
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team closed out their regular season at home against Sacramento State. The Lumberjacks honored five seniors before the game but it was sophomore Kris Yanku that sent the Lumberjacks home with a thrilling win making a contested layup with three seconds left in the game giving NAU the 70-68 win over the Hornets.

March 7, 2015
Jackson, Geiger Travels to Air Force for NCAA Zone Diving Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Chelsea Jackson and sophomore Alexa Geiger will vie for a spot in the NCAA Championships next Monday and Tuesday as the pair will represent the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team at the NCAA Zone E Diving meet. The Lumberjack duo will compete in a field of nearly 60 divers from around the region for a chance to extend their seasons even further at the national meet.

March 6, 2015
Brotherly Love • The de Laveaga Family
It’s not every day that someone can say that they played college basketball with their brother, but the de Laveaga brothers can. Tate and Kye are both freshmen on the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team this season and it has been an opportunity that they will cherish for years to come

March 6, 2015
Senior Day This Saturday for NAU Men’s Basketball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Come out to the Walkup Skydome this Saturday for Northern Arizona Men’s Basketball Senior Day. The Lumberjacks will honor five seniors before their game versus Sacramento State. Tip-off versus the Hornets is set for 2:05 p.m.

March 6, 2015
Seniors Lead NAU to Victory in Portland and Big Sky Tourney Bid
PORTLAND, Ore. – Seniors Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks exerted their will on Portland State in a dominant effort for the team's leaders, fueling the Northern Arizona women's basketball team to a 79-62 victory on Thursday night. The victory sealed up NAU's spot in next week's Big Sky Championships, marking the Lumberjacks' first conference tournament appearance since 2009.

March 5, 2015
Men’s Hoops Dominates Portland State on the Boards in 58-51 Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – To kick of their final home stand of the regular season, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team squared off against Portland State. Senior guard Gaellan Bewernick had his second double-double of the season as NAU defeated the Vikings 58-51.

March 5, 2015
NAU Drops 7-0 Match to No. 54 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – For the fifth time this season the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team went up against a nationally ranked opponent, this time against in-state opponent Arizona. The Lumberjacks struggled throughout the day against the 54th best team in the country as NAU fell to the Wildcats 7-0 to drop to 2-5 this season.

March 5, 2015
Eric Heins Named Big Sky Indoor Track and Field's Men's Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah - Following the Northern Arizona men's track and field victory at the Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships last Saturday in the Walkup Skydome, Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Eric Heins has been named the Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Men's Coach of the Year. The honor was voted on by conference coaches earlier this week.

March 4, 2015
15th Annual NAU Lumberjack Golf Classic
The 15th Annual NAU Lumberjack Golf Classic will be held Saturday, May 2 at the Continental Country Club in Flagstaff. Register now for an early bird special of $450 per foursome. Price includes green fee, cart and range, tee prizes and lunch provided by The Oakmont. Don't miss out. Register now!

March 5, 2015
NAU Football to Hold Pro Day March 9th
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will hold its Pro Day on Monday, March 9. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. with individual workouts in the weight room set to start at 9 a.m. in the Walkup Skydome. Fans are invited to come watch field workouts, which will begin after the weight room testing has been completed.

March 4, 2015
Kim Cifuentes Named Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Sophomore Kim Cifuentes was named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week today for her performance at the Red Rocks Invitational last weekend in Sedona, Ariz.

March 4, 2015
NAU Set for Three-Match Weekend in Tucson & Las Vegas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After not playing a match in 11 days, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team is back in action as they prepare for three matches in two different states this weekend. On Thursday, Mar. 5, the Lumberjacks will head down to Tucson for a matchup against Arizona, then to close out the weekend NAU will be in Las Vegas to take on UNLV and UC Riverside.

March 3, 2015
Final Week of the Regular Season on Deck for Men’s Hoops
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the final week of regular season play before March Madness really begins, Northern Arizona hosts Portland State and Sacramento State. Tip-off on Thursday against the Vikings is set for 6:35 p.m., while NAU and Sacramento State are scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. tip on Senior Day.

March 3, 2015
Women's Basketball Eyes Conference Tourney Spot on Road This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team concludes the regular season this week on the road at Portland State on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sacramento State on Saturday at 3 p.m. Both times are local to Flagstaff.

March 3, 2015
NAU Athletics March Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Gaellan Bewernick of the men's basketball team and Hailey Rochin of the women's tennis team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of March.

March 2, 2015
Lumberjack Academics Host Mentoring Program for Graduating Seniors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In a major effort to prepare NAU’s student-athletes on the verge of graduation, Lumberjack Academics have implemented a Mentor Program as part of its NAU 499 course. The course, called Transitional Skills for the Student-Athlete, is an eight-week course designed to provide senior student-athletes with personal and career development as they enter their lives post intercollegiate athletics.

March 1, 2015
NAU Falls to No. 60 UC Irvine
IRVINE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team ended their California road trip with a matchup against No. 60 in the country UC Irvine. The Lumberjacks were able to take only match to three-sets as UC Irvine defeated NAU 7-0 as Northern Arizona drops to 2-6 this year. This is the fifth ranked opponent NAU has played this season.

February 28, 2015
Swim & Dive Repeat as WAC Champions, Johns Named WAC Coach of the Year
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The repeat is sweet. After another dominating final day in San Antonio, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team can call themselves back-to-back champions after rising above their competition to win their second consecutive Western Athletic Conference championship. Also for the second straight year, head coach Andy Johns was named the WAC Women's Coach of the Year.

February 28, 2015
Men's Track and Field Wins Their Fourth-Straight Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Led by All-Big Sky performances in every event area, the Northern Arizona men's track and field team picked up their fourth-straight Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championship.

February 28, 2015
Women's Basketball Falls to Northern Colorado, 88-67, on Senior Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team honored their two seniors Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks prior to the start of their final home game as Lumberjacks versus Northern Colorado. Then the Bears played the role of spoiler as they handed NAU an 88-67 loss in the Walkup Skydome on Saturday, ruining Senior Night. The Lumberjacks will head into the final week of the regular season with a 12-15 overall record and an even 8-8 Big Sky mark.

February 28, 2015
Down to the Wire, But ‘Jacks Fall at Northern Colorado 76-74
GREELEY, Colo. – Northern Arizona took Northern Colorado down to the buzzer, but the Bears escaped with the 76-74 victory at the Bank of Colorado Arena. The Lumberjacks were led by sophomore guard Kris Yanku who finished with 20 points, six assists and six rebounds.

February 28, 2015
Women's Golf Wins at Red Rocks Invitational
SEDONA, Ariz. - Led by Kim Cifuentes in a tie for third, the Northern Arizona women's golf team picked up a big win at the Red Rocks Invitational today in Sedona, Ariz.

February 28, 2015
‘Jacks Fall to Loyola Marymount 5-2
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team began their California road trip in Los Angeles with a matchup against Loyola Marymount. The Lumberjacks picked up two wins in singles but it wasn’t enough as the Lions defeated NAU 5-2.

February 27, 2015
Women’s Golf in First After Day One of Red Rocks Invitational
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s golf team began play in its second tournament this week as it hosted the Red Rocks Invitational at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona. Day one of competition saw the Lumberjacks in first place by one stroke.

February 27, 2015
Kemper, Zienasellassie Pick Up Individual Titles on the Second Day of the Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Deante Kemper and Futsum Zienasellassie led Northern Arizona track and field on the second day of the Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships, both picking up Big Sky Individual Championships.

February 27, 2015
Women's Hoops Hosts Northern Colorado on Senior Night in the Dome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of the main objectives in basketball is to put the ball through the net. The most effective way to do that is to get layups at the rim and there aren't too many players who have come through the Northern Arizona women's basketball program who have been better at doing just that than seniors Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks.

February 27, 2015
NAU Looks to Snap Two-Match Losing Skid in California
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s team is back on the road looking to snap a two-match losing skid when they travel to California with a matchup against Loyola Marymount and UC Irvine. This will be the seventh and eighth straight match on the road to start the 2015 season.

February 27, 2015
Staffeldt's Record Day Leads the Way as NAU Extends WAC Lead
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team stacked a total of 19 athletes into the Day 3 finals at the WAC Championships, but no result was bigger than freshman Alina Staffeldt's record breaking performance en route to winning the 100 butterfly. Behind Staffeldt's swim, the Lumberjacks will head into the final day of the championships one step closer to a conference repeat in first place with 478 points, ahead of New Mexico State who is at 383 points.

February 26, 2015
Kaitlyn Saum Named Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Freshman Kaitlyn Saum was named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week today by the conference office following her top three performance at the Grand Canyon Invitational earlier this week.

February 26, 2015
Golf Hosts Red Rocks Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf hosts the Red Rock Invitational this Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz. Originally scheduled for February 28-March 1, the tournament was moved up due to inclement weather.

February 26, 2015
NAU Sinks North Dakota at the Free Throw Line, 85-75
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Northern Arizona (16-12, 11-4 Big Sky) knocked down 26 of 30 free throws tonight at the Sioux Center handing North Dakota (8-19, 4-12 Big Sky) an 85-75 loss at home. The win gives NAU its eighth victory in the last nine games improving to 5-3 on the road in conference play.

February 26, 2015
Royal Black Competes in First Day of the Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona opened the Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships today with Royal Black in the men's heptathlon.

February 26, 2015
Jackson's 3-Meter Win Highlights WAC Day 2, 'Jacks Slide into First Place
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Junior Chelsea Jackson finally captured her elusive first individual WAC title to highlight Day 2 of the WAC Championships as the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team moved into first place in the team standings at the halfway point of the meet. Jackson's win on 3-meter earned the Flagstaff local her first career gold medal.

February 26, 2015
Women's Hoops Prevail in Double OT, 72-68, Against UND
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team dusted themselves off from a tough road trip and needed every second of a 50-minute ball game Thursday night to pull out a resounding 72-68 victory over North Dakota. The Lumberjacks inched closer to a potential Big Sky Tournament berth with the victory, hammering out their first ever double overtime victory in school history in the process. With the win, NAU improved to 12-14 overall and 8-7 in conference play.

February 25, 2015
Divers Pace the Way to Second-Place Start at WAC Championships
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team felt they had the deepest group of divers in the Western Athletic Conference and that proved to be the case on the opening day of the 2015 WAC Championships. Junior Chelsea Jackson finished runner-up, her best career conference finish, in the 1-meter finals as NAU occupied half of the finals field. Behind the Lumberjack divers' performance, the team finished the day in second place with 89 points. Northern Colorado leads with 100 points.

February 25, 2015
Northern Arizona Hosts the Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field hosts the Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend – February 26-28 – where they look to sweep the Big Sky for the fourth-straight track & field and cross country championship.

February 25, 2015
NAU Adds 11 Players in Class of 2015
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Looking to build off an amazing 2014 Championship run, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has signed 11 players in the class of 2015 to an already deep and talented roster.

February 25, 2015
Red Rocks Invitational Moved to Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Due to inclement weather, the Red Rocks Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona women's golf has been moved up and will now take place from Friday, February 27 to Saturday, February 28 at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz.

February 25, 2015
Saum Posts Season Best Round at Grand Canyon Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – Freshman Kaitlin Saum posted a final round total of 70 (-2) – Northern Arizona golf’s best round of the season – to finish in a tie for third with 222 (+6) and lead the Lumberjacks to a third-place finish at the Grand Canyon Invitational.

February 24, 2015
Final Road Swing Sends NAU to North Dakota and Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball will be looking for a series sweep this week when it travels to North Dakota on Thursday and Northern Colorado on Saturday. Thursday’s tip-off against UND is set for 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT, while the Lumberjacks and Bears are slated for a 7 p.m. MT start on Saturday.

February 24, 2015
Join Us For Our End of the Year Banquet
Northern Arizona Men’s Basketball will be holding its End of the Year Banquet on March 9th at Flagstaff Ranch Country Club. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. The deadline to RSVP is March 2nd. Don't miss out on the chance to interact with the players and coaches as we celebrate the season and what's to come.

February 24, 2015
NAU Kicks Off Final Homestand in Rolle Thursday Versus UND
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team starts their final homestand of the season on Thursday in the Rolle Activity Center versus North Dakota at 6:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks will turn the page at home after a tough week on the road suffering losses to Idaho and Eastern Washington. NAU looks to separate itself from a crowded middle of the pack in the Big Sky Standings, currently residing in sixth place.

February 24, 2015
Swimming & Diving Receives Scholar All-America Team Distinction
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On the eve of the 2015 WAC Championships, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team was honored as a 2014 Fall Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The Lumberjacks posted a semester GPA of 3.50 for the fall semester which was tied for 17th in the country among the nation's swimming & diving programs.

February 24, 2015
Golf Stays in Top Three After Day Two at Grand Canyon Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf kept their place in the top three at the Grand Canyon Invitational today. They posted a score of 311 today, leading to a combined score of 612 (+36) for the tournament.

February 23, 2015
Jordan Denesik Nominated for Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Sports is more than just competing against the opponent in front of you and trying to win a game or a match. It has the power to relieve stress, build friendships and be a part of something bigger than yourself. Northern Arizona women’s tennis player Jordan Denesik has gone through some hard times in her life dealing with personal struggles like anorexia and bulimia. When life kicked Denesik down and she was struggling with the body image she saw, Denesik turned to tennis as a form of therapy and a way to get back to being the positive, healthy person she is today.

February 23, 2015
Swim & Dive Starts Title Defense on Wednesday at WAC Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For years, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team were the hunters at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. This week, the Lumberjacks will be in a different position for the first time in school history. As the defending champions, NAU will instead be the hunted – the team with the target on its back – as it sets its sights on bringing back the hardware to Flagstaff for the second consecutive season.

February 23, 2015
Golf Opens Strong at Grand Canyon Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf opened spring season on a high note and are going into day two of the Grand Canyon Invitational ranked second with a score of 301 (+13).

February 23, 2015
NAU Soccer’s 2015 Schedule Features 11 Home Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has released its 2015 schedule that features nine non-conference matches and nine home matches as the Lumberjacks look to defend their 2014 Big Sky Championship.

February 23, 2015
Kris Yanku Named Big Sky Co-Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona sophomore guard Kris Yanku named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office. Yanku shares the accolade with Montana’s Martin Breunig. The honor is the first of Yanku’s career and the first for a Lumberjack this season.

February 22, 2015
NAU’s Faces Southern Utah in First Home Match of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will play its first home match of the season as the Lumberjacks host Big Sky opponent Southern Utah. This is the only scheduled match that will be played at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz. for NAU this season.

February 22, 2015
NAU Drops 4-3 Nail Biter to Air Force
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team concluded their two-match weekend at the University of New Mexico in a neutral site matchup against Air Force. In the final match against Air Force, the Lumberjacks dropped a third set tiebreaker as NAU fell to Air Force 4-3.

February 21, 2015
Women's Basketball Outshot by Eastern Washington, 73-42
CHENEY, Wash. – For the second time this road trip, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was done in by a critical first half run, this time at the hands of second-place Eastern Washington on Saturday. The Lumberjacks fell to the Eagles, 73-42, despite 18 points from sophomore Rene Coggins and 16 points from senior Erikka Banks. The loss dropped NAU's record to 11-14 and 7-7 in the conference.

February 21, 2015
NAU’s Two-Match Winning Streak Snapped by New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team saw its two-match winning streak snapped by No. 63 in the nation, New Mexico, 6-1 as NAU falls to the 63rd best team in the country. NAU falls to 2-3 on the season.

February 21, 2015
Lumberjacks Stun Conference Leader Eastern Washington 73-69
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team hosted the first-place Eastern Washington Eagles. It was a thriller in the Walkup Skydome as the Lumberjacks held the Eagles scoreless for the last 3:15 of the game as NAU took down the visiting team 73-69.

February 20, 2015
NAU Takes Two-Match Winning Streak to New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 2-0 last weekend against a nationally ranked opponent in Nevada, and a comeback win against New Mexico State, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team is headed back to New Mexico for a matchup against the University of New Mexico and a neutral site match versus Air Force. It was a memorable week for the Lumberjacks last week defeating a nationally ranked opponent for just the second time in school history.

February 20, 2015
NAU Drops 7-0 Match to No. 29 in the Nation Arizona State
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced their toughest opponent of the season against No. 29 in the country Arizona State. The Lumberjacks struggled throughout the day as NAU fell to the Sun Devils 7-0.

February 20, 2015
Spring Into Action: Golf Opens Their Spring Season at Grand Canyon University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf opens their spring campaign at the Grand Canyon Women’s Invitational from February 23-25 in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

February 20, 2015
Men’s Hoops Faces Conference Leader Eastern Washington This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s hoops hosts conference leader Eastern Washington this Saturday. It will also be Native American Day, Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day, and Family Weekend. The Lumberjacks (14-12, 9-4 Big Sky) and Eagles are slated for a 2:05 p.m. tip on Saturday.

February 20, 2015
Full Speed Ahead: Jamison Hits Huge Personal Best at NAU Tune-Up
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior Vernon Jamison hit a huge personal best in the men's 60m hurdles with his second-place - first among collegiate competitors - time of 7.80. His converted time (7.84) ranks second all-time in school history, leads the Big Sky and currently ranks 20th in the nation.

February 19, 2015
NAU Faces Nationally Ranked Arizona State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After taking the week off from play last weekend, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team is back in action as they head down to the Valley for a matchup against No. 29 in the nation, Arizona State.

February 19, 2015
NAU Rallies for 72-65 Win Over Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team faced off against Idaho for the first time since 1996 and the Lumberjacks went on an 8-0 run to end the game to defeat the Vandals 72-65 at the Walkup Skydome.

February 19, 2015
Women's Basketball Doomed by First Half in 78-43 Loss to Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho closed the first half on a 22-0 run and pulled away from the Northern Arizona women's basketball, handing the Lumberjacks a 78-43 loss Thursday night at the Cowan Spectrum. NAU's record fell to 11-13 overall and 7-6 in conference play, dropping a spot in the Big Sky standings to sixth-place.

February 18, 2015
Last Chance: Lumberjacks Aim for Final Qualifiers at the NAU Tune-Up
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field host their final meet of the regular season – the NAU Tune-Up – this Friday at the Walkup Skydome with events scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

February 18, 2015
Felix Schumann Has Been Named Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – In just his second week into his first collegiate season, Northern Arizona men’s tennis freshman Felix Schumann has been named Big Sky Player of the Week.

February 17, 2015
Deante Kemper Named Big Sky Athlete of the Week for Record-Setting Performance at Iowa State
OGDEN, Utah - Deante Kemper has been named the Big Sky Athlete of the Week for his record-setting performance in the men's high jump at the Iowa State Classic.

February 17, 2015
Lumberjacks Set for Matchups Versus Idaho and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This week’s schedule pairs Northern Arizona versus the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington. The teams only compete against each other once this season, as the Lumberjacks get to host both squads at home. Tip-off on Thursday against the Vandals is set for 6:35 p.m., while NAU and Eastern Washington are slated for a 2:05 p.m. tip on Saturday.

February 17, 2015
Lumberjacks Take Win Streak to UI, EWU During Northwest Trip
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team will face a pair of conference foes for the first time this season on the road this weekend. The Lumberjacks (11-12, 7-5 Big Sky) will take their two-game win streak to the Northwest to face Idaho on Thursday and Eastern Washington on Saturday with two chances to further solidify their place among the Big Sky's top eight teams. NAU will tip-off versus UI in Moscow, Idaho at 7 p.m. on Thursday and 3 p.m. versus EWU in Cheney, Wash. on Saturday. Both times are local to Flagstaff.

February 16, 2015
Spring Forward: Strong Returners and Talented Newcomers Look to
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women’s golf looks to take positives from their up-and-down performances during the spring and fall of the 2014 to build a new team culture going into their spring campaign.

February 14, 2015
NAU Completes the Comeback 4-3 Over New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team capped off their best weekend of the 2015 season in Las Cruces going up against New Mexico State. The Lumberjacks backs were against the wall being down 3-1 but NAU was able to come from behind to defeat the Aggies 4-3 ending the perfect 2-0 weekend. NAU is now 2-2 this season.

February 14, 2015
Women's Basketball Finishes Strong, Hands Weber State 56-52 Defeat
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Down four at halftime and as much as six in the second half, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team ended the game on an 8-2 run to gut out a 56-52 victory over Weber State. Sophomore Catelyn Preston's go-ahead bucket with 1:25 was the dagger as NAU was less than willing to show the Wildcats love on Valentine's Day, avenging an earlier loss to Weber State on the road last month.

February 14, 2015
Deante Kemper Sets School Record at Iowa State Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior Deante Kemper further cemented his Northern Arizona Track and Field legacy today with his men's high jump win at the Iowa State Classic. Kemper broke the school record - previously set by himself - with a height of 7-04.25 (2.24m).

February 14, 2015
Lumberjacks Earn 61-54 Win on the Road at Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – With the never give up attitude, Northern Arizona men’s basketball defeated Weber State 61-54 tonight at the Dee Events Center. The win was the second straight for NAU in the building, and the fourth straight Big Sky home loss for the Wildcats. NAU was led by Quinton Upshur who tallied 20 points.

February 13, 2015
Women's Hoops Ends Home Week Saturday Versus Weber State in Rolle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Winners of four of their last five games, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will host Weber State on Saturday in the Rolle Activity Center with the intention of keeping their momentum going. The Lumberjacks welcome the Wildcats in for a Valentine's Day matinee at 2 p.m. in a battle between teams in the middle of the pack of the Big Sky standings.

February 13, 2015
Monumental Win: NAU Defeats No. 70 Nevada 5-2
TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second time in school history, the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team defeated a nationally ranked opponent as the Lumberjacks took down No. 70 Nevada, 5-2 for NAU’s first win this season.

February 13, 2015
Distance Crew Hits Big Marks on Friday Night
Flagstaff, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona track and field team added four new Big Sky qualifiers tonight at the NAU Invitational and the Iowa State Classic.

February 12, 2015
Men's Tennis: Back On the Road to Tucson & New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team is back on the road for their second straight weekend to start out the season. On Friday, Feb. 13, the Lumberjacks will face Nevada in a neutral match in Tucson, then head to New Mexico for a Saturday matchup against New Mexico State in Las Cruces.

February 12, 2015
NAU Tripped Up at Idaho State, 80-66
POCATELLO, Idaho – Northern Arizona entered tonight on a four-game win streak, but a hungry Idaho State team knocked off the Lumberjacks 8-66 tonight at Holt Arena. The Bengals led by as much as 14 points with nine minutes left to play to capture their first win over NAU since 2012.

February 12, 2015
NAU Earns First Win Over ISU Since 2011, 64-47, on Play 4 Kay Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Raven Anderson scored 21 of her career-high 25 points in the second half, helping the Northern Arizona women's basketball team snap a seven-game losing streak to Idaho State with a 64-47 victory in the Skydome. On Play 4 Kay night to bring awareness to breast cancer, the Lumberjacks rose to the occasion, moving to 6-5 in conference play and recording their 10th overall victory of the season.

February 11, 2015
Caleb Hoover Named to USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Caleb Hoover has been named to the 2014 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic team. Hoover is a senior majoring in exercise science with plans to attend medical school following his graduation this spring. He holds a 3.97 GPA.

February 11, 2015
Final Countdown: With Two Weeks Until the Conference Championships, the 'Jacks Look to Qualify in the Skydome and Iowa
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a week off, Northern Arizona track and field is back in competition, splitting between hosting the NAU Invitational and competing at the Iowa State Classic

February 10, 2015
Women's Hoops Plays 4 Kay Thursday Versus Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team will look to get back into the win column on Thursday as they host Idaho State in the Walkup Skydome at 6:30 p.m. The game will be NAU's annual Play 4 Kay game to raise breast cancer awareness. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game and support the nationwide cause to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

February 10, 2015
Round Two: NAU Men’s Hoops Heads to Idaho State and Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Northern Arizona men’s basketball travels to Idaho State and Weber State for the second round of match-ups in Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks and Bengals will play Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., while NAU and the Wildcats are set for a 7 p.m. tip-off Saturday.

February 10, 2015
Hailey Rochin Earns Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team won their first two matches of the season this past weekend over South Dakota State and Big Sky opponent North Dakota, the Lumberjacks’ Hailey Rochin has been named Big Sky Player of the Week.

February 9, 2015
Saturday's Women's Hoops Game to be Played in Rolle Activity Center
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two of the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's final two games will be moved to the Rolle Activity Center starting with this Saturday's contest against Weber State.

February 8, 2015
NAU Wins Two In A Row After a 6-1 Win over SDSU
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Carrying the momentum for yesterday’s win over Big Sky opponent North Dakota, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team extend their winning streak to two, after a 6-1 win over South Dakota State extending their winning streak to two after closing out their week in Grand Forks.

February 7, 2015
NAU Sweeps North Dakota 7-0 for First Win of the Season
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team had to travel all the way to Grand Forks for its first Big Sky match of the season against North Dakota and the Lumberjacks were able to sweep North Dakota 7-0 for NAU’s first win of the season.

February 7, 2015
Challenge Complete: NAU Dominates North Dakota in 88-63 Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Another team effort by Northern Arizona as it dominated North Dakota today at the Walkup Skydome to earn the 88-63 win. The Lumberjacks had three players score in double figures as it earned its first ever win over UND at home.

February 7, 2015
NAU Falls to No. 73 Utah State
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team closed out their first weekend of play this season in Tucson against Utah State. Kester Black won the Lumberjacks’ first match of the season but it wasn’t enough as NAU fell to the 73rd best team in the country 6-1 to drop to 0-2 this season.

February 7, 2015
Women's Basketball's Win Streak Halted at UND
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team was unable to keep North Dakota, the second-highest scoring team in the Big Sky, in check on Saturday as their three-game win streak was snapped by the defending conference champs, 78-62. North Dakota shot 58.9 percent from the field, marking the first time an opponent has shot upwards of 50 percent against NAU this season, in the victory.

February 6, 2015
NAU Drops Opener to Arizona 7-0
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s tennis team opened their season on the road traveling down t Tucson, facing the University of Arizona. The Lumberjacks were swept by the Wildcats 7-0 dropping their season opener.

February 6, 2015
NAU Faces North Dakota and South Dakota State in Grand Forks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a week off from play, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team are back on the road as they travel down to Grand Forks for two matches against North Dakota and South Dakota State.

February 6, 2015
Challenge Accepted: NAU and North Dakota Face Off This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s hoops host North Dakota (8-13, 4-6 Big Sky) this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. The game can be seen live on FOX Sports AZ and FOX College Sports Pacific.

February 5, 2015
Bear Down: NAU Downs Northern Colorado for 65-60 Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the first time since January 24, 2013 the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team defeated Northern Colorado. With a season- high 31 points from Quinton Upshur, the Lumberjacks (11-11, 6-3 Big Sky) were able to take down the Bears (11-10, 6-4 Big Sky) to move into fourth place in the Big Sky Conference.

February 5, 2015
Women's Basketball Earns Road Win at Northern Colorado, 51-49
GREELEY, Colo. – After nine straight losses to Northern Colorado the Northern Arizona women's basketball team got the best of the Bears for the second straight year in Greeley. NAU held off a hard charging Bears squad to come out on the winning end of a 51-49 slugfest on Thursday, prevailing in the final seconds and as a result earned their elusive first road victory of the season. With the win, the 'Jacks moved over .500 in conference play to 5-4.

February 5, 2015
Lumberjacks Open the Season Against UofA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The wait is finally over as the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team is back in action as they travel down to Tucson to face Arizona on Friday, Feb. 6 and then stay in Tucson for a neutral match on Saturday against Utah State at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center to open the Lumberjacks 2015 campaign.

February 4, 2015
‘Jack Football Inks 21 With 11 In-State Products
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football added 21 future Lumberjacks on National Signing Day. Continuing its strong tradition of “Stay In-State” head coach Jerome Souers signed 11 players from Arizona.

February 3, 2015
Women's Basketball Travels to Northern Colorado, North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Fresh off a 2-1 homestand, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team travels to Northern Colorado on Thursday to start their road trip this week. The Lumberjacks will then make the trek to North Dakota on Saturday to cap the longest road trip in the Big Sky Conference. Tipoff versus the Bears on Thursday is 7 p.m. while NAU will take on UND on Saturday at 1 p.m. Both times are local to Flagstaff.

February 3, 2015
Buzzard Named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northern Arizona women’s soccer senior Diane Buzzard had an excellent career at Northern Arizona excelling on the field and thriving in the classroom. For her achievements this past season that ended in a Big Sky title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Buzzard was selected to the 2014 NSCAA Women’s University Division Scholar All-West Region Team as an honorable mention selection.

February 3, 2015
Men’s Hoops Welcomes Northern Colorado and North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will host Northern Colorado (11-9, 6-3 Big Sky) this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome, and then will face North Dakota (7-13, 3-6 Big Sky) on Saturday at 2 p.m. Thursday's game will be aired live on FOX Sports AZ, FOX Sports AZ Plus and FOX College Sports Pacific. Saturday's game can be seen on FOX Sports AZ and FOX College Sports Atlantic.

February 3, 2015
2015 Season Preview: Men’s Tennis goes into the season with high expectations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The wait is finally over as the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team will kick off their 2015 campaign with high expectations. The Lumberjacks will enter their second season with head coach Ki Kroll at the helm for NAU who has completely changed the culture of the program.

February 3, 2015
Golf Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona women’s golf has been picked to finish fifth in the Big Sky Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released today by the conference office.

February 2, 2015
Register Today for Jerome Souers Football Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s time to register for Northern Arizona football summer camps. All camps will run during the month of June, but sign up now before it's too late. A combination of youth, high school and team camps will be ran by the NAU coaching staff. For more information please contact Coach Jimmy Beal at 928-310-0023. Dates for the Jerome Souers Youth Football Camp will be announced at a later date.

February 2, 2015
NAU Athletics February Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Deante Kemper of the track & field team and Raven Anderson of the women's basketball team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of February.

January 31, 2015
Swimming & Diving Falls to Wyoming, Finishes Air Force Diving Invite
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. & LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team completed their regular season on Saturday with a dual meet against the University of Wyoming. The swimmers competed against the Cowgirls, as well as host UNLV in an unscored meet, in Las Vegas while the divers wrapped up competition at the Air Force Diving Invitational. Despite strong efforts in the pool and on the boards, NAU fell to a high quality Wyoming squad .

January 31, 2015
Lumberjack Track and Field Finishes the Mountain T's Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field picked up 10 Big Sky qualifying marks today at the Mountain T’s Invitational. Combined with marks from the first day of competition, they come away with 19 standards in two days.

January 31, 2015
‘Jacks Sail Past Southern Utah for the Sweep
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Northern Arizona led from the first basket and never looked back as it completed the sweep over Southern Utah with a 81-60 win on the road. The victory gave NAU its second straight win to improve to 10-11 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky.

January 31, 2015
Women's Hoops Powers Past Southern Utah in Overtime, 73-64
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team fought back from an eight-point halftime deficit and muscled their way past Southern Utah in overtime for a 73-64 victory to even their Big Sky record to 4-4. The Lumberjacks, now 8-11 for the season, received a career-high 17 points from junior Mariah Willadsen and double-doubles from seniors Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks in NAU's second come-from-behind home win over Southern Utah in as many years.

January 30, 2015
Jackson Leads NAU Diving on First Day at Air Force
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Junior Chelsea Jackson was one of three Northern Arizona divers to capture season-best scores on platform at the Air Force Diving Invitational. In just the team's second – and final – appearance on platform this season before the WAC Championships, Jackson placed a team-best 12th in the event on Friday, the first of two days for NAU at the competitive invite.

January 30, 2015
NAU Football Signing Day Party at Little America
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2015 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at its National Signing Day event at Little America Hotel. The event is open to the public. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

January 30, 2015
'Jack Track Wraps Up First Day of Mountain T's Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field picked up nine Big Sky qualifying marks on the first day of the Mountain T’s Invitational.

January 29, 2015
NAU travels to Tucson to face the University of Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team is back on the road as they travel down to face the University of Arizona in a dual match. The Lumberjacks are still searching for their first win of the season after facing some tough opponents. NAU is coming off a week facing some of the best teams in the country in No. 23 South Carolina and the University of New Mexico. Senior Johanna Vang looks to carry last week’s momentum into the week’s match as she was named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week. The honor was her second of her career as she defeated New Mexico’s Emily Olivier, who was ranked No. 6 in the ITA Mountain Region.

January 29, 2015
NAU Concludes Homestand on Saturday with Southern Utah Rematch
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Looking to avenge a 63-53 loss to Southern Utah on Jan. 10, the Northern Arizona women's basketball will host their closest geographic competitor in the Big Sky on Saturday to close out their three-game homestand. The Lumberjacks and Thunderbirds will tip-off in the Walkup Skydome at 5:30 p.m. on the celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

January 28, 2015
Northern Arizona Track and Field Host Mountain T's Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field hosts the two-day Mountain-T’s Invitational this weekend at the Walkup Skydome. Multi-events lead off the meet on Friday at 9:20 a.m. followed by field events at 2 p.m. and track events at 5 p.m. The second day kicks-off at 8 a.m.

January 28, 2015
NAU Concludes Regular Season in Colorado, Vegas This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will have one final opportunity to compete before next month's Western Athletic Conference Championships this weekend in separate meets. The divers will spend Friday and Saturday at the Air Force Diving Invitational, while the swimmers will compete in a double-dual against UNLV and Wyoming in Las Vegas on Saturday.

January 27, 2015
31 Lumberjacks Earn 2014 Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team Honors
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 31 student-athletes on the fall 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.

January 27, 2015
On the Road Again: ‘Jacks at Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball heads up the highway to Cedar City, Utah to face Southern Utah (5-13, 2-5 BSC) for the second time this season. Tip-off at Centrum Arena is set for 7 p.m.

January 27, 2015
Vernon Jamison Named Big Sky Track Athlete of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Senior Vernon Jamison picked up Northern Arizona track and field's third Big Sky Athlete of the Week honor of this season today, joining last week's honorees Jessica Weise and Deante Kemper.

January 27, 2015
Johanna Vang Claims Big Sky Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah - After an impressive victory over a top-notch player in the ITA Mountain Region, Northern Arizona women’s tennis Johanna Vang, has been named this week’s Big Sky Conference Player of the Week. The senior from Sweden picks up her second player of the week honor in her career.

January 24, 2015
Strong Day for 'Jack Track at the Lumberjack Team Challenge
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field took advantage of another week in the Walkup Skydome to hit 10 Big Sky qualifying marks at the Lumberjack Team Challenge today.

January 24, 2015
Women's Basketball Outmuscles Montana State, 79-64
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team used a convincing second half run to snap their four-game losing streak on Saturday, handing Montana State a 79-64 defeat in the Skydome. Seniors Erikka Banks and Raven Anderson were instrumental in the victory, combining for 43 points to help NAU improve to 3-4 in conference play and 7-11 overall. The win also broke a nine-game skid to the Bobcats dating back nearly five years.

January 24, 2015
Lumberjacks Defy the Odds, Beat Montana State on the Road 71-64
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Defying the odds, Northern Arizona men’s basketball went into Worthington Arena and won for the first time since 2007. The Lumberjacks rallied behind double-digit scoring from four of its starters to defeat the Bobcats 71-64 this afternoon.

January 24, 2015
NAU Athletics to Host National Girls and Women in Sports Day on January 31
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Athletics Department will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day next Saturday, Jan. 31 celebrating and encouraging girls and women in athletics. Northern Arizona University will celebrate NGWSD for the third straight year and will once again include a free youth clinic and a day full of activities culminating with the NAU women's basketball game in the Skydome versus Southern Utah.

January 23, 2015
'Jacks Welcome Montana State to the Skydome on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team hosts Montana State on Saturday in the Skydome with their attention firmly on snapping their four-game losing streak. The Lumberjacks fell to 2-4 in the conference, 6-11 overall, with their 69-42 loss to Montana Thursday night. Tipoff versus the Bobcats is slated for 6:30 p.m.

January 23, 2015
A Look Inside the Numbers of NAU's MLK Day of Service
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Monday, the NAU Athletics Department made a difference in the community in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The day included a campus-wide march as well as the department’s student-athletes and staff participating in a variety of community service activities throughout the Flagstaff community.

January 23, 2015
NAU Falls to No. 23 South Carolina
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced the 23rd best team in the nation Friday night in the University of South Carolina. The Lumberjacks struggled against the Gamecocks as they fell to South Carolina 4-0.

January 22, 2015
NAU Drops Nail Biter to New Mexico 4-3
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team traveled to New Mexico to face the University of New Mexico for the Lumberjacks’ first road trip of the season. After dropping the doubles point, NAU fought back with three wins in singles play but it wasn’t enough as the Lumberjacks fall to the Lobos 4-3. NAU drops to 0-2 on the season.

January 22, 2015
Griz Climb Back in the Second Half, Top NAU 64-57
MISSOULA, Mont. – Northern Arizona led Montana at the half, but the Griz battled back in the second to top the Lumberjacks 64-57 at Dahlberg Arena. Montana scored 40 points in the second half to come away with the victory and improve to 9-8, 5-1 in the Big Sky.

January 22, 2015
Off to the Races: Northern Arizona Hosts Lumberjack Team Challenge
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona track and field is ready to spend another week in the Skydome, hosting the Lumberjack Team Challenge on Saturday at 9 a.m.

January 22, 2015
Women's Basketball Bested by Montana, 69-42
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Erikka Banks scored 10 points as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was unable to fight back from an early deficit in a 69-42 loss to Montana on Thursday. The loss dropped NAU's record to 6-11 overall and 2-4 in the Big Sky.

January 21, 2015
NAU Women's Tennis Off to New Mexico for Two Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out to New Mexico for the Lumberjacks’ first road trip of the season. On Thursday, Jan. 22, NAU will face the University of New Mexico then the Lumberjacks will have a quick turnaround as they face South Carolina the next day as the match will be played in Albuquerque.

January 21, 2015
Hasquet Named NFF Valley of the Sun Chapter Scholar Athlete of the Year
PHOENIX, Ariz. – A quartet of Northern Arizona football players will be honored at the 34th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet hosted by The Valley of the Sun Chapter. Leading the way for the Lumberjacks is senior linebacker Austin Hasquet who was named one of two College Scholar Athletes of the Year.

January 21, 2015
Kemper and Weise Named Big Sky Field Athletes of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Deante Kemper and Jessica Weise were named the Big Sky Field Athletes of the Week yesterday by the conference offices for their performances at the Friday Night Duals last weekend.

January 20, 2015
Join Women's Hoops for Wine Down Event Thursday Pregame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Prior to the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's game versus Montana on Thursday, join the Lumberjacks for the Third Annual Wine Down. The event will start at 6 p.m., one hour prior to the 7 p.m. tipoff against the Lady Griz, in the pregame hospitality area on the court level of the Walkup Skydome.

January 20, 2015
Women's Basketball Hosts Montana in Return Home on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After three straight road games over the last two weeks, the Northern Arizona women's basketball returns home on Thursday versus Montana at 7 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks (6-10, 2-3 BSC) will aim to snap their three-game losing streak overall and four-game skid to the Lady Griz over the last two seasons.

January 20, 2015
Lumberjacks Take Their Talents to Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will travel to the state of Montana this week to face the University of Montana on Thursday and Montana State on Saturday. The Grizzlies are 8-8, 4-1 in conference play, while the Bobcats are 3-14, 0-5 in the Big Sky.

January 19, 2015
NAU Athletics Lends A Hand to the Community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to give back to the Flagstaff community. Lumberjack student-athletes, coaches and administrators joined forces today to help give back. Participating in various community service activities and a march, NAU was able to help celebrate the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2015
Former Lumberjack Frank Pollack Promoted to Offensive Line Coach with the Dallas Cowboys
IRVING, Texas – Former Northern Arizona Lumberjack Frank Pollack has been promoted to offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys, the organization announced this week. He previously held the role of assistant offensive line coach for the Cowboys. Pollack played for NAU from 1985-89, was an All-Big Sky First Team selection and All-American his final season.

January 17, 2015
Turnovers Prove Costly for Idaho State, NAU Captures 72-69 Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team (8-10, 3-2 Big Sky) got back to their winning ways against Idaho State (4-14, 1-5 Big Sky) with a 72-69 win over the Bengals. Senior guard Aaseem Dixon scored a team-high 20 points as the Lumberjacks won their fifth straight game over Idaho State.

January 17, 2015
NAU Loses in Dramatic Fashion, 69-68, on Road to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team led for 38 minutes and 44 seconds of the 40 minute game clock, but had the game stolen from them in the final seconds by Idaho State in Reed Gym, 69-68, to fall to 6-10 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

January 16, 2015
Nine 'Jacks Hit Big Sky Marks at Friday Night Duals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Track and Field made a strong showing at their first home meet of the 2015 indoor season, qualifying nine Lumberjacks for February’s Big Sky Indoor Championships tonight at the Friday Night Duals.

January 16, 2015
Lumberjacks Ready to Bounce Back Versus Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball will host Idaho State this Saturday at the Walkup Skydome. Tip-off versus the Bengals (4-13, 1-4 BSC) is slated for 4:05 p.m. The game can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Arizona Plus, and FOX College Sports Pacific.

January 16, 2015
UC Davis Defeats NAU 5-2 In Season Opener
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team opened up their season against UC Davis in a neutral match on the campus of Arizona State. The Lumberjacks picked up two wins in singles play but it was not enough as the Aggies defeated NAU 5-2 as the Lumberjacks dropped their season opener.

January 16, 2015
Men's Tennis Picked Fifth in Big Sky Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The season is just a few weeks away for the Northern Arizona men’s tennis team, which means the Big Sky preseason polls have been released. After finishing third in the Big Sky last year, the Lumberjacks were picked to finish fifth in the Big Sky this season.

January 15, 2015
NAU Women’s Tennis Picked Fourth in Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The day before the Northern Arizona women’s tennis begins their 2015 campaign, the Big Sky preseason polls were released with the Lumberjacks picked to finish fourth.

January 15, 2015
Women's Basketball's Rally Efforts Stifled by Weber State, 66-53
OGDEN, Utah – Every Lumberjack rally was answered by the Wildcats as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was unable to complete their second half comeback despite several hard efforts in a 66-53 loss to Weber State on Thursday. Senior Erikka Banks led the way with her sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat, dropping the Lumberjacks' record to 6-9, 2-2 in the conference.

January 15, 2015
Men’s Hoops Drops First Big Sky Home Game of the Season to Weber State, 74-65
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team (7-10, 2-2 Big Sky) looked to extend its winning streak in the Big Sky to three as they hosted the defending Big Sky Champions Weber State (8-8, 3-2 Big Sky). Sophomore guard Kris Yanku scored a season-high 27 points, but the Lumberjacks dropped their first Big Sky home game of the season to the Wildcats 74-65.

January 14, 2015
The NAU Women’s Tennis Season Kicks Off Friday Against UC Davis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team is about to embark on the 2015 season this week with high hopes going into the regular season. The Lumberjacks come into the season with big expectations after finishing second in the Big Sky Conference last year with an 8-2 record. Head coach Kim Bruno has added a group of youngsters to an already deep roster. The Lumberjacks will travel down to the Valley as they face UC Davis in a neutral match played at the campus of Arizona State.

January 14, 2015
Off The Blocks: NAU Track and Field Hosts First Indoor Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Track and Field is set to open another season this Friday when they host the Friday Night Duals starting at 3 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.

January 13, 2015
Northern Arizona Picked to Finish First in Big Sky Indoor Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Following a dominating year in conference action, Northern Arizona Track and Field has been picked to finish first at February’s Big Sky Indoor Track and Field Championships. The preseason poll is voted on by coaches in the conference.

January 13, 2015
Lumberjacks Back Out on Road at Weber State, Idaho State This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - In search of a breakthrough on the road, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team hits the road for the second straight week this week with games at Weber State, 7 p.m. on Thursday, and Idaho State, 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Lumberjacks had their two-game win streak to open conference play snapped last Saturday at Southern Utah.

January 13, 2015
NAU Football Announces 2015 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Football has released its 2015 schedule. Head coach Jerome Souers enters his 18th season with the Lumberjacks, as they embark on a new year.

January 13, 2015
Greek Night This Thursday Versus Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball continues its three-game home stand with a game versus reigning Big Sky Champion Weber State on Thursday night. Tip-off versus the Wildcats (3-10, 0-2 BSC) is set for 6:35 p.m. The game can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Arizona Plus, and FOX College Sports Pacific.

January 10, 2015
Women's Basketball Drops 63-53 Decision at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team suffered their first Big Sky loss of the season on Saturday, 63-53, to Southern Utah to fall to 6-8 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The Lumberjacks held a one-point halftime lead, but struggled from the field throughout the game in their attempt to match their best start to the conference season in school history.

January 10, 2015
Lumberjacks Axe Thunderbirds in Big Sky Home Opener, 70-67
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona topped Southern Utah in its Big Sky home opener 70-67 at the Walkup Skydome. The win gave NAU its second straight conference win to improve to 7-9 overall and 2-1 in league play. Aaseem Dixon led the Lumberjacks with 22 points.

January 9, 2015
The Las Vegas Boys – Aaseem Dixon and Jordyn Martin – From Rivals to Friends
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - In Las Vegas, Nevada, the competitiveness of local high schools is always a 10 on any scale you test. For senior point guard Aaseem Dixon and junior forward Jordyn Martin, they have made their way from the high school courts of Vegas to the Walkup Skydome home to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

January 9, 2015
Austin Hasquet Named to FCS Academic All-Star Team
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northern Arizona senior linebacker Austin Hasquet was named to the 17th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team announced by the FCS ADA, today.

January 8, 2015
NAU Aims to Carry Momentum into Southern Utah on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time since 2006, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team sits at 2-0 in the conference following home victories against Sacramento State and Portland State last week. This Saturday, the Lumberjacks look to make it three straight to open Big Sky play for just the second time in school history when they take on Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah at 7 p.m.

January 8, 2015
2014 NAU Football Recap
The 2014 Northern Arizona football season was a whirlwind. It was the 100th season for Lumberjack football, and that brought out the best of the Lumberjacks on-and-off the field, former and current.

January 7, 2015
Swim & Dive Victorious Over UNC, 142-93, in Home Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team proved there's no place better than home as they cruised to a 142-93 victory over Northern Colorado on Wednesday, winning nine of the 11 scored events. Senior Caitlin Wright and freshman Claire Hammond each won a pair of events as the Lumberjacks won the first five events in a dominating performance in their first dual meet in the Wall Aquatic Center in a month.

January 7, 2015
Lumberjacks Host Southern Utah in Big Sky Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team hosts Southern Utah on Saturday, Jan. 10 in its Big Sky home opener. Tip-off versus the Thunderbirds (3-10, 0-2 BSC) is set for 2:05 p.m. The game can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX College Sports Pacific.

January 6, 2015
Lumberjack Football to Hold Walk-On Meeting Jan. 12
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only and will take place in the J.L. Walkup Skydome in the west side suites on the second mezzanine level in the football office area. Please bring a pen, a letter of recommendation (from a past coach), your NCAA ID # so we can verify that you are a full qualifier for Division 1 athletics and a highlight video link from your last year of competition - Not a DVD.

January 5, 2015
Women's Hoops' Erikka Banks Notches First Big Sky POTW Award
OGDEN, Utah – Fresh off helping lead the Northern Arizona women's basketball team to their first 2-0 start in conference play since the 2005-06 season, senior Erikka Banks was named the Big Sky's Player of the Week on Monday. She also garnered College Sports Madness' Player of the Week honor for the conference. The weekly award from the conference office is the first of her career.

January 5, 2015
Swim & Dive Returns Home, Hosts Northern Colorado Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Since last competing at home on Dec. 6, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has spent the last month well-traveled. From Las Vegas to San Diego to Tucson, the Lumberjacks have endured through two training camps, a three-day invitational and a pair of dual meets making their return home all the more welcomed. On Wednesday, NAU will host WAC opponent Northern Colorado in the Wall Aquatic Center at 4 p.m. in the team's final home meet of the season.

January 3, 2015
Career Nights Lift Northern Arizona Past Portland State for First Big Sky Win of the Season
PORTLAND, Ore. – Sophomore guard Kris Yanku recorded his first career double-double as Northern Arizona topped Portland State 73-60 at the Peter W. Stott Center. Yanku’s 13 points and 11 assists were crucial in the Lumberjacks earning their first Big Sky win of the season.

January 3, 2015
Women's Hoops Deadly from Deep in 94-46 Triumph Past PSU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a day of season-bests in the Walkup Skydome for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team as it completed the first weekend of conference play with a decisive 94-46 victory over Portland State. The win marked NAU's first 2-0 start in Big Sky play in nearly a decade dating back to the 2005-06 season and just the third time in school history. The Lumberjacks are now 6-7 overall.

January 2, 2015
Swim & Dive Battles Tough in Losses to No. 14 Arizona, Oregon State
TUCSON, Ariz. – Facing far from ideal conditions, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team persevered and nearly posted an upset in their double dual versus No. 14 Arizona and Oregon State on Friday at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The Lumberjacks were denied the victory against the Beavers as Oregon State rallied in the final two events to prevail 148-146 against a feisty NAU squad. NAU also fell to the Wildcats, 191-102.

January 1, 2015
NAU Stings Sacramento State, 64-60, in New Year Matinee
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Facing the country's fifth highest scoring team, the Northern Arizona women's basketball extinguished Sacramento State's offensive fireworks on New Year's Day to pick up a 64-60 victory on Thursday to ring in 2015 on a high note. The win snapped a four-game losing streak to the Hornets and was NAU's first victory to open the conference season since the 2007-08 season. NAU also ended a four-game overall losing streak to improve to 5-7.

January 1, 2015
NAU Aggressive on the Road, but Fall to Sacramento State 78-73 in Big Sky Opener
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Northern Arizona (5-9, 0-1 Big Sky) used aggressive play from start to finish, but a late surge by Sacramento State (7-5, 1-0 Big Sky) saw the home team capture the 78-73 win in the 2015 Big Sky opener. The Lumberjacks shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half, but crucial misses at the free throw line in the final minutes sunk NAU at the Hornet’s Nest.