PHOENIX, Ariz. — The No. 1 Northern Arizona Women's Tennis squad arrived on the courts this afternoon for a day of practice and preparation for Friday's semifinals. The Lumberjacks did not compete today as a result of the first-round bye. Throughout the day, Director of Tennis Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks waited to see who would advance to the semifinals.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — After the first day of action at the Phoenix Tennis Center, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team took the courts to practice and prepare for Friday's semifinals. As the No. 1 seed, the NAU squad received the first-round bye and did not compete today.
OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced the Big Sky Winter All-Academic team on Thursday with 34 Northern Arizona student-athletes from men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field being honored for their work in the classroom and in competition.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An idea 15 years in the making to benefit kids within the city of Flagstaff finally came to fruition. With Lumberjack Aquatics at the head of it and the Northern Arizona swimmers providing the instruction, the two entities conducted a total of four swim lessons – free of charge – over the past three weeks.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — For the first time since 1982, the Northern Arizona University Men's Tennis team will go into the Big Sky Conference Tournament as the regular season champions. As the No. 1 seed with a first-round bye, the Lumberjacks will start competition in the semifinals on Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. in Phoenix, Ariz. Director of Tennis Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks will face the lowest remaining seed of either Sacramento State (No. 3), Montana (No. 4), Idaho State (No. 5) or Montana State (No. 6).
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — For the second straight year the Northern Arizona University Women's Tennis team goes into the Big Sky Tournament with a regular season championship behind them. The Lumberjack squad will start competition in the tournament semifinals on Friday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in Phoenix, Ariz. Director of Tennis Ki Kroll and the Lumberjacks, with a No. 1 seed, will have a first-round bye and play the lowest remaining seed of either Montana State (No. 3), North Dakota (No. 6), Idaho State (No. 4) or Northern Colorado (No. 5).
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University’s Matt Baxter climbed to eighth all-time in the conference records books with a 13:46.24 time in the 5000-meter run at Stanford University’s Cardinal Classic over the weekend and garnered the Big Sky’s “Men’s Track Athlete of the Week” honor because of it.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – It was not easy for Northern Arizona University’s Sofia Anokhina—as she double bogeyed on No. 16 to move to 3-over par for the round—but the Lumberjack sophomore finished with a tournament scorecard of 2-over 218 to secure the individual title by three strokes at Big Sky Conference Championships Sunday afternoon.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Of the five Lumberjacks to race in the women’s 1500-meter event tonight on Cobb Track, three of them notched personal-best times as Northern Arizona University wrapped up its weekend festivities from the Cardinal Classic on the campus of Stanford University Saturday.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team held their annual Blue-Gold Spring Game today at the Walkup Skydome. With Running of Seniors and a thunderstick giveaway to kick things off, Lumberjack fans were finally able to watch football in the spring.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the first time in school history, the Northern Arizona women's tennis team completed a perfect run through conference play with a 6-1 victory over Weber State Saturday morning. By virtue of their Senior Day win at the Aquatic and Tennis Complex, the Lumberjacks wrapped up the regular season with a 17-4 record and an unblemished 11-0 Big Sky mark.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Big Sky “Player of the Year” and Northern Arizona University sophomore Sofia Anokhina shot a 1-under-par 71 Saturday during second round action from 2017 conference championships and sits atop the individual leaderboard with one round remaining.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Lumberjacks Matt Baxter and Blaise Ferro competed in the men’s 5000-meter event at Stanford University’s Cardinal Classic Friday night, with both logging what-would-be top-10 times on the Big Sky’s performance list this season.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Loree Payne went to an established presence and a familiar face in her first steps toward building her staff with the hiring of Kellee Barney and Brandon Huntley as assistant coaches. Payne officially announced the initial hires to her Northern Arizona women's basketball coaching staff on Friday.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It will be a relatively light weekend for the Northern Arizona University track and field team, as the distance crew will be the only event group in action. The Lumberjacks send 19 athletes to the campus of Stanford University for some high-octane action at the Cardinal Classic this Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The NAU Women’s Tennis team will compete in their final match of the regular season against the Weber State Wildcats this weekend. The 10-0 Lumberjacks will host the Wildcats and honor three seniors Marta Lewandowska, Hailey Rochin and Blanka Szavay. The ‘Jacks have already clinched the Big Sky Conference Regular Season Championship title and will aim to finish the season with a perfect 11-0 record for the first time in school history.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Brad Bedortha arrived in Flagstaff halfway through the 2008 spring season and since taking over the reins of the Northern Arizona University golf program, the Lumberjacks have won three conference titles—tied for the most of any Big Sky team in that time frame.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy has signed a pair of Chicago players to a National Letter of Intent, Murphy announced today. The duo of Carlos Hines and Lenell Henry are the first-two players in the Lumberjacks Signing Class of 2017.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The new era of Northern Arizona women's basketball received its first two commitments with head coach Loree Payne's official announcement of Alize' McCormick's and Tate Tsingine's National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Including four signees from the fall period, the additions of McCormick and Tsingine bring NAU's incoming class up to six for Payne's inaugural season.
MESA, Ariz. – Sharing the same pool deck as a number of recent Olympians, eight Northern Arizona swimmers competed at the 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series last weekend at the Skyline Aquatic Center. Of the eight, senior Urte Kazakeviciute and junior Alina Staffeldt shined the brightest with each earning multiple evening swims.
The Northern Arizona football team will wrap up its offseason with the annual Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday, April 22. The game is set for a 2 p.m. start at the Walkup Skydome. Admission is free and open to the public. Fans should arrive early to see the Running of the Seniors.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football senior Patrick Baldenegro and women’s basketball senior Rene Coggins were honored as the Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year on Tuesday during the 39th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon. A total of 190 student-athletes across all 15 of NAU’s athletic programs were honored at the High Country Conference Center.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After adding 10 incoming freshmen to their 2017-18 roster during the fall signing period, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team nabbed three more new Lumberjacks last week bringing their incoming class up to a whopping 13 for next season. The spring additions will each be welcomed for what they will bring to the table, bolstering the four-time defending WAC champion squad.
OGDEN, Utah – She has won a total of three tournaments this spring season out of a possible five and has posted a 2017 scoring average of 70.92, so it is only fitting that Northern Arizona University’s Sofia Anokhina be named the Big Sky Conference’s “Player of the Year.”
GREELEY, Colo. — The NAU Men's Tennis team finished Big Sky Conference regular season competition after beating Northern Colorado 5-2 in Greeley. The Lumberjacks have increased to 10-1 in conference and 15-7 overall remaining in first place. The 'Jacks are now going straight into the Big Sky Conference tournament on a four-match winning streak and potentially the No. 1 seed for the first time since 1982.
MISSOULA, Mont. — The Northern Arizona Women's Tennis team has clinched the regular season championship for the second year in a row with a first round bye in the Big Sky Conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. After today's 7-0 sweep over the Montana Grizzlies, the Lumberjacks have garnered an impressive 10-0 conference record and are 16-4 overall. The 'Jacks have just one match left and will return home to host senior day and end their regular season competition.
TORRANCE, Calif. – After the first two days of track and field action for the Lumberjacks, a logical Northern Arizona University fan would have thought not much could top the performances posted by all the athletes Thursday and Friday…but Graduate Assistant Jumps Coach Roderick Townsend defies both logic and gravity.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — The NAU Women's Tennis team remains in first place as the only undefeated team in the Big Sky Conference at 9-0 after beating Montana State 4-3 in what was a comeback win. Northern Arizona is the only team thus far to beat the Bobcats and break their 8-0 undefeated conference record. The Lumberjacks are now 15-4 overall and just two matches from the conference tournament.