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  • NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
    July 13, 2014
    NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup OGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona Athletics has captured the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels. NAU finished first in overall in athletic points for the second consecutive year, in addition to claiming the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies in May.
  • Four Lumberjacks Named NSCA All-American Athlete Award Recipients
    July 11, 2014
    Four Lumberjacks Named NSCA All-American Athlete Award Recipients COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Muscle Milk announced that four Northern Arizona student-athletes were named 2014 All-American Athlete Award recipients. Football seniors Drew Emanuel and Kyle Walker, soccer senior Elinor Priest, and volleyball junior Sydney Kemper were all recognized by the organization.
  • NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
    July 10, 2014
    NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is proud to announce that its department has achieved 100 percent staff giving for the 2013-14 school year for the first time in school history.
  • NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
    May 19, 2014
    NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona has captured both the men’s and women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophies, the conference office announced Monday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and a sweep by the men’s and women’s teams this past weekend secured NAU the win on both sides. The sweep is the first true sweep by any school since 2000-01.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
    May 16, 2014
    NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been a bright sight to see in the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas. The Lumberjack student-athletes take pride in giving back, and this past school year was no exception.
  • Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
    May 09, 2014
    Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-three Northern Arizona student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend as part of the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. When adding in the 15 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 58 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
    May 01, 2014
    Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the inaugural Louies awards show Wednesday night at the Prochnow Auditorium to celebrate the year that was in NAU Athletics. It was a night of celebration, honoring and recognizing all of the Lumberjack student-athletes for their success in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
  • NAU Athletics May Student-Athlete Spotlight
    May 01, 2014
    NAU Athletics May Student-Athlete Spotlight FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Patrick Baldenegro of the football team and Taylor Stephens of the volleyball team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of May.
  • Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
    April 24, 2014
    Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 year was filled with highlights and memories. Now you – the fans, family and all Lumberjack faithful – have the chance to vote for what you believe is the NAU Moment of the Year.
  • Lowther, Derflinger, Smith & Herrero Receive Gold Axe Award
    April 16, 2014
    Lowther, Derflinger, Smith & Herrero Receive Gold Axe Award FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four Northern Arizona University student-athletes were recognized among their graduating peers Tuesday night with the prestigious Gold Axe Award. Andrea Derflinger, Emma Lowther and Stirling Smith of the swimming & diving team and Jim Herrero of the football team received the Gold Axe Award for the 2014 spring semester for their achievements on and off the field and their service to the university as well as the community.
  • Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    April 15, 2014
    Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Former Lumberjacks Shine on Pro Day
    March 05, 2014
    Former Lumberjacks Shine on Pro Day FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There were approximately 10 NFL scouts on the Northern Arizona University campus Wednesday morning for pro day. The former Lumberjack players went through various testing drills during the three-hour workout in Flagstaff.
  • Lumberjack Student-Athletes Volunteer with Winter Games
    February 27, 2014
    Lumberjack Student-Athletes Volunteer with Winter Games FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last Friday and Saturday, the Northern Arizona football, volleyball and soccer teams volunteered with the Special Olympics Winter Games here in Flagstaff at a variety of locations. In all, 25 student-athletes volunteered a total of 94.5 hours over the two days.
  • NAU Football to Hold Pro Day March 5th
    February 25, 2014
    NAU Football to Hold Pro Day March 5th FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will hold its Pro Day on Wednesday, March 5, announced head coach Jerome Souers. Check-in will begin at 7 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.
  • Lumberjack Football Inks 28 on Signing Day, 16 from Arizona
    February 05, 2014
    Lumberjack Football Inks 28 on Signing Day, 16 from Arizona FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program looks to build on a 2013 season that saw the Lumberjacks reach the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, finish second in the Big Sky Conference and go undefeated at home during the regular season. With that the Lumberjacks announce the signing of 28 players to a National Letter of Intent.
  • NAU Football Selects Stenavich and Rushing to Fill Vacant Coaching Spots
    February 04, 2014
    NAU Football Selects Stenavich and Rushing to Fill Vacant Coaching Spots FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football head coach Jerome Souers has announced the hiring of offensive line coach Adam Stenavich and cornerbacks coach TJ Rushing on Tuesday. The former NFL players will help elevate a Lumberjack football program that finished second in the Big Sky and made a trip to the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.
  • Join Us at Little America Hotel for 2014 NAU Football Signing Day on Feb. 5
    January 31, 2014
    Join Us at Little America Hotel for 2014 NAU Football Signing Day on Feb. 5 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 5 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.
  • Drew Emanuel Selected to College Scholar Athlete Class
    January 28, 2014
    Drew Emanuel Selected to College Scholar Athlete Class SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior tight end Drew Emanuel, 36 Arizona high school football scholar athletes, and Arizona State’s Gannon Conway, will be honored at the Chapter’s 33rd Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet, Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Northern Arizona Releases 2014 Football Schedule
    January 25, 2014
    Northern Arizona Releases 2014 Football Schedule FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University has released the 2014 Northern Arizona Football schedule. Head coach Jerome Souers enters his 17th season at the helm of the football program, after leading the Lumberjacks to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs for the first time in 10 years.
  • 35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic
    January 24, 2014
    35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 35 student-athletes on the fall 2013 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
  • Football Assists with Special Olympics Hockey Tourney
    January 23, 2014
    Football Assists with Special Olympics Hockey Tourney FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team came out in full force last weekend to assist with the Special Olympics Regional Floor Hockey Tournament. The two-day tournament was held at the NAU Health and Learning Center on Jan. 18-19 and was a major success for all involved.
  • Register Today for Jerome Souers Football Camp
    January 22, 2014
    Register Today for Jerome Souers Football Camp FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Reserve your spot now for one of the 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.
  • NAU Alum Derek Mason Named Head Football Coach at Vanderbilt University
    January 20, 2014
    NAU Alum Derek Mason Named Head Football Coach at Vanderbilt University NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Northern Arizona cornerback Derek Mason has been named the head football coach at Vanderbilt University.
  • Bauman Shines in East-West Shrine Game
    January 18, 2014
    Bauman Shines in East-West Shrine Game ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Northern Arizona senior All-American running back Zach Bauman shined today on the field at the East-West Shrine Game that was held in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. Bauman led all running backs with 47 yards as he helped lead the East to a 23-13 victory.
  • NAU’s Julian Placed on College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team
    January 17, 2014
    NAU’s Julian Placed on College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team PHILEDALPHIA, PA. – Northern Arizona’s football program continues to rack in postseason awards after reaching for the playoffs for the first time since 2003. Freshman right tackle, Jacob Julian, was named to the 2013 College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team for his exceptional play in his first season wearing the blue and gold.
  • Big Sky’s “50 Greatest Moments” – No. 14 Archie Amerson Wins Walter Payton Award
    January 17, 2014
    Big Sky’s “50 Greatest Moments” – No. 14 Archie Amerson Wins Walter Payton Award OGDEN, Utah - Former Northern Arizona All-American running back Archie Amerson has been selected No. 14 on the Big Sky’s “50 Greatest Moments” list for winning the Walter Payton Award during the 1996 season.
  • NAU and Souers Agree to Four Year Extension
    January 15, 2014
    NAU and Souers Agree to Four Year Extension FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University announced a new four year contract extension for head football coach Jerome Souers on Wednesday. Souers, who joined NAU in 1998, led NAU to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs for the first time in 10 years. The Lumberjacks finished the 2013 season ranked No. 15 in the final polls.
  • NAU Football Ranked No. 15 in Final Polls
    January 06, 2014
    NAU Football Ranked No. 15 in Final Polls FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team finished the season ranked No. 15 in both The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Poll, announced today by both organizations.
  • Big Sky's "50 Greatest Male Athletes" – No. 16 Archie Amerson
    January 04, 2014
    Big Sky's "50 Greatest Male Athletes" – No. 16 Archie Amerson OGDEN, Utah – Former Northern Arizona All-American football player Archie Amerson has been selected No. 16 on the Big Sky's "50 Greatest Male Athletes" list. The former Walter Payton Award winner played for the Lumberjacks for two seasons and broke many records along the way.
  • Austin Hasquet Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
    January 03, 2014
    Austin Hasquet Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team CLEVELAND, Ohio - Northern Arizona linebacker Austin Hasquet was named to the 16th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team that was announced by the FCS ADA, today.
  • Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
    December 19, 2013
    Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fifteen Northern Arizona University student-athletes participated in Thursday’s Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at the Walkup Skydome and were commissioned degrees.
  • Football to Hold Spring Walk-On Meeting
    December 19, 2013
    Football to Hold Spring Walk-On Meeting FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Monday, January 20 at 5 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.
  • Lucky Dozier Earns AP All-American Honors
    December 18, 2013
    Lucky Dozier Earns AP All-American Honors FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior safety Lucky Dozier was named to the Associated Press All-American third team. It is the first AP honor of Dozier’s career.
  • 2013 NAU Football Recap - We Got Your Back
    December 17, 2013
    2013 NAU Football Recap - We Got Your Back The 2013 Northern Arizona football season was one filled with ups and downs, and many thrilling moments along the way.
  • Zach Bauman to Play in East-West Shrine Game
    December 12, 2013
    Zach Bauman to Play in East-West Shrine Game FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior running back Zach Bauman will participate in the 89th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. Kick-off is set for 2 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network.
  • Bauman, Dozier and Battle Selected to BSN All-America Teams
    December 12, 2013
    Bauman, Dozier and Battle Selected to BSN All-America Teams LEESBURG, Va. – Northern Arizona seniors Zach Bauman, Lucky Dozier and Anders Battle were selected to the Beyond Sports Network All-America teams, announced today by the organization.
  • Three Lumberjacks Named to College Sports Madness All-American FCS Football Teams
    December 06, 2013
    Three Lumberjacks Named to College Sports Madness All-American FCS Football Teams FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team placed three players on the College Sports Madness All-American FCS Football Teams, announced today by the website. Seniors Lucky Dozier and Anders Battle, along with junior R.J. Rickert all received honors.
  • Austin Hasquet Voted to Capital One Academic All-America® First Team
    December 05, 2013
    Austin Hasquet Voted to Capital One Academic All-America® First Team TOWSON, Md. – Northern Arizona linebacker Austin Hasquet was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Jerome Souers to Miss Today’s Football Game
    November 30, 2013
    Jerome Souers to Miss Today’s Football Game FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head football coach Jerome Souers will miss today’s game versus South Dakota State due to complications that arose from necessary back surgery. The Lumberjacks will host the Jackrabbits in the first round of the FCS Playoffs toda¬y at 6 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.
  • Football Ends Season with a Loss in the First Round of the Playoffs
    November 30, 2013
    Football Ends Season with a Loss in the First Round of the Playoffs FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona (9-3) football team hit the field today for their first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff game since 2003. The Lumberjacks were able to strike first against visiting South Dakota State (8-4), but the Jackrabbits battled back and came away with the 26-7 win tonight in the Walkup Skydome.
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