Pair of Lumberjacks Pick Up Madness Big Sky Preseason Accolades

Ako Kaluna
Ako Kaluna

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona senior forwards Jordyn Martin and Ako Kaluna have both received preseason recognition from College Sports Madness, announced by the organization.

Martin, a Las Vegas native, who redshirted last season due to injury, was named to the second team. He was instrumental in leading NAU to the 2015 CIT Championship game, averaging a double-double of 12.8 points and 11.8 rebounds during the tournament. He was also the 2015 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year.

Kaluna, a product of Santa Clarita, Calif., started 29 of 30 games for NAU last season and was named to the third team. He's NAU's returning leading scorer and rebounder at 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Kaluna has competed in 100 games for the Lumberjacks with 838 points on his resume.

The Lumberjacks open the season on Friday, Nov. 11 at Santa Clara in the Cable Car Classic. NAU will host Benedictine Mesa on the Navajo Nation of Tuba City on Nov. 17. NAU's first game on campus will be Dec. 3 versus San Diego.

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