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  • 26 NAU Student-Athletes Named to Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team
    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.
  • Summer 2015 Coaches Caravan Dates Announced
    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.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Give Back in Record Numbers During 2014-15 Year
    June 02, 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.
  • NCAA Releases Latest Academic Progress Rate Results
    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.
  • 2015 Men's Tennis Season Recap
    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.
  • NAU Men Win Second Consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
    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.
  • NAU Athletics Celebrates 42 Student-Athlete Graduates This Weekend
    May 09, 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.
  • Jordan Gobatie Named First Team All-Big Sky
    May 04, 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.
  • A Night to Remember: 2015 Louie's Awards
    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.
  • NAU Falls to Idaho in the Big Sky Championship
    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.
  • No. 6 Seed NAU Defeats No. 1 Seed Weber State in Big Sky Championships Semifinals
    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.
  • No. 6 Seed NAU Defeats Defending Big Sky Champions Montana
    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.
  • NAU Takes on the No. 3 Seed Montana in the Big Sky Quarterfinals
    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.
  • NAU Ends the Regular Season on a High Note
    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.
  • NAU Reserves a Seat at the Big Sky Championships
    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.
  • NAU Honors Seniors Kester Black & Jordan Gobatie
    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.
  • NAU Men’s Tennis Preps for Final Two Home Matches
    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.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Take Part in Discover Your Career Night
    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.
  • Hoover, Vang, Buzzard & Hasquet Honored as Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    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.
  • Men's Tennis Battles, Falls Short 4-3 to Big Sky Leading Weber State
    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.
  • NAU Squares off Against Weber State in Flagstaff
    April 08, 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.
  • NAU Drops 4-3 Nail Biter to Sacramento State
    April 04, 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.
  • NAU Heads Back on the Road to Face Sacramento State
    April 03, 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.
  • NAU Athletics April Student-Athlete Spotlight
    April 02, 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.
  • 'Jacks, Northern Arizona Community Come Together for Student-Athlete for a Day
    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.
  • NAU Ends Four-Match Week with a Loss at Montana State
    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.
  • NAU’s Five-Match Winning Streak Snapped at Montana
    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.
  • NAU Remains Undefeated in the Big Sky after 6-1 Win Over Idaho State
    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.
  • NAU Sweeps Eastern Washington 7-0 for Fourth Straight Win
    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.
  • Jordan Gobatie Named Big Sky Player of the Week
    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.
  • Four Matches in Five Days for NAU Beginning in Flagstaff
    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.
  • Three in a Row: NAU Defeats Northern Colorado 7-0
    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.
  • NAU Dominates North Dakota 7-0
    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.
  • NAU Defeats Big Sky's Top Ranked Idaho 5-2
    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.
  • NAU Begins Three-Match Weekend in Flagstaff
    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.
  • NAU Drops 5-2 Match to UNLV
    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.
  • NAU Falls to Marquette 4-3
    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.
  • Back in Action: Men’s Tennis Set for Two Matches in Las Vegas
    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.
  • NAU Falls to No. 60 UC Irvine
    March 01, 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.
  • ‘Jacks Fall to Loyola Marymount 5-2
    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.
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