2012-13 NAU Women's Basketball News
May 22, 2013
Young Joins Women’s Basketball from New Mexico State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team has announced another new addition to its team as forward Shay Young will be joining the program after playing her freshman year at New Mexico State.
May 9, 2013
47 Student-Athletes to Participate in Spring Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-seven NAU student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this Friday and Saturday as part of the spring 2013 commencement ceremonies. In addition to the 13 student-athletes who earned their degrees at the conclusion of the fall 2012 semester, the Lumberjack athletics department produced 60 total graduates during the 2012-13 academic year.
April 26, 2013
Lumberjacks Earn 25 Winter Big Sky All-Academic Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona student-athletes competing in the winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field totaled 25 Big Sky All-Academic awards, the conference announced Friday.
April 18, 2013
Women’s Basketball Adds Avonna Lee for 2013-14 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team received a national letter of intent Thursday from guard Avonna Lee of Elk Grove, Calif.
April 5, 2013
Davis, Patton to Take Part in ProHoops WNBA Combine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior women's basketball players Aubrey Davis and Amy Patton will put their talents on display this Saturday at the ProHoops Combine in New Orleans, site of the 2013 Women's Final Four.
March 11, 2013
Patton Named to All-Big Sky Women’s Basketball First Team
OGDEN, Utah – After leading the Big Sky in scoring while ranking second in steals per game and third in rebounds per game, women’s basketball senior Amy Patton became the first NAU player since 2007 to be an All-Big Sky First Team selection, the conference announced Monday.
March 9, 2013
Women’s Basketball Topped by Montana State on Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Paige Haynes had a career-high 22 points and senior Amy Patton had 18 points and 10 rebounds and tied NAU’s career 3-pointers made record but Montana State held on to a late lead to score a 68-66 win over the Lumberjacks on Saturday in the Walkup Skydome.
March 8, 2013
Women’s Basketball Game to be Played as Scheduled
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Today's NAU women's basketball game will be played as scheduled at 12:05 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. Fans are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling to the dome.
March 7, 2013
Women’s Basketball Falls to Montana, 59-51
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona outshot Montana 42.2% to 35.2% and held the Lady Griz to just 28% shooting in the second half, but Montana had a 39-29 rebounding advantage with 15 offensive rebounds and senior Katie Baker scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Lady Griz to a 59-51 win on Thursday in the Walkup Skydome.
March 6, 2013
Women’s Basketball Home Looking to Earn Big Sky Berth
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just two games left in the regular season the NAU women’s basketball team (8-19, 7-11 Big Sky) controls its own postseason fate as it can clinch a Big Sky Championship berth with two wins this week.
March 2, 2013
Women's Basketball Defeats Weber State in Wire-to-Wire Win
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team jumped on Weber State to begin the game and utilized a huge run to open the second half to earn a wire-to-wire 65-49 win in its regular season road finale Saturday night at the Dee Events Center. The Lumberjacks bounced back from their loss at Idaho State on Thursday to improve to 8-19 overall and 7-11 in the Big Sky with the win.
February 28, 2013
Women's Basketball Struggles Offensively in Loss to ISU
POCATELLO, Idaho – Idaho State utilized a 14-0 run midway through the first half to turn an early deficit into an easy victory as the Bengals cruised to a 67-46 victory over the Northern Arizona women's basketball team Thursday night at Reed Gym.
February 27, 2013
Women’s Basketball to Close Road Slate This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (7-18, 6-10 Big Sky) plays its final road games of the regular season this week, facing defending Big Sky champion Idaho State (15-10, 10-6 Big Sky) at 7 p.m. Thursday and Weber State (0-25, 0-16 Big Sky) at 8 p.m. Saturday.
February 24, 2013
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Event a Success
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) event hosted by the Northern Arizona University athletics department was a hit with the Flagstaff community on Saturday, February 23. More than 50 local elementary and junior high school girls participated in the event held at the Rolle Activity Center on the NAU campus that culminated in their participation in a halftime ceremony at the women’s basketball game.
February 23, 2013
Women’s Basketball Rallies, Falls Short vs. Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Down by as many as 24 points in the second half, NAU cut its deficit to just nine points with two minutes to play but could not get any closer as Sacramento State closed out a 78-68 win on Saturday night in the Walkup Skydome.
February 22, 2013
National Girls & Women in Sports Day at NAU Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will hold a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Sports Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 23 in conjunction with the NAU women’s basketball game against Sacramento State Saturday night. The event is open to all girls in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.
February 21, 2013
Women’s Basketball to Host Sacramento State Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off an overtime win over North Dakota and having won three of their last five games, the NAU women’s basketball team (7-17, 6-9 Big Sky) returns to the Skydome at 6:35 p.m. Saturday to host Sacramento State (14-10, 9-6 Big Sky).
February 16, 2013
Women’s Basketball Outlasts North Dakota in Overtime
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU sophomore forward Erikka Banks had career-highs of 18 points and nine rebounds and Northern Arizona outscored North Dakota 7-3 in overtime to record a 64-60 win on Saturday afternoon in Rolle Activity Center.
February 15, 2013
Women’s Basketball to Think Pink, Host North Dakota Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team (6-17, 5-9 Big Sky) will host its annual Think Pink breast cancer awareness game at 2:35 p.m. Saturday when it faces North Dakota (10-14, 5-10 Big Sky) in Rolle Activity Center.
February 14, 2013
Women’s Basketball Defeated by Northern Colorado, 71-43
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona was held to 28.6% shooting while Northern Colorado junior D’shara Strange nearly had a triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists to lead the Bears to a 71-43 win on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center.
February 12, 2013
Women’s Basketball Home Thursday vs. Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After three straight weeks on the road the NAU women’s basketball team (6-16, 5-8 Big Sky) returns home to host Northern Colorado (13-9, 10-3 Big Sky) at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in a Valentine’s Day clash.
February 9, 2013
Women’s Basketball Rallies For Win at Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – Northern Arizona trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half and was down six with 3:08 to play before riding an 11-0 run to a 62-58 come-from-behind win over Eastern Washington on Saturday in Cheney.
February 7, 2013
Women’s Basketball Outlasted by Portland State, 66-61
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State broke a late tie in the final five minutes of the game and held NAU scoreless for the final 3:53 of the contest to outlast the Lumberjacks for a 66-61 win on Thursday night in Portland.
February 6, 2013
Women’s Basketball Back on the Road in Pacific Northwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Competing on the road for the third consecutive week, the NAU women’s basketball team (5-15, 4-7 Big Sky) heads north to face Portland State (10-11, 4-8 Big Sky) at 8:30 p.m. Arizona time Thursday and Eastern Washington (12-9, 8-4 Big Sky) at 3:05 p.m. Saturday.
February 4, 2013
Women’s Basketball Edges Southern Utah in Overtime, 76-74
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU junior guard Amanda Frost hit a layup with 4.2 seconds left in overtime to lift the Lumberjacks to a 76-74 win over Southern Utah on Monday in the Walkup Skydome.
February 3, 2013
Women’s Basketball Home to Host Southern Utah Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Playing its only home game over a three week period, the NAU women’s basketball team (4-15, 3-7 Big Sky) hosts Southern Utah (10-10, 4-6 Big Sky) for the first time as a Big Sky foe at 6:35 p.m. Monday in the Walkup Skydome.
January 31, 2013
Women’s Basketball Rallies but Falls at Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The NAU women’s basketball team battled back from a 19-point first half deficit to take a lead midway through the second half but was outlasted by Sacramento State, 73-67, on Thursday night in Sacramento.
January 30, 2013
Women’s Basketball to Play at Sacramento State Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team (4-14, 3-6 Big Sky) concludes the first half of conference play at 8 p.m. Arizona time Thursday at Sacramento State (10-8, 5-4 Big Sky).
January 26, 2013
Women’s Basketball Topped by North Dakota, 70-50
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – NAU senior center Aubrey Davis had a double-double with a career-high 18 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks and senior Amy Patton totaled 23 points and eight rebounds in a 70-50 Lumberjack loss at North Dakota on Saturday.
January 24, 2013
Hot Shooting Northern Colorado Tops Women’s Basketball
GREELEY, Colo. – Northern Colorado shot 54.0% for the game including a 60.9% mark in the second half and was led by 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting by senior Lauren Oosdyke in a 69-54 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday night in Greeley.
January 23, 2013
Women’s Basketball Off to Northern Colorado, North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a four game home stand the NAU women’s basketball team (4-12, 3-4 Big Sky) will play five of its next six games on the road, playing this week at Northern Colorado (7-9, 4-3 Big Sky) at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and North Dakota (7-10, 2-6 Big Sky) at 1:00 p.m. Mountain time on Saturday.
January 21, 2013
Wine Down with Women’s Basketball Coming Feb. 4
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball game vs. Southern Utah on Monday, Feb. 4, will be NAU’s first Wine Down with Women’s Basketball event. The pregame event will be exclusively for women and will feature FREE wine and beverages, decadent chocolates, appetizers, massages, and education on the latest beauty products and will be available to all women with a game ticket.
January 19, 2013
Women’s Basketball Outlasted by Idaho State, 52-48
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona led by as many as nine points as it shot 48.4% in the first half, but the Lumberjacks shot just 19.2% in the second half and Idaho State held on for a 52-48 win on Saturday night in the Walkup Skydome.
January 18, 2013
Women’s Basketball to Close Home Stand vs. Idaho State
FLAGTSAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (4-11, 3-3 Big Sky) faces arguably its toughest challenge thus far in Big Sky play when it plays host to defending Big Sky Champion Idaho State (9-7, 4-3 Big Sky) at 6:35 p.m. Saturday in the Walkup Skydome.
January 17, 2013
Women’s Basketball Scores 76-55 Win Over Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU shot 46.2% from the field and held Weber State to 31.7% shooting and senior Amy Patton recorded her fourth consecutive double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Lumberjacks to a 76-55 win on Thursday night in the Walkup Skydome.
January 15, 2013
Women’s Basketball’s Davis, Anderson Producing in the Post
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (3-11, 2-3 Big Sky) continues its season-long four game home stand in the Walkup Skydome at 6:35 p.m. Thursday vs. Weber State (0-15, 0-6 Big Sky).
January 12, 2013
Women’s Basketball Drops Heartbreaker to Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Portland State senior guard Courtney VanBrocklin hit a free-throw with 1.4 seconds left in the game to break a 59-59 tie and lift the Vikings to a come-from-behind 60-59 win over NAU on Saturday night in the Walkup Skydome.
January 11, 2013
Women’s Basketball Looks to Extend Winning Streak Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winners of two straight games, the NAU women’s basketball team (3-10, 2-2 Big Sky) returns to action on Saturday night hosting Portland State (7-7, 1-4 Big Sky) at 6:35 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.
January 10, 2013
Torrid Shooting Leads Women’s Basketball to 83-68 Home Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Amy Patton totaled 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead five Lumberjacks with double-digit scoring totals as NAU shot a season-best 51.7% from the field and 53.3% from 3-point range in an 83-68 win over Eastern Washington on Thursday night in the Walkup Skydome.
January 8, 2013
Women’s Basketball Opens Four-Game Home Stand Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off its first Big Sky win last Thursday at Southern Utah, the NAU women’s basketball team (2-10, 1-2 Big Sky) opens the home portion of its conference schedule with the first of four consecutive games in the Walkup Skydome at 6:35 p.m. Thursday vs. Eastern Washington (7-6, 3-1 Big Sky).
January 7, 2013
Following 27-Point Return, Frost Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor
OGDEN, Utah – Junior guard Amanda Frost had to sit through the first 11 games of the NAU women’s basketball season while recovering from an injury, and when she returned last Thursday she quickly made up for lost time.
January 3, 2013
Patton Breaks Scoring Record as Women’s Basketball Wins
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Senior guard Amy Patton became NAU’s all-time leading scorer on a jumper at the 11:52 mark of the first half and junior Amanda Frost scored a career-high 27 points in her first game of the season to lead NAU to a 71-61 win over Southern Utah on Thursday night in Cedar City, Utah.
January 1, 2013
Women’s Basketball’s Patton Approaches Scoring Record
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Already among the most prolific scorers in the history of the Big Sky Conference, senior guard Amy Patton is just five points away from becoming NAU’s all-time leading scorer as she will lead the Lumberjacks (1-10, 0-2 Big Sky) against Southern Utah (7-4, 1-0 Big Sky) at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cedar City, Utah.
December 22, 2012
Women’s Basketball Topped by Montana State, 69-52
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Senior guard Amy Patton scored 15 points to get within four points of the NAU career scoring record and senior Paige Haynes had a career-high 14 points in a 69-52 Lumberjack loss at Montana State on Saturday.
December 20, 2012
Women’s Basketball Forces Overtime but Falls at Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – NAU senior guard Amy Patton scored 32 points and sparked a late Lumberjack rally to force overtime before Montana battled back in the extra frame to score a 79-71 win in both teams' Big Sky opener on Thursday night.
December 19, 2012
Women’s Basketball Takes Cookies and Caroling to The Peaks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team baked cookies and sang Christmas carols for the residents at The Peaks Senior Living Community in Flagstaff on Tuesday afternoon.
December 18, 2012
Women’s Basketball to Tip Big Sky Play in Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (1-8) starts fresh with the beginning of Big Sky conference play this week, playing at Montana (6-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday and at Montana State (6-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
December 15, 2012
Women’s Basketball Downed by Utah Valley 62-44
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Utah Valley had eight players score four or more points and held NAU to 32.8% shooting in a 62-44 win on Saturday afternoon in Rolle Activity Center.
December 13, 2012
Women's Basketball Game to be Played as Scheduled
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women's basketball game at 2 p.m. today vs Utah Valley will be played as scheduled in Rolle Activity Center. The game will not be ticketed for all fans and please use caution when traveling to the NAU campus.
December 2, 2012
Women’s Basketball Defeated by UC Riverside, 71-43
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – NAU sophomore Raven Anderson recorded a double-double with career highs of 18 points and 14 rebounds but the Lumberjacks were limited to just 16 first-half points and shot 25.8% for the game in a 71-43 loss to UC Riverside on Sunday afternoon.
November 30, 2012
Women’s Basketball Battles Cal State Fullerton for 55-54 win
FULLERTON, Calif. – Northern Arizona put together its best defensive effort of the season in holding Cal State Fullerton to 28.6% shooting and withstood a frantic finish to score a 55-54 win on Friday night in Fullerton, Calif.
November 29, 2012
Women’s Basketball to Play Two in Southern California
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (0-6) will play its final nonconference road games of the season this weekend, taking on Cal State Fullerton (2-4) at 8 p.m. Friday and UC Riverside (4-2) at 3 p.m. Sunday.
November 27, 2012
Patton Named Co-Big Sky Women's Basketball POW
OGDEN, Utah – NAU senior guard Amy Patton, who tied the Big Sky record with 41 points on Saturday against Bradley, has been named the conference’s Co-Player of the Week, sharing the award with Idaho State junior Cydney Horton.
November 24, 2012
Women’s Basketball’s Patton Scores 41 in Loss to Bradley
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Amy Patton scored a Big Sky Conference record tying 41 points but it was not enough as Northern Arizona fell 95-83 to Bradley in the consolation game of the Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday afternoon.
November 23, 2012
Women’s Basketball Drops Thanksgiving Tournament Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team lost to Western Michigan in the opening round of the Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Tournament Friday afternoon 78-67. The Lumberjacks will play Bradley in the consolation game at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center.
November 21, 2012
Women's Basketball to Host Annual Thanksgiving Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the ninth consecutive season the NAU women’s basketball team (0-4) will host its annual Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Rolle Activity Center.
November 18, 2012
Women’s Basketball Outlasted in Double OT by Neb. Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. – Senior Tyler Stephens-Jenkins tied the NAU program record with eight three-pointers and the team equaled the program best with 12 three’s and took Nebraska Omaha to double overtime before the Mavericks were able to complete a 79-75 win.
November 16, 2012
Women’s Basketball Fights No. 15 Nebraska in 77-55 Loss
LINCOLN, Neb. – Seniors Tyler Stephens-Jenkins and Aubrey Davis each scored in double figures and NAU posted a higher field goal percentage than No. 15 Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers hit 11 three-pointers and outscored the Lumberjacks 16-3 at the free-throw line to score a 77-55 win on Friday in Lincoln, Neb.
November 15, 2012
Women’s Basketball to Face No. 15 Nebraska, Neb. Omaha
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (0-2) faces arguably its toughest road trip of the year this weekend, facing No. 15 Nebraska (2-0) at 6 p.m. Friday and Nebraska Omaha (1-0) at noon Sunday.
November 15, 2012
Women’s Basketball Adds Eight for 2013-14 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team has received commitments from eight players to join the program for the 2013-14 season.
November 13, 2012
Women’s Basketball's Bostick Returns to Her Roots at NAU
When Robyne Bostick got a call this summer from new NAU women’s basketball head coach Sue Darling about an assistant coaching position, it was more than just a job inquiry.
November 12, 2012
Women’s Basketball Narrowly Falls to CSU Bakersfield, 71-68
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU senior guard Amy Patton shined again with a game-high 29 points but CSU Bakersfield overcame an 11-point first half deficit and held on late for a 71-68 win on Monday night in Rolle Activity Center.
November 11, 2012
Women’s Basketball Hosts CSUB Monday in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (0-1) will play CSU Bakersfield (0-1) in its first home game under new head coach Sue Darling at 6:35 p.m. Monday in Rolle Activity Center.
November 9, 2012
Women's Basketball Fights Hard, Drops Opener at New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senior Amy Patton scored a game-high 33 points and became the program's second all-time leading scorer in the process, but it was not enough as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team dropped its 2012-13 season opener to New Mexico, 68-57, in front of a crowd of 6,072 at The Pit on Friday night. The Lobos ruined Sue Darling's NAU head coaching debut as they rallied from an early deficit and held on for the victory despite a valiant effort by the Lumberjacks.
November 8, 2012
Women’s Basketball Opens New Era Friday at New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team will play its first game under new head coach Sue Darling at 7 p.m. Friday in The Pit at New Mexico. The Lumberjacks return a veteran team with four seniors and 20 years of combined collegiate playing experience as they open their season in arguably the premier women’s college basketball atmosphere in the western United States.
October 24, 2012
NAU-TV and FOX Sports Arizona Announce Basketball Broadcasts
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU-TV along with regional outlet FOX Sports Arizona and national channel FOX College Sports will televise 23 NAU men’s and women’s basketball games this season with an unprecedented 18 broadcasts to air live on FOX Sports Arizona or FOX Sports Arizona Plus. NAU-TV will produce 12 men’s basketball games and 11 women’s games for distribution through FOX Sports, providing NAU unmatched television coverage in the Big Sky conference.
October 17, 2012
Women’s Basketball Selected Ninth in Big Sky Preseason Polls
OGDEN, Utah – Both the Big Sky coaches and media members have selected the NAU women’s basketball team to finish ninth in the newly expanded Big Sky conference this season. The Lumberjacks, who return three starters and 10 letter winners this season, were picked ahead of Weber State and new Big Sky member Southern Utah in both polls.
October 2, 2012
Women's Basketball Opens Practice under New Coaching Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU women basketball team hit the court for its first official practice with new head coach Sue Darling on Tuesday morning in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks return three starters and 10 letter winners for the 2012-13 season including seniors Aubrey Davis, Paige Haynes, Amy Patton, and Tyler Stephens-Jenkins.
September 10, 2012
Wahl Joining Northern Arizona Athletics Hall of Fame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When Alyssa Wahl is inducted as part of the 2012 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame class this week, it will be the crowning achievement for one of the best players that ever suited up for the Lumberjack women’s basketball program. Wahl, the program’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder and one of the leading forces on the program’s lone NCAA Tournament team, will join the exclusive ranks of NAU athletes just five years after wrapping up her stellar career.
September 2, 2012
Return of Big Sky TV Announced by Big Sky and America ONE Sports
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference and America ONE Sports recently agreed to a three-year contract extension, allowing fans and alumni to enjoy free video streams of most football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games held in Big Sky venues. The new contract also calls for events to be available through iOS and Android mobile devices free of charge.
August 16, 2012
Women’s Basketball Unveils 2012-13 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team will face six schools that competed in the postseason a year ago and will once again host its annual Thanksgiving tournament to highlight the 2012-13 season, first-year head coach Sue Darling announced Thursday. The Lumberjacks will also play at Nebraska and New Mexico among their nine non-conference games before a 20-game slate in the expanded Big Sky Conference.
August 10, 2012
Women’s Basketball Assistant Shadian Picks USA Maccabiah Games Team
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – While Northern Arizona women’s basketball assistant coach Jamie Shadian may be new to Flagstaff and the NAU Athletics program, she has long been one of the most visible and active members of the United States basketball program that competes every four years at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. As the head coach for the women’s basketball team for the 2013 games, Shadian selected her team last week from the best Jewish basketball players in the U.S.
July 27, 2012
Former Basketball Standouts McClintock and Wahl Headline Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former football standout Jake Crissup, basketball standouts Dan McClintock and Alyssa Wahl, the all-time leading scorer in the history of the women basketball program, and volleyball announcer Dug Tryon will be inducted into the Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame in September, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos announced.
July 25, 2012
Women’s Basketball Coach Darling Names Three Assistants
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU women's basketball head coach Sue Darling announced Wednesday the additions of Jamie Shadian, Robyne Bostick, and Karlie Burris as assistant coaches for Darling's first year as the leader of the NAU women's basketball program. All three assistant coaches had superb NCAA Division-I playing careers and bring extensive knowledge to Darling's staff.
July 4, 2012
An Alaskan Adventure for Women's Basketball Alum Pratt
After completing her playing career as a Lumberjack and graduating from NAU in the spring, Katie Pratt embarked on an Alaskan excursion and is working on a boat in Ketchikan. The parks and recreation management major from Salina, Kans. checks in with the Lumberjack Talk blog about her experiences in The Last Frontier.
June 25, 2012
Women’s Basketball Alum, Coach Dinkins Hired by Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – Former NAU women’s basketball star and assistant coach Laura Dinkins has been hired as an assistant coach at Idaho State. Dinkins joins the staff of the defending Big Sky champion Bengals under head coach Seton Sobolewski, who is also an NAU graduate and Flagstaff native. Dinkins spent the last two years at NAU as an assistant under former head coach Laurie Kelly.
June 18, 2012
Arizona Assistant Darling Named Women’s Basketball Head Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sue Darling, an assistant coach at Arizona for the last four seasons, has been selected as the 10th head coach in Northern Arizona women’s basketball history. Darling has 27 years of basketball coaching experience, including stints as an assistant at both Arizona and Arizona State and three years as the head coach at Air Force. She replaces nine-year head coach Laurie Kelly, who resigned in April to become the head coach at Gustavus Adolphus College.