2013-14 NAU Women's Basketball News
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.
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.
May 27, 2014
Register Now for June Summer Camps at NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Summer time is here, and what way better to spend your afternoons then at a Northern Arizona Athletics Summer Camp. Kids from all ages can register now to take part in the various camps that will be conducted in the month of June, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and soccer. Don’t wait, register today!
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.
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.
May 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis and swimming & diving were both honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the second straight year women’s tennis has received the honor.
May 9, 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.
May 6, 2014
Women's Hoops Brings in Another Experienced Transfer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Adding experience to their 2014-15 roster was a goal for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team and they took another step in that direction on Tuesday with the addition of Monique Mulder, a transfer from New Mexico Junior College. Mulder, a 5-foot-3 point guard, will be a junior this upcoming season after two years at NMJC.
May 1, 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.
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.
April 23, 2014
41 Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams placed a total of 41 student-athletes on the winter 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
April 16, 2014
Lumberjacks Receive NLIs from Mesa CC Duo for 2014-15
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team is injecting huge drops of national championship pedigree for the 2014-15 season with the additions of Madi Austin and Mariah Willadsen on Wednesday. Austin and Willadsen were two of the top-three scorers on the Mesa Community College squad that claimed the NJCAA Division II National Championship last month following a 28-5 season, a school record for victories. Both players will be juniors in the fall.
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.
April 9, 2014
Amanda Frost's Talents Shine Bright in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In her first step towards pursuing a post-collegiate basketball career, Amanda Frost seized her opportunity and took full advantage of it at the Nashville Women's International Showcase last weekend. Over the two-day combine, Frost ascended to the cream of the crop and displayed her abilities in front of professional basketball evaluators from both in the states and overseas.
April 3, 2014
Frost's Next Step to Nashville for Combine Showcase
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Amanda Frost, the school’s single-season scoring record holder, will take her talents to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend in pursuit of her potential professional career on the hardwood. Frost will showcase her abilities at the 2014 Nashville Women’s International Showcase during the NCAA Women’s Final Four this Saturday and Sunday in front of scouts from both the WNBA and overseas in addition to FIBA agents, clubs and general managers.
March 27, 2014
2013-14 NAU Women's Hoops Recap - The Foundation is Set
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Second-year head coach Sue Darling had a tall task ahead of her heading into the 2013-14 season. The Northern Arizona women's basketball team returned just three players from their squad a year ago and they were picked to finish 10th out of 11 teams in the preseason Big Sky poll. Although the Lumberjacks finished shy of their goal of reaching the Big Sky Championships, this season proved to be another step in the right direction under Darling's tutelage.
March 13, 2014
Frost Earns All-American Status from College Sports Madness
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After two first team all-conference selections this week, senior Amanda Frost can now add All-American next to her name as College Sports Madness named her to its Mid-Major All-American Fourth Team on Thursday.
March 12, 2014
Women's Basketball Trio Honored by College Sports Madness
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The all-conference awards continue to roll in for senior Amanda Frost, junior Erikka Banks and freshman Brittani Lusain as the Northern Arizona women's basketball trio was honored by College Sports Madness on Wednesday. The website's Big Sky All-Conference honors come two days after the three Lumberjacks were rewarded by the Big Sky Conference office for their play this season.
March 10, 2014
Frost, Banks Earn All-Big Sky, Lusain Voted Outstanding Frosh
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team collected three honors on Monday with the announcement of the Big Sky Women's Basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners as voted on by the league's head coaches. Senior Amanda Frost was voted as a member of the All-Big Sky First Team while junior Erikka Banks was named Honorable Mention. Freshman Brittani Lusain earned the conference's Outstanding Freshman award.
March 8, 2014
Women's Hoops Drops Season Finale in Montana, 83-66
MISSOULA, Mont. – Senior Amanda Frost and freshman Brittani Lusain each scored 25 points and junior Raven Anderson ripped down a career-high 18 rebounds, but the Northern Arizona women's basketball team could not overcome a halftime deficit in an 83-66 season finale loss to Montana Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks finish the season 9-20 overall, a one-game improvement from last season, and 6-14 within the Big Sky Conference.
March 6, 2014
Frost Nets 38 Points in NAU's Loss at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and 49 percent for the game, but the Lumberjacks fell victim to a Montana State that was firing on all cylinders in a 99-85 decision. With the loss, the Lumberjacks were eliminated from contention for a Big Sky Championship berth and will wrap up their season on Saturday at Montana. NAU falls to 9-19 overall, 6-13 in conference play with one game to play.
March 4, 2014
Women's Hoops Needs Sweep in Montana for Big Sky Bid
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team hits the road for the final time this season, heading to the state of Montana needing a sweep and some help to get into the position for the final spot in the Big Sky Championships. The Lumberjacks will play at Montana State on Thursday and at Montana on Saturday in the final week of the regular season, currently two wins outside the top-seven qualifying teams.
March 1, 2014
Wildcats Spoil Lumberjacks, Frost's Senior Day, 74-73
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team (9-18, 6-12 Big Sky) led by as much as 13 with 5:02 left in the game, but Weber State spoiled Senior Day for the Lumberjacks stealing a 74-73 decision Saturday night. The Wildcats' Kalie Matthews hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds to send NAU to a loss in its home finale.
February 28, 2014
Amanda Frost's Heart & Points Rivaled by None
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It would have been easy to give in after her scholarship fell through at Hampton University. It would have been even easier to give in after breaking her kneecap just weeks before the start of her junior season. But that is not within Amanda Frost and that drive has elevated her to one of the greatest seasons in Northern Arizona women's basketball history.
February 27, 2014
Women's Basketball Falls Short to Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team fought until the end with their backs against the wall, but could not ultimately overcome a three-point deficit with 1:15 to play. Idaho State pulled out a nail biter, 72-65, Thursday night in the Skydome in a pivotal Big Sky Conference matchup for both teams. The Lumberjacks fell to 9-17 overall and 6-11 in league play and will need to win out to keep their postseason hopes alive.
February 25, 2014
NAU Hosts Idaho State, Weber State in Final Home Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Needing a win to remain in the hunt for a Big Sky Championship tournament bid, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team posted a historic shooting day to defeat Northern Colorado last Saturday. This week, the Lumberjacks return home for their final homestand of the season, first hosting Idaho State on Thursday before Senior Day on Saturday versus Weber State. Both games will tip off at 6:30 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome and will be the final two home contests for senior Amanda Frost.
February 22, 2014
Frost Breaks Season Scoring Mark, NAU Shoots Down UNC
GREELEY, Colo. – Just two nights after their worst shooting performance of the season, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team posted a historical offensive showing on several fronts in an 86-70 victory over Northern Colorado Saturday afternoon at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The win kept the Lumberjacks in the hunt for a Big Sky Championship berth, earning them a split of their weekend road trip and upping their record to 9-16 overall, 6-10 in conference play. It snapped a nine-game losing skid over the last four seasons to the Bears.
February 20, 2014
Lusain Posts Career Night in NAU's Loss at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team struggled all night offensively, shooting a season-worst 26.5 percent in a 71-41 loss to North Dakota at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The 41 points are a season-low for NAU as it fell to 5-10 in the Big Sky and 8-16 overall.
February 18, 2014
Women's Hoops Heads to North Dakota, Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team notched two critical wins at home last week and with their eyes squarely on ascending up the Big Sky standings they will hit the road once again this week. The Lumberjacks will play Big Sky leading North Dakota Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D. at 6 p.m. and then will travel to Greeley, Colo. to play Northern Colorado, one of three teams directly ahead of them in the standings, on Saturday at 2 p.m.
February 15, 2014
Banks' Career-Night Propels NAU to Win Over EWU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona closed the first half on a 7-0 run to take a two-point halftime lead and used a strong second half start to notch a 86-78 win over Eastern Washington Saturday night. The Lumberjacks (8-15, 5-9 Big sky) erased a nine-point first half deficit to record their first two-game win streak since defeating Utah Valley and UC Santa Barbara in back-to-back games on Nov. 30 and Dec. 5.
February 13, 2014
Energized Lumberjacks Roll Past Vikings, 84-61
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball posted a big bounce back effort on Thursday, defeating Portland State, 84-61, with a complete effort on both ends of the court. In front of a boisterous and energetic crowd of local schoolchildren on Field Trip Day, the Lumberjacks jumped out on the Vikings early and used one of their finest defensive efforts of the season to improve to 4-9 in Big Sky play and 7-15 overall.
February 12, 2014
Lumberjacks Cap Off Week with Pair of Home Contests
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Returning home after a tough loss at Southern Utah on Monday, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team returns home for a pair of games to close out the week. The Lumberjacks will host Portland State, looking for the season sweep, on Thursday at 12 p.m. and will then welcome in Eastern Washington to the Walkup Skydome on Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. NAU enters Thursday’s game one win behind Portland State for ninth place in the Big Sky standings.
February 10, 2014
Women's Basketball Falls to Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Southern Utah built a double-digit lead early and the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was never able to recover in an eventual 93-59 loss Monday night in Cedar City. The Lumberjacks fell to 3-9 in conference play and 6-15 overall with the loss.
February 9, 2014
Women's Basketball Makes Quick Road Stop in Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team will make a short road trip to Cedar City, Utah on Monday to play Southern Utah before returning home for a pair of home games to close out the week. The Lumberjacks will look to finish the season sweep of the Thunderbirds and turn the tide in their favor following a second consecutive loss on Thursday at home to Sacramento State.
February 6, 2014
Women's Hoops Rallies Back, Falls 99-91 to Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team mounted a second-half rally that sliced their 18-point halftime deficit to four points, but Sacramento State held on for a 99-91 victory Thursday night. The Lumberjacks (6-14 overall, 3-8 Big Sky) shot 51.4 percent from the field and outrebounded the Hornets by a 47-40 margin, but a subpar first half and costly missed layups ultimately proved too much to overcome.
February 5, 2014
Lumberjacks Open Final Stretch with Sac State on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Through the first half of the conference schedule, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team is in a tie for ninth at 3-7 and will look to start their push towards moving into the top-seven and earning a Big Sky Championship berth with Sacramento State on Thursday in the Walkup Skydome at 6:30 p.m. The Lumberjacks have not qualified for the conference tournament since the 2008-09 season and has ground to make up in the final 10 games of the season to avoid a fifth straight tournament absence.
February 4, 2014
Wine Down with NAU Women's Basketball This Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team will host their second annual Wine Down with Women's Basketball prior to their game on Thursday versus Sacramento State. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m., one hour prior to the 6:30 p.m. tipoff, in the pregame hospitality area court level in the Walkup Skydome.
February 1, 2014
Women's Basketball Handed 82-72 Loss by Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – An 8-2 Idaho State spurt to start the second half extended its halftime lead out to nine points and the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was never able to fully recover as they fell 82-72 at Reed Gym Saturday afternoon. The Bengals shot 64 percent from long distance in the second half and 50 percent for the game in denying the Lumberjacks of a second consecutive victory. NAU concluded the first half of the Big Sky schedule with a 3-7 mark and is now 6-13 overall.
January 30, 2014
Freshmen Lead Lumberjacks to 96-87 Win over Wildcats
OGDEN, Utah – A season-best six players scored in double-figures led by 21 points each from senior Amanda Frost and freshman Brittani Lusain as the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team utilized a total team effort to hand Weber State a 96-87 defeat Thursday night. The Lumberjacks’ 96 points marked their new season-high and highest output since they scored 94 points in a win over Sacramento State on Jan. 28, 2012.
January 28, 2014
'Jacks Looking for Breakthrough at Weber State, Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team heads out to Weber State and Idaho State this Thursday and Saturday respectively in search of their breakthrough that evaded their grasp last week. The Lumberjacks may just be 2-6 in conference but standing two wins away from the middle of the pack, they could use a strong road trip this week to conclude the first half of the Big Sky season.
January 25, 2014
Women's Hoops Held Off By North Dakota, 91-83
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second game in a row, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team could not find their big breakthrough as they suffered another tough loss, 91-83, at the hands of North Dakota Saturday night. Senior Amanda Frost dropped another 30 points and junior Raven Anderson equaled her career-high of 18 points, but the Lumberjacks could not climb past UND, getting as close as two with 2:32 to play.
January 23, 2014
Lumberjacks Stunned in Overtime Heartbreaker by UNC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Colorado’s Lindsay Mallon drained a three-pointer and beat the regulation buzzer to send the game into overtime before stunning the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team, 86-82, in the extra period Thursday night in the Skydome. The Bears outscored the Lumberjacks 13-9 in overtime to drop NAU’s conference record to 2-5 and 5-11 overall.
January 22, 2014
NAU Athletics Hosts 2nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will once again celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day for the second consecutive year with a celebration that will stretch over two weekends in February. The celebration will begin on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a Youth Sports Symposium in conjunction with the NAU men’s basketball game against Southern Utah that night and will continue the following weekend with a meet and greet and halftime recognition at the NAU women’s basketball game against Eastern Washington. The clinic on Feb. 8 is open to all youth, both boys and girls, in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.
January 21, 2014
'Jacks Welcome Northern Colorado, North Dakota to Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball capped a rigorous slate last week with a resounding victory at Portland State following a loss at Eastern Washington. Coupled with their win at home over Southern Utah, the Lumberjacks ended the week with a 2-1 record picking up their first two Big Sky victories in the process. This week, the Lumberjacks welcome Northern Colorado and North Dakota to the Walkup Skydome this Thursday and Saturday respectively. Both games will tipoff at 6:30 p.m.
January 20, 2014
Frost Earns Two Big Sky POTW Honors After Stellar Week
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Amanda Frost had one of the finest weeks in Northern Arizona women's basketball program history last week and was honored with a pair of Big Sky Player of the Week awards on Monday. The conference office named her Co-Player of the Week with Montana State's Jasmine Hommes while Frost also received College Sports Madness' Big Sky Player of the Week honor for the second time this season.
January 18, 2014
Lumberjacks Light it Up in 88-67 Win over Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team exploded for 57 first half points, their highest point total for a half this season, and did just about everything right in the first half in cruising to an 88-67 victory over Portland State at the Peter W. Stott Center Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks shot 66.7 percent in the first half in building up a 26-point halftime lead to pick up their first victory in Portland since 2006 spanning seven consecutive losses on the Vikings' home court. The 88 points set a new season high.
January 16, 2014
Big First Half Dooms Women's Hoops At Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – Senior Amanda Frost scored a game-high 29 points, but a big first half by Eastern Washington proved to be too much for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team to overcome as the Lumberjacks suffered a 92-68 loss at Reese Court Thursday night. NAU fell to 1-3 in Big Sky conference play and 4-10 overall.
January 14, 2014
Women's Hoops Brings Momentum to the Pacific Northwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Rallying from an 18-point halftime deficit, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team is riding a wave of momentum as they head up to the Pacific Northwest this weekend to face Eastern Washington on Thursday and Portland State on Saturday. Senior Amanda Frost led the Lumberjacks’ second half comeback past Southern Utah on Monday with a career-high 34 points and is now averaging 20.8 points per game this season.
January 13, 2014
'Jacks Axe Halftime Deficit, Chop Down Southern Utah, 82-77
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team axed an 18-point halftime deficit and notched their first Big Sky victory in grand fashion Monday night, defeating Southern Utah, 82-77, for the seventh consecutive time in Flagstaff. The win snapped the Lumberjacks' six-game losing streak since their last victory over UT Arlington on Dec. 14 and improved their record to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
January 12, 2014
Women's Basketball Hosts SUU in Brief Stop Home on Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team makes a brief stop at home to begin this week’s three-game slate when they host Southern Utah Monday night in the Skydome at 6:30 p.m. Following Monday night’s contest, the Lumberjacks will head back out on the road to play Eastern Washington and Portland State later this week.
January 9, 2014
Women's Basketball Outgunned by Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Lumberjacks got a career-scoring night from junior Erikka Banks and received several career contributions from their freshmen, but Sacramento State pulled away in the second half to turn a halftime tie into a 104-79 victory Thursday night. Banks led four Lumberjacks in double-figures with a career-high 28 points, but NAU fell to 0-3 in conference play and was unable to keep pace with the nation's third-highest scoring team.
January 7, 2014
Women's Hoops Set for Shootout at Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team heads to Sacramento for a short trip this week, taking on one of the nation’s highest scoring teams on Thursday. The Lumberjacks visit Sacramento State at 8 p.m. with eyes on snapping their five-game losing streak which includes two losses to open Big Sky play last week. It will be a quick turnaround for NAU as this will be its only game this week before returning home to host Southern Utah next Monday.
January 4, 2014
Montana State Withstands Women's Hoops' Late Rally, 80-72
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball shot a season-best 88.2 percent from the free-throw line, but their second half rally fell just short to Montana State. The Lumberjacks fell to 0-2 in Big Sky play as the Bobcats held on for an 80-72 victory Saturday night.
January 2, 2014
Women's Basketball Drops Big Sky Opener, 87-67, to Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An 18-0 Montana run over a five-minute stretch midway through the first half proved to be a game changer as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team suffered a 87-67 defeat in the Big Sky opener for both teams Thursday night. Freshman Rene Coggins had her best game of her young career and the Lumberjacks blitzed the Lady Griz to end the night, but it was not enough as NAU fell to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
December 31, 2013
Women's Basketball Hosts UM, MSU to Open Big Sky Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Following a 3-6 mark through nonconference play, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team now turns their eyes toward the prize as the Big Sky portion of the schedule is in front of them. Picked to finish 10th in the preseason Big Sky polls, the Lumberjacks are motivated to prove the skeptics wrong beginning this week at home. NAU will open conference play Thursday against Montana, the defending Big Sky champions, and will close out the week on Saturday against Montana State with both games in the Skydome.
December 30, 2013
Women's Basketball Comes Up Short, 78-72, to LIU Brooklyn
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team started fast and strung together a second half rally, but ultimately came up just short in a 78-72 loss to LIU Brooklyn Monday night to close out nonconference play. Despite a highly efficient night shooting the ball, the Lumberjacks fell to 3-6 heading into the Big Sky schedule starting Thursday.
December 27, 2013
Women's Basketball Begins Homestand Monday vs. LIU Brooklyn
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team will begin a three-game homestand on Monday with just one more opportunity to tune-up before the start of Big Sky play. The Lumberjacks will host LIU Brooklyn in their final non-conference game at 6:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome before hosting Montana and Montana State in to open up the conference schedule on Thursday and Saturday respectively.
December 21, 2013
Pepperdine Stuns Women's Hoops with Second Half Run
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine dominated the second half and completely turned the tide in the game to deal the Northern Arizona women's basketball team a 74-51 loss Saturday afternoon. NAU dropped to 3-5 heading into its final non-conference game on Dec. 30 versus LIU Brooklyn.
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.
December 19, 2013
Women's Basketball's Second Half Rally Falls Short to CSUN
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team tried to rally furiously down the stretch, but they were unable to overcome an early Cal State Northridge run. The Lumberjacks got within five late in the game, but would eventually fall 64-52 to the Matadors and fell to 3-4 this season.
December 18, 2013
Women's Basketball Plays at Cal State Northridge, Pepperdine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team hits the road one last time before the start of Big Sky play this weekend with games at Cal State Northridge on Thursday and Pepperdine on Saturday. The Lumberjacks will then return home for one final non-conference game versus LIU Brooklyn on Dec. 30 before opening up conference play on Jan. 2 versus Montana.
December 17, 2013
Women's Basketball Spreads Holiday Spirit at The Peaks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team gave back to the community and spread some holiday cheer Monday night to residents of The Peaks Senior Living Community. The team returned to The Peaks for the second consecutive year and spent their evening singing Christmas tunes and interacting with the residents that brought smiles to the faces of all.
December 14, 2013
Lumberjacks Stomp Mavericks, 85-65, in Return Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team returned home for the first time in over a month and posted a big first half to defeat UT Arlington, 85-65, Saturday morning in the Walkup Skydome. The win was the Lumberjacks' third in their last four contests and it evened their season record to 3-3.
December 12, 2013
Basketball Season and Single Game Tickets Available for Purchase at the Walkup Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In addition to ordering online, by phone or at the Northern Arizona Student Union, Lumberjack basketball fans can now purchase season and single game tickets in-person at the Walkup Skydome.
December 11, 2013
Women's Hoops Return Home, Hosts UT Arlington on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in over a month, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team is back in Flagstaff when they welcome UT Arlington to the Walkup Skydome on Saturday. The Lumberjacks split their four-game road stretch over the last three weeks and went 1-1 on their road trip in California last weekend. After NAU ran away in the second half to defeat UC Santa Barbara, it saw its two-game win streak snapped by Loyola Marymount as it takes a 2-3 mark into Saturday's contest.
December 7, 2013
Women's Basketball Done In by Second Half LMU Run
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Just as the Northern Arizona women's basketball team did to UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, Loyola Marymount did to them Saturday afternoon. The Lions snapped a halftime tie with a decisive 11-1 run that propelled them to a 79-58 victory over the Lumberjacks. NAU saw its two-game win streak come to an end as it is now 2-3 this season.
December 5, 2013
Women's Basketball Feasts in the Paint, Cruises Past UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team shot 57 percent for the game, broke a halftime tie and cruised to their second consecutive victory Thursday night, 79-56, at UC Santa Barbara to begin a two-game road swing in the state of California. The 23-point win was the third-largest margin of victory by the Lumberjacks since the start of the 2007-08 season as they evened their season record to 2-2.
December 4, 2013
Women's Basketball Looking for Treasure in The Golden State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s basketball wraps up their four-game road stretch this week with a pair of games in California. The Lumberjacks will play UC Santa Barbara on Thursday before a game in Los Angeles versus Loyola Marymount on Saturday in the team’s first of two non-conference trips to The Golden State.
December 2, 2013
Banks, Frost Earn Big Sky Player of the Week Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. & OGDEN, Utah – Following the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's first victory of the season, a pair of Lumberjacks were rewarded for their performances on Monday with Player of the Week honors. Junior Erikka Banks was named the Big Sky Player of the Week by the conference office and senior Amanda Frost received the conference's weekly award from College Sports Madness.
November 30, 2013
Defense, Rebounding Key in Women's Hoops Win at UVU
OREM, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team picked up their first victory of the season Saturday afternoon behind a career-high 30 points from senior Amanda Frost. NAU surged ahead in the second half, erasing a two-point deficit at halftime, in handing Utah Valley an 80-66 defeat to move to 1-2 this season.
November 27, 2013
Women's Basketball Takes on Utah Valley on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - This Saturday, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team travels to Orem, Utah to play Utah Valley as they aim to notch their first win of the season. The Lumberjacks take on the Wolverines at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon and look to bounce back from a 92-43 loss at UTEP last Friday to drop to 0-2 this season.
November 22, 2013
Women's Basketball Drops Contest at UTEP
EL PASO, Texas – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team was troubled by turnovers and UTEP capitalized Friday night at the Don Haskins Center, sending the Lumberjacks to a 92-43 defeat. The loss dropped NAU to 0-2 on the young 2013-14 season.
November 20, 2013
Women's Basketball Takes on UTEP on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team returns to the court after a 12-day layoff following their season opener. NAU heads to El Paso, Texas to play UTEP on Friday in search of a rebound victory after suffering a season-opening 74-66 loss to Hawaii on Nov. 10. It will be the Lumberjacks' first game on the road this season.
November 14, 2013
Tori Lloyd Signs NLI to Join NAU Women's Hoops in 2014-15
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 Northern Arizona women's basketball season may just be getting started, but their 2014-15 team received a big boost with the signing of Tori Lloyd, who sent in her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Lloyd, Arizona's fifth-ranked player in the for the class of 2014 according to arizonapreps.com, will join head coach Sue Darling's program next season.
November 10, 2013
Women's Basketball Drops 74-66 Decision in Opener to Hawaii
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Hawaii's 8-0 run over a three-minute span in the second half proved to be the difference as the Rainbow Wahine spoiled the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's 2013-14 season opener Sunday afternoon at the Rolle Activity Center. The spurt broke open a one-point game as the Lumberjacks eventually fell 74-66 in spite of an efficient offensive showing from the field.
November 7, 2013
Women's Basketball Hosts Hawaii Sunday in Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team opens its 2013-14 season and year two of the Sue Darling era on Sunday versus Hawaii. It will be the first time the Lumberjacks will play their season opener at home since the 2007-08 season. NAU will begin its season versus Hawaii for the second time in school history after it opened its 2000-01 season versus the Rainbow Wahine in Honolulu.
November 4, 2013
2013-14 NAU Women's Basketball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team enters the 2013-14 season with a youthful roster and hopes to build on strides made in the right direction last year. The Lumberjacks' season begins this Sunday, Nov. 10 at home versus Hawaii at 3 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.
October 16, 2013
Women's Basketball Preseason Big Sky Polls Released
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team was picked tenth in both the Big Sky preseason coaches and media polls released on Wednesday by the conference office. The Lumberjacks received 19 points in the coaches poll and 62 points in the media poll.
October 15, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics coaches luncheon will be held this Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
October 5, 2013
Lumberjack Basketball Puts on a Show at Morning Madness
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona basketball programs took the court Saturday morning at the Walkup Skydome for their first-ever Morning Madness. Fans got their first look at this year’s Lumberjack squads through a variety of skills competitions leading up to the Phoenix Suns’ open scrimmage.
October 4, 2013
NAU Athletics Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos has announced the newest members of the 2013 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame class. Making up the class is cross country/track & field U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong, inaugural women’s soccer player Raegan Eyers and three-time women’s basketball All-Big Sky honoree Jess LeBlanc.
October 3, 2013
Come Out to NAU Basketball’s Morning Madness This Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona basketball fans can get their first look at the men’s and women’s teams this Saturday, Oct. 5 prior to the Phoenix Suns scrimmage. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. at the Walkup Skydome as both Lumberjack teams will participate in various skills challenges, including a three-point shootout and dunk contest, beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the public and breakfast is free to the first 200 NAU students. Fans who come out and support the Lumberjacks will get the best seats in the house for when the Suns take the court.
October 3, 2013
Women's Basketball Completes First Official Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With its season opener just over five weeks away, the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team officially kicked down the doors and held its first official day of practice Thursday morning. Thursday was the first of 30 scheduled practices heading into the Lumberjacks’ opener against Hawaii on Nov. 10.
August 29, 2013
NAU Athletics Host Clinic at Hopi Reservation
POLACCA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Athletics Department may be located in Flagstaff, but every time NAU takes the field or steps out into the community, it strives to represent the greater northern Arizona area. To do that, the Lumberjacks need to reach out and make connections. On Thursday, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos led several members of the NAU coaching family to the Hopi Reservation and conducted a clinic for nearly 300 elementary school children from First Mesa Elementary School and Hopi Day School.
August 24, 2013
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Lend a Hand for NAU Move-In Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Despite a rainy day in Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona Athletic Department partnered with Welcome Jacks, a volunteer group of students and student-athletes who helped guide students and their families to their assigned residential halls and move their belongings into their rooms, as a part of NAU Move-In Day.
August 21, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon Dates Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has released the dates of the NAU Coaches Luncheon for the 2013 Fall Semester. The first coaches luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 21. All luncheons will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE to all luncheons and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
August 21, 2013
Women's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head women's basketball coach Sue Darling has announced her team's 2013-14 schedule on Wednesday as she gets set to lead the Lumberjacks' women's program in her second season. Game times will be announced at a later date.
August 6, 2013
All-Access with Jamie Shadian at the Maccabiah Games: Final Blog
Hello from Flagstaff! I apologize for not sending my last blog sooner. Our last few days in Israel were great…but busy. As soon as I arrived back in town we had the NAU Coaches Clinic (the Men’s Basketball staff did a phenomenal job of putting on a great clinic) and our Elite Camp (with 36 Elite Campers!). Here is a roundup of our games against Canada and Australia.
July 25, 2013
Going for the Gold at the Maccabiah Games
ISRAEL – Northern Arizona assistant women’s basketball coach Jamie Shadian has led her team to the gold medal game at the Maccabiah Games. USA is undefeated as it beat Australia 90-45, backed by a double digit scoring performance by three players.
July 22, 2013
All-Access with Jamie Shadian at the Maccabiah Games: Part 3
Northern Arizona assistant women's basketball coach Jamie Shadian provides fans with some more behind the scenes action at the Maccabiah Games. This is part three of her blog. Enjoy!
July 16, 2013
All-Access with Jamie Shadian at the Maccabiah Games: Part 2
Catch up with Northern Arizona assistant women's basketball coach Jamie Shadian at the Maccabiah Games. This is part two of her blog. Enjoy!
July 14, 2013
Northern Arizona Named Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup Winner
PARK CITY, Utah - For the second time in school history, Northern Arizona University has won the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels, the league office announced today.
July 7, 2013
All-Access with Jamie Shadian at the Maccabiah Games: Part 1
Hello from Tel Aviv, Israel! After a yearlong anticipation of heading to Israel to compete in the Maccabiah Games, the U.S. Open Women's Basketball team has arrived! The team is comprised of 11 very talented players from around the country.