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October 30, 2013

LIGHTS . . . CAMERAS . . . BACKDOOR CUTS

NAU Women's Basketball "Opening Day" is Sunday, November 10th at 3:00 p.m. in Rolle Activity Center versus Hawaii. The game promises to be a great matchup in a festive atmosphere! The Rainbow Wahine return nine letterwinners and are coming off a 2012-13 campaign were they posted a 17-14 record and a 2nd place finish in the Big West Conference. UH is led by All-Big West first team post-player Kamilah Jackson.

We are expecting a packed house so get your tickets early. Tickets are only $5, and can be purchased by calling Kelli Coffman, Assistant Director for Ticket Operations & Revenue, at 928-523-0639 or online at www.nauathletics.com/tickets/TicketCentral.

HALL OF FAMER . . . ON AND OFF THE COURT

This Friday evening, NAU Athletics is hosting the 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the High Country Conference Center. Former NAU women's basketball player Jess LeBlanc (NAU '99) joins women's soccer player Raegin Eyre in the 2013 class.

Jess had an outstanding career as a Lumberjack both on and off the court. Jess was a three time All-Big Sky selection (1997, 1998 and 1999). She was named the Big Sky Outstanding Freshman and Outstanding Sixth Player of the Year in 1996. Jess scored 1,450 points, which is the third highest career point total in program history. Off the court, Jess was a four-time Big Sky All-Academic Team member and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

Think that's impressive? Keep reading . . . After graduation, Jess attended graduate school and received a master's degree in Public Health. She then attended and graduated from the University of Arizona Medical School. After completing her residency in Seattle, Jess returned to Flagstaff where she worked in family practice. Jess now lives and practices in Bend, Oregon with her husband and their three children.

Tickets to Friday night's banquet are still available. Tickets for the event are $40 each and can be purchased online by clicking here. Please join us as we honor and celebrate the outstanding Lumberjack careers of Jess and Raegin.

A VIDEO SPEAKS 1000 WORDS

Today was max test day in the weight room . . . 

FROST BITE

Our lone senior, Amanda Frost (Riverside, CA) shares her favorite Halloween joke: What do skeletons say before eating? Bone appetit.

CATELYN'S COUNTDOWN

Our goals for the 2013-2014 season:

Win the Big Sky Championship,

Maintain a team GPA of 3.0 or higher,

Perform 150 hours of community service.

Freshman Catelyn Preston (Oregon City, OR) keeps tabs on important dates and numbers for our program. Drumroll please . . .

Days until our home opener (Hawaii, November 10th) = 12

Days until semester grades are posted = 66

Days until the Big Sky Championship = 137

Hours of community service performed to date = 78

RAVEN AND ERIKKA'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK


WEAR THE BLUE AND GOLD - SHARE THE PHOTOS

Friends of NAU Women’s Basketball, Reg and Kevin O’Hanlon (Vienna, Austria), show their Lumberjack Spirit.

Thanks for your interest in, and support of, NAU Women's Basketball. Until next week please:

1. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NAUwomensbasketball), Twitter (@NAU_WBB), and at www.nauathletics.com

2. Wear the Blue and Gold with pride (especially on Friday).

3. Make it a great week to be a Lumberjack!

Go Jacks!

Sue Darling

Head Women's Basketball Coach

Northern Arizona University

sue.darling@nau.edu