HOME SWEET HOME
After being road warriors for more than a month, it was nice to be home and playing in the Skydome on Saturday. We beat a gritty University of Texas at Arlington team, 85-65, to improve our record to 3-3. The game was characterized by good team play both offensively and defensively. We have a team of unselfish players. Each individual adds their own unique talent to the whole which makes them fun to coach and fun to watch.
We head back out to Los Angeles today for another two-game road swing. We take on Cal State Northridge tomorrow night and Pepperdine University on Saturday afternoon. The team and staff will then head home for the holidays.
After Christmas, we are back in Flagstaff for the start of a three-game homestand. First up, LIU Brooklyn on Monday, December 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Skydome. We then start conference play with Montana and Montana State at home on Thursday, January 2nd and Saturday, January 4th, respectively. Hope to see you there!
DECK THE HALLS
Our team finishes final exam week today. On Monday night, we took a study break and donned our gay apparel to go sing carols and dance with the ladies and gent of The Peaks Senior Living Community. Some of the big hits of the night: Jingle Bell Rock, Deck the Halls, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Feliz Navidad. I’m not sure who enjoyed the festivities more - our players or the residents.
The next edition of Sue’s Corner will ring in the New Year on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. Until then, have a happy, peaceful, and safe holiday season.
From our family to yours . . . Happy Holidays!
Our lone senior, Amanda Frost (Riverside, CA) shares her thoughts on visiting with the residents of The Peaks Senior Living Community: “It’s a blessing to be able to give back. Just simply seeing their expressions warmed my heart. It made my year.”
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 semester grades are posted = 3
Days until first Big Sky home opener (Montana, Jan. 2nd) = 16
Days until the Big Sky Championship = 88
Hours of community service performed to date = 104
Free throw percent and Big Sky FT rank = 7th place, 67.2%
RAVEN AND ERIKKA'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
WEAR THE BLUE AND GOLD - SHARE THE PHOTOS
Friend of NAU Women’s Basketball, Louie T. Lumberjack, shows his Lumberjack Spirit from the Skydome in Flagstaff, Arizona.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TICKET CENTRAL
Next Home Game: Monday, December 30 vs. LIU Brooklyn. 6:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome
Season Tickets: Season Tickets start at just $50! Take a look at the 2013-14 season ticket brochure by clicking here or call (928) 523-0639 for more information.
Single Game Tickets: Come check us out for a game! Single game tickets are just $5. Purchase tickets online by clicking here or by calling (928) 523-5661.
Thanks for your interest in, and support of, NAU Women's Basketball. Until next week please:
2. Wear the Blue and Gold with pride (especially on Friday).
3. If you know of someone not receiving this newsletter who you think might enjoy receiving it, please send me their email address and I will add them to the email list.
4. Make it a great week to be a Lumberjack!
Head Women's Basketball Coach
Northern Arizona University