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NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Monday night we notched our first conference win of the year with a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Southern Utah, 82-77. Our players showed great persistence, guts and courage after falling behind by 20 points early in the second half. More importantly we showed a tremendous caring for and trust in each other. It was an inspiring display of teamwork and unity. Thank you to all who were in attendance. Our fans were (and are) fantastic!

We head to the northwest this week to take on Eastern Washington on Thursday and Portland State on Saturday. Tune in to Stayson Isobe’s audio call of both games via Stretch Internet and/or catch the video feed at www.WatchBigSky.com. You can find both links on our schedule page at www.nauathletics.com.

DEAN’S LIST

More good news from the classroom . . . six players and one manager were named to the NAU Dean’s List. Congratulations to Shay Young, Bradlee Cotton, Taylor Leyva, Catelyn Preston, Rene Coggins, Amanda Frost and Elli Filice. We celebrate and congratulate each, and admire their quest for excellence in all they do!

THE NEWLYWED GAME 

Does anybody remember a TV show back in the day that was hosted by Bob Eubanks called “The Newlywed Game?” It was a game show where newly married couples competed against each other through a series of questions to determine how well the spouses knew or didn’t know each other.

On this weekend’s road trip to the northwest our team will hold it’s own version of The Newlywed Game. Hotel roommates will join forces and compete as a couple to see who knows their travel buddy the best. The Newlywed Game - Lumberjack Edition . . . stay tuned.

FROST BITE

Our lone senior, Amanda Frost (Riverside, CA) shares her thoughts on Monday’s first conference win: “It feels like we finally got over the hump. We never let up and there’s no better feeling then a team win.”

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 spring semester grades are posted = 126

Days until the Big Sky Championship = 60

Hours of community service performed to date = 104

Free throw percent and Big Sky FT rank = 7th place, 69.5%

RAVEN AND ERIKKA'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK


WEAR THE BLUE AND GOLD - SHARE THE PHOTOS

Friends of NAU Women’s Basketball, Kim Bruno and Pam Lowie, show their Lumberjack Spirit from south of the tracks in Flagstaff, Arizona.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TICKET CENTRAL

Next Home Game: Thursday, January 23 vs. Northern Colorado. 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:

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. 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!

Go Jacks!

Sue Darling

Head Women's Basketball Coach

Northern Arizona University

sue.darling@nau.edu