We topped off our week with a big victory at Portland State Saturday after a loss Thursday at Eastern Washington. Coupled with last Monday’s win at home over Southern Utah, we ended the week with a 2-1 record picking up our first two Big Sky victories in the process.
We are back in the Skydome this week with two important home games. We take on the Bears of Northern Colorado Thursday night and the University of North Dakota on Saturday night. Both games are at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised by NAU-TV and broadcast live by Fox Sports Arizona.
LUMBERJACK ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION APPRECIATION DAY
Calling all LAA members! To show our appreciation, all LAA members will receive a complimentary ticket to our game Thursday night as well as one complimentary ticket for every person in their immediate family. Two additional tickets for guests will be available as well. In addition to complimentary tickets, a hot meal will be served one hour prior to tip-off.
To redeem your complimentary tickets, please RSVP to Ryan Weigand at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
In addition to two games in the Northwest, the past week included:
Our 1st Annual Team Newlywed Game - A team bonding activity disguised as a game show. Our team held our own version of The Newlywed Game where hotel roommates joined forces and competed as a couple to see who knew their travel buddy the best. Congratulations to the winning couple, Taylor Leyva and Bisera Peshkova. See the attached video to witness all the fun!
MLK Parade and Celebration - On Monday, our team was part of the NAU Athletic Department contingent that participated in NAU’s 27th Annual MLK Day March and Celebration. We marched across campus and then joined in a celebration that included inspirational speeches, songs and poetry.
NAU SAAC Baller’s Ball - The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a group of NAU student-athletes who meet bi-monthly to discuss student-athlete issues, plan community service projects and give voice from a student-athlete perspective to our athletic department. Monday night our team dressed to the nines and attended SAAC’s 1st Annual Baller’s Ball, a formal dance for all of NAU’s student-athletes.
OUR WEEK IN PHOTOS
Our lone senior, Amanda Frost (Riverside, CA) shares her thoughts on the 1st Annual Baller’s Ball: “It was nice to see everyone out of their uniforms and all pretty. We all had such a fun time together as a team and athletic department.”
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 = 119
Days until the Big Sky Championship = 53
Hours of community service performed to date = 143
Free throw percent and Big Sky FT rank = 6th place, 71.5%
RAVEN AND ERIKKA'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
WEAR THE BLUE AND GOLD - SHARE THE PHOTOS
Friends of NAU Women’s Basketball, Joan, Mick and Ozzy Lowie (Cortland, New York) show their Lumberjack Spirit.
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:
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