TWO IN A ROW
Solid defense, potent offense, and most importantly teamwork and effort over the weekend allowed us to snag our first conference home sweep of the season. We beat Portland State on Thursday, 84-61, in front of a boisterous and energetic crowd of local schoolchildren on Field Trip Day. We followed that win up with a terrific team effort on Saturday beating Eastern Washington, 86-78. Our record improves to 8-15 overall, 5-9 in the Big Sky. We are currently in ninth place in the Big Sky with six games remaining. The top seven teams in the league advance to the Big Sky Tournament.
We are on the road for two big games this week. On Thursday, February 20th at 6:00p.m. we take on North Dakota, and on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00p.m. we will be at Northern Colorado. You are not going to want to miss Stayson Isobe’s audio call of both games at www.nauathletics.com and/or catch the video feedat www.WatchBigSky.com.
A BIG THANK YOU
Our 1st Annual Field Trip Day last Thursday was a huge success. 750 schoolchildren from around the Flagstaff area were on campus for a day of fun, education, and to attend our mid-day game against Portland State. The kids provided a huge energy boost to our team and were also a great source of entertainment to our TV audience and Skydome faithful.
A BIG THANK YOU to the area schools who participated and especially to Kelli Coffman, Haley Jurich, Megan Greene, Anna Gott, and the NAU staff and student-athletes who worked tirelessly to make it a memorable event.
Our last home stand of the season is next Thursday, February 27th and Saturday, March 1st as we play host to Idaho State and Weber State respectively. Both games are at 6:30 p.m. in the Skydome.
Before Saturday’s game versus Weber State we will hold a special ceremony to celebrate the career of our lone senior, Amanda Frost. After Saturday’s game we will have a special reception to celebrate our season to date. Obviously, there is a lot more basketball to be played this year but we wanted to pause and take a moment to thank our families, friends, fans, and all who helped make this season so special.
You are cordially invited to the post-game reception after our 6:30p.m. game versus Weber State on Saturday, March 1st, floor level in the Skydome. Please RSVP for the post-game reception to Reiko Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you can join us!
Our lone senior, Amanda Frost (Riverside, CA) shares her thoughts on our 1st Annual Field Trip Day last Thursday: "I liked it because they screamed at everything and they gave us energy. They were full of energy and that gave us momentum on the floor."
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 = 91
Days until the Big Sky Championship = 24
Hours of community service performed to date = 182
Free throw percent and Big Sky FT rank = 5th place, 73.1%
RAVEN AND ERIKKA'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK
WEAR THE BLUE AND GOLD - SHARE THE PHOTOS
Friends of NAU Women’s Basketball, Janika Henry and company, show their Lumberjack Spirit from a favorite breakfast spot in Flagstaff, Arizona.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TICKET CENTRAL
Next Home Game: Thursday, February 27 vs. Idaho State 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).
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4. Make it a great week to be a Lumberjack!
Head Women's Basketball Coach
Northern Arizona University