2014-15 Women's Golf News
June 30, 2015
26 NAU Student-Athletes Named to Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team
OGDEN, Utah – Big Sky Conference office announced their All-Academic Teams for the spring 2015 season with the Northern Arizona for men's and women's outdoor track, men's and women's tennis and women's golf teams having 26 student-athletics honored.
June 12, 2015
Summer 2015 Coaches Caravan Dates Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department will be rolling through the state of Arizona during its annual NAU Coaches Caravan tour and hopes that Lumberjack Nation will come out in full force when it hits your city. The caravan will make its first stop in San Diego on Monday, June 29 before making several stops in the Grand Canyon State.
June 2, 2015
NAU Student-Athletes Give Back in Record Numbers During 2014-15 Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last year, Northern Arizona University student-athletes performed an incredible 4,378 total community service hours setting a new department record. During the 2014-15 academic year, Lumberjack student-athletes outdid themselves resetting the record with over 5,000 hours out in the Flagstaff community and the greater Northern Arizona region in an outstanding department-wide effort to give back.
May 27, 2015
NCAA Releases Latest Academic Progress Rate Results
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes continue to strive for academic excellence culminating in graduation, as the latest annual multi-year data has been released by the NCAA.
May 22, 2015
New Culture Leads to Championship: Golf Season In Review
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a rough fall campaign, Northern Arizona women’s golf made the decision to change their team culture, resulting in a Big Sky Championship - the program’s eighth title.
May 19, 2015
NAU Men Win Second Consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona men have captured their second consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy, the conference office announced Tuesday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and maintained it after a tie for first place capturing their fourth straight outdoor title.
May 9, 2015
NAU Athletics Celebrates 42 Student-Athlete Graduates This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In total, 42 Northern Arizona University student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend during the Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies held on campus yesterday and today. Including the 21 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2014 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 63 graduates for the 2014-15 academic year.
May 9, 2015
Saum Leads the 'Jacks at NCAA Regionals
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Freshman Kaitlyn Saum lead the Northern Arizona women's golf on the final day of the NCAA West Regionals today, posting a two-over round of 73 on the final day and ending the tournament in a tie for 26th-place with a combined score of 226.
May 8, 2015
'Jacks Compete On Second Day of NCAA Regionals
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Northern Arizona women's golf ranks 17th going into the final round of the NCAA West Regional held at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah. They posted a second-day round of 323 to make their combined score 640.
May 7, 2015
Saum Leads 'Jack Golf on First Day of Regionals
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Freshman Kaitlyn Saum led Northern Arizona golf during the first round of the NCAA West Regional today with a four-over round of 75 at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah. She is currently in 16th-place.
May 6, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at NCAA Regional in St. George, Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following their come-from-behind win two weeks ago at the Big Sky Women’s Golf Championships, the Northern Arizona women’s golf team continues their season this Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9, at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah.
April 30, 2015
A Night to Remember: 2015 Louie's Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday night at Prochnow Auditorium, the NAU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the second annual Louie’s Awards, a night for Lumberjack student-athletes, coaches, administration and staff to sit back, relax and remember the 2014-15 academic year.
April 27, 2015
NCAA West Regional Field Revealed
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf learned the field they'll be facing at the NCAA West Regional today at the NCAA Women's Golf Selection Show hosted at the Oakmont at the Continental Country Club. The tournament will be held on May 7-9 at Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah.
April 27, 2015
Head Coach Brad Bedortha Named Big Sky Women's Golf Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona women's golf's Head Coach Brad Bedortha was named the Big Sky Women's Golf Coach of the Year this morning by the conference offices. Bedortha led the Lumberjacks to their eighth title in school history and the third during his tenure.
April 24, 2015
Women's Golf Selection Show Slated for Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NCAA Women's Golf Selection Show will be aired on Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at the Oakmont Restaurant at the Continental Country Club.
April 23, 2015
McKee, Cifuentes Named to Big Sky All-Conference Team
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona women's golf picked up the Big Sky Championship on Tuesday, and two members of the team were named to the All-Big Sky team on Tuesday morning. Senior Brittany McKee was named to the second-team while sophomore transfer Kim Cifuentes was named honorable mention.
April 21, 2015
New Team Culture Lifts 'Jack Golf to Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is on top of the Big Sky today after their come-from-behind win at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz. The Lumberjacks posted a third-round total of 297 to win with a combined score of 901 (+37). At the end of the second round, the ‘Jacks were six strokes back from the leader.
April 20, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at Second Day of Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf lost a bit of ground today at the Big Sky Championships at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz., but they remain in the top half of competition going into the final round tomorrow.
April 19, 2015
'Jack Golf in Third After Day One of Big Sky Championships
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf set themselves apart today as a contender for the Big Sky Women’s Golf Championship when they wrapped up the first round of the tournament in a tie for third place with a team score of 301 (+12).
April 17, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at Big Sky Women's Golf Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf is taking the momentum they've had throughout the spring season into the Big Sky Women's Golf Championships held at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz. from April 19-21.
April 16, 2015
Vang, Stephens, Jabczenski and Buzzard Receive Spring Gold Axe Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The academic honors continued to pile up for NAU Athletics Wednesday night as four graduating student-athletes were among forty-three students who received the university’s prestigious Gold Axe Award. The athletics contingent at the Gold Axe and Distinguished Seniors awards banquet included Diane Buzzard (women’s soccer), Laura Jabczenski (golf), Taylor Stephens (volleyball) and Johanna Vang (women’s tennis) as the quartet was bestowed with the coveted award.
April 15, 2015
Hoover, Vang, Buzzard & Hasquet Honored as Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday, NAU’s brightest student-athletes were honored at the 37th annual Golden Eagle Awards held at the High Country Conference Center. The annual luncheon recognizes Northern Arizona University’s student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 191 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments.
April 15, 2015
'Jack Golf Signs Sofya Anokhina
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona golf signed incoming freshman Sofya Dmitrievna Anokhina today. She'll join the Lumberjacks in the fall and hails from Russia.
April 9, 2015
20 Questions With Golf Senior Laura Jabczenski
Laura Jabczenski graduates later this month with a degree in bio-medical sciences and plans to attend medical school this fall. She is a four-year member of the women's golf team and two-year SAAC President.
April 7, 2015
'Jack Golf Prepares for Big Sky Championships at Cowgirl Classic
MARICOPA, Ariz. - For their final outing before the Big Sky Championships, Northern Arizona women's golf faced-off against Big Sky opponents at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz.
April 6, 2015
Northern Arizona Golf Faces Big Sky Competition in Maricopa
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf is facing off against the Big Sky on Monday and Tuesday at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic hosted by Wyoming in Maricopa, Ariz.
April 6, 2015
'Jack Golf Strong Against Big Sky Competition on First Day of Cowgirl Classic
MARICOPA, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf is facing off against the Big Sky today and tomorrow at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. After two rounds, the Lumberjacks are sitting 13th overall and third among Big Sky competition.
April 2, 2015
NAU Athletics April Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Colin Gustus of the men's tennis team and Kim Cifuentes of the golf team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of April.
April 1, 2015
Susana Mejia Leads at the Bobcat Desert Invitational
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Senior Susana Mejia led Northern Arizona women's golf today at the Bobcat Desert Invitational with a 19th-place finish and three-round score of 235 (+19). The Lumberjacks sent four individuals to the tournament.
March 31, 2015
'Jacks, Northern Arizona Community Come Together for Student-Athlete for a Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Athletics Department, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), held its Student-Athlete for a Day on Tuesday for over 200 children throughout the northern Arizona region. The important Student-Athlete for a Day returned for the first time in three years and was a fun-filled day for both the Lumberjack student-athletes and the local youth.
March 27, 2015
'Jack Golf Individuals Compete at Bobcat Desert Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is taking four individuals to face off against Big Sky competition at the Bobcat Desert Invitational which runs from March 30-31 in Goodyear, Ariz.
March 21, 2015
Northern Arizona Rank 17th in Tough Mountain View Field
TUCSON, Ariz. - Kaitlyn Saum and Brittany McKee led Northern Arizona women's golf today during the first two rounds of the Mountain View Intercollegiate hosted by Missouri and Kansas State in Tucson, Ariz. They are currently tied for 57th with rounds of 150 (+6).
March 21, 2015
'Jack Golf Finishes 17th at Mountain View Intercollegiate
TUCSON, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf finished 17th today at the Mountain View Intercollegiate hosted by Kansas State and Missouri in Tucson, Ariz.
March 20, 2015
'Jack Golf Competes at Mountain View Collegiate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf looks to continue their impressive spring season with the Mountain View Collegiate today and tomorrow in Tucson, Ariz.
March 15, 2015
'Jack Golf Top Day Three to Finish Second at Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - After ranking eighth for the first two day of the Rio Verde Invitational, Northern Arizona women's golf posted a tournament-best 294 (+6) to finish the tournament in second-place today with a three-round total of 900 (+36).
March 14, 2015
'Jack Golf Sits in Eighth Through Second Day of Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf remains in eighth-place through the second day of the Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan in Rio Verde, Ariz. The Lumberjacks combined for a round of 302 - two strokes less than yesterday - and have a two-day total of 606.
March 13, 2015
'Jack Golf Tied for Eighth After First Day of Rio Verde Invitational
RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf sits in eighth place after the first day of the Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan in Rio Verde, Ariz. The Lumberjacks posted a first-round score of 304.
March 11, 2015
Great Expectations: Golf Competes at Rio Verde Following Two Stellar Performances
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is back-in-action on March 13-15 for the Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz.
March 4, 2015
Kim Cifuentes Named Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Sophomore Kim Cifuentes was named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week today for her performance at the Red Rocks Invitational last weekend in Sedona, Ariz.
February 28, 2015
Women's Golf Wins at Red Rocks Invitational
SEDONA, Ariz. - Led by Kim Cifuentes in a tie for third, the Northern Arizona women's golf team picked up a big win at the Red Rocks Invitational today in Sedona, Ariz.
February 27, 2015
Women’s Golf in First After Day One of Red Rocks Invitational
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s golf team began play in its second tournament this week as it hosted the Red Rocks Invitational at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona. Day one of competition saw the Lumberjacks in first place by one stroke.
February 26, 2015
Golf Hosts Red Rocks Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf hosts the Red Rock Invitational this Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz. Originally scheduled for February 28-March 1, the tournament was moved up due to inclement weather.
February 26, 2015
Kaitlyn Saum Named Big Sky Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Freshman Kaitlyn Saum was named the Big Sky Golfer of the Week today by the conference office following her top three performance at the Grand Canyon Invitational earlier this week.
February 25, 2015
Red Rocks Invitational Moved to Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Due to inclement weather, the Red Rocks Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona women's golf has been moved up and will now take place from Friday, February 27 to Saturday, February 28 at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz.
February 25, 2015
Saum Posts Season Best Round at Grand Canyon Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – Freshman Kaitlin Saum posted a final round total of 70 (-2) – Northern Arizona golf’s best round of the season – to finish in a tie for third with 222 (+6) and lead the Lumberjacks to a third-place finish at the Grand Canyon Invitational.
February 24, 2015
Golf Stays in Top Three After Day Two at Grand Canyon Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf kept their place in the top three at the Grand Canyon Invitational today. They posted a score of 311 today, leading to a combined score of 612 (+36) for the tournament.
February 23, 2015
Golf Opens Strong at Grand Canyon Invitational
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's golf opened spring season on a high note and are going into day two of the Grand Canyon Invitational ranked second with a score of 301 (+13).
February 20, 2015
Spring Into Action: Golf Opens Their Spring Season at Grand Canyon University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf opens their spring campaign at the Grand Canyon Women’s Invitational from February 23-25 in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
February 16, 2015
Spring Forward: Strong Returners and Talented Newcomers Look to
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women’s golf looks to take positives from their up-and-down performances during the spring and fall of the 2014 to build a new team culture going into their spring campaign.
February 3, 2015
Golf Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona women’s golf has been picked to finish fifth in the Big Sky Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released today by the conference office.
November 25, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Give Back to the Community in Operation Christmas Child
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona student-athletes are always giving back to the community of Flagstaff and this past weekend, the freshmen class held Operation Christmas Child to start spreading the holiday cheer.
November 17, 2014
'Jack Golf Signs Arizona Stand-Out
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf signed Tucson native Morgan Messick to their 2015-16 team. Head Coach Brad Bedortha praised Messick as being one of the top recruits in program history.
November 10, 2014
On Par: Laura Jabczenski Strikes Balance as an NAU Student-Athlete
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Laura Jabczenski has redefined what it means to be a student-athlete at Northern Arizona University. Jabczenski, a senior on the women’s golf team, has brought back the key component of the word student in that title.
October 29, 2014
NAU Athletics Posts 85 Percent Graduation Success Rate
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department posted a school-best 85 percent Graduation Success Rate, as released by the NCAA national office Tuesday. It was the highest of the three state universities, and tied for the best in the Big Sky Conference.
October 29, 2014
Jacquie LeMarr Named Big Sky Women's Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Junior Jacquie LeMarr was named the Big Sky Women's Golfer of the Week today by the conference office. LeMarr finished second overall at last weekend's Firestone Grill Cal Poly Women's Invitational with her two-round, even-par score of 146.
October 27, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Spread Message During Red Ribbon Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week throughout the community last week, from Oct. 20-24. A total of 134 student-athletes participated in Red Ribbon Week visiting local schools, speaking with Flagstaff’s youth and interacting with them in athletic activities.
October 26, 2014
LeMarr Leads 'Jacks to Top-Two Finish at Cal Poly
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – Junior Jacquie LeMarr shot one under-par today at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational to lead the Northern Arizona women’s golf team to a second-place finish.
October 23, 2014
'Jacks Wrap Up Fall Schedule at Cal Poly
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Northern Arizona women’s golf wraps up their fall schedule this weekend – Oct. 25-26 – at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Women’s Invitational. Saturday’s round tees at 8 a.m. Flagstaff time and Sunday tees at 8:30 a.m. Flagstaff time.
October 12, 2014
'Jacks Continue at Ron Moore Intercollegiate
DENVER, Colo. - Northern Arizona women's golf dropped to ninth-place today after the second round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate hosted by Denver University. The 'Jacks posted a one-round total of 317 and have a combined Friday and Saturday score of 627 (+51).
October 12, 2014
'Jacks Lead Big Sky at Ron Moore Intercollegiate
DENVER, Colo. - Despite cold and windy conditions, Northern Arizona women's golf played their best round of the Ron Moore Invitational to tie for seventh. The 'Jacks came in with a score of 310 for today and a three-round total of 927 (+63).
October 10, 2014
'Jacks in Eighth After First Round of Ron Moore
DENVER, Colo. - Northern Arizona women's golf sits in eighth-place following the first day of competition at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate hosted by Denver University. The 'Jacks had a combined round of 310 (+22) earlier today.
October 8, 2014
Lumberjack Golf Faces Big Sky Competition at Ron Moore Intercollegiate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s golf is coming off a two week break to take on the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate hosted by Denver University. The tournament kicks off on Friday, Oct. 10 and runs through Sunday. Each round tees off at 7:30 a.m. Flagstaff time.
September 28, 2014
Women's Golf Shows Improvement at Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Northern Arizona golf improved on every round at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate this weekend to end in a tie for fifth place with 936 (+72).
September 27, 2014
NAU Golf Wraps Up Day One in Palm Desert
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Northern Arizona golf wrapped up day one of the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in a tie for ninth place with 631 (+55).
September 26, 2014
Golf Travels to Palm Desert for Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona golf heads to the Palm Desert, Calif. this weekend to compete in the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate hosted by Wyoming.
September 16, 2014
Brittany McKee Leads 'Jacks at Oregon State Invitational
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Northern Arizona women’s golf finished the Oregon State Invitational in ninth-place today with 930 (+66).
September 15, 2014
Lumberjack Golf competes at Oregon State
Northern Arizona women’s golf competes at the Oregon State Invitational today and tomorrow in Corvallis, Ore. on the Trysting Tree Golf Club.
September 15, 2014
Golf Wraps Up Day One of Oregon State Invitational
Northern Arizona women’s golf finished the first two rounds of the Oregon State Invitational today at the Trysting Tree Golf Club.
September 9, 2014
Day Two of Hobble Creek Fall Classic Rained Out
The second day of the Hobble Creek Fall Classic has been cancelled due to rain. Northern Arizona finishes in 10th-place with a 36-hole score of 622 (+44).
September 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Wrap Up Day One of Hobble Creek Fall Classic
Northern Arizona golf kicked off their season today with the first two rounds of the Hobble Creek Fall Classic, co-hosted by Utah Valley and BYU.
September 5, 2014
Northern Arizona Golf Opens with Hobble Creek Fall Classic
Northern Arizona women’s golf kicks off its fall schedule early next week with the Hobble Creek Fall Classic co-hosted by Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University on Sept. 8-9 in Springville, Utah.
August 12, 2014
NAU's Jacquie LeMarr Caddies at USGA Girls Junior Championship
Junior Jacquie LeMarr recently caddied for Marijosse Navarro at the USGA Girls Junior Championship from July 21-26. Together, the pair put together an incredible run that finished with a second-place finish at the tournament held at Flagstaff's Forest Highlands Golf Club. She recently wrote a blog for nauathletics.com detailing her experience.
July 17, 2014
'Jack Golf Lines Up Competitive 2014-15 Slate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Lumberjack women's golf team looks ahead to an impressive 2014-15 schedule lined up for them. Looking to strengthen their tournament field experiences, NAU will head to some competitive events where they will face excellent conference and non-conference competition led by head coach Brad Bedortha. Bedortha, who has led NAU to two conference championships, is extremely confident about this year's team and tournament schedule.
July 9, 2014
Golf's Bezdicek Named All-American Scholar by WGCA
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Junior Savana Bezdicek was recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) as an All-American Scholar for the second time in her career. A total of 664 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized with the prestigious honor.