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February 19, 2010

Swimming and Diving to be Recognized with Lumberjack Spirit & Pride Award

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming and diving team will be presented with the first-ever Lumberjack Spirit & Pride Award during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Saturday.  This year, the NAU swimming and diving team is the recipient of the award for attending the most games and events and showing their NAU spirit and pride.

“It is nice to have our team recognized for its involvement and interest in other teams on campus,” said head swimming and diving coach Andy Johns. “They like going to events and have a lot of fun.

“Our girls have friends on other teams and they enjoy athletics. It is something for them to do together and support NAU athletes in a fun way. I like seeing them out there having fun.”

The women will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Eastern Washington which starts at 6:35 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.

The Lumberjack Spirit & Pride Award will be presented on a yearly basis to the NAU team that shows the most support for their fellow student-athletes by attending other NAU athletic events while cheering the Lumberjacks on to victory.

DID YOU KNOW ... Based on AHRRC information, NAU athletics has an economic impact on the Flagstaff economy.  Lumberjack student-athletes add $8.7 million to the Northern Arizona economy and visiting teams contribute $650,000 to the hotel and restaurant economy of Flagstaff.