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2013-14 Northern Arizona Swimming & Diving News

  • Burnes, Jackson & Geiger Earn CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards
    July 14, 2014
    Burnes, Jackson & Geiger Earn CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three Northern Arizona swimming & diving student-athletes were named Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Monday. Jordan Burnes, Chelsea Jackson and Alexa Geiger were recognized individually for their academic success, giving NAU a WAC-best three honorees.
  • NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
    July 10, 2014
    NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is proud to announce that its department has achieved 100 percent staff giving for the 2013-14 school year for the first time in school history.
  • 'Jacks Among the Nation's Elite, Posts Seventh Best Spring GPA
    July 10, 2014
    'Jacks Among the Nation's Elite, Posts Seventh Best Spring GPA FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team capped off an outstanding 2013-14 academic year with a stellar spring semester in the classroom. Announced on Thursday, the Lumberjacks were named a Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as they finished with a 3.58 spring team GPA, placing them in a tie for seventh among the country's swimming & diving squads.
  • NAU Swim Coaches Hosting Stroke and Turn Clinic
    July 02, 2014
    NAU Swim Coaches Hosting Stroke and Turn Clinic FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swim coaches invite all high school swimmers to get a head start on their swimming season with the Lumberjack Stroke and Turn Clinic from Aug. 4-8 in the Wall Aquatic Center on the NAU campus.
  • Lumberjack Trio Named to Academic All-WAC Team
    June 30, 2014
    Lumberjack Trio Named to Academic All-WAC Team DENVER, Colo. – Alexa Geiger, Sara Lenhoff and Jori Lindquist each garnered WAC All-Academic honors on Monday to give the Lumberjacks 22 All-Academic performers for the year. In April, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team placed 19 student-athletes on the Winter All-Academic team, which led all WAC winter teams. The trio needed to complete a full academic year at NAU before becoming eligible.
  • Jacobsen, Smith Receive Big Sky's Top Scholar Athlete Award
    June 26, 2014
    Jacobsen, Smith Receive Big Sky's Top Scholar Athlete Award OGDEN, Utah – Max Jacobsen and Stirling Smith were announced as NAU’s 2014 Big Sky Conference Scholar Athlete Award recipients on Thursday for their athletic and academic performance during the 2013-14 school year. Jacobsen and Smith were the top Senior Golden Eagle scholar-athlete honorees at the annual Golden Eagle Awards banquet in April.
  • Swimming & Diving Receives Three NLIs During Spring Period
    June 03, 2014
    Swimming & Diving Receives Three NLIs During Spring Period FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team took another step towards filling the void left by its decorated graduated senior class with the addition of three incoming freshmen who signed their National Letters of Intent during the spring signing period. The Lumberjacks received commitments from a pair of international swimmers and an elite diver from California to further reload their WAC Championship squad heading into the fall.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
    May 16, 2014
    NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been a bright sight to see in the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas. The Lumberjack student-athletes take pride in giving back, and this past school year was no exception.
  • Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
    May 14, 2014
    Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis and swimming & diving were both honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the second straight year women’s tennis has received the honor.
  • Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
    May 09, 2014
    Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-three Northern Arizona student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend as part of the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. When adding in the 15 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 58 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Sign Up for the NAU Dive Camp from June 3-5
    May 06, 2014
    Sign Up for the NAU Dive Camp from June 3-5 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Diving coach Nikki Huffman will host a Dive Camp on June 3-5 in the Wall Aquatic Center and all interested divers are encouraged to attend.
  • Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
    May 01, 2014
    Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the inaugural Louies awards show Wednesday night at the Prochnow Auditorium to celebrate the year that was in NAU Athletics. It was a night of celebration, honoring and recognizing all of the Lumberjack student-athletes for their success in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
  • NAU Breaks Ground for New North Campus Athletics & Rec Center
    May 01, 2014
    NAU Breaks Ground for New North Campus Athletics & Rec Center FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wednesday was a huge day for NAU Athletics as Northern Arizona University held the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new North Campus Athletics & Recreation Center (NC ARC). The facility will be the new home of the NAU swimming & diving and tennis programs and will also enhance the student recreational life experience in addition to further serving the Flagstaff community.
  • Emma Lowther Receives Health Sciences' Highest Honor
    April 25, 2014
    Emma Lowther Receives Health Sciences' Highest Honor FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Emma Lowther was awarded with yet another prestigious honor on Friday as part of the Undergraduate Symposium in the Skydome, receiving the Distinguished Senior Award for the Public Health program and the Department of Health Sciences. Lowther was a recipient of the University's Gold Axe Award last week.
  • Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
    April 24, 2014
    Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 year was filled with highlights and memories. Now you – the fans, family and all Lumberjack faithful – have the chance to vote for what you believe is the NAU Moment of the Year.
  • Lowther, Derflinger, Smith & Herrero Receive Gold Axe Award
    April 16, 2014
    Lowther, Derflinger, Smith & Herrero Receive Gold Axe Award FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four Northern Arizona University student-athletes were recognized among their graduating peers Tuesday night with the prestigious Gold Axe Award. Andrea Derflinger, Emma Lowther and Stirling Smith of the swimming & diving team and Jim Herrero of the football team received the Gold Axe Award for the 2014 spring semester for their achievements on and off the field and their service to the university as well as the community.
  • Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    April 15, 2014
    Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  • 'Jacks Lead WAC With 19 Winter All-Academic Awards
    April 09, 2014
    'Jacks Lead WAC With 19 Winter All-Academic Awards DENVER, Colo. – The Western Athletic Conference honored 19 swimming & diving student-athletes on Wednesday for their outstanding work in the classroom with the 2014 Winter All-Academic awards. The Lumberjacks led all WAC swimming & diving institutions – eight women teams and seven men teams – with their 19 honorees as no other program had more than 16.
  • 2013-14 NAU Swim & Dive Recap - Nothing Short of a Title
    April 08, 2014
    2013-14 NAU Swim & Dive Recap - Nothing Short of a Title FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A season that culminates in a championship will always be remembered as a successful one. But when a team is thrown as many obstacles as the Northern Arizona swimming & diving squad dealt with on their way to the first Western Athletic Conference championship in program history, the 2013-14 season is even sweeter.
  • Lumberjacks Earn Top-25 National Ranking to Finish Season
    April 03, 2014
    Lumberjacks Earn Top-25 National Ranking to Finish Season FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning their first Western Athletic Conference championship in program history, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team finished the 2013-14 season ranked No. 25 in the final CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Poll. The Lumberjacks earned a total of 939.56 points to earn their national ranking.
  • Swim & Dive Named CSCAA Scholar-All-American Team
    April 01, 2014
    Swim & Dive Named CSCAA Scholar-All-American Team FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team was once again recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their outstanding work in the classroom as they were named a CSCAA Scholar All-American Team for the 2013 fall semester. The Lumberjacks posted a team GPA of 3.36 for the semester.
  • Jackson Advances to Zone 3-Meter Finals, Finishes 15th
    March 14, 2014
    Jackson Advances to Zone 3-Meter Finals, Finishes 15th COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore Chelsea Jackson earned her second NCAA Zone finals qualifier in as many years on Friday, finishing 15th overall on the 3-meter springboard on Day 2 of the NCAA Zone E Meet. Jackson improved a total of 27 spots from her 42nd-place finish on 3-meter a year ago.
  • Geiger Shines for NAU on First Day of NCAA Zone Meet
    March 13, 2014
    Geiger Shines for NAU on First Day of NCAA Zone Meet COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Freshman Alexa Geiger made quite the splash in her first NCAA Zone appearance on Thursday, finishing 22nd overall out of 61 divers in 1-meter competition. Geiger finished four spots out of the top-18 qualifying spots for the finals and led three Northern Arizona divers on the first day of the NCAA Zone E meet at Air Force's Cadet Natatorium.
  • Jackson, Smithberg, Geiger to Compete at NCAA Zone Meet
    March 12, 2014
    Jackson, Smithberg, Geiger to Compete at NCAA Zone Meet FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two weeks after helping the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team win their first WAC Championship in program history, three of the team's five divers will compete at the NCAA Zone E Diving meet this Thursday through Saturday. Senior Gwen Smithberg, sophomore Chelsea Jackson and freshman Alexa Geiger travel to the Air Force Academy's Cadet Natatorium with hopes of qualifying for next week's NCAA Championships.
  • NAU Athletics March Student-Athlete Spotlight
    March 11, 2014
    NAU Athletics March Student-Athlete Spotlight FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Becky Russell of the swimming & diving team and Gus Margiotta of the track & field team are featured in Lumberjack Academics’ monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of March.
  • 'Jacks Pull Away for First Ever WAC Title, Johns Named WAC COY
    March 01, 2014
    'Jacks Pull Away for First Ever WAC Title, Johns Named WAC COY SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Riding a pair of top-three sweeps in the 1650 freestyle and 200 breaststroke as well as all four divers scoring points among a host of other highlights, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team captured their first ever Western Athletic Conference championship in program history on Saturday running away with the title. Postmeet, Head Coach Andy Johns was named the WAC's Coach of the Year for the second time in his NAU tenure.
  • 'Jacks Place 10 in Top-8, Head into Final Day Atop at WAC
    February 28, 2014
    'Jacks Place 10 in Top-8, Head into Final Day Atop at WAC SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Headlined by silver medal finishes by sophomore Kendall Brown in the 400 IM and senior Jordan Burnes in the 100 breaststroke, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team had their best day in San Antonio so far this week on Friday, placing 10 swimmers in the top-eight of the five individual events. Behind their superb showing on day three, the Lumberjacks will head into the final day of competition with a 476-457 lead over Idaho at the WAC Swimming & Diving Championships.
  • NAU Maintains First Halfway Through WAC Championships
    February 27, 2014
    NAU Maintains First Halfway Through WAC Championships SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team maintained their spot atop the leaderboard, albeit by a small margin, at the WAC Swimming & Diving Championships following a successful night session to cap off the second day of competition. With 273 points, the Lumberjacks are six points ahead of Idaho halfway through the four-day meet and placed six athletes in the top-five of Thursday’s individual events.
  • NAU Wraps Up Day One of WAC Championships Tied for First
    February 26, 2014
    NAU Wraps Up Day One of WAC Championships Tied for First SAN ANTONIO, Texas – All four NAU divers scored in the first of three diving events this week and the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team capped off a solid first day at the WAC Championships with a thrilling third-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The Lumberjacks finished Thursday’s competition at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center squared up atop the scoreboard with Idaho with 106 points.
  • 'Jacks on Quest to Win First WAC Title in San Antonio
    February 25, 2014
    'Jacks on Quest to Win First WAC Title in San Antonio FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team has finished runner-up at the Western Athletic Conference Championships four of the last six years. With a decorated senior class hungry to cap off their careers with a title and a talented group of youngsters to pair, the Lumberjacks are poised to capture that elusive WAC title this week at the conference championship. The wide open four-day chase begins on Wednesday and runs through Saturday at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Brown, Geiger Sweep WAC Swim & Dive Weekly Awards
    February 11, 2014
    Brown, Geiger Sweep WAC Swim & Dive Weekly Awards DENVER, Colo. – Following a Senior Day win over conference rival and in-state foe Grand Canyon on Saturday, two of the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team's underclassmen are the class of the Western Athletic Conference this week. Sophomore Kendall Brown and freshman Alexa Geiger were rewarded with the WAC Women's Swimmer of the Week and Diver of the Week honors respectively on Tuesday after helping the Lumberjacks to a 168-125 victory over the Antelopes. It marks the second time this season that the Lumberjacks have swept the weekly conference awards.
  • 'Jacks Pull Away from 'Lopes for 168-125 Win on Senior Day
    February 08, 2014
    'Jacks Pull Away from 'Lopes for 168-125 Win on Senior Day FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tied 92-92 through 10 events, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team won three consecutive events, highlighted by a sweep of the top-three spots in the 200 breaststroke, to pull away late. The Lumberjacks wrapped up their regular season with a 168-125 win over Grand Canyon on Senior Day, sending their nine seniors out with a victory in their final home dual meet of their careers, a meet in which nine new pool records were set.
  • NAU to Send Off Nine Seniors on Saturday Versus GCU
    February 06, 2014
    NAU to Send Off Nine Seniors on Saturday Versus GCU FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will host in-state and WAC rival Grand Canyon on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wall Aquatic Center. The meet is the Lumberjacks' first in their home facility since Nov. 2 and will be the team's final competition before the WAC Championship at the end of the month. Admission is free for all fans.
  • Jackson Places 11th on 3-meter to Conclude Air Force Diving
    February 01, 2014
    Jackson Places 11th on 3-meter to Conclude Air Force Diving COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After an all-around impressive day on Friday, the Northern Arizona divers concluded the two-day Air Force Diving Invitational on Saturday with the 3-meter competition at the Cadet Natatorium. Sophomore Chelsea Jackson advanced to the finals and finished 11th overall with a score of 272.80 to lead four Lumberjack divers.
  • NAU Divers Shine on First Day at Air Force Invite
    January 31, 2014
    NAU Divers Shine on First Day at Air Force Invite COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore Chelsea Jackson and senior Gwen Smithberg shined on the first day of the Air Force Diving Invitational as the Northern Arizona divers had an all-around impressive showing on Friday. Jackson and Smithberg both clinched third-place finishes on 1-meter and platform respectively against divers from 16 universities.
  • Lumberjacks Dive into Air Force Diving Invitational
    January 29, 2014
    Lumberjacks Dive into Air Force Diving Invitational FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In their final big showcase before the WAC Championships next month, the Northern Arizona divers will compete in the Air Force Diving Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the Air Force Academy's Cadet Natatorium. The Lumberjacks will be one of 16 participating schools, including three other Western Athletic Conference opponents in Idaho, New Mexico State and Northern Colorado.
  • NAU Swimmers Post Solid Day in Phoenix Against WAC Foes
    January 25, 2014
    NAU Swimmers Post Solid Day in Phoenix Against WAC Foes PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming team got a glance of in-state and Western Athletic Conference rival Grand Canyon Saturday morning in Phoenix in an exhibition meet that also featured New Mexico State. The three conference foes will all meet in San Antonio at the end of February for the WAC Championships and the Lumberjacks will host Grand Canyon on Feb. 8 in their final dual meet of the season. Saturday’s exhibition meet was a fine opportunity for the Lumberjacks to size up themselves versus both New Mexico State and Grand Canyon with a month prior to the championships.
  • Swimming Takes to the Pool in Phoenix on Saturday
    January 23, 2014
    Swimming Takes to the Pool in Phoenix on Saturday FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the WAC Championships are just over a month away, the Northern Arizona swimming team will have the opportunity to size up two of their conference foes, Grand Canyon and New Mexico State, this Saturday in an exhibition style meet. The meet will start at 1 p.m. at Phoenix Swim Club's Dottie Boreyko/Brophy Sports Campus in Phoenix.
  • NAU Athletics Hosts 2nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
    January 22, 2014
    NAU Athletics Hosts 2nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will once again celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day for the second consecutive year with a celebration that will stretch over two weekends in February. The celebration will begin on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a Youth Sports Symposium in conjunction with the NAU men’s basketball game against Southern Utah that night and will continue the following weekend with a meet and greet and halftime recognition at the NAU women’s basketball game against Eastern Washington. The clinic on Feb. 8 is open to all youth, both boys and girls, in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.
  • Swim & Dive Falls Short to Arizona, Oregon State
    January 03, 2014
    Swim & Dive Falls Short to Arizona, Oregon State TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team came up short in their double dual to Arizona and Oregon State Friday afternoon at UA's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, but it was not without a number of strong performances by several of their athletes. Senior Rachel Palmer claimed two individual wins versus Oregon State and sophomore Chelsea Jackson placed first overall on 1-meter as NAU fell 188-107 to Arizona and 157-137 to Oregon State.
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