2013-14 Northern Arizona Swimming & Diving News
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.
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.
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.
July 2, 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.
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.
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.
June 3, 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.
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.
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.
May 9, 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.
May 6, 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.
May 1, 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.
May 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 9, 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.
April 8, 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.
April 3, 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.
April 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 8, 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.
February 6, 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.
February 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 3, 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.
January 1, 2014
NAU Starts 2014 in Tucson in Pac-12 Televised Double Dual
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the ninth consecutive year, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will pair their trip south to Tucson into an opportunity to compete against two premier Pac-12 squads. The Lumberjacks will compete in a televised double dual with Arizona and Oregon State on Friday at UA's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meet will be televised on the Pac-12 network on a tape delay broadcast.
December 17, 2013
2013-14 NAU Swimming & Diving Midseason Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With their chase towards their first ever WAC Championship at the midway point, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team enters the turn of the calendar with a 4-1 dual record and impressive showings against the some of the best competition the West has to offer in what has been a very successful start to the 2013-14 season.
December 10, 2013
Gwen Smithberg Tabbed WAC Diver of the Week
DENVER, Colo. – Senior Gwen Smithberg was named the Western Athletic Conference's Diver of the Week on Tuesday after helping the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team to a victory at fellow WAC foe New Mexico State last Saturday. The weekly award is the fourth this season for the Lumberjacks from the conference office and the first of Smithberg's career.
December 7, 2013
Seniors Lead Swimming & Diving to Win at New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team were led by two of their best on Saturday as seniors Emma Lowther and Rachel Palmer each won two individual events in the Lumberjacks' 171-129 victory over New Mexico State. The win boosted their record to 4-1 in dual meets this season and snapped a two-meet losing streak to the Aggies in Las Cruces.
December 5, 2013
Swimming & Diving Faces NMSU in Final Dual Meet of 2013
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will compete in one final dual meet before the calendar turns to 2014, this Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. where they will see a familiar foe in New Mexico State. The meet will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the NM State Natatorium.
November 26, 2013
Lowther, Palmer & Wakefield Give Back at Boys & Girls Club
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the spirit of Thanksgiving, three members of the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team recently worked with a group of kids at Flagstaff's Boys & Girls Club to promote living a healthy lifestyle. For seniors Emma Lowther, Rachel Palmer and Jane Wakefield, what started out as a class project turned out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.
November 24, 2013
Smithberg Places Fourth to Lead Divers to Close UA Invite
TUCSON, Ariz. – Senior Gwen Smithberg garnered a fourth-place finish on platform on the final day of the Wildcat Diving Invitational to lead the Lumberjack divers in Tucson. Sophomore Chelsea Jackson joined Smithberg in the top-10 as the Lumberjacks wrapped up a successful showing at the three-day UA-hosted meet.
November 23, 2013
Jackson Finishes 10th on 1-meter, Swimming Concludes UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. & TUCSON, Ariz. – Saturday was a challenging day for both the Northern Arizona swimmers and divers, but the Lumberjacks pulled through to post solid results in their respective meets. The swimmers wrapped up the UNLV Fall Invitational with 155 team points in spite of some difficult outside factors while the divers overcame inclement weather yet again on the second day of the Wildcat Diving Invitational.
November 22, 2013
Three Swimmers, Diving's Jackson Earn Top-Eight Finishes
LAS VEGAS, Nev. & TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team posted strong efforts in their respective meets on Friday. The Lumberjack swimmers recorded three top-eight finishes to wrap up the second day of the UNLV Fall Invitational while sophomore Chelsea Jackson notched a seventh-place finish on 3-meter to open up the Wildcat Diving Invitational.
November 21, 2013
NAU Swimmers Complete Strong First Day at UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In the pool with some of the best competition in the country, the Northern Arizona swimmers had an outstanding first day at the UNLV Fall Invitational, totaling 52 points as a team – just three less than Pac-12 member Oregon State and ahead of Colorado State and BYU.
November 19, 2013
Swimming & Diving Faces Tough Tests in Las Vegas, Tucson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a 3-1 dual record to begin the season and a week off from competition, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team faces their stiffest competition this week in separate invitationals. The swimmers will head to Las Vegas, Nev. for the UNLV Fall Invite that will run from Thursday through Saturday while the team's divers will make the trip south to Tucson to compete at the Arizona Diving Invite from Friday through Sunday.
November 18, 2013
Swimming & Diving Inks Five Incoming Freshmen for 2014-15
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head coach Andy Johns is proud to announce the signing of five incoming freshmen who will join the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team in 2014-15. Samm Crocker (Des Peres, Mo.), Claire Hammond (Roseville, Calif.), Melanie Harris (Henderson, Nev.) and Allison and Audrey Mann (Phoenix, Ariz.) will help fill the void of a decorated senior class that will wrap up their careers this season.
November 12, 2013
Lowther, Jackson Sweep WAC Swimming & Diving Honors
DENVER, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team swept the weekly awards as senior Emma Lowther was named the WAC Women's Swimmer of the Week and sophomore Chelsea Jackson claimed the conference's Diver of the Week distinction after the duo's superb performances last weekend. The award is Lowther's first of the season and second of her career while Jackson receives her second WAC weekly honor this season.
November 9, 2013
Swimming & Diving Edged Out By Colorado State, 152-148
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – In a closely contested, see-saw dual meet, Colorado State ultimately ended the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team's undefeated start to the 2013-14 season Saturday morning, 152-148, after edging out the Lumberjacks in the day's final relay event. NAU fought its way back after a trailing through the first five events, but narrowly fell to 3-1 this season.
November 8, 2013
NAU's Team Effort Key in Victory at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team received contributions from a variety of athletes as it won 12 of the 16 events in defeating Northern Colorado, 178-117. The Lumberjacks improved to 3-0 for the sixth time in program history and for the third consecutive season after triumphing in their first road dual meet of the season.
November 6, 2013
Swimming & Diving Heads to Northern Colorado, Colorado State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team hits the road for the first time this season as it travels to the Centennial State to face Northern Colorado and Colorado State Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. respectively. It will not mark the first road trip of the season for the Lumberjacks, but also the first time they will compete on consecutive days, which is something they will need to get acclimated to.
November 2, 2013
Swimming & Diving Races By Idaho, 175-125
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team picked up a resounding victory over a quality Western Athletic Conference opponent on Saturday to improve to 2-0 this season. The Lumberjacks took the lead in the second event of the day and never trailed the rest of the day in defeating Idaho, 175-125, at the Wall Aquatic Center in their final home meet until Feb. 8.
October 31, 2013
Swimming & Diving Hosts WAC Foe Idaho on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a season-opening victory over New Mexico, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team returns to the pool this Saturday when it hosts Idaho at the Wall Aquatic Center at 11 a.m. The Lumberjacks will look to avenge their loss – their first in seven all-time meetings – to the Vandals last season in Moscow, Idaho in addition to moving to 2-0 this season.
October 29, 2013
Chelsea Jackson Named WAC Diver of the Week
DENVER, Colo. – After a Wall Aquatic Center record-breaking performance in her first meet of the season, sophomore Chelsea Jackson was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Diver of the Week on Tuesday. The award is the first of Jackson's career.
October 26, 2013
Brown's Three Wins Leads NAU Past New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team started its season in style Saturday morning, picking up 10 individual wins in powering its way to a 166.5-131.5 victory over New Mexico in the first regular season dual meet for both teams. Sophomore Kendall Brown's dominating win in the 800 free – her first of three individual victories – helped pave the way for the Lumberjacks after they found themselves in an early hole after the first event of the day.
October 24, 2013
Swimming & Diving Hosts UNM Saturday in Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team is set to embark on its 2013-14 season with its first official dual meet on Saturday when it hosts New Mexico at 11 a.m. at the Wall Aquatic Center. The meet will be the first of three home regular season dual meets for the Lumberjacks this season and all home meets are free for all fans to attend.
October 21, 2013
Swimming & Diving Season Outlook: Individual Medley & Diving
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The series of event breakdowns for the 2013-14 Northern Arizona swimming & diving team concludes today with previews of the individual medley and the team's divers.
October 18, 2013
Swimming & Diving Season Outlook: Breaststroke & Butterfly
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The series of event breakdowns for the 2013-14 Northern Arizona swimming & diving team continues today with previews of the breaststroke and butterfly.
October 17, 2013
Swimming & Diving Season Outlook: Freestyle & Backstroke
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Seven points. That was the slim margin between San Jose State, the 2013 Western Athletic Conference champions, and Northern Arizona, the WAC runner-ups. Seven points was all that stood in the way of the Lumberjack swimming & diving team from claiming its first-ever WAC title and first conference championship since the 1997-98 season when it won the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference.
October 11, 2013
Palmer, Jackson Lead Blue to 58-46 Win in Blue-Gold Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming & diving team saw four of its athletes win two events in the Blue vs. Gold meet on Friday, a meet that the Blue team claimed victory to by a score of 58-46. Seniors Emma Lowther and Rachel Palmer as well as sophomores Kendall Brown and Chelsea Jackson were each multiple event-winners as the quartet combined to win eight of the 10 individual events in the team's final intrasquad meet before the start of its 2013-14 season.
October 9, 2013
Swimming & Diving Prepares for Friday's Blue vs. Gold Meet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With its first dual meet rapidly approaching, the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team will conduct its final tune-up on Friday with its annual Blue vs. Gold meet at 2 p.m. at the Wall Aquatic Center. The Lumberjack swimmers will return to the pool after making their season debut in the team's Pentathlon two weeks ago while the Lumberjack divers will compete for the first time this fall.
September 27, 2013
Lowther Breaks Own Meet Record, Wins Pentathlon Title
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Emma Lowther broke her own meet record in the 100 free, the final event of the day, with a time of 59.01 to clinch the NAU Pentathlon title Friday afternoon in the Wall Aquatic Center. Lowther’s win in the 100 free capped off a successful season debut for the senior from Cockle Bay, New Zealand that included runner-up finishes in the 200 IM and 100 fly.
September 24, 2013
Swimming to Hold 18th Annual Pentathlon on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 Northern Arizona swimming & diving season begins this Friday with the team's 18th annual Pentathlon in the Wall Aquatic Center. The Pentathlon, scheduled for 2 p.m., is free for all fans to attend. Twenty-five of the 26 swimmers on the 2012-13 roster will compete in the swimming-only meet with the team's five divers set to make their debut in the team's Blue-Gold meet on Oct. 11.