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July 13, 2014
NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
OGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona Athletics has captured the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels. NAU finished first in overall in athletic points for the second consecutive year, in addition to claiming the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies in May.

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.

June 25, 2014
NAU Places 41 Student-Athletes on Big Sky Spring All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis and golf teams placed a total of 41 student-athletes on the spring 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office on Wednesday.

May 19, 2014
NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona has captured both the men’s and women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophies, the conference office announced Monday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and a sweep by the men’s and women’s teams this past weekend secured NAU the win on both sides. The sweep is the first true sweep by any school since 2000-01.

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 7, 2014
2014 Women’s Tennis Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued to improve throughout each match this season and the Lumberjacks proved to be one of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference. The Lumberjacks ended the 2014 season with a 9-15 overall record and an impressive 8-2 record in the conference.

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.

May 1, 2014
Vang Named First Team & Rochin to Honorable Mention
OGDEN, Utah – Head coach Kim Bruno, of the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team, had to replace a lot of key players from the 2013 squad. She looked to some key returners to lead the 2014 squad, while also looking incoming players to step up. Bruno got both this season as top returner Johanna Vang was named to the First Team All-Big Sky and freshman Hailey Rochin earned Honorable Mention.

April 26, 2014
Women’s Tennis Falls in Big Sky Championships to Sac State
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team season came to an end today as the Lumberjacks fell to the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, 4-0 in the semifinals. NAU finishes with a 9-16 overall record and an 8-2 conference record.

April 25, 2014
Women’s Tennis Faces Defending Champs in Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After receiving a bye in the quarterfinals, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis will begin their quest towards a Big Sky Championships in the semifinals against the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State. The Lumberjacks had a historic 6-1 win over the Hornets this season in Flagstaff, ending the 13-year drought.

April 19, 2014
Women’s Tennis Ends Regular Season with 4-3 Win over SUU
CEDAR CITY, Utah – It was a tough match to end the regular season but the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team found a way to end the regular season with a 4-3 win on the road over Southern Utah. With the victory, NAU improves to 9-14 this season and 8-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

April 18, 2014
Women’s Tennis to face SUU Before Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After clinching a historic win last weekend over the defending Big Sky Champions, Sacramento State, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head to Cedar City for their final regular season match against Southern Utah.

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 13, 2014
NAU Snaps 13-Year Drought with 6-1 Win over Sac State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For 13 years, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team has had some painful losses at the hand of Sacramento State. Well for the first time since 2001, the Lumberjacks were able to defeat the Hornets 6-1 and head coach Kim Bruno picks up her first win ever against Sacramento State.

April 11, 2014
Tatum Rochin: Definition of a Student-Athlete
Being a college student-athlete allows you to contribute not only on the court, but in the community and that is what Northern Arizona women’s tennis senior Tatum Rochin has done at NAU and in Flagstaff.

April 10, 2014
Rochin's Last Home Match for Women’s Tennis This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After clinching a spot in this year’s Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will now look to improve their seeding this weekend against top-seeded Sacramento State. This will be the final home match for the Lumberjacks and the team will honor lone senior Tatum Rochin who will be playing in her final home match.

April 8, 2014
Hailey Rochin Earns Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team went 2-1 on the road this past weekend with two wins against conference opponents, Weber State and Idaho State. Hailey Rochin was a key contributor as she went unbeaten in singles play this weekend and helped NAU clinch a spot in this year’s Big Sky Championships and as a result, Rochin has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

April 6, 2014
Despite Loss at Utah State, Lumberjacks Clinch A Spot in Big Sky Championship
LOGAN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team closed out its three-match road trip traveling back to the state of Utah to face Utah State and the Aggies ended the Lumberjack’s two-match winning streak as NAU suffered a 4-1 loss.

April 6, 2014
Two in a Row For NAU After 4-0 Victory Over ISU
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued its road trip as they traveled to Pocatello to face Idaho State. The Lumberjacks were able to carry the momentum from yesterday’s match with Weber State into today’s match and the Lumberjacks walked away with the 5-0 victory over the Bengals to improve to 6-2 in the Big Sky.

April 5, 2014
Women’s Tennis Picks up 4-1 Victory Over Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – After a weather delay in Ogden, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced off against Weber State and the Lumberjacks picked up four wins in singles play as NAU was able to come away with the 4-1 victory over the Wildcats.

April 4, 2014
Women’s Tennis Hits the Road for Three Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After playing their last five matches in Arizona, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out on the road for two Big Sky matches against Weber State and Idaho State. The Lumberjacks will also face their last non-conference opponent in Utah State to close out the road trip.

March 30, 2014
Women’s Tennis Drops 7-0 Match to Idaho
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team welcomed future Big Sky Conference opponent Idaho to Sedona for one of the Lumberjack’s final non-conference matchups and the Vandals dismantled the Lumberjacks as Idaho cruised to the 7-0 shutout.

March 28, 2014
Women’s Tennis to Host Future Big Sky Opponent Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will take a break from conference play this week as they face future Big Sky opponent Idaho. The Lumberjacks will play at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona where the women are undefeated this season.

March 24, 2014
Lumberjacks Fall to Ducks 4-1 in Tempe
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team traveled to Tempe for its last match this season at the Whiteman Tennis Center as they faced Oregon. The Ducks were able to come away with the doubles point and the Lumberjacks fell to Oregon 4-1.

March 23, 2014
Lumberjacks Drop Close Match to Griz 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team battled against the University of Montana in Flagstaff and the Griz were able to come away with a tough 4-3 victory to snap the Lumberjacks three-match winning streak.

March 19, 2014
Three in a Row for NAU After 5-2 Win Over UNC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team continued its winning ways in the Big Sky as they defeated Northern Colorado 5-2 for the Lumberjacks third straight win.

March 18, 2014
Lumberjacks Gear Up for Two Big Sky Matches in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After winning their last two Big Sky matches, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will take its two-match winning streak and face Big Sky opponents Northern Colorado and Montana at Continental Country Club.

March 15, 2014
Lumberjacks Take Down North Dakota 6-1
SEDONA, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team played its first match in Sedona this season against Big Sky opponent North Dakota who went into the match on a two-match winning streak in the Big Sky but the Lumberjacks put a stop to that as Northern Arizona was able to come away with the 6-1 win over North Dakota.

March 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis Hosts North Dakota in Sedona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After snapping its seven-match losing streak last weekend in Washington, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will look to carry that momentum into Saturday’s crucial Big Sky matchup against North Dakota in Sedona.

March 11, 2014
Women’s Tennis Vang Claims Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –After going 6-0 last weekend and ending the Northern Arizona women’s tennis losing skid, the Lumberjacks Johanna Vang has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week.

March 8, 2014
Lumberjacks Snap Losing Skid with 5-1 Win Against EWU
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team was able to win its second straight doubles point in two matches and the Lumberjacks were able to defeat Eastern Washington 5-2 to snap its seven-match losing skid.

March 7, 2014
Vang Goes Unbeaten in 5-2 Loss to Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team played its second match this week traveling to the Pacific Northwest to face Gonzaga University who earned its first ever ITA ranking. The Bulldogs went into the match ranked as the 72nd best team in the nation and all throughout the match, the Lumberjacks competed against Gonzaga but the Bulldogs pulled out the 5-2 win over the Lumberjacks.

March 4, 2014
Lumberjacks Struggle Against Western Michigan 6-1
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team struggles continued when they traveled down to Tempe to face Western Michigan and were a handed a 6-1 loss by the Broncos. This is the first of three matches this week Northern Arizona will play on the road.

March 3, 2014
Lumberjacks Set For Three Matches Beginning in Tempe
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will look to rebound after taking the weekend off from play and begin a three-match week beginning in Phoenix against Western Michigan. The Lumberjacks will then head out on the road for a match against Gonzaga on Mar. 7 and then the Lumberjacks will close out the trip facing Big Sky opponent Eastern Washington.

February 23, 2014
Portland State Hands NAU First Big Sky Loss This Season
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest was unfriendly to the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team as the Lumberjacks suffered its first Big Sky loss of the season against Portland State, 6-1.

February 21, 2014
Lumberjacks Drop Close Match to Nevada 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis squad hosted its first home match of the season against the University of Nevada. The Lumberjacks fought back to even the match at 2-2 but eventually fell to the Wolf Pack by a score of 4-3.

February 19, 2014
Women’s Tennis Set for Two Matches Beginning in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will begin a two-match weekend in Flagstaff for the first time this season as they face the University of Nevada on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Continental Country Club. After Friday’s match, the Lumberjacks will head back on the road to face Big Sky opponent Portland State.

February 16, 2014
Lumberjacks End Road Trip with 5-2 Loss to New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team three-match weekend came to an end on Sunday with a loss at the hands of New Mexico State by a score of 5-2. The Lumberjacks were able to pick up a doubles point against the Aggies but just one singles win from Emelia Box.

February 15, 2014
NAU Drops Nail Biter to Lamar
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team faced Lamar at New Mexico State and the Lumberjacks competed very well against the Cardinals but eventually dropped a close one to Lamar 4-3.

February 14, 2014
Denesik Picks Up Win in Loss to UTEP
EL PASO, Texas – The Northern Arizona women started their three-match weekend in El Paso, Texas on Friday facing UTEP and the Lumberjacks sophomore Jordan Denesik was able to pick up the lone win for NAU in a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Miners.

February 13, 2014
Women’s Tennis Heads out for Three-Match Road Trip Beginning in Texas
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After taking a week off from play, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will head out for a three matches on the road beginning in El Paso to face UTEP on Friday, New Mexico State on Saturday and Lamar on Sunday at New Mexico State.

February 12, 2014
NAU Athletics February Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Johanna Vang of the women's tennis team and Max Jacobsen of the men's basketball team are featured in the first of Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight beginning with the month of February.

February 2, 2014
Women’s Tennis Goes 1-1 Against New Mexico & Western New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis had a big win over Big Sky opponent Montana State for their first win of the season overcoming sickness and injury throughout the team. On Sunday against a tough University of New Mexico squad and the Lumberjacks were not able to overcome those challenges and fell to the Lobos 7-0.

January 31, 2014
Lumberjacks Persevere to Defeat Bobcats 5-2
PHOENIX, Ariz. – In their first Big Sky Conference match of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team was able to pick up its first win of the season against Montana State 5-2. The match was played at the Anthem Community Center after being moved twice due to weather conditions in Flagstaff and Sedona.

January 30, 2014
Women’s Tennis Hosts Montana State in Big Sky Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will play its first home match of the season this Friday, as they face Big Sky opponent Montana State for the squad’s conference opener. This is the earliest the Lumberjacks have faced a conference opponent in a season since 2003. The Lumberjacks and the Bobcats faced each other to open last year’s Big Sky Championships and NAU defeated MSU 4-1, ending the Bobcat’s season. After Friday’s matchup with Montana State, the Lumberjacks will head out on the road to face New Mexico on Super Bowl Sunday. Northern Arizona defeated New Mexico last year, 5-2 in Albuquerque.

January 25, 2014
Vang & Rochin Earn Second Straight Doubles Win in Loss to UofA
TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second straight week, Northern Arizona’s junior Johanna Vang and senior Tatum Rochin picked up their second straight win in doubles play defeating Shayne Austin and Lauren Marker from the University of Arizona. The rest of the Lumberjacks were not able to fair as well as NAU was defeated by the Wildcats, 7-0, who came into today’s match ranked No. 73 in the nation.

January 24, 2014
Women’s Tennis Heads Down to Tucson to Face UofA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After facing Arizona State last weekend down in Tempe, the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will now travel to face another in-state opponent this weekend in the University of Arizona. This will be just the third match this season for the Lumberjacks as they played a double header last weekend against ASU. Senior Tatum Rochin and junior Johanna Vang were the only players to pick up a win in doubles or singles last week as the duo defeated Ebony Panoho and Joanna Smith from ASU.

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 18, 2014
Vang and Rochin Pick up Doubles Win in Loss to ASU
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team started the season off down in the Valley facing a tough opponent in Arizona State and junior Johanna Vang and senior Tatum Rochin were able to pick up a doubles win in a 0-7 loss against the Sun Devils.

January 16, 2014
Women’s Tennis Opens the Season in Tempe
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The season has arrived for the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team and they will begin their season on the road against in-state opponent, Arizona State. It will be a double header for the Lumberjacks in Tempe as their first round of matches will be at 10 a.m. resuming play at 2 p.m.

January 8, 2014
Women’s Tennis' Box Earns Mountain Region Ranking
SKILLMAN, N.J. – In just her first fall season at Northern Arizona, women’s tennis sophomore transfer Emelia Box earned a spot on the ITA Mountain Region Ranking. Box was ranked 20th in the Mountain Region among the best players and schools in the Mountain West such as UNLV, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

January 7, 2014
Big Sky Preseason Polls Released for Tennis
OGDEN, Utah. – With the tennis season right around the corner for the Northern Arizona men’s and women’s programs, the Big Sky Conference preseason polls have been released. The NAU women’s tennis team will enter the season picked to finish third in the Big Sky and the men are slotted in the eighth slot.

December 19, 2013
Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fifteen Northern Arizona University student-athletes participated in Thursday’s Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at the Walkup Skydome and were commissioned degrees.

December 2, 2013
Women’s Tennis Claims Lumberjack Cup
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team was awarded the Lumberjack Cup through their efforts giving back to the community, their success on the court and excelling in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year.

November 15, 2013
Soccer’s Priest and Women’s Tennis Wahinepio Garner Gold Axe Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s seniors Elinor Priest from women’s soccer and Malia Wahinepio from women’s tennis were recognized with the prestigious Gold Axe Award for the fall semester for their achievements on and off the field and their service to the university as well as the community.

November 4, 2013
Women’s Tennis Completes Final Fall Tournament
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall schedule at the University of New Mexico Lobo Invite in Albuquerque this past weekend where the Lumberjacks picked up six wins over the weekend.

October 31, 2013
Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Fall Season in New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will play its final tournament of the fall season as they participate in the University of New Mexico Invite in Albuquerque. This will be the fifth and final tournament for the Lumberjacks as head coach Kim Bruno has incorporated four new players into the mix this season.

October 14, 2013
Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Play at ITA Championships & UofA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team wrapped up a tennis filled weekend where the team was split up in Las Vegas, Nev. for the ITA Mountain Region Championships and also in Tucson, Ariz. for the UofA Wildcat Invitational.

October 8, 2013
Women’s Tennis in Las Vegas for ITA Mountain Region Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team travel to Las Vegas, Nev. to participate in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Mountain Region Championships. Northern Arizona will be one of 19 schools competing in singles and doubles play from Oct. 9 through Oct. 13.

September 23, 2013
Box Takes Flight at UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team wrapped up its second week of the fall season at the UNLV Fall Invite and sophomore transfer Emelia Box was able to win her flight against some tough competition.

September 21, 2013
Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Day 1 at UNLV Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After the Northern Arizona women’s tennis team began its fall season in Las Cruces, N.M. last weekend, they now travel to Las Vegas, Nev. to participate in the UNLV Fall Invite. The Lumberjacks will now face some tough competition including schools like Long Beach State, New Mexico State and UNLV.

September 16, 2013
Denesik & Vang Shine at New Mexico State Fall Invite
Las Cruces, N.M. – Six members of the Northern Arizona women’s tennis program began their fall season this past weekend at the New Mexico State Fall Invite and came away with impressive results. Out of the six players that participated, four of the six Lumberjacks came away this weekend with winning records in singles play. Sophomore Jordan Denesik played stellar in the Taos Flight going 3-0 in singles play defeating Anastasiya Sylenko from UTEP, Ansley Boarman from Abilene Christian and Matilda Tench from UTEP. Denesik and junior newcomer Sarah Spruch went 2-2 in the Laguna Flight doubles draw defeating Western New Mexico’s Claudia Osuna and Dena Irvin 8-1 on day one of the invite.

September 12, 2013
Women’s Tennis Begins Fall Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s tennis team will start its fall season this weekend at the New Mexico State Fall Invite in Las Cruces, N.M. starting on Friday, Sept. 13. Only three players return from last year’s team, who had one of the best seasons in Northern Arizona women’s tennis history.