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  • NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
    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.
  • 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.
  • NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ida Nilsson – No. 3 Big Sky Greatest Female Athletes
    May 16, 2014
    Ida Nilsson – No. 3 Big Sky Greatest Female Athletes OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona’s Ida Nilsson ranks No. 3 on the Big Sky Conference's list of "25 Greatest Female Athletes.'' The 11-time All-American is one of the most decorated runners in Lumberjack and Big Sky history.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NAU Athletics April Student-Athlete Spotlight
    April 03, 2014
    NAU Athletics April Student-Athlete Spotlight FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jacquie LeMarr of the golf team and Brian Shrader of the track & field team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of April.
  • Men's Cross Country Garners Academic Award
    February 14, 2014
    Men's Cross Country Garners Academic Award NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division I Cross Country Champion Providence women and the Northern Arizona men have been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Scholar Team of the year for the 2013 cross country season among 217 women’s programs and 160 men’s programs that earned All-Academic Team honors.
  • 35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic
    January 24, 2014
    35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 35 student-athletes on the fall 2013 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
  • 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.
  • NAU Ranked 22nd in Capital One Cup Standings
    January 10, 2014
    NAU Ranked 22nd in Capital One Cup Standings NEW YORK, N.Y. - Capital One Cup Fall Standings have been announced and Northern Arizona University is currently ranked 22nd in the Capital One Cup men’s standings.
  • Former Lumberjack to Compete on the World Stage
    January 10, 2014
    Former Lumberjack to Compete on the World Stage EDINBURGH, Scotland - Former Northern Arizona University cross country runner Rochelle Kanuho was selected to represent the United States at the 25th Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday, January 11th.
  • Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
    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.
  • Cross Country Season Recap - The Best Has Yet to Come
    December 10, 2013
    Cross Country Season Recap - The Best Has Yet to Come FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's cross country program had a very successful fall season. The season was capped by the NAU women showing a dramatic improvement from the 2012 season as well as having a runner compete at the national meet and the NAU men finishing the season as national runner-up.
  • NAU Ranks 25th in First Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
    December 05, 2013
    NAU Ranks 25th in First Learfield Sports Directors' Cup CLEVELAND, Ohio – To date, three fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's cross country – Providence; men's cross country – Colorado; field hockey - Connecticut.
  • Men's Cross Country Finishes as National Runner-Up
    November 23, 2013
    Men's Cross Country Finishes as National Runner-Up TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Northern Arizona University's men's cross country team competed at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships at the historic Levern Gibson Cross Country Course. The Lumberjack men finished second led by a trio of All-Americans. Rolonda Jumbo of the women's cross country also competed as an individual finishing 195th at her first national meet.
  • Heins Named Mountain Region Coach of the Year
    November 19, 2013
    Heins Named Mountain Region Coach of the Year NEW ORLEANS, La. - Northern Arizona University's director of track & field and cross country Eric Heins has been named Mountain Region Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.
  • National Championship Hopes for No. 1 NAU Cross Country
    November 19, 2013
    National Championship Hopes for No. 1 NAU Cross Country FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s men’s cross country team as well as Rolonda Jumbo of the women’s cross country team will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday Nov. 23rd. The men’s 10K will begin at noon followed by the women’s 8K beginning at 1:15 p.m. ET.
  • Men's Cross Country No. 1
    November 18, 2013
    Men's Cross Country No. 1 NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its weekly national rankings today. NAU men’s cross country is on top of the poll for the first time since the beginning of USTFCCCA records in 1995 after taking down former No. 1 Colorado and winning the Mountain Region, perhaps the nation’s deepest region.
  • Jumbo to Represent Women's Cross Country at Nationals
    November 16, 2013
    Jumbo to Represent Women's Cross Country at Nationals FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rolonda Jumbo of the Northern Arizona University women’s cross country team has qualified to compete at the NCAA National Championships. Although the women’s team as a whole did not qualify, Jumbo’s All-Region performance at the Mountain Regional Championship meet allowed for her to be selected to compete individually.
  • Men's Cross Country Regional Champs, Women's Cross Country Finishes Strong
    November 15, 2013
    Men's Cross Country Regional Champs, Women's Cross Country Finishes Strong OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University’s cross country program competed at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships hosted by Weber State University. The Lumberjack men came away with a first place finish and the women finished sixth.
  • Heins Wins Seventh Consecutive Big Sky COY Award
    November 05, 2013
    Heins Wins Seventh Consecutive Big Sky COY Award OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona University’s cross country program has been awarded yet another Big Sky accolade. Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Eric Heins has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. The 2013 recipients were chosen in a vote by the league’s coaches earlier this week.
  • NAU Cross Country Women Face Changes in Mountain Region Rankings
    November 04, 2013
    NAU Cross Country Women Face Changes in Mountain Region Rankings NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its weekly regional rankings today. Northern Arizona University’s men remain ranked second in the Mountain Region and the women dropped to fifth.
  • NAU Cross Country Men Big Sky Champions, Women Finish Second
    November 02, 2013
    NAU Cross Country Men Big Sky Champions, Women Finish Second BOZEMAN, Mont. - Northern Arizona University’s cross country program competed at the Big Sky Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 2nd. The Lumberjack men finished first and the women finished second.
  • It's Championship Season for NAU Cross Country
    October 30, 2013
    It's Championship Season for NAU Cross Country FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s cross country teams will compete at the Big Sky Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 2nd. The meet is hosted by Montana State in Bozeman, Mont.
  • NAU Men's Cross Country No. 2 Again
    October 22, 2013
    NAU Men's Cross Country No. 2 Again NEW ORLEANS, La. - The USTFCCCA released its weekly national rankings today. Northern Arizona University’s men’s cross country team return to a No. 2 ranking after sitting at No. 3 for the past two weeks.
  • Zienasellassie Wins Second Big Sky Athlete of the Week Award
    October 22, 2013
    Zienasellassie Wins Second Big Sky Athlete of the Week Award OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has selected the men’s and women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona’s Futsum Zienasellassie was named men’s AOTW, while Sacramento State’s Rachel Mitchell was named women’s AOTW.
  • No Changes in the Mountain Region for NAU Cross Country
    October 21, 2013
    No Changes in the Mountain Region for NAU Cross Country NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its regional rankings for this week today. Northern Arizona University’s cross country teams saw no changes in their rank within the Mountain Region.
  • A Step in the Right Direction for Women's Cross Country
    October 19, 2013
    A Step in the Right Direction for Women's Cross Country TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Northern Arizona University's women's cross country team traveled to the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet where it garnered a 22nd place finish in the women's 6K.
  • Men's Cross Country Takes Adidas Wisconsin Invitational Championship
    October 19, 2013
    Men's Cross Country Takes Adidas Wisconsin Invitational Championship MADISON, Wis. - Northern Arizona University's men's cross country team traveled to the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational on Saturday October 19th. The NAU men garnered a first place finish against a very strong field of competition.
  • No. 3 NAU Men's Cross Country Graces the Front Page of FloTrack.org
    October 16, 2013
    No. 3 NAU Men's Cross Country Graces the Front Page of FloTrack.org FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University’s men’s cross country program currently graces the front page of FloTrack.com.
  • NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
    October 15, 2013
    NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics coaches luncheon will be held this Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
  • Major Weekend for NAU Cross Country
    October 15, 2013
    Major Weekend for NAU Cross Country FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University’s cross country’s teams are slated to compete this weekend on October 19th. The Lumberjack men will travel to the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational which will be held on the beautiful Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. The Lumberjack women will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. for the NCAA Pre-National Invitational.
  • NAU Men's Cross Country No. 3 in the Nation
    October 08, 2013
    NAU Men's Cross Country No. 3 in the Nation NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released this week’s national rankings today. Northern Arizona University’s men’s cross country team is ranked No. 3 in the country for the second consecutive week.
  • No Change in the Mountain Region for NAU Cross Country
    October 07, 2013
    No Change in the Mountain Region for NAU Cross Country NEW ORLEANS, La. – The USTFCCCA released its regional rankings for this week today. Northern Arizona University’s cross country teams saw no changes in their rank within the Mountain Region.
  • NAU Athletics Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class
    October 04, 2013
    NAU Athletics Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos has announced the newest members of the 2013 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame class. Making up the class is cross country/track & field U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong, inaugural women’s soccer player Raegan Eyers and three-time women’s basketball All-Big Sky honoree Jess LeBlanc.
  • NAU Cross Country Sweeps Big Sky Athlete of the Week Honors
    October 01, 2013
    NAU Cross Country Sweeps Big Sky Athlete of the Week Honors OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference has selected the men's and women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week. Northern Arizona's Futsum Zienasellassie was named men's AOTW, while NAU's Melanie Townsend was named women's AOTW.
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