2014 Cross Country News

  • Tickets On Sale Now for Wine and Dine
    July 07, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The 19th Annual Wine & Dine in the Pines will take place on Sunday, August 16 at the Hart Prairie Lodge at Arizona Snowbowl. The event, which is sponsored by Arizona State Credit Union, will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with over 150 wines courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, 22 of the finest restaurants in northern Arizona and craft beers courtesy of Northland Beverage. Tickets are on sale now for $85 through July 31st with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit Northern Arizona University student-athlete scholarships. The price of tickets will go up to $95 starting August 1, so purchase your tickets now.
  • NAU's Hoover Selected to Academic All-America First Team
    June 25, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Already an All-American in both cross country and track & field for his efforts in competition, senior Caleb Hoover was selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America First Team on Thursday. Hoover becomes the second Lumberjack student-athlete to earn First Team Academic All-American honors for the 2014-15 season joining NAU football’s Austin Hasquet.
  • NAU Men Ranked No. 14 Division I Program of the Year
    June 22, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men's cross country and track & field programs have continued to excel on the national scene as they were ranked No. 14 on the USTFCCCA Division I Men's Program of the Year final standings, following the 2014-15 campaign. Oregon men took home the top honor, followed by Arkansas and Texas.
  • NAU Athletics Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class
    June 13, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos is proud to announce the 2015 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class who will be honored at this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 11. The former 'Jacks will also be honored at the Hall of Fame Game on Sept. 12 versus New Mexico Highlands. Comprising this year’s class is the head coach that led NAU to its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth Ben Howland, nine-time All-American cross country and track & field athlete David McNeill and football’s all-time receiving yards leader Clarence Moore.
  • Summer 2015 Coaches Caravan Dates Announced
    June 12, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department will be rolling through the state of Arizona during its annual NAU Coaches Caravan tour and hopes that Lumberjack Nation will come out in full force when it hits your city. The caravan will make its first stop in San Diego on Monday, June 29 before making several stops in the Grand Canyon State.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Give Back in Record Numbers During 2014-15 Year
    June 02, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last year, Northern Arizona University student-athletes performed an incredible 4,378 total community service hours setting a new department record. During the 2014-15 academic year, Lumberjack student-athletes outdid themselves resetting the record with over 5,000 hours out in the Flagstaff community and the greater Northern Arizona region in an outstanding department-wide effort to give back.
  • NCAA Releases Latest Academic Progress Rate Results
    May 27, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes continue to strive for academic excellence culminating in graduation, as the latest annual multi-year data has been released by the NCAA.
  • Hoover Voted to Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team
    May 27, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona cross country and track & field senior Caleb Hoover was recently voted to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team, voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The All-District honor, Hoover's first of his career, was just the latest academic honor he earned during the recently completed 2014-15 academic year.
  • NAU Men Win Second Consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
    May 19, 2015
    OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona men have captured their second consecutive Big Sky All-Sports Trophy, the conference office announced Tuesday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and maintained it after a tie for first place capturing their fourth straight outdoor title.
  • NAU Athletics Celebrates 42 Student-Athlete Graduates This Weekend
    May 09, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In total, 42 Northern Arizona University student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend during the Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies held on campus yesterday and today. Including the 21 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2014 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 63 graduates for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • NAU Athletics May Student-Athlete Spotlight
    May 06, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Alejandro Montano of the men's cross country and track & field teams and Julia Viberg of the women's track & field team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of May.
  • A Night to Remember: 2015 Louie's Awards
    April 30, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday night at Prochnow Auditorium, the NAU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the second annual Louie’s Awards, a night for Lumberjack student-athletes, coaches, administration and staff to sit back, relax and remember the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Hoover, Vang, Buzzard & Hasquet Honored as Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    April 15, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday, NAU’s brightest student-athletes were honored at the 37th annual Golden Eagle Awards held at the High Country Conference Center. The annual luncheon recognizes Northern Arizona University’s student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 191 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments.
  • 'Jacks, Northern Arizona Community Come Together for Student-Athlete for a Day
    March 31, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Athletics Department, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), held its Student-Athlete for a Day on Tuesday for over 200 children throughout the northern Arizona region. The important Student-Athlete for a Day returned for the first time in three years and was a fun-filled day for both the Lumberjack student-athletes and the local youth.
  • Caleb Hoover Named to USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team
    February 11, 2015
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Caleb Hoover has been named to the 2014 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic team. Hoover is a senior majoring in exercise science with plans to attend medical school following his graduation this spring. He holds a 3.97 GPA.
  • 31 Lumberjacks Earn 2014 Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team Honors
    January 27, 2015
    OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 31 student-athletes on the fall 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Give Back to the Community in Operation Christmas Child
    November 25, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona student-athletes are always giving back to the community of Flagstaff and this past weekend, the freshmen class held Operation Christmas Child to start spreading the holiday cheer.
  • Men's Team, Melanie Townsend Finish the Season Strong at the NCAA Championships
    November 22, 2014
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – No. 10 Northern Arizona men’s cross country defied expectations today in Terre Haute, Ind. when they came in with 188 points, good for a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
  • No. 10 Men's Cross Country and Melanie Townsend Compete at the NCAA Championships
    November 18, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a runner-up finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional last Friday, No. 10 Northern Arizona men’s cross country are joined by women’s individual qualifier Melanie Townsend at the NCAA Cross Country Championships this Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Men's Team, Melanie Townsend Qualify for NCAA Cross Country Championships at Mountain Regional
    November 14, 2014
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – No. 10 Northern Arizona men’s cross country punched their ticket to another NCAA National Championship today with their runner-up finish at the Mountain Regional in Albuquerque, N.M. hosted by the University of New Mexico.
  • NAU Athletics Inducts the 2014 Hall of Fame Class
    November 13, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department held its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, November 7. This year's inductees included All-American football player Dan Finn, national champion and Olympian Lopez Lomong, Big Sky Soccer Player of the Year and three-time all-conference honoree Cee Cee Odorfer and the Big Sky Tournament Champion 1999-2000 men's basketball team.
  • Lumberjack Cross Country to New Mexico for Mountain Regional
    November 12, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a sweep at the Big Sky Cross Country Championships, Northern Arizona cross country is off to the University of New Mexico for Friday’s NCAA Mountain Regional, the final step before the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 22.
  • Eric Heins Named Big Sky Cross Country Coach of the Year
    November 05, 2014
    OGDEN, Utah - After leading the Northern Arizona men’s cross country team to their eighth consecutive Big Sky Championship and the women to their first since 2009, Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Eric Heins has been named the Big Sky Cross Country Coach of the Year by his fellow Big Sky cross country coaches.
  • Lumberjack Men Ranked 10th in National Cross Country Poll
    November 04, 2014
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Northern Arizona men’s cross country held onto their No. 10 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ranking today after winning their eighth consecutive Big Sky Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D.
  • NAU Athletics November Student-Athlete Spotlight
    November 03, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Matt McElroy of the cross country team and Alexis Juergens of the swimming & diving team are featured in Lumberjack Academics’ monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of November.
  • Lumberjacks Sweep Big Sky Cross Country Championships
    November 01, 2014
    GRAND FORKS, N.D.- Northern Arizona cross country added two more titles to their storied collection today with a sweep of the men’s and women’s Big Sky Cross Country Championships.
  • Lumberjacks Kick-Off Their Championship Season this Saturday
    October 30, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona cross country heads to Grand Forks N.D. this weekend to take on the Big Sky Championships hosted by North Dakota.
  • NAU Athletics Posts 85 Percent Graduation Success Rate
    October 29, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department posted a school-best 85 percent Graduation Success Rate, as released by the NCAA national office Tuesday. It was the highest of the three state universities, and tied for the best in the Big Sky Conference.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Spread Message During Red Ribbon Week
    October 27, 2014
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week throughout the community last week, from Oct. 20-24. A total of 134 student-athletes participated in Red Ribbon Week visiting local schools, speaking with Flagstaff’s youth and interacting with them in athletic activities.
  • 'Jacks Battle the Heat at Arizona State Invitational
    October 24, 2014
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Resting their top-runners in the week leading up to the Big Sky Championships, Northern Arizona cross country used today’s Arizona State Invitational to finalize their championship roster on the women’s side and give a competition opportunity to younger team members.
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