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This is my very first post. I started this blog to discuss sports associated with my Alma Mater Northern Arizona University.  The plan right now is to start slowly, and then possibly ramp up as I get more comfortable blogging.  Ultimately, I would like to see this become a community for Lumberjack alumni, sympathizers, fans, etc.  If you have any inputs let me know in the comments section. This is now a open post. Go Jacks!

 

Apologies

My apologies, it’s a crazy few weeks in the Zombie household: funerals, car accidents (in that order), vacation, vehicle repo (we’re doing the repo-ing), missed trips.  Writing the blog hasn’t even been on the stove the last few weeks, let alone the front (or back burner).  One of the disadvantages of a one-zombie-band is that, if your zombie goes down, so does your whole band.

Science:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ross-128-mystery-radio-signals-134949402.html

This article talks about how Ross 128 (a red dwarf star 11 light years away) has been caught emitting strange radio waves.

http://news.nau.edu/nau-social-media/

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

That’s a Wrap

Science/Off Campus Life:

http://knau.org/post/brain-food-milkweeds-monarchs

This article from KNAU describes how Flagstaff entomologist Mike Wagner has established a program to work with Flagstaff master Gardeners to grow more Milkweed (a pollinator and nursery for monarch butterflies) in hopes of increasing the monarch butterfly population.

Spring Sports Season:
http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/track/2016-17/releases/20170608w1ct70

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  NAU’s Brooke Andersen took second place at the NCAA Division I National Championships on June 8th with a hammer throw of 68.62 meters. Matt Baxter (10,000 meter) finished 7th with a time of 29:09.83.  NAU’s Adam Keenan finished 11th with a meet best throw of 68.98 meters.  Way to go Jacks!  We’re proud of you! #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

Unsung Heroes

Mathematics:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/math-has-no-god-particle/

Great article on math.

http://nauathletics.com/sports/track/2016-17/releases/20170605qxssvr

Three Lumberjacks will be competing in NCAA Outdoor Track Finals in Oregon this Wednesday and Thursday (Let’s just hope they don’t get dysentery following the Oregon Trail! 😉 ).  Let’s #GoJacks!!!

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

Very Low Frequency

Science:

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nasa-just-discovered-bizarre-bubble-around-earth-humans-183729777.html

Pretty cool article about how Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio waves could potentially be used to help protect astronauts and equipment someday.  This (very loosely) relates to NAU as follows:  In order to test this application for VLF radio waves, a controlled laboratory-like environment was needed.  I happen to work in such a facility as my day job (I moon-light as a blogger/writer/tech expert/latin lover, etc.).  Anyway, this project went to my coworker (at the time), and they were working on it.  On a few occasions, I was asked to help with parts of this effort (I’m the NAU tie-in for this).  When my coworker unexpectedly left one day, I had to fill in on this project until his replacement was found.
Spring Sports Season:

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  The Women took 1st (125 pts) and the Mens 4th (97.6 pts) at the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA.  Next week (the 28th) theNCAA DI West Region Championships will start in Austin, TX.  Way to go Jacks!  Keep up the good work!  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Fall Sports Season:
Football:  The Jacks will hold their annual Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday at 2PM at the Skydome….football season is getting closer!  #GoJacks #NAUStrong

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/20170418w24b8v
Soccer: They Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me
Cross Country: The Newest Lumberjack, welcome to the family, Luis Grijalva!

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/grijalva-signs-letter-of-intent-to-reigning-ncaa-champ-northern-arizona/
Volleyball: Rachel Dunlap (formally an assistant Volleyball coach at Yale) has been hired as an assistant Volleyball coach at NAU.  Welcome to the NAU family, Coahc Dunlap, and we all wish you the best of luck!

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wvball/2016-17/releases/20170517q6tehz

Winter Sports Season:

The Lady Jacks Basketball team has a new coach.  Loree Payne has been named the 12th Women’s Head Basketball Coach for NAU.  Congratulations Coach Payne, and we all wish you much success!

http://nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170407nexrc5

Awards:

Congratulations to Patrick Baldenegro (Sr. Football) and Rene Coggins (Sr. Basketball) for winning the 2017 (and 39th Annual) Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year.

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97
For the second time in four years, and the fourth time in school history, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department swept the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies, announced by the conference office on Monday.  Way to go Jacks!

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170515qowk7t
Freshman Chiara Tomasetti was named the ITA Women’s Division I Mountain Rookie of the Year May 15 after being regionally ranked No. 18 throughout the season.

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wten/2016-17/releases/20170515xsa8zz

The Big Sky Conference office announced Wednesday afternoon that Northern Arizona University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mike Smith was named the 2017 Women’s “Coach of the Year” for his leadership during the team’s run at their 10thoutdoor title in school history over the weekend.

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/track/2016-17/releases/20170517tnx3c7

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

Congratulations Jacks!

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/graduate-from-nau-in-flagstaff/article_e3ee57c4-7da9-58ab-81bc-8021e81153fa.html

5,600 Lumberjacks have joined the NAU Alumni family this past weekend.  Way to go Jacks!  Again, a special shout out to Sara Bogle on her graduation from NAU!

Spring Sports Season:

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  The Women took 1st (125 pts) and the Mens 4th (97.6 pts) at the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA.  Next week (the 28th) theNCAA DI West Region Championships will start in Austin, TX.  Way to go Jacks!  Keep up the good work!  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Fall Sports Season:

Soccer: The Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me
Cross Country: The Newest Lumberjack, welcome to the family, Luis Grijalva!

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/grijalva-signs-letter-of-intent-to-reigning-ncaa-champ-northern-arizona/

Winter Sports Season:
http://nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170407nexrc5

The Lady Jacks Basketball team has a new coach.  Loree Payne has been named the 12th Women’s Head Basketball Coach for NAU.  Congratulations Coach Payne, and we all wish you much success!

Awards:

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97
Congratulations to Patrick Baldenegro (Sr. Football) and Rene Coggins (Sr. Basketball) for winning the 2017 (and 39th Annual) Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

Sara Bogle

A very special shout out to a soon-to-be NAU Alumni: Congratulations to Sara Bogle!!!  Way to go!!!

Science:

http://news.nau.edu/tipsi/

This article outlines how NAU students developed a cost effective means for viewing asteroids in the infrared spectrum to gauge their proximity to Earth.  Way to go Jacks!!!

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/nau-lab-allows-scientists-to-drive-on-mars/article_e1db08fa-fb96-5fbd-8ccd-d5f5e00e5afd.html

This article was missed last post, so I figured I’d bring it up now.  NAU has recently opened a lab that allows planetary scientists to control the Curiosity rover on Mars, and also lets them (through augmented reality goggles), experience the Martian landscape next to the rover.

Spring Sports Season:

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  Right now, the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA starting are ongoing.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Fall Sports Season:
Football:  The Jacks will hold their annual Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday at 2PM at the Skydome….football season is getting closer!  #GoJacks #NAUStrong

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/20170418w24b8v
Soccer: They Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me
Cross Country: The Newest Lumberjack, welcome to the family, Luis Grijalva!

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/grijalva-signs-letter-of-intent-to-reigning-ncaa-champ-northern-arizona/

Winter Sports Season:
http://nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170407nexrc5

The Lady Jacks Basketball team has a new coach.  Loree Payne has been named the 12th Women’s Head Basketball Coach for NAU.  Congratulations Coach Payne, and we all wish you much success!

Awards:
http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170508nvtjib
Congratulations to NAU Womens’ Basketball player Rene Coggins, who will be taking her finals this week and attempting to finish her collegiate career with a perfect 4.0 GPA in her triple major of accountancy, finance and hotel & restaurant management.  Way to go, Rene, we’re all pulling for you!  #NAUStrong

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97

Congratulations to Patrick Baldenegro (Sr. Football) and Rene Coggins (Sr. Basketball) for winning the 2017 (and 39th Annual) Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

May the 4th

May The Fourth Be With You!

http://news.nau.edu/cheng-diversity-award/

Last week, President Cheng was recognized with the Advocate for Educational Diversity Award by the Victoria Foundation for her support of Latino and Hispanic students.  Way to go President Cheng! #NAUStrong

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2):  The Jacks lost to Montana in the Big Sky Championships Semifinal match.  We are proud of you guys. #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1): The Lady Jacks did better than the Men, making it to the finals in the Big Sky Championships.  Unfortunately, they lost to Idaho in the finals.  We are proud of you ladies.  Way to go!  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  Up next, the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA starting on the 10th.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Golf:  The Jacks finsihed 5th (+28, 316), 5th (+43, 619) and 4th (+57, 921) in the Big Sky Championships.  Way to go Jacks, we’re proud of you!  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Soccer: They Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me
Cross Country: The Newest Lumberjack, welcome to the family, Luis Grijalva!

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/grijalva-signs-letter-of-intent-to-reigning-ncaa-champ-northern-arizona/

Winter Sports Season:
http://nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170407nexrc5

The Lady Jacks Basketball team has a new coach.  Loree Payne has been named the 12th Women’s Head Basketball Coach for NAU.  Congratulations Coach Payne, and we all wish you much success!

Awards:

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97

Congratulations to Patrick Baldenegro (Sr. Football) and Rene Coggins (Sr. Basketball) for winning the 2017 (and 39th Annual) Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51