This article discusses Stephen M. Shuster’s naming as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, joining the elite two in NAU’s history who have been granted this distinction. Shuster is a professor of invertebrate zoology and curator of the museum of marine invertebrates and mollusks at Northern Arizona University. Way to go Stephen!!! #NAUStrong
Off Campus Life:
This article discusses the opening of an NAU Alumni chapter in Tuba City. The NAU Alumni chapter has opened 7 chapters in the past year with chapters located in: Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott, Tuba City, Washington, D.C., Portland and Yuma. #NAUStrong
If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above
article. You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the
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Men’s Basketball 0-6, (0-0):
The bad luck continues for the Jack (Murphy) and the Jacks. They lost both games at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational 66-76 to Hampton and 71-77 UC Irvine/Rider, respectively. They are getting somewhat better though, as these losses have been the closest final scores this season. Hopefully the Jacks can get that oh-so-elusive first win this weekend with games at Santa Clara tonight and at Bakersfield Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 2-3, (0-0):
After falling to Hawaii (68-84) on Monday, the Lady Jacks travelled to Tuba City to take on Antelope Valley and won 104-49. This Sunday, they’ll take on Denver in Denver and try to get to 0.500 on the season. Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
Up next, the Texas Invitational in Austin on Nov. 29th through the 1st. Go AquaJacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):
Update: Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this
season. The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university
and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the
remainder of the season. Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky
history (118 wins (81 Conf. wins) and counting). I remember playing
football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our
practice. We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did
remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never
known an NAU football program without Coach Sours. We wish you the best
Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us. You truly
are a Lumberjack Legend!
Well, that was embarrassing. The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome this past Saturday, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41. Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened. Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):
The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their rings in Sept. Way to go, Jacks!
The Defending NCAA Champions successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday. Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!! #NAUStrong #GoJacks
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!
The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock. Go Jacks!!!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 0-6 (0-0)
Basketball (Women) 2-3 (0-0)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 3
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 34 (Sarah O’Conner (3), Alina Staffeldt (4), Tonya Kurach (2), Roni Houck (4), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (3), Monique King (4), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (1), Sarah Takach (2)).
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
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 2016 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!!!
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