In honor of National Bat Week (Oct 24th – 31st), I humbly submit this article. This article provides information about our winged mammalian cousins, the bats. It provides information that assistant research professor Faith Walker and professor Carol Chambers, directors of the Bat Ecology & Genetics Lab in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University have been able tp provide through their studies of bats. Keep up the good work Faith and Carol!
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
TuneIn app. Go Jacks!!!
Football (6-2, 5-0):
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 (117 wins (80 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!
2 days until NAU take on the Griz in Montana and try to keep the win streak (6 wins) going! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
The Lady Jacks tied Sacramento State (1-1) to get that ever-elusive tie to close out the regular season. Yesterday, 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 (11-12, 7-5):
The Lady Jacks won their last two games, beating Sacramento State 3-2 and Portland State 3-1 (both in Flagstaff). Up next, the Lady Jacks will stay in Flagstaff to take on the cats (Weber State Bobcats (tonight) and Idaho State Tigers on Saturday). Go Jacks!!!!
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their
rings in Sept. Way to go, Jacks!
The Defending NCAA Champions keep up the good work with a 1st place finish (24 pts) at the Big Sky Championships in Ogden for the Men. The women did just as good, securing a 1st place finish of their own (51 pts). Up next, the NCAA Mountain Regional on Nov. 10th. Go Jacks!!!
The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock. Go Jacks!!!
8 days until the Men’s Basketball Team kicks off their season at UofA. Go Jacks!!!
8 days until the Women’s Basketball Team kicks off their season at home against UC Santa Barbara. Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua-Jacks started off the season strong with a win over the New Mexico Lobos in Flagstaff. They’ll take on the Air Force on Nov. 3rd. Go AquaJacks!!!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 0-0 (0-0)
Basketball (Women) 0-0 (0-0)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 1
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 7 (Sarah O’Conner (1), Alina Staffeldt (1), Tonya Kurach (1), Roni Houck (1), Niamh McDonagh (2), Christina Torrente (1)
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 6-2 (5-0)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 11-12 (7-5)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 4
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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