M.I.A.

Wow, hard to believe that it’s been over a month since my last blog post, and for that, I apologize. Just have been busy at work, and getting ready for the World Cup
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG hosted this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
If you are interested in joining Tau Beta Pi, contact Collin Krawczyk (cak346@nau.edu) for more information.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 561,522,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way t ogo Jacks!!!

Science:
NAU is reorganizing its College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS) to the new College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS).. #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Sports:
World Cup: One game into the 2018 World Cup, and my bracket has been busted. The games will continue into July, and will provide an alternative to baseball for the next month. Unfortunately, you won’t see the United States playing as they failed to qualify (for the first time in 30 years). They did, however, land the 2026 Word Cup in a joint bid with Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd
5,000 meter (Men): Trouard: 4th
800 meter (Women) Taylor: 3rd
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (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))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Spring 2017 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 2017 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!!!
For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!
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Back from the dead

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:

https://www.tbp.org/off/DisplayChapterInfo.cfm?ID=8

I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.

AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:

Distance: 320,541,600 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)

(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)

http://theconversation.com/how-i-discovered-the-origins-of-the-cigar-shaped-alien-asteroid-oumuamua-89577

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/astronomers-to-check-interstellar-body-for-signs-of-alien-technology/ar-BBGCXco?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42397398

https://www.providr.com/astronomer-oumuamua-alien-probe-engines/?f=one&utm_source=TrustMe&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

Science:

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/01/scientists-are-learning-exciting-new-things-from-shitholes/

Had to put this one on here, and it is loosely tied to NAU as there is a quote from Faith Walker, a genetics research professor at NAU. #NAUStrong

Off Campus Life:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/snowbowl-opens-for-the-winter-season-with-entirely-manmade-snow/article_86665695-5ac6-5e42-8998-416d2aa49096.html

Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

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!!!

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-deputy-ad-mike-marlow-named-athletic-director-at-northern-arizona-university/

The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar! Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th. Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you! #NAUStrong

Men’s Basketball 4-17, (1-7):

The Jacks finally got back into the Win column edging out Montana State on the road 77-75 after dropping home games to Eastern Washington (76-81) and Idaho (80-84). The will continue their trip to Montana as they take on Montana on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Basketball 4-15, (1-7):

The Lady Jacks match the fellas’ record by losing 3 straight to Eastern Washington (62-82), Idaho (68-83) and Montana State (56-78). Up next, they will face Montana at home tomorrow. Go Jacks!!!

Swimming and Diving:

The Aqua Jacks will travel to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational and lost to Colorado State (120-123) but beat Northern Colorado (157-86). Up next, they will take on Boise State in Flagstaff on the 27th. Go AquaJacks!!!

Football (7-5, 6-2):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/campos-finds-new-direction-heads-to-san-antonio-from-nau/article_e2969392-a266-56ab-b4f8-90aed699ebd7.html

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/20/jerome-souers-to-remain-nau-football-head-coach.aspx?path=football

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 in the playoffs, 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!!!

Cross Country:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx

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

http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/21/cross-country-director-of-xc-michael-smith-named-national-mens-coach-of-the-year.aspx

Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!

Golf:

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) 4-17 (1-7)

Basketball (Women) 4-15 (1-7)

Swimming and Diving –

First Place Finishes (Team) – 5

First Place Finishes (Individual) – 55 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (8), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (8), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (6), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3)).

Track and Field:

http://nauathletics.com/news/2018/1/11/track-field-kicks-off-indoor-season-with-friday-night-challenge.aspx

Track and Field will get their season up and running today. They will travel to Ames, Iowa on the 9th for the Iowa State Classic.

Dance:

NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!

Football 2018:

I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.

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))

Golf:

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!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute

to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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Vacation

Sorry every (one).  We were on vacation last week, and I was trying to catch up at work. Or, at least, that’s the story I’m sticking to.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

 

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 (7-3, 6-1):

 

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

 

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

 

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!

 

2 days until NAU take on Southern Utah and try to win the Hinton Burdick rand Canyon Trophy! 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 (13-14, 9-7):

 

The Lady Jacks split their last 4 games (2-2) Losing to Weber State (2-3) and North Dakota (0-3) but beat Idaho (3-0) and Southern Utah (3-0).  Tonight, they will take on Portland State in Sacramento.  Go Jacks!!!!

 

Cross Country:

 

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx

 

The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their

rings in Sept.  Way to go, Jacks!

 

 

The Defending NCAA Champions keep on rolling with a 1st place finish (49 pts) at the NCAA Mountain Regional in Utah for the Men.  The women came up short however, finishing in 8th place (231 pts).  Up next, the Championships on Nov. 18th.  Go Jacks!!!

 

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

 

Golf:

The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock.  Go Jacks!!!

 

 

Men’s Basketball:

 

Tough start to the season for the Jacks, dropping games to U of A (101-67) and Embry-Riddle (82-70).  Tomorrow, they will take on the Sun Devils in Tempe. Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball:
Tough start to the season for the Lady Jacks, dropping games to UC Santa Barbara (96-93) and Rice (88-83).  Tomorrow, they will take on Hawaii in Honolulu. Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua-Jacks kept up the good work, taking down the Air Force (171-129) and Idaho (173-122) in Flagstaff.  Up next, the Lumberjack Diving Invitational in Flagstaff on Nov. 17th.  Go AquaJacks!!!
 

Winter 2017 Sports Season:

 

Basketball (Men) 0-2 (0-0)

 

Basketball (Women) 0-2 (0-0)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 3

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 7 (Sarah O’Conner (3), Alina Staffeldt (4), Tonya Kurach (2), Roni Houck (3), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (3), Monique King (2), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (1), Elisa Rodriguez (1)).
 
Fall 2017 Sports Season:

 

Football – 7-3 (6-1)

 

Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)

 

Volleyball – 13-14 (9-7)  

 

Cross Country (Men’s) – Defending 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))

 

Golf:

 

     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!!!

 

 

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute

to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

 

 

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Bat Week

Science:

 

http://news.nau.edu/bat-week/

 

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!

 

 

 

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

 

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):

 

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtim

e-football-coach-jerome-souers/

 

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-foo

tball-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

 

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!!!!

 

Cross Country:

 

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country

-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx

 

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!!!

 

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-

country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

 

Golf:

The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock.  Go Jacks!!!

 

 

Men’s Basketball:

 

8 days until the Men’s Basketball Team kicks off their season at UofA.  Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball:
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))

 

Golf:

 

     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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to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

 

 

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Science:


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171016124412.htm

This article describes the relationship between large herbivores and the fertility of the Earth, with research being done by Christopher Doughty, faculty member in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University. Keep up the good work Christopher.

Space:

https://www.space.com/38444-mars-thruster-design-breaks-records.html

This article, although not directly related to NAU, is pretty cool. The X3 Ion Thruster (Hall Thruster) may provide us a means of reaching Mars in less than 1/2 the time it would take with chemical reaction engines.



Sports:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba
ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

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 (5-2, 4-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtim
e-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-foo
tball-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

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 (116 wins (79 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 Sacramento State for Homecoming and try to keep the win streak (5 wins) going! Go Jacks!!!


Women’s Soccer (9-9-0, 4-5-0):
The Lady Jacks take on Sacramento State tomorrow to wrap up the regular season. Go Jacks!!!


Volleyball (9-12, 5-5):

The Lady Jacks won their last two games, beating Montana State 3-1 and Montana 3-0 (both on the road). Up next, the Lady Jacks will return to Flagstaff to take on Sacramento State (today) and Portland State (Saturday). Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country
-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx

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
(50 pts) at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational for the Men. The women finished in 10th
place at he Pre-National Invitational with 387 pts. They followed that up with a 3rd place finish at the Arizona State Invitational with 84 pts. Up next, the Big Sky Championships in Ogden on the 28th. Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-
country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 15th, T12th, and 15th at theLas Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Las Vegas, NV. Sofia Anokhina and Sierra Bezdicek both had six over performances overall. The ladies will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock. Go Jacks!!!


Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-f
or-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s
Basketball this upcoming season.


Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 5-2 (4-0)

Soccer – 9-9-0 (4-5-0)

Volleyball – 9-12 (5-5) 

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

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 3

1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 2 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 1

Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

Golf:

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!!!


For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!



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Distracted

Wanted to post this last night but got distracted by life.  Sorry for the delay in getting this post up.

 

Health/Off Campus Life/Campus Life:

http://news.nau.edu/health-disparities-grant/

This article discusses NAU’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) funding for the next five years (a $21.4 million grant) to increase the university’s basic biomedical, clinical and behavioral research capacity to address health disparities among diverse populations of the region.

Sports:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba
ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

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 (2-2, 2-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtim
e-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-foo
tball-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

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 (114 wins (77 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 head to Portland to take on Portland State and try to keep the win streak (3 wins) going! Go Jacks!!!

 

Women’s Soccer (8-7-0, 3-3-0):
The Lady Jacks dropped 2 on the road at Portland State and Montana. Tomorrow, they return home to take on Weber State and Idaho State on Sunday. Go Jacks!!!

 

Volleyball (6-11, 2-4):

The Lady Jacks dropped their last two games, losing to Estern Washington 0-3 and to Idaho 2-3. Up next, the Lady Jacks will hit the road to take on Portland State (today) and Sacramento State (Saturday). Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country
-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx

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
(19 pts) at the Greater Louisville Classic. The women finished in 5th
place with 181 pts. Up next, the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational for the
Men on the 13th and the Pre-National Invitational on the 14th (both are
away, in Madison and Louisville, respectively). Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-
country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished T11th, 13th, and 11th at the Ron
Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in Fort Collins, CO. Sofia Anokhina and Kaitlyn Saum both had one-under performances in the final round. Go Jacks!!!

 

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-f
or-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s
Basketball this upcoming season.

 

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 3-2 (2-0)

Soccer – 8-7-0 (3-3-0)

Volleyball – 6-11 (2-4)

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

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2

1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 2 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 1

Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

Golf:

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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to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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Sad

Science/On Campus Life/Memories:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/old-nau-dorm-makes-way-for-new-stem-building/article_1a283ca5-caa9-57ff-b81c-776e4be3fb6e.html

This article talks about NAU’s plan to demolish Peterson Hall to make way for a new STEM building.  As a former occupant of Peterson (one of the last ones), I’m sorry to see it go, but it’s for a good cause.

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/nau-lab-opens–d-printing-to-the-public/article_f73b62e5-080b-518d-8d3d-98b7923d92b5.html

This article talks about NAU’s MakerLab being open to the public. Hooray for Science (and 3D printing!)!

On Campus/Off Campus Life:

Las Vegas – Words cannot express how horrible this is.  The mother of one of our fellow Lumberjacks was one of the victims:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2017/10/03/las-vegas-shooting-mother-northern-arizona-university-student-among-those-killed-lisa-patterson/728021001/
Tom Petty passed away earlier this week.  You’re on your own finding links to that one, though.

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-football-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

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 (2-2, 2-0):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

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 (114 wins (78 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 defends the Skydome against Illinois State and tries to keep their winning streak (2 wins) going!  This will be the Hall of Fame game during Family Weekend! Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (8-5-0, 3-1):

The Lady Jacks did better at home, beating both Northern Colorado and North Dakota 1-0 in Flagstaff.  Tomorrow, they hit the road to take on the Portland State and then Montana on Sunday.  Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (6-9, 2-2):
The Lady Jacks split their last two games, beating Idaho State 3-0, but losing to Weber State 0-3).  Up next, the Lady Jacks will return home to take on Eastern Washington (today) and Idaho (Saturday) in Flagstaff. Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
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 (19 pts) at the Greater Louisville Classic.  The women finished in 5th place with 181 pts.  Up next, the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational for the Men on the 13th and the Pre-National Invitational on the 14th (both are away, in Madison and Louisville, respectively).  Go Jacks!!!
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx
Golf:

Two members of the Lumberjack Golf team played in the Cowgirl Desert  Intercollegiate on the 30th and 1st.  Loren Skibba finsihed tied for 56th (248) and Emma Reyes (251) both played as individuals.  Up next, the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in Fort Collins, CO on the 6th through the 8th.Go Jacks!!!

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 2-2 (2-0)

Soccer – 8-5-0 (3-1-0)

Volleyball – 6-9 (2-2) 

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

     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2

     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 2 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 1

     Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

Golf:

     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!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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