I’m Back!

It’s been a little while (Ok, a month and a half) since I last posted. Sorry for the delay, this thing called “life” got in the way. Remember tomorrow is May 4th….May the 4th Be With You!
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 Jacob Barker (jb2939@nau.edu) for more information.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 490,822,000 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:
This article discusses NAU Professor Jani Ingram, a professor of analytical and environmental chemistry at Northern Arizona University. Ingram received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. Keep up the good work, Jani!
This article discusses how the Ecological Society of America (ESA) has elected Northern Arizona University biological sciences professor Yiqi Luo as a 2018 fellow. #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.
Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
Men’s Tennis 12-11 (9-2):
The Men lost to Montana at the Big Sky Championships on April 27th (3-4). Thanks for the great season, gentlemen! #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 19-4 (11-0):
The women beat Weber State (4-0) at the Big Sky Championships, but then lost to Idaho (2-4) in the Finals. We’re proud of you, Ladies! Go Jacks!

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 4th at the Big Sky Championships in Boulder. Go Jacks!!!
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
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!
If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZomb
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Happy New Year 2018!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!  Hope you had a great holiday season/break!
Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
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:
http://news.nau.edu/eri-director-forest-operations/
This article discusses the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University selecting Han-Sup Han as the new director of forest operations and biomass utilization.  This is a newly created position, and I think we can all say that we wish Mr. Han much success!  #NAUStrong
Star Wars:

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi came out on the 19th.  I thought it was a great movie and worth a watch (Disclaimer, I am a Star Wars fan, but not a super fan).
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 3-12, (0-2):

 

The Jacks dropped their first 2 Big Sky Conference games to Montana (69-87) and to Montana State (73-76 in OT). They will hit the road to take on Weber State tonight and Idaho State on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 3-10, (0-2):
The Lady Jacks dropped their first 2 Big Sky Conference games to Montana (62-70 in OT) and to Montana State (39-81). They will return to Flagstaff to take on Weber State tonight and Idaho State on Saturday.  Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks won against San Diego on Dec. 16th.  Up next, the Aqua Jacks will travel to Tucson to take on the Wilcats on the 5th.  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) 3-12 (0-2)

 

Basketball (Women) 3-10 (0-2)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 4

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 42 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (5), Tonya Kurach (2), Roni Houck (4), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (5), Monique King (5), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (2), Sarah Takach (3)).
 
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!

 

 

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

Last Post of 2017

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
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:
http://news.nau.edu/water-flow-grand-canyon/
This article discusses the research that Abe Springer, a professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, and Casey Jones, a master’s candidate studying environmental science and policy are working on.  Their work is tracking the water that feeds Roaring Springs at the Grand Canyon.  Keep up the good work Abe and Casey!  #NAUStrong.
Star Wars:

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi came out on the 19th.  I thought it was a great movie and worth a watch (Disclaimer, I am a Star Wars fan, but not a super fan).
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 3-10, (0-0):

 

The Jacks lost to South Dakota (77-90) in Flagstaff before taking a trip to Florida.  The Jacks split their game sin the sunshine state losing to South Florida (56-70) but redeeming themselves against Jacksonville University (83-72).  Up next, Big Sky play begins in Flagstaff as the Jacks take on Montana on Thursday and Montana State on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 3-8, (0-0):
The Lady Jacks lost to Youngstown State 67-69 and then to CSUN (California State University – Northridge is my guess) 69-78.  Up next, the Lady Jacks will head to Montana to take on the Griz on Thursday, and the Bobcats on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks won agisnt San Diego on Dec. 16th.  Up next, the Aqua Jacks will travel to Tucson to take on the Wilcats on the 5th.  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) 3-10 (0-0)

 

Basketball (Women) 3-8 (0-0)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 4

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 42 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (5), Tonya Kurach (2), Roni Houck (4), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (5), Monique King (5), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (2), Sarah Takach (3)).
 
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!

 

 

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

The Last Jedi

Science:

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

This article, although not related to NAU was too good to pass up.  Astronomers will be checking the “interstellar cigar” for sign of alien life (radio signals).

Star Wars:

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi comes out tomorrow (but really tonight).  To those of you who will be braving the cold and long lines to watch it tonight: “May the Force be with you”.

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!!!

 

 

Men’s Basketball 2-8, (0-0):

 

Old habits die hard, the Jacks, after finally breaking into the win column with victories over Bakersfiled (60-52) and San Diego Christian (79-70) dropped their next game at San Diego 51-79.  Up next, South Dakota in Flagstaff tonight.  Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 3-6, (0-0):
The Lady Jacks pulled off the shocker and downed the “Bear Down” Bears (although they’re actually Wildcats) of UofA 84-66.  After theupset, the Lady Jacks dropped games versus Cal Poly (73-89) and CGU (54-72).  All three games were in Flagstaff.  Up next, the Lady Jacks will hit the road to take on Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
Up next, the Aqua Jacks will travel to San Diego on the 16th.  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 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!!!

 

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) 2-8 (0-0)

 

Basketball (Women) 3-6 (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))

 

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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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!!!

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Going Rogue

Star Wars:
I went and saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this past weekend.  The movie was excellent, I would highly recommend it.  It also reminded me of my time at NAU (when Star Wars Episodes II and III came out).  As a child, I was into Star Wars, but there were only the original Trilogy (Episodes IV – VI).  By the time Episode I came out, I had grown up, and didn’t have time for “nerdy” Star Wars movies anymore.  Fast forward several more years, and Episode VII (The Force Awakens) comes out.  Due to family changes, Star Wars movies are “cool” again, so I watched all of them in order.  I’m not too sorry I missed Episodes I – III while in college, they just don’t seem as good.
Science:
This article discusses the impact the bitumen (tar-like fuel extracted from oil sands) could have on the ocean in the case of a spill.  I mention the article because Dr. Thomas Sisk of NAU was one of the contributing authors to the study.
Off Campus Life:
Missed this one a few weeks ago, but thought I should share.  I remember frequenting Granny’s Closet during my years in Flagstaff, and it makes me sad that I will never be able to introduce my family to this wonderful restaurant.  Thank you, Zanzucchi family, for giving us such a great place to grab some wings and beers over the years!
Campus Life:
NAU keeps it green by being awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold status for the Aquatic and Tennis complex.  This is NAU’s 13th LEED-certified building.  Way to go Jacks!
Winter Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 3-10 (0-0) The Jacks got their first win in December as they defeated UTEP but then stumbled against Illinois – Chicago.  Up next Big Sky Conference play against Southern Utah on Dec. 31st.  Go Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

Basketball (Women) 4-7 (0-0)  The Lady Jacks are taking notes from the Men apparently, losing to Grand Canyon University and Utah.  Up next, Conference play, as they will travel to take on Southern Utah on the 31st. Go Lady Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

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

Merry Christmas!

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

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