Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Northern Arizona Athletics logo.svg
University Northern Arizona University
Conference Big Sky Conference
Western Athletic Conference (women's swimming and diving)
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Mike Marlow
Location Flagstaff, Arizona
Varsity teams15
Football stadium Walkup Skydome
Basketball arena Walkup Skydome
Soccer stadium Max Spilsbury Field/Lumberjack Stadium
Other arenas J.C. Rolle Activity Center (men's and women's basketball)
Douglas J. Wall Aquatic Center (swimming and diving)
NicknameLumberjacks
ColorsBlue and Gold [1]
         
Website www.nauathletics.com
Big Sky Conference logo in Northern Arizona's colors Big Sky logo in Northern Arizona colors.svg
Big Sky Conference logo in Northern Arizona's colors

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (also NAU) are the varsity athletic teams representing Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in intercollegiate athletics. The university sponsors 15 teams including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country and track & field, men's and women's tennis, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's volleyball and football. The Lumberjacks compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Big Sky Conference [2] with the exception of the women's swimming and diving team which is an affiliate member of the Western Athletic Conference. [3]

Northern Arizona University public research university located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public research university with its main campus in Flagstaff, Arizona. Governed by the Arizona Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the university offers 158 baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

Flagstaff, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Flagstaff is a city in and the county seat of Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the city's estimated population was 70,320. Flagstaff's combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.

NCAA Division I highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

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Teams

Individual teams

Men'sWomen's
Basketball Basketball
Cross CountryCross Country
Football Golf
TennisSoccer
Track & Field (indoor)Swimming & Diving
Track & Field (outdoor)Tennis
Track & Field (indoor)
Track & Field (outdoor)
Volleyball

National championships

Team (3)

AssociationDivisionSportYearOpponentScore
NCAA Division I Cross Country 2016 Stanford 125–158
2017 Portland 74–127
2018 BYU 83-116

Olympians

AthleteEventYearTeam
Maya BenzoraLong Jump1984Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
Victor CastilloLong Jump2004Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Angela Chalmers3,000m1988, 1992Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Diego Estrada10,000m2012Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Samantha George4x4002000Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Lopez Lomong1,500m, 5,000m2008, 2012Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Andrew MavisBasketball2000Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
David McNeill5,000m2012Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Amin NikfarShot Put2008, 2012Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Kristian PetterssonThrows2000Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Anna SoderbergDiscus2000, 2004, 2008Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Georgina TothHammer2008Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon

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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represents Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, in NCAA Division I men's competition. The school's team has competed in the Big Sky Conference since 1970. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2000. The Lumberjacks are currently coached by Jack Murphy, hired in April 2012 after a disastrous season in which previous head coach Mike Adras resigned in December and the team lost its final 16 games. All NAU Lumberjack basketball games are broadcast on KAFF Country Legends 93.5/AM 930 in Flagstaff, Fun Oldies 1450 AM/100.9 in Prescott and Money Radio 1510AM in Phoenix, with commentary provided by the "Voice of the Lumberjacks" Mitch Strohman, Coach Dave Brown with the play-by-play and Dave Zorn, host of the NAU Halftime Report. All games can be also heard online at KAFFLegends.com

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Northern Arizona University located in the U.S. state of Arizona. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big Sky Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1915. The team plays its home games at the 17,500 seat Walkup Skydome. They are coached by Chris Ball.

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The 2014–15 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks were led by third year head coach Jack Murphy and played their home games at the Walkup Skydome. They were members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 23–15, 13–5 in Big Sky play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament where they lost to Montana. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Grand Canyon, Sacramento State, Kent State, and NJIT to advance to the CIT championship game where they lost to Evansville.

The 2014–15 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Lumberjacks, led by third year head coach Sue Darling and played their home games at the Walkup Skydome and seven games at the Rolle Activity Center. They were members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 13–17, 9–9 in Big Sky play to finish in a three-way tie for fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Women's Tournament to Eastern Washington.

The 2015–16 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Lumberjacks, led by fourth year head coach Sue Darling and played their home games at the Walkup Skydome and the Rolle Activity Center. They were members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 6–24, 2–16 in Big Sky to finish in a 3 way tie for tenth place. They lost in the first round of the Big Sky Women's Tournament to Montana.

The 1998 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 5–7 at the Walkup Skydome at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The 2000 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 8–11 at Dahlberg Arena at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

The 2016–17 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Lumberjacks, led by fifth year head coach Sue Darling, played their home games at the Walkup Skydome. They were members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 6–24, 2–16 in Big Sky to finish in tenth place. They lost in the first round of the Big Sky Women's Tournament to Portland State.

The 2016–17 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks were led by fifth-year head coach Jack Murphy and played their home games at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Arizona as members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 9–23, 6–12 in Big Sky play to finish in tenth place. As the no. 9 seed in the Big Sky Tournament, the lost in the First Round to Portland State.

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team represents Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, in NCAA Division I men's competition. The school's team competes in the Big Sky Conference. Loree Payne, formerly the head coach at the University of Puget Sound, was named the head coach of the lumberjacks in April 2017.

The 2017–18 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks were led by sixth-year head coach Jack Murphy and played their home games at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Arizona as members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 5–27, 2–16 in Big Sky play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament to Northern Colorado.

The 2017–18 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team represents Northern Arizona University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Lumberjacks, led by first year head coach Loree Payne, play their home games at the Walkup Skydome. They were members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 7–23, 3–15 in Big Sky to finish in eleventh place. They lost in the first round of the Big Sky Women's Tournament to Portland State.

The 2018–19 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represented Northern Arizona University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks are led by seventh-year head coach Jack Murphy and played their home games at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Arizona as members of the Big Sky Conference.

The 2018–19 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's basketball team represents Northern Arizona University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Lumberjacks, led by second year head coach Loree Payne, play their home games at the Walkup Skydome. They are members of the Big Sky Conference.

References

  1. "Northern Arizona University Visual Identity Guide" (PDF). Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  2. "Big Sky Conference - Member Institutions". Bigskyconf.com. Retrieved 2015-12-02.
  3. http://www.wacsports.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=10100&SPID=4116&SPSID=45926