In the Student Spotlight: Nov. 8, 2019

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  • Will Oldroyd, a Ph.D. student in astronomy and planetary sciences, gave a public talk for the Prescott Valley Astronomy Club titled “Exploring the Gap Beyond the Kuiper Belt: Implications for Planet X.”
  • Eric Nolan, Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education, co-authored “A lesson in geospatial inquiry” with Lori Rubino-Hare, professional development coordinator in the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. The article was published in The Science Teacher, the National Science Teaching Association journal.
  • Women’s soccer players Carly George, Madison Montgomery and Paige Maling received Big Sky All-Conference team honors for the first time in their collegiate careers.
  • For the 17th time in program history, both the NAU men’s and women’s cross country teams won the Big Sky Conference CX Championships. This is the men’s 29th conference title and the women’s 21st. The championship was held in Greeley, Colorado, on Nov. 2.
  • Quarterback Case Cookus was listed as one of the 34 players to watch for the 2019 College Football Performance Awards, National Performer of the Year Trophy. Cookus claimed the trophy in 2015 and leads the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in passing yards with 3,153.
  • Freshman wide receiver Hendrix Johnson was named to the Jerry Rice Watch List. The Jerry Rice Award is presented in the postseason to the Football Championship Subdivision freshman player of the year. Johnson leads all FCS freshmen with 700 received yards on 44 catches, including five touchdowns.
  • 70 NAU students involved with the School of Art collaborated on “Steeling the (Old) Masters,” an art installation displayed on the exterior of the Performing and Fine Arts building. Each student created a steel relief inspired by a master artwork to create a rich conversation between historical and contemporary artists.