In The Spotlight: April 18-22

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  • Elle Kocourkova and Ekaterina Malakhova have earned a place on the Big Sky All-Conference First Team for women’s golf. They are the first pair in nine years to both earn a spot in the First Team. Two other teammates earned all-conference honors, with Aleksandra Cehkalina placing on the Third Team and Ashley Croft receiving an honorable mention.
  • Elinor Beazley has been named the Big Sky Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for her 2-0 performance against the University of Idaho. This is NAU’s fourth consecutive Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award this season.
  • NAU’s Track and Field team has recorded top conference and regional marks this past week.
    • Abdihamid Nur broke the Big Sky and NAU men’s 1500-meter record.
    • George Kusche, Nico Young, Drew Bosley, Theo Quax, Caleb Easton, Bryn Morley and Elise Stearns all placed in the top 48 of the west region for the men’s and women’s 1500-meter races.
    • Kusche, Nur, Bosley and Young placed in the top 48 of the region for the men’s 5000-meter race.
    • David Dunlap ran a personal best to qualify for the regional 100-meter race.
    • Miracle Onyemaobi ran a personal best in the women’s 400-meter race to place first for the conference and in the top-48 of the region. LiNay Perry and Kyairra Reigh placed second and third in the conference as well.
    • Mitchell Effing placed first in the conference and in the top 48 of the region for the men’s long jump. Lily Margolis placed sixth in the conference for the women’s long jump.
    • Trevor Hook placed fourth in the conference for men’s javelin, and McKenna Chaney placed sixth in the conference for women’s hammer.
  • Ricardo Guthrie, associate professor of ethnic studies, has been awarded a third grant for his research on Black people and Route 66. Guthrie and the Southside Community Association at the Murdoch Community Center were awarded $25,000 from the Arizona Community Foundation for work resurrecting legacies and lived experiences of African Americans who traveled from the South to settle in Flagstaff.
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