In the Student Spotlight: Feb. 7, 2020
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- A proposal by doctoral student Oriel Humes was accepted by the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). She will observe main belt P and D type asteroids with a hole cut into the side of a 747 plane.
- Freshman Abdihamid Nur earned his first career Big Sky Men’s Track Athlete of the Week award. He turned in the sixth-fastest 5K time of 14:18.07, which altitude converts to 13:39.81.
- Five Lumberjacks are ranked nationally in the men’s 5K. Senior Tyler Day holds No. 1 with a time of 13:16.95, sophomore Luis Grijalva is No. 3 with a time of 13:29.74, Nur is No. 6 with a time of 13:39.81, sophomore Ryan Raff is No. 9 with a time of 13:40.99 and senior Geordie Beamish is No. 13 with a time of 13:51.14.
- Senior Chiara Tomasetti moved to No. 47, up from No. 57, in the Oracle ITA National Singles Rankings in women’s tennis. She has an overall season record of 15-6 and has posted three wins over nationally-ranked opponents.
- Madeline Wilson was named Big Sky Athlete of the Week. Wilson broke the women’s indoor pentathlon record with 3,487 points last Friday, Jan. 31 during the Mountain T’s Invitational. Wilson’s total across the five events broke Monique Donithan’s previous record of 3,366 points set in 1982. The record was the longest-standing NAU indoor track & field standard by either a male or female. In just her third collegiate meet, Wilson set three new collegiate bests in the high jump (1.64m) in the high jump, shot put (9.59m) and long jump (5.33m).