In the Student Spotlight: Nov. 22, 2019

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  • Women’s basketball player Nina Radford was named the Big Sky Women’s Basketball Ready Nutrition Player of the Week. In an 88-80 home victory against Seattle, Radford racked up 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. This marks her second game as a Lumberjack after transferring from University of California, Santa Barbara and redshirting last season.
  • Senior cross country runner Geordie Beamish was named Men’s Athlete of the Year in the Mountain region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association. Beamish won the individual title at the Mountain Region Championships, where he covered 10 kilometers in 30 minutes, 25.6 seconds. The team will compete at the NCAA Division I National Championships Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • NAU’s Professional Selling Program students tied for first place in the qualifying round at the International Collegiate Sales Competition. The team advanced to the Sales Management Case competition finals in Orlando.
  • Women’s volleyball player Heaven Harris was named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week. In two NAU road victories against Montana and Montana State, Harris averaged 3.9 kills per set and hit at 33 percent. This marks the first Player of the Week award she has received this season and the fourth of her career.
  • NAU Yuma social work student Audra Attaway won the undergraduate Carl F. Scott book scholarship. She began working with Community Health Associates, North End Community Connections in September. In the program, Attaway worked with intake assessors, case managers and medical staff to facilitate smooth reentry of individuals from the justice system into the community from being on probation or parole.
  • The following students received awards for their work in the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program.
    • Fall 2019 SI Excellence in Leadership Award
      • Amanda Milton
      • Bailey Barr
      • Caitlyn Pallas
      • Isaac Alstrin
      • Kyle Julle
      • Kendal Meerkreebs
      • Nicholas Gallegos
      • Rey Mendez
      • Sarah Kline
      • Ethan Goff
    • Fall 2019 SI Excellence in Peer Leadership Award
      • Aaron Guerrero
      • Bailey Barr
      • Darby House
      • Karli Green
      • Kendal Meerkreebs
      • Kylie Cook
      • Alexandra Lafferty
      • Princess Navarro
      • Rey Mendez
      • Riley Irwin
      • Samantha Nearing
      • Ethan Goff
      • Trenton House
  • Football player Aaron Andrews and volleyball player Abby Stomp received nominations for the 2019 Academic All-District Team. Andrews started all 10 games for the Lumberjacks this season, accumulating 32 tackles including four tackles-for-loss, all while maintaining a 3.55 grade point average in communication studies. Stomp accumulated 601 assists and has started in 23 of 26 matches thus far this season. Those nominated for the all-district team are put on the ballot for the All-American team, which will be announced in December.