The university sponsors 15 NCAA Division I athletic programs—meet the people who are making a difference both on and off the field.


  • Kristi Andreassen


    A Goal to Assist

    Kristi Andreassen aspires to help others as a doctoral student in the university’s physical therapy program.

    2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
  • David McNeill


    Maximized Performance

    David McNeill excelled as a student and long-distance runner at Northern Arizona University.

    2/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
  • Rick Rodriguez


    Professional impact

    Rick Rodriguez’s time at the university prepared him to manage major brands, and he now gives back to current students through a scholarship.

    4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Mitch Strohman


    Calling the game

    Mitch Strohman is “the voice of the Lumberjacks," an has an active presence in the Flagstaff community and loves working with students.

    5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Travis Brown

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    Staying cool under pressure

    Travis Brown was the starting quarterback for the Lumberjacks from 1996 to 1999. After playing in the NFL for six years and pursuing numerous other ventures, he now serves in a different way. 

    6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Kevin Tucker

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    Mentoring NBA superstars

    Having worked as the director of security for both the Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trailblazers, alum Kevin Tucker knows that creating relationships are a vital part of his job.

    11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Archie Amerson

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    The Lucky Number Nine Retires

    Archie Amerson was a running back for Northern Arizona University between the years of 1996-97. He received the Walker Payton Award, then left the university to join the Canadian Football League.

    1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM