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NFL players Vincent Jackson, left, and Reed Doughty talk prior the the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame banquet Friday in the UC Ballrooms.
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As May approaches, UNC seniors anticipating graduation are preparing to leave the comfort of campus for either the professional world or graduate school. Guiding these students through their first steps toward life after graduation is the University of Northern Colorado’s Registrar’s Office, which organized the 2011 Graduation Fair. Staff members from the Registrar’s Office and other UNC departments coordinated the event on the ground floor of the University Center Wednesday through Friday. Achievement product company Herff Jones is UNC’s official supplier of graduation items. Staff members helped students select and order from the Herff Jones catalogue of cap, gown and tassel packages, as well as graduation announcements and class rings. The company provided several laptops on which students could access to orders online. The UNC Alumni Association offered graduating students membership. Students are automatically eligible for membership upon graduation. Mary Giggy, a graduation adviser from the Registrar’s Office, worked
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Tim Carson, left, a senior English major, discusses graduation package options with Shawna Devries, a Herff Jones employee, during the graduation fair, which took place Wednesday through Friday on the first floor of the University Center. at the Graduation Fair to direct students and answer questions. “We were overwhelmed earlier in the week, but we’ve seen fewer and fewer students as the week has gone on,” Giggy said. “We weren’t too busy (Friday).” Still, Giggy said by the time the fair was closed Friday afternoon, several hundred students had placed orders just that day. “Hopefully, most seniors were able to make it here to place their order,” Giggy said. “The ones who were unable to need to order their cap, gown and tassel online. Students can order supplies at www.herf-
fjones.com/college until March 22. Senior journalism major Cody Sanger attended the graduation fair but ordered his materials through the Herff Jones website. “I did find the graduation process to be quite easy,” Sanger said. “As long as you get your graduation check done before your last semester, then you have plenty of time to get all of the necessary things in order.” Career Services had staff members present to answer questions and give advice to soon-to-be graduates throughout most of the fair. The office also provided industry-specific career lit-
erature for students curious about the opportunities available. The ceremony for graduate level degrees will be 7 p.m. May 6 at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Bachelor’s degree recipients will be recognized at 10 a.m. May 7 at Nottingham Stadium. For many individuals, planning the logistics before the big day is what makes the transition feel real. “Ordering my cap and gown felt really, really good,” Sanger said. “It’s hard to think that I’ve been at UNC for four years, and that after this semester I will be starting a totally new adventure in life.”
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Celebrating benefits, history of funded programs JORDANE HARTBAUER email@example.com
UNC organizations that fall under the federally funded TRIO Program hosted a celebration Friday in the University Center, which was attended by students, faculty and alumni. The TRIO Program originally consisted of three programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services. Now, TRIO consists of several other programs, including Gear Up, the Greeley Dream Team and the McNair Scholars Program. “We are celebrating the formation of programs that were developed to help low-income and first-generation stu-
dents be successful, from sixth grade all the way to college graduation,” said Nona Long, an academic coach for the Center for Human Enrichment and one of the organizers of the TRIO Day celebration. In addition to learning more about the TRIO programs, students had the opportunity to check out several different parts of the celebration. Attendees heard music by the Dion Duran Quartet, a group in which all four men were TRIO alumni. Also, three participants of different TRIO programs spoke to attendees about the event’s theme — hope. Marina Orozco, a University of Northern Colorado alumna, was one of the three speakers.
“I have such great memories about the Center for Human Enrichment,” Orozco said. “It was a program that I found the most success in, and they helped me with everything. So when they contacted me about coming to speak, I was more than happy to. It is a great opportunity to come back and see everybody and to see the people who are like me and who are starting where I started.” Information on future and pending programs under the TRIO umbrella was also provided. Students in the programs spoke to individuals who showed interest in getting involved with one of the organizations. “I love the TRIO
Program,” said Stacy Duncan, a senior sociology major and a student in one of the programs. “I especially love McNair because it has helped me grow so much: I love the staff and all of the people that I have met while being involved in the McNair program.”
I especially love McNair because it has helped me grow so much. I love the staff and all the people that I have met while being involved in the McNair programs.
— Stacy Duncan, a senior sociology major
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Jana Schwartz, left, the director of Center for Human Enrichment, and Carlos Marin, a senior music major, applaud speakers during TRIO Day Friday in the UC Panorama Room.
Student to spend summer developing Thai communities KATIE OWSTON firstname.lastname@example.org A senior-year student will travel to Thailand this summer to spend two weeks volunteering in rural Thai communities and another two weeks exploring diverse cultures and cities within the FarEastern country. Jessica Rice, a theater arts major in design technology, will join 20–50 other students as a part of a program called International Student Volunteers on a monthlong trip to Thailand after her graduation in May. ISV is a non-profit organization that sends students
around the world through a volunteer-and-adventure program — half the time on the trip is spent volunteering in one of eight countries spanning across six continents; the other half is spent traveling and touring around the country. “We will be working with one of the northern tribes in Thailand,” Rice said. “Those communities are not very well developed.” There has been significant growth in Thailand’s economy over the past several years, which has made the country’s inability to provide land for their growing population evident. Student volunteers have
a variety of projects to complete within two weeks, which vary from country to country. Volunteers in Thailand will work on preserving wildlife by caring for and rehabilitating rescued monkeys and elephants. They will also help develop ecotourism practices within communities, teach English to orphaned and underprivileged children and build playgrounds and schools in under-developed communities. “I can already see the joy on the faces of the children we will be helping,” Rice said. “I can’t wait to spend time working to create a better life
for them.” Following their two weeks of volunteering, students will set out on an adventure tour of Thailand. Activities include rock climbing on Railay Beach, rappelling down waterfalls in Chiang Mai and hiking through jungles in Mae Taeng. The adventure ends in Bangkok, where students will have a free day to explore markets, various temples and the busy streets Bangkok has to offer. “I am excited to get out of the country to see and experience some place completely new,” Rice said. “I have been to
Mexico, but that’s the farthest I‘ve been. For me, this experience is going to be so incredible.” Rice also did volunteer work in Mexico — she built three houses for families previously living in cardboard shacks. She said the physical labor will most likely be the same as her previous projects; however, Thailand is a different country. The culture surrounding the people she will work with is entirely different. ISV sends 4,000 students to six different continents every year. This summer, Rice will help achieve the program’s 2 millionth hour of volunteer work
since it began in 2002. For more information about International Student Volunteers, visit its website at www.isvonline.org. To donate to Rice and help make her volunteering possible, e-mail her at email@example.com.
I can already see the joy on the faces of the children we will be helping. I can’t wait to spend time working to create a better life for them.
— Jessica Rice, a senior theater arts major
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Academy Awards nominations lack ethnic diversity It is that time of year again, when actors and actresses are honored, new talent is introduced and the most prestigious motion picture awards are given to those who have mastered their craft in the most creative, successful way — it is Oscar season. On-screen talents have been celebrated at this black-tie affair for decades, and over the past few years, recognition of people of color in movies has begun to come into light. This, however, was not the case for this year’s Academy Awards nominations. There were several movies
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great movies, whether they are black or white. However, this is to bring light to the problems we still have in our country of a majority group having much power and say over what can be done in a very profitable industry. The movie industry, of all things, should be as diverse as this country, with fresh ideas and openmindedness that can help give a real reflection of what this country is. Movies impact our country and world in great ways, so how about we give each person an equal chance to shine and create a positive image on-screen?
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shots dominate it. Sure, there are minorties who have been able to produce successful films that required little help from others outside of their ethnic communities. However, the majority of large film companies and filmmakers are white. Hence, leading this year’s Oscars to become, as some online bloggers are calling it, a “nearly all-white affair.” This isn’t to bash the great movies that have come out in the recent year. There were, indeed, some very noble films. This is also not to bash the hardworking actors who worked very hard to produce
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released last year that featured people of color. In fact, besides “Toy Story 3,” the No. 1 movie for children last year’s remake of “The Karate Kid” stared Jaden Smith and legendary Kung Fu movie star, Jackie Chan. Although a movie for kids, the film still stood out as one that was carefully thought out, well written and worthy of recognition. Whether they were with a child, according to movie reviews on the Internet, many adults enjoyed the movie. The big picture here is about who runs Hollywood. Many of us are aware that predominantly white staffs that call most of the
pie. We thought it unusual that two kids, maybe 13 years old, would stare at us through the passenger-side windows of a sedan. We looked back at them, waving tentatively. The staring continued. When we reached the corner of the sidewalk, one of the young men popped his head out the window, shouted an obscenity at us and then emptied his drink onto us. He was a good shot,
managing to hit all four of us from a single cup. None of us said a word, in shock from the unprovoked violence. Then, the car skirted the corner and the oddly aggressive boys were out of sight. We returned home, not wanting to walk into the pizzeria covered in a milky fluid, which we had not yet identified. On one hand, I want to thank the boys for giving me one of the most bizarre and hysterical stories of my life. I would have a hard time inventing a fiction that absurd. I will forever recall my days in Greeley when I hear the word “horchata.” At the moment, I was legitimately frightened and angry. I thought, “What have we done to make these two people, not
to mention the (presumably) adult driver of the car, so upset with us?” Our mere presence offended them so much they would not only assault us, but also throw away a perfectly good horchata. I figured out what it was when I went home to clean my coat. It had a sweet cinnamon smell. I didn’t taste it, out of fear it may be gasoline or some other toxin in disguise. My fear was worthy of ridicule but not wholly unjustified. Who is to say how far a pair of bullies might go to prove a point? The point is…I’m not sure there was a point. The boys’ chosen method is uncommon, but mindless harassment is not. Their game is likely just that, more for their amusement than to affect my friends and
me. I would love to have been a witness to the scene in the car immediately following. Either the assailants collectively laughed the bully’s laugh, planning their next strike, or — and this is far more terrifying — one of the boys turned to the other and said with cold malice, “Serves them right.” On the plus side, the incident served me the same sort of nostalgia as a nightmare: I remember the good old days of elementary school, when bigger, dumber folks would emotionally scar me daily for pleasure; they never did with horchata, though — that part is new. — Mark Maxwell is a junior theater arts major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.
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Group looks to rename campus adjacent avenue EMILY BRANT email@example.com
A year ago, Sarah Flanagan, a senior communication major at UNC, detected a lack of student relations with the Greeley community. This helped spark the student-run organization Operation Bear Aware. Flanagan saw that unlike other Colorado college towns, Greeley acts as a city with a college in it rather than an ideal college town. To achieve this, OBA
was created to help bring Greeley businesses, community programs and the University of Northern Colorado closer together. OBA began working with the Greeley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greeley to create an affiliation between UNC and local businesses. These businesses range from bars, such as Patrick’s Irish Pub, to retail stores, such as The Book Stop. Once a business signs up to be a part of OBA, owners display signs in
their windows and have signup sheets available for students. When students visit these businesses and sign their names, they become part of OBA and are entered into a weekly drawing. Each business gives out a product or a $50 gift certificate. OBA has also collaborated with their business partners to create student specials. For example, Red’s Dogs and Donuts includes six free doughnuts whenever a student buys six. This, among many other specials, has
laid the foundation for the growing relationship between UNC and Greeley. This semester, OBA organizers decided to speak with city administrators about their largest project yet: renaming 11th Avenue “Bear Boulevard.” This will be accomplished if 6,000 students join OBA. Although this number is about half of UNC’s student body, Lindsey Rowe, an OBA intern and senior communication
major, said she hopes 11th Avenue is renamed because it could be the starting point of a town and school that students can be proud of. Unlike most student organizations around campus, OBA does not regularly host events for its members. Every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, OBA volunteers have a table in the University Center from 9 a.m.-noon. “OBA isn’t as much about planning events as it is about creating a support
system,” Rowe said. “By students supporting businesses around campus and businesses in turn supporting students, a better community will result.” OBA is well on its way to its goal with more than 1,200 students already signed up, and more students join every week. Rowe said she foresees Greeley becoming a college town more like Fort Collins, which is home to Colorado State University. For more information about OBA, students can visit www.obagreeley.com.
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In honor of last month’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, the Human Relations Commission in Greeley and UNC partnered to tackle prejudice in the community last week. The Community Read Program was an extension of the “Dream Big. Spread Hope. Inspire Others.” campaign. “The UNC students and faculty on the MLK committee wanted to offer the community a way to continue the work of Dr. King,” said Christy Shirazi, a volunteer for the Human Relations Commission. “By choosing a book that deals with issues of intolerance and inviting the entire community to participate in the read program, we are
aspiring to continue with Dr. King’s work.” Organizers of the program said they want to have as many groups of people in the community read the book, “Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine,” by Bebe Moore Campbell. The book takes the perspective of someone dealing with prejudice and shows how the victim reacts to the type of situation. “We don’t often see the perpetrator’s anguish for their terrible actions,” said Lin Allen, professor of communication studies. “Campbell asks the reader to see it from the other side.” The book does not have a happy ending, but Allen said this is for a reason. “I think that if Campbell left the book with a satisfying ending, then there would cease to be (an effort) in our own commu-
nity,” Allen said. “We would drop the cause. We need to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.” Organizers said they want this ideal to carry on throughout the year, not just in January and February. So far, no students from UNC have participated in the citywide book club. Organizers of the event want not only students but also businesses to participate. Beth Franklin, a professor of Hispanic studies, said she wants as many participants as possible. “We really want everyone in Greeley to be reading this book,” Franklin said. “We want businesses, students (and community members) starting their own book club.” Franklin and the others involved with the Community Reads program said they hope to
diminish social wrongs in the city. “We’re hoping by the community reading this book together that it’ll ultimately help them,”
Franklin said. “The book will hopefully help the community think more about bias, forgiveness and how to work together.” For more info on the
Human Relations Commission and getting involved with the Community Reads program, contact Sharon McCabe at (970) 350-9714.
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UNC inducted six individuals and eight teams in what is arguably its most talented class to date in the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony Friday in the University Center Ballrooms. The class was highlighted by two current NFL players, former University of Northern Colorado football standouts: safety Reed Doughty of the Washington Redskins and wide receiver Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers. In addition, eight baseball teams from the 1952-53 seasons and from the 1957-62 seasons were inducted. Joining them were Jim Crider, a wrestler from 1961-65; Joyce Jordahl, a volleyball player from 199699; Sabra Maas, a diver from 1993-96; and Jay Valentine, a track & field athlete from 1985-89. “This is truly an evening of celebration,” UNC President Kay Norton said in the first speech of the night. Jackson was the final individual honored before the baseball teams and showed his charismatic nature in his speech. Of the several people Jackson paid homage to in his speech, Doughty was near the top of greatest importance. The duo came in as freshmen in 2001, were roommates that year and have been great friends ever since. “Me and Reed have always shared a special bond,” Jackson said. “As physically talented as we
are, I think what got us to where we are is our work ethic.” Jackson then thanked his parents in an unusual way. “Next, my parents, Terence and Sherry Jackson — I’m not really sure where to begin with you guys,” he said. “I should probably start by thanking Marvin Gaye for making such a motivational album so I could be here.” Once the laughter died down, Jackson was all business, much like he was on the football field for UNC during a career in which he rewrote the record books by setting the school records in pass receptions (177), receiving yards (3,548) and overall touchdowns (tied at 39), among several others. After a long pause, Jackson invited his girlf r i e n d , L i n d s e y VanDeweghe, on stage. Much like the rest of the room, she was stunned when Jackson got down on one knee. “I love you, I will always love you,” he said. “I want to start a family with you, I want to spend the rest of my days with you. You are my soulmate. Will you marry me?” After he received a “yes,” Jackson said he did not want to take anything away from the other inductees.
Me and Reed have always shared a special bond.
— Former UNC football player, Vincent Jackson, on teammate Reed Doughty
Despite his proposal, the class was so star-studded, it would have been difficult to totally distract from the other athletes. Crider established a 5515 record during his three years and was the first Colorado wrestler to become a three-time AllAmerican. Jordahl was a four-time All-North Central Conference pick as well as a three-time Academic AllNCAA honoree. Maas broke school diving records 11 times and was named an AllAmerican in 1996. Valentine won the 1988 NCAA Division II Championship in the steeplechase and still holds the school records in the indoor 1000 meters and outdoor 3000 meter steeplechase. All of the baseball teams honored advanced to the NCAA College World Series under coach Pete Butler. Bob Mantooth, a freshman from the 1952 team, followed Jackson’s speech with a few anecdotes of how his role on the team was to carry the bats and other menial jobs, as he was just a freshman. He also included a story of how teammate Dick Porter found his position on the field. Mantooth said Porter had a fantastic throwing arm, but one day at third base, Porter had an accuracy problem. “They were taking infield, and as they threw the ball around the infield, Dick threw it home and hit Pete in the knee and flattened him,” Mantooth said. “Dick was a career left fielder from that day on.” Doughty, who grew up
in nearby Johnstown and is third on the career tackles list with 466, was possibly the most grateful inductee. He shared a story of how his parents never missed a game, with the most extreme example being when they drove 16 hours with Doughty’s wife Katie in the backseat and showered at a truck stop to see a game in St. Cloud, Minn. “UNC really was the perfect fit for me,” he said. “(My parents) either loved me, or they’re crazy, and I think a little both.” Doughty also spoke of the importance of him and Jackson being inducted in the same class. “We’re definitely honored to be inducted this year,” he said. “And the fact that both of us came in at the same time, and had such good careers here at UNC, tonight means a lot.”
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Former UNC football player Reed Doughty signs a football before the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet Friday. Doughty played safety at UNC from 2002-05.
Men’s hoops downs NAU DAVID WILSON firstname.lastname@example.org A lot can happen in a 24-hour span. Just ask the UNC men’s basketball team. The University of Northern Colorado went into Saturday’s game against Northern Arizona needing a win and a Montana loss to take control of first place in the Big Sky Conference. The Bears delivered a thrilling 7271 victory and had their wish granted as Montana fell, 59-55, to Eastern Washington.
“We had our own game to worry about tonight, and we came out and took care of business,” senior guard Devon Beitzel said. “It feels great to know we control our own destiny again.” The win did not come easy for the Bears (17-10, 11-3) as NAU (17-11, 8-7) went on a 10-0 run late in the second half to retake the lead, and led by as many as five points with three minutes remaining. NAU senior guard Cameron Jones put the Lumberjacks up one with a minute remain-
ing, but the lead was short-lived as Beitzel hit the next four points, giving him a team-high 23 on the night, to push UNC’s lead to 72-69. Trying to avoid a repeat of the buzzerbeater loss to Weber State earlier in the year, UNC coach B.J. Hill elected to foul NAU and send the Lumberjacks to the line with six seconds left. NAU sophomore guard Stallon Saldivar hit both free throws, cutting the lead down to 72-71. Beitzel, the nation’s See Basketball, Page 8
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The chances of two freshmen on a college football team eventually getting drafted into the NFL are likely higher at larger universities with bigger athletic programs. UNC, however, has its own special pair. Reed Doughty and Vincent Jackson were not only teammates as incoming freshmen in 2001, they were also roommates on the 10th floor of Turner Hall. As of Friday night, they were also fellow inductees in the 2011 UNC Athletic Hall of Fame class. Jackson, a wide receiver, was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, and because Doughty, a safety, redshirted his freshman year, he was drafted in 2006. The Washington Redskins selected Doughty in the sixth round.
Playing on opposite sides of the country, they said, has made it difficult to keep in touch, but they still find a way. “We both have really busy personal lives and professional lives, and we’re kind of like the majority of Americans when we keep in contact on Facebook and stuff like that and catch up every once in a while,” Doughty said. “(The Redskins) actually played San Diego last year, and he and I were both hurt.” Prior to Friday’s induction ceremony in the University Center Ballrooms, the last time the pair was able to catch up in person was at that game. Jackson said he was excited
He was definitely spectacular. — Reed Doughty said about former roommate Vincent Jackson
that he was inducted with his old roommate. “It’s great to see you here,” Jackson said in his speech. “It’s kind of like fullcircle. I’m glad that we came in together, and now we’re able to do this together, and it is special, so congratulations to you again.” Doughty said the aspect he most remembers about playing with Jackson was his “freakish” athletic ability and his determination on the football field. “I don’t remember him giving up a lot of interceptions; if he didn’t catch it, nobody did,” Doughty said. “He was definitely spectacular.” Doughty was a standout player himself, as he is third on the school’s all-time tackles list with 466 and is tied for fifth on the all-time interceptions list with 14. Jackson, who went to Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, also starred
on the UNC basketball team for two seasons, and led the team with 13.6 points per game as a sophomore. In retrospect, would things have turned out differently for Doughty and Jackson had they not met the way they did? “I was at the Colorado School of Mines on a visit, where I soon found out that was not a school for me because engineering was a lot harder than I think I wanted to make out,” said Doughty, who went to Roosevelt High School and grew up in Johnstown. “But I met Vince Jackson (at Mines), and we were standing at some building in Golden and I said, ‘You coming here?’ and he said, ‘No, you coming here?’ ‘No, you going to UNC?’ ‘Yep, you want to be roommates?’ ‘Sure.’ So that’s kind of how that went down, and I think it’s worked out, both for the university and for ourselves.” And the rest is history.
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Former UNC football players Vincent Jackson, left, and Reed Doughty talk before the Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. The two were roommates in 2001.
Quote of the day Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. — John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach
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UNC regains first place in Big Sky Conference Basketball from Page 6 fifth-best free throw shooter at 91 percent, was fouled immediately and went to the line with 5.3 seconds left with a chance to ice the game but clanked both, leaving NAU one last desperation shot. Jones, who finished with 24 points on the night, got the rebound and started going up court, but good defensive pressure by Beitzel forced an errant heave that fell harmlessly to the floor, giving UNC the win. “Beitzel did a good job
of just picking Jones up and trying to make him take up time and work him up the floor,” Hill said. “This tells you what kind of kid he is. Tonight was, by far, one of his worst shooting nights, but he still finds ways to help us win.” UNC shot 37 percent from the field and NAU posted a 50 percent shooting night, led by Jones and sophomore guard Gabe Rogers, who both combined for 51 of the Lumberjacks’ points. Bears senior forwards Neal Kingman and Chris Kaba helped carry the
scoring load as well for UNC, as they finished with 17 and 12 points, respectively. UNC will now turn its attention to Idaho State at 7:05 p.m. today in Pocatello, Idaho before coming back to Greeley to wrap up regular-season play on senior night against Sacramento State at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion. “It all comes down to these last two games for us, now,” Kaba said. “We control what happens to us, so we just need to go out and play our basketball.”
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The UNC women’s basketball team held a conference opponent to less than 60 points for the 10th time this season and beat Northern Arizona, 62-56, Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz. The University of Northern Colorado (16-11, 11-3) limited NAU (10-18, 510) to 38 percent shooting, and the Bears took advantage of 19 Lumberjacks fouls to help them to a victory. UNC’s win, coupled with Portland State’s upset of Montana State Saturday, increases its lead in the Big Sky with two games remaining. NAU took a 36-35 lead with 13:11 remaining in the second half, its first lead
since it led 2-0 to start the game. After building its lead to as many as five points, NAU relinquished control when UNC junior guard Kaisha Brown hit a 3-pointer with 8:27 to go. The Lumberjacks retook the lead with just more than four minutes remaining to assemble a four-point lead. The Bears tied it up at 56 on a jumper from sophomore forward Lauren Oosdyke, and UNC held NAU scoreless for the rest of the game. Oosdyke led all scorers with 21 points, her sixth 20-plus point game of the season. She also gathered six rebounds and had two steals. UNC freshman guard D’shara Strange backed Oosdyke by recording her third double-double in
four games, tallying 16 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. UNC senior guard Courtney Stoermer was held to one point on the night but was a key contributor on the defensive end, helping limit NAU’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Amy Patton, to four points on 2-of-12 shooting. Brown finished with 10 points by making two-ofthree 3-pointers and all four of her free throw attempts. She also tallied four assists. The Bears’ last two games of the season are both against Idaho State (16-10, 7-6), the first at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion and the second at 2:05 p.m. Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho.
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UNC freshman guard Paul Garnica attempts a layup in the team’s win over Northern Arizona Saturday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Garnica scored eight points, and had three rebounds and two assists in the game.