Brock Anundson, who currently serves as the assistant director of athletics for internal operations and events at Black Hills State University in South Dakota, has been named the new Director of Athletics at UAF. He’ll begin his tenure with the Nanooks July 12th.
Miller has committed to moving on from college and volleyball, but not from the classroom. She plans to become an elementary school teacher this fall.
The first event was the 200-yard freestyle relay in which Oda Bygdnes, Shannon McCallum, Lainey Lioi and Whitney McArthur represented UAF. That group finished in 6th place with a time of 1:40.83.
Two weeks after sweeping Northwest Nazarene University, UAF split the weekend series with NNU with a loss on Friday and a win on Saturday. The ‘Nooks are now 5-4 on the season.
UAF collected the win 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 5-25, and 15-13 over their bitter rival. The two teams battled evenly the first two sets with each team taking one by an identical score.
It was an exciting trip to get there. Friday’s match at UAF was a five-set thriller the Nanooks emerged on top from. UAF dropped the first set, won two straight, lost the fourth, but pulled out the victory in the decisive fifth set.
Five skiers will represent the Nanooks at this year’s championships as Mariel Pulles, Catherine Reed-Metayer, Kendall Kramer, Christopher Kaley and Mike Ophoff have all qualified.
After falling behind 7-8, UAF rallied to go up 18-13 thanks in large part to the outstanding play of Lahra Weber and Cate Whiting.