UAF announced via a press release Friday afternoon that four finalists for the next Athletic Director would be visiting the campus this week for face-to-face meetings and interviews on April 26, 27, 28, and 30. Each candidate will also host a virtual 30-minute public forum live on the UAF website.
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.