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.

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.

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.