UAF Nanooks

Friday, July 23, 2010

Alaska Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

The Alaska Nanooks volleyball squad has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s list of Team Academic Award winners for 2009-10, according to an AVCA announcement Wednesday.

Read the complete release here.

Jason Nichols Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

Head coach Cody Burgess and the Alaska Nanooks women’s basketball program announced Jason Nichols as the team's assistant coach for 2010-11 Wednesday.

Read the complete release here.

Women's Hoops Adds NWAACC Transfers

The Alaska Nanooks women’s basketball team announced the signings of junior transfers Autumn Greene and Lindsay Sommers Monday. Both players come from the competitive Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

Read the complete release here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nanook Hall of Fame Class of 2010

Three women and three men have been named the inductees for the Nanook Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010, as announced Saturday by University of Alaska Fairbanks athletic director Forrest Karr.

This year’s inductees are former athletic director John C. Gilmore, former Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Harris Shelton, and former student-athletes Sigrid Aas, Mallory (Bergstrom) Larranaga, Melissa Mulloy-Mecozzi, and Stuart Watkins.

The complete release can be read at

Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Red Wings' Development Camp Journal

Alaska Nanooks senior forward Ryan Hohl spent a week training and practicing in the Detroit Red Wings development camp, July 8-13. Here in his own words is a summary of the experience.

"Overall, I felt it was an extremely beneficial experience for skill development
and some new conditioning and strength ideas. They preached their systems and the importance of them a lot throughout the week. I felt that their overall philosophy was very similar to the one we have at Alaska. Also, the drills we did throughout the week are similar to those we do in our practices. We focused a lot on D-zone and offensive entry: again same exact philosophy we portray. My plan is to continue with my training and include some of the new things I learned throughout the week for the next month and a half. At this point I’m just going to keep focusing on skating, and training for the rest of the summer. I hope all is well. I can’t wait for the season."

-Ryan Hohl

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The 2010-11 men's and women's basketball schedules were announced. The men's team will play a full schedule at 26 games, while the women have 25.

Read the full schedule release here.