Starting spring 2019, NNU will officially have a club lacrosse program on campus! This announcement was kicked off with a co-ed clinic to give students an idea of what’s to come and a basic understanding and fundamentals of the sport.
Volleyball athlete and philosophy major Jess Brennis went on a life changing mission trip to Haiti last summer which opened her eyes to the lives of people in third world countries and the abject poverty that her fellow humans suffer.
After her long journey to NNU, soccer student-athlete Anita Maryskova has experienced not only great success on the field—enjoying a historic season in which the team made the GNAC tournament for the first time in NNU’s history—but also true teamwork built on trust.
This morning Paul Rush, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders the past two seasons, was named as the new head men’s basketball coach for the Crusaders. “Paul Rush embodies the type of coach, mentor, and leader we want within NNU Athletics,” Lindley said.
Over the past few years, Northwest Nazarene University Athletics has given its student-athletes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that go beyond the playing fields and courts. Most recently, the NNU women’s soccer team spent a week in the island nation of Trinidad off the coast of Venezuela.
Join us for a 5K run/walk, hosted by the NNU Cross Country and Track and Field teams, that will take place on Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. The event will start in front of the Leah Peterson Learning Commons on East Dewey St. and finish on the track.
“It’s great to be champions!” The Northwest Nazarene University baseball team celebrated a sweep of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles after a 9-8 victory over Western Oregon on May 13 in the GNAC baseball tournament hosted by NNU.
10 Crusaders traveled to Kenya over Christmas break to volunteer with missionaries from One 5 Ministries and Wordsower International. The group shared God’s word and led running camps for more than 400 orphans and children living on the street.
Inspired by their coaches, Jake and Jenny Perry, seven current student-athletes and Northwest Nazarene alumnus Ashley Puga, volunteered their time this Christmas season to help Sean and Meredith Stewart with One 5 Ministries, and Andy and Jamie Fehr with Wordsower International.
Jonathan Hawkins, former NNU basketball player, says his appointment as assistant men’s basketball coach "wasn’t a coincidence—it was a Godincidence. Thankfully, God opened the door for me to walk through!"
Although collegiate sports are not for everyone, my experience as an athlete has been a worthwhile investment. Despite the year-round time, energy, and effort that collegiate sports require on top of an already jammed student schedule, many of my favorite college memories derive from my involvement on the Track & Field team.
Payton Lewis set the bar high on his track & field career.The freshman from Nampa Christian High earned two NCAA Division II National Championships berths, won three Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles and set five school records during 2014-15.
With the intent of bridging the frequently present gap that develops between athletes and non-athletes, NNU’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) functions as “a place for Christians to worship, fellowship, and grow closer together in Christ.”
After returning from a mission trip to Masaya, three baseball players discover a love for missional service and the country of Nicaragua.
While some may shrink away from the challenge of being both a nursing major and a volleyball player, Linnea Phillips, a senior from Yakima, embraces it. Linnea entered her senior season with 915 career digs for the Crusaders.