Junior Tatiana Kurach of Northern Arizona became the second consecutive Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week honoree on Tuesday, following her performances against Air Force and Idaho last weekend. It is the second career honor for Kurach, the reigning WAC Diver of the Year.
Kurach had a near record morning last Saturday, winning the 1-meter event with a score of 328.88 versus WAC rival Idaho. While the score was a career-best, more importantly it was less than four points off Taryn Harris' school record score of 332.33 set in 2011.
Kurach now ranks second in school history on the 1-meter springboard.
The Saint Petersburg, Russia, native also tallied top-three finishes in her three remaining events over the course of NAU's first back-to-back meets of the season. On Friday versus Air Force, Kurach placed second on 1-meter with a score of 288.08 and third on 3-meter with a score of 285.75. Following her event victory against the Vandals, Kurach then placed third on 3-meter with a score of 309.83.
Kurach and the Lumberjack divers will host the Lumberjack Diving Invitational Nov. 17-19, in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex.
The Northern Arizona men's tennis team finished the fall season competing in the UNLV Easley Memorial Classic in Nevada against UNLV, San Diego State and UCLA.
Five Lumberjacks -- Sebastian Eguez, Felix Schumann, Lucas Taylor, Thomas Fisher and Chris Steele -- competed in the first two rounds in singles and the first round in doubles.
In doubles, Fisher paired with Taylor in a 8-6 loss against UNLV and Schumann and Steele fell to SDSU 8-3.
In singles, Schumann picked up the lone win of the weekend as one of two who started competition in the first round over UNLV's Kevin Chau 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. The Lumberjacks lineup then fell to their competitions' best in the second round.
The Northern Arizona women's tennis team competed in their final two fall tournaments this past weekend in Phoenix, picking up a total of six doubles wins and 10 singles wins between the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational and the Grand Canyon University Invitational.
Hanneke Lodewijks and Chiara Tomasetti challenged some of the top women's tennis programs, garnering an undefeated 3-0 doubles run at ASU. The Lumberjack duo defeated Illinois' Jaclyn Switkes and Emilee Duong 6-4, Notre Dame's Cameron Corse and Zoe Spence 6-2, and Oklahoma's Malene Stripp and Camila Romero 6-1 before individually competing.
Across town, the other part of the Lumberjack team competed at Grand Canyon picking up a 6-5 singles record and going 3-5 in doubles. Freshmen Madi Moore, Ellie Millard, Cora-Lynn Von Dungern and Worthy Goldman competed for Northern Arizona, with the highlight performance coming from Goldman, who ended as a runner-up in her bracket.
Goldman fell in the championship match to Tarleton's Tory Simmons after defeating Arizona Christian's Autria Compton and Tarleton's Shelby Fillingame.