According to his Twitter account, former Oklahoma State quarterback Keondre Wudtee is transferring to Northern Arizona.

Wudtee, a former three-star recruit out of Bossier City, Louisiana, was being pursued by Northern Arizona and recently changed his Twitter profile photo to a picture of himself donning a Lumberjacks jersey.

He didn't take many snaps at Oklahoma State, appearing in just four games during his freshman and sophomore years while completing a total of eight passes for 33 yards and one touchdown. Wudtee actually ran the ball more for the Cowboys, with 15 carries for 110 yards over two seasons.

The dual-threat quarterback out of the Big 12 is the second Power 5 quarterback to transfer to Northern Arizona in the past two springs, joining Daniel Bridge-Gadd, who came to Flagstaff from Pac-12 school Washington.

Wudtee adds needed depth and competition to a position that struggled last season due to the injury bug. Starting signal caller Case Cookus missed most of last season due to a broken collarbone, while Bridge-Gadd tore his ACL later in the year. It is unclear if Bridge-Gadd and the other backups will remain on the roster.

Wudtee is eligible to play immediately per NCAA transfer rules because he dropped from the FBS to the FCS.


The Northern Arizona track & field program closed out the 2019 Beach Invitational on Saturday in Long Beach, California, at the Jack Rose Track at Long Beach State University.

The throws, sprints and hurdles squads represented the Lumberjacks in the Golden State after the program had completed the final day of the Bryan Clay Invitational and the opening day of the Beach Invitational on Friday.

Parker Joens had a top-20 performance in the men's shot put. He hit a mark of 17.79m on his second attempt to round out the top 20. Jake Arnold was the Jacks' second leader in that event, coming in 23rd after throwing for a mark of 17.48m on his third attempt, which earned Arnold a new personal record.

Joens was also NAU's top thrower in the men's discus after he earned a mark of 50.87m on his first attempt to take 32nd. Brady Williams was second in that event for the Jacks as he would come in 46th off of a 48.01m throw made on his final attempt.

Alexa Dragone came in 28th in the women's shot put to lead NAU in that event. Dragone set a PR off a 13.99m throw.

Matilde Roe also set a PR in the women's discus with a mark of 50.03m to top her previous best of 49.47m that was set at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet on Thursday.

Jasmine Malone placed third in the women's 400m dash with a time of 54.15.

The women's 4x100m relay team came in ninth after crossing the finish line at 47.20. The squad was made up of Jasmine Malone, Miracle Onyemaobi, Jada Jackson and Helena McLeod.

Tyren Wolfe came in eighth in the men's 400m dash. Wolfe's time of 48.19 was his second best of the outdoor season, his best coming at the Texas State Bobcat Invite when he posted a time of 48.15. Khalil Dorsey had a top-20 performance in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 14.77.

NAU's track and field program will return Saturday for the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson at the University of Arizona.


The Northern Arizona women's golf program ended its 2019 spring season on Sunday at the Big Sky Conference Championships at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev.

After braving the weather during the second round, Northern Arizona ended the tournament in seventh place on the team leaderboard after a 7-over 295 showing in the third round.

Sacramento State won the conference title as the Hornets had an 8-under 280 third round (3-over 867 throughout the weekend). This is the second time in three years the Hornets have earned the conference crown.

Aleksandra Chekalina concluded the conference championship in a three-way tie for fifth. She was 2-over 74 in the third round to end with a 2-over 218 overall performance and was only three shots off of Beah Cruz of Northern Colorado and Corinne Viden of Sacramento State at 1-under 215.

Chekalina earned All-Tournament honors to go along with her Third Team All-Conference selection this past week.

Elle Kocourkova's 10-over 226 performance throughout the tournament earned her a three-way tie for 21st. Sara Padilla was not far behind, coming in a three-way tie for 31st. Emma Reyes moved up six spots on the player leaderboard on Sunday to finish in a three-way tie for 37th.

Ashley Croft was 1-under par 71 in the third round, after having withdrawn from the second round Saturday due to illness.

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Lance Hartzler can be reached at 556-2251 or at lhartzler@azdailysun.com. Follow him on Twitter @lance_hartz.

NAU Sports Information contributed to this roundup.


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