NAU men win Big Sky All-Sports trophy; women finish 2nd

OGDEN, Utah — Northern Arizona earned the Big Sky Conference Men’s All-Sports Trophy for the third consecutive year and fell two points short of capturing the Women’s All-Sports Trophy.

The NAU men were 8.5 points behind Weber State heading into the year’s final event — the Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championship — but secured the title with a first-place finish. NAU finished with 59 points to edge Weber State (58) and Montana (56).

The Lumberjacks won a pair of conference championships — indoor and outdoor track and field — and had top-four finishes in cross country, tennis and football.

Sacramento State won the women’s trophy with 75 points, followed by NAU (73) and Weber State (69).

The NAU women won three Big Sky titles — in volleyball, tennis and outdoor track and field.

Points are awarded based on regular-season standings the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, soccer, football, softball, tennis and volleyball. In cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s golf, all-sports points are awarded by basis of finish in the Big Sky Championship. On the women’s side, the top seven scores are counted to determine the winner.