SHRM Alumni & Students on the Road to Rio

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th 2016 at 1:57 PM

Several of our recent alumni and one current SHRM student were on the Road to Rio, fighting for their spots on the track and field teams at the Olympic trials. NAU Athletics covered these recent accomplishments:

Deante Kemper ('15  HRM)
Lopez Lomong ('11 HRM)
Shamelle Pless ('15 MKT)
Brian Schrader ('15 FIN)
Futsum Zienasellassie – current HRM major outlined to graduate next year

NAU Athletics Coverage:

Lumberjacks Former and Current Leave Lasting Marks at 2016 U.S., Canadian Trials

Posted July 11, 2016

"The United States and Canadian Olympic Trials came to a close Sunday night, and all 10 current and former Northern Arizona University track & field athletes represented their respective countries honorably.

There was NAU blue and gold representation throughout the trials for the past week and a half across an array of events. While none of the Lumberjacks were able to pencil in spots on Olympic rosters, there was still a ton of performances to be proud of."

Full article HERE.

10 Current and Former NAU Track and Field Athletes Compete at U.S., Canadian Trials

Posted June 29, 2016

"Lumberjack representation at the U.S. trial meet will include current athletes Futsum Zienasellassie and Brooke Andersen, while NAU alumni Caleb HooverDeante Kemper, Lopez Lomong, Diego Estrada, Brian Shrader and Rochelle Kanuho will also compete for a potential Rio bid at Historic Heyward Field in Eugene, Ore., July 1-10. 

Former NAU stars Lauren Stuart and Shamelle Pless are also set to vie for spots on their respective national team at the Canadian Olympic Trials July 7-10 at Foote Field in Edmonton, Alberta."

Full article HERE.

Former NAU Track Star Will Compete at NACAC U23 Championships

Posted June 23, 2016

"Former Lumberjack track star Shamelle Pless has added yet another notch in her accomplished belt, as the 22-year-old 2015 graduate will compete at this year's North America, Central America, Caribbean Athletic Association's Under-23 (NACAC U23) Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador, July 15-17.

Pless will be representing her native country of Canada at this year's NACAC U23 Championships, competing in the 100m dash."

Full article HERE.

Categories: alumni rio olympic trials road to rio nau athletics students summer 2016 2016 track and field shamelle pless futsum zienasellassie deante kemper brian schrader lopez lomong