NNU News

Athletic Director shares her NNU experience

October 22, 2015

“I’ve really enjoyed and fallen in love with NNU’s mission of transforming the whole person,” says Director of Athletics Kelli Lindley. “There’s a depth to what we try to do here. Our goal is to create a balance so student-athletes grow in every area of their lives—first and foremost that they grow to love the Lord more.”

For the love of the game

October 20, 2015

After returning from a mission trip to Masaya, three baseball players discover a love for missional service and the country of Nicaragua.

NNU welcomes basketball coach Scott Flemming

September 27, 2015

Hired in May, Scott Flemming brings a 440-273 career collegiate coaching record with him to the Northwest Nazarene sidelines along with two National Coach of the Year awards and a Christian College National Championship.

Sweeping academic championships

September 14, 2015

Crusader student-athletes excelled well beyond just the playing fields and gym floors during the 2014-15 season. Last July, Northwest Nazarene University Athletics claimed an unprecedented honor as the Crusaders swept the season-long Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Sports title for the fifth time, tying for the most academic titles in league history.

Breaking records

June 6, 2015

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.

Division 2 soccer player shares his incredible journey to the U.S. and NNU (#GoNNUCrusaders)

February 23, 2015

Bryan Neba is a soccer player, a soldier and a nursing student. He understands the unique opportunities he has at NNU and as a Division 2 athlete because his current path would have been impossible in his native Cameroon.

Taking on the challenge

November 20, 2014

When Linnea is not donning her scrubs and listening to heart beats, she plays for the Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders, a team that recently clinched the conference title of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and now begins the fight for a national championship as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA West Regional tournament.

Running against the odds

November 14, 2014

When alum Doug Money returned to NNU for the track and field reunion, he shared an amazing story of a passion for running that can't be stopped no matter the challenges.

Meet volleyball player Taylor VanValey

November 13, 2014

Taylor VanValey defines success on and off the court. She is just one of NNU's outstanding players tearing up the court this season.

Athletic success supports the growth of a vital campus community

October 24, 2014

With volleyball and men’s soccer earning first-ever top 25 rankings this season, Crusader athletics are helping shine a national spotlight on NNU and its unique campus community.