NNU News

Crusaders race to the top of the GNAC (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 30, 2014

When John Spatz stepped onto NNU’s campus back in the fall of 2003, he took over a young Crusader Track & Field program that now faced the challenges of competing in the NCAA and for Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships. Twelve years later, Crusader Track & Field is one of the elite athletic programs both at NNU and in the GNAC.

NNU Track & Field team boasts seven dual sport athletes (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 16, 2014

Between throwing the shot put and making a kill, these student-athletes are on the court or field all year round, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hope in the shape of a basketball court (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 16, 2014

Hope comes in many different ways and forms, often surprising us with its arrival. For a small rural community in Uganda, hope came this summer in the shape of a basketball court built by a team of NNU athletes.

Involvement makes for better athletes (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 15, 2014

NNU puts high expectations on our student-athletes, only one of which is excelling in sports. Alumnus Davis Halle tells about how balancing golf, academics and social involvement made him a better person and gave him a complete college experience.

The road to D2 (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 15, 2014

Kelli Lindley, associate athletic director at NNU, excelled as a Division 1 athlete and was on track to have real success as a Div. 1 coach until she stepped foot on NNU’s campus and discovered something different that transformed the way she thought about her career.

Student-athletes volunteer and serve (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 15, 2014

Despite busy school schedules and dedicated athletic preparation, NNU’s NCAA Division 2 student-athletes make time to build community with one another and serve the community around them.

Hard work pays dividends for basketball alum (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 12, 2014

At NNU, students are challenged to put their all into every aspect of their development. That attitude is helping alum Jordan Nicholes fulfill his dream of playing professional basketball.

Alum combines a passion for ministry with a passion for basketball (#GoNNUCrusaders)

September 12, 2014

Jonathan Hawkins pursues opportunities to play professional basketball around the world in Latvia, Israel and now in Australia.

CRU Awards celebrate Crusader student-athletes success

May 30, 2014

More than 300 student-athletes, coaches and friends of Crusader Nation gathered at the Johnson Sports Center on Wednesday, April 30, to celebrate Northwest Nazarene University's athletic success over the past year. The 3rd annual CRU Awards honored athletes from each of the Crusaders 15 men's and women's varsity sports teams, along with honoring the top individual Crusader athletes from the 2013-14 academic year.