2017 USIAC KJ gold standard A

The NTU Archery team comes home with hardware from the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championship (USIAC) at the Easton/NFAA Complex, Yankton, South Dakota from May 10-14, 2017. Keanu Jones from (Flagstaff, AZ) earned top honors with his gold medal performance against H. Sellier from UC-Irvine (CA). Mr. Jones out dueled Sellier with a 6-4 match win to claim the top spot in the Basic Bow Men category. The Basic Bow Men’s Team of Keanu Jones, Shawndell Francis (Ramah, NM), Steven Bitah (Ojo Encino, NM), dropped their match against UC-Irvine to settle for the Silver medal. The NTU Women’s Bowhunter team, of Carmelita Allen, Maukenzi Moore & Michelle McCarthy, fell to Mississippi College (MS) in the Bronze medal match, 6-0.

In the Olympic round (OR) brackets, men’s bowhunter-Derrick Morgan beat Trevor Adams (Madisonville Community College, KY), 120-115, but later fell to C. Dixon (University of Cumberlands, KY), 121-137. In the women bowhunter division, Michelle McCarthy was ousted by M. Hamilton (Mississippi College), 103-127. Camelita Allen bested N. McGloster from (Mississippi College), 103-94, then lost to S. Rayburn (University of Cumberlands), 102-126. Maukenzi Moore defeated L. Bell (University of Wisconsin-Stephens Point), 112-106, then was ousted by H. Golden (University of Cumberlands), 109-129. In the basic bow men’s category, Shawndell Francis bested fellow NTU teammate Steven Bitah, 6-0. Mr. Francis fell to H. Sellier (University of California-Irvine), 6-0. Keanu Jones ousted S. Hirano (WUG), 6-2 match points to set up the gold medal match the next day.

Medal winners:

  • NTU Archery #5 Finish in medal count
  • Gold Medal Individual, Basic Bow Men - Keanu Jones (BFA major)
  • Silver Medal Team, Basic Bow - Steven Bitah (Electrical certificate graduate), Keanu Jones & Shawndell Francis (Welding major)

Best New Archer:

  • Women’s Bowhunter - Michelle McCarthy (Cuba, NM), BS Environmental Science major
  • Women’s Bowhunter - Carmelita Allen,
  • Men’s Bowhunter - Derrick Morgan (Mariano Lake, NM), Culinary Art major
  • Men’s Basic Bow - Keanu Jones
  • Men’s Basic Bow - Steven Bitah


  • Basic Bow - Keanu Jones
  • Basic Bow - Steven Bitah

2017 USIAC awards banq B

Coach Henderson comments, “The USIAC is good, end of year competition and was a great experience for my team as most have never been to the outdoor, target nationals. Dex Morgan shot well during qualifying but a wind aided miss costed him in the second round as he lost by 11 point during individuals. Both men and women bow hunter categories are tough competitions. Keanu Jones worked hard and it paid off as he outdueled some experienced archers to win gold. I am proud of our medal count as we finished for 5th place in total medals and how this team demonstrated resolve to finish the year strong. It takes a lot of time and dedication to be a student-athlete because of academic commitments and to find time to practice. I commend them for staying on course in the classroom and with archery. Most of the team experienced the outdoor competition for the first time, so we will learn from this experience and get better. The team is young and I hope they will be back in school for academics and some archery competitions”.

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Here are the results from our NTU Rodeo Team this past weekend at the New Mexico State University College Rodeo on April 28th - 30th, 2017.

  • Tyler Sam placed 6th with 8.6 seconds in Team Roping 1st Round.
  • Tyler Sam placed 2nd with 6.6 seconds in Team Roping 2nd Round.
  • Tyler Sam placed 3rd in Team Roping overall average with 15.5
  • Jared Pino placed 6th in Steer Wrestling 2nd Round
  • Jared Pino placed 7th in Steer Wrestling overall average
  • Jerrison Begay placed 1st in Bull Riding short go with 75 points ride. Overall 1st in Bull Riding.

This was the final College Rodeo for the NTU Rodeo Team this 2016 - 2017 season. We are proud of our Rodeo Team!


Here are the results from our NTU Cross Country Team this past weekend at the Dam Good Run Event in Phoenix, AZ on April 23, 2017.

  • Clifford Anderson took 1st place in the Men 4 Mile Race
  • Myron Yazzie took 2nd place in the Men 4 Mile Race
  • Eric Bailey took 3rd place in the Men 4 Mile Race
  • Felicia Chischilly took 10th place in the Women 4 Mile Race

We are proud of our Cross Country Team Runners!

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Here are the results from our NTU Rodeo Team this past weekend at University of Arizona College Rodeo on March 18th, 2017

  • Jared Pino placed 5th with 11.3 seconds in Steer Wrestling event.
  • Erik Becenti and Karlex Capitan placed 6th with 13.2 in Team Roping.

We are proud of our Rodeo Team. They will be traveling to Las Cruces, NM to compete in the New Mexico State University College Rodeo on April 28 - 30, 2017.

Good luck to our Rodeo Team!

Skyhawk Athletics

NTU teams have goals to place in their conference, regional, and national championships in a variety of sports. Winning teams have become a tradition at NTU in both men’s and women’s sports. Community support for intercollegiate athletics at NTU has been outstanding. The caliber of coaching, the quality of uniforms and equipment, the training and medical facilities, and the opportunity to play against good competition are superior. NTU Athletic Programs aspire to the highest level of intercollegiate competition, sportsmanship and academic excellence through the University mission.

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