Dr.Millard Cherry – Builder

Upon his arrival from Kentucky in 1957 as a Professor in the former School of Theology, Dr. Millard Cherry brought with him a belief that faculty should and would benefit from supporting varsity sports teams. In this regard, he has more than led by example. Affectionately known as Acadia’s #1 sports fan, he has been […]

Joey Wells – ’76 Athlete

Literally and figuratively, Joey Wells stood above most other basketball players in Nova Scotia for most of his career. An Amherst native, Joey excelled in basketball and track and field in high school, winning multiple provincial titles in track and field, leading Amherst to back-to-back provincial titles in basketball and representing Nova Scotia at the […]

Laura Sanders

New Brunswick native Laura Sanders arrived at Acadia in 1984 to coach women’s varsity basketball and soccer, which had not yet achieved varsity status. Laura would coach basketball at Acadia for 20 seasons and although her basketball teams had their moments, her greatest success would come on the soccer pitch. In Laura’s first season, the […]

1991-92 Acadia Hockey Axemen

The 1991-92 Acadia hockey Axemen were a unique combination of goalscorers and grinders, a group of guys who could put the puck in the net and still play a ‘lunch bucket’ brand of hockey that earned an AUAA championship and took the team all the way to the national final. Heading into the ’91-’92 season, […]

Bob Cameron

Bob Cameron arrived at Acadia from his native Ancaster, ON in the fall of 1974 and, over the next five seasons, did as much as anyone to usher in the ‘Golden Age’ of Acadia football. Cameron took over as Acadia’s starting quarterback in his second year and led the Axemen to three straight conference titles, […]

Duane Dennis

Duane Dennis was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and first put on a pair of skates when he was two years old. Lucky for Acadia his love of the game grew exponentially after that. Duane later moved to the Okanagan Valley in B.C. and had a successful junior career with the Vernon Lakers, winning the Centennial […]

George Dupont

George Dupont came to Acadia University in 1989 after growing up and playing his minor and junior hockey in Eastern Ontario. He graduated from Acadia University in 1993 and returned in 1994, was captain of Acadia’s first CIS hockey National Championship team in ’93 and earned the Major W.J. ‘Danny’ McLeod award as tournament MVP. […]

Jeff Macleod

Many student-athletes have a specific memory of a particular goal, big game or defining moment in their university career, but Jeff Macleod’s time as an Acadia Axemen afforded him more than a few highlights. A 1995 graduate, Jeff recalls fondly the hockey team’s 1993 National Championship win; Conference Championship in ’92 and ’94; and being […]

Marv Allemang

Marv Allemang came from a large family and was raised outside of Hamilton, Ontario, in the bedroom community of Ancaster. Then-coach Bob Vespaziani recalls Marv as “the big, strong, silent type, and honest as the day is long.” An important cog in the Axemen football machine, Marv played tight end and defensive end at Acadia […]

Norman Batherson

Norm Batherson is a native of North Sydney, N.S. and member of the Class of 1994. He played Major Junior Hockey with the Bellville Bulls of the OHL and then moved to the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. Norm arrived at Acadia in the fall of 1990, responding to the recruiting efforts of Coach […]

H. Penney Gaul

Penney Gaul is one of only a handful of Acadia varsity athletes to have won four conference championships during her career. As a member of Acadia’s outstanding women’s swim teams of the late 1970s, she added a pair of national titles as well. Hailing from Beaurepaire, a suburb of Montreal, Gaul arrived unrecruited at Acadia. […]

Roberta Thompson

The Acadia women’s swim teams of the late 1970s were consistently among the best in Canada, winning six consecutive conference championships and back-to-back CIAU titles in 1977 and 1978. A big part of the team effort that produced that string of success was provided by Roberta Thomson of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec. Acadia entered the 1977 AUAA […]

Sonny Wolfe

Most people spend their lives trying to find a career that is satisfying and fulfilling. For Sonny Wolfe, his decision early in life to coach football would never waver, and over the course of a 40-year career hementored many young men in a sport they loved and guided them to even greater things after graduation. […]

Featured Inductee – Ted Upshaw

Windsor Regional graduate Ted Upshaw, rated a High School All-Canadian, was an outstanding basketball Axeman from the fall of ’76 to the spring of ’81. During these five academic years he was a standout athlete on the Acadia hoop squads that won a National title and a couple of runner up awards in Canadian championship […]

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Carl Trask – 1931

Yarmouth County native Carl Trask was a distinguished athlete who starred on virtually every mens team at Acadia during the late 1920s and early 1930s. He excelled in swimming, water polo, rugby and baseball, and he was captain of the 1930 men’s varsity basketball team that captured the Eastern Canadian Championship. In the Eastern Canadian […]

Patricia Kellar – 1947

Carrying on a long tradition of fine athletes coming from Glace Bay, Patricia Churchill was a standout on the varsity ground hockey, swimming and basketball teams, and she was an ardent skier during her time at Acadia. It was during 1947 that the first official Maritime Intercollegiate Swimming Meet was held in Fredericton. The women’s […]

Earle “Andy” Anderson ’33

Digby native, Earle “Andy” Anderson was a keen participant in several athletic endeavors. Arriving on the Acadia campus during the 1930-’31 academic year, he wore the Acadia colours for three seasons, starring in English rugby, hockey, track and field and baseball. Football In football this powerful and agile offensive athlete starred alongside the likes of […]

Alexandra “Sandy” (Stirling) Bishop ’49

Kings County native Sandy Bishop was an all-round athlete who entered Acadia in the fall of 1945 and starred on Acadia’s Varsity field hockey and basketball teams of the late 1940’s. These teams captured several provincial intercollegiate championships in both sports and a Maritime championship in basketball. Being an outstanding defensive performer on successive intercollegiate-winning […]

James Bayer

The late James “Jim” Bayer, a native of Prince Edward Island, grew up in Dartmouth, where he was an outstanding high school athlete, paddled competitively for the famed Banook Canoe Club and started a lifetime commitment as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Jim became a graduate of Atlantic Canada’s first physical education program at […]