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 […]

1957-58 Women’s Field Hockey Team

During the fall of 1957 the Gi Forsythe -coached women’s field hockey team captured its third successive Maritime intercollegiate championship for Acadia. Playing one exhibition contest and six intercollegiate games against Dalhousie, Mt. Allison and King’s College, the Axe Women won five games and tied one. In these six encounters the Forsythe led charges outscored […]

Marie Sexton Pumell Musser

Acadia Ladies Seminary 1924 …a pioneer and avid spokesperson for women’s participation in ice hockey. Born in Falmouth, Nova Scotia on May 17, 1903, Marie Sexton attended the local school and later the Edgehill School for Girls where Field Hockey was one of the many activities in which she excelled. Later, in the early twenties, […]

Dr. Cynthia (Mann) Watson- 1969

Cynthia (Mann) Watson, now a physician at the Acadia Medical Clinic in Kamloops, British Columbia was considered the best all-round female athlete from the Nova Scotia system to enter Acadia during the fall of 1966. During that fall she soon became an Axette of distinction, joining the Elizabeth Vermeulen-coached field hockey squad that enjoyed a […]

Betty Jean (White) Flieger- 1977

Betty Jean (White) Flieger, a Kings County native who starred in interscholastic athletics at Wolfville High School, graduated from Acadia in ’77, receiving a B.A. in Recreation and Physical Education. Betty Jean, or B.J. as she became more familiarly known, enjoyed four excellent seasons as both a field hockey and basketball Axette. In varsity field […]

Susan Roberts- 1970

A native’ of Prince Edward Island and a 1970 graduate of Acadia University, Susan Roberts was an outstanding field hockey and basketball Axette. Susan attended Queen Charlotte High School in Charlottetown, being a member of the school’s field hockey team, the first on the Island. Her grade XI academic year was spent in Edgehill where […]

Joan Aalund- 1967

Joan Aalund. a 1967 Acadia graduate who excelled in volleyball, field hockey and basketball was certainly one of the University’s finest all-round athletes of the 60s. In volleyball, for example, she was a member of the ’64-65 Elaine Ross-coached Axettes that posted a 4-2 record in the Maritime Intercollegiate championship round. In this exciting tournament […]

Laverne A. (Veinotte) Slauenwhite- 1969

…as a basketball Axette she was twice the Conference’s scoring champion. Laverne (Veinotte) Slauenwhite, a graduate of New Germany Rural High School, was a multi-talented athlete who, as an Axette, starred in basketball and field hockey. During her high school years from grades seven to twelve she participated in soccer, volleyball, field hockey and basketball, […]

1955-’56 Women’s Field Hockey Team

…a Maritime Intercollegiate Championship in an undefeated season. The 1955-56 Axettes won the Maritime Intercollegiate Field Hockey Championship under the expert guidance of Coach Gi (Corcoran) Forsythe. In bringing the championship back to Acadia for the first time since 1950, the women enjoyed an undefeated season, winning five games while tying the other. Perennial scoring […]