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 […]

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 […]

1966-67 Men’s Track & Field Team

…captured for Acadia its thirtieth Maritime Intercollegiate track and field title. During the academic year of 1911-12, Mr. William Dennis of the Halifax Herald and Mail Star donated a trophy to represent Maritime Intercollegiate supremacy in track and field. For the first four years of its inception, Acadia won each time. From that beginning to […]

David Jones- 1967

David Jones, a Bachelor of Science graduate in ’67 who returned that subsequent fall to pursue studies in Education, was indeed one of Acadia’s most successful varsity athletes. Being very skilled in both volleyball and track and field events, he contributed immensely as the Axemen won several Maritime Intercollegiate titles in both sports during his […]

Frederick Spicer- 1936

Frederick Spicer, a graduate of the Parrsboro High School, was an outstanding all-round athlete at Acadia, being a key member of several interclass championship teams in track, the Bulmer run, soccer and basketball. It was, however, as a member of the Red and Blue’s varsity track and field and intermediate and varsity rugby squads that […]

Michael Roach- 1965

Michael Roach, a native of Port Colbome, Ontario who attended Acadia from the fall of ’61 to the spring of ’66, was undoubtedly one of the University’s best-ever track performers. Being a versatile athlete who played three seasons of football with the Neil MacVicar-coached Axemen, Roach was particularly outstanding in short distance track events. During […]