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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mary (Wakeham) Taylor- 1975

Mary (Wakeham) Taylor, a graduate of Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, first arrived on the Acadia campus during the fall of 1971. During her high school athletic career Mary was rated by many as the top female athlete in her native province, participating in track, basketball and volleyball. Being a […]

1950-51 Women’s Basketball Team

The 1950-51 women’s varsity basketball team under the direction of newly-appointed coach, Margaret Harrington, captured the Nova Scotia and Maritime Intercollegiate titles by sweeping aside determined efforts by Dalhousie and Mount Allison. In earlier season play, the Axettes engaged in a home-and-home series against Dalhousie, resulting in a total point victory for the Acadia squad. […]

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 […]

1948-49 Women’s Basketball Team

The girls’ 1948-1949 varsity basketball team of enjoyed an outstanding season, winning nine out of ten games. Included in their lineup that season were several performers who had starred on the Provincial Intercollegiate Championship teams of 1946-1947 and 1947-1948. The garnet and blue clad hoopsters competed in four exhibition contests that season, winning each by […]

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 […]

Joan (Sutherland) Murray- 1953

The late Joan (Sutherland) Murray, a graduate of the Yarmouth High School was certainly one of Acadia’s most gifted Axettes during the early fifties when the varsity basketball squad were either champions or contenders for the Maritime Intercollegiate crown. Although she was capable of performing creditably in swimming and track and field events, and was […]

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, […]

Ann Mosher – 1961

…for stardom in field hockey, volleyball and basketball, was named Acadia’s Athlete of the Year. Yarmouth High School product Ann Mosher, an Acadia graduate of 1961, certainly must rank as one of the University’s finest ever multi-sport female athletes, being an outstanding varsity performer in field hockey, volleyball, and basketball. In fact, when the opportunities […]

1944-’45 Women’s Basketball Team

…Maritime Intercollegiate Champions in 1944-45 The 1944-45 Women ‘ s Basketball Team, battling a meagre budget, and the uncertainties of global warfare, struck a blow for victory as they went undefeated throughout their season and provided a source of excitement and pride for a student body that was otherwise subdued. The squad indeed did carry […]

1924-’25 Women’s Basketball Team

…inspirational leaders; Maritime Intercollegiate Champions The 1924-25 women’s basketball team enjoyed tremendous success under the coaching of Terry Osborne, who had assumed his duties as Acadia’s physical education instructor that previous fall. Even before his arrival, however, the women’s squad had enjoyed winning seasons, often playing in front of relatively large and enthusiastic audiences. Back […]

Thelma A. (Brannen) Salmas- 1956

Maritime Intercollegiate Diving Champion and Acadia varsity letter athlete in three sports .basketball, swimming and volleyball. Thelma (Brannen) Salmas, a ’56 Acadia graduate, made outstanding contributions to varsity volleyball, basketball and swimming during her years in the Axette garb. In volleyball, Thelma was part of a program that became very popular in the mid-fifties. Being […]

Marion (Eaton) Bishop- 1931

…a multi-sport athlete who personified the best of the Acadia tradition. Marion (Eaton) Bishop, a member of the graduating Class of ’31, was a multi-gifted athlete who starred in basketball, tennis, swimming, track and field and tumbling. In basketball, she was a key member of a very strong club that captured the tri-province championship during […]

Nancy (Sutherland) Logue- 1959

…whose talent and dedication inspired others to achieve. Nancy (Sutherland) Logue, a 1959 graduate was a prominent member of varsity volleyball, basketball and ground hockey teams during her years at Acadia. Keen followers of that time fondly recall her excellent performances and exceptional leadership qualities -traits that justified enthusiasts to rate her as the superior […]

Gertrude Phinney Young Beattie

Gertrude Phinney Young Beattie- 1932 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989 Gertrude Phinney Young Beattie was born in Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, but received much of her early education in Wolfville. Following high school graduation, she enrolled at Dalhousie University where she became a member of the Dal basketball squad, a Maritime championship team […]

1936-37 Women’s Basketball Team

’36-’37 Women’s Basketball Team Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 The 1937 Women’s basketball team, winners of the Maritime Intercollegiate title, went through their eight-game season without a single defeat, while outscoring their opposition 262- 150. Composed of key performers who had sparkled as members of tri- province championship squads in ’34 and […]

Jean (Ingraham) Haley

Jean (Ingraham) Haley- 1937 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 Jean (Ingraham) Haley, born in North Sydney, NS, and a graduate of Wolfville High School was a superstar in athletics at Acadia from the fall of 1933 to the spring of 1937. She excelled in gymnastics (tumbling), swimming, tennis and basketball. During that […]