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 female athlete of that era.

In volleyball, Nancy was an outstanding member of the Gi (Corcoran) Forsythe-directed teams that seriously challenged Mt. Allison and Dalhousie for Maritime honours. In ’58, for example, the Axettes finished second in the major tournament with Nancy sharing the spotlight with superb performers Elizabeth Mac Isaac and Muriel Newcombe.

In basketball, Nancy was equally prominent, being a key member on the ’58 and ’59 clubs. During her junior year she served as team captain, inspiring an inexperienced squad to competitive contests against the likes of Dalhousie. Individually, she was the squad’s top point-getter.

While Nancy and her teammates were unable to bring to Acadia championships in either volleyball or basketball, they emerged as “number one” in field hockey.

During the ’57-58 season, the Gi (Corcoran) Forsythe team successfully defended their Maritime championships of ’55-’56 and ’56-’57, sweeping aside all competition. In their conquest of the Maritime title, Nancy served as team captain while performing brilliantly in goal.

The team played six games that fall, winning five while tying the other. Individually, Nancy allowed but five goals, while recording a couple of shutouts.

Coach Forsythe and team captain Sutherland were faced with a major rebuilding job that fall as many new faces were included in the line-up.

In their conquest of the title, the Axettes recorded an early season 2-1 victory over Dalhousie as Bette Graham and Elizabeth Mclsaac scored. In a 4-0 victory over King’s College, Nancy shared the accolades with Mclsaac and Graham, each of whom scored twice. In a 1-all tie with Mount A, Jeanne Ogden scored the lone Axette goal as Nancy turned aside serious scoring chances. Late-season victories over King’s College and Dalhousie, in which goalkeeper Sutherland allowed but a single goal, allowed the Axettes to retain the tri-province crown for the third successive year.