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 […]

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 […]

Peter Simmonds- 1963

…an offensive star in basketball; a record-holder in track & field. Peter Simmonds, a 1963 graduate was one of Acadia’s all-time athletic heroes, being a varsity star in both basketball and track and field. From the fall of ’59 to the spring of ’63, he starred on numerous Maritime Intercollegiate championship teams, culminating his four-year […]

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 […]

Jack Garnett – 1957

…whose dramatics in basketball and track and field captured the interest of Axemen supporters. Jack Garnett, a member of the graduating Class of 1957, was a versatile athlete who starred in basketball and track and field, while performing capably in both soccer and swimming. In soccer, the Saint John native joined Bob Douglas’ varsity squad […]

James Feindel – 1938

..whose achievements established a standard for future Axemen. One of the finest all-round athletes ever to grace the playing fields of Acadia was the late Dr. James Robert Feindel, better known to the sports followers of his time as “Jo-Jo”. Jim Feindel, who departed from Acadia during the spring of 1938, entered Dalhousie University that […]

Arnold Eugene “Bunty” Forde

Arnold Eugene “Bunty” Forde- 1955 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989 Arnold Eugene “Bunty” Forde, a native of Sydney, NS, was considered to be one of Acadia’s best all-round student athletes during the 1952-55 period; having starred in English rugby, basketball, and track and field. As captain of the rugby team and under […]

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 […]