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Annual Report 2016

UNB’s athletic advantage

The hearts of every UNB athlete are filled with pride and passion. Whether on the field or court, in the classroom or community, they demonstrate commitment to excellence.

Varsity Reds

  • The men’s hockey team claimed its sixth national championship in March, at the 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) cup crown held at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
  • Allyssa Cleaves (BScEng’18) not only won gold at the 2016 CIS women’s wrestling championship, but was also named outstanding female wrestler.
  • Grace Annear (MA’17) made UNB history, winning a silver medal at the 2016 CIS track and field championship in March – the first medal for UNB at the national level.
  • The Varsity Reds took back the title at the 2016 men’s volleyball Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship in March, with Eivind Andersen (BA’17) named championship series most valuable player.
  • For the men’s soccer 2015 season, UNB brought home gold at the AUS championship, its third consecutive conference title, and took silver at the CIS cup championship held in Toronto.
  • Braden Harrison (BCS’19), and Daniel Brown (BA’17), were named conference all-stars at the 2016 AUS track and field championships – both winning gold.
  • Charli LeBlanc (BA’18), took home seven medals at the 2016 AUS swimming championships, and swam one of the most successful seasons in UNB history.
  • The Varsity Reds hosted the 2016 CIS women’s basketball final eight championship at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in March.


  • The Seawolves hosted the 2016 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association’s (ACAA) men’s and women’s volleyball championship in February, where the men’s volleyball team won silver.
  • Jacob McLean (BBA’18), who plays for the men’s volleyball team, was named the 2015 ACAA Libero of the Year.
  • Andrew Robart (BScEng’18) was awarded the 2015 ACAA Rob Shoveller Memorial Award. The award recognizes an outstanding student athlete playing ACAA basketball for his or her significant contribution to the sport and the community.
  • Matthew Brown (BSc’19), who plays for the men’s basketball team, was awarded the 2015 ACAA Rookie of the Year.
  • Team captains of the men and women's soccer and volleyball teams, P.J. Ward (BBA’17), Zoe Britt (BBA’17), Katherine Houser (BSc’16) and Peter Banks (BA’17), were recognized by the ACAA with 2015-16 First Team All-Conference Awards.
  • Kaitlin Casey (BSc’19) and Katherine Houser (BSc‘16) were named 2015-16 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians for their excellence in collegiate athletics and academics.
  • Twelve Saint John Seawolves were named 2015 CCAA National Scholars. The award recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student athletes.
  • Six varsity athletes received the 2015 Carl Fraser (BBA'74) Students Award for their academic performance and involvement in extracurricular activities.