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Annual Report 2018

Pursuing excellence in sport

Passion, spirit and strength are embedded in the DNA of UNB’s athletes. On the court or field, in the classroom or community, our athletes demonstrate a commitment to success.

UNB Reds - Fredericton

L-R: Brent Baker and Javon Masters

The 2017-18 academic year was filled with success for the UNB Reds. Season highlights include:

  • In 2017-18, 41 per cent of our Reds were named Academic All-Canadians (95 of 241 student-athletes). Academic All-Canadian status celebrates earning at least an 80 per cent average while participating as a varsity athlete.
  • The Reds men’s basketball team ended a 51-year drought, winning the Atlantic University Sport championship.
  • Javon Masters (BA’18) finished his career as the new all-time leading scorer in Canadian men’s university basketball history. Masters, who scored 2407 points over five seasons with the Reds, eclipsed the previous mark by 125 points.
  • The Reds men’s volleyball team won a third consecutive Atlantic University Sport championship.
  • The Reds men’s hockey team won the 2017-18 Atlantic University Sport championship, and earned the bronze medal at the University Cup national championship tournament, at the Aitken Centre.

Seawolves - Saint John

Front row (L-R): Dayna Alexander, Samantha Graham, Megan McCrea-Kozak, Madison Hartos, Taylor McGrattan, Olivia Bell. Back row (L-R): Lauren Bayne, Jenna DeGooyer, Maggie Birney, Lauren Hale-Miller (Head Coach), Indigo Clement (Assistant Coach), Maria Cummings, Bridget Smith, Montanna Meyer

Over the 2017-18 season, the Seawolves performed both on the court and field as well as in the classroom. Accomplishments include:

  • Secured over $10,000 in scholarships for student-athletes, and one new scholarship - The Waggott Family Scholarship.
  • 17 Seawolves were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholars.
  • The women’s volleyball team achieved a combined GPA of 3.5.
  • Four of the six teams advanced to the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) playoffs. Men’s basketball earned its first playoff berth in over five years.
  • Hunter Gray (BBA’20) was the first men’s basketball ACAA All-Conference winner in eight years.
  • Five student-athletes were named to ACAA First Team All-Conference, and five were named to the second team.
  • Jenna DeGooyer (BBA’19) and Patrick Kendall (BSc ‘18) were named CCAA Academic All-Canadians.