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Annual Report

Cheering on the hometeam

Whether it’s on the court or field, in the classroom or community, our athletes demonstrate a commitment to success.

UNB Reds – Fredericton

Photo credit: U SPORTS

2018-19 was an exciting year for the UNB Reds with a number of successes. Highlights included:

  • Women’s hockey returned to UNB. The young Reds team finished fourth in the eight-team Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, with a 13-11-4 record. UNB beat UPEI two-games-to-none in the first round of the playoffs, before losing 0-2 to St. Thomas in the league semi-final.
  • 90 student-athletes were named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians for 2018-19, a number that included members of the women’s hockey team for the first time in a decade. The 90 selected represent 34% of the Reds’ 265 student-athletes with U SPORTS eligibility last season.
  • The Reds men’s hockey team won their eighth University Cup, in Lethbridge, Alberta. UNB won the 2018-19 AUS title (UNB’s 17th), and finished first in the regular season standings for the 12th straight season.
  • Chris Clapperton, of the men’s hockey team, was selected as the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) male nominee for the U SPORTS/Lt. Governor’s Awards, formerly the BLG Awards. The U SPORTS/Lt. Governor’s Awards are presented to the top male and female university student-athletes.
  • Siobhan Fitzpatrick became the first women’s volleyball player at UNB to earn 1st Team All-Canadian status. She did so while earning a 4.1 GPA in her first year of doctoral studies in clinical psychology.

Seawolves – Saint John

Seawolves women's soccer team

Seawolves men's soccer team

Over the 2018-19 season, the Seawolves proved hard work and dedication reap rewards. Highlights included:

  • Four student-athletes were nominated for Academic All-Canadian awards: Logan Perry, Kaitlin Casey, Jenna DeGooyer and Maggie Birney. These individuals were among the top performers in their sport to receive Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) All-Conference Awards and achieve dean’s list status. Five out of six teams also qualified for ACAA playoff berths and 10 student-athletes were named ACAA All-Conference Players.
  • The ACAA awarded a number of honours to UNBSJ athletes: Karlee Duval was named Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year, Kathryn Magee was awarded the Rod Shoveller Memorial Award, Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year was Zane Hamilton, Men’s Volleyball Libero of the Year was Ryan Farrell and Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year was Lauren Hale-Miller.
  • The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced volleyball players Maggie Birney and Zane Hamilton as CCAA All-Canadian award recipients. Maggie attended nationals in Niagara, ON to receive her award. Zane and his Coach Dino, attended nationals in Red Deer, AB.
  • 11 student-athletes graduated; seven of whom qualified for Seawolves 4 or 5 Year Awards.
  • Senior Development Officer Marion Williams was instrumental in adding two new Athletic Financial Awards to help our student-athletes.
  • Student Athlete Advisory Council’s Think Pink events raised $1,675 for the St. Joseph’s Breast Health Trust.
  • There was incredible student participation in Make Noise for Mental Health and Bell Let’s Talk initiatives.
  • The basketball teams and coaches hosted the NBIAA All-Star Games.
  • Intramural soccer continued to dominate and draws crowds of students, alumni and newcomers to our beautiful facilities.

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