Celebrating our athletic achievements | February 2020 | President's Newsletter | UNB

Celebrating our athletic achievements

UNB’s varsity athletes have been achieving success both on and off the court this academic year and I wanted to recognize some of the great accomplishments they’ve had so far.

Many of our athletes are exceptional in their sport and in the classroom. This year we saw 18 Saint John Seawolves named as Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholars and 90 Reds athletes named U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians.

Dave Vicente, who coaches both Women’s and Men’s Saint John Seawolves Soccer teams was awarded with two Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Coach of the Year awards this year. Reds Men’s Hockey coach Gardiner MacDougall was named head coach of the U SPORTS All-Stars team that faced the national junior team prospects in a two-game series, ahead of the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship—which Canada won.

As many of you know, a large part of our varsity programs is engaging with our communities. Athletes make a difference through volleyball skills development, raising money for breast cancer research, reading with elementary-aged children among many other initiatives.

Congratulations to all our student-athletes who wear UNB’s name and the coaches and staff who help lead our athletes to success. You make us proud in and out of the classroom, and I look forward to hearing more about your successes.