Athletics News

  • Santana returns to Acadia after professional career
    April 08, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - When Paulo Santana left Acadia in the summer of 2008 to play basketball professionally in his native Angola, he left some fairly important unfinished business behind.
  • Pfleiderer & Liem named Acadia Athletes of the Year
    April 01, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics announced this evening the 2018-19 Major Award winners and team award winners at the annual Fred G. Kelly Awards Night.
  • McDonald named U SPORTS Athlete of the Month
    March 29, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - Acadia's Haley McDonald was named the U SPORTS Athlete of the Month for March. A third-year kinesiology student from Port Williams, N.S., McDonald led the Axewomen to their second consecutive AUS women?s basketball championship title March 3 in Halifax, N.S.
  • Bedford’s Frenette to join Basketball Axemen in fall of 2019
    March 28, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Bedford, N.S. native Joe Frenette will join the Axemen Basketball team this coming fall. Acadia University and men’s basketball team head coach Kevin Duffie announced today that Frenette has committed to the program and will be working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree beginning in September.
  • Nissen selected 8th overall in CEBL inaugural draft
    March 23, 2019
    HAMILTON, ON - The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) revealed all the top talent that was drafted by the league’s six teams in its first ever Entry Draft on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
  • AUS releases 2019 Fall Schedules
    March 22, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Atlantic University Sport released the 2019 fall sports schedules today, including women’s rugby, men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s and women’s cross country. Hosts for the 2019 fall championships were also confirmed.
  • Basketball's Mugambi displaying entrepreneurial spirit at Acadia
    March 14, 2019
    By Sara Baxter - Kenyan born Jerome Mugambi is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Business Technology Management at Acadia University. Having grown up in Ontario, Mugambi has been interested in basketball since he moved to Canada at age five.
  • Plays of the Month - February 2019
    March 20, 2019
    Here are plays of the Month for February featuring Axemen hockey, basketball, swimming and Axewomen volleyball and basketball.
  • Plays of the Month - January
    March 14, 2019
    Enjoy our Plays of the Month that include Axemen hockey, basketba;l, Axewomen basketball and Volleyball.
  • Veinot named the McDonalds Athlete of the Week
    March 12, 2019
    Basketball's Jayda Veinot was named Acadia's McDonalds Athlete of the Week for her performance this past weekend at the U SPORTS National Championship.
  • Axewomen fall short in winning U SPORTS Consolation game
    March 10, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The No. 8 Ryerson Rams battled their way to a dominant 91-67 win over the No. 6 Acadia Axewomen in the consolation final to close out their U SPORTS Final 8 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.
  • Axewomen advance to Consolation final after posting win vs Stingers
    March 08, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Acadia Axewomen battled for an 86-74 victory to eliminate the Concordia Stingers in the Consolation semifinal on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The win is the first win at a National Championship for the Axewomen program since their first visit in 2012.
  • Fourth quarter comeback not enough to capture quarterfinal win
    March 07, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The No. 3 Saskatchewan Huskies outscored the No. 6 Acadia Axewomen 77-69 in the second quarterfinal of the day to advance to the national semifinal.
  • Adams named as Tracy MacLeod winner, Veinot and McDonald honoured as well.
    March 06, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - Three Basketball Axewomen honoured including Lanae Adams who was named the Tracy MacLeod National Award Winner for courage and overcoming adversity. Haley McDonald was named to the second team All-Canadian squad and Jayda Veinot was selected to the U SPORTS All-Rookie team.
  • McDonald named U SPORTS Athlete of the Week
    March 06, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – Haley McDonald from the Acadia Axewomen women’s basketball squad and Zach Sawchenko of the Alberta Golden Bears men’s hockey team are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the period ending Mar. 3, 2019.
  • McDonald named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week
    March 05, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Acadia's Haley McDonald of the Axewomen basketball team was named this week's AUS Athlete of the Week after posting a 31 points per game average in the AUS women's Final 6 championships this past weekend.
  • Basketball's McDonald named McDonalds Athlete of the Week
    March 04, 2019
    Congratulations to Axewomen basketball's Haley McDonald who is this week's McDonalds Athlete of the Week.
  • Axewomen repeat as AUS champions with win over Sea-Hawks
    March 03, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Acadia Axewomen are the 2019 AUS women’s basketball champions for the second consecutive year following their 84-74 win over the Memorial Sea-Hawks in Sunday’s championship game at Scotiabank Centre. 
  • McDonald's 51 points help Axewomen advance to Finals
    March 02, 2019
    VID RECAP: Axewomen advance to Finals for third year in a row after handing the No. 2 seeded UPEI Panthers a 88-84 loss.
  • Axewomen head to AUS Finals after topping Panthers
    March 02, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The Acadia Axewomen will be headed to the AUS championship final for the third season in a row after defeating the UPEI Panthers 87-84 on Saturday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre.
  • Axewomen advance to semifinals vs UPEI
    March 01, 2019
    VID RECAP: Axewomen advance to semifinals vs UPEI tomorrow at 3:00 pm after handing Dalhousie a 74-54 loss.
  • Axewomen eliminated by UNB in semifinal play
    March 01, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - In the second semi-final match-up of the AUS Championships, the UNB Reds took on the Acadia Axewomen. After two hard-fought sets, the Reds were dominant in the third to come away with the 3-0 win to advance to the final.  
  • Axewomen advance to Semifinals on Saturday vs UPEI
    March 01, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Acadia Axewomen (3rd) have defeated the Dalhousie Tigers (6th) 74-54 in Friday afternoon's second women's quarterfinal of the Subway AUS Basketball Championships.
  • 2018-19 AUS women’s volleyball major award winners and all-stars announced 
    February 28, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2018-19 AUS women's volleyball all-stars and major award winners as selected by the conference's six head coaches following regular season play. 
  • Axewomen Volleyball Semi-final vs UNB Preview
    February 28, 2019
    VID: Axewomen head coach Michelle Wood gives us a preview of what to expect in their semi-final match against UNB on Friday.
  • AUS Quarterfinal Game Preview
    February 28, 2019
    Interview with Axewomen head coach Len Harvey at their last practice at the #TheStu before the AUS quarterfinal game vs. Dal.
  • 2018-19 AUS Women's Basketball Awards and All-Stars Announced
    February 27, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2018-19 AUS women's basketball all-stars and major award winners as selected by the conference's eight head coaches following regular season play.
  • OK Tire Plays of the Week - Feb. 18-24, 2019
    February 27, 2019
    It's time for the OK Tire Plays of the Week featuring two great plays from thsi past weekend's basketball games at UNB.
  • McDonald and Liem named McDonalds Athletes of the Week
    February 25, 2019
    Congratulations to Swimming's Brett Liem and Basketball's Haley McDonald who are this week's McDonalds Athletes of the Week.
  • Axemen fall short in making the post-season on 72-70 loss to UNB
    February 23, 2019
    FREDERICTON, NB - Chris Spurrell (Quispamsis, NB) sunk a baseline jump-shot with 0.9 seconds left as the UNB Reds ended their regular season with a thrilling 72-70 win over the Acadia Axemen on Saturday night. 
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