Alumni to be inducted into Sport Hall of Fame

Two Acadia alumni will be inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame this fall.

The 2011 Inductee Class was announced May 30 and includes two Acadia alumni: basketball star Steve Pound (’72) and curling champion Nancy Delahunt (’82). The induction ceremony is slated for Saturday, Oct. 8 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax.

Delahunt was part of the World Champion and Canadian Curling Champion team (1999-2006) skipped by Colleen Jones that included Mary Anne Arsenault and Kim Kelly.  

They dominated the world of curling over a six-year period, winning five Canadian Championships (four in a row) and two World Championships. The most successful team in Nova Scotia history, they redefined excellence both nationally and internationally.

At 5’9”, no one would have expected Pound to become Acadia’s all-time leading scorer (over 2,000 points). But he was also one of the all-time great shooters before the three-point line was introduced. He was a two-time AUAA League scoring champion and led the CIS in scoring in 1970. In 1971, he led the Axemen to a National Championship.

Other athletes to be inducted include: 10-year NHL defenceman Cam Russell; Olympic paddler Mike Scarola; and 10-year basketball National Team member Will Njoku.

Builders to be recognized are world-class boxing official Hubert Earle and basketball pioneer Carolyn Savoy, who holds the record for most wins in CIS history coaching women's basketball at Dalhousie.

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