Hoop alumni return for 10th anniversary basketball reunion


By Fred Sgambati (’83)

Smiles, hugs and plenty of fond memories were the hallmarks of a special reunion weekend Nov. 5-6 on the Acadia University campus.

Nearly 40 team members, family, friends and coaching staff of the 2012 AUS Championship-winning women’s and men’s basketball teams returned to campus to celebrate their landmark achievements and support the 2022 men’s and women’s varsity teams. Guests enjoyed a welcome reception in the Athletics Complex at the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame Room Saturday evening, with Executive Director, Alumni Affairs Oonagh Proudfoot (’93,’06), Athletics Director Brian Finniss (’06), men’s team head coach Mike Leslie, and assistant women’s team coach Adam Detienne extending a warm welcome and greetings on behalf of the University.

The group went courtside after the reception for the introduction of the 2012 women’s team prior to the Axewomen game at 6, and the men’s team did likewise ahead of the Axemen contest at 8 p.m.  On Sunday, attendees came together again to watch the Axewomen and Axemen games at 2 and 4 p.m. respectively.

The Bev Greenlaw Basketball Award was also presented over the weekend, to third-year Axewomen forward Elizabeth Iseyemi. The award, established in 2021 by former women’s basketball athletes and friends of Bev Greenlaw, recognizes a varsity women’s basketball student-athlete who is passionate about her sport, is in good standing academically and engaged with the community. From 2008 to his retirement in 2015, Greenlaw was head coach of the Acadia Women’s Basketball program. In 2012, he guided the team to its first conference championship in 60 years. Pictured above is Elizabeth Iseyemi with Bev Greenlaw.

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(Photos: Peter Oleskevich)

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