Acadia University to induct eight into Sports Hall of Fame


WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Eight athletes and builders will be inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons in Wolfville. The event will be part of Acadia’s Homecoming celebrations, scheduled for October 12-15 on the Acadia campus.

Athletes entering the Hall include basketball greats Alvin Jessamy (’79), Ed Shannon (’79) and Donnie Ehler (’83). Jessamy will be inducted posthumously. Also on the list are multi-sport athlete Don MacVicar (’57), ice Axeman Bob Ferguson (’59), men’s soccer star Jeff Farquhar (’94), and women’s volleyball stand-out Lori-Beth MacEwen (’04). John DeCoste (’77) will be inducted in the builder category.

Athletics Director Kevin Dickie congratulated the inductees, saying, “we’re excited to welcome back such an exceptional group of Acadia athletes and ambassadors. This year’s inductees connect the past to the present in a truly special way and embody not only the competitive spirit of our program, but the strong tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of Acadia Athletics. I invite members of our alumni and the greater community to join us on October 14 and applaud these outstanding athletes and individuals.”