ACAA Basketball Championships: Awards Night

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After ACAA Basketball Championship quarter-final play today at UNB Saint John, the annual awards banquet was held at the Delta Brunswick hotel in uptown Saint John, New Brunswick to celebrate this past season, and to recognize the many extraordinary players in the ACAA.

BanquetMensBBallThe tournament, features four New Brunswick teams (St. Thomas, Crandall, Mount Allison, and UNBSJ), one team from Nova Scotia (Mount Saint Vincent), and one team from Prince Edward Island (Holland).

This year’s championships marks the tenth anniversary of the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s basketball team championship back in 2005, which the Seawolves also hosted.

At the banquet were eight members of the championship team, present to commemorate and grow connections between the past and current Seawolves.

The big story of the awards banquet, however, was Holland College. Their players were recognized with a total of individual 16 awards.

Holland College also swooped both ACAA Player of the Year awards Friday, adding shine to their team’s already impressive collection.BanquetAlumniTeam

Jazlin Barker, native of Toronto, Ontario was recognized as the best woman’s player in the league, while DJ Wright got the nod as the best male player in the ACAA.

Other notable New Brunswick award winners include Duane Starratt, coach of the Mount Allison Mounties men’s basketball team, who was recognized as Coach of the Year.

Mountie Bradley Sanford received the male Rookie of the Year and St. Thomas Tommies’ William Barber and Kelly Vass were recognized as an All-Canadians.

Semi-final action resumes Saturday morning at 12:00noon. Keep posted to The Baron for updates on who-is-playing-who, and as always, be sure to watch the games live online by going to

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.