The Friends of the Reds program was established to enhance the scholarship program for our student-athletes. Our aim is to attract the highest quality student-athlete to UNB. In order to achieve this, all funds raised from this program will support scholarships for UNB Reds student-athletes.
“Champions of Academic and Athletic Excellence” is our slogan and we have proven that to be true by once again having some 40% of our athletes achieve U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status (maintaining an average of over 80% while competing on a varsity team).
In 2016-17, 95 Reds were named as Academic All-Canadians, roughly 44% of all Reds. That's the highest percentage, for the Reds, in the history of the AAC program.
In 2013, UNB swimmer Monica MacDonald was presented with the first Governor General's Academic All-Canadian Commendation as one of the Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2012-2013 season. In 2014, UNB hockey player Adrian Robertson was named a Top Eight Academic All-Canadian as well.
We are proud of the established tradition and we need your support to continue to strive to be the best! Our program provides a very real and powerful educational experience for our student-athletes and prepares them for life "after UNB."
Donations received through the Friends of the Reds program go directly to our student-athletes who compete both in the classroom and in their field of play.