By John DeCoste
Atlantic University Sport recognized Acadia’s Lindsay Harris as its Student-Athlete Community Service Award winner for women’s basketball last week.
An Axewomen co-captain the past three seasons, Harris played in 17 games for Acadia during the 2012-2013 season and was a leader on and off the court.
She was second on the team in scoring at 16.3 points per game, the seventh-best total in the conference. She also averaged 7.9 rebounds per game (fifth), had a 44.5 shooting percentage (sixth) and was selected a first-team AUBC all-star.
In the classroom, Harris, a perennial Academic All-Canadian, maintains a 3.56 GPA and was Acadia’s 2012 nominee for the James Bayer Memorial Scholarship.
Off the court, Harris, who serves as an executive member of the Acadia Players Association, and has donated countless hours on campus and in the community, volunteering with the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Run for the Cure and the WITS anti-bullying campaign as well as the Wolfville community breakfast program.
“Occasionally, we are privileged to be involved with unusually distinguished individuals, young people who it is clear will go on to do great things because of the quality of their character, their work ethic and their dedication to team values,” says Axewomen head coach Bev Greenlaw.
“Lindsay Harris is one such person. She is a leader on and off the court, and she is also one of the mentally and physically toughest and most unselfish human beings I have ever been fortunate enough to coach. She is truly an inspiring young woman to be around.”
Third-year guard Kristy Moore, a Shad Bay native who led the Axewomen in scoring this season with a 19.2 points per game average, despite missing time due to injury, joined Harris as an AUS all-star, being named to the second team.
For an in-depth interview with Harris about her career at Acadia, see the March 21 edition of the Kings County Register.