Athletics & Recreation: You can be part of #mountiepride

Athletics & Recreation: You can be part of #mountiepride


Here at Mount Allison we have a very
active athletics and recreation program and try and have a touch point for all students. So we’ve got a fitness centre out of our student centre, McCain Student Centre that the general student body can use,
and it has everything you would want. There’s the dance studio,
with group fitness classes in there. Our Athletic Centre has a pool,
has more of a performance weight room in there and then of course our main varsity gym. And we have very active intramural program in the gym also on our new state-of-the-art Alumni Field
artificial turf — we’re very proud of that facility. A number of club sports
where student-athletes can stay involved when they get from high school
in the sport that they’re interested in. And then we have nine sports at the varsity level. The nice part about going to Mount A is,
I’m gonna say this and everyone probably says this but it’s a different school, like it really is. The profs are super accommodating
especially as you get older and your class sizes get way smaller. And they’re really there to help out,
like when you need any help. As a student-athlete, they’re aware of that, so they’re able to make accommodations whenever you need and super helpful and aware of what you’re going through and making sure your academics are up to par. Mountie Pride is a very unique thing that runs from
the students to the faculty to the people in this town. It’s pretty incredible. People in the town will come up to you
and approach you and just like ‘Good job on the weekend,’
or ‘Are you gonna beat these guys this weekend?’ and little kids will ask for autographs sometimes,
so really just the whole community is involved. Mountie Pride is something we’re very fond of
and what you saw repeating itself is the same type of people being drawn to our programs and wanting to be, you know,
really high-performing athletes but they want to do it in a certain setting where I think for us, it represents family,
it represents us building together. I think when we talk Mountie Pride,
we all get a little twinkle in our eye because we know how much it means to us.

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