Friends of the Varsity Reds

Friends of the Varsity Reds

The Friends of the Varsity 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 Varsity 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 2015-16, 87 Varsity Reds were named as Academic All-Canadians.

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 Varsity Reds program go directly to our student-athletes who compete both in the classroom and in their field of play.