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Courtney King ('14)
Biology student Courtney King chose Mount Allison for its small size, challenging academic environment, and the opportunity to be a varsity athlete.

She has been making her mark with the hockey squad ever since. To date, King ranks second in assists and fourth in scoring in Atlantic University Sport (AUS).

King, who began playing hockey at the age of nine, recalls her most memorable hockey moment at Mount Allison was in her second year when the team rallied to the program’s best ever record, reaching third place in the league and playing in the AUS championship final.

“It was a great year on and off the ice with a special group who I think would agree it was a season to remember,” says King.

A former athlete of the year at Ridley College in St. Catharines, ON, King credits the athletic community at Mount Allison for pushing her to reach her goals both on and off the ice.

“The Mount Allison athletic community is always there to support you through challenges and push you to reach your individual and team goal. There is a sense of pride every time I wear the garnet and gold colours, Mountie Pride.”

King’s academic interests are in the area of environmental science and ecology as it relates to aquatic habitats. She plans to pursue graduate studies next year in this area.

She says she will miss the people she has met at Mount Allison inside and outside the classroom, especially her teammates.
       
“I will also miss game days, she says. “And the proud feeling of pulling on the Mount Allison jersey.”