StFX Athletics honoured it’s own Thursday night during it’s annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
The hall welcomed athletes Eugene Belliveau (football), Adele Belliveau (basketball), Glenn MacDougall (soccer), and Randy Nohr (basketball), along with women’s sports pioneer Jane (Hanley) MacGillivray in the builder category and the national champion 2006 X-Women rugby squad in the team category.
Eugene Belliveau, a dominant defensive lineman for the X-Men football team was a thee-time AUFC conference all-star, and enjoyed a 10 year professional football career with Montreal and Calgary.
Adele Belliveau, who captained the X-Women basketball team for three of her five years, was the first woman in StFX history to reach 1000 points, and the first woman to play for a full five seasons.
Glenn MacDougall, was an AUAA all-star on the soccer pitch in 1983 and 1986, and was honored as the conference most valuable player and a 1st team CIAU All-Canadian.
Randy Nohr helped guide the X-Men basketball team to back-to-back national championship titles in 2000 and 2001, was a two-time AUS champion and AUS all-star, was a 1st team All-Canadian in 2001, and was named the national championship most valuable player in both years.
Jane (Hanley) MacGillivray coached the women’s basketball team at Mount Saint Bernard College (affiliated with StFX University) from 1964 to 1968 and coached the newly formed varsity field hockey team, along with volleyball and badminton at the high school level and was known to referee in various sports. She was also hired in 1965 as the first Director of Women’s Athletics at Mount Saint Bernard in addition to her coaching duties.
The 2006 X-Women rugby team was the first female team at StFX University win a national championship title, kick starting a dynasty in that sport that has since produced four more national banners and four national medals.
The StFX Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1976 and exists to honor those individuals who have contributed significantly to StFX sports as athletes, teams or as builders. Those chosen inductees have exemplified the spirit and ideals of Xaverian athletics in their professional and community lives.