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Athlete travels coast to coast to play for Saint John Seawolves

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Dec 10, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John

Sarah Norman

The uniqueness of New Brunswick continues to attract athletes from across Canada to come play for the University of New Brunswick’s varsity teams and stay for the humble Maritimes culture.

Sarah Norman is a first-year bachelor of arts and education student from Nanaimo, B.C., studying at UNB’s Saint John campus. This is her first season playing varsity volleyball with the Saint John Seawolves.

Searching for a new experience, Norman travelled from one coast to another with a curiosity to learn more about Canadian culture while studying to one day be a kindergarten teacher.

UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts offers a uniquely combined bachelor of arts and education degree. The BA/BEd program is specific to students who want to accomplish two goals: receive the training and skills required to become an elementary school teacher and acquire a BA at the same time.

“UNB is known as a leadership school and after researching different teams around Canada, I knew the Seawolves was the perfect team for me,” says Norman. “The way the team was described was exactly what I was looking for and it’s truly lived up to my expectations.”

As she settles into her new surroundings and home for the school year, Norman says being a Seawolf is a great honour. She describes her teammates as being more like sisters in a second family.

Her favourite moment with the varsity volleyball squad since joining was a team barbecue held at the Lorneville Community Centre in the fall. Back home in Nanaimo, her friends and family would have similar events in their community.

“That event was one of the closest feelings I’ve had to being home,” says Norman. “I was missing family get-togethers, so it was fun to play ping pong, board games and have some close team bonding time. I feel very lucky to be on a team of girls I felt instantly connected to and make New Brunswick my second home.”

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Media contact: Kathleen McLaughlin