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Kerwin commits to Seawolves Basketball Squad

Author: R. Oram

Posted on Jun 15, 2023

Category: Basketball , Varsity Sports , ACAA

Avery Kerwin has officially signed with the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s basketball team for the 2023-24 varsity season. 


Kerwin will graduate from Three Oaks Senior High in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, where her basketball team finished second on the island in her final season. As result of that success, Kerwin was selected as a AAA provincial all-star.  

Since the age of 12, Avery has been involved with Basketball PEI, culminating in her competing in both the 2019 National Championships in Victoria, BC, and the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, ON.   

“Basketball has been a main focus of my life for as long as I can think of,” Kerwin said after her recent signing. “My days revolve around practices, games, and tournaments. There’s never an off-season with this sport. Being in my senior year, playing my last game of school basketball was a reality check. I wasn’t ready for it to be over.”

Eager to continue her basketball career, Kerwin toured several schools before ultimately choosing UNB Saint John. “UNB stood out to me most because I loved how small the school was,” said Kerwin about UNB Saint John. “The campus is beautiful, and the tour really sold the school for me.” 

Seawolves head coach Kevin Munroe met with Avery and her mother when she came to watch the Seawolves play in Charlottetown. After seeing Avery play at just a couple of Seawolves weekend camps in Saint John, Munroe knew she would be a valuable addition. “She will fit in nicely with our long tradition of producing extremely talented graduates”, said Munroe. “She is going to give us more depth and her work ethic will enhance our program on and off the court. We are fortunate to have her join us this year and I’m expecting her to contribute immediately on the court.”

On top of her value as a player, Kerwin will fit in nicely with the Seawolf culture. “When I headed to UNBSJ for the first time to go practice with the team, the girls were all very nice and they already felt like teammates,” said Kerwin. “They made me feel welcome and that made UNBSJ feel like home.”

Off the court, school has always been a top priority for Kerwin, finishing each year of high school with honours. At UNB Saint John, she will be studying business with a specialization in accounting, hoping to ultimately become an accountant.

Kerwin credits her mother with much of her success. “My biggest role model is my mom. She has been there supporting me since day one, pushing me to be the best I can. She played basketball growing up and I look up to be like her. The endless amount of travel she has done for me to make every opportunity I’ve received possible.”

Welcome to the Seawolves Family, Avery!