The first-year midfielder with the Mount Allison soccer Mounties has received a Bell Achievement Award. Valued at $36,000 over four years, the award is one of the top entrance scholarships at the University.
Hood is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program, with plans to major in physics. “I’m looking at engineering as a possible career,” she says. “I have a strong interest in clean energy and the science behind this.”
It was at a high school recruitment fair in Grade 10 that Hood first connected with Mount Allison. “I talked to the admissions counsellor for Mount Allison and decided to book a campus tour when I was in Grade 12,” she says. “It was Mount A from the start for me. I fell in love with the campus and am really happy with my choice.”
Hood is a member of Roteract and Shinerama. She plans to get involved in Mounties in Motion in the new year, which sees Mount Allison student athletes providing social and academic support for students in the local middle and high schools.
“I use to tutor in high school so I’m excited to get involved with Mounties in Motion,” she says. “It’s a great way to give back and really shows some of the benefits of being in sports.”