Commerce student and Football Mounties wide receiver Stu Moore was honoured this fall with the 2013 Atlantic University Sport student-athlete community service award recipient and conference nomination for the prestigious Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Russ Jackson Award.
Moore has been named an academic all-Canadian in his past two seasons with the Mounties. He played in every game this season, including the CIS Uteck Bowl, hosted at Mount Allison where he scored a touchdown against Laval.
In the community, Moore volunteers for a number of initiatives, including serving as a committee member for both the local Right to Play organization and the local chapter of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
From 2009-2012, Moore acted as a mentor for at-risk youth in Sackville for the Mount Allison Youth Mentorship Program. He has also been a student tutor and mentor for the Mounties in Motion program, providing social and academic support for students at nearby Marshview Middle School.
In addition, Moore is also the project coordinator for Mount Allison football's Heroes in the Hallway anti-bullying program, organizing team visits to elementary schools in the surrounding area to address bullying issues and teach strategies to eliminate bullying.
"Stu provides us with great leadership on and off the field. He is a self-starter who has been a great role model for what a total student-athlete can be," said Mounties head coach Kelly Jeffrey. "His excellence in the classroom combined with his community work has been a great inspiration to the rest of the team."