First Name: Steve
Last Name: Pound
Sport: Basketball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2011
Home Town: Millinocket, Maine, USA
County: Outside Nova Scotia

At 5’9” no one would have expected Steve Pound to become one of Acadia University’s all-time leading scorers (over 2000 points). One of the all-time great shooters before the three point line was introduced. A two time AUAA league scoring champion, Pound led the CIS in scoring in 1970.

Despite a high school career that saw him average 40 points a game in his senior season, tops in the United States, and despite being recruited by more than 30 American Division I and II schools, Steve chose Acadia because, on his campus visit, academics, not basketball, were stressed. He did everything well. His school work was consistently good. In fact, he had the top Grade Point Average in his graduating class in 1972. His basketball improved because, in 1968, coach Gib Chapman made him a point guard (passer) instead of the shooting guard he was in high school. Steve learned it well. He was an Atlantic University Sport all-star and helped Acadia win the league title.

In 1969-1970, with Steve back in the shooting role, the Axemen finished 22-4. His scoring feats were legendary as he led the nation in scoring and was a unanimous All-Canadian. The next season was the highlight for Steve. As team captain and an AUS All-Star, he led the Axemen to a 30-2 record and the National Championship in a tournament played in Wolfville.

As a senior, he set an all-time Acadia four-year scoring record when he passed the 2,000 point plateau, topping Heaney’s 1,917. In 1971 he led the Axemen to a National Championship. A tireless leader, the three-time co-captain is often mentioned in the same breath as many of the greats in Atlantic University history.


• All-time leading Acadia scorer, > 2000 points
• Four-time AUS All-Star
• CIS All-Canadian and MVP, 1969-1970
• CIS Scoring Champion, 1969-1970
• CIS Champion – Acadia, 1971
• Canadian Senior A Men’s Champions, 1972-1973
• Twice Acadia Athlete of the Year
• USA Top High School Scorer in 1968 40 pts per game
• USA High School All-American, 1968
• Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame – Team
• Acadia Sport Hall of Fame – Athlete and Team
• New England High School Basketball Hall of Fame