Deacon Digest

From the Director of Athletics – July 2019


As your family prepares to embark on its Wake Forest journey, I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome on behalf of the entire Athletic Department. We are extremely honored your son/daughter has chosen to call Wake Forest home, and we look forward to helping him/her excel, both academically and athletically. I would also likeRead more »

From the Director of Athletics – May 2019


Dear Deacs, As we approach the conclusion of the spring sports regular season, all seven of our sports are performing well and have either secured or are contending for an NCAA tournament berth. Both tennis teams and golf teams have already secured those berths and have the potential to go deep within their respective tournamentsRead more »

From the Director of Athletics – March 2019


Dear Deacon Parents, As you likely have heard, a lot has transpired over the past couple of weeks. On March 4, it was announced that I will be retiring on May 1 and Dr. Hatch has selected John Currie to succeed me as the next athletic director. John is a Wake Forest alum who has had a veryRead more »

Advising Information and Class Registration


During the weeks of March 18 and March 25, student-athletes should be meeting with their academic advisers to discuss Fall 2019 course selections and to obtain their PIN number for registration. Those with declared majors and minors will also sign up for their major/minor courses during this time. Student-athletes are encouraged to meet with theirRead more »

Sports Nutrition Team Expansion


Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, the Sports Nutrition staff has expanded to include two new interns, Lucas Wilkerson and Carly Fancher. Their duties include both individual and team consultations, menu preparation, product procurement as well as general supervision of the student-athlete fueling station. The increased staff has been a vital addition to the overallRead more »

Graduation Checklist: How to Prepare for the Big Day


1. CHECK DEGREEWORKS: Check your Degree Evaluation in WIN to verify progress toward graduation requirements. Contact the Office of the University Registrar or your academic counselor with any questions about status. 2. CHECK STUDENT ACCOUNT: Pay fines or other financial debts on your student account by Friday, May 10 at the latest so that paymentRead more »

New NCAA Legislation: Mental Health Services


The NCAA recently passed legislation that will require all institutions to make mental health services available to its student-athletes. Specifically, all institutions must distribute mental health educational materials to its student-athletes, including those transitioning out of their sport, coaches, athletics administrators and other athletics personnel throughout the year. Such educational materials must include a guideRead more »

Events Recap – March 2019


Student-Athlete Services partnered with the WFU Student Government and the Office of Personal and Career Development to host its first annual Major/Minor Madness event on the evening of January 29 to help sophomore student-athletes with their major selection. The event featured a panel of upperclassmen speakers who spoke about their own majors, including some fellowRead more »

From the Director of Athletics – December 2018


As I write this column, our students are nearing the end of Finals Week and will then travel home to be with you over the holidays. You are undoubtedly looking forward to their arrival and they are certainly anticipating the end of the semester and relaxing with family and friends for the next month. WeRead more »

From the Director of Athletics – September 2018


It’s hard to believe that it’s almost October already! Our fall sports are in full swing and are performing well. There is certainly a lot to look forward to in the coming year! Our Wake Forest Athletics mission statement is simple: Developing Champions. While winning conference and national championships is definitely a big part of that, there is muchRead more »

The Immune System


The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body. When foreign objects are identified by the immune system, white blood cells (leukocytes) are signaled to secrete antibodies that protect the body against infectious disease. The immune system also plays an important role inRead more »

Registration Information and Reminders


As registration for the Spring 2019 semester approaches, please see below for some useful tips: Students must first meet with their faculty advisor during the advising period (Oct. 22 through Nov. 2) to receive a PIN number, which is required for registration. After doing so, student-athletes are then encouraged to meet with their academic counselorRead more »