Deacon Digest

Professional Sports Counseling Panel


Many student-athletes and parents may not be aware that NCAA rules permit the Athletic Department to establish a Professional Sports Counseling Panel to assist student-athletes with exploring professional opportunities. The NCAA allows an institution’s authorized Professional Sports Counseling Panel to be involved with the following activities: Advise a student-athlete about a future professional career AssistRead more »

SAAC Celebrates a Successful Fall, Looks Forward to Upcoming Retreat


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ended the first semester with a bang! Through an initiative called the “Gold Games”, each sport picked a competition where SAAC encouraged all athletes to come out and support each other. T-shirts were given to those who participated in the events. SAAC hosted tailgates at football and field hockey games, helped supportRead more »

From the Director of Athletics – January 2018


The Fall semester produced significant accomplishments both on and off the fields and courts. Competitively, this is one of the best Fall semesters we’ve had in the past decade. Our current standing in the Director’s Cup is 17, which is our best placement after the Fall semester since 2009-10. Congratulations are in order for everyRead more »

From the PAC: Q&A with Adriene Stephenson


In this year’s Deacon Digest, members of the Parents’ Athletic Council (PAC) will be participating in a Q&A, where they share updates on various PAC and Wake Forest Athletics happenings. Be sure to read this special section each month to stay in the know with all the latest news. Name: Adriene Stephenson My son/daughter is…Read more »

Athletics Establishes New Performance Team


In the spring of 2017, the Athletic Department created the Performance Team, which is designed to fulfill the department’s vision of Developing Champions through an integrative approach that aligns five critical units: Sports Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, Student-Athlete Services and Student-Athlete Development. The mission of this new group is to positively influence and contributeRead more »

From the Parents’ Athletic Council: Jim Thornhill (’84, P ’17)


In August of 2015, I was contacted by Gerard McMahon, Assistant Athletic Director for Development/Annual Fund, about a proposed Parents’ Athletic Council (PAC). The premise behind this council was to gather parents of student-athletes in an effort to provide insight on various challenges and opportunities to ultimately enhance the student-athlete experience at Wake Forest, asRead more »

April 2017 Compliance Column


It’s the time of year that we begin preparing for the next academic year. Part of that planning process involves familiarizing ourselves with key figures and dates for the upcoming year. With that said, the University recently released the financial figures for 2017-18, which can be seen below: Tuition: $50,524 Fees: $1,146 (on-campus, incoming); $876Read more »