Deacon Digest

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 »

Outside Competition During the Summer


With the summer approaching, a number of student-athletes may wish to participate in outside competition. In soccer, women’s volleyball and field hockey, a student-athlete may compete outside the institution’s declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any non-collegiate, amateur competition, provided: Such participation occurs not earlier than May 1 InRead more »

Tips for a Successful Finals Week


Finals week will run from Friday, May 4 to Friday, May 11. Effective study habits are key to a successful finals week: Take advantage of the University Math Center and Writing Center, both of which will remain open during the week of finals. Communicate with your Academic Counselor if you need to schedule extra MillerRead more »

Wake Forest Athletics Unveils New Athletic Training Facility


This past December, Wake Forest Sports Medicine unveiled its new state-of-the-art athletic training facility on the ground floor of the Miller Center. With an increase of over 2,600 square feet, the new athletic training room includes treatment and rehabilitation areas, taping space, exam rooms, staff offices, hydrotherapy pools and a designated meeting space for counselingRead more »

From the PAAC: Q&A with Sean T. Long, Sr.


In this year’s Deacon Digest, members of the Parents’ Athletic Advisory Council (PAAC) will be participating in a Q&A, where they share updates on various PAAC 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: Sean T. Long, Sr.        Read more »

From the Director of Athletics – April 2018


The Athletic Department’s mission is “Developing Champions.” To Develop Champions, we focus on academic excellence, athletic achievement and the student-athlete experience. While the semester is not yet over, several student-athletes have received accolades for their academic accomplishments this year. Competitively, our spring sports are rapidly advancing to their respective ACC and NCAA tournaments. With only aRead more »

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 »