Deacon Digest

Outside Competition During the Summer

04/05/18

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

04/05/18

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

04/05/18

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.

04/05/18

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

04/05/18

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

01/11/18

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

01/11/18

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

01/11/18

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

10/02/17

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

09/28/17

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)

04/24/17

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

04/24/17

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 »