Peter Princi

Peter Princi (’98) was a four-year member of the Wake Forest baseball team from 1995-98 before embarking on a professional career. In four seasons in Winston-Salem, he made 47 appearances with 16 starts on the mound, racking up 10 wins and exactly 100 strikeouts in 125 innings pitched. He was a member of the 1998 ACC Championship team which also qualified for the Gainesville Regional and defeated Illinois and Richmond in the NCAA Tournament.

When did you graduate from Wake Forest?
1998

What was your major and/or minor?
Business Finance

What does being a Demon Deacon mean to you?
I am proud to have graduated from one of the best academic schools in the country while managing the busy schedule of a student-athlete.

Why are you still involved in Wake Forest Athletics?
As an alumnus and former student-athlete, I feel that it’s important to stay engaged. Whether it’s simply cheering on the Deacs at a game or attending an event, our support as alumni is vital. This is a major reason why my family and I have recently decided to make a gift to the next phase of construction at the David F. Couch Ballpark.

Why do you feel it is important to give back to the University?
I feel that my college experience helped shape me into the person I am today, and I owe part of my success in business to the University and athletic program.

What is your current occupation?
Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. We manage over $6 billion for high-net-worth families and institutions (endowments and foundations).

What is your favorite memory of your time at Wake Forest?
Winning the ACC Baseball Championship my senior year.

What makes you most proud of Wake Forest?
I am very proud when I see the University consistently ranked in the top 30 for academics. From an athletic standpoint, it makes me extremely proud to witness moments like the amazing run our baseball team made last year, almost making it to the College World Series.

When you come back to Wake Forest, you always…
Feel like I am back at home.

I was there when…
Tim Duncan led our basketball team to two ACC Championships.

Who is your favorite coach at Wake Forest, current or past?
Coach George Greer and Bobby Moranda. I also had the pleasure of playing for Coach Tom Walter in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 1997 as a member of the Cotuit Kettleers. He is doing an amazing job with the program.

(Please note: This article was originally published in the May 2018 issue of Gold Rush.)