In recognition of his competitive excellence and considerable charity, Wake Forest retired the No. 3 jersey of NBA All-Star Chris Paul (’07) in a halftime ceremony during Saturday’s home game against Maryland.
Chris Paul (’07), a former Wake Forest basketball star who now plays for the L.A. Clippers, wasn’t dressed as Santa Claus, but for the children eagerly anticipating his arrival at Toys R Us in Winston-Salem last week, he was as welcome as the real thing.
Established in 2005, the Dean’s Cup recognizes the Wake Forest athletic team with the highest grade point average each academic year. Recently, men’s track and field/cross country and women’s golf celebrated a three-peat. Each team has captured three consecutive titles.
President Nathan Hatch is involved in decisions at the highest levels of collegiate athletics and academics today. He recently sat down to discuss the latest developments in intercollegiate sports, leadership and academics.
Wake Forest golf icon Arnold Palmer received the Congressional Gold Medal at a special ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 12. The medal is the highest civilian award in the U.S., along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which Palmer received in 2004.
Senior Peter Chawaga will never forget certain things about his first football game as a Demon Deacon. The enthusiasm surrounding games prompted his nostalgia for University traditions, but the home opener against Liberty was really just a backdrop for the pride that wells up inside all Wake Foresters collectively.
Chris Paul scored 11 points to help the U.S. men’s basketball team beat Spain to win gold Sunday at the 2012 London Olympics. The gold medal is the second for Paul, who also played on the U.S. team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Webb Simpson (’08) has won the U.S. Open for his first major golf title. The celebration had a Demon Deacon feel, as Simpson shared it with his wife, Dowd (’07), and thanked WFU great Arnold Palmer for providing the scholarship that allowed him to play golf at Wake Forest.
Former Wake Forest track & field standout and Hall of Famer Hunter Kemper qualified for his fourth consecutive trip to the Olympic Games after finishing fifth in the ITU World Triathlon Championship Series. Kemper earned the automatic bid to the London Olympics as the first American to cross the finish line.
Inspiration often comes in unlikely places. For Paul Loeser, a senior cross-country runner, his epiphany hit while on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Loeser was working with Athletes in Action’s Urban Project when he got the idea to replicate a program he saw there when he returned to Winston-Salem.