Baseball coach Tom Walter and player Kevin Jordan are both recovering well after kidney transplant surgery on Monday. Both expect to be released from the hospital this week and have been showered with support from the Wake Forest community.
February 8th, 2011 | Athletics
Baseball coach Tom Walter donated a kidney to one of his players, Kevin Jordan, on Monday. Jordan began to feel ill in January 2010 as a freshman, and he was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis, requiring dialysis for about 10 hours a day. When Jordan’s family did not produce an ideal donor match, Walter volunteered.
The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven members in 2011, including three with Wake Forest ties: football player Ricky Proehl, announcer Gene Overby and trainer Al Proctor.
For the 25th straight year, Wake Forest student-athletes donated their time to deliver personalized, tagged Christmas gifts to needy children all across the city, in a program called Santa’s Helpers.
Wake Forest and the City of Winston-Salem announced plans today to host a professional tennis event and to build a state-of-the-art tennis facility for both professional and collegiate tennis events.
Jason Benetti, a third-year law student, hasn’t let cerebral palsy derail his dream of being a sports announcer. Vision problems cause him to see the field separately in each eye, but he’s overcome that to win praise for his work.
November 30th, 2010 | Athletics
Freshman J.T. Terrell had 32 points, including the winning three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, to lead Wake Forest to a 76-73 win over Iowa in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Demon Deacons rallied from 18 points down, their largest comeback win in more than 15 years.
Identifying and diagnosing sports concussions quicker is at the heart of a collaborative effort between the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics and Toyota Motor Corp.
Sophomore volleyball player Andrea Beck has been named First Team ESPN Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a biology major and Spanish minor, she maintains a 3.97 grade point average.
November 8th, 2010 | Athletics
Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe saved three Maryland penalty kicks and the Demon Deacons made all three of their attempts to give the women’s soccer team a 3-1 shootout win and its first-ever ACC Championship on Sunday.