| the history of wake forest
Four golfers from the NCAA championship team
were named to the All-ACC first team: Jay Haas,
who won the national championship; Curtis
Strange, who placed third nationally; Bob
Byman, who placed fourth nationally; and
David Thore. Haas and Strange were also
named first team All-Americans. Strange also
received the honor of being named the Arnold
Palmer Athlete of the Year.
Simpson “Skip” Brown was named to the All-
American first team in basketball and also to
the All-ACC first team.
Football player Tom Fehring received the ACC
Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Athletics.
Another football player, Rick Gregory, was an
Academic All-ACC selection.
The Sports Hall of Fame inducted Leon Brog­
den, high school coach; Al Dowtin, basketball
and golf; and Dickie Hemric, basketball.
From the Artists Series: the Royal Uppsala
Chorus of Sweden; baritone Robert Merrill;
and a performance of George Bernard Shaw’s
Don Juan in Hell by Myrna Loy, Ricardo Mon-
talban, Edward Mulhare, and Kurt Kasznar.
From the University Theatre: Chekhov’s Uncle
Vanya, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being
Earnest, Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the
Cuckoo’s Nest, and the musical Finian’s Rainbow.
A freshman debate team (Robert Croskery of
Toledo, Ohio, and John Graham of Pittsburgh,
Pa.) finished among the top four novice teams
in the country at the Novice National Debate
Tournament at Northwestern University: a
first for a Wake Forest team.
In May 1975, members of the Phillips family of
Stokes County, North Carolina, established
two new academic prizes at Wake Forest Uni-
versity: the M.D. Phillips Prize in Classical
Languages and the John Y. Phillips Prize in
Mathematics. Matthew Dalton Phillips and
his brother, John Yewell Phillips, came to
Wake Forest College from Stokes County in
1871 and graduated together in 1875 in a class
of nine men. During their four years at Wake
Forest, Matthew Dalton Phillips excelled in
the study of Greek; John Y. Phillips excelled in
mathematics. M.D. Phillips became a medical
doctor in Stokes County. John Y. Phillips be-
came an attorney in Stokes County. Since 1975
these two prizes have been awarded annually
to the two graduating seniors who have
earned the highest academic averages in Clas-
sical Languages and in Mathematics.
The International Cheerleading Foundation
named the Wake Forest cheerleaders the tenth
best in the nation.
Another NCAA championship golf team
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