| the history of wake forest
1976–1977 was an outstanding year for Wake
Forest athletes in basketball, baseball, foot-
ball, golf and tennis.
Some of the achievements of the basketball
team have been recorded earlier in this Chap-
ter. Among other honors, Rod Griffin was
named ACC Player of the Year; Skip Brown
and Jerry Schellenberg were named to the
NCAA Midwest Regionals All-Tournament
team; and Brown and Griffin were named All-
Americans and were placed on the All-ACC
first team.
Bill Armstrong
The baseball team, under Coach Marvin Cra-
ter, won its first ACC title in thirteen years.
Kenny Baker and John Zeglinski were named
to the All-ACC first team.
Tennis players Mike Czarnecki and John Hill
were Flight Champions in No. 1 doubles.
Football player Bill Armstrong was named
Wake Forest’s first consensus All-American
and became the Arnold Palmer Athlete of the
Year. Other football players were also hon-
ored: James McDougald was named ACC
Rookie of the Year; John Bryce received both
the Conference’s Jim Weaver Award and the
ACC Award for Excellence in Scholarship and
Athletics; Chip Rives received the Confer-
ence’s Bob James Award; four players (Arm-
strong, McDougald, Don Cervi and Steve
Young) were placed on the All-ACC first team;
and two players (Bryce and Mike McGlamry)
were Academic All-ACC selections.
Golfer Gary Hallberg was named a first team
All-American; Scott Hoch won the ACC indi-
vidual championship; and both Hallberg and
Hoch were named to the All-ACC first team.
Cross country was added to the list of women’s
intercollegiate sports. William Dellastatious
of the Department of Physical Education was
appointed coach.
Two alumni athletes were inducted into the
Sports Hall of Fame: Ray Scarborough and
Jim Waller.
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