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Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame on January 9. Mac McDonald, the voice of Demon
Deacon radio broadcasts, was named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.
Freshman Tracy Conner won the ACC Rookie of the Year Award in women’s
basketball. She averaged more than 20 points
a game and was in the top ten nationally in
rebounding. She also received the Marge Crisp
Award as Wake Forest’s top female athlete.
In fall 1992, Wake Forest was one of five
schools with nine teams ranked in the top twenty-
five by national polls—the others were Arizona,
Stanford, Florida State, and Virginia. Wake For-
est was the only one without a nationally ranked
football team, although by the end of the season,
the Deacons gridiron team cracked the Associated
Press poll at No. 25, their first national ranking
since 1979. Seniors Mike McCrary, Ben Cole-
man, and John Henry Mills were drafted by the
National Football League, while Maurice Miller
and George Coghill signed as free agents.
Stephanie Neill was the 1992–1993 winner of
the prestigious Edith Cummings Munson Award
Students tore down the goalposts after Wake Forest beat Clemson in the fall of 1992