182 The History of Wake Forest
there were three recipients of the Sara Lee Excellence Award for extraordinary ser-
vice in information technology, including: Barry L. Dombro, Director of Informa-
tion Service; Robert A. Herbert, managing librarian for the Worrell Professional
Center; Allen Helms and Stephan Wininger, network administrators and audiovi-
sual specialists.
The men’s cross country team under Coach John R. Goodridge won the ACC cham-
pionship and the NCAA district championship in November 1993, finishing twenti-
eth overall in the NCAA championships. The women’s golf team, coached by Diane
Daley, also won the ACC championship, finishing six strokes ahead of second-place
North Carolina. Stephanie Neill placed second overall on the individual leader
The football team under new coach Jim Caldwell completed a record of two wins
and nine losses. Home losses were made a bit more bearable by a new scoreboard
with graphics and animation. Senior John Leach set an ACC single-game record,
rushing 329 yards against Maryland, although the Deacons lost 33–32. However, the
Deacons defeated Clemson in Death Valley 20–16 in Coach Caldwell’s first ACC and
road victory. It was the first time in thirty-two years that Wake Forest had beaten
Clemson on its home turf and the first back-to-back wins over the Tigers since the
1946–1947 season.
In another bright spot, nineteen of twenty football players who entered the
school in 1989 graduated in the spring of 1994 for a 95 percent graduation rate, earn-
ing the team one of the three College Football Association Academic Achievement
Awards for the year.
Shotput specialist Andy Bloom, a junior, led the men’s track team to a sixth-place
finish at the ACC championships. His throw of 60 feet and one-half inch was five
inches better than his nearest competitor. The team scored a total of 60.7 points, the
most ever scored by a Deacon men’s track team in the Indoor Championships.
President Hearn held a planning subcommittee for the NCAA Committee on
Integrity and Intercollegiate Athletics at Graylyn September 15–16. Rushworth M.
Kidder (Institute for Global Ethics), Norman Sprinthal (North Carolina State Uni-
versity), Wilford Bailey (Auburn University), Ted Tow (NCAA Associate Executive
Director), Gene Hooks (Executive Director of the Division I-A Athletic Directors’
Association), and Dianne Dailey (Director of Women’s Athletics/Golf Coach)
attended. Gene Hooks (’50), Win Headley (’71, MA ’75), and Jim Flick (’52) were
inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame.
Wake Forest began a self-study that led to NCAA certification of the Department
of Athletics in the fall of 1993. Ed Wilson and Sandra Boyette were chair and co-chair,
respectively, of a certification steering committee composed of representatives of the
University’s various constituencies.
On June 21, 1994, the NCAA announced it was placing the men’s basketball pro-
gram on one year’s probation for “improper activities” in the recruiting of a for-
eign student-athlete who enrolled at, but never played for, Wake Forest. The NCAA
found rule violations in the activities of a “representative of the University’s athletic
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