12 The History of Wake Forest
wins. After the season, the team was honored both on campus and by Winston-
Salem Mayor Wayne Corpening, who officially declared Wednesday, April 11,
“Demon Deacon Basketball Day.”
At the end of the track season, the men’s and women’s track teams had set
and broken twelve school records, with nine by the women. Among the outstand-
ing athletes for departing Head Coach Ramsay Thomas were first-year students
Karen Dunn, Maria Merritt, a Reynolds Scholar, and Mike Palmer; sophomore
Kim Lanane; junior Becky Corts; and senior David Crowe. Although both teams
came in sixth in the ACC meet, the performance was the men’s best in a decade;
in all ­earlier meets, they had finished last. The ACC meet was only the women’s
second. The teams also qualified two runners for the U.S. TAC Junior Nationals
during the June Olympic Trials in Los Angeles.
An unofficial athletic team, the Equestrian Club co-hosted Winston-Salem’s first
intercollegiate horse show on March 1 at the Cozy Fox Farm. Co-sponsors were Duke,
University of North Carolina, and Salem College. The twelve-member team placed
fourth out of the ten teams competing. Marianna Schafer won first place in her jump-
ing class, and Kaye Shearin placed second in her beginning walk-trot-canter class.
Notable changes in the department of athletics included:
Amy Geitner (’81) was named Women’s Golf Coach, replacing Marge
Phil Warshauer resigned as Sports Information Director to enter private
business, while David Van Pelt took over duties as Sports Promotion
The elm trees on the upper quad were decorated in toilet paper after Wake Forest
defeated DePaul 73-71
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