Chapter Twenty: 2002–2003 357
Golfers of the Year. Christy Williams was ACC Rookie of the Year in volleyball. Lauren
Gregg, a member of the Equestrian Club, placed fourth at the National Finals of the
International Horse Show Association. It was the second year she had qualified for
the National Finals. Katie Bason, a sophomore, was chosen for the Under-21 Women’s
Baseball League’s Team America. She played in two World Series for women, facing
other women’s teams from around the world in the fall. Tennis player Bea Bielik gave
up her senior year to turn professional.
Barry Faircloth (’93) was named Associate Athletic Director for Development,
succeeding Mike Pratapus (’85, MAEd ’88). Faircloth’s responsibilities included all
athletic fundraising, including the Deacon Club’s.
The Women’s Athletic Program, which started under the tutelage of Marge
Crisp and Dot Casey, celebrated its thirtieth year.
Barry Lawing (’84), author of Demon Deacon Hoops: History of Wake Forest Bas-
ketball in the Twentieth Century, and Jim Early (’62), author of The Best Tarheel Bar-
becue, Manteo to Murphy, signed copies of their books at the University bookstore on
October 12.
The Arts
The University Theatre produced Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and
Boo; Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard; Tennessee Williams’s Vieux Carre; and
a 1746 comedy by Goldoni, Servant of Two Masters. The student theatre group, the
Anthony Aston Players, presented Lear’s Daughters by Elaine Feinstein and Wisdom
Teeth by Wake Forest sophomore J.M. Picard in the Ring Theatre.
The Department of Theatre joined with the Southeastern Center for Con-
temporary Art (SECCA) to present internationally acclaimed performance artist
Tim Miller on March 20. He performed a recent work, “Glory Box,” a politically
charged exploration of his struggles for immigration rights for gay people and
their partners.
The Secrest Artists Series included performances by Canadian tenor Ben Hepp-
ner; the Ahn Trio, sisters from Seoul on piano, violin, and cello; the Eos Orchestra, a
New York City chamber orchestra; and Red Priest, the British early music ensemble.
The Student Union brought the Pat McGee Band to perform at orientation in
August on Davis Field; hypnotist Tom Deluca, who performed in Wait Chapel in
October; Nine Days, another popular band; and bluegrass revival band Nickel Creek.
Barry Drake gave a multimedia presentation and lecture, “60’s Rock—When the
Music Mattered,” in March in Carswell Hall, while Jars of Clay and Caedmon’s Call,
two popular Christian rock groups, played in Wait Chapel in April.
On February 8, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella
(ICCA) South Quarterfinals were held in Wait Chapel. David Bellugi, a recorder vir-
tuoso from Florence, Italy, performed March 18 in Brendle Recital Hall, accompa-
nied on the harpsichord by Peter Kairoff (Music). On March 22, Dale Backus (’90), a
former Wake Forest football player and now a freelance classical pianist, performed
in Brendle. The University Concert Choir presented Daniel Bollius’s oratorio Har-
monic Representation of the Conception and Birth of St. John the Baptist on April 4 in
Brendle Recital Hall. The performance was a signature event of the Conference of the
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