376 The History of Wake Forest
Unfortunately, while they had a winning season,
the team was eliminated in the second round of the
NCAA Tournament by Virginia. The women’s soccer
team also had a successful season but was eliminated
by UNC-Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA
Tournament.
Nikeya Green earned All-American honors at the
NCAA Indoor Track Championships. Annie Bersagel
was selected for the second time as an All-American
in cross-country. Sean Moore, a freshman golfer, cap-
tured an ACC medal with a score of 205, 11 under
par. He was the first Deacon to win the honor since
Tim Straub in 1989, becoming the University’s nine-
teenth individual winner. Bill Haas (’04) received the
prestigious Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to
the top men’s golfer in the ama-
teur ranks, on May 17. Haas was
ACC Player of the Year for the sec-
ond straight year and only the fifth
player ever to earn All-ACC honors
four times. He was also the fourth
student-athlete in the last ten years
to be named a National Player of the
Year. Others were Kelly Doton (’04),
field hockey; Bea Bielik (’03) ten-
nis; and Tim Duncan (’97), men’s
basketball. The golf team finished
the ACC tournament in second
place.
The dance team finished twenty-first and the
cheer team in the top twenty at the 2004 UCA/UDA
College Nationals competition in Orlando in mid-
January. Wake Forest had not sent a team to the
nationals in over ten years. The equestrian team, a
club sport, had one of its most successful seasons.
Mark Petersen, former Associate Head Coach
for the men’s basketball team at the University of
Minnesota, was named Head Women’s Basketball
Coach, succeeding Charlene Curtis. Assistant ath-
letic trainer Adam Pecina was selected by the United
States Olympic Committee to provide sports medi-
cine to the men and women’s teams at the 2004
Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Wake Forest placed fifth among private schools
and fourth in the ACC in recording its highest fin-
ish ever in the 2002–2003 National Association of
Richard Carmicheal
Chris Paul
Jeremiah White
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