396 The History of Wake Forest
The basketball floor in Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum was replaced after
fourteen years, as was the grass at Groves Stadium. New track and turf were added to
Kentner Stadium, and FieldTurf, a product as soft as grass but much easier to main-
tain, was laid down on the football practice field.
President Hearn was appointed Chair of the Knight Commission, assuming
duties on March 1, 2005, from William Friday. Hearn had been a member since 1989.
The Club Crew team honored the President by naming a newly acquired racing shell
the Thomas K. Hearn. On March 31, President and Mrs. Hearn formally christened
the shell on the Magnolia Quad with water from Belews Lake, where the team prac-
ticed, and champagne over its bow.
In another club sport, the ice hockey team finished second in the Piedmont
Hockey Association for the second straight year. A twenty-eight-team intramural
dodgeball league was formed in the fall. Regular season games were played on the
basketball courts outside Collins Residence Hall.
George Greer resigned as baseball coach after seventeen years and 608 wins, the
winningest baseball coach in Wake Forest history. He was replaced by Rick Rembielek,
age forty-three, the winningest coach in any sport in Kent State University history.
“Our Reality,” a theater piece based on the experience of student-athletes, was
presented August 29 in the MainStage Theatre. Many student-athletes had taken a
summer-session class taught by Sharon Andrews and Brook Davis. The play drama-
tized their insights into the life of an athlete on campus.
A campus-wide effort to study the athletics program was part of the NCAA
Division I certification program to assure integrity in college and university
sports. Standards were established in 1993, and Wake Forest was first certified in
1995. Vice Presidents Sandra Boyette and Ken Zick co-chaired the steering com-
mittee that oversaw the study; Robert Walsh, Dean of the School of Law, chaired
Women’s 2004 field hockey team