80 The History of Wake Forest
Then the fans of Wake shall gather up and
hear the tolling bells,
When the quad is rolled up yonder, we’ll be
there.
Refrain: When the Quad—is rolled up
yon-der,
When the Quad—is rolled up yon-der,
When the Quad—is rolled up yon-der,
When the Quad is rolled up yonder, we’ll be
there.
The song referred to the tradition of “rolling the
quad,” or draping the trees in toilet tissue when
athletic teams, especially football and basket-
ball, won.
The men’s basketball team tallied a record of
11 wins and 18 losses. The highlight of an otherwise
disappointing season was an exciting win over North Carolina, 83–80, on January 28, the first
victory over the Tar Heels since January 21, 1982. The women’s basketball team, nationally
ranked twenty-third by USA Today, ended the season with a 23–8 record overall and a 9–5
record in the ACC, both school records. Coach Joseph C. Sanchez was named both ACC and
NCAA District Coach of the Year.
Francie Goodridge, Coach of the women’s cross country team, saw her Harriers
take second place in the ACC. At one point during the season, the team was ranked
seventh in the nation. In addition, Women’s Tennis Coach Dede Allen was named
the ACC Coach of the Year for the 1987 season after her squad finished with a 21–11
record and a second place standing in the ACC tournament. Furthermore, the field
hockey team captured the Deep South Field Hockey Championship for the second
straight year by defeating Pfeiffer in the championship game 1–0.
Director of Women’s Athletics Dot Casey retired after thirty-nine years. She
joined the faculty in 1949 as a physical education instructor, became a coach, and
spent her last thirteen years as Director of Women’s Athletics. At her retirement, the
budget for women’s athletics at Wake Forest was $900,000, with programs in tennis,
basketball, field hockey, golf, indoor track, and cross-country. In baseball, George
Greer became Head Coach of the Deacon 9, replacing Marvin Crater.
The Arts
The University Theatre produced George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell, Ten-
nessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, and Gilbert and
Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.
The Secrest Artists Series featured performances by violinist Kyoko Takezawa, the
Canadian Brass, the Colorado Quartet with Anton Kuerti on piano, Marcel Marceau,
and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo.
The Student Union brought in comedian Rich Hall; jazz-classical harpist
Harvey Griffin; keyboardist Ira Stein and oboist Russell Walder; Barry Drake, who
Frank Johnson
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