Three Demon Deacons Awarded ACC Postgraduate Scholarships
Sarah Brobeck was one of just three ACC recipients of The Thacker Award.

Feb. 13, 2012

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest student-athletes Faith Adams (field hockey), Sarah Brobeck (track & field) and Michael Hoag (football) were each awarded ACC postgraduate scholarships, the conference office announced Monday, February 13. All three received the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, while Brobeck was one of just three recipients of the Thacker Award.

The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes - three from each league institution - who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and his/her respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

The Thacker Award, which originated in 2005, is awarded in honor of the late Jim and Pat Thacker of Charlotte, N.C. Jim Thacker was the primary play-by-play announcer for the ACC's first television network. Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding performance both in athletic competition and in the classroom and intend to further their education through postgraduate studies at an ACC institution.

Adams, a native of Great Falls, Va., is a senior business & enterprise management major and is also earning a minor in Spanish. A standout midfielder/forward on the field hockey team, Adams battled injuries during her senior season but started every match in 2010 and was a leading scorer with eight goals and nine assists.

Brobeck, a native of Salem, Ohio, is a senior chemistry major and standout thrower for the Demon Deacons. She was a 2011 All-ACC Academic selection during the outdoor season and was tabbed as a 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first teamer.

Hoag, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., completed his senior season with the Deacons in 2011 and graduated with a communication degree in December, also earning a minors in entrepreneurship and social enterprise, as well as journalism. A three-year starter and standout guard on the offensive line, Hoag was also a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

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