Four Demon Deacons Awarded ACC Postgraduate Scholarships

Feb. 21, 2013

By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WFUSports)

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest student-athletes Andrea Beck (volleyball), Lizzie Rae (field hockey), Jackie Logue (women's soccer) and Evan Beck (men's golf) were each awarded ACC postgraduate scholarships, the conference office announced this week. All four received the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, while Logue earned 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 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, 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.

A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Andrea Beck enjoyed a standout career at Wake Forest, ranking fifth all-time in points. A preseason All-ACC honoree, Beck was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America first team this season and was a nominee for the Senior CLASS award.

Rae, hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, is a two-time All-ACC Academic team selection and a midfielder/forward who completed her field hockey career with 39 goals and 12 assists for the Demon Deacons. She started all 20 matches during the 2012 season and finished fourth on the squad in scoring with 14 points. Rae is majoring in psychology with minors in communication and philosophy.

Logue ended her career as Wake Forest's all-time appearance leader with 94 games played and 89 starts and was a three-year captain of the Demon Deacons. She tallied six career goals and 13 career assists for a total of 25 points and was selected to the 2010 and 2012 NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team. A three-time member of the Capital One Academic All-District Team, All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Honor Roll, she will graduate in May, 2013 with a degree in accountancy.

Evan Beck, a Virginia Beach, Va., native is a three-time Academic All-ACC honoree. He earned honorable mention All-America honor in 2011 as well as first team All-ACC honors. Beck has notched a total of nine top-10s in his career and holds a 73.6 scoring average.

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