April 20, 2012
Complete 2011-12 Season in Review
Wake Forest's 2011-12 season was one of the best in school-history. The Deacs won 20 games for just the second time ever and made a trip to the postseason for only the fifth time in school history.
The only sad note of the season was the extraordinary careers of Camille Collier, Brooke Thomas and Secily Ray came to a close. Those three players won more games that any other Demon Deacon.
Season Highlights The Demon Deacons won 20 games for just the second time ever and it was the second-most wins in a single-season in school history.
The 34 games played were the most games played in a single-season.
The Deacs set six school-records as a team this season for most points (2,553), field goals attempted (2,180), rebounds (1,369), offensive rebounds (512), defensive rebounds (857) and steals (390).
The team also had the second-most blocks in a season with 118.
The Deacons advanced to the WNIT for the fourth time and won an opening round game for the second time when it defeated Charlotte on March 15.
Wake Forest won an ACC Tournament game for the fourth-straight season and is now the only team in the ACC that has won a game in the tournament each of the last four seasons.
The Deacons advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for the first time since 1988.
Wake defeated No. 7 Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on March 2, matching the highest ranked team Wake Forest has ever beaten.
The Deacons won seven ACC games for just the third time in school-history and it was the first time that Wake had won all seven games by 10 or more points.
Wake picked-up just its third victory all-time over NC State in Raleigh with a 70-57 victory in front of a sold-out crowd. The game was also the Deacons first appearance on ESPN2.
The senior class of Camille Collier, Secily Ray and Brooke Thomas won more games than any other senior class in school history. The group won 72 games overall, breaking the old mark of 70, and won 27 games against ACC teams, which is also a school-record.
Secily Ray scored her 1,000th career point on Feb. 24 at Virginia and then grabbed her 800th career rebound one game later at home against Virginia Tech. She is just the third player in school history with over 1,000 career points and 800 career rebounds. Ray is also just the second player in school-history to record 100 career blocks.
Brooke Thomas broke Nicole Levesque's career assists mark with nine in the win over Florida State on Feb. 9. Thomas finished her career with 513 career assists and is also the school-record holder for most games played in a career with 129. She did not miss a game in her four-year career.
Head coach Mike Petersen became with all-time winningest women's basketball coach in school-history with the win over Minnesota on Dec. 1. Petersen finished his tenure with the Demon Deacons with a career-mark of 125-123.
Junior Lakevia Boykin averaged over 14 points per game in ACC play and earned All-ACC honorable mention honors.