Five Deacons Named to All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track Team
June 29, 2012
By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Media Relations (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Five Wake Forest student-athletes, including three-time honoree Paul Loeser and two-time honoree Sarah Brobeck, were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field teams on Friday.
Brobeck ended her Wake Forest track & field career highly-decorated for her academic accomplishments. She is a three-time first team Academic All-District honoree (2010, 2011, 2012) and a two-time All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team honoree (2011, 2012).
Brobeck, who graduated from Wake Forest in May, was the top competitor in the throwing events for the Demon Deacons. This past season, Brobeck placed fifth in the javelin at the ACC Outdoor Championships. She also took home 11th in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships over the winter.
Brobeck, a native of Salem, Ohio, finished her career ranked in the top 10 in three categories on the school's all-time performance list. She ranks second in the javelin with a throw of 141-4 in 2012, fifth in the shot put with a throw of 44-3.5 in 2012 and seventh in the discus with a throw of 134-9 in 2011.
Brobeck graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry, carrying a 3.86 cumulative grade point average.
Martin is making her first appearance on the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team after earning Indoor honors in 2011. The sophomore competes in the hurdles and multi-events for the Deacons.
Martin enters her junior season ranked fifth on the school's all-time javelin list (117-5 at 2012 ACC Outdoor Championships), seventh on the high jump list (5-4.25 at 2011 ACC Outdoor Championships) and eighth on the heptathlon list (4,702 points at 2012 ACC Outdoor Championships).
Martin placed fifth in the heptathlon at the 2012 ACC Outdoor Championships and also took eighth in the javelin at the meet to score five points for the team. In indoor track, Martin has finished 10th in the pentathlon at each of the past two ACC Championships in 2011 and 2012.
Martin, a native of Pacific Palisades, Calif., is majoring in anthropology.
Loeser ended his Wake Forest career highly-decorated for his academic accomplishments. In addition to his three selections to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team (2009, 2011, 2012), the Winston-Salem native is a two-time first team Academic All-District honoree (2011, 2012), a one-time All-ACC Academic Indoor Team honoree (2012) and a two-time ACC Top Six for Service Award recipient (2011, 2012).
Loeser, who graduated in May, competed in cross country and middle distance events for Wake Forest. He was one of three Deacons to earn a spot in the 2012 NCAA Regionals, qualifying in the 3,000m steeplechase. Loeser finished 28th at the Regionals to end his collegiate career.
Loeser earned All-ACC honors with a third-place finish in the steeplechase at the 2012 ACC Outdoor Championships. He won the steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays this past May with a career-best time of 8:57.21. This past winter, Loeser was a member of the Wake Forest distance medley squad that placed fifth at the ACC Indoor Championships.
In cross country, Loeser was one of team's top five runners each of the past four seasons. This past fall the Winston-Salem native finished second overall at the Covered Bridge Open with an 8k time of 25:40.2.
Loeser graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in biology and Spanish, carrying a 3.91 cumulative grade point average.
An active volunteer, Loeser is a two-time recipient of the ACC's Top Six for Service award, which recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding community service and community relations.
Hill, a senior who competed in the decathlon, ended his career as a four-time selection to the All-ACC Academic Team for indoor track. In outdoor this past spring, Hill finished strong by turning in his best career decathlon performance with 6,902 points at the ACC Championships. Hill also won the decathlon at the Winston-Salem State Invitational in March.
This past winter, Hill finished eighth at the ACC Indoor Championships with 4,636 points in the decathlon. He was the top finisher in the shot put of the ACC decathlon with a throw of 43-7.25.
Hill, a native of North Wales, Pa., graduated from Wake Forest this past May with a degree in accountancy.
Donelan, a sophomore who competes in the javelin, is making his first appearance on the All-ACC Academic Team. Donelan placed sixth in the javelin at the 2012 ACC Outdoor Championships with a personal-best throw of 201-8. He also won the javelin competition at the Winston-Salem State Invitational this past March.
Donelan, a native of Granville, Ohio, is majoring in biophysics.