Bob Bartholomew


Bob Bartholomew enjoyed an outstanding four-year career as a starting tackle for Wake Forest football teams from 1952-55. He was named to the All-ACC team three seasons and was selected as national lineman of the week after a 1954 contest with Maryland, the defending national champion at the time. As a senior and team captain in 1955, Bartholomew earned both All-America and Academic All-America honors, becoming the first Wake athlete so honored. He went on to play professionally with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1956.

He served WFU as director of the Deacon Club for more than 16 years (1968-1984) and was inducted into the WFU Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. He is also a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Bartholomew was born April 20, 1932 in Rocky Mount. He died on April 19, 1984.


Charlie Davis


Charlie Davis rewrote the Deacon basketball record book during the 1969, 1970 and 1971 seasons. He still holds three school records: career scoring average (24.94 points per game); career free-throw accuracy (87.3 percent); and single-game scoring (51 against American University on Feb. 15, 1969).

He was named to the All-ACC team all three years; in 1971, he was the ACC Player of the Year.

His uniform (No. 12) was the third to be retired by the university.

His 51-point game against American came in the Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 15, 1969. Davis made 19-of-27 field goal attempts and 13-of-14 free throws. The Deacons won 105-81 as he scored 35 of the team's 56 second half points.

His final home game, on March 2, 1971 against Maryland, was proclaimed "Charlie Davis Night" at the Memorial Coliseum. In 1970, Davis received the Arnold Palmer Award as Wake Forest's Athlete of the Year.

Davis spent three seasons in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers. Davis averaged 8.9 points per game in the NBA.

When he left Wake Forest for the NBA, Davis was 18 hours short of receiving his degree. He returned to school later and graduated in 1990.

Davis was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary team in 2002.

"About 15 years ago, I ventured down from New York City to Winston-Salem," said Davis during his induction ceremony. "All I really wanted to do was play a game called basketball for a major college in a top conference. And I was given that opportunity. I thought on the night that my jersey was retired, with my family there stand beside me, that nothing could be better than that. But to me, this is a greater honor. I'm proud, I'm honored and I accept this award humbly."

Davis served as an assistant athletic director at Wake Forest University and as the athletic director at North Carolina A&T State University.

Davis was born Sept. 7, 1949 in New York City. He was just the second African-American player in Wake Forest history and the first to win the ACC Player of the Year Award.


Jay Sigel


Jay Sigel distinguished himself as an All-America golfer while at Wake Forest (1962-65) and as one of the nation's top amateur athletes after his graduation from the University.

After winning the ACC championship as a sophomore and earning second-team All-America status the following year (1964), his plans for a professional career were ended with a serious wrist injury.

His list of amateur honors is impressive and includes two U.S. Amateur titles, one British Amateur championship and three U.S. Mid-Amateur titles. Sigel is the only player to hold the U.S. Amateur and Mid-Amateur title in the same year (1983). He also won his two U.S. Amateur titles in consecutive years (1982 and 1983). Sigel has played for the nine U.S. Walker Cup teams and captained the squad in 1983 and 1985. He also was elected to the Collegiate Golf Coaches of America Hall of Fame in 1988 along with the Pennsylvania's Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.

Sigel turned professional to join the Champions Tour, in which he has found great success. He has eight career victories and nine runner-up finishes. He has over $9 million in career winnings.

Outside of golf, Sigel is the President of the First Tee of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Golf Association. He is also involved in numerous charity works.

Jay Sigel was inducted into the WFU Sports Hall of Fame on February 15, 1984.

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