Billy Andrade


One of the top golfers in Wake Forest and ACC history, Billy Andrade was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. Andrade helped lead Wake Forest to the 1986 NCAA championship.

A four-time All-ACC selection, he earned third-team All-America honors in 1984 and honorable mention All-America status in 1985 and 1986. Following his graduation in 1987, Andrade joined the PGA Tour in 1988 and has earned more than $12 million.

As of early July 2010, he stood 77th on the Tour's career winning list. He has won four PGA Tour events, the most recent of which is the 2000 Invensys Classic in Las Vegas. Andrade claimed back-to-back tour titles in 1991 by winning the Kemper Open and the Buick Classic. He has also emerged as one of television's top golf analysts.

Joining fellow Deacons Lanny Wadkins and Curtis Strange in the TV booth, Andrade has worked for ABC and ESPN. Andrade teams with fellow tour member Brad Faxon to run the Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., which has donated more than $7 million to youth in Rhode Island and Massachusetts since its inception in 1991. The two men run the CVS Charity Classic and were honored in 1999 by the Golf Writers Association of America for their philanthropic work.

Andrade was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.


Jacob Austin


Jake Austin, who played baseball for the Deacons from 1989-92, was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team 2002. A four-time All-ACC selection, Austin was Wake Forest's all-time leader in triples (13) and at-bats (919) entering the 2010 season. Austin held WFU's home run crown for 11 years with 55 in his career.

In ACC history, only 10 players have hit more home runs and only nine have collected more RBI (236). A lifetime .345 hitter, Austin also ranks among Wake's all-time leaders in sacrifice flies, base hits and runs scored. He was named a third-team All-American in 1989 by Baseball America.

Austin helped lead the Deacons to four straight 30-win seasons, something Wake Forest had accomplished just once previously. Following his outstanding college career, Austin was selected in the 17th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played four years in the Pirate organization, advancing to Double-A in 1994 and compiling a .274 batting average in 431 pro games over his career.

Austin was a Freshman All-America pick by Baseball American in 1989 and was the only freshman on the All-ACC team that season. Austin was a member of the USA Baseball National Team in 1989. Drafted by the Boston Red Sox following his junior season, Austin turned down the offer to return to Wake Forest for his senior season.


Bob Leonard


Bob Leonard is considered one of the best overall and most versatile players in Wake Forest basketball history.

A two-time first team All-ACC selection, Leonard was the leader of Demon Deacon teams in the mid-1960s. In both 1965 and 1966, Leonard enjoyed outstanding seasons. He scored more than 600 points and earned first-team All-ACC Tournament distinction in both seasons.

During his three-year career, Leonard scored 1,637 points for an average of more than 20 points per game. At 6-2, Leonard was an amazing athlete who could dunk and was often assigned to defend the opponent's top player - regardless of size. Despite his own lack of height, Leonard managed to pull down 514 career rebounds. Former Deacon coach and player Jack Murdock called Leonard "the best all-around guard that Wake Forest has ever had."

Bob Leonard was inducted into the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame on September 12, 2003.


Jennifer Rioux Straub

Jennifer Rioux Straub was a cross country and distance runner standout for Wake Forest from 1985-1988.

One of Wake Forest's most prolific cross country champions, she earned All-American honors in cross country in 1987. Rioux Straub led the Deacons that fall to a 10th-place finish in the NCAA championship.

She was part of Wake cross country teams that finished second in the ACC in both 1986 and 1987 and third in 1985. In 2002 Rioux Straub was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team.

She was a two-time ACC champion in track and field, winning the 1988 indoor 3,000-meters and the outdoor 10,000-meters, becoming the first Deacon women's track and field athlete to win all-league honors in both seasons.

All told, Rioux Straub was named All-ACC five times, including three times in cross country. She returned to Wake Forest in 1992 to serve as assistant cross country and track coach. She was named third alternate on the U.S. National Team at the 1984 National TAC Championships.

Jennifer Rioux Straub was inducted into the WFU Sports Hall of Fame on September 12, 2003.

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