GREENSBORO, N.C. Sarah Brobeck, a 2008 Salem High School graduate, was one of only three Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes receiving the prestigious Thacker Award.
Brobeck, a chemistry major at Wake Forest University, was among 36 student-athletes selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three student-athletes who received 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 receives $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and his/her respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan, all of whom are former ACC commissioners.
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.
The student-athletes were honored on April 11 in the Guilford Ballroom at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at the Four Seasons.
At Salem, Brobeck participated in volleyball and was a two-time third place finisher in the state track and field discus finals.
At Wake Forest, she stands 49th in the eastern United States in the javelin and also competes in the discus.
She was scheduled to compete in the ACC Championships Friday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Brobeck of Salem.