Good for him. There would really be no way for him to stay at HC. He would have had to take 2 semesters off from classes in order to play in Spring 2020. Assuming Wake is giving him a scholarship, he is getting a discounted or free Masters degree. I am not sure what kind of tuition remission deal HC has, but he might have had a pretty inexpensive undergraduate education, too. Hopefully, he recovers from the surgery, has a great season at Wake and has a chance at pro ball before taking the education from two great schools out into the real world.
Awful to lose our best pitcher (and perhaps best player) but this seems the wisest move for him. Given his injury (w/Tommy John surgery) and ACC-level competition, Wake is doubtlessly taking a prudent path in terms of an offer or roster slot.
Dang, I was wondering why I didn't see him listed on the roster. Really tough break for the kid and the team. Good to see he's getting a great opportunity at Wake. I think Wake lost their PC, but this is a one year opportunity to get back on the bump and maybe get a shot at the next level/
Wonder why HC ditched the M.S. in Chemistry they used to award way back when. No more than a dozen a year, I believe, all got to do it in exchange for being lab aides.
At the end of my freshman year (1982) the last class of Chemistry masters degree students graduated. I am virtually certain there were fewer than 5 students. There was also a small Masters degree program in Classics that ended either that same year or a year or two earlier.
One of the issues with the Chemistry program was the quality of student they could attract to a small masters degree program. In general, the HC undergraduate Chemistry majors were better students than the Masters degree students. If you think about it, the reason for that is fairly obvious, the better students who want to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree want to get a PhD, not stop at a masters. So it made little sense to continue the program - especially since it opened opportunities for undergraduate research.
Assume the same was true for classics and would probably apply to other traditionally liberal arts graduate programs.
So, in developing the College's strategy in the mid- to late 70's, I imagine the decision was made to be small and liberal arts first and then the exclusively undergraduate portion of the strategy followed fairly easily.
Post by purplehaze on Feb 11, 2020 13:41:20 GMT -5
Just saw that Danny did not recover enough from Tommie John surgery and will not play this season at Wake Forest - too bad but he's getting his masters in business analytics at a first class institution.