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Wake Forest University to celebrate Trailblazer Award honorees

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After developing the Robert Grant and Kenneth “Butch” Henry Trailblazer Award in 2021, named after the first Black football student-athletes to enroll at a Division I institution in the South, Wake Forest University will honor Sonya Henderson and Keeva Jackson-Breland as the 2023 Trailblazer Award honorees October 27-29.

Henderson and Jackson-Breland were the first Black scholarship female athletes at WFU, playing on the women’s basketball team during the mid-1980s.

Don’t forget to get ready for Demon Deacon basketball, which kicks off Monday, Nov. 6 for both the men’s + women’s teams. Get excited for basketball season.