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NC State sits 2nd after day two at NCAA Championships

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MINNEAPOLIS- The NC State men’s swimming & diving team picked up where it left off on the second day of the NCAA Championships as it earned All-America honors in all five swimming events to sit in second place by a margin of just four points Thursday inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

The Pack set an American record in the 200 freestyle relay along with setting school and ACC records in each of the swimming events.

Team Scores
1. Indiana 169
2. NC State 165
3. Texas 159
4. Florida 154
5. California 152.5

200 Freestyle Relay
The team of Ryan Held, Justin Ress, Jacob Molacek and Coleman Stewart posted a time of 1:14.50 seconds to set new American, school and ACC records. Held’s lead-off split of 18.56 also set new school & ACC records.

In the prelim the team of Ryan Held, Justin Ress, Cobe Garcia and Coleman Stewart won its heat and posted the second-fastest time overall, 1:15.43 seconds.

500 Freestyle
Anton Ipsen earned All-America honors for the fourth-consecutive year as he took third with a time of 4:09.13 seconds. He also broke the school & ACC records.

Ipsen earned the second-fastest time in the prelim, 4:11.02 seconds, Eric Knowles went 4:17.99 seconds to finish 34th and Jack McIntyre finished 47th with a time of 4:22.69 seconds.

200 IM
Along with finishing second and being named an All-American, Andreas Vazaios posted the fourth-fastest time ever as he touched the wall at 1:39.97 seconds. He also broke the school and ACC records.

Vazaios posted the third-fastest time in the prelim, touching the wall at 1:40.93 seconds.

50 Freestyle
Ryan Held became an All-American in the 50 freestyle for the fourth-straight year as he finished second with a time of 18.64. Justin Ress was named Honorable Mention All-American as he finished second in the ‘B’ final with a time of 19.06

The Pack’s four entries performed strongly in the prelim with Held going 18.69 to take second, Ress posting a time of 19.09 to finish tenth, Jacob Molacek taking 17th in 19.21 and Giovanni Izzo finishing 47th in 20.06.

400 Medley Relay
The Wolfpack earned more All-America honors as it took second and set new school and ACC records. The team of Coleman Stewart, Jacob Molacek, Ryan Held and Justin Ress posted a time of 3:01.76 seconds, re-breaking the Pack’s records from prelims.

In the prelim the Pack set new school and ACC records; Andreas Vazaios, Daniel Graber, Coleman Stewart & Jacob Molacek posted a time of 3:02.70 seconds which was the second-fastest prelim time.

Up Next:
NC State will continue competition at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis through Saturday. Action will resume inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at 10 a.m. on Friday as the team competes in the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 3-meter diving and 200 medley relay. Live results and live stream will be available for both sessions.

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NC State vs. Ball State will be a BLACK OUT

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NC State will be wearing ALL BLACK on Saturday night in their Week 3 game against Ball State at 7pm.

Last year, NC State lost 27-23 in ALL BLACK to Wake Forest on Thursday night, which was their first loss in ALL BLACK, winning the previous three games through the years.

In 2017, the Wolfpack wore their “BLACK Howl” uniforms against #17 Louisville on Thursday night, and took down the Cardinals 39-25.

The Wolfpack also wore ALL BLACK in a 35-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky in 2015.

In 2014, NC State beat Old Dominion 46-34 in ALL BLACK.

The Wolfpack wore BLACK jersey’s in tandem with RED pants and RED helmets against Louisville in 2015, slipping 13-20 in the rain.

In 2011, NC State wore BLACK jerseys and pants, with RED helmets in a 38-24 victory over Central Michigan.

As far as I can tell, NC State is 3-0 when wearing ALL BLACK heading into Thursday nights matchup against the Demon Deacons.

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NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Rank in Top-15 in Preseason Polls

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For the 1st time since 2007, NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams are ranked in the Top-15 in the Preseason Poll.

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The Women’s team won their third straight ACC Championship last year, and the Men finished 3rd. The ladies finished 13th at the NCAA Championships last year, and the fellas finished 11th.

The Women’s Cross-Country team are in the Preseason Top-15 for the 4th year in a row, and the Men find their way in the Top-15 at the start of the year for the first time since 2014.

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Money Magazine Ranks NC State as the 40th Best College for the Money

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Recently Money Magazine ranked the best colleges in America for the money heading into the 2019-20 school year, public and private, and NC State is ranked 40th. Behind Duke, they are the ranked as the 2nd best school in North Carolina, and the #1 Public School.

Going to college shouldn’t mean a lifetime of debt. To find the schools that successfully combine quality and affordability, MONEY weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings. Explore our list, then build your own. (Money)

Here’s what they had to say about North Carolina State University:

North Carolina State University is a school with deep-rooted tradition and local pride. In fact, many current students have parents and grandparents who are NC State alumni. Probably best known for its agricultural science program, as well as its science research majors, NC State offers its 34,000 students some 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Take your pick from animal science, extension education, forest management, meteorology, poultry science, textile engineering, and more. With its location in Raleigh, there’s always plenty to do, both on campus and off. Hundreds of student clubs are constantly recruiting on the Brickyard, State’s central quad, and Greek parties run late into the night. But nothing brings the community together as much as cheering for NC State’s Division I sports teams, embroiled in a century-old rivalry with nearby UNC. Students and professors go all out, dressing in red, roasting pigs at tailgating sessions, and pitching tents in parking lots before games. When it’s time to study, the Learning Commons offers a quiet escape. Undergrads say that professors are attentive and almost always available. The university has a solid 79% graduation rate, which is slightly higher than would be expected based on the academic preparation and economic background of NC State Raleigh’s students, according to MONEY’s calculations. In their first three years after graduating, alumni tend to earn an average salary of $55,800, according to PayScale. (Money)

 

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CNBC Ranks NC State #22 Public University that Pays off the Most

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CNBC released a report this week exploring the Top-50 U.S. Colleges (Private & Public) that pay off the most. To understand all of the details that went into their calculations, click here, but in a nutshell, they calculated the net cost to attend each college, and divided it by a graduates expected annual earnings.

NC State ranked 22nd out of all the Public Universities nationally.

NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a public university that enrolls roughly 35,479 students. The public university is known for its veterinary medicine program.

Average net cost (income $48,001-$75,000): $13,244
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience: $55,800
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience: $104,700
Salary average, early and mid career: $80,250

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Other ACC schools represented on the list:

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5. Georgia Tech

17. Virginia

22. NC State

Private

10. Duke

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