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NC State takes home an individual NCAA title, Sits in 4th after Day 3

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MINNEAPOLIS- The NC State men’s swimming & diving team earned its first individual NCAA Championship since 2006 when Cullen Jones won the 50 freestyle as Coleman Stewart finished first in the 100 backstroke Friday night inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. Heading into the final day the Pack sits fourth with 252 points.

Team Scores
1. Indiana 325
2. Texas 306
3. California 291.5
4. NC State 252
5. Florida 246

100 Backstroke
Coleman Stewart won the NCAA Championship in the 100 back after going 44.58; his title was the Pack’s first male individual title since Cullen Jones’ 50 free championship in 2006 and the first individual championship won by head coach Braden Holloway. Stewart was joined on the podium by Andreas Vazaios who finished third in 44.81.

In prelims Vazaios finished second with a time of 45.00, Stewart took seventh in 45.16, Stuart finished 23rd in 46.20 and Noah Hensley posted a time of 46.28 to take 25th.

400 IM
Anton Ipsen set a new school record as he took third in the ‘B’ final, touching the wall at 3:39.71 seconds to be named Honorable Mention All-America.

Ipsen posted the 12th-fastest time in the prelim as broke the school record with a time of 3:39.90 seconds while Eric Knowles finished 35th in 3:46.79 seconds.

100 Butterfly
Ryan Held added another All-America Honor to his resume as he took fifth in the ‘A’ final with a time of 44.88. Coleman Stewart added Honorable Mention All-America Honors as he went 44.84 to win the ‘B’ final; a time that would have seen him take fifth in the ‘A’ final.

In the prelim Held took fourth in 45.06, Stewart finished 11th in 45.36 and James Bretscher finished 38th in 46.98.

3-Meter Diving
James Brady earned a top-20 finish as he posted a score of 364.30 to take 20th.

200 Medley Relay
The Pack earned All-America Honors as Andreas Vazaios, Daniel Graber, Jacob Molacek and Cobe Garcia took eighth in the ‘A’ final with a time of 1:24.88.

In the prelim Andreas Vazaios, Daniel Graber, Coleman Stewart & Jacob Molacek posted a time of 1:23.66 seconds in the 200 medley relay to finish seventh and advance to the A final

Up Next:
NC State will continue competition at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis on Saturday, the final day of the meet. Action will resume inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at 11 a.m. (ET) on Saturday as the team competes in the 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform diving and 400 freestyle 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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