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NC State Gymnastics Wins Conference Championship

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TOWSON, Md. – For the first time since 2013, the NC State gymnastics team is the EAGL Champion as it posted a score of 196.625 to finish first Saturday inside SECU Arena.

Chelsea Knight won the all-around title with a score of 39.425 while Drew Grantham tied for a share of the vault title with a 9.900.

Team Scores
Bars Beam Floor Vault
#22 NC State 49.025 49.100 49.275 49.225
#19 George Washington 49.100 48.950 49.025 49.100
New Hampshire 49.025 49.075 49.300 48.900
Pittsburgh 49.275 47.975 49.275 48.950
UNC-CH 48.250 47.775 49.475 49.250
Towson 48.765 48.900 49.100 49.000

Wolfpack Top-Five Finishes
Bars: Chelsea Knight 3rd (9.875)
Beam: Chelsea Knight 3rd (9.900)
Floor: Alexa Phillips t-5th (9.900)
Vault: Drew Grantham t-1st (9.900)
All-Around: Chelsea Knight 1st (39.425)
All-Around: Drew Grantham t-4th (39.200)

All-Tournament Team Selections
Drew Grantham – First-Team (vault, beam, all-around) Second Team (floor, beam)
Alexa Phillips – First Team (vault, floor)
Chelsea Knight – First Team (vault, bars, beam, floor, all-around)
Mackenzie Itcush – First Team (floor) Second Team (vault)
Lauren Kent – First Team (bars)
Caitlyn Fillard – Second Team (vault, bars)
Nicole Wild – Second Team (bars)
Alexis Beucler – Second Team (beam)

From the Coach
“It’s hard to put into words everything I’m feeling tonight,” said head coach Kim Landrus. “This was one of our team goals that we set at our retreat back in August. That seems so long ago…everything we did as a team and as a staff was to prepare us to be ready for postseason. These women believed and have given it everything they had to carry out the plan. You could feel the vibes from the minute we were in the locker room singing…they were dialed in and ready. I’m so happy for them…they’ve worked so hard and trusted the process. To be conference champs is representative of their hard work and belief throughout 2018. We’re going to enjoy this moment tonight and then our focus will shift to the next opportunity we have…to host NCAA Regionals in Reynolds!”

Meet Recap
Bars
Chelsea Knight led the way for the Pack as she finished third with a score of 9.875; Lauren Kent took seventh with a 9.825 and Caitlyn Fillard earned a score of 9.775 to finish 15th. As a team NC State earned a score of 49.025.

Beam
NC State earned a score of 49.100 and was led by Chelsea Knight who finished third with a 9.900. Nicole Wild tied for fourth with a score of 9.850 while Alexis Beucler and Drew Grantham tied for 11th with scores of 9.800.

Floor
Alexa Phillips led the Pack as she tied for fifth with a 9.900 while Mackenzie Itcush tied for eighth with a 9.875. Drew Grantham tied for 12th with a 9.850 and as a team the NC State earned a score of 49.275

Vault
Posting a score of 49.225, NC State was led by Drew Grantham who tied for first with a score of 9.900. Alexa Phillips and Chelsea Knight tied for fourth scores of 9.850.

All-Around
Chelsea Knight finished first with a score of 39.425 and Drew Grantham tied for fouth with a score of 39.200.

Up Next
NC State returns to Reynolds Coliseum on Mar. 7 at 4 p.m.for the NCAA Regional Championship.

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NCAA Regional
NC State will host the 2018 NCAA Gymnastics Raleigh Regional on Saturday, April 7th at 4:00 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum. Tickets for this meet are on sale now at GoPack.com/BuyTickets.

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NC State Helping Make 500,000 Surgical Masks Per Day

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NC State’s Nonwoven Institute is currently using two of it’s production lines to produce materials for the creation of face masks for the use of medical workers as they fight Covid-19.

According to Behnam Pourdeyhimi, executive director of NWI, Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for industry research and extension and William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, the materials being made can create a face mask that can be cleaned and reused.

“Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we took the spunbond technology and created a new generation of unique filters that have excellent filtering capability and can potentially be reused after cleaning with peroxide, or potentially alcohol solution,” Pourdeyhimi said. “Because these materials are strong, unlike classical meltblown filters, they can also be cut and sewn by traditional techniques.” (NCSU)

Currently, NC State is roughly able to create material for roughly 500,000 surgical face masks per day.

Within the next month when new machinery arrives, NC State will be able to create the actual face masks on their Centennial Campus, to provide to local medical workers.

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NC State Sweeps 2020 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Awards

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NC State continued their dominance in Men’s Swimming & Diving in 2020, sweeping the 2020 ACC Awards yesterday.

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Stewart, a Senio, has now one the ACC Swimmer of the Year award two years in a row. At the ACC championships, he won the 100 & 200 backstrokes (2nd straight), and was part of the 1st-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.

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This has almost become a lock annually for Holloway, winning the award in 7 of the last 8 years. The Men’s Swimming & Diving team won their 6th consecutive ACC Championship this year.

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Brady, a Senior, was a finalist in all 3 diving events at the ACC Championships, winning the 3-meter springboard competition.

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Colts Plan to Hold On to Jacoby Brissett Despite Adding Philip Rivers

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Last week NC State legend Philip Rivers signed a 1-year $25 million with the Indianapolis Colts. This move led many to wonder if another former Wolfpack Quarterback Jacoby Brissett would still have a spot in Indy, or if he would be traded.

Apparently the Colts want to keep both Wolfpack QB’s on their roster.

Indy must have no qualms financially, because they are keeping Brissett on the roster, despite the fact his pay will equal $21.375 million salary cap hit.

2020 will equal be the final year of Brissett’s 2-year $30 million contract.

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FULL HIGHLIGHTS: NC State obliterates #6 Duke, 88-66

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NC State played their most complete game of the season, out-playing the #6 Blue Devils from tip to buzzer, resulting in a stunning 88-66 victory.
Three Pack players scored over 20 points, led by senior Markell Johnson with 28 (Daniels had 25 and Funderburk had 21. The Pack shot a solid 45% from the floor and a sizzling 60% from beyond the arc. NC State outrebounded Duke 36-27.

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