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NC State Gymnastics Earns Highest NCAA Regional Score in Program History

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RALEIGH – The #20 NC State gymnastics team earned its highest NCAA Regional score in program history after posting a score of 196.050 to finish third at the NCAA Regional Championship Saturday inside Reynolds Coliseum.

The Pack’s previous best was a 195.975 that came at the NCAA Regional in 2012 that also saw the team take third.

Team Standings
#2 LSU 197.675
#11 Nebraska 197.525
#20 NC State 196.050
Maryland 195.850
#19 George Washington 195.425
#14 Oregon State 194.975

Team Scores
Bars Beam Floor Vault
#20 NC State (196.050) 48.925 48.800 49.150 49.175
#2 LSU (197.675) 49.375 49.500 49.350 49.450
#11 Nebraska (197.525) 49.375 49.375 49.400 49.375
#14 Oregon State (194.975) 49.100 47.500 49.225 49.100
#21 George Washington (195.425) 48.625 48.775 48.900 49.125
Maryland (195.850) 49.075 48.950 48.925 48.900
From the Coach
“Today was a total team effort…much like our entire season,” said head coach Kim Landrus. “It’s been a journey with so many steps along the way. To compete at this NCAA Regional competition the way they did speaks volumes to their passion for the sport, their pride for the Wolfpack, and their commitment to excellence. As a coaching staff, we pushed them every day to realize their potential and focus on the details. They practiced with purpose, they pushed each other daily, and today was the culmination of a year’s worth of grit and determination. These women are a special group and I’m so proud of them!”

Meet Recap
Bars
Maggie Tamburro, Lauren Kent and Knight led the way for NC State, each earning scores of 9.800 to tie for 18th. As a team the Pack posted a 48.800.

Beam
Earning an event total of 48.800, Nicole Wild led the Wolfpack with a score of 9.825 to tie for 15th. Drew Grantham had a 9.775 to take 21st and Knight had a 9.750 to finish 24th.

Floor
NC State was led by Grantham, Itcush, Knight and Alexa Phillips as they each earned scores of 9.850 to tie for eighth. The Wolfpack ended with an event total of 49.150.

Vault
Posting an event total of 49.175, the Pack was led by Grantham, Itcush and Knight who each posted scores of 9.850 to tie for eighth, with the score being a career-best for Itcush. Paris Phillips earned a 9.825 to finish 15th while Alexa Phillips and Fillard both went 9.800 to tie for 22nd.

All-Around
Chelsea Knight finished with a total of 39.250 to for 9th while Drew Grantham earned a score of 39.200 to finish 10th.

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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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