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.
— NC State Gymnastics (@PackGymnastics) April 8, 2018
The Pack’s previous best was a 195.975 that came at the NCAA Regional in 2012 that also saw the team take third.
#2 LSU 197.675
#11 Nebraska 197.525
#20 NC State 196.050
#19 George Washington 195.425
#14 Oregon State 194.975
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Helping Make 500,000 Surgical Masks Per Day
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.
NC State Sweeps 2020 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Awards
NC State continued their dominance in Men’s Swimming & Diving in 2020, sweeping the 2020 ACC Awards yesterday.
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.
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.
Brady, a Senior, was a finalist in all 3 diving events at the ACC Championships, winning the 3-meter springboard competition.
Colts Plan to Hold On to Jacoby Brissett Despite Adding Philip Rivers
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.
Colts’ full intentions are to keep Jacoby Brissett, I'm told. His contract calls for $7M guarantee tomorrow and $6M salary, so perhaps that affects some things, but the team considers him a special guy and wants him in the fold.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 21, 2020
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.
FULL HIGHLIGHTS: NC State obliterates #6 Duke, 88-66
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.