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NC State Women Swimming & Diving Tie Program-Best No. 7 Finish at NCAA Championships

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AUSTIN, Texas – The Wolfpack women took seventh place as a team at the 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships to tie for the squad’s best finish in program history.
 

NC State finished as the No. 7 team at the national meet for the second time in three seasons, tallying a total of 187.5 points over three days of competition. Stanford (456.5 points) took first place, and California (419 points), Michigan (314 points) and Louisville (235 points) rounded out the team honors. Texas (190.5 points) and Virginia (188 points) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

The meet wrapped up an incredible season for the Wolfpack women. In addition to tying its best finish at the NCAA Championships, the program won its second conference championship in three years and its fourth overall conference title at the 2019 ACC Championships in February. NC State’s 12 selections to the NCAA Championships were the most in program history for the Wolfpack women, and the Pack moved up an impressive 11 spots from its 18th-place NCAA Championships finish in 2018.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS HONORS:
The Pack garnered 10 individual All-America citations, and all four NC State relay squads were also cited with All-America honors at the 2019 NCAA Championships.

All-American

  • 200 freestyle relay: Perry, Alons, Rowe, Haan (1:26.73 – third place)
  • 50 freestyle: Ky-lee Perry (21.57 – seventh place), Kylee Alons (21.89 – eighth place)
  • 400 medley relay: Haan, Hansson, Alons, Perry (3:27.86 – fourth place)
  • 100 breaststroke: Sophie Hansson (57.90 – first place)
  • 200 medley relay: Haan, Hansson, Alons, Perry (1:34.80 – third place)
  • 100 freestyle: Ky-lee Perry (47.43 – seventh place)
  • 200 breaststroke: Sophie Hansson (2:06.18 – third place)


Honorable Mention All-American


200 BREASTSTROKE:
Sophie Hansson capped off an incredible NCAA Championships outing by once again finishing in the top three of an individual event, this time in the 200-yard breaststroke. The Wolfpack freshman posted a lifetime best of 2:06.18 in the championship final to claim a bronze medal and All-America honors for the second individual event of her meet.

Julia Poole also saw action in the event during Saturday morning’s prelims, where she placed 42nd overall in 2:11.29.

100 FREE:
Ky-lee Perry impressed in the 100-yard freestyle to score valuable points for the Wolfpack women. The junior took eighth in the prelims, clocking a 47.51 that was just .01 off of her lifetime best. Perry then managed to move up a spot in the championship final, as she became an All-American in the event with the fastest 100-yard freestyle time of her career. She clocked a 47.43 for seventh.

200 BACK:
NC State was represented by Kylee Alons in the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke. Alons swam back-to-back career bests in the event as she went 1:52.34 during the evening session to tie for 12th overall. Alons’ finish came with Honorable Mention All-America honors for the Wolfpack freshman.

The Wolfpack saw three other women line up for the 200-yard backstroke during the prelims. Freshman Emma Muzzy clocked in at 1:53.46 to rank 20th overall, and Elise Haan followed just behind her with a 1:53.47 for 21st. Kate Moore rounded out the Pack’s swimmers in the event as she placed 26th in the prelims in 1:53.85.

400 FREE RELAY:
NC State closed out its night with the 400-yard freestyle relay consolation final. After placing 10th in the prelims to book a spot in the evening session, the Wolfpack women secured a 10th-place finish overall with its performance in the consolation final as Ky-lee PerryKylee AlonsSophie Hansson and Olivia Calegan went 3:12.11 for the program’s sixth consecutive season garnering All-America honors in the event.

1650 FREE:
Anna Jahns led the way for NC State in the mile, placing 22nd in 16:09.60, and Summer Finke joined her in the top 25 as she placed 25th in 16:11.60. Tamila Holub (16:18.73) and Makayla Sargent(16:24.53) placed 36th and 37th, respectively.

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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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