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NC State Hands out 2018-19 Wolfie Awards

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If you’ve watched the epic show “The Office”, you are familiar with “The Dundies.”

If you’re an NC State fan you need to be familiar with “The Wolfies.”

The Wolfies are distributed annually at a banquet in Reynolds Coliseum to NC State’s greatest achievements in athletics that year.

Check out this years Wolfies.

Women’s Rookie of the Year – Elissa Cunane – Center – Women’s Basketball – All-ACC Freshman Team

Men’s Rookie of the Year – Patrick Bailey – Baseball – Catcher – ACC Freshman of the Year – 2nd Team All-ACC – Freshman All-American

Comeback Player of the Year – Sean Fauz – Wrestling – Battled injury this year, but qualified for NCAA’s for 4th straight year, and finished as a ACC Finalist for the 4th straight year.

Community Spirit Award – NC State Football Team

Heart of the Pack Award – Senior Gymnast Maggie Tamburro & Sophomore Goalkeeper Leon Krapf

Kay Yow Award – Senior Gabrielle Cunningham – Track and Field – Hurdles & Sprints – 2019 3x NCAA Indoor All-American & 3x All-ACC

Scholar Athletes of the Year – Senior Nell Crosby – Track & Field and Cross Country & Senior Swimmer Jacob Molacek

Women’s Individual Performance of the Year – Junior Anna Rogers – win in the team’s match against Miami

Men’s Individual Performance of the Year – Senior Andreas Vazaios – defending his national title in the 200 butterfly

Women’s Team Performance of the Year – Women’s Soccer Advancing to the Sweet 16

Men’s Team Performance of the Year – Men’s Soccer defeating #1 UNC

Head Coaches of the Year – Women’s Basketball – Wes Moore & Baseball – Elliott Avent

Women’s Team of the Year – Women’s Basketball – 2nd most wins in program history.

Men’s Team of the Year – Swimming & Diving – 5th straight ACC title & 2nd year in a row finishing 4th at NCAA’s

H.C. Kennett Award – Senior Pitcher Brian Brown & Senior Gymnast Maggie Tamburro

Chancellor’s Cup winners – NC State Women’s Soccer & Men’s Swimming & Diving

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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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