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NC State Women’s Tennis Will Host NCAA Championships First and Second Rounds for 1st Time in School History



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time in school history, the NC State women’s tennis team has been selected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship. The top 16 teams have the opportunity to host, and the Pack is currently tabbed at No. 12 in the Oracle/ITA Division I Rankings.

The Wolfpack (22-6) will compete at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on NC State’s campus, taking on VCU (18-5) in the first round on Saturday, May 4. Times for this weekend’s matches are to be announced.

The selection marks the fourth consecutive year of NCAA postseason competition for the Pack, the longest streak in the history of the program. Monday’s announcement marks the 10th NCAA Championships berth for the program.
NC State vs. VCU
Date: Saturday, May 4
Location: J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center
Admission: FREE

A win over VCU would advance the Wolfpack to the second round, where it would face the winner of the match between Tennessee and Furman on Sunday, May 5. All matches are to be played at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.

In Simon Earnshaw‘s fifth year at the helm of the program, the team has reached new heights. Named the 2019 ACC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year, he led the squad to a program-best 22 wins and a 22-6 record. The team also eclipsed the previous school record of seven ACC wins with 11 conference victories. The Pack finished tied for third in the conference, also a program-best mark.

NC State advanced to the ITA Indoor National Championship for the first time in school history and had its first-ever win over Miami (Fla.) and its first win over Georgia Tech since 1998.

To add to the already impressive resume, the team continued to rise through the ranks, besting program records in the category, before reaching its peak at No. 9 this season.

With the announcement of the 2019 All-ACC teams, the Pack had multiple players named to the team for the third consecutive year (Anna RogersAlana Smith).

First and second round NCAA Championships matches will take place at campus sites across the nation. 16 teams will advance out of the first weekend and will compete in NCAA Super Regionals hosted on campuses across the nation. Teams that advance to the Elite Eight will meet in Orlando, Fla., from May 17-19 to finish the team championship.

The singles and doubles championships will also be played in Orlando, Fla., from May 20-25 following the conclusion of team competition, with the qualifiers set to be released on Tuesday.

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NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Rank in Top-15 in Preseason Polls



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.



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



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



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


Other ACC schools represented on the list:


5. Georgia Tech

17. Virginia

22. NC State


10. Duke

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NC State’s Athletic Program Ranks 26th Over the Past 5 Years Among Power 5 Schools



Yahoo did a good job compiling some data to figure out which Power 5 schools have been the best over the past 5 years. They calculated each teams average finish in the Director’s Cup over a 5-year span, and then ranked them accordingly.

NC State ranked 26th.

Here’s what they had to say about the Wolfpack:

Best sport: men’s swimming. Trajectory: down. The Wolfpack were a slight victim of their 2018 success, sliding back 11 spots from a Top 15 year. N.C. State did well in a number of fall and winter sports, but once again had their greatest success in the pool. The women finished seventh in the NCAA championships and the men were fourth. It was the fourth straight fourth-place finish for the men’s program.


ACC Athletic Programs Ranked Over the Past 5 Years

8. UNC

10. Virginia

10. Florida State

16. Notre Dame

19. Duke

26. NC State

29. Louisville

34. Virginia Tech

40. Syracuse

51. Miami

53. Clemson

56. Wake Forest

60. Boston College

62. Georgia Tech

65. Pittsburgh

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