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NC State’s Alexis Galarneau and Igor Saveljic Honored as All-ACC Performers



GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Igor Saveljic and junior Alexis Galarneau of the No. 20 NC State men’s tennis team (18-10) earned recognition as All-ACC performers for the 2019 spring season, as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon. Galarneau was named First Team All-ACC, and Saveljic was named to the Second Team All-ACC, as voted on by the conference’s head coaches.

The honors marked the third season in a row that Galarneau has been honored as a member of an All-ACC team and is his second season in a row claiming a spot on the First Team. Saveljic was named to the Second Team in his final collegiate season, the first All-ACC honors of his career. NC State has had multiple all-conference honorees for seven seasons in a row.

Galarneau becomes the fourth player in program history to garner All-ACC status at least three times in his career. The Laval, Canada native once again put together a tremendous season playing at the top singles spot for the Wolfpack. Galarneau went 15-8 in dual match play during the 2019 season, with seven of his wins coming against ranked opponents. He beat the nation’s No. 15 player on two occasions during his junior campaign, as his wins against Georgia’s Emil Reinberg and Carl Söderlund marked the highest ranked victories of his career.

Galarneau also continued to be an impact player for the Pack in doubles. His 14-5 record in doubles action marked the best doubles winning percentage across all of NC State’s usual doubles starters. Galarneau partnered with Michael Ogden for 11 of those 14 doubles wins, and the duo took down three ranked opponents on the season as a pair.

Saveljic’s first All-ACC honors come after the senior posted a team-best 18 singles wins on the year, with 13 of those coming during dual match play. The Podgorica, Montenegro native went 18-11 during fall and spring play, with most of his playing time coming at the No. 2 singles slot for the Pack.

Pairing with his brother for doubles action, Saveljic went 18-9 on the year and 13-6 in dual matches. He and Ivan posted an 8-1 record during regular-season ACC matches. The duo has won nine of its last 10 contests, including eight wins in a row to close out the regular season.

Igor Saveljic currently owns 70 career singles wins and 63 career doubles wins, both marks that rank in the top 12 in program history.

Galarneau and Saveljic are two of 27 men’s tennis players across the league who were honored as All-ACC performers for the 2018-19 season.

Player of the Year: Carl Söderlund, Virginia
Freshman of the Year: Brandon Nakashima, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Andres Pedroso, Virginia

First Team All-ACC
Lucas Poullain, Florida State
Carlos Divar, Georgia Tech
Alexis Galarneau, NC State
William Blumberg, UNC-CH
Benjamin Sigouin, UNC-CH
Carl Söderlund, Virginia
Brandon Nakashima, Virginia
Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest
Borna Gojo, Wake Forest

Second Team All-ACC
Nick Stachowiak, Duke
Adria Soriano Barrera, Miami
Alex Knaff, Florida State
Igor Saveljic, NC State
Brian Cernoch, UNC-CH
Axel Nefve, Notre Dame
Henrik Wiersholm, Virginia
Jason Kros, Virginia Tech
Bar Botzer, Wake Forest

Third Team All-ACC
Derek Austin, Boston College
Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff, Louisville
Simon Baudry, Clemson
Francisco Bastias, Miami
Josh Peck, UNC-CH
Blaine Boyden, UNC-CH
Richard Ciamarra, Notre Dame
Alex Lebedev, Notre Dame
Henrik Korsgaard, Virginia Tech

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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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