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NC State Women’s Tennis Sweeps Vols for #STATEment Win, Advances Sweet 16 for First Time in Program History



RALEIGH – The No. 12 NC State women’s tennis team punched its ticket to the NCAA Championships Sweet 16 for the first time in school history Sunday afternoon, defeating No. 20 Tennessee 4-0.


The match was moved indoors a few games into singles play due to weather.
On court one, 10th-ranked Anna Rogers dug a hole in the first set and early into the second set. The All-American fought her way back into the match, taking the second and third sets to clinch the win for the Pack. The victory over No. 62 Hammond marks her 17th ranked singles win of the season.

No. 7 Rogers and Alana Smith captured the doubles point for the Pack, defeating No. 9 Sadie Hammond and Katilin Staines for their third top-10 doubles victory of the 2019 campaign.

NC State improves to 24-6 and Tennessee finishes the season 20-8.

NC State took the doubles point after tight matches on all three courts. In a 6-4 decision, Bianca Moldovan and Liz Norman defeated Ariadna Riley and Tenika McGiffin to give the Pack a boost as courts one and two battled.

Adriana Reami and Claudia Wiktorin fell to Johanna Silva and Rebeka Mertena, 6-4, as the attention turned to the top-10 matchup on court one.

On court one, seventh-ranked Rogers and Smith came out firing, taking the first three games. Tennessee’s ninth-ranked Sadie Hammond and Kaitlin Staines stormed back to make things interesting, trailing by just one game at 4-3. The Pack duo closed out the match at 6-4 to capture the doubles point for the squad.
In singles, Reami took the first point of the indoor session, defeating Mertena in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The win marked the Miami, Fla., native’s 30thof the season. She is the third player on the 2019 roster to accomplish the feat.

With an impressive run early in the NCAA Championships, Smith won in straight sets for the second match in a row, bringing her to a 32-12 record on the season.

Rogers closed the deal for the Pack on court one with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Hammond. The match-clinching victory became the fourth Wolfpack player to tally 30 singles wins over the course of the 2019 campaign.

Doubles (order of finish: 3,2,1)
1. No. 7 Anna Rogers/Alana Smith def. No. 9 Sadie Hammond/Kaitlin Staines: 6-4
2. Johanna Silva/Rebeka Mertena def. Adriana Reami/Claudia Wiktorin: 6-4
3. Bianca Moldovan/Liz Norman def. Ariadna Riley/Tenika McGiffin: 6-4

Singles (order of finish: 3,2,1)
1. No. 10 Anna Rogers def. No. 62 Sadie Hammond: 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. No. 71 Alana Smith def. No. 124 Kaitlin Staines: 6-1, 7-6 (5)
3. Adriana Reami def. Rebeka Mertena: 6-2, 6-2
4. Liz Norman vs. Johanna Silva: halted at 2-6, 7-5, 1-0
5. Bianca Moldovan vs. Ariadna Riley: halted at 4-4
6. Amanda Rebol vs. Tenika McGiffin: halted at 1-2

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NC State will make the short road trip to Durham, N.C., to face Duke in the Super Regional on Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m. A berth is on the line to the Elite Eight at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

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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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