Courtesy: NC State Athletics
RALEIGH – The NC State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to open 2020 with a double-meet weekend, traveling to UNC on Friday, Jan. 17, and returning to its final home meet of the season Jan. 18 against Duke.
The meets will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
#6/6 NC State at UNC
Date: Friday, Jan. 17
Time: 4:30 p.m. diving, 6 p.m. swimming
Location: Koury Natatorium
The meet against Duke is a Red Out, and all fans are encouraged to wear red to support the Wolfpack. The first 300 fans will receive free Red Out t-shirts, and the first 500 fans will receive light up batons.
LAST TIME OUT:
The NC State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both took first place at the NC State/GAC Invitational at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in November. Both teams beat four ranked squads to take home the team titles.
The Wolfpack divers were last in action at the Tennessee Diving Invitational as the squad earned five entries into the finals of its respective events.
PACK IN THE POLLS:
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its latest national poll on Dec. 11, and NC State’s men and women were both tabbed No. 6 in the country in those rankings.
Both squads have been ranked in the national top seven since the start of the season. The Pack boasts the highest-ranked ACC squad on the men’s side, and NC State is ranked just behind No. 3 Virginia on the women’s side.
SCOUTING NORTH CAROLINA:
The Wolfpack men have won the last five matchups against the Tar Heels, and the women have won the last four.
The men’s and women’s squads finished 44th and t-42nd respectively at the NCAA Championships following 10th and 7th-place finishes at the ACC Championships.
Both the men’s and women’s squads sit in the top 25 for the Blue Devils. At the ACC Championships, the men placed seventh and the women placed sixth. Concluding the season at the NCAA Championships, the men’s and women’s squads placed 42nd and 29th respectively.
The NC State men are a perfect 9-0 against Duke, and the Wolfpack women have won the past eight meetings against the Blue Devils.