The rich get richer: Noah Hensley has announced that he will be transferring from Florida State to NC State. Hensley competed for FSU during the 2015-2016 season as a freshman where he joined his older brother, Cole Hensley (who has since graduated), as a member of the men’s swimming program. Hensley is a native of Winter Park, Florida, and will be venturing north to Raleigh, North Carolina to NC State beginning this spring. Hensley will be eligible to compete for the Wolfpack in January 2018, and he will be a junior (having lost one year of eligibility after his in-conference transfer).
Hensley is a great pick-up for NC State, which has been on a recruiting tear. It recently announced that it has already filled its Class of 2021 roster with 7 commits. In addition, the Wolfpack has recently gained another big transfer in freestyler/breaststroker Jacob Molacek, who will also join the team as a junior.
BOOM…. Our men's class is COMPLETE! pic.twitter.com/QjybEc6Dyj
— Bobby Guntoro (@bobbygunt) September 28, 2016
Hensley is a welcomed addition to the Wolfpack because he can swim three of the four strokes competitively, and has been successful at both sprint and middle distances. While at FSU, his time drops came in backstroke and butterfly. At the 2016 ACC Championships Hensley led off the 200 Medley Relay that scored 5th (he split 21.76 in the 50 back). Individually, at that same meet, he got 6th in the 100 back, 24th in the 100 fly and 24th in the 200 back. His best times and the years in which he swam them are outlined below:
* = times achieved during his freshman year at FSU
During the 2015-2016 season, his 100 back would have ranked 3rd, his 200 back would have ranked 4th, and his 100 and 200 fly would have ranked 5th on NC State’s team.