The Wolfpacker

May 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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TRACKING THE PACK SWIMMING LEGEND PASSES AWAY WOLFPACK passed away due to natural causes on April 5, 2012, at 50 years old. The native of Ashland, Ohio, came to NC NC State swimming great Beth Emery State on a recruiting trip and knew she had found her new home after spending time with coach Don Easterling. "She and I sat in the office and talked so long that she never really got to see the campus," the coach remembered. "She got back home and told her mom and dad, 'This is where I want to go, coaches and all that. She came on and, right away, she was a conference record holder. She was nationally ranked and nationally scoring for us in a period of time where we had some really good girls' teams. squads, including the 1980 ACC Championship team, and she helped the Wolfpack place sixth at the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) Championships twice before leading them to a pair of top-15 finishes at NCAAs to close her career. She was a 19- time AIAW and NCAA Division I All-American and won five ACC crowns from 1980-83 be- fore starring on the international stage. Emery played a vital role on some impressive " ' because she got along with the sorship and product-allowance agreement. "After months of discussion about moving our 23- NEW APPAREL DEAL NC State and adidas have agreed to a four-year spon- ■ Red And White Notebook Raymond had also taken an official visit to Jackson- cluding Notre Dame, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Louisville, Michigan, Indiana, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, UCLA, Mississippi State and Nebraska — that have that type of agreement with adidas. "We are very excited to extend our partnership with North Carolina State to outfit all 23 teams," said Chris McGuire, director of sports marketing for adidas. "The Wolfpack had very successful fall and winter seasons and we look forward to continuing to bring the best in performance uniforms, footwear and apparel to State's athletes and fans." Wolfpack fans across the nation can purchase adidas ing the Sweet 16 this past season. "Bobby played a vital role in our team's success on fried has promoted assistant coach Bobby Lutz to associate head coach. Lutz contributed to NC State going 24-13 and reach- PROMOTED NC State men's basketball head coach Mark Gott- team department to an all-sport sponsorship, adi- das emerged with the best proposal for our athletes, coaches and university," NC State athletics director Debbie Yow said. "The innovative product line at adidas is tremendous and we are pleased about the consider- able cost savings we will realize through this expanded partnership." NC State joins an elite group of institutions — in- ville, plus had offers from Furman and Mercer, before NC State offered. NEW SOCCER COMPLEX The NC State men's and women's soccer programs celebrated the grand opening of the school's new soc- cer practice facility, the Wolfpack Training Complex, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 27. The practice facility for both the men's and women's soccer teams features a grass field, a turf field, lights, 50-foot netting behind each goal and a sound system. The complex is located just across the street from both the Dail Soccer Stadium and the team's locker rooms and sports medicine facility. The natural grass field is a replica of the Pack's game- gear, including sideline apparel, coaches' polo shirts, hats, jerseys, performance apparel and outerwear at a wide variety of quality retailers. ing area off that field as you enter the complex for the teams. fied infill system that is the first synthetic field on NC State's campus. A third area is extra turf space, which features penalty box dimensions, which can be used for set pieces and shooting on goal. There is also a 25,000-square-foot warm-up/train- CLYDE CHESNEY DIES AT 63 Former NC State defensive end Dr. Clyde Chesney day field, the Dail Soccer Field. It is 120-by-75 yards, a USGA sand-based field with hybrid Bermuda grass, and a tile drainage system. The synthetic surface is 100-by-68 yards FIFA certi- passed away at the age of 63 on April 18 in Nashville, Tenn. Chesney was the first African-American football the court this season and our success on the recruiting trail," Gottfried said. "He adds an enormous amount of experience and expertise to our staff." Lutz spent 12 seasons (1999-2010) as the head coach at his alma mater, Charlotte, guiding the 49ers to a school-record five 20-win seasons and eight postsea- son appearances (five NCAA and three NIT). Prior to coming to NC State, Lutz spent one season Emery was a 19-time All-American and five-time ACC champion for the Wolfpack, and won a gold medal at the 1983 World University Games. PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS erling said. "She was a great girl, and I thought the world of her. "She was a coach's dream. Her reliability was something you want in our sport — we knew if something was important, we could put Beth in the race and we would be all right. "We'll miss her very much. " — Ryan Tice World University Games in 1983, and the two- time team captain was one of seven Wolfpack swimmers to be named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary team in 2002. She holds three all-time top-10 marks at NC State. "She was a great all-around swimmer on the national and international basis for us," East- She went on to win a gold medal at the ence, remains under contract through April 2013. "I really enjoyed my first year at NC State," Lutz said. as an assistant coach at Iowa State. Lutz, who has 20-plus years of head coaching experi- "The people associated with the university are great and it's a pleasure to be a member of a staff that is so unselfish and has the same goals: winning champion- ships and helping our players succeed. "I look forward to being a part of the Wolfpack's continued success and I'm excited about the future." TRANSFERRING NC State freshman shooting guard Jaqawn Raymond of Statesboro, Ga., is transferring to another school. Raymond will be a footnote in NC State basketball player to start at NC State, after going out for the team in 1968. The Fayetteville, N.C., native was at- tending NCSU on an academic scholarship, and later earned his master's at NC State and a doctorate at Michigan State. Chesney lettered for NC State from 1969-71 under sion at Tennessee State in the school of agriculture and consumer sciences on Aug. 31, 2009. He also was a 24-year veteran of the NC Cooperative Extension System where he served as director for the Piedmont and Northern Piedmont districts. head coach Earle Edwards, and earned an athletic scholarship in the process. He earned All-ACC aca- demic honors in 1971. Chesney retired as interim associate dean for exten- tanek was accepted into the university's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Earning membership in Phi Beta Kappa is one of the HONORED NC State women's basketball player Marissa Kas- highest honors students can earn at NC State. Kastanek, who has a 4.0 grade-point average as a history as the last recruit to commit to former head coach Sidney Lowe. Raymond played sparingly last year, appearing in just 11 games and scoring nine points on 3-of-10 shooting from three-point range for the season. Raymond signed with NC State last spring, electing to remain firm to the Wolfpack after the coaching tran- sition to Mark Gottfried. He averaged 21.3 points per game as a senior at Statesboro (Ga.) High. psychology major, was named the 2012 ACC Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to the ACC All-Academic Team for the second straight year. Kas- tanek was named a 2012 second-team Academic All- American this season as well. Kastanek is also a standout on the basketball court, earning ACC honorable mention honors the last two years, plus earned a spot on the 2012 ACC All-Tourna- ment first team. She led the Wolfpack with 12.3 points per game, and ranked among the top free throw and three-point shooters in the league this past season. MAY 2012 ■ 17

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