NC State Stories

College: A 3 For The Road: Krystal Barrett

2017-01-06 17:27:55 UTC – # comments here

Her career was over. That fateful moment when NC State's Krystal Barrett went down with a torn ACL on December 19th against the Davidson Wildcats. The senior from Dallas, hoping to lead the Wolfpack to consecutive NCAA appearances, would have surgery two week later. Her season would be shifted from a captain on the court to a cheerleader on the sideline. There would be no more driving. No more defending. No more scoring. She would finish with 767 career points. Then came Senior Day. View Complete Story

Minors: Jonathan Diaz: Road from Hurricanes to Raleigh To Fenway

2016-10-07 16:30:38 UTC – # comments here

Growing up in the shadows of "The U" in Coral Gables, FL, Jonathan Diaz’s baseball options were fairly limited. Standing 5'9", and not blessed with power, Diaz has the innate ability to defend, yet he understands his baseball margins. What Diaz trusts are his baseball instincts and his heart for the game he’s been playing as an undersized ballplayer since he was a kid. But being small would never be an excuse. Now, the former Wolfpack infielder is one call from the majors leagues. View Complete Story

College: Eric Surkamp: Sojourn At NC State, Before & Beyond

2016-06-14 14:28:24 UTC – # comments here

Sitting in the shady visiting dugout at Durham Bulls Athletic Park a few weeks ago, former NC State lefty Eric Surkamp paused to reflect on his winding road from a high school baseball powerhouse, to Doak Field, major elbow surgery and ultimately to AT&T Park in San Francisco. He has traveled a circuitous path, but the fire still burns inside as he finds himself with his second major league organization in his career. View Complete Story

NC State: Jennifer Mathurin's Journey: From Montreal's Darkness to Raleigh's Light

2016-06-06 18:12:36 UTC – # comments here

The only thing that kept me off the streets was basketball. Most kids in my area don’t go to college. Most work fast food or deal drugs. I had cousins in the drug industry. I’m not going to lie. It was really tempting. Then, I started caring about my life. These words are from a first-year NC State athlete. In a world where you can find a coddled, entitled athlete on every street corner, this NC State basketball player was fighting a daily battle to stay on the good side of life. View Complete Story

High Schools: Middle Creek’s Miss NC Adrienne Core: The Little Boy Dad Never Had

2016-02-20 14:01:11 UTC – # comments here

Adrienne Core is defined by a myriad accomplishments. She won Miss North Carolina and represented the Tar Heel state in the 2010 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, even winning the talent competition. She’s a math whiz and an enormous sports fan. She’s also an emerging high school volleyball coach, leading the Mustangs to their best-ever season, in her first year. Core is also the epitome of her father, in whose memory she continues to coach and inspire, years after his passing. View Complete Story

College: Kaley Moser: Kay Yow Is My Hero

2016-02-12 15:33:56 UTC – # comments here

Growing up as a die-hard Wolfpack fan and an aspiring youth basketball player, it made perfect sense to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp as a kid. Little did I know how much that camp in 2004 would change my life, all because of Coach Yow. Not only did her players prove how passionate, humble and committed Coach Yow was on the court and in life, Coach Yow also demonstrated it herself to campers of all ages. So began my dream of one day playing for the Wolfpack Women. View Complete Story
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