May 11, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State will graduate a record number of student-athletes on Saturday, May 12, including nine former members of the Wolfpack swimming and diving program. Five women and four men will be among the 86 graduating student-athletes to receive their diplomas.
Female swimmers Jessica McBroom, Maggie McEnerney, Ashley Richter and Erica Waters, along with diver Kirstyn Shepler will all graduate as members of the class of 2012. Swimmers Greg Baskwell, Gaites Brown, Sean Reams and Jimmy Ross will represent the men's team.
McBroom, a senior from The Woodlands, Texas, will receive her degree in communication media, with a minor in parks, recreation and tourism management. She competed in several different events over the past four years, including breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly and the individual medley.
McEnerney will graduate with a degree in science, technology and society, with a minor in psychology. The senior from Alpharetta, Ga., swam mainly distance freestyle and butterfly events while at NC State.
Richter, from Houston, Texas, is the school record-holder in the 50 freestyle (22.73). She also owns the second-best time in school history in the 100 freestyle (49.42) and the fourth-best time in the 200 freestyle (1:48.64). Her times in the 50 and 100 freestyle events were school records during the 2010 season. Richter used up her eligibility in 2011, but remained at NC State for an extra year to finish her degree in technology education.
Waters will graduate with a degree in human biology. The team captain from Winston-Salem, N.C., has four all-time top-10 times to her name, two as members of a relay team and two individual marks. She has the ninth-best time in the 100 freestyle (51.19), and the fifth-best time in the 100 butterfly (55.80). She was also a member of the 400- and 800-freestyle relay teams that both own the second-best times in school history. Waters also excelled in the classroom, and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll during her academic career.
Shepler will graduate in just three years with a degree in business administration. The junior, from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., saw success both on the boards and in the classroom at NC State. She achieved All-ACC honors in 2010 on the platform, and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Shepler was also an honorable-mention College Swimming Coaches Association of American Scholar All-American.
Baskwell, a redshirt-senior from Charlotte, N.C., will graduate with a degree in sports management. He was a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll during his time with the program. Baskwell owns the eighth-best time in school history in the 200 breaststroke (2:00.84).
Brown, a senior from Richmond, Virginia, will be graduating with a degree in sports management. He has competed in the butterfly and sprint freestyle events while at State, and owns two all-time top-10 marks as members of two different 800-freestyle relay teams.
Reams will graduate from the college of management with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in supply chain management. The senior from Easton, Mass., owns the fifth fastest time in school history in the 200 butterfly (1:48.02).
Ross will be graduating with a degree in international relations and Middle East studies. The senior, from Vorhees, New Jersey, has been named the the ACC honor roll and the NC State Dean’s list multiple times, and has been accepted to graduate school at Seton Hall.