Jonathan Ritter : President

Jonathan Ritter

President

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Year: Junior - Accounting

Hometown: High Point, NC

Most memorable football game you have been to as a student? FSU last year, even though we lost the atmosphere was incredible.

Most memorable basketball game you have been to as a student? Beating Duke last year.

Favorite moment at a SWPC event? hen the soccer team beat Pittsburgh on a sudden death goal my Freshman year.

Favorite NC State athlete? Cat Barber

The thing you love most about NC State Athletics? The loyalty the fans show no matter how the teams are doing.

Favorite non-revenue sport to watch? Men's Soccer

ACC team you look forward to playing most every year? UNC

Football game you are looking forward to the most this season? Clemson on Halloween

Basketball game you are looking forward to the most this season? UNC at home

Favorite NC State coach? Mark Gottfried

If you could go to any away football game this season, which one would you choose? at Florida State

Favorite NC State tradition? Fast Fight at the under 4 timeout of basketball games.

Why did you choose to come to NC State? I chose NC State over: I chose NC State over South Carolina, but honestly I could not picture myself anywhere else.

Graham Coggins : Vice President

Graham Coggins

Vice President

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Junior - Civil Engineering

Hometown: Huntersville, NC

Most memorable football game you have been to as a student? Florida State 2014

Most memorable basketball game you have been to as a student? Victory over Duke 2015

Favorite moment at a SWPC event? Sitting behind the opposing goalie at soccer games

Favorite NC State athlete?  Abdul-Malik Abu

The thing you love most about NC State Athletics? The support and dedication of its fans

Favorite non-revenue sport to watch? Men’s Soccer

ACC team you look forward to playing most every year? UNC

Football game you are looking forward to the most this season? UNC at Carter Finley

Basketball game you are looking forward to the most this season? Duke at PNC Arena

Favorite NC State coach? Dave Doeren

If you could go to any away football game this season, which one would you choose? Florida State

Favorite NC State tradition? Lighting the bell tower red after ACC victories

Why did you choose to come to NC State? I chose NC State over: I chose NC State over Clemson because it is a great school and is where my family has always gone.

Zach Hayes : Minutes Keeper

Zach Hayes

Minutes Keeper

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Senior - Civil Engineering

Hometown: Garner, NC

Most memorable football game you have been to as a student? FSU last year - even though we lost we surprised them and put up a good fight

Most memorable basketball game you have been to as a student? Beating UNC last year at the Smith Center for the first time since 2003

Favorite moment at a SWPC event? Women’s Basketball win vs. #8 LSU my freshman year

Favorite NC State athlete? Russell Wilson

The thing you love most about NC State Athletics? The support that is given to all sports, not just revenue sports

Favorite non-revenue sport to watch? Women’s Basketball

ACC team you look forward to playing most every year? UNC

Football game you are looking forward to the most this season? Home game vs. UNC

Basketball game you are looking forward to the most this season? Home game vs. Duke

Favorite NC State coach? Dave Doeren

If you could go to any away football game this season, which one would you choose? Virginia Tech

Favorite NC State tradition? Krispy Kreme Challenge

Why did you choose to come to NC State? I chose NC State over: Loved both the academic and athletic atmosphere & I only applied to NCSU

Kenneth Erickson : Secretary

Kenneth Erickson

Secretary

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Junior - Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Hometown: King, NC

Most memorable football game you have been to as a student? Watching NC State come from behind to beat Georgia Southern in the 2014 season opener.

Most memorable basketball game you have been to as a student? When we upset the number two ranked Duke Blue Devils at PNC Arena and got to storm the court.

Favorite moment at a SWPC event? Watching the Wolfpack baseball team walkoff with a win over UVA.

Favorite NC State athlete? Abdul-Malik Abu

The thing you love most about NC State Athletics? The loyalty that Wolfpack fans show to all of their teams.

Favorite non-revenue sport to watch? Men’s Soccer

ACC team you look forward to playing most every year? The Virginia Tech Hokies. I grew up going to Virginia Tech games with my dad who graduated from Tech. So, I not only look forward to playing the team I grew up pulling for, but also to gaining bragging rights in the family.

Football game you are looking forward to the most this season? Hosting UNC at Carter-Finley Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend.

Basketball game you are looking forward to the most this season? Beating the defending national champions, Duke, again.

Favorite NC State coach? Dave Doeren

If you could go to any away football game this season, which one would you choose? Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium.

Favorite NC State tradition? Running to the Belltower and watching it light up red after a big win.

Why did you choose to come to NC State? All the opportunities that NC State offers to students and the atmosphere on campus.

I chose NC State over: University of Montana

David Burke :

David Burke

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Senior - Psychology

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate rank in the club: 1

Hometown: Goldsboro, NC

Interesting fact: I own the Student Wolfpack Club mascot

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? Basketball because the fans are always loud throughout every game

Other activities on and off Campus? I’m president of a service dog training club on campus (2 hours per week)

Ideas for Changing the Club? More minute events

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? I want to be on the board because I enjoyed doing it this year.  I guess what I will bring to the board is a sense of reliability.  I will be at every minute event and will be able to help with check in and checkout whenever I am needed.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? We can better improve our support of NC State teams by having more minute events.  We can better cater to the members by providing rewards for attending specific events or rewards for attending all events of a certain sport.  For example, rewarding anyone who attends all volleyball matches by giving them a signed volleyball.

Trevor Daeke :

Trevor Daeke

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Junior - Civil Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 1

Approximate rank in the club: 150

Hometown: Garner, NC

Interesting fact: I am a transfer student.  This is only my first year here.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? Basketball because of the availability to interact with the players. Also continuous support despite the poor season.

Other activities on and off Campus? Orientation leader (various time commitments), bible study (1 hour every Wed).

Ideas for Changing the Club? Create two lines for basketball distribution.  Option for long sleeved shirts. Section off lines based on number .

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? To improve the ticket distribution process and to become more involved with the University. I will bring enthusiasm and creative ideas.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? Have more minute events or change the times to avoid class conflicts. Also could provide incentive for lower attended sports.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? I will be working as an orientation leader this summer and will have time commitments during the fall semester.

Lauren Ferrell :

Lauren Ferrell

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Junior - Fashion and Textile Management

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate rank in the club: 64

Hometown: Knightdale, NC

Interesting fact: I was recently elected as a University Ambassador for NC State.  I work with the Football program and help bring recruits to NC State.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? My favorite NCSU sport is definitely football.  Tailgating and the game atmosphere is incredible.  I absolutely love how it is an all day event.

Other activities on and off Campus? I participate in Cru (1 hour a week), Sigma Tau Sigma (Honors Textile Fraternity – 1 hour every month), intramural sports (1 hour a week), and the University Ambassador Program (1 hour a week plus all home football games).

Ideas for Changing the Club? My first idea was to provide more of an incentive to students who are really putting their time and effort into the club by earning minutes.  Students are very appreciative of getting the chance to have such premium seating, but I feel like the Student Wolfpack Club could do a little bit more.  Last year I was able to eat brunch with the SWPC before the Duke basketball game and was able to hear Bobby Lutz speak.  I thought that was awesome.  Maybe we could continue to do more events like that to reward students.  My second idea would be to hold a fundraiser, not for revenue, but for service and to positively represent the University.  We could help hold an event to help raise awareness for a charity.

Why do you want to be on the WSWPC board and what do you bring to it? I am extremely organized, creative and very outgoing.  I am a very hard worker and very passionate about NC State University.  I believe athletics are a vital part of the college experience.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members?  I believe that the SWPC can improve to support NC State teams by continuing to make it as easy as possible to attend NCSU athletic events, particularly the non-revenue sports. The bodies in the stands are the most obvious means of demonstrating support of NCSU’s athletic teams. The signage on the street is a great help but I do think we can be more proactive through email and social media about promoting upcoming athletic events. It is no secret that winning and the ability to compete at the highest levels have the most impact on driving SWPC support. However, it would be great to see, on occasion, a tangible acknowledgement from out student-athletes and coaching staff that our attendance does make a difference.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? This summer I am attending summer school and working part-time.  Next summer I will be planning on pursuing an internship.

Nolan Reep :

Nolan Reep

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Senior - Aerospace Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 3

Approximate rank in the club: 70

Hometown: High Point, NC

Interesting fact: I’m an aerospace engineer

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? Men’s Basketball; College basketball has a unique history and has developed a culture that other sports don’t offer

Other activities on and off Campus? YoungLIfe College Leader (10 hours per week), Homework (158 hours per week).

Ideas for Changing the Club? Long Sleeve T-Shirts

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? I enjoy watching and working all the non-revenue sporting events.  I’m pretty tech savvy.  I look good.  I can talk to people good.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? It would be nice if we could somehow ensure that those who get a sideline voucher to a basketball actually show up to the game.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? I will be out of town this summer working an internship that could possibly carry over into next school year as a part-time job.  However, if this does happen it will not affect my ability to act as a board member.

Josh Travis :

Josh Travis

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Junior - Business Administration

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate rank in the club: 100

Hometown: Cary, NC

Interesting fact: I was once hit in the face with a baseball in Guayama, Puerto Rico and had to get 10 stitches from a very “unofficial” hospital that they had there.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? My favorite NCSU sport is basketball because it’s so exciting to be in the student section just a few feet from the action cheering on the Pack, especially when we’re playing Duke or Carolina. It gets so intense and exciting. Plus, I love March Madness, and I love it even more when we are in it and try and make a run.

Other activities on and off Campus? Intramurals (2 hours), National Society of Leadership and Success (varies), Cru, YoungLife

Ideas for Changing the Club? Maybe do extra activities outside of athletics like go play paintball one day or something

Why do you want to be on the WSWPC board and what do you bring to it? I love NC State athletics, and sports in general. I love to follow pretty much every sport, and that’s no different when it comes to NC State. I want to further the support for our athletics and be there to support any sport that has a big match and give them the home field advantage they deserve.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? Possibly make appeals to the students that aren’t in SWPC. If one of the non-revenue sports has a big match coming up, and they could really use a home field advantage, find a way to make it more well known to the rest of the student body and try and get a big crowd at the match. As far as supporting members, things like the lunch that we did prior to the Duke game this year could be very cool to do for the members.

Jordan Tsolis :

Jordan Tsolis

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Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 1

Approximate rank in the club: 5

Hometown: Cary, NC

Interesting fact: I’m an Eagle Scout

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? Men’s basketball because we have so many games and they are always so exciting.  It is an amazing thing to be in PNC when everyone is hyped up and excited for The Pack to attempt the winning shot or to take the lead over a great team.

Other activities on and off Campus? I’m an RA at University Towers (10 hours a week).

Ideas for changing the Club? Bring back the extra t-shirt for reaching minutes as an incentive for people to attend more non-revenue events. In addition, when we are at events we could do more chants, or have SWPC unique events to give club members the option to do things together.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? I want to be on the board to help other students have a great time supporting our athletic teams. I will bring leadership, a cheerful attitude and a willingness to work with other people to help us be the best student organization in the country.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? To make it easier to pick up vouchers as people get to meetings, they can just get their vouchers and we can match the voucher number to their rank in the club.  This idea would just be for Men’s basketball, this way people cant jump others for a higher voucher and it will be quicker for people to get their voucher and we don’t have to have them check in and call them up. But to support our teams more, we could try to have events with teams, not just their games, so they can see club members and the players can get a more personal connection with the people who come out to support them.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? I hope to have an internship this summer and do undergraduate research at some point during my time at State.

Bryce Wham :

Bryce Wham

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Junior - Chemical Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club? 2

Approximate rank in the Club? 65

Hometown? Lewisville, NC

Interesting fact: I played high school soccer and tennis and was a captain for both teams.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? My favorite State sport is basketball because I love the game day atmosphere of PNC and I love being so close to the action

Other activities on and off Campus? Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity

Ideas for Changing the Club? I would like for away game minutes to be more substantial especially if the distance of the game is farther away. I went to the BC football game and 30 minutes didn’t seem like a fair compensation.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? I want to be as involved with NC State athletics as I can be and I believe this is the best way for me to do that. I will bring enthusiasm and commitment to each and every game and encourage others, even those outside of SWPC, to attend the non-revenue sports.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? If we can continue to increase attendance at non-revenue sporting events, I think it would show our continued commitment to all sports. I would also like to see that in the lines for basketball we establish continue trying to make members use the lowest numbered voucher in their group.