The Blue Ribbon Panel selected Marissa Kastanek to their Preseason All-ACC Team.
Marissa Kastanek was selected to the ACC Coaches Preseason All-ACC Team
Kellie Harper has a 20-11 career record in postseason games (6-3 in ACC Tournament).
Marissa Kastanek is 32 games shy of tying the school record for most career games played (131).
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman is first NC State player to record 100+ assists as frosh and soph since Angie Armstrong (1980 & 1981)
Kody Burke has 110 career blocks in two seasons (school record is 203 by Genia Beasley).
NC State set a school record with 205 three-pointers in 2011-12.
Junior transfer Markeisha Gatling was rated the No. 7 junior college player last season by All-Star Girls Report.
Len'Nique Brown (sat last season after transferring from USC) gives the Wolfpack another option at point guard.
Kellie Harper, NC State Head Coach
Kellie Harper returns for her fourth season at NC State ... The Wolfpack posted a 19-16 mark in 2012 and advanced
to the third round of the WNIT ... In 2011, Harper led the Wolfpack to a 14-17 overall mark ... Under her guidance,
NC State reached the ACC Tournament championship game and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament
in 2010 ... Harper, who served as the head coach at Western Carolina University from 2005-2009, was named the
third head women's basketball coach in the history of NC State Wolfpack women's basketball on April 16,
2009 ... Harper played a key role in eight conference tournament championships, six regular season conference
titles and three national titles during her 17 years in college basketball as a player, assistant coach and head
coach ... Under Harper's direction, Western Carolina compiled a 97-65 record, competed in three consecutive
Southern Conference Tournament finals and won its second tourney title in 2008-09 ... The Catamounts had never
won the league tourney before Harper's tenure ... With Harper's help, the team also eclipsed 20 wins three-straight
season and made postseason play four times in her five years as head coach: twice in the NCAA
and twice in the WNIT ... She coached seven players to 11 all-conference selections and two SoCon Tournament
Most Outstanding Players at WCU ... Prior to her tenure at Western Carolina, Harper spent three seasons as an
assistant coach at Chattanooga, where she helped lead the Mocs to three consecutive SoCon championships ...
She worked primarily with the perimeter players, including the 2004 league player of the year and three other
all-conference players ... Prior to her stint in Chattanooga, Harper spent two seasons on the Auburn staff, moving
from administrative assistant in 1999-2000 to assistant coach the next season ... Harper, whose maiden name
is Kellie Jolly, played on three national championship squads at Tennessee under Hall-of-Fame coach Pat Summitt,
earning 1999 Honorable Mention All-America honors ... For her career, Harper tallied 894 points and 450
assists, ranking among Tennessee's top-10 career leaders in assists, assists-per-game, three-point field goals,
three-point attempts and three-point field goal percentage at the time of her graduation ... She was drafted in
the fourth round of the 1999 WNBA draft by the Cleveland Rockers and also earned her degree in mathematics
that year ... She was a three-time Academic All-SEC honoree as well.