NC State's swimming program is arguably the best sports program on campus; the Wolfpack men have won two consecutive ACC titles, and they finished fourth nationally this year. Head coach Braden Holloway has developed a team known for its sprint acumen. Speeeeed.
And this is a pretty good indicator of the quality of Holloway's team: three NC State swimmers on the men's side have qualified for the Olympics. I have no idea how long it's been since State had multiple swimmers in the Olympics, but I'm guessing it's been a very long time (if it's happened at all).
The qualifiers: Anton Ipsen (Denmark), Soren Dahl (Denmark), Simonas Bilis (Lithuania).
Those kids made comedy out of the rest of the ACC, so it's only natural that they take the next step. Bilis and Ipsen have defined the swimming program at State as much as Holloway has, and they now have a shot to grab a few medals on an international stage. That's awesome.
So let's go USA, but if we can help it, let's go Denmark and Lithuania, too.
The most recent NC State swimmer to make the Olympics was Cullen Jones, who won an NCAA title in the 50 free and also won Olympic gold in a relay event.