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Wake Technical Community College
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9101 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh NC 27603

PH: 919-866-5508
FX: 919-661-5589
http://www.waketech.edu/athletics
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President
Dr. Stephen C. Scott

Athletic Director
Barry Street

Athletic Trainer
Jessie Whitby

General email
btstreet@waketech.edu

Region
10

FTE Enrollment
14000








College News
Mellette Becomes a Hawk
June 20, 2014

Josh Mellette finished his second year on the Wake Tech men’s basketball team this Spring as an NJCAA All American, ranked first in the conference for blocks and rebounds, and receiving Region X Player of the Year. On Thursday, June 12th 2014 Mellette went from being an Eagle to becoming a Hawk, when he signed with Chowan University to continue his basketball career. Chowan University is a NCAA Division II school. The Eagles wish Josh Mellette the best as he continue in his basketball career.

2014 GOLF TOURNAMENT
May 12, 2014

On a day when the weather was uncertain, just under a hundred golfers took part in the 6th Annual Wake Tech Athletic Golf Tournament.  Taking the course golfers showed nothing, but confidence as they played at the prestigious Eagle Ridge Golf Course on Friday, April 25th. Golfers teed off at 9:00 a.m. after they were welcomed and thanked by Mark Gibson, the Dean of Student Development.

Teams of four enjoyed not only playing the game they love, but also opportunities to receive prizes for longest drive, closets to the pin, and even a chance to putt for $5,000.  As the day came to a close the golfers returned to the clubhouse for lunch catered by Smithfield’s and were thanked again by Dr. Scott, President of Wake Tech. The Athletic Department would like to thank all golf participants and sponsors of the 2014 Golf Tournament. 



JOSHUA MELLETTE NAMED NJCAA ALL AMERICAN
May 12, 2014

Wake Tech star forward Joshua Mellette has been recognized as a first team pick for the NJCAA DII men’s basketball team All American Award. The 6’ 5” sophomore, ranked first in the Region X Conference for blocks and rebounds per game, was named the Region X Player of the Year. Mellette helped lead the Wake Tech Eagles to the NJCAA national championship tournament for the first time in the program’s history. The team finished fourth in the nation! 
“We had a great basketball team this year, and Josh has been extraordinary!” says Wake Tech Athletics Director Barry Street. “We’re extremely proud of all our student athletes – they’re not only talented, but totally committed to giving nothing less than their absolute best.” 
Mellette came to Wake Tech as a freshman after graduating from Southern Lee High School in Sanford in 2012. He will graduate with an Associate in Arts degree in May and is being recruited by several top universities. Wake Tech started its competitive basketball program five years ago. 


WAKE TECH WELCOMES MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM HOME
May 12, 2014

Eagles pride! Wake Tech students, faculty, and staff filled the stands in the Main Campus gymnasium today to show the men’s basketball team how much their recent tournament triumphs mean for the college. If you missed the event, watch a short video here. The team made it all the way to the “final four” in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament last week in Illinois – and finished fourth in the nation! 
The players thanked the fans for their support: “We could feel the love from Raleigh,” said Josh Mellette, a forward from Sanford. “Sorry we didn’t bring the championship home, but we did our best and we are really proud. Thank y’all so much!” 
Wake Tech Athletics Director Barry Street praised the team’s efforts. “We went out there and lit the world on fire for a couple of days. We are really proud of these young men! ” Street added that this team’s accomplishments are especially outstanding for a basketball program that is only five years old. Talon, Wake Tech’s mascot, entertained the crowd and handed out t-shirts, and fans enjoyed free popcorn. 
This is the first time in the program’s history that the men’s basketball team has played on the national stage. The Eagles earned a spot in the national tournament by winning the Region X title. Head Coach Joe Mitchell, received Region X Coach of the Year, and Josh Mellette was named Player of the Year. Region X serves the Carolinas and Virginia. 


WAKE TECH EAGLES READY FOR NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
May 12, 2014

The Wake Tech Eagles are getting ready for the national stage. For the first time in the program’s history, the men’s basketball team is headed to the NJCAA Division II national tournament. The 7th seeded Eagles will play unranked Potomac State on Tuesday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m. in the first round of the tournament. The games take place in Danville, Illinois. 
The Eagles earned a spot in the national tournament by defeating #1 Louisburg College, winning the Region X title last weekend. Head Coach, Joe Mitchell, received Region X Coach of the Year and Josh Mellette was named Player of the Year!


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