Women's countdown: No. 25 North Carolina State

North Carolina State's Brittany Marchand

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25. North Carolina State

2012-13 Golfweek rank: 20

Go-to girl: Senior Brittany Marchand

Season outlook: A frustrated Wolfpack missed making the NCAA Championship last season by a single shot, a disappointment after the team finished runner-up at the ACC Championship, its best finish at that event.

Brittany Marchand looks to become one of the country’s elite players after finishing in the top 6 four times in seven spring events as a junior. She will be joined in the lineup by four other returnees: fellow senior Ana Menendez and the junior trio of Augusta James, Vivian Tsui and Lindsay McGetrick. The consistent James posted seven top-15 finishes a year ago, and McGetrick earned medalist honors at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Classic, site of N.C. State’s lone team victory.

With such an experience-laden roster, there’s a good chance head coach Page Marsh’s Wolfpack can make up that shot this season and reach the NCAA finals.

– Cassie Stein

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