Former Wolfpack WR set to graduate thanks to an assist from N.C. State

Published May. 8, 2015 7:35 a.m. ET

Former Wolfpack wide receiver Owen Spencer is set to graduate this weekend, thanks to an assist from N.C. State.

In 2006, the Wolfpack Club began a program called the Reconnect fund, which encourages former student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility to come back and finish their degrees by giving them financial assistance and access to tutors.

Spencer, a second-team all-ACC performer in 2010, is one of those student-athletes and will earn his B.S. in science technology and society this weekend.

"I have a lot of younger cousins and I always told them I would get my degree,” said Spencer on N.C. State’s website. “I knew I would do it one day, but wasn't sure exactly how to get started." 

Since 2010, 33 student athletes have participated in the program and 18 have already graduated.

(h/t N.C. State)