NC State freshman Staats Battle was named champion of the 2012 Coolest Name in the NCAA tournament bracket by ESPN.com.
Battle, who played high school basketball at Raleigh's Broughton High School, entered the contest as a six seed and steamrolled through the competition.
He won the finals by capturing 76.8% of the votes against Marquette's Vander Blue, who received just 23.2%.
"First of all, I've got to thank my dad," Battle told ESPN.com. "I'm a junior, so I just want to thank him for giving me the same name.
"Also, all my friends have been posting [the contest] on Facebook and Twitter and coach [Mark] Gottfried, [assistant] coach [Orlando] Early and [assistant] coach Nima [Omidvar] have been doing a lot."
Battle grew up following NC State. His mother attended the school, but his dad is a North Carolina alum and his grandparents attended Duke.
"I grew up a State fan. All my life, I've lived in Raleigh. I really wanted to play basketball, and two of my really close friends, Will Roach and Braxton Albritton, went to my high school and walked on at State. Growing up and watching them do that is something I wanted to do, too.
"I'd like to thank all the Wolfpack fans. This award is definitely owed to them because of all their support. We have the best fans in the nation. Also, my family, and my dad for naming me Staats."