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Looking Back On A Year Of ServiceUNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)
UNC field hockey has become a feeder for Team USAUNC has brought six field hockey titles back to Chapel Hill (1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007 and 2009), while also frequenting the NCAA tournament more often than any other school. Since the tournament started in 1981, UNC has earned a postseason berth a record 33 times. This continued success has made the Tar Heel talent well-known on a collegiate level. (Argyle Report)
Tar Heels Make Up A Third Of U.S. Pan Am Field Hockey RosterSix Tar Heels will represent the United States in the upcoming Pan American Cup, set for Aug. 4-13 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Named to the 18-player roster, announced on Friday, were Jackie Briggs, Katelyn Ginolfi, Ashley Hoffman, Lauren Moyer, Loren Shealy and Julia Young. Hoffman is a rising junior for the Tar Heels and the others are UNC alums. (GoHeels.com)
Seven Tar Heels Help U.S. To Field Hockey ChampionshipThe U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team beat Germany 3-2 in a sudden death shootout Sunday to win the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals title match. In Johannesburg, South Africa, sixth-ranked USA fought back from a second-half deficit to claim the championships against No. 7 Germany. The U.S. roster of 18 included seven current or former Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport CompetitionThe University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)
Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor RollA record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)
UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ CupUNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Cunningham focused on $100 million facility projectUNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school's soccer and lacrosse programs. That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one that has left a big hole near the middle of campus and will force a dozen programs to adjust practice or game routines for the coming year. (Associated Press)
Seven Tar Heels Selected For U.S. National Field Hockey Team RosterSeven current or former Tar Heel field hockey players have been named the U.S. National Team roster for the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8-23. Selected for the 18-member squad were Jackie Briggs, Katelyn (Falgowski) Ginolfi, Ashley Hoffman, Lauren Moyer, Loren Shealy, Caitlin Van Sickle and Julia Young. (GoHeels.com)
2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athleticsA national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Rachel Dawson Opens Up About Her Decision to RetireAfter an iconic career as a field hockey player, Rachel Dawson is choosing to retire. Although departing from the game that you have dedicated your life to can be challenging, Dawson is at peace with her decision. In this video, Dawson explains her decision to retire, and how she hopes to grow as a person moving forward. (LikeAPro.com)
Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APRThe 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke TellingCoaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards.
Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding ServiceSix Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community service: Leila Evans, Field Hockey; Nazair Jones, Football; Kayla Miles, Women's Lacrosse; Bryana Nguyen, Women's Golf; Mark Rizzo, Men's Lacrosse; UNC Softball Team (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual HonorsThe UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)