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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)
Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)
Twelve UNC Field Hockey Players Earn Academic HonorTwelve Tar Heels have been named to the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad, announced Wednesday by the NFHCA. The honor goes to each DI field hockey student-athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better through the fall 2016 semester. (GoHeels.com)
Ashley Hoffman Selected For U.S. Field Hockey National Team Debut In New ZealandAshley Hoffman, a UNC sophomore, is one of five Tar Heels selected for the U.S. National Team roster for the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup in New Zealand. This will be the first National Team appearance for Hoffman, currently a member of the U.S. Under-21 team. Four Tar Heel alums who are full-time members of the National Team also were named to the roster. (GoHeels.com)
Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Postgraduate HonorsFour UNC student-athletes have been honored by the ACC, which announced Wednesday this year’s recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarships and awards. Tar Heel seniors Emma Bozek, Hayley Carter, Sarah Howard and Ronnie Schneider were among 54 students recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers. (GoHeels.com)
Emma Bozek Named ACC Scholar-Athlete For Field HockeyUNC graduate Emma Bozek, who excelled academically and athletically for the Tar Heels, has been honored as the 2016 ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She joins four other Tar Heels – Malin Evert, Ashley Hoffman, Sam Night and Julia Young – on the All-ACC Field Hockey Team, announced Wednesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. (GoHeels.com)