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Tar Heels Excel In Capital One CupsUNC placed second in the country in the men’s competition and tied for fourth in the women’s in the final standings of the 2015-16 Capital One Cups. UNC joined Oklahoma and Stanford as the only schools whose men’s and women’s programs both placed in the top 10. The Capital One Cup is awarded based on cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 8No. 8: Carolina 2, Syracuse 1 (OT) - Field Hockey, Nov. 8, 2015: When a program has won 18 conference championships, two years can feel like a legitimate title drought. And that's exactly what faced the North Carolina field hockey team when it met top-ranked and unbeaten Syracuse in Charlottesville on November 8. (GoHeels.com)
ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNCAn all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Top Wins of 2015-2016: No. 15-No. 11No. 13: UNC 83, Syracuse 66 (Final Four) - Men's Basketball, April 2, 2016: Carolina faced a familiar opponent in its first Final Four since 2009 when the Tar Heels took on 10th-seeded Syracuse in the national semifinals. Four Tar Heels finished in double figures, including Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson, who had game highs of 16 points each. (GoHeels.com)
Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In SpringTwenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters. (GoHeels.com)
Five From UNC Named To U.S. Olympic Field Hockey TeamFive UNC graduates have been selected for the 16-member squad that will represent the U.S. in women’s field hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil in August. Jackie Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Caitlin Van Sickle were named to the team, announced Friday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final StandingsUNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. 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)
Tar Heels Help U.S. To Field Hockey Bronze MedalThe U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team, with six Tar Heels on the roster, earned a bronze medal Sunday at the Champions Trophy in London. The U.S. beat No. 3 Australia in a shootout to place third in a competitive field. Former UNC players on the team are Jackie (Kintzer) Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick, Caitlin Van Sickle and Emily Wold. (GoHeels.com)
ACC will be well-represented at Rio OlympicsThe Olympic qualifying process has only just begun, but already many athletes with ACC ties either past or present have punched their tickets to this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To date, ten current and former Tar Heels have qualified to represent the United States in men's basketball, field hockey, and track & field. (Wilmington Star News)
Marcus Paige, Kristen Brown, Emily Wold Win Patterson MedalKristen Brown, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time softball home run leader, Marcus Paige, Carolina’s all-time leader in three-point field goals, and Emily Wold, a three-time first-team All-America in field hockey, are the 2016 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic award given at the University of North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty GoodUNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog)
Jana Withrow Inducted Into Delaware Sports Hall Of FameJana Withrow, a three-time NCAA field hockey champion at North Carolina, has been inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. Withrow earned All-America honors in her junior and senior years and was named All-ACC 1995-97. She went on to play for the U.S. National Team and spent seven years as an assistant coach at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic ExcellenceThe day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Compile Record-High APRUNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches EditionIt's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.