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And the winners of the 2012-13 ACCSPYs are...There won’t be any celebrity sightings or a classy red carpet to greet them upon their arrival to the show, as there will be tomorrow at the ESPY Awards ceremony in New York. The ACCSPYs are, after all, fictitious. But the votes are all in and the ballots have been counted. So without further ado, here are the winners of the ACC version of the real-life ESPYs. The envelopes, please. (Wilmington Star News)
Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in PicturesCarolina has over 800 talented student-athletes representing the university and since we are between school years, it is a good time to reflect on this past year's accomplishments. This video feature has images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC.
GoHeels Weekly PrimerThe Tar Heels posted another fine finish in the Directors' Cup, awarded the Patterson Medals and more in another big week in Carolina athletics. Don't miss any of the action by recapping with the GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' CupNCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance. The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition. (GoHeels.com)
UNC’s SI athlete of the year has little time to celebrateIt took three weeks to get Loren Shealy on the phone to talk to her about being named Sports Illustrated’s Female College Athlete of the Year. Free time, it seems, is something the UNC field hockey player has in precious short supply. Shealy started an internship in San Francisco about three weeks ago. Before that, the rising junior spent a week competing in the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Championship. (Charlotte Observer)
The Most Academically And Athletically Dominant Colleges In AmericaBuzzFeed plotted Forbes’ academic rankings of colleges and universities against USA Today’s tally of total athletic expenses (which doesn’t include private schools like Stanford or Notre Dame) to determine which schools value both athletics and academics. Then we weighted both ranks equally and tallied them up for our top 10. # 4. University of North Carolina (BuzzFeed)
UNC Claims Top Women's Program AwardUNC has won one of the most prestigious trophies in college sports. The Tar Heels' women's athletics program finished first in the annual Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men's and women's Division I athletics programs in the country. North Carolina will be formally honored for their accomplishment during this year's ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on July 17. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerTar Heel fans saw the NCAA champion women's lacrosse team return to campus triumphantly and the baseball team begin an NCAA Tournament run this weekend. Recap the action and look ahead with this week's GoHeels Weekly Primer. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Loren Shealy wins SI's female College Athlete of the Year awardThe phrase has been hollowed out by years of often cynical misapplication, but every once in a while a special collegian gives the term student-athlete unassailable substance. Meet Sports Illustrated's female College Athlete of the Year, North Carolina sophomore Loren Shealy, an ace field hockey forward, top business administration student, and Robertson Scholar. (Sports Illustrated)
SI College Athlete of the Year nominee: UNC's Loren ShealyAs a sophomore on the UNC field hockey team last fall, Loren Shealy was second on the team with goals, third in points with 34, was the most accurate forward with 71.4 percent of her shots on goal, and earned All-ACC tournament honors as the Tar Heels reached the NCAA final for the third straight year. Her GPA in business administration? 4.0. (Sports Illustrated)
Chansky: A Night That GlitteredThe event held Monday night at Memorial Hall was a genuine breath of fresh air, an opportunity to acknowledge, display and celebrate the incredible group of 800 athletes at Carolina and a veteran coaching staff that, by record alone, has no superior in collegiate sports. It was called the first annual Rammy Awards, a light blue combination of the Grammy’s and ESPY’s. (Chapelboro.com)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC's student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and supporters celebrated the 2012-13 school year and the competition that was part of it on Monday evening at the inaugural Rammy Awards. The event, held at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus, recognized outstanding academic, athletic and community outreach performances and also highlighted the artistic talent of Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)
Lucas: A Red-Carpet NightThe Rammys are a twist on the traditional end-of-year all-sports banquet, which had gotten a little stale in recent years. So instead of sitting at a formal dinner, the entire student-athlete population will assemble tonight at Memorial Hall for an ESPYs-type show celebrating the year in Tar Heel sports-and also some of the talent outside of sports that makes Carolina student-athletes unique. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Cooper, Krista Gross, Meghan Lyons Among Golden Fleece InducteesThree North Carolina student-athletes were among the 29 inductees announced Friday as UNC's Order of the Golden Fleece tapped its newest members. Jonathan Cooper (football), Krista Gross (women's basketball) and Meghan Lyons (field hockey), all seniors, were chosen for induction into the University's oldest honorary society. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Field Hockey Team Earns 2012 National Academic Team AwardThe Tar Heel field hockey team proved the university’s foremost devotion to academics as they were honored with a 2012 National Academic Team Award Monday, given by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Head Coach Karen Shelton reiterates the importance of education for her student-athletes. (Chapelboro.com)