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339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of 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. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
Meghan Klingenberg gets her own Sports Illustrated coverSports Illustrated is honoring the United States Women’s Soccer team’s victory in the 2015 FIFA World Cup by giving each and every player on the roster their own cover. S.I. has created 25 different covers of the USWNT -- one for each of the 23 players, one for head coach Jill Ellis and one for the entire team. (WPXI)
Women's World Cup is sweetest title for Lori ChalupnyLori Chalupny has won a lot in her day. She won an NCAA soccer title at North Carolina, she won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. And while she was on the field for a lot more of those events, they may all get in line behind Sunday’s Women’s World Cup championship. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Lucy Bronze enjoys a Royal welcomeAlnwick’s Lucy Bronze has returned from the Women’s World Cup with a spot of tea and a selfie with The Duke of Cambridge. He met Bronze and other members of the England team during a breakfast reception at Kensington Palace yesterday morning. (Northumberland Gazette)
Klingenberg 'proud,' 'exhausted' in wake of World Cup titleThree days after she helped the U.S. women's national soccer team win the World Cup for the first time in 16 years, Meghan Klingenberg finally got to catch her breath. “It's been a complete whirlwind,” she said Wednesday, tired, enthusiastic as always and happy to be home in Richland. “It's a blur, and I have no idea what's happened.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Video: Tobin Heath reflects on her time at UNCWorld Cup champion Tobin Heath reflects on her favorite parts of four years at the UNC as she hangs with her sisters Kate and Perry and her Mom Cindy.
World Cup win means lifelong memories for Ashlyn HarrisAshlyn Harris sits with her feet dangling over the water, listening to music in one of her favorite spots in Satellite Beach. All she can do is smile as she soaks in everything that has unfolded in her life over the past few months. The 29-year-old is a member of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team that has taken the country by storm, winning the FIFA World Cup in the process. (Florida Today)
Video: Interview with World Cup champion Lori ChalupnyIt was just five days ago that the U.S. Women’s National Team won the World Cup over Japan. The team had some St. Louis players including Becky Saurbrunn and Lori Chalupny. Chalupny joins Fox 2 to talk about the victory, the FIFA gender pay gap and coaching local soccer camps. (FOX 2 St. Louis)
US soccer star Tobin Heath inspires as she thanks God for Women's World Cup victoryRight after Tobin Heath helped the US soccer team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, beating Japan 5-2 in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday, she inspired fellow Christians from around the world by thanking God for the victory and expressing pride for her faith. Heath scored the seventh and final goal in that match, which set a new record as the highest scoring Final in FIFA Women's World Cup history. (Christian Today)
Klingenberg awed by post-World Cup attentionMeghan Klingenberg is exhausted, but in the best way. Winning a World Cup will do that. The Richland native played in all of the United States’ 17 games this year, including every minute of the FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign that ended Sunday with a 5-2 victory against Japan. Things haven’t slowed down for the defender since, and they might not soon. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
World Cup champ Tobin Heath displayed soccer gift at 4When Tobin Heath was 4, her father saw an advertisement in a brochure regarding a soccer clinic behind the YMCA in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards. "My wife and I were not involved in soccer, but I took her (Tobin) to this little dirt patch behind the YMCA," recalled Jeff Heath. (My Central Jersey)
Former Tar Heels, World Cup winners proud of 2015 teamAs the World Cup final ended on Sunday, the United States once again held the crown. Two former Tar Heels, two former National Team players were feeling the excitement all over again. "I am so proud of them," said Carla Overbeck. Overbeck, who is now an assistant coach at Duke, was part of the two other U.S. World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Klingenberg's toughness and will key in U.S. World CupMeghan Klingenberg played every minute of every game during the 2015 World Cup. Part of the stingy United States defensive back line, the former Tar Heel was a consistent force for the Women's team the entire tournament. The U.S. only gave up one goal heading into the championship match against Japan. "I jump into things 100%," Klingenberg said in a pre-World Cup U.S. Soccer video. (Carolina Blue)
Tobin Heath: "An electrifying player with pure love of the game"In the 52nd minute of Sunday's United States victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final, midfielder Tobin Heath knocked in a pass from Morgan Brian to put the U.S. up 5-2, sealing the win. "She is one of the most technically skilled players on the national team, yet often makes it looks effortless," Tobin's UNC teammate Anna Rodenbough told CarolinaBlue late on Sunday. (Carolina Blue)
Heath, Klingenberg Help U.S. Win World CupThe Women's World Cup came to a conclusion on Sunday with the United States taking a dominating 5-2 win over Japan. It was the first World Cup title for USA since 1999 and avenges a loss in the 2011 final to Japan. Former Tar Heels Tobin Heath and Meghan Klingenberg started for the US during the tournament and were crucial pieces to the team's success. Klingenberg made a crucial save on the goal line in the Group D draw versus Sweden. (Tar Heel Blog)