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UNC Honors Standout Scholar-Athletes And Leaders

The UNC Department of Athletics recently recognized the winners of two prestigious department awards, the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award and the Leader of Distinction Award. Recipients were honored on the Dean E. Smith Center court at halftime of the men’s basketball game between UNC and Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. Six Tar Heels earned both awards. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At Hospital

UNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Softball Team Visits With Patients At UNC Hospitals

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, 15 members of the Carolina softball team, along with coaches Chelsey Barclay and Mary Jo Firnbach, took a trip to UNC Hospitals to visit with local patients. The team split into two groups, with Firnbach accompanying the freshman class to the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation’s Robbie Page Play Atrium at N.C. Children’s Hospital, while the returning players joined Barclay at the NC Cancer Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An 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. 11

No. 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)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 25-21

No. 23: Carolina 77, Syracuse 73 - Women's Basketball, Jan. 7, 2016: A disappointing season that was derailed by an injury to senior Xylina McDaniel had its high point on Jan. 7, when the Tar Heels knocked off eventual NCAA finalist Syracuse 77-73 at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)

Lynch, Wagner Named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes

Tar Heel upperclassmen Kendra Lynch and Elly Wagner were named All-America Scholar Athletes on Monday as awarded by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The award is bestowed upon student-athletes who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher during the 2015-16 academic year. (GoHeels.com)

Marcus Paige, Kristen Brown, Emily Wold Win Patterson Medal

Kristen 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)

Tar Heels Honored With ACC Awards For Outstanding Service

Austin Proehl, Football - Proehl is an eager and enthusiastic volunteer and makes frequent trips to read with local elementary school students. Members of the football team visit UNC Hospitals before each home game, and he is always among the group. No matter the opportunity or audience, Proehl brings energy and a positive spirit to the task. (GoHeels.com)

Kristen Brown Named Softball First Team All-America

Tar Heel shortstop Kristen Brown was named First-Team All-America on Wednesday, as elected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). It is the second consecutive All-America award for the senior, who earned a Third Team selection in 2015. Brown became the ninth Tar Heel to garner All-America honors. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball's Season Ends With Back-And-Forth Battle In Extra Innings

On a cold, rain-soaked night, North Carolina softball saw its season come to a close, as the Longwood Lancers came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Tar Heels, 5-4, in nine innings. The win sends Longwood (40-19) to its first-ever NCAA Regional Final against No. 7 overall seed JMU, while Carolina’s 2016 campaign comes to a close at 32-25. (GoHeels.com)

Seventh-Seeded James Madison Slugs Past UNC Softball, 10-1

A first-inning grand slam jumpstarted the James Madison offense, powering the No. 7 overall seed into its own NCAA Regional Final with a 10-1 defeat of Carolina. UNC returns to Veterans Memorial Park tonight at 7 p.m. to face the winner of the elimination game between Longwood and Princeton for a chance at a rematch with JMU on ‘Championship Sunday’ at 2 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops Longwood With Record-Breaking Walk-Off Blast

Carolina fell behind 4-0 early, but a four-run fifth inning tied the score and senior shortstop Kristen Brown crushed a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to propel UNC to a 6-4 victory over Longwood University in the opening game of the 2016 NCAA Regionals. “We’ve been this way all year,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. (GoHeels.com)

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