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Three Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Softball HonorsNorth Carolina’s Kristen Brown, Kendra Lynch and Taylor Wike were each named to 2016 All-ACC softball teams on Thursday. Brown and Lynch earned spots on the All-ACC First Team, while Wike garnered Second Team honors. “I am thrilled for Kristen, Kendra and Taylor on their achievement of all-conference,” said head coach Donna J. Papa. (GoHeels.com)
UNC softball sets sights on ACC ChampionshipWhat this season has shown about the North Carolina softball team is a resilient group. No matter what happened the game before, the team has the confidence that it will win the next one. UNC won just as many games at it lost through the first month of the season, finishing the non-conference part of the schedule with a 10-10 record. (Daily Tar Heel)
Kendra Lynch Earns Third ACC Pitcher Of The Week HonorNorth Carolina junior Kendra Lynch finished the 2016 regular season just as she began it—as the ACC Pitcher of the Week. The Indianapolis native picks up her third weekly honor of the season. Teammates Kristen Brown and Berlynne Delamora also combined for three ACC Player of the Week awards this season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Softball Closes Regular Season With Sweep Of Georgia TechUNC softball finished the 2016 regular season with a three-game sweep of Georgia Tech to secure a tie for fifth place in the ACC standings. The Tar Heels took two from the Yellow Jackets on graduation day, defeating GT 8-3 and 7-1 to extend a five-game winning streak. The Tar Heels will take on fourth-seeded Boston College in the ACC Quarterfinals on Thursday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Softball Pitches Three-Hit Shutout At Georgia TechThe UNC offense hit as many home runs as base runners Tar Heel starter Kendra Lynch allowed, as UNC shut out Georgia Tech, 7-0, to open the final series of the regular season. Lynch, Kristen Brown and Taylor Wike all went deep in the game, while the junior hurler limited the Yellow Jackets to just three hits in the complete-game shutout. (GoHeels.com)
Delamora Earns Second ACC Softball Player Of The Week AwardUNC freshman Berlynne Delamora was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to a perfect week against No. 18 Notre Dame and Campbell. It is the second weekly award for the Tar Heel third baseman, as she also earned the honor on April 4 after phenomenal performances against USC Upstate, UNCG and Louisville. (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)
UNC Softball Slugs Past Campbell, 9-6UNC scored runs in all-but-one inning to power past Campbell, 9-6, in the final home game of 2016 at Anderson Stadium. The win lifts UNC to 27-22 on the year, while Campbell slips to 23-28. “I think we did well with coming back after we were down a couple of runs,” said freshman Berlynne Delamora, who hit a game-winning home run in the fifth inning. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Softball Tops No. 18 Notre Dame, 7-6, To Claim SeriesUNC softball captured its third nationally-televised victory over a ranked opponent on Monday night, defeating No. 18 Notre Dame, 7-6, to claim the ACC series, two games to one. The Tar Heels put together 12 hits in the game and overcame a late game-tying grand slam to eke out the one-run victory. The win lifts UNC to 26-22 (10-11 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Softball Splits Double-Header With No. 18 Notre DameFueled by a strong effort on both offense and defense by junior pitcher Kendra Lynch, the Tar Heels picked up their second victory of the season over a ranked team, defeating No. 18 Notre Dame, 7-4, live on ESPNU. The Fighting Irish took control in the second game of the ACC doubleheader, topping UNC, 12-2, in five innings. (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: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em OutDiving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel SuccessesFrom the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service. (GoHeels.com)
Cavaliers Edge UNC Softball, 3-2, In FinaleA triple and a home run in the first two innings provided all the offense Virginia would need, as Carolina’s late comeback fell short, dropping Sunday’s ACC series finale, 3-2. The win lifts UVA to 15-28 (5-10 ACC), while Carolina falls to 24-21 (8-10 ACC). Kristen Brown led the Tar Heels at the plate, going 2-for-3 in the cleanup spot. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Softball Splits Double Header At VirginiaThe Carolina offense struggled to get going on Saturday, dropping the first contest of the day at the University of Virginia, 7-1. A three-run top of the first got the Tar Heels in gear in game two, as UNC held off the Cavaliers, 10-8, in the nightcap. Carolina finished the day at 24-20 (8-9 ACC), while Virginia moved to 14-28 (4-10 ACC). (GoHeels.com)