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Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports Notes

Competing in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Falls to Wisconsin in Weekend Finale

Despite a 9-7 win over the Badgers Saturday, North Carolina could not complete the sweep Sunday as Wisconsin earned the 6-0 decision to conclude the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Wisconsin took an early three-run lead in the second inning that UNC could not overcome. Kiani Ramsey highlighted the Tar Heels in the field with a diving catch in the second inning. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Splits Day Two of ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina logged 27 hits between two games in Saturday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge to top Wisconsin, 9-7 in game one, before falling to Illinois, 5-2 at Anderson Stadium. North Carolina (5-3) hit from top to bottom with seven Tar Heels recording multi-hit games in the game one, 9-7 win over Wisconsin (3-4) despite the Badgers late rally effort. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Wike's Home Run Sparks UNC Softball Victory Over Illinois

With the scored tied at two in the fifth, a Taylor Wike home run ignited North Carolina's offense to a 6-2 victory over Illinois on Friday night to begin the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. "I'm so proud of the team and how they bounced back tonight," head coach Donna Papa said. "We had really good composure at the plate and were more selective with our pitches. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Comes Up Short at Elon

Despite reaching base in all but one inning, North Carolina could not complete the come back at Elon, falling 2-1 to the Phoenix on Wednesday afternoon. The Tar Heels slide to 3-2 while the Phoenix improve to the same mark. Elon put up two runs in the second that Carolina could not overcome despite four Phoenix errors and the Tar Heels' lone run in the fourth inning. (GoHeels.com)

Brittany Pickett Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

Tossing each of UNC's three wins, sophomore Brittany Pickett has been named the ACC's Pitcher of the Week Tuesday by the league office. This is Pickett's third such honor and first for the Tar Heels in 2018. Pickett went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the first week of the season, tossing two complete-game shutouts and four scoreless innings in a third game. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops UCF in Extra Innings, Falls to Providence

North Carolina wrapped up the UCF Friends of Jaclyn Tournament with a 2-0 extra-inning win over UCF after falling to Providence, 2-1, earlier in the day at Soldiers Creek Park. Following Sunday's split outcome, the Tar Heels improve to 3-1 while the Friars and Golden Knights sit at 1-4 and 3-2, respectively. The Tar Heels return to action Wednesday at Elon. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Wins Season Opener Against Butler, Shut Out Louisville

Opening the 2018 season at the UCF Friends of Jaclyn Tournament, UNC topped Butler, 7-4, and Louisville, 2-0, for an undefeated start to the season, Saturday at Soldiers Creek Park. The Tar Heels wrap up the UCF Friends of Jaclyn Tournament Sunday morning at Soldiers Creek Park, taking on Providence College at 9:30 a.m. and host UCF at noon. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Celebrate Girls And Women In Sports

The group of girls had attended the event before. Still, when UNC celebrated the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Sunday at Fetzer Gym, each one arrived just as excited about spending the afternoon with Tar Heel student-athletes from nine women's sports teams. Perhaps the largest crowds formed around the rowing station. (GoHeels.com)

Q & A With UNC Softball Coach Donna J. Papa

Donna J. Papa: "The snow we got in Chapel Hill has kept us off the field a little bit. But when we've been in practice, our players have had a lot of energy and focus, which has been exciting. That's something we always talk about, coming with energy, but they've got to do it – it's not something we can coach. So if you have a team with some energy that's half the battle." (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Bring Happy HEELoween To Hospital

The annual HEELoween party on Tuesday afternoon brought Halloween fun to patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Tar Heel student-athletes helped to decorate the hospital's Pediatric Play Atrium then played games and did crafts with patients who could come to the party, and visited rooms to meet with some of those who couldn't. (GoHeels.com)

Trio Of Tar Heels Named NFCA Softball All-America Scholar Athletes

University of North Carolina senior Kendra Lynch and freshmen Carly Kruse and Lauren Rushing were named 2017 All-America Scholar Athletes, as awarded by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The award is bestowed upon student-athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher during the 2016-17 academic year. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC softball player now has passion for CrossFit

After graduating from the University of North Carolina, coaching softball was her chosen career path. Then a late night session of TV changed everything for Whitney Gelin. "I actually said, 'hey I want to be one of those girls one day on ESPN.' And so I found the local gym and I started going to CrossFit in Greensboro," Gelin said. (ABC 11)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

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