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Catching Up With Ronnie Schneider

After graduating from UNC in May with a degree in business administration, Ronnie Schneider launched his professional tennis career and is off to a quick start. He recently earned his first pro title, teaming with with Canada's Filip Peliwo to win the doubles crown at the Kelowna Futures event in Kelowna, British Columbia. (GoHeels.com)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘True’ Athletes Honored

Justin Jackson is the 30th men’s basketball player to win the Patterson Medal, including the second in as many years (following Marcus Paige). Ryan Switzer is the 35th football player – the third to play for coach Larry Fedora to win a Patterson Medal. Women’s tennis player Hayley Carter won 168 singles matches, the most in ACC history, and was a seven-time ITA All-America. (Chapelboro.com)

Justin Jackson, Ryan Switzer, Hayley Carter Nab Patterson Medals

Hayley Carter, the ACC's all-time leader in women's tennis singles victories, Justin Jackson, who led the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA men's basketball championship, and Ryan Switzer, the fifth UNC football player to earn first-team All-ACC honors three times, are the 2017 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Repeats as ACC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

For the second year in a row, UNC's Hayley Carter has been recognized as the ACC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Team. The senior is the only women's tennis player in ACC history to be named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player back-to-back years. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Earn Men's Tennis All-ACC Academic Honors

Four Tar Heels have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team, announced Monday. Senior Ronnie Schneider, junior Robert Kelly, sophomore Blaine Boyden and freshman William Blumberg earned the honor. To be considered for the team, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 cumulatively and for the most recent semester. (GoHeels.com)

William Blumberg Named To ITA Collegiate All-Star Team

UNC's William Blumberg added another honor to an outstanding freshman season Wednesday when he was named to the 2017 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team. The 2017 ITA National Freshman of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year, Blumberg became the first player in North Carolina history to reach the final of the NCAA singles tournament (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC Assistant Tennis Coach Sara O'Leary Named Head Women's Coach at Virginia

Sara Anundsen O’Leary has been named the head coach of the Virginia women’s tennis program. She comes to UVA after serving as the Davidson head coach the past three seasons. O’Leary was an assistant coach at UNC, her alma mater, from 2008 to 2014, helping the Tar Heels reach the NCAA Tournament each year, including its first national championship match before falling to UCLA in 2014. (NBC 29)

3 Tar Heels Named ITA All-Americans

The North Carolina women's tennis players - Jessie Aney, Hayley Carter and Sara Daavettila - were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans for the 2016-17 season on Thursday. Carter locked up All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while Aney grabbed a spot on the doubles team and Daavettila earned her way onto the singles team. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Repeats As Academic All-America

UNC's Hayley Carter has repeated as a First Team Academic All-America, announced Thursday. By virtue of her stellar 3.93 grade-point-average as an economics major, Carter joins Eric Montross (men's basketball) and Laura Gerraughty (track & field) as the only Tar Heel student-athletes to ever earn multiple Academic All-America and multiple All-America honors. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Tennis Ranked Top-5 For 5th Straight Season

UNC is the only women's tennis program to finish in the top 5 each of the last five seasons. The Tar Heels enjoyed another record setting campaign in Chapel Hill. The team set a program record with a 33-3 dual-match record, won the ACC Championship for a second straight year, and advanced to the quarterfinals as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Team Championship. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Coach Sam Paul National Coach Of The Year

UNC Men's Tennis head coach Sam Paul has been honored as the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year. Paul's 24th season as North Carolina's head coach was a stellar one for the program. The Tar Heels finished as the NCAA runner-up, reaching the national championship match for the first time in program history and winning a school-record 29 matches. (GoHeels.com)

William Blumberg Finishes Freshman Year As NCAA Tennis Runner-up

UNC's William Blumberg finished his freshman season as the NCAA singles runner-up after falling Monday in the men's tennis championship match, played at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Virginia senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski earned the title, taking the first set 6-4 and then claiming the second 7-6 by winning the tiebreaker 7-5. (GoHeels.com)

William Blumerg Advances To NCAA Tennis Final

North Carolina freshman William Blumberg made more program history on Sunday when he earned a spot in Monday's NCAA singles championship match. Blumberg advanced with a 6-2, 7-6(1) win over Mississippi State's Nuno Borges Sunday at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. He'll play Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski on Monday. (GoHeels.com)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

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