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Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 15-No. 1113: No. 1 Carolina 2, No. 2 Connecticut 1 - Field Hockey, Sept. 28, 2014: Charlotte Craddock's game-winner in the 59th minute gave Carolina its second 1v2 win of the season as the top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 2 UConn 2-1 in Newton, Massachusetts. The game was tied at 1 at halftime, but Craddock's unassisted goal past Nina Klein gave UNC the win over the reigning national champions. (GoHeels.com)
ACC 2014-15 Year in ReviewA school-by-school breakdown in the Directors’ Cup all-sports standings. North Carolina (5th): National runners-up in women’s lacrosse and third-place in field hockey, the Tar Heels have never finished below 17th in the Directors’ Cup. But for all their competitive success, the omnipresent story is the academic fraud scandal. UNC won ACC titles in women’s cross country and volleyball. (Daily Press)
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heel Travelers: Paige NeuenfeldtThe Tar Heel Travelers series is back! Throughout the summer, Carolina student-athletes will give GoHeels.com readers a glimpse at their travels and/or internships. First up is Paige Neuenfeldt, a rising senior on the UNC volleyball team. Neuenfeldt, a business administration major, is just back from South Africa, where she traveled as part of a Kenan-Flagler Business School program. (GoHeels.com)
Women's volleyball spikes UNC footballOn Wednesday afternoon, under a Carolina blue sky the North Carolina football team took to the sand for some fun, casual, easy-going, team-building volleyball action. Their competition: The UNC women's volleyball team. By all accounts the football team was defeated by the women's team, who were probably a little more experienced in their bumps, sets, and spikes. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Football's Summer ChallengeMembers of the North Carolina football program faced UNC's nationally-ranked women's volleyball team in Chapel Hill's version of beach volleyball Wednesday. The results were predictable. Although no official scores were reported, multiple unofficial results from the Hinton James sand courts give the volleyball team a relatively easy victory. (GoHeels.com)
Beth Miller was there when women’s sports was a struggleBeth Miller is set to retire on July 1 after 40 years at North Carolina, the preponderance as an administrator. Miller won consecutive ACC volleyball titles from 1980 through 1983 and also briefly coached softball at UNC. But she is most notable as a pioneer in shepherding women’s athletics from second-class status to relative equality in contemporary intercollegiate sports. (Charlotte Observer)
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress RatesSeventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Programs Honored For Top APR RatesThe NCAA is honoring six University of North Carolina athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. Carolina led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams. (GoHeels.com)
McCorkle, Pate, Utley Take Top Strength HonorsThe UNC strength and conditioning program has announced its most outstanding performers for Olympic sports for the 2014-15 school year, with Hayley McCorkle (volleyball), Adam Pate (baseball) and Alex Utley (wrestling) taking top honors. Pate, a rising junior outfielder from Pikeville, N.C., was the top male SuperRam, which measures overall athleticism. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)
From Fetzer To Finley: Women's Volleyball Rocked Carmichael ArenaMost people know by now that the 2014 volleyball season at Carolina was one for the history books. The facts and figures that document the standard of excellence achieved by coach Joe Sagula’s squad will be covered here shortly. What I would rather begin with in this ode to a truly remarkable team is the electricity this team brought to campus this fall. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Maintain Third In Directors' Cup StandingsThe University of North Carolina athletic program maintained its spot in third place in the latest fall standings for the 2014-15 Learfield Directors’ Cup which were released Thursday. The UNC program has had a banner fall with five sports already scoring in the competition. Two more sports – volleyball and football – will be counted into the rankings on December 24 and January 15, respectively. (GoHeels.com)