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UNC Volleyball Drops Season Opener to No. 4 Minnesota, 3-0

No. 11 North Carolina struggled in the 2017 season opener, falling 3-0 (25-16, 25-7, 25-20) to No. 4 Minnesota in the first match of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, hosted by Wisconsin. The 2016 National Semifinalist handed the Tar Heels their first 3-0 loss since Sept. 27, 2015, behind a double-double from freshman opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Fricano's Journey

When Taylor Fricano transferred to UNC after two years of her college career with Wisconsin, she assumed she'd played her last match at UW Field House. Fricano anticipated future matches against her former team. However, she never considered she'd still be playing for the Tar Heels when the ACC-Big 10 Challenge moved to Madison, Wisconsin. (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 UNC Volleyball To Face Big Test In Season Opener

No. 11 North Carolina will not ease into 2017, facing No. 4 Minnesota and No. 7 Wisconsin on opening weekend at the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In the third year of this Challenge, UNC and Louisville will take on the Golden Gophers and Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin, in a battle for conference bragging rights. UNC has a total of 31 wins over ranked teams. (GoHeels.com)

Carlton, Scoles Build Off USA Volleyball Experiences

Holly Carlton didn't believe she had a chance. From March 3-5, Carlton joined four of her UNC teammates for the U.S. Women's National Team Tryout in Colorado Springs. There, they competed for roster spots with the U.S. Women's National Team, Collegiate National Teams program or Junior National Team (WJNT) – which seemed like Carlton's most likely fit. (GoHeels.com)

Inside Training Camp with North Carolina’s Taylor Leath

North Carolina outside hitter Taylor Leath, an AVCA Second Team All-American and the ACC’s Player of the Year, joins us to share about mental preparation, the ins and outs of picture day and the tedious fundamental drills that highlight preseason workouts. Leath racked up three National Player of the Week accolades and three ACC Player of the Week nods in 2016. (Volley Mob)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Ranked No. 11 In AVCA Preseason Poll

UNC volleyball has been ranked No. 11 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Poll. It marks the fifth time that UNC has been ranked in the AVCA Preseason Poll and is the second-highest preseason ranking in Carolina history. The Tar Heels have been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 every week since Nov. 9, 2015, including 11 weeks in the top 10. (GoHeels.com)

No Drop Off for UNC Volleyball

The 2016 season for UNC volleyball was a success in every measurable facet: An ACC title, 29 wins, a trip to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. The ACC Coach of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year all called Chapel Hill home. But if you ask head coach Joe Sagula? 2017 promises to be even better. (Argyle Report)

UNC Volleyball Unanimous Favorite To Repeat As ACC Champs

North Carolina volleyball swept the ballots in the 2017 ACC Preseason Poll, as all 14 head coaches picked the Tar Heels to repeat as conference champion in 2017. UNC went an unprecedented 19-1 en route to its 13th ACC title in 2016 and returns the core of its starting lineup, including 2016 ACC Player of the Year Taylor Leath and ACC Freshman of the Year Julia Scoles. (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)

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)

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)

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)

Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APR

The 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

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