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Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)
Holly Carlton Named To U.S. Women’s Volleyball Junior National TeamNorth Carolina freshman Holly Carlton was selected to the 12-person U.S. Women’s Junior National Team roster that will compete in the 2017 U20 Women’s Pan American Cup, held May 8-13 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The tallest player on Carolina’s roster, Carlton redshirted this past fall as a true freshman. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's SportsThe power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Honors Standout Scholar-Athletes And LeadersThe UNC Department of Athletics recently recognized the winners of two prestigious department awards, the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award and the Leader of Distinction Award. Recipients were honored on the Dean E. Smith Center court at halftime of the men’s basketball game between UNC and Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. Six Tar Heels earned both awards. (GoHeels.com)
Taylor Treacy Signs With Professional Volleyball Team In FinlandJust three days after graduating from the University of North Carolina, Taylor Treacy signed a professional volleyball contract with Polkky Kuusamo, taking her talents across the ocean to Kuusamo, Finland. The 2015 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention signed a one-year deal on Dec. 21, 2016, and participated in her first professional match on Jan. 8. (GoHeels.com)
Congratulating UNC's December GraduatesCarolina Athletics congratulates the Tar Heel student-athletes who earned their undergraduate degrees this fall, many of whom participated in commencement ceremonies on Sunday. In addition to the many hours spent studying for classes and competing in their sports, the group has devoted hundreds of hours to community outreach and leadership training. (GoHeels.com)
Taylor Leath Earns AVCA Second-Team All-AmericaNorth Carolina sophomore outside hitter Taylor Leath was named to the All-America Second Team on Wednesday, as selected by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The ACC Player of the Year is the fourth All-America selection in UNC history, and this is the third consecutive year that a Tar Heel has earned All-America status. (GoHeels.com)
'We created a family': UNC volleyball ends season with Sweet-16 loss to UCLAUp until Friday, North Carolina was playing its style of volleyball. The Tar Heels were playing efficiently and defensively before Friday — with their .275 hitting percentage tied for the best in school history and their 633 block assists shattering the previous school record (599). (Daily Tar Heel)
'By my side': UNC volleyball senior Abigail Curry plays to honor her dadChris Curry knew his daughter Abigail could make an immediate impact on any team. It was just a matter of finding the right fit. There were spreadsheets, and not just any run-of-the mill spreadsheets — 300 schools mapped out. Who did they currently have at the setter position? Who were they recruiting? On which graduation year were they focusing? (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Volleyball Drops Nail-Biter To UCLA, 3-1Seventh-seeded North Carolina volleyball saw its season come to an end on Friday night, as #10-seed UCLA outlasted the Tar Heels in a hard-fought battle, 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 23-25, 26-28). The loss was just the fourth of the year for UNC, as Carolina’s memorable season came to an end in the NCAA Regional Semifinal with a final record of 29-4. (GoHeels.com)
Men's Soccer in Final Four headlines big NCAA FridayNeed more Tar Heel sports action in your life? You can watch two North Carolina teams compete in advanced stages of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. The UNC Men's Soccer team and UNC's women's volleyball team both look to keep their tournament runs alive Friday in primetime. Both games are on ESPNU. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Volleyball To Face No. 10-Seed UCLA In NCAA RegionalsNo. 7-seed North Carolina volleyball defeated High Point and Coastal Carolina in the NCAA Opening Rounds to advance to NCAA Regionals for the third time in program history. The Tar Heels head to Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of No. 2-seed Minnesota, for NCAA Regionals on Dec. 9-10. UNC will take on No. 10-seed UCLA on Friday, Dec. 9, at 10:45 p.m. ET. (GoHeels.com)
Scoles, Sagula Sweep All-Region Individual Volleyball HonorsFour members of the UNC volleyball team earned AVCA All-East Coast Region honors on Tuesday. UNC pin hitters Taylor Leath, Julia Scoles and Taylor Treacy were all named to the All-Region First Team, while Scoles was named Region Freshman of the Year and head coach Joe Sagula took home his fourth career Region Coach of the Year award. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Volleyball Punches Ticket To Regionals With Four-Set VictoryThe seventh-seeded Tar Heels took down Coastal Carolina, 3-1, on Saturday, to advance to NCAA Regionals for the third time in program history. No. 6 North Carolina dropped a tight first set, 25-23, but a late push in the second evened the match, 25-19, and the Heels cruised for the remainder of the match, 25-17, 25-16. With the win, UNC improves to 29-3. (GoHeels.com)