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A Championship Legacy For UNC Women's Athletics

Of UNC's 52 team national championships, 37 have been won by the women's programs. Female student-athletes have also won 31 of the Tar Heels' 57 individual national titles. Ask any of the head coaches of those programs what it takes to build such a tradition and they'll say hardworking student-athletes with great character. But there are other factors, too. (

How to watch UNC classic sports on ACC Network this week

In a time with no live sports for the foreseeable future, a lot of networks are re-airing old games. The ACC Network is no exception. This week, the focus is on Olympic sports and original programming with a healthy dose of men's and women's basketball. Stay safe, stay at home, and enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina sports this week. (Tar Heel Blog)

A New Reality For UNC Field Hockey's Feline Guenther

As the number of coronavirus cases across Europe rose last month, surging in her native Germany, Feline Guenther watched from afar, aware of what was going on. A field hockey senior in her last semester at UNC, Guenther regularly heard from her parents in Hamburg about the dangers of the virus. The more it spread, the more concerned they became. (

UNC Field Hockey's Mimi Leonard Honored As Scholar Of Distinction

North Carolina junior Mimi Leonard has been honored as a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The award recognizes Division I field hockey student-athletes who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or better through the fall 2019 semester. (

No.1 UNC Field Hockey Announces Team Awards, Celebrates Championship Season

The 2019 NCAA champion North Carolina field hockey team gathered recently to celebrate its perfect 23-0 season. The team's championship banquet, held at the Carolina Inn on Feb. 29, was an opportunity for players, staff, and families to relive the season, recognize award winners, announce team honors, watch highlights and hand out hardware. (

Video: UNC Field Hockey - Believe It, Do It, Earn It

The 2019 UNC Field Hockey team celebrated another undefeated season and national championship. Dr. C.A. Tuggle and a select group of UNC Hussman School students shared their story in this documentary, which follows the one on the 2018 championship team. Read More...

Erin Matson A Semifinalist for AAU Sullivan Award

UNC's has been named a semifinalist for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, which recognizes the nation's top amateur athlete. Matson was the nation's scoring leader, winner of the 2019 Honda Sport Award for field hockey, and NFHCA National Player of the Year Award winner, recognizing her as the top player in college field hockey. (

'Wouldn't trade it for anything': How Karen Shelton made UNC field hockey a dynasty

Stadium, home of the reigning back-to-back national champion North Carolina field hockey team, is named after the Tar Heels’ Hall of Fame head coach, who’s won 22 ACC titles and eight NCAA championships in her 39 years with the program. And this January morning, it’s Shelton herself scraping ice off the field. She has a practice to prepare for. (Daily Tar Heel)

Governor Roy Cooper Honors National Champion UNC Field Hockey Team

North Carolina Governor honored the UNC Field Hockey team this week with a trip to the Governor’s Mansion and a proclamation over its success. The governor hosted the team and coaches on Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony celebrating the program’s eighth national championship and second straight undefeated season. (

Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (
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