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Three UNC Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Brynn Walker, Mariana Ocano, and Jennifer Zhou have earned the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar honors for the 2018-19 season, announced Monday. This the third honor for Walker and Ocano, and the first for Zhou. This is Walker's second academic honor of the season after being named to the All-ACC Academic team in June. (

Tar Heels Claim 21st Top-10 Directors' Cup Finish

A national championship in field hockey, an NCAA runner-up finish in women's soccer and a trio of third-place ties led the University of North Carolina to 10th place in the final 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings. It's the 21st time in 26 years of the Directors' Cup the Tar Heels have finished in the top 10. UNC amassed 987 points, 0.17 points ahead of LSU. (

Austin Hitt Earns All-America Golf Accolades

The Golf Coaches Association of America has awarded honorable mention All-America honors to UNC junior Austin Hitt. The Longwood, Fla., native was a first-team All-ACC selection, leading the Tar Heels to a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championships and a No. 23 final ranking. Hitt averaged 71.29 strokes per round, the fourth-best in UNC history. (

Why Won't Anyone Buy PGA Champ Davis Love III's St. Simons Island Home?

Golf Hall of Famer and 21-time PGA Tour winner III owns a pristine plantation-style home on St. Simons Island. Known as Sinclair Farm, Love’s summery sanctuary is way, way above par. It’s currently on the market for $4.48 million and eagerly awaits a buyer. There's only one divot—the golfer's home has been up for sale for six years. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Honors Top Performers

The UNC Strength & Conditioning staff announced team awards for the 2018-19 school year, recognizing student-athletes from Olympic sports who excelled as part of in-season and out-of-season programs. Blaine Boyden from men's tennis and Marissa Creatore from field hockey – were recognized as their teams' Iron Rams for the third year in a row. (

UNC Men's Golf Advances to NCAA Championship Round

Freshman Ryan Burnett shot a 63, the lowest round ever by a Tar Heel in an NCAA regional, to lead North Carolina to a tie for second place in the 2019 NCAA Stanford Regional. The second-place finish sends the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship, which begins May 24 in Fayetteville, Ark. UNC equaled the best finish in an NCAA regional in school history. (

Tar Heels exceed national average in Academic Progress Rate in 23 sports

The 15 teams which registered perfect 1000s for 2017-18 in UNC’s single-year Academic Progress Rate include women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. (

Austin Hitt Earns All-ACC Golf Honor

Tar Heel junior Austin Hitt is one of 16 players named to the 2019 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf team, announced on Wednesday. This is the Longwood, Fla. native's first all-conference honor. Hitt currently has a stroke average of 70.78, the lowest ever by a Tar Heel. The three-year starter will begin NCAA Regional play at Stanford on May 13. (

Jennifer Zhou Becomes First UNC Women’s Golfer to Make All-ACC Team Since 2013-14

UNC freshman Jennifer Zhou was selected Thursday to this year’s All-ACC Women’s Golf Team, making her the first Tar Heel to accomplish that feat since the 2013-14 season. Zhou, a native of Kunming, China, posted a stroke average of 73.25 in her first season as a collegiate player, a number good enough for second all-time in program history. (

Nine UNC Teams Earn APR Recognition Awards

Nine UNC athletic programs have earned NCAA Recognition Awards for outstanding Academic Progress Rates, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. That marks the third straight year UNC has won the most recognition awards among public schools in the ACC and ties Rutgers for the most awards won by any public school in the Power 5 Conferences. (
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