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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. (

Audio: Davis Love III on the David Glenn Show

Prior to his induction to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, golf III joined The David Glenn Show. Love, who played golf at the University of North Carolina in the early 1980s, explains why he picked UNC, his relationship with (which extends to their time in Chapel Hill), competing in the Ryder Cup, and much more. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Celebrates Year Of Successes At Rammy Awards

North Carolina Athletics celebrated the success of the past year Monday night at the seventh-annual Rammy Awards. Each spring, the evening highlights student-athlete achievement in athletics, academics and outreach, with plenty of laughs and cheers. This year's hosts included field hockey junior Marissa Creatore and men's basketball sophomore . (

Former UNC Golfer Kevin O'Connell Readies for the Masters

This time last year, when Kevin O'Connell decided to leave his job and make a last-ditch effort at a professional golf career, the former North Carolina standout had relatively few expectations. With his victory at Charlotte Country Club, O'Connell hit the elite golfer's jackpot: A Masters invitation and an exemption into June's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. (

UNC Men’s Golf Takes Home Title at Tar Heel Intercollegiate

After posting a round of even par on Sunday at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, the UNC men’s golf team ended atop the overall leaderboard at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate to finish off its first tournament victory of the season. The Tar Heels finished with an overall team score of 1-under-par to win their home tournament for the second consecutive season. (

Suzy Whaley sets the bar in women’s college golf with Tar Heel Classic

Suzy Whaley was on the beach when she called. The inaugural Tar Heel Classic, hosted by Whaley, was set to start Friday and the PGA of America president was taking advantage of her enviable office. Creating a women’s college tournament seemed natural for Whaley, who wants to see principles from the Women’s PGA Championship filter down to the college level. (Golf Week)

New podcast by two former UNC women's golfers is a hole-in-one

A conversation between former UNC women's golfers Maia Schechter and Leslie Cloots during a practice round at Finley Golf Course sparked the idea for a new side hustle. Almost a year later, the two are co-hosts of the golf-focused podcast “Birdiecast”. Schechter and Cloots created the podcast in 2018 to reflect the journey of a professional golfer on tour. (Daily Tar Heel)
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