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Brynn Walker: One more lap in the big blue van

I envisioned hanging up my Carolina Blue gown and realizing my time playing in that oh so perfect color had come to a close. I expected that the next time that Big Blue Van pulled away for a golf tournament, I wouldn’t be in there. However, due to COVID-19, the NCAA has granted spring athletes another season, which, with a grateful heart, I will be accepting. (Brynn Walker)

Seventeen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National APR Average

Seventeen UNC varsity athletics teams exceeded the national average for the past four years in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates and 13 squads posted perfect 1000s in 2018-19. The APRs released today include single-year scores for 2018-19 and four-year rates that reflect scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. (

Seven UNC Teams Earn Public Recognition Awards For Top APRs

Seven UNC athletic programs earned perfect 1000s in Academic Progress Rates and received recognition awards from the NCAA, the third most recognition awards in the ACC and the most among public institutions in the ACC: Women's fencing, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis. (

Davis Love III named 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup vice captain

III and Zach Johnson were named vice captains for the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team Monday. The announcement was not a surprise; American captain Steve Stricker was expected to select Love and Johnson for the September matches at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Love and Johnson join Jim Furyk, who was tabbed as an assistant in 2019. (Golf Digest)

Helping Heels Fund To Aid UNC Student-Athletes

UNC Athletics and The Rams Club are launching the Helping Heels Fund – a crowdfunding campaign that allows fans to provide financial assistance to UNC student-athletes facing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gifts will directly assist student-athletes and their families with unique expenses as allowed by NCAA regulations. (

Golfweek Names Ryan Burnett To All-America Second Team

Golfweek has named North Carolina sophomore Ryan Burnett a second-team All-America and junior Ryan Gerard an honorable mention selection. Burnett is one of five freshmen and sophomores named to Golfweek's top two All-America squads. He led the Tar Heels in stroke average in 2019-20 (70.21) and had one win, two seconds, and a third-place finish. (

Michael Jordan Brings Cool Factor To Ryder Cup

, the greatest basketball player of all-time, thinks a three-day golf tournament, that pits the best players from the United States and Europe, is a must-see event. Jordan has attended every Ryder Cup match since 1995. “Michael made it okay and made it cool to come and watch and hang out,” said Love III, a two-time U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. (Ryder Cup)

Davis Love III and wife Robin move forward after fire: 'It's the little things you miss'

Following a devastating fire that destroyed his St. Simons Island, Georgia, home last month, III and his wife, Robin, have been splitting time between a new home on the island and the couple’s Georgia farm. The Loves weren’t injured in the fire on March 27 but after more than three decades on the PGA Tour there was still plenty of damage. (Golf Channel)

Ryan Burnett, Ryan Gerard earn honorable mention All-America golf honors

UNC men's golfers Ryan Burnett and Ryan Gerard earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America. This marks the first time in 17 seasons multiple Tar Heel men's golfers earned All-America honors in the same season. Burnett and Gerard rank one-two in UNC career stroke averages at 71.45 and 71.82 respectively. (

Jennifer Zhou Named WCGA Honorable Mention All-American

Building on an all-ACC freshman season in 2018-19, North Carolina sophomore Jennifer Zhou has been selected an Honorable Mention All-America by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), announced Tuesday afternoon. Zhou, a sophomore from Kunming, China, led the Tar Heels at three of their six tournaments played throughout the 2019-20 season. (
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