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Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Highest Draft Ranking!

Despite UNC missing its usual spot in the top ten of the Learfield Directors Cup (Carolina placed 13th), the Tar Heels finished atop an ESPN ranking of overall pro draft talent with their athletes since 2009. While men’s basketball had 15 NBA draft picks compared to Duke’s 22, UNC had the most athletes drafted in all pro sports. ESPN called Carolina a football school. (

Joel Berry, Marie McCool, Kenny Selmon Win Patterson Medals

A trio of national champions – Final Four Most Outstanding Player II, women's lacrosse midfield standout Marie McCool, and USATF champion hurdler – are the 2018 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. (

UNC No. 1 for Producing Pro Sports Draft Talent

1. North Carolina Tar Heels - While college basketball is the unquestioned king when it comes to UNC's athletics program, its success in several other sports has the Tar Heels sitting at No. 1 in the Ultimate Draft Rankings. In terms of total draft picks across all sports for the past decade, UNC has been a football school, with 37 players selected in the NFL draft. (

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (

Four Tar Heels Named Women's Lacrosse Academic All-ACC

Four Tar Heels have been named to the 2018 ACC Academic Women's Lacrosse Team, announced Tuesday. Ela Hazar, Katie Hoeg, Marie McCool and Emma Trenchard were selected for the 36-member team, which honors outstanding academic and athletic performance. McCool graduated in May and is perhaps the most decorated player in Tar Heel history. (

Three UNC Men's Lacrosse Players Named To All-ACC Academic Team

Three Tar Heels have been named to the 2018 ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse Team. Justin Anderson, Timmy Kelly and Ryan Macri were selected for the 33-member team, which honors outstanding academic and athletic performance. Requirements for selection are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average. (

Where Are They Now? Former UNC Women's Lacrosse Player Carly Reed

Since her playing days came to a close in Chapel Hill, Carly Reed started her own company and has made her debut in the Women's Professional Lacrosse League. ILWomen recently caught up with Reed on what she's been up to on and off the field. Almost immediately after she graduated, Reed launched On The Line, a members-only lifestyle brand. (Inside Lacrosse)

Three Future Tar Heels To Play In Girl's Lacrosse Under Armour All-America Game

A trio of incoming UNC freshmen will play in the Under Armour All-America Girls Lacrosse Game on June 30. Future Tar Heel midfielders Elizabeth Hillman (Bel Air, Md.) and Tayler Warehime (Manchester, Md.) and defender Gabi Hall (Bel Air, Md.) will suit up for the South team. The game will be played at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field. (

Five Future Tar Heels To Play In Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Game

Five incoming members of UNC's men's lacrosse team will compete this month in the 13th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game. Final rosters were announced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse on May 22 with teams being divided into North and South team units. Forty-eight 2018 high school alumni will compete in the game. (

Four Tar Heels Set To Play In 2018 MLL All-Star Game

Four former University of North Carolina men's lacrosse players will be on the field on Thursday, June 28 at Harvard Stadium as the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars meet Team USA in a contest that begins at 7 p.m. Attackman , all-star player for the Ohio Machine, will be competing for Team USA as it goes up against the MLL All-Stars. (

Marie McCool Leads Three Tar Heel IWLCA All-Americas

National Midfielder of the Year Marie McCool led three University of North Carolina players on the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I All-America team, the IWLCA announced Thursday. Sophomore Katie Hoeg joined McCool in the IWLCA first team, while McCool's fellow senior Ela Hazar made the third team. (

Former UNC Lacrosse Captain Graham Harden Inspires Others While Battling ALS

Graham Harden, a captain of the unbeaten 1991 NCAA champion UNC men’s team and William F. Schmeisser Award winner as the Division I Outstanding Defenseman of the Year, has kept coaching the Mariemont girls — and the school’s boys’ team, too — since being diagnosed in 2016 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. (US Lacrosse Magazine)

UNC Women's Lacrosse 2018 Season Review

The North Carolina women's lacrosse team (17-4, 6-1 ACC) posted another successful season in 2018, winning its third consecutive ACC championship and reaching the NCAA semifinals for the seventh time in the last 10 years. The Tar Heels won a pair of NCAA Tournament home games before losing to eventual national champion James Madison in the semifinals. (

Marie McCool Nominated For Honda Award

Marie McCool of UNC is among four nominees for the 2018 Honda Sport Award for Lacrosse. McCool was named the 2018 ACC Midfielder of the Year and is a two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist. The senior is also a two-time Honda Award nominee and a two-time first-team All-America. She is also the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's lacrosse. (
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