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Mia Hamm's college career: North Carolina highlights and notable moments

was a trailblazer, the youngest to ever play for her country. Appearing on the national stage was like a tremor, a precursor to something more groundbreaking. When Hamm arrived at North Carolina, her time in Chapel Hill seemed like one shockwave after another. Here's everything you need to know about 's playing career at North Carolina. (

Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s first All-Americans

was UNC’s first basketball All-American, helping win its first Southern Conference title in 1922. The next season, the Tar Heels finished 15-1, with Carmichael being named All-American. Carmichael Auditorium/Arena was named after his brother, , who was also a member of the basketball team and a UNC vice-president. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Billy Cunningham, Women's Soccer Roundtable, and More

UNC Basketball great and Hall of Famer discusses his time at UNC, how he got the nickname "The Kangaroo Kid", and more. Next, a discussion involving , , , and . Plus, causing Adam to rip his pants, more stories, and UNC's Fall Academic calendar. (

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. (

Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s first soccer coach

Marvin Allen attended North Carolina in the 1930s. While a student, he helped found the school's first club soccer team. After graduation, he taught in the physical education department, where he helped elevate the club team to varsity status. Athletic director (the man the former field was named after) made Allen the first varsity soccer coach. (Tar Heel Blog)

Texas women's soccer coach Angela Kelly reflects on her UNC playing days

What University of Texas women's soccer coach Angela Kelly has accomplished in soccer is simply amazing. Kelly played on four straight NCAA women’s championship teams from 1991 to 1994. During Kelly’s time at North Carolina, the Tar Heels posted an astounding 97-1-1 record, winning four ACC regular-season titles and four ACC tournament trophies. (Brantford Expositor)

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. (

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. (

Tar Heel Firsts: The first USWNT star from UNC

UNC women's soccer has had a big role in the US Women’s National Soccer Team since the beginning. Legendary UNC coach was the first full-time USWNT coach. He was at the helm when they won the 1991 World Cup with a roster featuring nine Tar Heels. Flash forward to last summer, there were five on the team and two in the starting lineup. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Honors ACC Top Six For Service Award Recipients

Each year, UNC Athletics selects six student-athletes or teams to receive ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding community outreach. Honorees for 2019-20 are the UNC men's and women's soccer teams, the wrestling team, Brooke Bauer (swimming), Patrick Lyons (lacrosse), Elizabeth Mitchell (rowing), and (basketball). (
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