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No. 25 UNC Softball Falls Short to No. 11 Michigan

Despite eight strikeouts by Brittany Pickett, No. 11 Michigan scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning to defeat No. 25 North Carolina, 4-3 during the first day of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Friday afternoon at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). The two teams will meet again for a rematch on Saturday at 11 a.m. before Carolina faces Wisconsin. (

No. 25 UNC Softball Defeats Campbell, 11-1

Sparked by a three-run home run by Kristina Burkhardt, No. 25 North Carolina defeated Campbell, 11-1 in five innings Wednesday to open the 2020 home slate (Highlights). Campbell scored first on an RBI-double in the second, but the Tar Heels scored 11 unanswered runs for the win. Megan Dray, Lexi Godwin, and Burkhardt each had multi-hit games. (

UNC Softball Beats Detroit Mercy for 1,500th Program Win

Earning the program's 1,500th victory, North Carolina Softball defeated Detroit Mercy, 11-3 in five innings on Sunday morning to wrap up the JoAnne Graf Classic in Tallahassee, Fla. Scoring early, the Tar Heels set the tone for the second run-rule win of the season. Destiny Middleton stole four of UNC's seven bases in the game while also tallying two hits. (

Pickett, Burkhardt Selected To Preseason All-ACC Softball Team

North Carolina, the 2019 ACC Tournament runner-up, has been selected fourth in the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference preseason softball poll, as voted on by the ACC head coaches and released Wednesday by the league office. Additionally, senior Brittany Pickett and redshirt-junior Kristina Burkhardt have been named to the preseason all-ACC team. (

Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (

UNC celebrates eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

It was a day of celebrating women's sports at North Carolina, as 15 varsity teams representing 36 national championships greeted over 1,200 visitors for UNC's eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Each team set up a station with a "mini-clinic" so the hundreds of grade-school children could get autographs from their favorite UNC athletes. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Softball Wants More

Although UNC Softball's 2019 season ended earlier than hoped, the Tar Heels inked their names in the record books. Beginning with a shutout over No. 9 South Carolina on Feb. 10, UNC topped nine ranked foes – three more than any Tar Heel team prior. North Carolina won the series against No. 3 Florida State, marking UNC's first wins over a top-five team. (

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. (

Total Tar Heels: UNC Athletes Excel Outside of Competition

was honored at the Chancellor's Awards as the winner of the Memorial Award, which goes to the student-athlete who has performed with distinction in his or her sport and contributed to the Carolina community through co-curricular activities. Former UNC football player is pursuing a joint MD/PhD. (

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. (
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