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Heels At Home: How UNC Student-Athletes Are Staying Fit While Apart

UNC student-athletes have had to display discipline, dedication and creativity to remain fit while social distancing. Read about how they've done it, some from their hometowns and some from their off-campus housing in Chapel Hill. Jamie Ortega, Women's Lacrosse: "It's just so weird. Like, why am I home, shooting on my high school field alone?" (GoHeels.com)

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid. (Associated Press)

Let's Remember This Feeling

UNC Pitcher Katie Grace Olinger: "Last Thursday, the world of athletics was hit with a huge loss as all our seasons came to a halt. So now more than ever, I hope we remember this feeling, this loss, and this void. While this has been a blow for everyone, I feel it could be one of the greatest opportunities we have ever been given to put things into perspective." (KOlinger.com)

ACC Cancels All Athletic Activities Through End of 2019-20 Academic Year

Following further consultation with the league’s member institutions, and after previously suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the ACC is canceling all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. (The ACC)

UNC, ACC Suspend All Athletic Related Activities

UNC Athletics will immediately suspend athletic-related activities, including all competition, practice, recruiting, and participation in NCAA championships until further notice in accordance with the ACC's decision Thursday. "There is so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and things are changing so quickly nationally, that the ACC's decision is appropriate at this time." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Defeats Pitt for Series Victory

Scoring each inning, North Carolina Softball beat Pittsburgh, 9-1 on Sunday to clinch the opening ACC series of the season (Highlights). Campbell Hutcherson, Lexi Godwin, and Kiersten Licea recorded home runs while Godwin, Licea, and Abby Settlemyre recorded multi-hit games. Hannah George pitched her second complete game in as many days. (GoHeels.com)

Snow Postpones UNC Baseball and Softball Games on Friday

Due to snowy conditions on the field, Friday's UNC baseball and softball games have been postponed. The baseball team was set to begin a three-game series against Dallas Baptist, but will now play a doubleheader Saturday with the first game at noon. UNC Softball's game against Purdue has been rescheduled to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in Greensboro. (Chapelboro.com)

Brittany Pickett Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

UNC pitcher Brittany Pickett was one of 30 players named Tuesday as candidates for this year’s Senior CLASS Award for softball. Pickett is a three-time First Team All-ACC performer with a career ERA of 2.02. In addition, she also hit seven home runs last season. She is one of just three ACC players named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS award. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 21 James Madison Outlasts UNC Softball, 6-3

Despite a two-run home run by Kristina Burkhardt in the seventh inning, No. 21 James Madison prevailed for the 6-3 win over North Carolina on Wednesday evening in Chapel Hill. UNC starting pitcher Alyssa Stanley settled in and struck out a career-high, five batters while also driving in the Tar Heels' first run. Carolina's record is now 6-6 on the season. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Softball Blanks NC Central, 7-0

Highlighted by three Tar Heel home runs, North Carolina shutout NC Central, 7-0, on Tuesday at Anderson Stadium (Highlights). Zoë Goodman Hannah George, and Kiersten Licea cleared the park en route to UNC's second shutout victory of the season. Although the Tar Heels were held off the board until the third inning, UNC posted seven runs the 11-hit game. (GoHeels.com)
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