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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. (

UNC Softball Splits with No. 11 Tennessee, Concludes Historic Season in NCAA Regional Final

Battling their way through the elimination bracket of NCAA Knoxville Regional, the UNC Softball upset No. 11 Tennessee, 1-0 to force a fourth post-season elimination game for the first time in program history. However, the Lady Vols prevailed in the final game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon for the 2-0 win to advance to the Gainesville Super Regional. (

UNC Softball Defeats Longwood, Ohio State to Reach NCAA Regional Final

Defeating Longwood and Ohio State, the Tar Heels prevailed through two elimination games Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee to advance to the NCAA Regional softball final on Sunday at noon vs. Tennessee. North Carolina heads to the NCAA Regional final with a 37-19 record. Ohio State wraps up its season at 35-18 while Longwood finishes the season at 37-22. (

UNC Softball Falls Short in Pitchers’ Duel vs. Ohio State

Despite eight strikeouts by Brittany Pickett, North Carolina was unable to win the pitchers' duel as Ohio State took the 1-0 win to being the 2019 NCAA Knoxville Regional on Friday. The Tar Heels will play the loser of Tennessee/Longwood in the Saturday's elimination game at 2:30 p.m. UNC slides to 35-19 while the Buckeyes improve to 35-16. (

Brittany Pickett, Leah Murray Earn NFCA All-Region Softball Honors

North Carolina's Brittany Pickett and Leah Murray were named to the NFCA's Division I Southeast all-region teams on Thursday. Pickett was named to the All-Region second team while Murray picked up third-team honors. Inking her name atop UNC's record book with 12 career saves, Pickett earned second-team honors for the second time. (

UNC Softball Falls to No. 5 Florida State in ACC Championship

After a record-breaking semifinal game, North Carolina was unable take down the second-seeded, No. 5 Seminoles, falling 8-0 in six innings in the 2019 ACC Championship Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. Carolina battled to the end but Florida State earned the ACC's automatic qualifier spot in the NCAA Tournament with the shutout. (

UNC Softball Downs NC State in Record Fashion To Advance to ACC Championship Game

Resetting four records, North Carolina topped NC State, 6-1 on Friday at JoAnne Graf Stadium to earn a spot in the ACC Championship Game for the sixth time in program history (Highlights). Highlighted by two stolen bases by Leah Murray for the UNC career record, the Tar Heels reset their team single-season record to 117 and single-game record to nine. (

UNC Softball Downs Louisville in ACC Tournament Quarterfinal

Despite trailing by three early, the Tar Heels showed their resiliency to earn the 9-3 come-from-behind win over Louisville thanks to three runs in the third inning and six runs in the fifth in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinal on Thursday (Highlights). With the win, Carolina advances to the ACC Semifinal to face #8 NC State Friday at 1 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida. (
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