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UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (GoHeels.com)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

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. (GoHeels.com)

Catching up with Kendra Lynch on the Women's College World Series

Upon graduation, NFCA All-American Kendra Lynch left North Carolina Softball for the Sunshine State to pursue her masters in sport management and work as a volunteer assistant softball coach at Florida State. Following the Seminoles' historic Women's College World Series title earlier this month, we caught up with Lynch on her experience. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)

Kiani Ramsey, Taylor Wike Named to NFCA All-Region Teams

North Carolina's Kiani Ramsey and Taylor Wike were named to the NFCA's Division I Southeast all-region teams as announced Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Ramsey was named to the All-Region second team while Wike picked up third-team honors for the second consecutive year. Ramsey led the Tar Heels with a .374 average. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Softball Falls to Pitt in ACC Tournament Semifinal

No. 3 seed North Carolina dropped the ACC Tournament semifinal contest to No. 2 seed Pitt, 3-0 on Friday in Atlanta. UNC threatened with runners in scoring position in the first few innings but Pitt's defense stood strong. Also logging a hit, UNC's Brittany Pickett went the distance in the circle with four strikeouts for her 32nd complete game of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Down Georgia Tech in ACC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal

North Carolina rallied past Georgia Tech, 6-1 on Thursday to clinch the win in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal at Mewborn Field. UNC advances to take on Pittsburgh Friday at 3:30 p.m. Brittany Pickett led the way for Carolina in the circle and at the plate. The sophomore struck out seven while hitting a solo home run and the game-winning RBI-single in the third. (GoHeels.com)

Taylor Wike Highlights Four All-ACC Softball Honorees

Senior Taylor Wike headlines North Carolina's four All-ACC honors as the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year announced Tuesday as voted on by ACC coaches. Wike also garnered all-ACC first team honors in addition to sophomore pitcher Brittany Pickett. Juniors Destiny DeBerry and Kiani Ramsey round out North Carolina's honorees as all-ACC second team selections. (GoHeels.com)

Three Home Runs Propel Carolina Softball to 8-0 Win Over Campbell

Taking a two-run lead in the first inning and slugging three home runs in the game, North Carolina never looked back en route to an 8-0 six inning win over Campbell on Friday night. UNC limited the Camels to two hits to improve to 29-25 on the season. Brittany Pickett led the Tar Heels both at the plate and in the circle. Matching a single-game best of 10 strikeouts. (GoHeels.com)

Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse

Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Brittany Pickett Homers in 5-1 Win over Syracuse

A five-run fifth inning clinched UNC's 5-1 victory over Syracuse in the series opener Friday at Skytop Stadium (Highlights). Cuse took a one-run lead in the fourth before the Tar Heels came back for the win. Brittany Pickett cleared the fence for a three-run homer and a 5-1 lead. Pickett went the distance, striking out seven in her 28th complete game of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports Notes

With a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Tops Georgia Tech in the Series Opener

Despite Georgia Tech scoring first, a four-run fourth inning clinched the 4-2 win for UNC in the series opener over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Friday. Brittany Pickett tossed six strikeouts in her third complete game of the week to improve to 25-9 on the season. Megan Dray led UNC's offense with a two-run double in the fourth while Leah Murray went 2-for-3. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Softball Beats ECU, 4-3

With every North Carolina batter recording a hit, the Tar Heels defeated East Carolina, 4-3, Wednesday evening, thanks to Brittany Pickett's go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Not only did Pickett go the distance in the circle, she sent her fourth home run of the season to center in the sixth inning, securing Carolina's 4-3 win to improve to 26-21 on the season. (GoHeels.com)
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