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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. (Chapelboro.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)
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