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Sixteen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National Graduation Success Rates

16 UNC athletic teams exceeded the national average for NCAA Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes enrolling from 2008 to 2011: Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Celebrates Shelton, Olympic Sports Notes

UNC baseball continued fall ball and Michael Busch picked up where he left off last spring. Ryan Gerard had a record-breaking day on Monday for the men's golf team, men's soccer won its seventh in a row, and women's soccer swept a two-game road trip. The swimming and diving teams defeated ECU, and Makenna Jones was on fire for women's tennis in California. (GoHeels.com)

Makenna Jones Reaches Semifinals At ITA All-Americans

Top-seeded Makenna Jones defeated two opponents on Friday to reach the semifinals of the singles main draw at the 2018 Riviera ITA Women's All-American Championships. Jones, the No. 2 ranked player in the country, faces Duke freshman Maria Mateas, who ousted Carolina's Alexa Graham in a round of 16 match on Friday, in a seminal match on Saturday at 1 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Josh Peck Claims Tennis Title To Open Fall

North Carolina junior Josh Peck won the singles title at the Gamecock Fall Invitational Sunday in Columbia, S.C, beating top-seeded Adam Walton from Tennessee. The championship came in the first tournament of the fall for the UNC men's tennis team. "Josh had a great tournament," UNC coach Sam Paul said. "He worked hard all summer and it's great to see that pay off." (GoHeels.com)

Alexa Graham, Sophia Patel Claim Tennis Titles at Furman Fall Classic

The UNC women’s tennis team wrapped up play in the Furman Fall Classic on Sunday as both junior Alexa Graham and freshman Sophia Patel claimed titles in their singles brackets. There were nine different brackets filled with eight players apiece. Graham won Flight One with a come-from-behind victory in three sets in the finals over South Carolina’s Ingrid Martins. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Women's Tennis Well Represented In First National Rankings

Junior All-America Makenna Jones checks in No. 2 as the highest ranked singles player in the ACC. The UNC rankings continued with sophomore Alle Sanford (19), junior Sara Daavettila (27), senior Jessie Aney (58), junior Alexa Graham (60) and senior Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (82). Aney and Graham are No. 2 in the doubles rankings, while Sanford and Daavettila come in No. 10. (GoHeels.com)

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)

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (GoHeels.com)

Program Record Five All-Americans For UNC Women's Tennis

North Carolina women's tennis boasts a program record five players on the 2018 ITA All-America list. Sophomore Makenna Jones earned her first ever All-America honor in singles by virtue of her No. 2 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship. The Greenville, South Carolina, native finished her season 35-5 overall and ranked the No. 4 player in the ITA rankings. (GoHeels.com)

Makenna Jones Among Four Finalists for Honda Sports Award

UNC sophomore Makenna Jones was selected Monday as one of four finalists for this year’s Honda Sports Award in women’s tennis. Jones reached as high as No. 2 in the overall singles rankings this season. Jones ended the season with a 14-0 singles record against ACC competition, becoming the second Tar Heel in school history to accomplish the feat. (Chapelboro.com)
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