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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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

UNC Men's Tennis Finishes Season Ranked No. 6 in Nation

North Carolina is ranked No. 6 in the final ITA Men's Tennis national poll of the season. Additionally, senior Robert Kelly and sophomore finished the year with All-America honors. It marks the third year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years the Tar Heels have been ranked among the nation's top seven teams at the end of the season. (

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. (

UNC Women’s Tennis Ends Season Ranked No. 3

Despite falling in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 to eventual national champion Stanford, the UNC women’s tennis team ended the year ranked No. 3 in the final Oracle/ITA rankings. UNC posted a 28-4 record and took home the ITA National Indoor Championship earlier in the year. UNC finishes in the top five for the sixth consecutive season. (

Cinderella Run Ends in NCAA Women’s Doubles Tournament Semifinals for Sara Daavettila, Alle Sanford

Riding a tidal wave of momentum entering Sunday’s NCAA Women’s Tennis Doubles Tournament Semifinals in Winston-Salem, the UNC duo of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford saw their Cinderella run come to an end against LSU’s Jessica Golovin and Eden Richardson. As a result of reaching the quarterfinals, Daavettila and Sanford had already earned All-American status. (

NCAA Men’s Singles Tournament: Blumberg Stunned by Wake Forest’s Borna Gojo in Quarterfinals

Prior to falling in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Tournament on Saturday evening alongside teammate Robert Kelly, UNC sophomore sensation suffered a crushing three-set loss to Wake Forest’s Borna Gojo in the NCAA Singles Tournament Quarterfinals. Prior to the loss, Blumberg was 2-0 against Gojo. (

William Blumberg, Robert Kelly Ousted in NCAA Men’s Doubles Tournament Quarterfinals

The No. 2 overall seeded pairing in this year’s NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Tournament–UNC’s and Robert Kelly–were sent packing Saturday evening in Winston-Salem as they were upset by UCLA’s Austin Rapp and Keegan Smith (7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (4)) in the tournament quarterfinals. It was a shocking end to the season for Blumberg and Kelly. (

Tar Heel Doubles Tandem Tops No. 1 Seed, Reaches NCAA Semifinals

North Carolina's Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford continued their improbable run at the NCAA Doubles Championship on Saturday with a win over the top seed to reach the semifinals at Wake Forest University. The Carolina duo, ranked No. 33 nationally, upended the No. 1 ranked team of Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones of Georgia Tech in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7. (

Robert Kelly, William Blumberg Make NCAA Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals For Second Straight Year

Just hours after advancing to the NCAA Singles Tournament Quarterfinals on Friday morning in Winston-Salem, UNC sophomore pulled the trick again–as he and teammate Robert Kelly punched their ticked to the NCAA Doubles Tournament Quarterfinals.The duo defeated South Carolina’s tandem of Yancy Dennis and Gabriel Friedrich. (

NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament: William Blumberg Punches Ticket to Quarterfinals

Three wins down, with three more to go for UNC sophomore –who defeated Vanderbilt’s Cameron Klinger in straight sets (6-4, 6-1) on Friday in Winston-Salem to advance to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament Quarterfinals. Blumberg fought hard to win the first set, before winning five consecutive games to close out the second set and the match. (
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