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UNC Men's Tennis, Six Tar Heels Receive ITA Academic Honors

The 2019-20 UNC men's tennis program has been honored as an ITA All-Academic Team, while six Tar Heel players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2019-20 season. and Simon Soendergaard led Carolina on the ITA Scholar-Athlete team and were joined by Benjamin Sigouin, Brian Cernoch, Mark Dillon, and Rinky Hijikata. (

On Title IX anniversary, NCAA title is the aim for UNC women's tennis

For the 2020-21 college tennis season, the North Carolina women will have 11 student-athletes on scholarship instead of eight due to the NCAA’s fifth-year exception for spring-sport athletes in response to the shortened season caused by COVID-19. For the Tar Heels, all three of their seniors—Alexa Graham, Sara Daavettila, and Makenna Jones—will be back. (USTA)

270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (

Video: Carolina Insider Live! May 28, 2020

Dre' Bly and tell Adam Lucas and Jones Angell how playing for and got them interested in coaching and why UNC is the perfect place for this step in their careers. Also, an honor for men's tennis player William Blumberg, reminiscing from Vince Carter, and Jones challenges a Tar Heel track coaches world record. Read More...

William Blumberg Named ITA Senior Player Of The Year

The University of North Carolina's is the 2020 men's Intercollegiate Tennis Association Senior Player of the Year, the ITA announced on Monday. Blumberg is one of just three men's players in ITA history to be an eight-time All-America. He earned All-America accolades in in both singles and doubles in all four of his seasons at Carolina. (

Seventeen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National APR Average

Seventeen UNC varsity athletics teams exceeded the national average for the past four years in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates and 13 squads posted perfect 1000s in 2018-19. The APRs released today include single-year scores for 2018-19 and four-year rates that reflect scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. (

Three UNC Men's Tennis Players Earn ITA Regional Honors

Three UNC men’s tennis players were recipients of ITA Regional Player awards for the 2020 season, which was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic. was named the Carolina Region’s Senior Player of the Year, while Rinky Hijikata earned Rookie of the Year honors and Benjamin Sigouin was named the Regional Player to Watch. (

Sara Daavettila, Cameron Morra Earn ITA Regional Awards

UNC tennis standouts Sara Daavettila and Cameron Morra have each received a regional award by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Daavettila has been named the ITA Senior Player of the Year, while Morra earns the ITA Player to Watch award for the Carolina Region. Both players are up for the national awards that will be announced next Monday. (

Seven UNC Teams Earn Public Recognition Awards For Top APRs

Seven UNC athletic programs earned perfect 1000s in Academic Progress Rates and received recognition awards from the NCAA, the third most recognition awards in the ACC and the most among public institutions in the ACC: Women's fencing, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis. (

Helping Heels Fund To Aid UNC Student-Athletes

UNC Athletics and The Rams Club are launching the Helping Heels Fund – a crowdfunding campaign that allows fans to provide financial assistance to UNC student-athletes facing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gifts will directly assist student-athletes and their families with unique expenses as allowed by NCAA regulations. (
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