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Despite NCAA Tournament loss, UNC volleyball is building a foundation for the future

The work toward winning started before the season even began. For a team bringing in several new faces — with multiple graduate transfer and freshmen joining the team — preseason team activities and a leadership program helped create the strong foundation displayed by this season's squad. The offseason grind reaped immediate benefits for UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Sixth In Director's Cup Standings After Fall Sports

Four Tar Heel teams earned top-20 NCAA finishes to lead the University of North Carolina to sixth place in the nation after the conclusion of fall sport competition in the 2021-22 Learfield Directors' Cup. Carolina amassed 295.50 points in the fall, led by head coach Chris Miltenberg's women's cross country team, which finished 14th for 64.5 points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day Celebration On Feb 6

Young Tar Heel fans pre-K through eighth grade are invited to join the UNC women's sports teams for the 2022 UNC National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual event to highlight women's athletics at UNC. The NGWSD celebration is set for Feb. 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Practice Complex on UNC's campus. There is no charge to participate. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Celebrates December Graduates

Twenty-nine UNC student-athletes received their degrees Sunday in Winter Commencement ceremonies at the Dean E. Smith Center. Listed are Tar Heels who received degrees. Football: , , Joshua Ezeudu, Jeremiah Gemmel, Sam Howell, Marcus McKethan, Kyler McMichael, Trey Morrison, , Jordan Tucker. (GoHeels.com)

Three UNC Volleyball Players Earn AVCA All-Region Honors

Three UNC Volleyball players have received All-East Coast Region honors from the AVCA. Mabrey Shaffmaster was East Coast Region Freshman of the Year, while Nia Parker-Robinson was AVCA All-East Coast Region. Kaya Merkler and Shaffmaster, who led all ACC freshmen in kills this season, earned East Coast All-Region Honorable Mention honors. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Falls To Tennessee In NCAA First Round

The North Carolina volleyball team fell in four sets to the Tennessee Volunteers in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Friday night. The Tar Heels finished the 2021 season 21-9 and 10-8 in ACC play. Three Tar Heels finished the match with double-digit kills, led by Mabrey Shaffmaster (18), Nia Parker-Robinson, (14) and Skyy Howard (12). (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC vs. Michigan Basketball Recap, Mabrey Shaffmaster Interview

and Adam Lucas discuss UNC Basketball's victory over Michigan (3:24), interview ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Year Mabrey Shaffmaster, then speak with Circus/Las Vegas/Halftime performer Christian Stoinev about his halftime act, growing up in the circus, and how he gets his dog to balance on basketballs (38:01). (Listen To Podcast)

UNC Volleyball Faces Tennessee In NCAA Tournament Friday

The North Carolina volleyball team faces Tennessee on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. The Tar Heels are making their 19th NCAA Tournament appearance, the first since 2016, and 14th under coach . Tennessee coach Eve Rackham Watt is a UNC graduate who played for coach Sagula from 1999-2002. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Receives Bid to NCAA Tournament; First Bid in Five Years

The North Carolina volleyball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament Sunday and will appear in the tournament for the first time in five years. UNC will face Tennessee in their opening-round match. Tennessee coach, Eve Rackham Watt, played at UNC from 1999-2002 and then spent nine seasons as an assistant coach in Chapel Hill. (Chapelboro.com)

Mabrey Shaffmaster Earns 4th ACC Volleyball Freshman Of The Week Honors

For the fourth time this season, Mabrey Shaffmaster has been named the ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday. In North Carolina's victory at Duke, Shaffmaster had a career performance with a match-best 27 kills on .375 hitting and eight digs, the fifth match of the season where she has tallied 20 or more kills. (GoHeels.com)
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