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2021-22 UNC Athletics Season In Review

With the conclusion of the Men’s College World Series in Omaha earlier this week, the 2021-22 NCAA season is officially over. One could easily call athletic director Bubba Cunningham the busiest man on campus. Over those 10 months, Tar Heel teams claimed multiple conference and national championships, while giving fans memories to last a lifetime. (

UNC Volleyball Receives $1 Million Gift

A $1 million gift from a former UNC Volleyball star enhances a historic fundraising campaign to celebrate 50 years of Carolina Women’s Athletics. Donna Lee Gutterman ’79, ’98 (MBA), pledged a gift to the Carolina Volleyball Operating Endowment Fund in honor of Dr. Beth Miller, UNC Volleyball, Coach Sagula, and former teammates and alumnae. (

Born & Bred: The Next 50 Years

In 1997, 26 years after the first seven women’s athletics programs – basketball, field hockey, volleyball, fencing, swimming & diving, tennis and gymnastics – began play at UNC, was asked about Carolina being a "basketball school" or "football school." Smith remarked, "North Carolina is a women’s soccer school, we’re just trying to keep up." (Rams Club)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Loss To Duke, Malaika Underwood Interview, 1982 Stories

What the loss to Duke means for UNC Basketball (1:35). Former volleyball player and SBJ 'Forty under 40' member discusses her UNC career, playing pro baseball, and how NIL will shape college athletics (21:00). Women's basketball is rolling (52:38), RIP Linda Woods (1:06:21), and 1982 Storytime (1:10:05). (Listen To Podcast)

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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). (
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