UNC Women's Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.

UNC Women's Basketball Notebook: Who’s Gone, Who's Left, Who's New

As enters year six, the UNC women's basketball team will keep most of its key rotation players from last season while also having new assets to work with — and a few losses to account for. Six players left for the transfer portal. The team brought in one player from the portal, and three true freshmen will join the team this upcoming season. (Inside Carolina)

Deja Kelly Leaving UNC: "I believe it is time to move on"

won’t return to UNC for a fifth college season, saying she is a “Tar Heel for life” but that it’s time to move on. The three-time All-ACC first-team women's basketball selection made the announcement Friday on social media but didn’t reveal her plans further than that. She is eligible for a fifth college season under the NCAA’s COVID-19 rules. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Former UNC forward RyLee Grays commits to Virginia

became the second former UNC women's basketball player to commit to another ACC team when she announced Tuesday that she would continue her career at Virginia. The 6–3 forward from Pearland, Texas was ESPN’s No. 90 player in the Class of 2023 but only played five games at North Carolina. On Monday, committed to Clemson. (Tar Heel Tribune)

RJ Davis, Aranza Vazquez take top honors at Rammys

UNC honored the best athletes and performances of the last year at the annual Rammys on Monday night. The top male and female athletes were no surprise, as All-American guard and four-time NCAA champion diver took home top honors. ’s left-handed touchdown pass at Pittsburgh was named Play of the Year. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Alyssa Ustby returning to UNC Women's Basketball for fifth season

Co-captain is returning to the UNC women's basketball team for a fifth season. Ustby announced Friday on an Instagram post that she’ll play for Carolina next season as a graduate student after four outstanding seasons for the Tar Heels, including being named first-team All-ACC as a junior and second-team All-ACC as a sophomore and senior. (Tar Heel Tribune)

UNC third in national Directors’ Cup standings after winter sports

North Carolina is third in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings after winter sports. Future ACC member Stanford is No. 1 with 977 points, followed by Texas at 746.5 and the Tar Heels at 733.5. UNC led the standings by 1.5-points over Stanford after fall sports, but the Cardinal earned 606 points from winter sports compared to 361 for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Alyssa Ustby's All-Around Excellence Earns Tatum Award

Women's basketball standout has been named the 2023-24 recipient of the Memorial Award. Established in 1959 in honor of UNC football coach James M. Tatum, the award is presented annually to a "varsity intercollegiate athlete who has performed with distinction in their sport and who has contributed to the University community..." (

Former UNC women's basketball standout Sylvia Crawley Spann entering Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

At UNC, Spann had a stellar college career, accumulating 1,158 points, 582 rebounds, 124 blocks, and 98 steals. Her exceptional talent and dedication led the team to the NCAA Division I National Championship during her senior season. She left an indelible mark on the university, with her No. 00 jersey being retired in her honor in 2000. (Weirton Daily Times)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Spring Football Game, Basketball Transfer Portal, Peter Fountain Interview

UNC Football's Spring Game is Saturday at Kenan Stadium as the Tar Heels head into the offseason (3:12). Portal season continues as Carolina's men's and women's basketball rosters continue to evolve (15:45). Peter Fountain of UNC's No. 1 ranked men's golf team discusses the season, the team, and going for a championship (33:20). (Listen To Podcast)

UNC Women's Basketball Announces Signing Of 5-Star Guard Lanie Grant

A year earlier than originally expected, standout guard has signed a letter of intent to play for North Carolina, UNC women's basketball coach announced Wednesday. Grant, a 5-star recruit and Virginia's Gatorade Player of the Year, reclassified and graduated early so she can enroll at UNC this summer and play in 2024-25. (
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