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Seven Tar Heels Selected For U.S. National Field Hockey Team Roster

Seven current or former Tar Heel field hockey players have been named the U.S. National Team roster for the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8-23. Selected for the 18-member squad were Jackie Briggs, Katelyn (Falgowski) Ginolfi, Ashley Hoffman, Lauren Moyer, Loren Shealy, Caitlin Van Sickle and Julia Young. (

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Rachel Dawson Opens Up About Her Decision to Retire

After an iconic career as a field hockey player, Rachel Dawson is choosing to retire. Although departing from the game that you have dedicated your life to can be challenging, Dawson is at peace with her decision. In this video, Dawson explains her decision to retire, and how she hopes to grow as a person moving forward. (

Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APR

The 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding Service

Six Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community service: Leila Evans, Field Hockey; Nazair Jones, Football; Kayla Miles, Women's Lacrosse; Bryana Nguyen, Women's Golf; Mark Rizzo, Men's Lacrosse; UNC Softball Team (

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (

Twelve UNC Field Hockey Players Earn Academic Honor

Twelve Tar Heels have been named to the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad, announced Wednesday by the NFHCA. The honor goes to each DI field hockey student-athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better through the fall 2016 semester. (

Ashley Hoffman Selected For U.S. Field Hockey National Team Debut In New Zealand

Ashley Hoffman, a UNC sophomore, is one of five Tar Heels selected for the U.S. National Team roster for the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup in New Zealand. This will be the first National Team appearance for Hoffman, currently a member of the U.S. Under-21 team. Four Tar Heel alums who are full-time members of the National Team also were named to the roster. (

Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Postgraduate Honors

Four UNC student-athletes have been honored by the ACC, which announced Wednesday this year’s recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarships and awards. Tar Heel seniors Emma Bozek, Hayley Carter, Sarah Howard and Ronnie Schneider were among 54 students recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers. (

Emma Bozek Named ACC Scholar-Athlete For Field Hockey

UNC graduate Emma Bozek, who excelled academically and athletically for the Tar Heels, has been honored as the 2016 ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She joins four other Tar Heels – Malin Evert, Ashley Hoffman, Sam Night and Julia Young – on the All-ACC Field Hockey Team, announced Wednesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. (

UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's Sports

The power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (

Eight Tar Heels Named To U.S. Field Hockey National Team Roster

Eight former Tar Heel field hockey players have been named to the 2017 Women’s National Team, announced Friday by USA Field Hockey. Jackie Briggs, Casey Di Nardo, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick, Lauren Moyer, Loren Shealy, Caitlin Van Sickle and Julia Young were selected for the 27-player roster. Moyer and Young are new additions to the National Team. (

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