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UNC Golfer Ben Griffin Earns All-America Honors
UNC freshmen Ben Griffin has earned honorable mention All-America honors on the 2015 Division I PING All-America team as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Chapel Hill native is Carolina’s first men’s golfer to earn All-America honors since Kevin O’Connell in 2008. He is one of nine freshmen to make one of the PING All-America teams this season.
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th.
Tar Heel Carter Jenkins Wins NC Amateur Golf Championship
Carter Jenkins, a rising junior at UNC, eagled the 17th hole to take the lead and held on for a come-from-behind victory in the 2015 North Carolina Amateur Golf Championship played at the Country Club of Landfall’s Jack Nicklaus Course. Jenkins finished the four-day event at 11-under 277, one shot ahead of Guilford College head coach Justin Tereshko.
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress Rates
Seventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher.
UNC Programs Honored For Top APR Rates
The NCAA is honoring six University of North Carolina athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. Carolina led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams.
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"
UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"
Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammys
The North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks.
Sapp Engineers a Tar Heel Golf Turnaround
Keep this under your hat, but things are changing in Chapel Hill. Andrew Sapp is now in his fourth season as the Tar Heels' golf coach, and Carolina's five-man spring lineup features a player Sapp feels is the best in the state from the 2013 class, the two best from the 2014 class, and set to arrive in Chapel Hill next fall is the best player in the 2015 class.
Davis Love III Named 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain
Davis Love III will be the captain of the 2016 Ryder Cup team, according to a report by the Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte. Love, 50, was captain of the American team at Medinah in 2012, which lost in heartbreaking fashion after a historic European comeback in the final day of the event.
Carolina Rundown: November 4
Reggie Bullock had 12 points in his first action of the season, and the Clippers might be ready to give him more playing time. Nine points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson, but Denver lost. Vince Carter had nine points off the bench in a Memphis win. Tyler Zeller had six points in eight minutes. Brandan Wright had six points and six rebounds.
Carolina Rundown: October 31
CBSSports.com ranks Marcus Paige the No. 3 player in college basketball. Brandan Wright had 14 points for the Mavericks. Mentioned earlier this week the reception Roy Williams got in Lawrence, and here's the video of both the fan reaction and his speech (note his tie). Women's basketball begins the season ranked 13th in the preseason AP poll.
Carolina Rundown: October 24
After the win over Georgia Tech, practice has been a little more spirited this week. Marquise Williams felt like last year's Virginia game was the start of his Tar Heel career, and now he has another important matchup against the Cavs. Don't forget the exhibition basketball game tonight at the Smith Center
Griffin plays hometown hero at UNC
Benjamin Griffin has moved six times in his lifetime, but Chapel Hill, has always been home. A North Carolina dorm room is the latest residence he's taken up, but things haven't changed much. He's always been a Tar Heel and he's still playing great at Finley Golf Course. Griffin shot a 10-under 206 at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, taking medalist honors at the course he knows so well.
Lucas: Tar Heels Stand Alone In September
UNC's entire athletic department is now undefeated in head to head matches in the month of September, compiling a 14-0 record this month. The Tar Heels are the only program in the 15-member ACC to have gone unblemished in September. In addition, UNC is the only program among the top twenty 2014 finishers in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup that remains undefeated across the board this month.