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Ben Griffin Earns All-American, Ties for 11th at NCAA Championship
UNC's Ben Griffin shot an even-par 72 to finish in 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf NCAA Championships Monday at Rich Harvest Farms. The Chapel Hill native earned All-America honors for the second time (honorable mention All-America in 2015). He tied ACC champion Jimmy Stanger as the low finisher at the NCAA Championship among ACC players.
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.
UNC Men's Golf Rallies to Advance to NCAA Championship
Freshman Austin Hitt fired a 3-under 67 and juniors Ben Griffin and Jose Montaño shot 69s to lead the University of North Carolina to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Stanford Regional and a berth in the 2017 NCAA Golf Championship. Carolina entered today's third round in eighth place and six shots out of the top five, which was needed to advance.
UNC Women's Golf Completes Comeback In Athens Regional
The UNC women's golf team qualified for the 2017 NCAA Women's Golf Championships after making an 11-shot comeback on Wednesday. The Tar Heels shot a 1-under par 287 to climb from tenth to sixth and claim the final spot from the Athens Regional. The Tar Heels knew coming into the day that they needed an under-par round to have a chance to advance.
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.
UNC's Carter Jenkins makes PGA Tour debut at Wells Fargo Championship
Raleigh native Carter Jenkins is making his PGA Tour Debut at this weekend's Wells Fargo Championship as Eagle Point Golf Club makes its debut hosting the event. The former UNC golfer earned a sponsor's exemption and steps into his PGA debut just two hours from his hometown. Jenkins played one and a half seasons for the Tar Heels after beginning his collegiate career at UNC-Greensboro.
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
Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs
The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball.
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.
Former UNC Women's Golf Coach Dot Gunnells Passes Away
Dot Gunnells, the head women’s golf coach at UNC for 18 years and the 1993 NCAA Women’s Golf Coach of the Year, passed away Tuesday morning in Burlington after a brief illness. She was 88. Gunnells took over head coaching duties in 1975-76, the third year of UNC’s varsity program, and continued as head coach through the 1992-93 season.
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.
UNC's Ben Griffin Ties for Second at ACC Golf Championship
Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger birdied his 18th hole of regulation and the first playoff hole to win the 2017 ACC individual golf title over UNC’s Ben Griffin on Saturday at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club. Griffin shot a 5-under 67 in the first round on Friday and a 2-under 70 in Saturday’s second round to hold the individual lead by two strokes after 36 holes.
Ben Griffin more than a natural talent for UNC men's golf
Cowan and Erika Griffin never forced their son to play golf. He messed around with other sports, playing everything from basketball to tennis, but golf had a way of roping him back in. “I think growing up with my dad playing a lot of golf inspired me,” Ben said. “I kind of wanted to be like my dad, I guess you could say.” In his first year with UNC, Ben exceeded expectations.