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Former UNC Pitcher Scott Bankhead, Golfer Donna Andrews Among Inductees for NC Sports Hall of Fame
The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is hosting its annual induction ceremony Friday, May 4, with former UNC pitcher Scott Bankhead and golfer Donna Andrews the 15 inductees. Bankhead spent 10 years in Major League Baseball, including a 14-win season with the Mariners in 1989. Andrews won six :PGA tournaments–including a major championship.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards
UNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington.
Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports Notes
With a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy.
Chansky’s Notebook: Heels Springing Forth
Another awesome spring weekend for Tar Heel teams. We’ve seen this before, but it never gets tiresome watching and reading about how North Carolina’s spring sports juggernauts roar down the stretch of their respective ACC seasons. The Diamond Heels swept Georgia Tech for the first time since 1996 – can that be possible? – on a beautiful weekend at The Bosh.
Ben Griffin First Tar Heel to Shoot in the 60s Three Times at ACCs
UNC seniors William Register and Ben Griffin shot 67 and 69, respectively, in the final round of the ACC Championship Sunday at the Old North State Club. Griffin shot 67-69-69–205 for the tournament and became the first Tar Heel to shoot three rounds in the 60s in an ACC Men's Golf Championship. Register made seven birdies en route to his 5-under 67.
Davis Love III and family carry on a long tradition at the RBC Heritage
Davis Love III remembers coming to the first RBC Heritage when his father was playing in the tournament. He was five, and his biggest memory was playing in the mud. When he was older, he played the Junior Heritage at Harbour Town, winning the event in 1982. Now, after decades as a professional, Harbour Town Golf Links is still one of Davis’ favorite places.
UNC and espnW Team Up For Campus Conversation
Bryana Nguyen, a senior on the UNC women's golf team, has experienced some nervousness about what awaits after her graduation. But Monday, her concerns were eased. Nguyen and more than 200 other UNC female student-athletes and coaches gathered at the Blue Zone Concourse Club as UNC Athletics and espnW partnered to host a Campus Conversations session.
Another Goal Achieved For Morgan Lane, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
Morgan Lane had come close before. But on Saturday at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, Lane finally accomplished one of the few things she had yet to achieve in her storied UNC gymnastics career – she qualified for the NCAA Championships. Lane earned an all-around score of 39.325 to finish in a tie for sixth at the 2018 NCAA Southeast Regional.
UNC Men's Golf Wins Western Intercollegiate by 10 Strokes
Jose Montaño fired a final round 5-under 65 and William Register shot a 69 to lead UNC to a 10-stroke victory in the Western Intercollegiate on Sunday at the Pasotiempo Golf Course. UNC, ranked No. 20 in the nation in the Golfweek standings, shot 4-under 346 in the final round (five players scored per team in each round) and finished 54 holes with a 14-under 1036.
Davis Love III will compete in first senior major at this year's U.S. Senior Open
There's no doubt Davis Love III still has game. As recently as 2015, the 21-time PGA Tour winner and World Golf Hall of Famer earned the title at the Wyndham Championship, becoming the third-oldest golfer ever to win a PGA Tour event. Love, who has returned to action since a November hip-replacement surgery, will make his debut at a senior major.
Confident Ryan Gerard Thriving for UNC Men's Golf
Ryan Gerard believes there's a line between being confident and being cocky. At times, he said, it's difficult for him not to cross it. Yet he also knows that element of his personality, a product of the work he's put in and his desire to avoid losing at a sport in which wins so infrequently occur, is important to achieving his aspirations. "I want to be the best at this program ever."
Carolina Spotlight: Taylor Koenen, Bryana Nguyen
Taylor Koenen and Bryana Nguyen are the latest Carolina Spotlight student-athletes, recognizing their leadership of student-athlete governance at UNC and beyond. Koenen, a sophomore on the women's basketball team, recently was selected to serve on the ACC Autonomy Committee. Nguyen, a senior on the women's golf team, is co-president of UNC's SAAC.
Tar Heel Golfer Roshnee Sharma Honored At UNC Children's Pinwheels & Promises Luncheon
That money, which Roshnee Sharma raised through her nonprofit American Research Foundation for Nut Allergies, helped fund a study that examined the efficacy and safety of a DNA-based vaccine to treat peanut and walnut allergies. The study produced promising data. And from those results, the project received a grant from the National Institute of Health.
Kelly Whaley Leads Tar Heels To Victory In Briar's Creek Invitational
UNC shot 5-under par in the final round of the Briar's Creek Invitational Tuesday to finish at 16-under-par 848 and capture the 45th tournament title in program history. Kelly Whaley finished at 12-under-par 204 to win the individual title. The Tar Heels set a Briar's Creek Invitational record for the lowest tournament total (848), the second-lowest in score in UNC history.
Nicole Greene Makes History, UNC Olympic Sport Notes
It took a seven-round jump-off. Yet in the end, Nicole Greene claimed the NCAA title in the women's high jump, becoming North Carolina's first national champion since 2007. Participating in North Carolina-Duke rivalry for the first time, freshmen Benjamin Sigouin and Mac Kiger proved key in the Tar Heel men's tennis team's 4-3 victory in Durham on Saturday.