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Turner's Take: Complete Game
Kendra Lynch smiles between pitches. She picks up some dirt from the back of the circle, rubs it in her fingers to help get a feel for the ball. She rocks to her right, brings the ball to her waist, leans forward and uncoils the pitch. The repetition, the ritual served Lynch and the Tar Heels well on Thursday.
Six-Run Sixth Inning Propels UNC Softball To Quarterfinal Victory
UNC junior Kendra Lynch twirled a four-hit gem then scored the game-winning run to kick off a six-run sixth inning as the Tar Heels defeated Boston College, 6-0, in the Quarterfinals of the 2016 ACC Softball Championship on Thursday. UNC (31-22) advances to play top-seeded No. 6 Florida State on Friday, May 13, at 1 p.m., in the first ACC Semifinal game.
Three Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Softball Honors
North Carolina’s Kristen Brown, Kendra Lynch and Taylor Wike were each named to 2016 All-ACC softball teams on Thursday. Brown and Lynch earned spots on the All-ACC First Team, while Wike garnered Second Team honors. “I am thrilled for Kristen, Kendra and Taylor on their achievement of all-conference,” said head coach Donna J. Papa.
UNC softball sets sights on ACC Championship
What this season has shown about the North Carolina softball team is a resilient group. No matter what happened the game before, the team has the confidence that it will win the next one. UNC won just as many games at it lost through the first month of the season, finishing the non-conference part of the schedule with a 10-10 record.
Kendra Lynch Earns Third ACC Pitcher Of The Week Honor
North Carolina junior Kendra Lynch finished the 2016 regular season just as she began it—as the ACC Pitcher of the Week. The Indianapolis native picks up her third weekly honor of the season. Teammates Kristen Brown and Berlynne Delamora also combined for three ACC Player of the Week awards this season.
UNC Softball Closes Regular Season With Sweep Of Georgia Tech
UNC softball finished the 2016 regular season with a three-game sweep of Georgia Tech to secure a tie for fifth place in the ACC standings. The Tar Heels took two from the Yellow Jackets on graduation day, defeating GT 8-3 and 7-1 to extend a five-game winning streak. The Tar Heels will take on fourth-seeded Boston College in the ACC Quarterfinals on Thursday.
UNC Softball Pitches Three-Hit Shutout At Georgia Tech
The UNC offense hit as many home runs as base runners Tar Heel starter Kendra Lynch allowed, as UNC shut out Georgia Tech, 7-0, to open the final series of the regular season. Lynch, Kristen Brown and Taylor Wike all went deep in the game, while the junior hurler limited the Yellow Jackets to just three hits in the complete-game shutout.
Delamora Earns Second ACC Softball Player Of The Week Award
UNC freshman Berlynne Delamora was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Tar Heels to a perfect week against No. 18 Notre Dame and Campbell. It is the second weekly award for the Tar Heel third baseman, as she also earned the honor on April 4 after phenomenal performances against USC Upstate, UNCG and Louisville.
Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence
The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC.
UNC Softball Slugs Past Campbell, 9-6
UNC scored runs in all-but-one inning to power past Campbell, 9-6, in the final home game of 2016 at Anderson Stadium. The win lifts UNC to 27-22 on the year, while Campbell slips to 23-28. “I think we did well with coming back after we were down a couple of runs,” said freshman Berlynne Delamora, who hit a game-winning home run in the fifth inning.
Tar Heel Softball Tops No. 18 Notre Dame, 7-6, To Claim Series
UNC softball captured its third nationally-televised victory over a ranked opponent on Monday night, defeating No. 18 Notre Dame, 7-6, to claim the ACC series, two games to one. The Tar Heels put together 12 hits in the game and overcame a late game-tying grand slam to eke out the one-run victory. The win lifts UNC to 26-22 (10-11 ACC).
UNC Softball Splits Double-Header With No. 18 Notre Dame
Fueled by a strong effort on both offense and defense by junior pitcher Kendra Lynch, the Tar Heels picked up their second victory of the season over a ranked team, defeating No. 18 Notre Dame, 7-4, live on ESPNU. The Fighting Irish took control in the second game of the ACC doubleheader, topping UNC, 12-2, in five innings.
Tar Heels Compile Record-High APR
UNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball.
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em Out
Diving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel Successes
From the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service.