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Loeb Draws Wozniacki At U.S. Open
2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb will face 4th-seed Caroline Wozniacki in her professional debut at the U.S. Open next week. The newest player on the women’s tour after deciding to forgo her final two seasons at UNC earlier this month, Loeb, at age 20, will face one of the most accomplished players in the world in Wozniacki, a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour.
Jamie Loeb, 20, ready to take stage at U.S. Open
The newest player on the women’s pro tour favors an inside-out forehand, has an NCAA title on her resume and is trying to grasp the concept of what is about to happen. Jamie Loeb, star pupil at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, is days away from playing in the main draw of the U.S. Open for the first time.
Jamie Loeb Gains Entry Into 2015 US Open
The USTA announced Tuesday that 2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb will play in the US Open later this month in her home state of New York. The Ossining, N.Y., native received entry by virtue of a wild card she earned by winning the NCAA title back in May. Loeb, 20, has gone 84-9 and was named ACC Player of the Year twice in her two collegiate seasons at UNC.
UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 9-10
10. UNC Zaps Georgia Tech: UNC’s most impressive win of the 2014 football season was also its most thrilling. The Tar Heels battled Georgia Tech neck-and-neck for the duration of the mid-October contest. Though UNC took a 35-24 lead into the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech stormed back and eventually went ahead 43-42 with just more than three minutes on the clock.
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots
A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.
Caroline Price, Joey Sankey Win Patterson Medals
Caroline Price, the Most Outstanding Player at the ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships, and Joey Sankey, UNC’s all-time leading scorer in men’s lacrosse, are the recipients of the 2014-15 Patterson Medals, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. Price is the first women’s tennis player to win the Patterson Medal. Sankey is the second men’s lacrosse recipient.
A look at incoming UNC athletes
From Chesterfield, Va., Kenny Williams is one of two incoming freshman for the North Carolina basketball team and looks ready to make an impact during the 2015-16 season. Ranked 84th in ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2015, Williams will look to help the Tar Heels in a facet of the game they struggled with last season: 3-point shooting.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 16
17: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense.
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.
Jamie Loeb’s championship win caps historic season for UNC women's tennis
“Successful.” This was the word used by North Carolina women’s tennis sophomore Jamie Loeb to describe the 2014-15 season after she played her way to the top of the collegiate tennis realm in the NCAA Women’s Singles Championships in Waco, Texas. Loeb was seeded seventh in the tournament, but that did not stop her from becoming number one.
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.
Jamie Loeb Wins Tennis Singles National Championship
UNC’s Jamie Loeb defeated No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford to win the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles National Championship on Monday. The seventh seeded player in the field, Loeb won in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, and in the process, snapped a 15-match win streak for the Cardinal All-America. Loeb (31-5) is the first singles national champion in Carolina women’s tennis history.
Jamie Loeb Lands In NCAA Singles National Title Match
Jamie Loeb of the North Carolina women’s tennis team will play for the NCAA Singles national championship after winning her semifinal match on Sunday over Miami’s Stephanie Wagner. Loeb, the No. 7 seed in the event, will face No. 2 Carol Zhao of Stanford in the finals on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. Loeb (30-5) defeated Wagner for the third time this season, winning in three sets - 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
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.
UNC Women's Tennis Falls In Quarters To Bruins
The No. 2 seed UNC women’s tennis team fell in the NCAA quarterfinals to the 7th-seeded UCLA Bruins 4-1 Sunday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center at Baylor University. This was a rematch of the NCAA Championship match last spring, in which UCLA won 4-3. Caroline Price and Kate Vialle dominated in their doubles match, quick to win 8-0 over Chanelle Van Nguyen and Terri Fleming.