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Hayley Carter Selected For American Collegiate Invitational
UNC rising senior Hayley Carter has been selected to play in the American Collegiate Invitational at the 2016 US Open, September 8-10 in Flushing, N.Y. The American Collegiate Invitational, open only to American college players, began in 2014 as a way to spotlight college tennis during the US Open. Former Tar Heel Jamie Loeb won the inaugural event in 2014.
Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review
Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup.
Brayden Schnur To Pursue Professional Tennis Career
One of the greatest players in UNC men’s tennis history, Brayden Schnur, will pursue a professional tennis career and forego his senior year. “We support Brayden 100 percent in his decision,” UNC coach Sam Paul said. “He is unquestionably one of the greatest players in program history. It was an honor to coach him and we look forward to following his career.”
Five from UNC Tennis Earn Academic Honor
Five UNC tennis players have recently earned an academic honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Four members from the UNC women’s tennis team earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status – junior All-America Hayley Carter, senior Ashley Dai, senior Whitney Kay and freshman Jessie Aney.
UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network
As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer.
UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 1
For the second time in four years, UNC claimed three national titles in the same academic year. Powered by NCAA crowns in women's and men's lacrosse, the Tar Heels finished as the top-performing ACC school in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 17th time in 23 years. Add the first team national title for UNC men's tennis, and you've got three deserving programs.
UNC Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 9
No. 9: No. 1 Carolina 4, No. 3 Virginia 3 - Men's Tennis, April 1, 2016: Carolina's win over Virginia at the ITA National Indoor Championships was an incredible achievement for the 2016 team as well as the program as a whole (more on this later in the countdown). But the Tar Heels' thrilling 4-3 win over the Cavaliers on April 1 was also incredibly noteworthy.
UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-2016: No. 10
No. 10: Carolina 4, Miami 2 (ACC Championship) - Women's Tennis, April 24, 2016. A five-year dry spell went by the wayside as the UNC women's tennis team fought off rival Miami 4-2 at Cary Tennis Park in April, giving the Tar Heels their first league postseason crown since beating the same Hurricanes for the title five years prior.
ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC
An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes 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.
Tar Heel Top 25 Wins in 2015-16: No. 20-No. 16
No. 17: No. 13 Carolina 15, No. 2 South Carolina 0 - Baseball, April 13, 2016: The Tar Heels put it all together in one of its highest-profile games of the year, smashing border rival South Carolina 15-0 at Charlotte's BB&T Ballpark in front of the largest crowd ever to watch a regular-season game in the Tar Heel state.
Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In Spring
Twenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters.
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings
UNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school.
UNC’s Hayley Carter Named ACC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
UNC junior Hayley Carter has been named the 2016 ACC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Commissioner John Swofford announced Thursday. Carter was the 2016 ACC Player of the Year and ACC Women’s Championship MVP. Carter earned the No. 1 seed in the singles bracket of the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the title match.
Carter, Kay Named To ITA Collegiate All-Star Team
North Carolina’s Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay are included on the 2016 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team, announced by The Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday. Carter became the first women’s player since Stanford’s Nicole Gibbs in 2012 to be ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles at the same time.
UNC Women's Tennis Adds Blue Chip Recruit Makenna Jones
Makenna Jones, a blue chip recruit from Greenville, South Carolina, has signed to play for the UNC women’s tennis program. Currently ranked 8th in the nation and second in the Southeast according to TennisRecruiting.net, Jones led Travelers Rest High School to a team state title in 2013, while also winning singles championships in 2013 and ’14.