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Five Tar Heels Selected In ITA Preseason Rankings

The North Carolina women's tennis team placed five players on the 2017 Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Preseason Rankings announced Tuesday. Sophomore Sara Daavettila is the highest ranked Tar Heel at No. 4 in singles, followed by junior Jessie Aney (No. 22), sophomore Alexa Graham (No. 42) and sophomore Makenna Jones (No. 65). (GoHeels.com)

Brothers, UNC athletes Robert and Jeremy Kelly give a new meaning to what "Carolina Family" means

For Robert and Jeremy Kelly — brothers who are now both UNC student-athletes — it shines through in their experiences they’ve had in the context of sports, family and friendship. It’s evident in their always-evolving rivalry that started in childhood, and it’s never faded in their support for and reliance on one another. (Daily Tar Heel)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

A summer update on former and current Tar Heel athletes

Here’s a roundup of how some UNC athletes have done recently. Several former men’s Tar Heels won the Gold Cup with the US men’s soccer team, but as you may expect, the women’s national team also has some former UNC players. Midfielder Allie Long and forward Crystal Dunn are both on the USWNT’s roster for the Tournament of Champions. (Tar Heel Blog)

Hayley Carter Tabbed as Assistant Tennis Coach at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State's women's tennis team will bring on former North Carolina standout Hayley Carter as assistant coach, head coach Chris Young announced on Thursday. The most decorated player in North Carolina women's tennis history, Carter comes to Stillwater just months after wrapping up a wildly successful collegiate career. (OKState.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

Catching Up With Ronnie Schneider

After graduating from UNC in May with a degree in business administration, Ronnie Schneider launched his professional tennis career and is off to a quick start. He recently earned his first pro title, teaming with with Canada's Filip Peliwo to win the doubles crown at the Kelowna Futures event in Kelowna, British Columbia. (GoHeels.com)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. 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. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘True’ Athletes Honored

Justin Jackson is the 30th men’s basketball player to win the Patterson Medal, including the second in as many years (following Marcus Paige). Ryan Switzer is the 35th football player – the third to play for coach Larry Fedora to win a Patterson Medal. Women’s tennis player Hayley Carter won 168 singles matches, the most in ACC history, and was a seven-time ITA All-America. (Chapelboro.com)

Justin Jackson, Ryan Switzer, Hayley Carter Nab Patterson Medals

Hayley Carter, the ACC's all-time leader in women's tennis singles victories, Justin Jackson, who led the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA men's basketball championship, and Ryan Switzer, the fifth UNC football player to earn first-team All-ACC honors three times, are the 2017 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Repeats as ACC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

For the second year in a row, UNC's Hayley Carter has been recognized as the ACC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Team. The senior is the only women's tennis player in ACC history to be named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player back-to-back years. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Earn Men's Tennis All-ACC Academic Honors

Four Tar Heels have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team, announced Monday. Senior Ronnie Schneider, junior Robert Kelly, sophomore Blaine Boyden and freshman William Blumberg earned the honor. To be considered for the team, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 cumulatively and for the most recent semester. (GoHeels.com)

William Blumberg Named To ITA Collegiate All-Star Team

UNC's William Blumberg added another honor to an outstanding freshman season Wednesday when he was named to the 2017 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team. The 2017 ITA National Freshman of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year, Blumberg became the first player in North Carolina history to reach the final of the NCAA singles tournament (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC Assistant Tennis Coach Sara O'Leary Named Head Women's Coach at Virginia

Sara Anundsen O’Leary has been named the head coach of the Virginia women’s tennis program. She comes to UVA after serving as the Davidson head coach the past three seasons. O’Leary was an assistant coach at UNC, her alma mater, from 2008 to 2014, helping the Tar Heels reach the NCAA Tournament each year, including its first national championship match before falling to UCLA in 2014. (NBC 29)

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