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No. 6 UNC Volleyball Sweeps Wake Forest On Senior Day

No. 6 North Carolina celebrated a successful Senior Day on Saturday afternoon, defeating Wake Forest in straight sets to put an exclamation point on its impressive 2016 regular season. The win was Carolina’s school-record 19th of ACC play as the 2016 conference champions concluded the regular season at 27-3 (19-1 ACC). (

No. 6 UNC Volleyball Clinches 13th ACC Title With Win Over Duke

No. 6 North Carolina took down Duke, 3-1 on Wednesday to secure the 2016 outright ACC Championship. It marks the ACC-record 13th conference title in program history and second in three years. Carolina’s (26-3, 18-1 ACC) 18th ACC victory ties for the most ACC wins in school history, tying the 18-4 mark from 2005, while Duke falls to 21-8 (15-4 ACC). (

Strong Serving Leads UNC Volleyball To Sweep Of Cavaliers

No. 6 North Carolina used a balanced, efficient attack and dominant serving to take down Virginia in straight sets on Friday and capture its 14th sweep victory of the season. With the win, the Tar Heels clinched at least a share of the 2016 ACC title. The Heels will have the opportunity to secure the outright championship on Wednesday, Nov. 23, against rival Duke. (

No. 6 UNC Volleyball Cruises To Sweep Of Wolfpack

No. 6 North Carolina claimed its 13th sweep of the season on Wednesday, taking down crosstown foe NC State, 25-16, 25-11, 25-20. The Tar Heels, who lead the ACC in both hitting percentage and opponent hitting percentage, hit above .300 as a team for the third straight match, out-hitting NC State, .386 to .095. With the win, Carolina improves to 24-3 (16-1 ACC). (

Tar Heels' Graduation Success Rate At 82 Percent

UNC’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes for the incoming cohort of academic years 2006-2009 is 82 percent in data released today by the NCAA. Seven Carolina teams scored 100 percent in their respective GSRs, including women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball. (

No. 8 UNC Volleyball Stings Yellow Jackets In Comeback Victory

For the second time in six days, No. 8 North Carolina found itself trailing two sets to none in ACC play, but once again the Tar Heels battled all the way back, this time defeating Georgia Tech at home, 3-2. The win lifts UNC to 23-3 (15-1 ACC),. “I actually challenged a bunch of them, especially the seniors,” said head coach Joe Sagula of his locker room speech. (

UNC Volleyball Uses Efficient Offense To Tame Tigers

No. 8 North Carolina recorded one of its most efficient matches in program history on Friday night, cruising to a 3-0 sweep of Clemson behind .489 hitting. Three Tar Heel starters hit at least .500 in the match, as UNC improved to 22-3 (14-1 ACC). The Tar Heels led an extremely balanced attack, with senior Hayley McCorkle leading the charge (

Taylor Leath Named AVCA National Player of the Week

UNC outside hitter Taylor Leath was selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Player of the Week on Tuesday after her spectacular performance at Florida State on Sunday. Leath, who earned ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday, is the first Tar Heel ever to be named National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. (

Tar Heels Volleyball Storms Back To Defeat No. 10 Seminoles

No. 12 North Carolina stormed back from an 0-2 deficit on Sunday afternoon to defeat No. 10 Florida State, 3-2. Sophomore Taylor Leath dominated the match with 26 kills to lead the Tar Heels to their third victory over a top-10 team this season. With the win, the Tar Heels distance themselves at the top of the ACC standings at 21-3 (13-1 ACC). (

Balanced Attack Leads UNC Volleyball Past Hurricanes, 3-1

No. 12 North Carolina returned to its winning ways on Friday night, battling to a 3-1 victory over Miami. After cruising to a 2-0 match lead, the Tar Heels found themselves in an 18-10 hole in the fourth set, but UNC fought back to win the set, 26-24, and seal the match. “I'm so proud of this team to have such a great comeback,” said head coach Joe Sagula. (

Abigail Curry Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

UNC senior Abigail Curry has been recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes on and off the court, earning Academic All-District honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Curry is the 12th Tar Heel program history to earn the prestigious award and is now in the running for Academic All-America. (

UNC Volleyball Suffers First ACC Loss At Pittsburgh, 3-2

No. 8 North Carolina’s 11-match winning streak ended on Sunday, as the University of Pittsburgh took down the Tar Heels in five sets (21-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-23, 6-15) to hand Carolina its first ACC loss of the season. The Tar Heels drop to 19-3 (11-1 ACC). The Tar Heel blocking unit was in tip top shape on Sunday, as UNC put up a total of 16.5 blocks in the match. (

No. 8 UNC Volleyball Extends Winning Streak With Victory Over VT

No. 8 North Carolina captured its 11th straight victory on Friday night, taking down Virginia Tech, 3-1. Taylor Treacy tied her career high with 18 kills, and Taylor Fricano posted her third-straight match with a career-high seven blocks to lead the Tar Heels to victory. With the win, UNC improves to 19-2 (11-0 ACC) while Virginia Tech falls to 8-14 (3-8 ACC). (

No. 8 UNC Volleyball Secures 10th Straight Win With Sweep Of Syracuse

No. 8 North Carolina captured its 10th straight victory on Sunday, rolling to a sweep of Syracuse on national television to open ACC play a perfect 10-0 for the first time in program history. The first-place Tar Heels took down the Orange, 25-21, 25-12, 25-21, to claim their third consecutive sweep and sixth in ACC play. The win lifts UNC to 18-2 (10-0 ACC). (

No. 8 UNC Volleyball Clips Eagles, 3-0

Eighth-ranked North Carolina captured its ninth-straight victory on Friday, soaring past Boston College in straight sets. The Tar Heels out-hit the Eagles .323 to -.010 in the match, led by a stellar offensive performance by opposite hitter Taylor Treacy. With the win, UNCimproves to 17-2 and matches its best start to ACC play in school history at 9-0. (

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