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Women's volleyball spikes UNC football
On Wednesday afternoon, under a Carolina blue sky the North Carolina football team took to the sand for some fun, casual, easy-going, team-building volleyball action. Their competition: The UNC women's volleyball team. By all accounts the football team was defeated by the women's team, who were probably a little more experienced in their bumps, sets, and spikes.
UNC Football's Summer Challenge
Members of the North Carolina football program faced UNC's nationally-ranked women's volleyball team in Chapel Hill's version of beach volleyball Wednesday. The results were predictable. Although no official scores were reported, multiple unofficial results from the Hinton James sand courts give the volleyball team a relatively easy victory.
Beth Miller was there when women’s sports was a struggle
Beth Miller is set to retire on July 1 after 40 years at North Carolina, the preponderance as an administrator. Miller won consecutive ACC volleyball titles from 1980 through 1983 and also briefly coached softball at UNC. But she is most notable as a pioneer in shepherding women’s athletics from second-class status to relative equality in contemporary intercollegiate sports.
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.
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.
McCorkle, Pate, Utley Take Top Strength Honors
The UNC strength and conditioning program has announced its most outstanding performers for Olympic sports for the 2014-15 school year, with Hayley McCorkle (volleyball), Adam Pate (baseball) and Alex Utley (wrestling) taking top honors. Pate, a rising junior outfielder from Pikeville, N.C., was the top male SuperRam, which measures overall athleticism.
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"
UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"
Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammys
The North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks.
From Fetzer To Finley: Women's Volleyball Rocked Carmichael Arena
Most people know by now that the 2014 volleyball season at Carolina was one for the history books. The facts and figures that document the standard of excellence achieved by coach Joe Sagula’s squad will be covered here shortly. What I would rather begin with in this ode to a truly remarkable team is the electricity this team brought to campus this fall.
Tar Heels Maintain Third In Directors' Cup Standings
The University of North Carolina athletic program maintained its spot in third place in the latest fall standings for the 2014-15 Learfield Directors’ Cup which were released Thursday. The UNC program has had a banner fall with five sports already scoring in the competition. Two more sports – volleyball and football – will be counted into the rankings on December 24 and January 15, respectively.
Carolina Rundown: December 15
Bruce Carter played well on Sunday Night Football, making six tackles and grabbing a game-sealing interception. Giovani Bernard had 79 yards on the ground and 24 yards receiving. All-America honors for two UNC men's soccer players. The volleyball team defeated Oregon to advance to the NCAA regional final for the first time in school history, but fell to Texas in the round of eight.
Congratulations To The Tar Heel Graduates
UNC held its Winter Commencement on Sunday, and approximately two dozen student-athletes are among the nearly 1,000 undergraduates who completed their degrees this month. After finishing finals this week, several Tar Heels took the time to look back on their years at UNC. Here are some of the highlights of their Carolina careers:
UNC Volleyball Ends Historic Season With Loss to Texas
The Tar Heels hung tough with Texas, but ended their historic season with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 20-25, 29-31) loss Saturday night in the NCAA Regional Final. North Carolina dueled neck-and-neck statistically with the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament, as both teams knocked down 61 kills while UNC registered one more overall dig (85) than Texas (84).
UNC Volleyball Reaches Regional Final With Victory Over Oregon
Carolina volleyball continued its march through the NCAA tournament, soaring past Oregon 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16) Friday night in the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. The victory places the Tar Heels in the Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Chaniel Nelson led the North Carolina offense with 14 kills while turning back six blocks.