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Bett Shelby Named UNC Women's Basketball Coach, Recruiting Coordinator
UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell announced the hiring of assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Bett Shelby on Tuesday. Shelby joins the Tar Heels from Maryland where she spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Shelby, a native of Charlotte, will coordinate all aspects of recruiting and work with the guards.
Tar Heels Tip Off In WNBA On Friday
The 2018 WNBA season tips off tonight with four North Carolina Tar Heels listed on opening-day rosters. Jessica Breland, Camille Little, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and LaToya (Pringle) Sanders will represent the Tar Heels on the opening weekend of the season. In fact, Little's Phoenix Mercury take on Dallas tonight on NBA TV in the first game of the season at 10 p.m. ET.
Jaelynn Murray's Global Adventure In Puerto Rico
Jaelynn Murray, a member of the UNC women's basketball program, is spending five days in Puerto Rico for a faculty-led trip that will feature interactive educational experiences, including with Puerto Rican students and community members and tours of local sites and community organizations. "My day started off very early with a 4:00 a.m. depart time!"
2018 Women's Basketball Paradise Jam Schedule Released
The North Carolina women's basketball team will face Kentucky, UCLA and USF at the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, held Nov. 22-24 at the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The women's tournaments feature two four-team divisions competing in round-robin play for separate championships.
Donna Andrews, Scott Bankhead, Laura DuPont Enter N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame
The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame added 15 new members Friday. This year's class included three former North Carolina student-athletes. Donna Andrews played for the women's golf team from 1986-89, Scott Bankhead played for the baseball team from 1982-84, and Laura DuPont played for the women's basketball and tennis teams from 1967-1970.
Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse
Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill.
One dream down, one to go for Jamie Cherry
Ever since she realized she was talented enough to play in college college, Jamie Cherry wanted to go one place - UNC. But now her collegiate career is done, and the former West Craven High standout is set to graduate from her dream school this spring. But Cherry isn’t content making one dream come true. She has her eyes set on playing in the WNBA.
Paris Kea Earns UNC Women’s Basketball Team MVP Honor
The UNC women’s basketball team held its postseason awards banquet over the weekend, with junior guard Paris Kea taking home team MVP honor for the second straight year. During the season, the coaching staff keeps a cumulative list of player statistics and assigns points based on those numbers, which is how Kea was determined the winner.
UNC women's basketball to visit Elon to open new building
The first basketball opponent for Elon in the soon-to-open Schar Center will be North Carolina’s women’s team. The NCAA moved up the official start date for Division I teams to Nov. 6 for the coming season. Elon is coached by Charlotte Smith, who played under North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell in college and later coached on the Hall of Famer’s staff.
UNC and espnW Team Up For Campus Conversation
Bryana Nguyen, a senior on the UNC women's golf team, has experienced some nervousness about what awaits after her graduation. But Monday, her concerns were eased. Nguyen and more than 200 other UNC female student-athletes and coaches gathered at the Blue Zone Concourse Club as UNC Athletics and espnW partnered to host a Campus Conversations session.
Dramatic shot stirred Charlotte Smith’s memory
Perhaps the most dramatic women’s Final Four in history had Notre Dame celebrating. And Elon coach Charlotte Smith running around, too. That’s because as soon as Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale sank the game-winning 3-point basket Smith drew an immediate parallel. Smith’s 3-point buzzer basket gave North Carolina the 1994 championship for the Tar Heels.
Carolina Spotlight: Taylor Koenen, Bryana Nguyen
Taylor Koenen and Bryana Nguyen are the latest Carolina Spotlight student-athletes, recognizing their leadership of student-athlete governance at UNC and beyond. Koenen, a sophomore on the women's basketball team, recently was selected to serve on the ACC Autonomy Committee. Nguyen, a senior on the women's golf team, is co-president of UNC's SAAC.
UNC Women’s Basketball Bites Into #LemonsForLeukemia
UNC women’s basketball is participating in a viral challenge intended to raise awareness for leukemia. The Lemons for Leukemia movement, which aims to raise awareness for bone marrow donations, challenges participants to take a bite out of a lemon, post it online and challenge others to do the same while adding to the bone marrow registry through Be The Match.
UNC alumna, A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade to join NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee
Among the criticisms of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee has been that not enough members played or coached the college game. Poised to begin a five-year term, Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade checks both boxes. She played at UNC, where she’s the career rebounding leader and her No. 14 hangs in the Carmichael Arena rafters.
Elon Women's Basketball Coach Charlotte Smith Named WBCA Regional Coach of the Year
Elon women's basketball coach Charlotte Smith has been tabbed the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Region 3 Coach of the Year. The announcement qualifies Smith for the National Coach of the Year award. Smith led the Phoenix to a 25-8 record with a second-straight CAA Tournament title and the program's second trip to the NCAA Tournament.