Avery Trendel

UNC Women’s Tennis Holds Onto No. 1 Ranking for 10th Consecutive Week

Tuesday officially marked 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the Oracle/ITA team rankings for the UNC women’s tennis team, which currently boasts a 22-2 record overall and an 11-1 mark against ACC competition. The newest poll has the Tar Heels’ next opponent–the Duke Blue Devils–at No. 4, setting up an epic top-five showdown this Friday with ACC regular season supremacy on the line. Head coach Brian Kalbas’s squad remains the only team in America to have six players ranked among the top 125 in the women’s individual rankings. UNC also continues to have the top-ranked doubles pairings on...

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ACC Names Kenny Selmon Track and Field Co-Performer of the Week

The ACC announced Tuesday that UNC senior Kenny Selmon has been named its Track and Field Co-Performer of the Week following his season debut this past Saturday. Selmon ran a time of 49.00 seconds to win the 400-meter hurdle race at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational–an event hosted at the University of Miami. His time was the best in the nation so far this season and fifth-best in the world this year, nearly a full second better than the next closest collegiate competitor (David Kendziera, Illinois- 49.92). In addition to his performance in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday, Selmon also...

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No. 4 NC State Defeats UNC Baseball in Durham

Playing what was technically considered a non-conference game Tuesday evening at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the No. 4 NC State Wolfpack earned an 8-3 victory over the 15th-ranked UNC baseball team. The Wolfpack (29-7) kicked off the scoring with a two-run homer from Patrick Bailey in the top of the second inning, and closed the scoring with a three-run blast from Evan Edwards in the top of the ninth. UNC (24-13) never led in the game, as the NC State pitching staff held the Tar Heels to just seven hits in the game. Clemente Inclan recorded an RBI...

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Tar Heels Release Full 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Although it’s been just a month since last season ended with a thud thanks to a second-round NCAA Tournament loss to Texas A&M, the UNC men’s basketball team began the process of moving forward on Monday–with the release of the official non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 campaign. A rematch of the 2017 national title game against Gonzaga at the Smith Center on Dec. 15 highlights the 14-game slate, which also includes a two-day Thanksgiving tournament in Las Vegas (Nov. 23-24) and a game in Chicago against Kentucky on Dec. 22. The Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational has a field...

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Troy Heilmann Named 2018 T.J. Jaworsky Most Valuable Wrestler

Fresh off one of the best individual seasons in UNC wrestling history, redshirt senior Troy Heilmann was recognized Sunday at the team awards ceremony as the 2018 T.J. Jaworsky Most Valuable Wrestler. Heilmann earned All-American recognition for the first time in his career after a fourth-place finish at 149 pounds during the NCAA Wrestling Championships last month. The New Jersey native went 32-6 in 2018, while claiming his first ACC championship–and joining with fellow All-American Chip Ness to help UNC to its best team finish at the NCAA Championships since 1995.     Photo via UNC...

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Paris Kea Earns UNC Women’s Basketball Team MVP Honor

The UNC women’s basketball team held its annual postseason awards banquet over the weekend, with junior guard Paris Kea taking home the team’s overall champion honor for the second consecutive year. Over the course of the season, the coaching staff keeps a cumulative list of statistics and assigns points to players based on those numbers–which is how Kea was determined as the winner. Although the Tar Heels struggled to a 15-16 record, Kea earned First Team All-ACC honors after averaging 19.4 points and 4.8 assists per game. The North Carolina native–who transferred to UNC after playing one year at...

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UNC Scheduled to Open Elon’s New Arena Early in 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Season

The announcement came Monday morning that the UNC men’s basketball team will travel to face Elon for its second game of the 2018-19 season–a game that will represent the debut of the Phoenix’s brand new 5,100 seat arena. When the Tar Heels officially step foot inside the Schar Center, it will be the first time Elon has welcomed UNC for a men’s basketball game in 68 years. The game is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 and will be the first time the two teams have met in any capacity since Dec. 29, 2011. “We are excited to open Schar...

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UNC Jumps Six Spots to No. 15 in D1Baseball Top 25

Having posted a record of 17-5 over its past 22 games, the UNC baseball team is moving back up the rankings in a hurry. This week’s edition of the D1Baseball.com Top 25 has the Tar Heels moving up six spots from No. 21 to No. 15 after defeating Appalachian State last Tuesday and taking two out of three games from Virginia over the weekend. All of this comes after UNC started the year No. 6, but tumbled out of the poll thanks to a lukewarm 7-7 start to the season. Defending national champion Florida remains No. 1 in the...

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Tar Heel Women’s Lax Demolishes Canisius 22-3 in Season’s Final Non-Conference Game

The final regular season non-conference game for the No. 5 UNC women’s lacrosse team saw the Tar Heels absolutely demolished the Canisius Golden Griffins 22-3 in Syracuse–stretching its win streak to five games. Eight different players scored at least two goals for UNC (11-3), led by four goals and three assists from Ela Hazar. It was also the Tar Heels’ second-highest scoring output of the season, trailing only the 23 goals they scored against Liberty back in February. This one was never in doubt at any point, either, as UNC jumped out to a 5-0 lead early on and...

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Women’s Tennis: Tar Heels Remain Tied Atop ACC Standings After Dispatching Clemson on the Road

Heading into the regular season’s final stretch, the top-ranked UNC women’s tennis team hung onto its spot tied atop the ACC standings on Sunday following a 7-0 shutout victory on the road over the Clemson Tigers. The Tar Heels rolled to an easy victory in the doubles portion of the match, before taking five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Now 22-2 this season with an 11-1 record against conference opponents, UNC remains tied with arch-rival Duke for the lead in the league standings. After dominating Clemson (11-11, 4-7 ACC), the Tar Heels have now set up...

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