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Women’s Hoops: UNC Adds Ole Miss Transfer Madinah Muhammad

Head coach Sylvia Hatchell and the UNC women’s basketball program added a top-flight transfer on Monday, with the announcement that guard Madinah Muhammad will take her talents from Ole Miss to Chapel Hill for her final season of college eligibility. Muhammad–a 5-foot-8-inch guard from Chicago–started 72 of her 87 career games for Ole Miss, scoring a total of 1,087 points in the process–including a career-high 31 points against No. 10 Tennessee on Jan. 25, 2018. Due to NCAA rules, however, Muhammad will have to sit out the upcoming 2018-19 season. She will become eligible for the 2019-20 campaign, which...

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Benjamin Sigouin Tabbed as ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year

UNC freshman Benjamin Sigouin was honored Monday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the Carolina Region Rookie of the Year on the men’s side. Sigouin–who was already named the ACC Freshman of the Year for his efforts–becomes the second Tar Heel in as many years to win the award, following in the footsteps of sophomore standout William Blumberg. He is the sixth UNC player to win the honor in the history of the program, but just the third since 2007. After enrolling at UNC in January, the Vancouver native quickly asserted himself as a force to be reckoned with–posting...

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Kyle Datres Headlines Group of Four Tar Heels Named to All-ACC Baseball Teams

Junior third baseman Kyle Datres was among four Tar Heels listed on the All-ACC Baseball rosters, which were announced Monday by the league. Datres–who led the team with a .344 batting average and 109 total bases–was UNC’s only All-ACC First Team selection. The Second Team included sophomore first baseman Michael Busch and junior outfielder Brandon Riley, while sophomore shortstop Ike Freeman was named to the Third Team. Busch finished the regular season with a team-high 11 home runs and 51 RBIs, while finishing second to Datres by hitting .305. Riley, meanwhile, hit for a .301 average and was second on...

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Mike Fox Selected as ACC Baseball Coach of the Year

UNC’s Mike Fox was recognized Monday as the ACC Baseball Coach of the Year, marking the first time in his illustrious career he’s earned the honor. This season saw the Tar Heels win its second straight ACC Coastal Division title, and seventh in program history–all of which have come under Fox’s leadership. UNC (37-17) also claimed the No. 1 overall seed for this week’s conference tournament after finishing the year with a 22-8 record against ACC opponents. In 20 seasons as the head coach at his alma mater, Fox has compiled a record of 877-372 and earned his 1,400th...

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Makenna Jones Named ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Monday that UNC sophomore Makenna Jones has been named the organization’s Carolina Region Player to Watch for the 2017-18 season. Jones has put together an astonishing 34-4 record in singles competition this season, while posting a perfect 12-0 record on Court One during many of the season’s most important matches. This season saw Jones finish the year on a 17-match win streak, while becoming just the second player in program history to post a perfect 14-0 record against ACC competition. The native of Greenville, South Carolina also becomes just the fifth Tar Heel to...

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UNC Closes Regular Season at No. 5 in D1Baseball Top 25 Poll

Fresh off a three-game sweep over Virginia Tech this past weekend–which gave them the No. 1 overall seed for this week’s ACC Tournament, the UNC baseball team also finished the regular season by moving up two spots to No. 5 in the D1Baseball.com Top 25 poll. The newest poll, released on Monday, has the Tar Heels finishing the year one spot above where they started it–a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that they fell out of the rankings completely after a 7-7 start to the season. Since then, however, the team has gone 30-10 and...

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ACC Baseball Tournament Schedule Released, UNC Grouped With Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech

With Saturday marking the final day of the regular season, pairings and game times for this week’s ACC Baseball Tournament at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park were released on Sunday. UNC is the No. 1 overall seed for the event and highlights Pool A, which also includes eighth-seeded Georgia Tech and No. 12 seed Pittsburgh. The Tar Heels will face off against Pitt on Wednesday (7 p.m.), take Thursday off and then play Georgia Tech on Friday (3 p.m.). Should they come out with the best record in the pool, they’ll earn a berth in Saturday’s semifinals–which will feature...

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NCAA Women’s Lax Tourney: Tar Heels Advance to Final Four With 19-14 Win vs. Northwestern

Make it seven times in the last 10 seasons that the UNC women’s lacrosse team has advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed Tar Heels knocked off Northwestern by a score of 19-14 in Saturday’s NCAA Quarterfinal matchup, which was held in Chapel Hill at Kenan Stadium. Freshman attacker Jamie Ortega led the way with five goals for UNC (17-3), while Marie McCool and Ela Hazar each chipped in three goals apiece. Katie Hoeg also tallied a goal and three assists to set the new Tar Heel single-season scoring record with 87 points...

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UNC Baseball Completes Sweep of Virginia Tech to Claim Outright ACC Crown

A 6-1 victory over the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday helped the No. 7 UNC baseball team put the finishing touches on yet another series sweep, while also handing the Tar Heels the regular season ACC championship. Ashton McGee and Brandon Riley each drove in two runs apiece for UNC (37-17, 22-8 ACC), and the Tar Heel pitching staff held the Hokies (21-33) to just three hits over the course of the entire game. It also marked the long-awaited return of 6-foot-6 right-hander Gianluca Dalatri, who has missed nearly the entire season with an undisclosed injury after receiving...

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UNC Baseball Hammers Virginia Tech 11-2, Clinches Series Victory

The seventh-ranked UNC baseball team used a stellar offensive performance from the trio of Michael Busch, Kyle Datres and Ashton McGee on Friday at Boshamer Stadium to power past the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 11-2. With the win, the Tar Heels (36-17, 21-8 ACC) clinch the series victory in their final series of the regular season–all while putting themselves in position to claim the top overall seed in the ACC Tournament with a win in Saturday’s season finale. Busch and Datres each had four hits in the game, with Datres coming just a home run shy...

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