CHAPEL HILL– UNC student-athletes Crystal Dunn and Kara Cannizzaro will be going head-to-head as both were nominated for the ESPY Award for Best Female College Athlete.

Both ladies are expected to attend the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Dunn guided the dynastic Tar Heel women’s soccer team to yet another national title in the 2012 NCAA Women’s College Cup. She took it to another level in the postseason, scoring goals in the first four games of the tournament and assisting on goals in both College Cup games, including the game-winner against Stanford.

Named the Most Outstanding Player in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, Cannizzaro also won the Honda Award for women’s lacrosse. The leader of the UNC national championship winning squad, Cannizzaro had four goals in the national semifinals and four goals and two assists in the title game.

Tar Heel fans can help these two star UNC athletes win the award by voting online at

The 2013 ESPYS show can be seen live on ESPN Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. ET.