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UNC softball looks back on successful season

The North Carolina softball team saw its season come to an end Saturday on a devastating walk-off homerun, but Coach Donna Papa seemed very proud of how the team stayed composed in crucial moments of the season.

“The whole team, I was so proud of our team, how we competed, that’s all you can ask,” Coach Papa said after the loss Saturday.

This past season for the Tar Heels came with a lot of recognition at both the local and national levels.

Four members of the UNC team were given All-ACC honors this season, with junior Kristen Brown and freshman Taylor Wike leading the way on the first team.



Tar Heels fall to Western Kentucky in NCAA regional opener

The North Carolina softball team looked to start off the NCAA Tournament on the right foot by winning the first game of the regional in Athens, Ga.



Tar Heels fall to Georgia in NCAA softball regionals to end the season

The North Carolina softball team came into its first game Saturday knowing the situation at hand: Win or go home.



Offensive struggles bury UNC in ACC softball semifinals

Coming into the ACC tournament, the North Carolina softball team's offense was a well-oiled machine, ranking second in the conference and 22nd in the nation with a .333 batting average. 



Illegal pitch helps Tar Heels advance to ACC semifinals

Taylor Wike stepped into the batter's box, looking to break the tie between the North Carolina softball team and Virginia Tech in the bottom of the sixth of the ACC Championship quarterfinals.



Freshman Taylor Wike helps North Carolina hand Notre Dame first home loss

Taylor Wike does not know pressure.



Tar Heels fall one strike short, allow four seventh-inning runs in loss to Pirates

All they needed was a strike.



North Carolina softball wins final home game of regular season 12-4 over Elon

In the last regular season home game of the year, the North Carolina softball team needed a big win to carry the momentum into its final road trip.



Kristen Brown breaks UNC softball career home run record

Forty-four.

That's the number that was buzzing around the Anderson Softball Stadium on Wednesday.



Jenna Kelly's timely homers clinch UNC softball series over N.C. State

Jenna Kelly knew what was coming.

After rivals North Carolina (33-11, 15-4 ACC) and N.C. State (26-19, 10-8 ACC) split the first two games of their series — with UNC dropping Friday’s 6-2 affair before claiming a 3-2 win Saturday — Kelly was facing pitcher Emily Weiman for the ninth time in two days.



Kristen Brown leads UNC softball to series win

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Kristen Brown walks up to the plate in the third inning of the second game of the North Carolina softball team’s away doubleheader against N.C. State. The ACC’s home run leader has no long balls and only one hit through eight at-bats so far during the three-game series.



UNC softball sweeps Georgia Tech

After blasting a solo home run into the pine trees behind Anderson Softball Stadium’s left-field fence, senior catcher Amber Parrish stage-dove into the outstretched arms of her teammates as she crossed home plate.



UNC softball bench supplies confidence in Georgia Tech series

Anderson Softball Stadium waited quietly for the next pitch. With the bases loaded, Jordan Scarboro approached the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.



Despite a doubleheader win, UNC softball team's mistakes surprised Coach Papa

The North Carolina softball team's Wednesday doubleheader was a tale of two different games.



Amber Parrish carries UNC softball home

The North Carolina fans erupted, and the players walked to the line to shake hands when Amber Parrish swiped a tag on Longwood’s Justina Augustine for what was thought to be a game-ending play at the plate.



Softball unable to reproduce offense

After a dominating offensive display under the lights at No. 9 Georgia on April 1, the North Carolina softball team was unsure if it would make its weekend trip to face lowly ACC-foe Syracuse.



Unranked UNC softball tops ninth-ranked Georgia

The North Carolina softball team faced a large challenge, but the Tar Heels were prepared and believed.



Kristen Brown breaks home run record

"Downtown" is finally in the record books.



North Carolina Softball team rights the ship against Virginia

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Athletic administrator Beth Miller left her mark on UNC

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Ask Dr. Beth Miller what she will miss the most about the University and she will tell you the people.