The Tar Heels set new totals in home runs, hits, at bats, runs scored, doubles and total bases.
But something was missing.
Despite inking the new records and going 47-17 -- UNC's best record since the inception of fast pitch in 1984 -- the the Tar Heels again missed out on NCAA postseason participation.
In 2001, UNC will look to buck the trend and reach the postseason plateau for the first time in the program's history.
"The NCAA tourney is big. We felt like we didn't get respect last year," UNC coach Donna Papa said. "But to do that, the players know we have to take it one game at a time.
"The key will be for us to not only beat the teams we are supposed to beat, but to win against the teams we are probably not supposed to beat."
North Carolina returns its two pitching aces from 2000, senior Radara McHugh and sophomore Michael Parrott.
McHugh will look to pick up where she left off in 2000, a campaign in which the righthander went 23-6 with a 1.07 ERA that led the ACC.
McHugh and fellow hurler Parrott (14-4, 1.45 ERA in 2000) give UNC a formidable duo that is among the conference's best.