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Peppers Tabbed as All-American

Julius Peppers, second on the UNC career sacks list, was named a first-team All-American on Wednesday.

He also picked up the Chuck Bednarik Trophy for the nation's top defensive player at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday night.

Peppers, who won the 2001 Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation's top lineman Wednesday evening in Houston, has now earned first-team All-American honors from Football News, the Football Writers and the AFCA.

A 6-foot-6, 285-pound junior, Peppers had 63 tackles this season, including 19 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. He led all defensive linemen in the country with three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown at Oklahoma. Peppers is second at North Carolina with 53 career tackles for loss and 30.5 career sacks.

UNC Places 4 on Region 1st Team

The North Carolina women's soccer team had four players named Wednesday to the first team of the 2001 National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region Soccer Team.

Named first team by the NSCAA were senior defender Danielle Borgman, sophomore defender Catherine Reddick, sophomore forward Alyssa Ramsey and senior midfielder Jena Kluegel. Junior goalkeeper Jenni Branam was named to the third team.

Tar Heels Earn Honors

North Carolina junior Laura Greene and sophomore Nicole Reis have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-East Region Team.

The AVCA honor is Reis' second in as many years and the first for Greene.

Reis finished third in the ACC with 4.55 kills per game and also was tied for 10th in the league in digs with 2.91 per game. Reis earned first-team All-ACC honors and was named to the All-ACC Tournament team.

Greene ended the season in second place in the ACC in digs with 3.57 a contest.

Softball Signs 5

North Carolina softball coach Donna Papa has announced the signing of Crystal Cox, Michelle Hoffmann, Jaclyn Holden, Tiffany Stewart and Alison Yin.

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