4 Tar Heels named All-ACC Academic team for 2012
Sophomores Brian Holberton and Shane Taylor were named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team for the second year in a row, while freshman Benton Moss and junior Chris Munnelly made the team for the first time in 2012.
Holberton is the only player from UNC to make the team that is not a pitcher, as he served the Tar Heels as a designated hitter and utility player this past season.
Moss, who is a Morehead-Cain Scholar, finished his freshman year with a team-best 1.94 ERA and a 7-2 record.
To be eligible for the academic team athletes must have a 3.00 GPA in the previous semester and maintain a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Former football coach’s son walks on to UNC team
Drew Davis, son of former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis, has joined the UNC football program as a walk-on quarterback.
Davis was the quarterback at East Chapel Hill High School last season and led the Wildcats to a 3-8 record. ECHHS is coached by Bill Renner, the father of current UNC quarterback Bryn Renner.
Kevin Best, spokesman for the athletic department, said Davis enrolled at UNC June 21 and will play as a walk on.
UNC diver finishes 21st at the U.S. Olympic Trials
Former North Carolina diver David MacDonald, a 2012 graduate, competed in the Olympic Trials June 25 in Federal Way, Wash.
MacDonald finished 21st in the three-meter diving competition with a score of 310.30.
He is the first Tar Heel to qualify for the trials since the 1950s.
Assistant softball coach leaves after one season
Mich Hokanson, North Carolina softball team’s hitting and infield coach in 2012, is leaving the team to pursue other career interests.
This past season was Hokanson’s first at UNC after spending two seasons as an assistant at Tulsa.