Even with their backs pressed against the wall, the North Carolina women's softball team persevered through three elimination games and displayed their strength, despite falling short in the fourth game against Tennessee.
The North Carolina track and field team earned four ACC titles over the weekend and multiple athletes earned all-conference honors over the weekend at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va.
The North Carolina softball team (35-17, 17-7 ACC) tamed the North Carolina State Wolfpack (31-27, 9-15 ACC) behind a five-run rally in the fifth inning and a complete game gem from junior pitcher Brittany Pickett. With the victory, the fourth-seeded Tar Heels will play for the ACC Championship on Saturday.
The North Carolina track and field team competed in the Duke Invitational and Virginia Challenge this weekend. Redshirt sophomore Daniel McArthur had the second-best throw in the ACC in men’s shot put with a mark of 19.10 meters at the Virginia Challenge.
The North Carolina softball team (26-14, 13-5 ACC) swept No. 3 Florida State (38-7, 10-5 ACC) in Monday’s double header to take the 3-game series. The Tar Heels had a 6-5 walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth in game one, and a complete game shutout from first-year Hannah George in the second game to earn a 1-0 win.
The No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (38-5, 10-3) defeated the North Carolina softball team (24-14, 11-5) on Sunday, 8-6, snapping the Tar Heels' five-game winning streak at Anderson Stadium.
The North Carolina softball (17-12, 6-3) defeated the East Carolina Pirates (19-14, 1-2), 5-0, on Wednesday. The Tar Heels used a four-run fifth inning to grab control of the game, while junior Brittany Pickett had a two-hit shutout en route to her tenth victory of the season.
The North Carolina track and field team competed in Vertklasse Meeting Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Jill Shippee placed second in the women’s hammer throw, giving North Carolina three women that are top 10 in the nation in their events.
North Carolina track and field's Daniel McArthur was named first-team All-America in the men’s shot put with a fourth-place finish Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, AL. During the event, McArthur broke the school record twice in five attempts, and set the new record at 20.33 meters.