Two individual national champions — wrestler Austin O’Connor and diver Aranza Vazquez — earned Athlete of the Year honors at the Rammy Awards on Monday night at Memorial Hall. The awards program recognizes excellence in Carolina athletics over the previous year. Women’s basketball center Malu Tshitenge of women’s basketball and football defensive lineman Kaimon Rucker were the hosts for the event, which was back at Memorial Hall for the first time since 2019.
UNC takeover day on ACCN showcases men’s hoops win at Duke, 9 other victories in 8 other sports
When it’s UNC’s turn during ACC Network School Takeovers on Tuesday, you’ll see 10 memorable victories in nine sports from the last school year that aired on an ESPN channel. You won’t see the Tar Heels’ Final Four victory over Duke because that aired on TBS, but you’ll get a chance to relive their 94–81 victory in Durham to ruin Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game (6 p.m.), a softball no-hitter, an amazing football comeback and three ACC Tournament championship wins.
UNC softball player follows teammate in making history as a baseball coach
North Carolina softball player Kianna Jones is making history in the Coastal Plain League, an amateur wooden-bat league. Jones, who started 50 games as a redshirt sophomore last season for the Tar Heels, will be the first woman coach in league history as a bench coach overseeing baseball analytics and coaching the bases for the Macon Bacon. She isn’t the first member of UNC’s softball team to be a groundbreaker.