|North Carolina Tar Heels|
|University||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Head coach||Donna J. Papa (34th season)|
|Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Home stadium||Williams Field at Anderson Stadium (Capacity: 500)|
|Colors||Carolina Blue and White |
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|1996, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2012|
The North Carolina Tar Heels softball team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in NCAA Division I college softball. They participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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Since 2002, the team has played at the UNC Softball Complex. The complex is fully floodlit and includes a separate practice field, a press box, and concessions. Coaches' offices are also on site in the adjoining building housing the locker rooms. Williams Field and Anderson Stadium, capacity 500, were officially dedicated following a game against Georgia Tech on April 23, 2006. Previously, they had played at Finley Field and Williams Field.
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|First Team All-America Selection||Christine Kubin||1996|
|ACC Player of the Year||Beverly Smith||1994|
|ACC Pitcher of the Year||Danielle Spaulding||2010|
|ACC Rookie of the Year||Radara McHugh||1998|
|ACC Coach of the Year||Donna J. Papa||1996|
|NFCA Hall of Fame Inductee||Donna J. Papa||2012|
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The softball team was officially established in 1977, switching to fast pitch play in 1984. Conference play officially began in 1992, with a first qualification for the NCAA Tournament in 2001.
|Year||Head Coach||Overall||ACC||ACC Tournament||NCAA Tournament||Coaches Poll|
|1986||Donna J. Papa||35-13||-||-||-||-|
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