North Carolina Tar Heels softball

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North Carolina Tar Heels
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University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Head coach Donna J. Papa (34th season)
Conference ACC
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Home stadiumWilliams Field at Anderson Stadium (Capacity: 500)
Nickname Tar Heels
ColorsCarolina Blue and White [1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Conference Tournament championships
2001
Conference 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. [2]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. Among the claimants, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only one to have held classes and graduated students as a public university in the eighteenth century.

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Home venues

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. [2]

Georgia Institute of Technology Public university in the United States

The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore.

Individual honors

Name  Year(s)  
First Team All-America SelectionChristine Kubin1996
Brandy Arthur1998
Danielle Spaulding2010
  ACC Player of the Year  Beverly Smith1994
Brandy Arthur1998
  Michelle Semmes  2000
Danielle Spaulding2008
2009
  ACC Pitcher of the Year  Danielle Spaulding2010
Lori Spingola2012
ACC Rookie of the YearRadara McHugh1998
Crystal Cox2003
ACC Coach of the YearDonna J. Papa1996
1998
2000
2008
2012
NFCA Hall of Fame InducteeDonna J. Papa2012

Natalie Anter represented Italy at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. [2]

Italy republic in Southern Europe

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2004 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens in 2004

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All-time record

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. [2]

YearHead CoachOverallACC  ACC Tournament    NCAA Tournament    Coaches Poll  
1977Dolly Hunter13-18----
197821-13----
1979Beth Miller18-11----
1980Susan Clark25-16----
198147-22----
198234-28-1----
198319-19----
198426-14----
198528-14----
1986  Donna J. Papa  35-13----
198736-11-1----
198825-23----
198935-17----
199038-18----
199136-12----
199245-183-41-2--
199342-173-10-2--
199432-252-41-2--
199525-341-51-2--
199633-29-16-12-2--
199721-342-61-2--
199832-216-21-2--
199939-224-40-2--
200047-176-20-2--
200138-19-16-23-01-2-
200234-302-63-2--
200340-22-14-30-21-2-
200444-226-41-21-2-
200538-299-90-22-2-
200648-1913-72-20-2-
200746-2111-92-21-2-
200850-12-118-21-10-220
200947-1315-51-12-217
201042-2011-101-12-224
201134-2113-72-1--
201243-1513-41-12-224
201340-2113-81-11-2-
201424-2614-111-1--
201537-1616-51-11-2-
201632-2513-111-11-2-
201740-2114-92-12-2-
201830-2615-81-1--
  Overall  1459-844-6    239-149 31-4117-28

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References

  1. "Carolina Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines" (PDF). April 21, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "2008 Softball Media Guide." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on March 21, 2008.