John Bradberry of Charlotte, NC: 2015-2016 The Year That Was for the Tar Heels
Hi, everyone! John Bradberry of Charlotte, NC here. If this is your first time to visit, welcome! I am a sophomore at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, taking up Sociology. This blog site is dedicated to all things UNC; from sports to academics, and life on campus. I am proud to be a Tar Heel and even prouder of the achievements of our sports teams. 2015-2016 was a winning year for the Tar Heels; our teams won season and division titles, and even scored NCAA championships! Join me as I take a look back at the year that was for the Tar Heels.
First off, congratulations are in order for the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Both teams won their respective NCAA Championships on consecutive days! It was definitely the best way to cap off the four-day event in Philadelphia. For me, the special moments that were thankfully captured on video were the times when I could see the men’s team cheering on the women’s team and vice versa. This show of support is reflective of the true Tar Heel spirit. Go Heels!
Winning the championship titles was particularly sweet for the men’s lacrosse team because the last time the team won an NCAA Championship title was in 1991. They beat the Maryland Terrapins, 14-13 in overtime. The women’s lacrosse team was also up against the Maryland Terps, and they proved to be the better team, beating the Terps 13-7.
Here’s a recap of the 2016 NCAA Championship games in men’s lacrosse:
- UNC 10, Marquette 9
- UNC 13, Notre Dame 9
- UNC 18, Loyola (Md.) 13
- UNC 14, Maryland 13 (OT)
For the women’s team:
- UNC 15, Duke 10
- UNC 10, Notre Dame 6
- UNC 12, Penn State 11
- UNC 13, Maryland 7
The men’s basketball team also had a lot to celebrate about, having won their 30th ACC regular-season title, 18th ACC Tournament, and advanced to the Final Four the 19th time!
Other highlights from the past year include:
ACC champions in field hockey
ACC Coastal Division title in football (with a perfect 8-0 record)
Placed 3rd at the ACC Championship in men’s swimming
ITA National Indoor Championship title in men’s tennis (the first time in school history)
ACC Championship in women’s tennis, naming Hayley Carter as ACC Player of the Year
UNC’s student-athletes also displayed their excellence in academics with a record-high 3.0 GPA, and the university’s highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 987 in the APR’s 12-year history.
On top of these, the students made sure to contribute to the community. They performed a total of 4,260 hours in community service.
All in all, it was an excellent year for the Tar Heels. And I’m sure that given their performance in academics and athletics performance, this year promises to be another winning year for the Tar Heels.
Did these achievements inspire you to pursue your undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill? I encourage you to browse through the site to read my posts on applying for college. This is John Bradberry of Charlotte, NC. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!