North Carolina Tar Heels softball

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North Carolina Tar Heels
softball
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conference ACC
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Head coach Donna J. Papa (30th year)
Home stadium Williams Field at Anderson Stadium (Capacity: 500)
Nickname Tar Heels
Colors Carolina Blue and White[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Conference Tournament Champions
2001

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]

Home venues[edit]

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]

Individual honors[edit]

Name   Year(s)  
First Team All-America Selection Christine Kubin 1996
Brandy Arthur 1998
Danielle Spaulding 2010
  ACC Player of the Year   Beverly Smith 1994
Brandy Arthur 1998
  Michelle Semmes   2000
Danielle Spaulding 2008
2009
  ACC Pitcher of the Year   Danielle Spaulding 2010
Lori Spingola 2012
ACC Rookie of the Year Radara McHugh 1998
Crystal Cox 2003
ACC Coach of the Year Donna J. Papa 1996
1998
2000
2008
2012
NFCA Hall of Fame Inductee Donna J. Papa 2012

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

All-time record[edit]

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]

Year Head Coach Overall ACC   ACC Tournament     NCAA Tournament     Coaches Poll  
1977 Dolly Hunter 13-18 - - - -
1978 21-13 - - - -
1979 Beth Miller 18-11 - - - -
1980 Susan Clark 57-22 - - - -
1981 47-22 - - - -
1982 34-28-1 - - - -
1983 19-19 - - - -
1984 26-14 - - - -
1985 28-14 - - - -
1986   Donna J. Papa   35-13 - - - -
1987 36-11-1 - - - -
1988 25-23 - - - -
1989 35-17 - - - -
1990 38-18 1-1 - - -
1991 36-12 2-1 - - -
1992 45-18 4-6 - - -
1993 42-17 3-1 0-2 - -
1994 32-25 3-5 2-1 - -
1995 25-34 1-5 1-2 - -
1996 33-29-1 8-4 2-2 - -
1997 21-34 2-6 - - -
1998 32-21 6-2 1-2 - -
1999 40-22 4-4 0-2 - -
2000 47-17 6-2 0-2 - -
2001 38-19-1 6-2 3-0 1-2 -
2002 34-30 2-6 3-2 - -
2003 40-22-1 4-3 0-2 1-2 -
2004 44-22 6-4 1-2 1-2 -
2005 38-29 9-9 0-2 2-1 -
2006 48-19 13-7 2-2 0-2 -
2007 46-21 11-9 2-2 2-1 -
2008 50-10-1 18-2 1-1 0-2 -
2009 44-10 16-5 1-1 2-2 -
2010 39-17 11-10 1-1 2-2 24
2011 34-21 13-7 2-1 - -
2012 43-15 13-4 1-1 2-2 -
2013 40-21 19-8 1-1 1-2 -
2014 24-26 14-11 1-1 - -
  Overall     1206-673-7     133-92   20-28 11-16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary Palette" (PDF). Carolina Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines. North Carolina Tar Heels. 2015-04-20. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2008 Softball Media Guide." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on March 21, 2008.