Many refer to Carolina as the University of National Champions. As Carolina’s fall sports head into NCAA Tournament play, here is a look at team titles by sport.
|Carolina: NCAA Team Championships by Sport|
|In its history, Carolina has won 46 team NCAA titles.|
|@dadgumboxscores | data via goheels.com|
Dean Smith called Carolina a women’s soccer school. And for good reason.
From 1982 to 2000, women’s soccer won 16 of 18 NCAA titles. The program has won 21 total, and 22 total if you count the title in 1981 under the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.
While women’s soccer has not won a title since 2012, consider Dorrance’s teams have won 13 of its last 15 NCAA tournament games. This stretch includes three straight College Cup appearances, and two runner-up finishes.
While still a women’s soccer school, it might be splitting time as a field hockey school too.
Field hockey has won nine titles, including a pair of three-peats from in the mid-1990s and late 2010s. Field hockey has won the last three titles, and made the final four in 13 of the last 14 seasons.
Below is the distribution of sports with more than one team title over time:
Women’s soccer missed the ACC Tournament for the first-time ever this season. The team opens NCAA Tournament play hosting South Carolina as the two-seed in its quadrant.
Field hockey won its fifth consecutive ACC Tournament despite finishing the season with six losses. Field hockey opens NCAA Tournament play against Northwestern in Iowa City.
Will either of this teams add to Carolina’s team title count this season?