University Relations

Feb. 27-March 3

Myrtle Grove Middle School wins 2017 Black History Quiz Bowl
WWAY 
Myrtle Grove Middle School triumphed in UNCW's Annual Black History Quiz Bowl. The event was sponsored by the UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center, UNCW Black Student Union, UNCW National Panhellenic Council and the Juneteenth Committee of Wilmington.

Tax Season Considerations
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Victoria Hansen, UNCW associate professor of accounting, offers tax season insights. 

Teacher of the Year: NC Farm Bureau names winner
WWAY
Roland Grise Middle School teacher Stephanie Titzel recently received the 2017 North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award. Titzel is a graduate of North Carolina State University and received her master's degree from UNCW.

Author Bettina Love to Speak at UNCW
StarNews
Bettina Love will speak on March 14 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Love is a professor of education at the University of Georgia and award-winning author of "Hip Hop's Li'l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South."

WITN's Teacher of the Week: Joshua Singletary of Duplin County
WITN
This week's WITN Teacher of the Week is Joshua Singletary, who's in his first year of teaching at James Kenan High School. He graduated from UNCW with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

It's a living: Shark tooth diver, fisherman 
StarNews
Elliot Weston runs a mixed model business offshore. They commercial fish, dive for shark teeth and do charter fishing trips and chartered shark teeth dives as well. He is close to finishing his master's degree in marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Abilities Tennis host annual 'Swing Into Spring' tournament
WWAY
The 7th Annual Swing into Spring Tournament was held at Empie Park in Wilmington Saturday. The tournament was to open to all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Members of the UNCW Men's Tennis team were there to help keep score.

UNCW police chief responds to teacher's racial profiling claim
WWAY
UNCW’s police chief today defended the work of one of his officers after a faculty member said he felt racially profiled earlier this week on campus.
Additional coverage: StarNewsWECT

UNC Wilmington lecturer claims he was racially profiled
News & Observer
UNC Wilmington lecturer and his wife claim he was racially profiled while sitting outside his classroom Tuesday.
Additional coverage: StarNewsWECTWWAY

UNCW, Charleston hoping to see big crowds at CAA hoops tourney
StarNews
With the CAA championship event moving to Charleston, proximity to the conference's two best teams could help put fans in the stands.

CAA Tournament: Bracket, when and how to watch
CSN Mid-Atlantic
Throughout the regular season, UNC Wilmington (26-5, 15-3) has been the favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association.

Kevin Keatts has turned UNC Wilmington into a potential March Madness Slayer
SB Nation
UNCW nearly stunned Duke in the 2016 NCAA tournament. A year later, the Seahawks might be even more dangerous.

UNCW baseball looking to get offense on track
StarNews
Early inning struggles have left the Seahawk hitters off their game through the first two weeks.

Bryce Receives CAA Player-of-the-Week Nod
WWAY
UNCW guard C.J. Bryce turned in an outstanding final week of the regular season and has been rewarded by the Colonial Athletic Association for leading the Seahawks to their third consecutive regular season title.

Willis wins weekly CAA award
WECT
UNC Wilmington sophomore utility player Rachel Willis has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s softball player of the week.

March Madness primer: An early look at Cinderellas, sleepers and bracket-busters
USA TODAY
Thanks to a top-40 RPI, if UNC Wilmington wins the Colonial tournament as expected, it will notch a No. 12 seed.

Voting for All-CAA basketball accolades far from easy
StarNews
Several UNCW players are expected to contend for top honors, while plenty of familiar faces from around the league will earn high marks.

2017 CAA Women's Basketball Championship pairing
WECT
The second game of the day will feature No. 7 seed UNCW (10-19; 5-14 CAA) versus No. 10 College of Charleston (79-20; 6-12 CAA) at 2:30 p.m. 

Elon beats UNCW women 82-48 to close out regular season
WECT
Senior guard Lauren Brown scored a game-high 25 points as Elon secured the first outright conference title in the program's Division I history with an 82-48 victory over UNCW in the regular season finale.

Coastal Carolina comes from behind to beat Diamond Hawks 4-1
WECT
Kevin Woodall's two-run double broke a 1-all deadlock in the top of the eighth inning as nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina edged UNCW, 4-1, on Wednesday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW men's basketball earn record number of CAA honors
WECT
It’s only fitting that UNCW’s ultra-successful men’s basketball season in 2016-17 be rewarded by a record number of postseason honors from the Colonial Athletic Association.

UNC Wilmington basketball eyes CAA Championship, NCAA Tournament bid
Port City Daily 
After setting single season school records for total wins, home wins and most three point field goals in a game during a memorable 2016-17 slate, UNCW Men’s Basketball sets its sights on the 2017 Colonial Athletic Association Championship, scheduled for March 3-6 at North Charleston Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW's Cacok tabbed as CAA defensive player of the year
StarNews
Devontae Cacok is on the verge of breaking the NCAA record for field goal percentage in a season. The forward has been selected as the 2016-17 CAA Defensive Player of the Year. He becomes the first UNCW player to earn a postseason player of the year honor since John Goldsberry was named the league’s defensive player of the year following the 2004-05 season.

UNCW offers bus trip if hoops team makes CAA title game Monday
WWAY
UNCW's men's basketball team makes the CAA Tournament championship again Monday night and the university would like to help you be there to cheer on the Seahawks.

UNC Wilmington's Keatts might fit at NC State
Winston-Salem Journal
The most delicate aspect of the coaching search could be if the Wolfpack ends up deciding on UNC Wilmington’s Kevin Keatts.

UNCW beats Northeastern to set school record for wins
USA TODAY (*This story ran in most major media markets)
C.J. Bryce scored 23 points and UNC Wilmington closed out its season with its fourth straight win.

UNCW coach says focus is on NCAA tourney, not another job
FOXSports.com
Kevin Keatts is focused on helping UNC Wilmington earn another shot in the NCAA Tournament – not on any other jobs.

Seahawk women earn win on Senior Day
WECT
The senior trio of Jordan Henry, Amber Reeves and Jasmine Steele combined to score 36 points in their final appearance at Trask Coliseum as UNCW rallied in the second half to edge Northeastern, 68-63, in a Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball game on Sunday afternoon.

No. 8 Ole Miss grabs series opener over UNC Wilmington baseball 
Port City Daily
Mason Berne collected two hits for UNCW, but eighth-ranked Ole Miss used a four-run second inning to take the lead on its way to a 7-2 win over the Seahawks in the first game of a three-game series on Friday at Swayze Field.