Starstruck at the Potluck!
October 13, 2017
A fun evening topped off by a surprise visit by no other than our beloved alumni, Ivory Latta (pictured left)!
Get A Golden Ticket!
September 29, 2017
The UNC Women's Basketball office has asked us to signal our fans and let them know that ball kids are needed during the UNC Women's Basketball games this season. If you have an 8th Grade or younger child who would like to volunteer as a ball kid, this is your Golden Ticket!
Call Jane High, Executive Assistant to Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell (at 919-962-5187) to sign up...and let her know you got your Golden Ticket from tarheelteamtempo.net!
Ivory Latta, Author!
June 03, 2017
Ivory Latta is now the author of a children's book, "Despite the Height," which describes how she overcame many obstacles on her way to becoming an elite athlete despite her diminutive size. Latta, now in her 11th season in the WNBA, stands 5'6" and is one of the smallest women to play for the WNBA. Latta says that she first got the idea to write her story in 2008 when the seed was planted by children's book author Charles R. Smith, whom she met when she was a special guest at the National Book Festival at the White House.
In an interview with Ava Wallace of the Washington Post, Latta said that the message of her book is that "you can be whatever you want to be. All my life, AAU, high school, right before I went to North Carolina, I had people saying you're too small to play in the ACC, you're gonna get crushed, they're gonna kill you." When she has visited schools and conducted basketball camps, Latta has talked with many kids who have been bullied for many reasons, and she hopes the book will inspire them to embrace what makes them different.
Meet Dazia Powell
May 11, 2017
UNC Women's Basketball has added Dazia Powell for the upcoming 2017-18 basketball season. Powell, a McDonald's All-American nominee and an academic All-Conference selection, is a 5'10" guard from Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC and club programs Carolina All-Stars, Hoop Dreams Athletics and NC Zoom.
Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell said, "Dazia is a strong, versatile guard that attacks the basket, finishes well with contact and competes at both ends with her ability to score and defend."
Powell averaged 14.0 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in leading Millbrook to a 4A State Championship during her junior year. She was named Most Outstanding Player in the state title game after scoring 12 points in a win over previously unbeaten Northwest Guilford. Powell helped the Wildcats to a 28-4 record and a Cap 8 Conference Championship in 2017. Powell joins the previously announced signing class last fall that included McDonald's All-American Janelle Bailey, Leah Church and Jaelynn Murray.