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The cross country squad was ranked as high
as eighth in the nation a year ago, while
both the indoor and outdoor track teams
won their sixth ACC championship in the
past seven years. Ayo Atterberry '94 (hur-
dles), sophom.ore Susanna Matsen (3000
meters) and junior Tyra Moore (triple
jump) earned All-America honors during the
indoor season. SOphOl TlOre Marion Jones
00ng jump, 200 meters, 100 meters),
Ingrid Hantho '94 (discus), Atterberry
(hurdles), junior Sandi Everett (heptathlon)
and Matsen (3000 meters) pulled the feat
during the oLltdoor season, along with the
4xl00 relay team of Atterberry, Jones,
junior Tiffany Weatherford and sophom.ore
In swinuning, Coach Frank Comfort has
led the Tar Heels to 10 ACC champi-
onships in the past 14 years and seems to
produce a Top 25 team. and a handful of
All-Americans every year. Last season,
Leslie Ranlsey '95 (butterfly) and Carrie
Szulc '95 (individual medley) e;trned All-
America honors as ONC raced to yet
another conference championship and a
No. 13 finish nationally.
The list could go on and on. And it will.
But how? And why?
The future: a two-way street
"The most important thing in all of this
is this University," Shelton said. "We can
talk about budgets, facilities and scholarships,
but at this point we're not the only school
in tile nation that can offer a scholarship and
a nice playing field and pretty unifonns.
"What's different about UNC is the
quality of education," she said. "When it
comes to recruiting, very rarely do we
have to contact a player before she contacts
us. Why? Because of all the top field
hockey programs in the nation, we have
the best education to offer."
Therein lies an important difference
between most ofthe top female athletes of
the 1990s and their male counterparts in,
say, football and basketball. A top male high
school basketball player may be interested
in athletics, but he's even more likely to be
concerned with how many times a particular
program is on television or how well a par-
ticular coach prepares his players for a pro-
fessional career. It's not like that for most
Except for a few basketball leagues in
Europe, there's still no such thing as a pro-
fessional league for female participants in
team sports. For a few, perhaps a pro career
awaits them on the golf or tennis circuit or
in international track and field competition.
But that's a long shot, and most women
realize that from the beginning.
"It ends up being a two-way street that
becomes one of the stabilizing forces in our
women's athletic program," Miller said.