FORevHER Tar Heels Excellence Fund Award Recipients Announced

August 19, 2022


Carolina Athletics and The Rams Club are pleased to announce seven of UNC women’s sport programs received critical extra funding for important enhancements to their program through the FORevHER Tar Heels Excellence Fund. The fund is supported by generous donors who give through FORevHER Tar Heels – an initiative launched in 2019 to help secure the future of Carolina Women’s Athletics through philanthropy.

Funding from the FTH Excellence Fund has been awarded to the following programs this year:

  • Women’s Basketball – for wellness 
  • Women’s Golf – for new clubs
  • Gymnastics – for a new competition carpet
  • Rowing – for a new boat trailer 
  • Softball – for a leadership consultant
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving – for locker room enhancements
  • Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country – for travel to the USA/World Championships

Carolina Athletics is synonymous with excellence, and the strength of the Carolina Family is evidenced by the generous and supportive members of the Rams Club,” said women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart. “Rams Club members are the backbone of so much of what we are able to do, as they greatly enhance the student-athlete experience. I’m so grateful to be at a place where women’s athletics is important, successful, and supported, and where the FORevHER Tar Heels Excellence Fund puts their support into action.”

An FTH Excellence Fund Committee reviews annually team funding needs and makes recommendations for funding. Since 2019, more than $349,000 has been awarded to support unique funding needs for Carolina’s women’s sports programs.

FORevHER Tar Heels continues to build a community to champion women through financial support of our 15 women’s teams, including scholarships, facilities, and a mentorship program pairing 70 current student-athletes with professional mentors. Through the Campaign for Carolina Athletics, the FORevHER Tar Heels initiative has raised more than $121 million ($59 million deferred) for women’s athletics: $52 million for scholarships, $38 million for capital projects, and $30 million for team support, as well as critical operational support from the FORevHER Tar Heels Excellence Fund.



To learn more about the FORevHER Tar Heels Excellence Fund and how you can support Carolina’s women student-athletes, visit: