North Carolina Tar Heels: Recapping the 2024 Rammys

The annual Rammys were held on Monday night in Chapel Hill, as the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrated its athletes and performances from this year.
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The annual Rammys is a special event that honors the student-athletes for their efforts during the respective school year.

On Monday night, the North Carolina Tar Heels athletes got together for this year's event, as it was a night to remember the moments that fans of the university will remember for quite some time.

The event was hosted by four current student-athletes: J.J. Jones (football) Bella Miller (gymnastics), Michael Spragley (cross country and track & field) and Alyssa Ustby (women's basketball).

Six service awards were presented, as they recognized outstanding community service throughout the North Carolina community. This year's recipients include Reilly Tran (women’s tennis), JJ Jones (football), Kaimon Rucker (football), Dorrit Eisenbeis (field hockey), Gracie Bolick (women’s track & field) and the entire men’s lacrosse team.

In case you missed it, here's a list of winners of this year's Rammys.

Drum roll please...

Male Athlete of the Year- RJ Davis, basketball

Female Athlete of Year- Aranza Vazquez, diving

Outstanding Team(s)- Field hockey and women’s tennis

Outstanding Male Newcomer- Owen Duffy, lacrosse

Outstanding Female Newcomer- Charly Bruder, field hockey

Best Play- Drake Maye, football, left-handed touchdown pass

Best Championship Performance- Parker Wolfe, men’s track and cross country

Best Individual Performance- David Ford, men’s golf,

Best Male Breakthrough Athlete- Harrison Ingram, basketball

Best Female Breakthrough Athlete- Skyler Smith, swimming

Biggest Upset- Men’s fencing win in ACC title game over No. 1-ranked Notre Dame

Best Record-Breaking Performance- Alyssa Ustby, women’s basketball, produced the program’s first ever triple-double

John Lotz Award- (Athlete who demonstrates passion to succeed under adverse circumstances)
Sam Forrest, women’s lacrosse
Patrick Anderson, men’s track and field & cross country

Mildred McCaskill Award- (Award to senior focusing on excellence in athletics, scholarships and service to the community)
Avery Patterson, women’s soccer lacrosse
Patrick Alvarez, baseball

It's always great to look back at all the fond memories that these student-athletes produced during the 2023-2024 school year, as their hard work and dedication definitely deserves to be recognized. Needless to say, the university is represented by a fine group of individuals who strive both on and off the field.