The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame has named its 2010 class and three Tar Heels are among this years honorees:
- Don McCauley, still the gold standard among UNC running backs, was a two-time ACC player-of-the-year and was an All-American in 1970. He played for the Baltimore Colts for over a decade and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
- Carla Overbeck was a three-time All-American and four-time national champion in women's soccer in the late 1980s. She was also a captain of the US women's soccer team whose wins included the 1996 Olympic gold in Atlanta and the famous 1999 World Cup. She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006.
- Karen Shelton has been the field hockey coach at UNC since 1981 and has six NCAA titles (including 2009) and six runner-up finishes to her credit. She has been previously inducted into the US Field Hockey Hall of Fame as a player and the Field Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame as a coach.