UNC, Austin heading to NCAA finals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Great to see North Carolina coach Sally Austin get one more hurrah. Her Tar Heels advance to the national championship Saturday at the East Regional. Austin will retire at the end of the season after 16 years in Chapel Hill.

Following the round, the no-B.S. Austin offered a few gems while sitting on a picnic table in the UF Golf Course parking lot:

On how she slept before the final round: “I woke up really early, like 3:30 a.m. I turned on the TV and then dozed. But I was awake. That’s normal for me, especially when I’ve got a lot on my mind.”

On the personality of her team: “Everyone pushed each other this year without ticking anyone off. That’s kind of hard sometimes with girls. This team has pulled for each other. It doesn’t matter who scores. It’s real sincere and it’s been great.”

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