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First Place | Sports Photo StoryDaniel Turner, UNC-Chapel HillAlex Gee comforts Malik as two senior cheerleaders release the honorary number 5 balloon for the final time. {quote}They found a way...to come out on the other side stronger and better than what they were as individuals going through it,{quote} Coach Green said in an interview after the game.

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Daniel Turner, UNC-Chapel Hill 

Alex Gee comforts Malik as two senior cheerleaders release the honorary number 5 balloon for the final time. "They found a way...to come out on the other side stronger and better than what they were as individuals going through it," Coach Green said in an interview after the game.