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UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's SportsThe power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (GoHeels.com)
UNC moves home athletic events off campus due to state of emergencyThe UNC athletic department has moved or canceled a handful of on-campus events due to Orange Country's state of emergency after a major water main break. The Tar Heels had several events scheduled on-campus this weekend. UNC has not made an announcement about Saturday's 6 p.m. men's basketball game against Notre Dame as of 5:20 p.m. Friday. (WRAL Sports Fan)
I'm A Tar Heel: Christina PheilI wish I could explain how truly extraordinary this incredible university is. As I try to express to others what it’s like to be a Tar Heel, it is difficult to communicate the experiences and memories that made my time at Carolina so wonderful. Looking back at what brought me to UNC, every detail, every person, and every moment made me fall in love with this university. (GoHeels.com)
UNC gymnastics celebrates LGBTQ athletes with #BETRUE campaignWhile competing against No. 3 Florida Friday night, the North Carolina gymnastics team was surrounded by a sea of rainbow shirts and flags in Carmichael Arena. The crowd of 4,071 spectators broke UNC’s record by 719 people. For head coach Derek Galvin, the audience affirmed what he already knew. “This means that we did the right thing,” Galvin said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Turner's Take: The Right Thing To DoUNC finished second in the dual meet with Florida, but the atmosphere in Carmichael Arena Friday, and the meaning of the meet, went well beyond gymnastics. In partnership with Nike, Friday's meet was part of the #BETRUE campaign, celebrating contributions of the LGBTQ community. Friday's meet was dedicated to former UNC head coach Kendra Ourso. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels' Graduation Success Rate At 82 PercentUNC’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes for the incoming cohort of academic years 2006-2009 is 82 percent in data released today by the NCAA. Seven Carolina teams scored 100 percent in their respective GSRs, including women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)
Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar HeelsEach fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians. (GoHeels.com)
Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC VenuesThe UNC department of athletics and its concessions partner, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, is introducing reduced concessions prices and new outside food and beverage options for all Olympic sports venues for the 2016-17 school year. Fans can enjoy lower-priced food and beverage options at Olympic sports events. (GoHeels.com)
My Carolina Experience: Courtney BumpersBecause of Courtney Bumpers’ goals for collegiate gymnastics she had offers from schools that were very prestigious but not as competitive as she would have liked, and others that were very competitive but not as academically challenging as she would have liked. Carolina had the best of both worlds, and all of it clicked. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC NetworkAs Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)
My Carolina Experience: Stacy WoodFormer UNC gymnast Stacy Wood reflects, “The validation I received at Carolina that I could excel academically and athletically in an environment that was healthy and productive and full of positive memories means the world to me. Even now, it’s all about setting small goals to get to the finish line and making sure you’re having fun along the way.” (GoHeels.com)
Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic ExcellenceThe day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Compile Record-High APRUNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em OutDiving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Seven UNC Programs Honored For Top APRsThe NCAA is honoring seven athletic programs at UNC for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The seven Tar Heel squads honored this year include women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)