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Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress Rates

Seventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Programs Honored For Top APR Rates

The NCAA is honoring six University of North Carolina athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. Carolina led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"

Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night. View Video...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammys

The North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings

UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Excel In Latest APR

UNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Out Of The Spotlight

One of the best things about working with college sports is they renew every year. Each fall, a whole new batch of student-athletes moves in, and each fall, there are dozens of them who remind you how smart and how involved college students can be. Here are six stories about Carolina athletics you might not have read in the paper: (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"

UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014. View Video...

Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)

UNC gymnast Michelle Ikoma honored with Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award

Michelle Ikoma, a senior on the North Carolina gymnastics team, has been honored as a 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award. She is one of four collegiate students selected for the award from a pool of more than 600 minority student-athletes nominated by their schools based on outstanding academic and athletic performance. (UNC.edu)

Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's Total

While representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers

In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural Tar Heel Trailblazers, the first in an ongoing program to celebrate those who have shaped Carolina athletics. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Courtney Bumpers

Courtney Bumpers was "that child," she says, the child who quickly found her way out of her crib, the child with boundless energy who required an outlet. Growing up, Bumpers tried to find that outlet through activities like ballet, figure skating, tennis, swimming and diving. But it was a 'Mommy and Me' gymnastics class that did the trick. "I've loved it ever since," she says. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Exceed National GSR Average

UNC's latest Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is 86 percent, five points higher than the national average. The NCAA released data today for the incoming class of 2006. Carolina had 10 varsity teams that scored 100 percent, including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, rowing, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in Pictures

Carolina has over 800 talented student-athletes representing the university and since we are between school years, it is a good time to reflect on this past year's accomplishments. This video feature has images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC. View Video...

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