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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...

Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' Cup

NCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance. The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky: A Night That Glittered

The event held Monday night at Memorial Hall was a genuine breath of fresh air, an opportunity to acknowledge, display and celebrate the incredible group of 800 athletes at Carolina and a veteran coaching staff that, by record alone, has no superior in collegiate sports. It was called the first annual Rammy Awards, a light blue combination of the Grammy’s and ESPY’s. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC's student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and supporters celebrated the 2012-13 school year and the competition that was part of it on Monday evening at the inaugural Rammy Awards. The event, held at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus, recognized outstanding academic, athletic and community outreach performances and also highlighted the artistic talent of Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: A Red-Carpet Night

The Rammys are a twist on the traditional end-of-year all-sports banquet, which had gotten a little stale in recent years. So instead of sitting at a formal dinner, the entire student-athlete population will assemble tonight at Memorial Hall for an ESPYs-type show celebrating the year in Tar Heel sports-and also some of the talent outside of sports that makes Carolina student-athletes unique. (GoHeels.com)

Leadership Academy Celebrates 2012-13

The Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy celebrated its ninth year of excellence in student-athlete leadership training at its year-end banquet, held April 15 in the Concourse Club of the Blue Zone. The event, attended by students, coaches and administrators, included its hallmark elements as well as several new additions. (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Watch: April 5-7

North Carolina football's scrimmage trip to Greensboro has been canceled due to weather, so the Tar Heels will practice at Kenan Stadium at 5 p.m. Friday. The practice is open to the public. No. 1 Carolina baseball hosts Maryland Friday at 7, Saturday at 6 (with fireworks afterward) and Sunday at 1. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: March 22-24

Men's basketball takes on Villanova tonight at 7:20 p.m. EDT in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on TNT. Women's basketball begins tournament play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. against Albany in Newark, Del. Baseball was supposed to be in Boston this weekend, but he field in Chestnut Hill is unplayable due to recent weather. So the Tar Heels and Eagles will do battle in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: March 15-17

Men's Basketball plays Florida State tonight at 9:30 p.m. on Raycom and ESPN2. The winner of that game gets the Duke/Maryland winner in the second game (around 3 p.m.) Saturday. Baseball has their ACC home opener with a series against Miami. The No. 1 Tar Heels (3-0 in ACC play) sit atop the Coastal Division while the Hurricanes (1-2) look to claw back in the race. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: March 8-10

Men's Basketball closes out the regular season Saturday at 9 against Duke on ESPN. Tar Heel women's basketball is the third seed in this weekend's ACC Tournament in Greensboro. They face #11 Boston College Friday at 8 on Fox Sports South. #1 Carolina baseball begins conference play with a trip to Wake Forest for games Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6, 4, and 1, respectively. (Tar Heel Monthly)

UNC gymnast Meredith Magjuka looks back, moves forward

Three years ago, North Carolina gymnast Meredith Magjuka broke her back. Three weeks ago, she broke her personal record in a floor exercise. To get to where she is today, she had to go for broke. “You might be able to slow her down a little bit,” UNC coach Derek Galvin said. “But you cannot stop her … She only knows one speed, and that’s all-out.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Weekend Watch: February 15-17

It's Opening Day at the Bosh as Carolina Baseball hosts Seton Hall for a weekend series Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3, 2, and 1 respectively. You can watch Friday's game on GoHeels.com, and there will be audio feeds for both Saturday and Sunday's games. The #1 Tar Heels are one of Five locks for Omaha, according to Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Weekend Watch: February 1-3

Men's Basketball hosts Virginia Tech Saturday at noon. P.J. Hairston, who had first-half 14 points before leaving the Boston College game with a concussion, is unlikely to play. Women's Basketball takes on Duke Sunday at 1 as Sylvia Hatchell goes for win #900. That game is available on ESPNU. (Tar Heel Monthly)

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