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UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic SportsThe UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR RecognitionsThe NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17. (GoHeels.com)
Video: RAMMYS 2018 - FinesseWatch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington. (GoHeels.com)
Jamie Ortega Stars for UNC Women's Lacrosse, Olympic Sports NotesWith a career-high seven goals and an assist, Jamie Ortega notched a career-high eight points in North Carolina's 20-10 win against Duke over the weekend. The seven goals were one shy of the UNC single-game record of eight set by Kellie Thompson against UMBC in 2002. Saturday's offensive outburst likely bolstered Ortega's ACC Freshman of the Year candidacy. (GoHeels.com)
UNC alum Courtney Bumpers on raising the bar in gymnastics to taking the bar after law schoolCourtney Bumpers has always had an abundance of energy. The 2006 UNC graduate and decorated gymnast has been tumbling since birth and hasn't stopped making moves. After UNC, Bumpers received her juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania, was admitted to the bar and now serves as litigation counsel for Community Health Systems in the Nashville area. (ESPN.com)
UNC and espnW Team Up For Campus ConversationBryana Nguyen, a senior on the UNC women's golf team, has experienced some nervousness about what awaits after her graduation. But Monday, her concerns were eased. Nguyen and more than 200 other UNC female student-athletes and coaches gathered at the Blue Zone Concourse Club as UNC Athletics and espnW partnered to host a Campus Conversations session. (GoHeels.com)
Another Goal Achieved For Morgan Lane, UNC Olympic Sports NotesMorgan Lane had come close before. But on Saturday at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, Lane finally accomplished one of the few things she had yet to achieve in her storied UNC gymnastics career – she qualified for the NCAA Championships. Lane earned an all-around score of 39.325 to finish in a tie for sixth at the 2018 NCAA Southeast Regional. (GoHeels.com)
Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate LuncheonUNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The following UNC student-athletes will be honored as 2018 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: David October, (Soccer), Emily Godwin (Track & Field), Morgan Lane (Gymnastics). (The ACC)
Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport NotesNever in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored. (GoHeels.com)
Nicole Greene Makes History, UNC Olympic Sport NotesIt took a seven-round jump-off. Yet in the end, Nicole Greene claimed the NCAA title in the women's high jump, becoming North Carolina's first national champion since 2007. Participating in North Carolina-Duke rivalry for the first time, freshmen Benjamin Sigouin and Mac Kiger proved key in the Tar Heel men's tennis team's 4-3 victory in Durham on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)
Heilmann Proves It On the Mat, UNC Olympic Sports NotesWhen Troy Heilmann took the mat Saturday for the 149-pound title match at the ACC Wrestling Championships, he had already earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But he still had more he wanted to prove. With a 3-1 decision over Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees, Heilmann did just that, claiming the title in his final match at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)
Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports NotesCompeting in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Olympic Sports NotesWith the return of leading goal scorer Chris Cloutier and top assist-maker Andy Matthews, the UNC men's lacrosse team entered the season featuring another strong attack. Still, someone needed to fill the void created by the departure of Luke Goldstock, who scored 32 goals last season to finish with 120 in his career. That replacement has proven to be junior Timmy Kelly. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Olympic Sports NotesFor the fourth straight year, both the UNC men's and women's tennis teams will be heading to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. As part of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the fifth-ranked UNC women defeated Winthrop 4-0 Friday before beating Illinois 4-0 Saturday. The latter win earned the team a spot in the championship. (GoHeels.com)