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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)
Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In FallSixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNCThe annual Girls and Women in Sports Day took place in Fetzer Gym on Sunday, January 17. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to spend time with their favorite Carolina women's teams.
Tar Heels Celebrate "Heeloween" At Children's HospitalUNC student-athletes kicked off the holiday weekend on Friday afternoon with the annual Carolina Outreach “Heeloween” visit to UNC Children’s Hospital. Thirty Tar Heels, representing the softball, men’s lacrosse, gymnastics, women’s soccer and track and field teams, took part in the fun. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Gymnastics Team Reacts to New Practice FacilityWatch the looks of wonder on the North Carolina gymnastics team's faces as they see their new practice facility for the very first time.
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)