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Hellen Moffitt Advances To 100 Fly Final At Olympic TrialsUNC senior Hellen Moffitt led a strong day of swimming by Tar Heel swimmers Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Moffitt earned herself a spot in Monday night's final of the 100-meter butterfly where two competitors will earn a spot in the August 2016 Olympics in Brazil. (GoHeels.com)
Elissa Dawson Finishes Excellent Olympic TrialsUNC junior diver Elissa Dawson capped off an excellent performance at the 2016 U.S. Diving Olympic Trials Sunday at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Durham, N.C., native was consistent throughout the event while appearing in the three-meter women's springboard event. She was seventh after the semifinal round and seventh after the championship final concluded. (GoHeels.com)
UNC diver Elissa Dawson reaches Olympic Trial finalsAfter competing over the last week, one of UNC's three divers has reached the finals for the US Olympic Trials. Elissa Dawson, a rising junior from Durham, North Carolina is currently ranked seventh in the women's solo 3-meter springboard competition.The event will be covered by NBC Sports beginning Sunday at 4:50 PM Eastern Time. (Tar Heel Blog)
30 Tar Heel Swimmers Heading To Olympic TrialsThe U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming will be held June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Neb. and is one of the premier events in all sports. This event serves as the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Thirty swimmers with ties to UNC will be competing in this year's Olympic Trials. (GoHeels.com)
UNC diving duo pushing each other in quest for RioElissa Dawson and Jack Nyqusit are teammates in Chapel Hill and hope to be teammates on Team USA in Rio. Both will compete at this weekend's Olympic trials in Indianapolis. "We actually had the winter nationals at the same exact pool, so we know how the environment will be,” Nyqusit said. “I guess there were a little less cameras at winter nationals." (WRAL Sports Fan)
Three diving Tar Heels will compete in Olympic trials next weekUNC has never had a diving Olympian, but that could change next week when three Tar Heels compete in the Olympic Trials in Indianapolis with a chance at qualifying for the games in Rio de Janeiro. Two of the three divers, Elissa Dawson and Jack Nyquist, are current members of UNC’s diving team. The third, Michole Timm, graduated from UNC in 2015. (Daily Tar Heel)
Tar Heels Honored With ACC Awards For Outstanding ServiceAustin Proehl, Football - Proehl is an eager and enthusiastic volunteer and makes frequent trips to read with local elementary school students. Members of the football team visit UNC Hospitals before each home game, and he is always among the group. No matter the opportunity or audience, Proehl brings energy and a positive spirit to the task. (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: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches EditionIt's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.
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.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel SuccessesFrom the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service. (GoHeels.com)
What you missed at the 2016 RammysThe fourth annual Rammy Awards featured plenty of fanfare — from rap videos and sword fights to Theo Pinson accepting awards he didn’t win. Here’s what you missed on Monday at Memorial Hall. The men’s basketball team fell short of an NCAA Championship, but the national runners-up took home plenty of hardware at the event. (Daily Tar Heel)
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)
My Carolina Experience: Joe KinderwaterJoe Kinderwater could easily have gone to programs that were higher ranked than UNC when he graduated from high school in 2007, but he was attracted to the potential in the team that then new Tar Heel head coach Rich DeSelm was building. “I chose UNC for its academics, school spirit, and reputation. I had faith that I’d be able to grow in all aspects of my life by being a Tar Heel.” (GoHeels.com)