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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)
Nine Tar Heels earn All-America honors at NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving ChampionshipsCoach Rich DeSelm had two goals for the UNC women’s swimming and diving team at this weeks NCAA championships in Atlanta — move up in the standings from the team’s 19th place finish the past two years and have all five relay races score. The Tar Heels finished 18th with 66 team points and all relays scored to earn eight swimmers All-America honors. (Daily Tar Heel)
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)
Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Weaver-James Corrigan RecognitionFour UNC student-athletes were among 52 from around the ACC announced Wednesday as recipients of Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards. Seniors Casey Di Nardo, Emma Nunn, Marcus Paige and Houston Summers were recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers in Chapel Hill. (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.
My Carolina Experience: Sam LewisAthletically, Carolina provides an experience that is rivaled by very few other schools. All of the teams here not only strive for excellence, but also often reach it. I have been swimming for 15 years, but one of my favorite swimming memories comes from my freshman year at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Serve The Community For Carolina OutreachUNC students were on fall break last Thursday and Friday, giving Tar Heels the chance to rest, catch up on school work and in some cases head home for the weekend. But many student-athletes who stayed in Chapel Hill for practice and competition also spent time helping out in the Chapel Hill community. Take a look at some recent Carolina Outreach outreach activities. (GoHeels.com)
My Carolina Experience: Candace CooperWhen Candace Cooper came to Carolina she had no idea she was making history, but when she joined the team in 2008, she became the first African-American female to swim at UNC. Though the lack of people of color in her sport was something Cooper had grown accustomed to it was also something she knew early into her career she wanted to be a part of changing. (GoHeels.com)
UNC alum Chip Peterson's Olympic goal has ironic twistEight years ago, Chip Peterson stopped the timer five seconds after his U.S. teammate Fran Crippen at the finish of the 10-kilometer open water swim off Copacabana Beach. Peterson dried off and collected a silver medal in the brilliant sunshine of Rio de Janeiro. It was not the last time Peterson would stand on a podium, but it was the last time he would feel completely well for many years. (ESPN.com)