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Tar Heels Make The Season BrighterFor more than a decade, Tar Heels have made a tradition of helping create happier holidays for local families. The Share Your Holidays program, an annual event for Carolina student-athletes, pairs UNC teams with local families in need. Each team "adopts" one or more local families, shopping for gifts from wish lists provided by the families, then wrapping and delivering the gifts. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Exceed National GSR AverageUNC'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)
Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC womenUNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor. (Wilmington Star News)
Record 329 Tar Heels Earn ACC HonorA record total of 329 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2012-13 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll is comprised of conference student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerAdam Lucas caught up with junior Luke Davis to discuss his rigorous training regimen. Freshman forward Kennedy Meeks is shedding pounds and getting ready for the 2013-14 season. Former Tar Heel star pitcher Rob Wooten got the call up to the major leagues this week. The media picked Carolina third in the coastal division in the preseason All-ACC football poll. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina’s Tom Luchsinger Embarks on World AdventureUNC swimmer Tom Luchsinger departed Tuesday with the U.S. Swimming National Team to prepare for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Luchsinger’s national championship triumph last month changed his travel plans a bit. But Luchsinger isn’t complaining. The Tar Heel will now be facing down the very best in the world along with his U.S. national teammates. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC swimmer Stephanie Peacock Adds Silver to Gold at WorldsTar Heel Swimmer Stephanie Peacock is making noise in the pool. Peacock snagged her second medal of the 2013 World University Games on Monday. This time, she paired a little bit of silver with her gold. Placing second in the 800-meter freestyle event after winning a gold medal in the 1500-meter freestyle on Saturday was an impressive feat for Peacock. (Chapelboro.com)
Best UNC Games Of 2012-13: No. 25-No. 21Over the course of the next two weeks, GoHeels.com will take a look back at the greatest games of the 2012-13 UNC school year and count down the top 25 Tar Heel triumphs. Today starts with the first five entries on the list. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerCatch up on all the week's news from Chapel Hill with this week's installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. The annual Meet the Heels Day is set for Aug. 3. Four former Tar Heels began play in the NBA Summer League last week. Former Tar Heel All-America Ivory Latta joined Sylvia Hatchell's staff as an assistant coach. Crystal Dunn is a candidate for the ESPY award for top female college athlete. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC 2012-2013 Year in PicturesCarolina 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.
Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' CupNCAA 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)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerCatch up on all the latest news, videos and action from Carolina athletics with this week's edition of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. Athletic director Bubba Cunningham is mulling upgrades to Fetzer Field and the Smith Center and discussed those ideas and more in a year-in-review interview with the Associated Press. (GoHeels.com)
GoHeels Weekly PrimerThe baseball team advanced to the College World Series, but that was far from the only athletic news from Chapel Hill last week. Catch up with this week's installment of the GoHeels Weekly Primer. Thursday's big news was that UNC won the women's Capital One Cup, given to the top women's athletic program in the nation for the 2012-13 academic year. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Claims Top Women's Program AwardUNC has won one of the most prestigious trophies in college sports. The Tar Heels' women's athletics program finished first in the annual Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men's and women's Division I athletics programs in the country. North Carolina will be formally honored for their accomplishment during this year's ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on July 17. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky: A Night That GlitteredThe 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)