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Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

8-year-old battling illness signs with UNC cross country team

The cross country team at the University of North Carolina drafted its youngest member Tuesday. Eight-year-old Yash Krishnan has visited with the cross country team and he’s already considered an asset. On Monday, his special signing day, he officially became a Tar Heel. For Kirshnan, it was a dream come true and an opportunity to take his mind off his rare illness. (WRAL.com)

Shalane Flanagan Q&A: Recovery, final goals and life as a foster parent

Four-time U.S. Olympic distance runner Shalane Flanagan has spent the months since the Rio Olympics exploring new roles as a cookbook author and foster mother to 17-year-old twins Breauna and Keauna Cobb, but she's also determined to race again after being sidelined by an iliac fracture in her lower back that has forced the most significant layoff of her career. (ESPN.com)

Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Postgraduate Honors

Four UNC student-athletes have been honored by the ACC, which announced Wednesday this year’s recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarships and awards. Tar Heel seniors Emma Bozek, Hayley Carter, Sarah Howard and Ronnie Schneider were among 54 students recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers. (GoHeels.com)

Shalane Flanagan Will Miss 2017 Boston Marathon With Injury

Shalane Flanagan, who placed sixth in the 2016 Olympic Marathon in August, will not race the 2017 Boston Marathon as planned. Flanagan recently started feeling pain in her lower back, which was exacerbated by a long flight to Japan at the beginning of February. Flanagan, 35, has been diagnosed with a fracture in her back, which will require four to six weeks of rest. (Runner's World)

UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's Sports

The power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (GoHeels.com)

Congratulating UNC's December Graduates

Carolina Athletics congratulates the Tar Heel student-athletes who earned their undergraduate degrees this fall, many of whom participated in commencement ceremonies on Sunday. In addition to the many hours spent studying for classes and competing in their sports, the group has devoted hundreds of hours to community outreach and leadership training. (GoHeels.com)

UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday season

The North Carolina Tar Heels have a great reputation on the field, but they have been working to make a similar impact off it this winter. UNC freshman Tomon Fox, Mikey Bart, Jason Strowbridge and other members of the UNC football team helped the local Ronald McDonald House yesterday. (Carolina Blue)

Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar Heels

Each 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)

I’m A Tar Heel: Lauren Moody

My name is Lauren Moody and I’m a junior on the Cross Country and Track & Field team. Whether it’s putting on that beautiful blue to represent a school I have dreamed of attending since I was a little girl, walking around campus on crisp fall mornings, or taking in the diverse culture that Carolina has to offer, it really is true that, “Without even noticing, Carolina seeps into your pores.” (GoHeels.com)

Shalane Flanagan: This past summer was one for the books

Shalane Flanagan packed three of the most memorable moments of her life into a period of just a few weeks this summer. And that’s saying something, considering she won bronze in the 10,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and can stake claim to the second-fastest marathon time in American history: 2:21:14, good for third place at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. (Charlotte Observer)

How former UNC athletes fared in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Fifteen athletes competing in the games were former Tar Heels. Of those 15, only one former UNC athlete came home with a medal. Despite a notorious lack of playing time, Harrison Barnes won gold with the USA Men’s Basketball Team. (Tar Heel Blog)

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