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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)

Former UNC pole vaulter Sandi Morris wins silver medal in Rio

Pole vaulter Sandi Morris attended UNC for only two years before transferring to Arkansas, but she definitely left her mark before leaving — setting a school record of 14-feet, 1¼-inch as a freshman in 2011. She was also a three-time All-American for the Tar Heels. Friday, she added another accomplishment to her resume by becoming an Olympic silver medalist. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels Making Their Marks at Rio Olympics

Sixteen Tar Heels have been delivering on months and years of training in their goal to compete at the highest level of their sports, bringing them to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the games closing ceremony set for Aug. 21, here’s how UNC Olympians have been doing. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC Venues

The 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)

Shalane Flanagan Takes Sixth In Marathon At Rio Olympics

Former UNC standout Shalane Flanagan took sixth in the women’s marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Flanagan finished as the top American running the race in 2:25:06. It was Flanagan’s best finish at the Olympics in the marathon. She already has a bronze medal in the 10,000 from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (GoHeels.com)

Shalane Flanagan’s Final Olympics? Probably.

Shortly after crossing the marathon finish line in sixth place on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Shalane Flanagan said it was likely the last of her races at the Olympic Games, where she has now competed four times. Though she hasn't indicated that she is retiring from competitive running yet, her interests within the next four years are turning toward a coaching role. (Runner's World)

Shalane Flanagan leads three Americans in top 9 of Olympic women's marathon

Yet there had never been a women’s marathon quite like here in Rio. Shalane Flanagan (2:25:06), Desiree Linden (2:26:08) and Amy Cragg (2:28:25) finished sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively, marking the USA's finest team performance. (USA Today)

Shalane Flanagan: 5 Things To Know About The Team USA Olympic Marathon Runner

Shalane Flanagan has been a mainstay on the Olympic track team since 2004, and though she has a lot of Olympic experience, the American distance runner only has one Olympic medal. The marathon runner from Massachusetts hopes to change that at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio when she takes to the road Sunday morning for the women’s Olympic marathon. (Inquisitr)

Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan Runs 115 Miles a Week

To run 26.6 miles competitively, Olympic runner Shalane Flanagan must log a ton of miles in training for the classic event. “I run 115 miles a week,” Flanagan tells Us Weekly. “I’m running twice a day for 80 minutes in the morning and 40-48 minutes in the evening.” Naturally that amount of running gets exhausting, so the 35-year-old makes sleep a top priority. (Us Weekly)

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