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Austin O'Connor, Jaime Hernandez Commit To UNC WrestlingColeman Scott and UNC just landed Austin O'Connor, the 3rd ranked 152 pounder in the country, and Jaime Hernandez, the 5th ranked 138 pounder. UNC's has made some outstanding additions lately. Tony Ramos was added this Summer after leaving Iowa, and the Tar Heel Wrestling Club named Olympic Champion Kenny Monday their head coach. (Flo Wrestling)
Lower Concessions Prices & More Options At UNC VenuesThe 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)
UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC NetworkAs Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)
ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNCAn all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)
Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In SpringTwenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 25-21No. 23: Carolina 77, Syracuse 73 - Women's Basketball, Jan. 7, 2016: A disappointing season that was derailed by an injury to senior Xylina McDaniel had its high point on Jan. 7, when the Tar Heels knocked off eventual NCAA finalist Syracuse 77-73 at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)
Joe Galli Inducted Into Wrestling Hall Of FameFormer UNC wrestling captain and ACC champion Joe Galli was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as the organization's Outstanding American in a ceremony over the weekend. The Outstanding American award recognizes individuals who have used the disciplines of the sport to launch notable careers after concluding their wrestling career. (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)
Ex-Hawkeye Tony Ramos joins UNC Wrestling StaffTony Ramos, the most recent Iowa wrestler to win an NCAA title, has joined the coaching staff at North Carolina. Ramos announced the move Wednesday on Twitter, a little over two weeks after he lost to another former Hawkeye, Daniel Dennis, in the finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City. (Quad City Times)
Henderson, Utley Named To ACC All-Academic Wrestling TeamFifth-year seniors Robert Henderson and Alex Utley were named to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team for wrestling, Commissioner John Swofford announced Tuesday. Henderson and Utley each qualified for the NCAA Championships in their final season at Carolina. Utley was the lone four-time selection on the 2016 team. (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.
Coleman Scott leads his UNC wrestlers by exampleColeman Scott tries to lead a simple, boring life.Most days, he drops his daughter off at day care in the morning, and he picks her up in the afternoon.While his daughter is at school, Scott heads to work, where he just finished coaching his wrestling team to a No. 15 end-of-season ranking in his first year. The UNC wrestling coach is the youngest in program history and the youngest of any top-25 program in the nation. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Wrestling Coach Comes Up Short In Olympic TrialsUNC wrestling coach Coleman Scott’s bid to return to the Olympics was thwarted in the U.S. Olympic team trials Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa. Scott lost to Tony Ramos, though Daniel Dennis grabbed the Olympic berth by winning the 125½ pound weight class. Scott, a 2012 freestyle bronze medalist, was the lone active NCAA head coach competing in the trials. (Burlington Times News)