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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)
UNC Wrestling Coach Coleman Scott Competes For Ticket To Rio SundayNorth Carolina head wrestling coach Coleman Scott will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team this weekend at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Scott, the 2012 freestyle bronze medalist at 60 kilograms, will compete for a spot at 57 kg (125.5 pounds) against the best wrestlers in the country. (GoHeels.com)
Joey Ward Wrestles Way to All-America Finish at NCAAsNorth Carolina junior Joey Ward scored a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Lehigh's Randy Cruz to claim seventh place in the 141-pound weight class on the final day of the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships Saturday morning at Madison Square Garden. Ward finishes his All-America season with a record of 23-6. (GoHeels.com)
Coleman Scott Named Head Wrestling Coach At UNCColeman Scott has been named the head coach of the North Carolina wrestling team, Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Wednesday. Scott, who came to UNC as an assistant in 2014 and has served as the interim head coach since June, becomes the sixth head coach in the history of the program. (GoHeels.com)
Judge: Former UNC wrestling coach's son should not have been expelled from UT-ChattanoogaA Tennessee court ruled that Corey Mock, the son of former UNC wrestling coach C.D. Mock, should not have been expelled for sexual assault by his university. The judge ruled the UT-Chattanooga, which expelled Corey Mock for sexual misconduct in December, held him to an unreachable standard by asking him to prove he'd attained verbal consent instead of asking for proof that he had not. (Daily Tar Heel)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of 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. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
UNC wrestler Jacob Pincus Set To Travel As GLOBE ScholarAfter two years on the UNC wrestling team, rising junior Jacob Pincus is leaving the mat in favor of seeing the world. Pincus, from Rochester, N.Y., is the first Carolina student-athlete selected to be part of the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s GLOBE program and will spend all of the 2015-16 school year studying outside of the U.S. (GoHeels.com)
Former wrestling coach disputes firingC.D. Mock, North Carolina’s former wrestling coach who was fired last month, says the University violated his First Amendment rights. After his son Corey Mock was found guilty of sexual assault by the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s judicial system, C.D. Mock began a blog denouncing college sexual assault policies. (Daily Tar Heel)