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Two UNC Student-Athletes Tapped For Golden Fleece

Two Tar Heel student-athletes – Ezra Baeli-Wang and Annie Kingman – were among the 29 most recent inductees to UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece, UNC's oldest honorary society. Baeli-Wang is a member of the men’s fencing team. Kingman is a member of the women’s soccer team. Both are members of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council. (

UNC fencer Sarah Hanvy sings national anthem at Final Four

In February, 2016, UNC sabre captain Sarah Hanvy was getting ready to compete at Duke’s Card Gym when, like any good fencer, she saw an opening and exploited it. “The P.A. system broke,” she said. That meant that officials couldn’t play the recording of the Star Spangled Banner to start the meet. “I’d always wanted to sing the national anthem,” Hanvy said. (North State Journal)

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller: A man of hard work and dedication

As the start of coach Ron Miller’s 50th season nears, the fencing room at Fetzer Gym rings with the same booming voice that once echoed in the basement of Bynum Hall and the old “tin can” gymnasium where his fencing classes were first held. After legendary basketball coach ’s retirement in 1997, Miller became the longest tenured coach at UNC. (

Tar Heels' Graduation Success Rate At 82 Percent

UNC’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes for the incoming cohort of academic years 2006-2009 is 82 percent in data released today by the NCAA. Seven Carolina teams scored 100 percent in their respective GSRs, including women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball. (

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Bubba Cunningham says in the video, 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)

Seven UNC Programs Honored For Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring seven athletic programs at North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The seven Tar Heel squads honored this year include women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball. (

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller inspires team

Under Miller’s leadership, the fencing program has taken off. The team that was once all walk-ons is now 85 percent recruits, and both the men and women are ranked in the top 15 in the country. But fencing is about more than just a talented team. “The main issue is that everyone cares about everyone else — that everyone supports everyone else,” Miller said. “That your teammates are your family.” (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Programs Honored For Top APR Rates

The NCAA is honoring six UNC athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. UNC led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams. (

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller spent a lifetime teaching what he calls ‘the ultimate sport’

Fencing coach Ron Miller has been at UNC Chapel Hill since 1967, and, close to 70, has no plans to retire. “That’s the question I get about 20 times a year,” Miller said. “And a lot of coaches that recruit against us, that’s one off the first things they say to kids — that I’m going to retire.” Miller does not look like he is near retirement. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings

UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (

Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's Total

While representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176. (

Tar Heels Exceed National GSR Average

UNC'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. (

Leadership Academy Celebrates 2012-13

The Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy celebrated its ninth year of excellence in student-athlete leadership training at its year-end banquet, held April 15 in the Concourse Club of the Blue Zone. The event, attended by students, coaches and administrators, included its hallmark elements as well as several new additions. (

Jonathan Cooper, Scott Goodwin, Hans Peng Honored At Chancellor's Awards

Three Tar Heel student-athletes were honored Thursday afternoon at the annual Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Academics and Student Activities and Leadership. , and Hans Peng were among outstanding UNC students recognized at the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. (

UNC Sixth In Directors' Cup Standings

North Carolina ranks sixth in the latest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I Standings, announced Wednesday. The Tar Heels gained points in winter competition for finishing 12th in women's swimming, 13th in fencing, 22nd in wrestling, 29th in men's swimming and 52nd in women's track and field. UNC leads all ACC schools in the standings. (
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