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After 51 Years, Ron Miller Retires As Tar Heel Fencing Coach

After 51 years and 1,553 victories, Ron Miller is retiring as coach of the UNC men's and women's fencing programs. He coached UNC's first varsity fencing team, in 1967-68, and has mentored thousands of Tar Heel student-athletes since then. "Ron's dedication to Carolina and the sport of fencing is just incredible," UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said. (GoHeels.com)

Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

Never in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Fencing Surprises, Olympic Sports Notes

For the first time in North Carolina women's fencing program history, the Tar Heels claimed the ACC title, beating Duke for the first since 2015 and then defeating the Blue Devils and Notre Dame, the defending NCAA champion, in a fence-off. Timmy Kelly scored a career-high four goals to lead the Carolina men's lacrosse team to a 13-11 victory at Johns Hopkins. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Claims First ACC Women's Fencing Championship

UNC claimed its first ACC championship in women's fencing Sunday, pulling off an upset of epic proportions by beating Duke for the first time since 2015 and then claiming fence-offs against the Blue Devils and Notre Dame, the defending NCAA champion. The third-seeded Tar Heels celebrated on the Carmichael Arena court, donning "ACC Champion" caps and t-shirts. (GoHeels.com)

Ron Miller A Constant For Carolina Fencing

If the person he's speaking with attended North Carolina, they'll often start reflecting on their time there and how, at some point in the late 1900s, they learned about fencing in a physical education class taught by Ron Miller, the fencing team's head coach. "Yep, Coach Miller is still here." And that's been the case for the last 51 years. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Graduation Success Rate Rises In NCAA Data

Nine Carolina teams scored 100 percent for the four-year period in their respective Graduation Success Rates (GSR) including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball. Nineteen sports topped 80 percent and 23 sports reached at least 75 percent in the GSR. (GoHeels.com)

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)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (UNC.edu)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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)
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