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UNC's Academic Progress Rates Increase Again

UNC women's fencing scored a perfect 1000 for the 20th straight year, and the Tar Heel football team established a record four-year rate for the second straight time to highlight UNC's latest Academic Progress Rates for student-athletes. Twenty Tar Heel teams exceed the national average, including baseball, men's and women's basketball, and football. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces 2023-24 Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has selected award winners for the 2023-24 school year, recognizing performance, effort, and improvement. The awards honor student-athletes from Olympic sports teams who excelled as part of strength & conditioning programming. Tar Heels were selected for Iron Ram, Most Improved and Newcomer awards. (

UNC finishes school year with ACC-high six conference titles

North Carolina finished the ACC’s final athletics year as a 15-school conference with six conference titles, the most of any school in the league, ending a 44-year drought in fencing and a 39-year drought in men’s cross country. The Tar Heels won titles in men’s cross country, field hockey, men’s indoor track & field, fencing, men’s golf and women’s tennis. (Tar Heel Tribune)

UNC's Top Ten Scholar-Athletes Headline Annual Academic Luncheon

Headlining UNC's annual academic luncheon were this year's Top Ten Scholar-Athletes. Natalia Aseguinolaza (golf), Dorritt Eisenbeis (field hockey), (football), (basketball), Jack Loftus (lacrosse), Gigi Maroney (rowing), Alec Mulvaney (fencing), Peter Murphy (tennis), (tennis), and Lauren Walsh (rowing). (

RJ Davis, Aranza Vazquez take top honors at Rammys

UNC honored the best athletes and performances of the last year at the annual Rammys on Monday night. The top male and female athletes were no surprise, as All-American guard and four-time NCAA champion diver took home top honors. ’s left-handed touchdown pass at Pittsburgh was named Play of the Year. (Tar Heel Tribune)

North Carolina Third In Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

UNC scored 361 points, the seventh most in the country among the winter sports, to bolster the Tar Heels' overall third-place performance in the updated LEARFIELD Directors' Cup standings, which were released Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. UNC has six top-10 finishes thus far in NCAA post-season play. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC Senior Night Preview; Hubert Davis, Matt Jednak Interviews

UNC beat NC State (6:13) and now have Senior Night (22:50) against a young Notre Dame team playing its best basketball of the season (27:07). joins for "Checking In with Coach Davis" (51:05). And UNC Fencing coach Matt Jednak discusses the men's program winning its first ACC Championship since 1980 (1:02:35). (Listen To Podcast)

UNC Beats Duke and No. 1 Notre Dame To Win First ACC Men's Fencing Title Since 1980

The UNC men's fencing team went 3-0 Sunday at the ACC Championships to earn the program's first title since 1980 and the ninth in program history. Fencing at Notre Dame's Castellan Family Fencing Center, UNC started with a win over Boston College, beating the Eagles 15-12. Next up was the signature win, an upset of No. 1 Notre Dame, 17-10. (

UNC Student-Athletes Set Graduation Success Rates Record

For the fourth straight year UNC student-athletes set a school-record for multi-year graduation rates and set the mark for highest single-year rate as reported in the NCAA's annual Graduation Success Rates. Tar Heels student-athlete GSRs for the incoming classes of 2013-14 through 2016-17 were a record 92%. The single-year rate was also a record 94%. (

UNC fencing athletes reflect on lessons, memories from Ron Miller’s coaching career

North Carolina officially added fencing as a varsity sport in the ACC for the 1970-71 season. Then, Ron Miller’s men’s team won eight conference titles over 10 years, from 1971 to 1980. Miller was named Collegiate Coach of the Year in 1983 and 1986, along with the USFCA Award for Merit in 2016 for his contributions and achievements in the sports. (
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