UNC Fencing

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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. (

Memories Of Coach Ron Miller

"The luckiest and best thing that ever happened to me was being recruited by Ron Miller to fence for Carolina. It was formative to me as an athlete, fencer, coach and human. To this day, I refuse to be called "coach" by my athletes. I am Coach Lisa. Coach with a capital "C" was his full and complete name." - Lisa Campi-Sapery, Class of 1992, Assistant Coach (

UNC Mourns The Passing Of Ron Miller

Ron Miller, who established the UNC fencing program and spent more than five decades at its helm, passed away on Monday. He was 78. Miller came to Carolina in 1967 and is the longest serving head coach in UNC history. He built a program that continues to excel athletically and academically. He coached and mentored thousands of student-athletes. (

Former Longtime UNC Fencing Coach Ron Miller Dies at 78

Former UNC fencing coach Ron Miller, who coached the Tar Heels for 52 years, has died. He was 78 years old. USA Fencing confirmed the news Monday. Miller began coaching fencing in Chapel Hill in 1967, and by the time he retired had won ACC Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year twice. In 2018, the women’s team won the ACC championship. (

Eight Tar Heels Earn Academic All-District Honors

Eight Tar Heels have earned Academic All-District honors as part of the men's and women's at-large teams. Paul Barton (lacrosse), (gymnastics), Jessica Judge (rowing), Krista Junkkari (golf), Emily Nalls (lacrosse), Will Palazzolo (fencing), Henry Shugart (fencing) and P.J. Zinsner (lacrosse) were recognized for academic and athletic success. (

Academic Awards Luncheon Highlights UNC's Top-10 Scholar-Athletes

This year's 10 honorees are Patrick Crockett (Track & Field), (Gymnastics), Sarah Followill (Fencing), Jessica Judge (Rowing), Krista Junkkari (Women's Golf), Alex Morris (Track & Field/Cross Country), Will Palazzolo (Men's Fencing), Graham Schwartz (Men's Lacrosse), Henry Shugart (Fencing) and P.J. Zinsner (Men's Lacrosse). (

UNC Ranked Sixth Nationally In Directors' Cup Standings Following Winter Sports Championships

UNC leads the ACC and ranks sixth in the nation in the 2022-23 Learfield Directors' Cup standings after the conclusion of winter sports. Eight Tar Heel teams added 341.00 points in the winter to the 382.50 points, which led all schools, from the fall. The women's swimming and diving team placed 10th. That was UNC's highest team finish in the winter. (

Tar Heels Set Record Graduation Success Rate

Graduation Success Rates for UNC student-athletes over the past four years are the highest on record, climbing three points to 91 percent, the third straight year the Tar Heels equaled or established their highest multi-year graduation rate. In addition, the single-year GSR was 93 percent, an increase of five points, tying UNC's highest in the last decade. (

Four Tar Heels Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Four Tar Heel student-athletes were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society in the spring of 2022 in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. Sam Moore (soccer), Cameron Santos (fencing), (basketball) and Carly Wetzel (soccer) were among 236 UNC students inducted in ceremonies during the spring semester. (

Born & Bred: The Next 50 Years

In 1997, 26 years after the first seven women’s athletics programs – basketball, field hockey, volleyball, fencing, swimming & diving, tennis and gymnastics – began play at UNC, was asked about Carolina being a "basketball school" or "football school." Smith remarked, "North Carolina is a women’s soccer school, we’re just trying to keep up." (Rams Club)
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