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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. (

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). (
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