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Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC celebrates eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

It was a day of celebrating women's sports at North Carolina, as 15 varsity teams representing 36 national championships greeted over 1,200 visitors for UNC's eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Each team set up a station with a "mini-clinic" so the hundreds of grade-school children could get autographs from their favorite UNC athletes. (Daily Tar Heel)

Five UNC Student-Athletes Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Five Tar Heel student-athletes were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society on November 6. Katie Hoeg (women's lacrosse), Jackie Litynski (women's fencing), Luke Peterson (men's cross country/track), Liz Roberts (women's basketball) and (women's fencing) were among 162 North Carolina students honored at the fall ceremony. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Athletes' Graduation Rates Continue To Climb

The percentages of Tar Heel student-athletes who earned their undergraduate degrees at the North Carolina improved again in several NCAA measures released today, including single-year and four-year cohorts in both the Graduation Success Rates and the Federal Graduation Rate. UNC's GSR for the incoming class of 2012-13 shot up to 93 percent. (GoHeels.com)

‘He is the program.’ UNC’s first and only fencing coach retires after 52 years.

Until late June, Ron Miller, 74, had been at the helm of the UNC fencing program for 52 years. He was the school’s only fencing coach since it started in 1967. He’d coached 14 collegiate All-Americans, five U.S. National Fencing Team selections and two Olympians, and he’d sent at least one UNC fencer to the NCAA Championships in each season of his career. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC’s Bubba Cunningham eager to see impact of 5 new coaches

North Carolina’s numerous coaching changes last season were a surprise to athletic director Bubba Cunningham. The Tar Heels enter next season with five new head coaches, including returning to football more than two decades after his first stint and ’s arrival in the first women’s basketball change since 1986. (Associated Press)

Tar Heels Claim 21st Top-10 Directors' Cup Finish

A national championship in field hockey, an NCAA runner-up finish in women's soccer and a trio of third-place ties led the University of North Carolina to 10th place in the final 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings. It's the 21st time in 26 years of the Directors' Cup the Tar Heels have finished in the top 10. UNC amassed 987 points, 0.17 points ahead of LSU. (GoHeels.com)

Total Tar Heels: UNC Athletes Excel Outside of Competition

was honored at the Chancellor's Awards as the winner of the Memorial Award, which goes to the student-athlete who has performed with distinction in his or her sport and contributed to the Carolina community through co-curricular activities. Former UNC football player is pursuing a joint MD/PhD. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Strength & Conditioning Honors Top Performers

The UNC Strength & Conditioning staff announced team awards for the 2018-19 school year, recognizing student-athletes from Olympic sports who excelled as part of in-season and out-of-season programs. Blaine Boyden from men's tennis and Marissa Creatore from field hockey – were recognized as their teams' Iron Rams for the third year in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels exceed national average in Academic Progress Rate in 23 sports

The 15 teams which registered perfect 1000s for 2017-18 in UNC’s single-year Academic Progress Rate include women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. (UNC.edu)
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