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UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

Despite the uncertainty concerning many details of their upcoming sports seasons, UNC athletes are still finding a way to make their mark. This fall, an athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. The project is organizing a voter registration drive. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC athletes had a Saturday march on Franklin Street

, the director of basketball operations for men’s basketball, said he learned of the march when texted the team’s group chat. May said he stayed off to the side, but wanted to show support with his presence. “I thought it was super powerful that that many young people get together at the spur of the moment for something that is bigger than them,” May said. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Gain From ACC Summer Development Program

Eleven Tar Heels participated in the ACC's Professional Development Academy over the summer, gaining valuable experience during a time when many plans were derailed by COVID-19. The six-week virtual program gave each participant the opportunity to forge new connections, learn from a range of speakers, and develop personal and career goals. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Fencer Jackie Litynski Nominated for 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Jackie Litynski, who graduated from North Carolina in May after four years on the fencing team, is UNC's nominee for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The honor was established in 1991 to recognize graduating female student-athletes who distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service, and leadership during their college careers. (GoHeels.com)

270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (GoHeels.com)

Seventeen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National APR Average

Seventeen UNC varsity athletics teams exceeded the national average for the past four years in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates and 13 squads posted perfect 1000s in 2018-19. The APRs released today include single-year scores for 2018-19 and four-year rates that reflect scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Recognizes Top 10 Scholar-Athlete Award Winners

Ten UNC student-athletes have been honored as this year's Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, recognizing seniors who have maintained the highest cumulative grade point averages as a member of a varsity team. The Top 10 Scholar-Athletes generally are recognized at UNC's Academic Awards Luncheon, which was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 shutdown. (GoHeels.com)

Seven UNC Teams Earn Public Recognition Awards For Top APRs

Seven UNC athletic programs earned perfect 1000s in Academic Progress Rates and received recognition awards from the NCAA, the third most recognition awards in the ACC and the most among public institutions in the ACC: Women's fencing, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis. (GoHeels.com)

Four UNC Student-Athletes Honored With Chancellor's Awards

Katie Hoeg, a senior on the North Carolina women's lacrosse team, has been selected as the winner of this year's Memorial Award, an honor that goes each year to one outstanding UNC student-athlete. Other award winners for 2019-20 are Nicole Greene (Track & Field), Ashley Smith (Cross Country/ Track & Field), and Ezra Wright (Fencing) (GoHeels.com)

Four UNC Student-Athletes Earn Phi Beta Kappa Induction

Four UNC student-athletes have been selected for Phi Beta Kappa honorary society induction this spring. Andrew Fregenal (fencing), Madeline Kraft (cross country), Emerson Porter (track & field) and Sofia Triana (rowing) were among 213 students honored. Their induction brings the number of student-athletes honored this school year to nine. (GoHeels.com)
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