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Two UNC Alumni Receive First-Ever ACC UNITE Award

Two pioneers of North Carolina Tar Heels athletics were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference Wednesday, receiving the conference’s inaugural UNITE Award. Edwin Okoroma ’65 of the men’s soccer team and Ophelia Speight ’74 of the women’s fencing team were honored for being the university’s first-ever male and female student athletes of color. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Men's Fencing, Women's Golf Honored With Academic Excellence Award

Each year, UNC Athletics honors two varsity teams – one men's team and one women's team – with the Carolina Academic Excellence Award, recognizing the most outstanding academic performance over the previous school year. In the 2020-21 academic year, the men's fencing team made it four-for-four and has won the award each year of its existence. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Third In Directors' Cup Standings Following Fall & Winter Sports

North Carolina is in third place in the 2020-21 Directors' Cup standings, which the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) released Thursday. UNC's fall and winter sports amassed 696.50 points, most in the Atlantic Coast Conference and third most among all schools behind Stanford (770.00) and Michigan (769.50). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Honors Top Ten Scholar-Athletes

UNC has announced the winners of this year's Top 10 Scholar-Athlete awards, recognizing seniors who have maintained the highest cumulative grade point averages while representing UNC as a member of a varsity team. The recognitions go to the top five men and top five women. This year's honorees carry a combined average GPA of 3.91. (GoHeels.com)

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)
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