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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)

A Culture Of Character: Derek Galvin Honored With Endowed Scholarship

If anyone knows what it means to be a Tar Heel, knows. He competed as a student-athlete in the early 1970's before leading the program for nearly 40 seasons before retiring in June of this year. Thirty-nine to be exact. Galvin cites a familiar face around Chapel Hill as an inspiration for the Carolina Gymnastics culture, the late . (GoHeels.com)

UNC Gymnastics Senior Lily Dean Earns Inaugural Galvin Scholarship

The UNC athletic department joined with the Rams Club on Thursday to award senior Lily Dean with the first Derek and Debra Galvin Gymnastics Scholarship. Part of the FORevHER Tar Heels women’s initiative, the endowed scholarship was given to Dean for her team leadership and the way she embodies the Galvins’ character, values and beliefs. (Chapelboro.com)

11 UNC Gymnasts Named WCGA Scholastic All-Americans

Eleven members of the UNC gymnastics team have been named Scholastic All-Americans by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association. The Tar Heels were one of 53 teams with a 3.5 grade point average or higher. In order to receive the award from the WCGA, student-athletes had to maintain a 3.5 GPA for the 2019-2020 academic season. (GoHeels.com)

'A Saving Grace': UNC Coach Derek Galvin Leaves His Mark on the Gymnastics Community

is described as a ‘saving grace’ by his former gymnasts, because his ability to see his athletes as people first drastically contrasted many coaches in the elite and Olympic community. But, most importantly, he has been described as one of the leading voices for diversity, inclusion, and mental health, setting an example for the UNC athletic department. (Sports Illustrated)

After 39 years with UNC, head gymnastics coach Derek Galvin prepares for retirement

When took over as head coach of the North Carolina gymnastics program in 1981, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, MTV had just gone on the air and was still a first-year at UNC. And after 39 years as a head coach, Galvin announced earlier this month that he would be retiring effective July 1. (Daily Tar Heel)

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)

Video: Carolina Insider Live! June 4, 2020

UNC Basketball senior forward and former Chapel Hill mayor and North Carolina senator discuss their experiences as African-American men in and around college athletics. We also say hello to a new Women's Basketball assistant coach and farewell to Gymnastics coach . Read More...

Derek Galvin Retires After 39 Years As UNC Gymnastics Head Coach

, head coach of the UNC gymnastics team for the past 39 years, is retiring at the end of June. Associate head coach Marie Case Denick will serve as interim coach until Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham names a permanent head coach. Galvin, who competed on the UNC men's gymnastics team in the 1970s, became head coach in 1981. (GoHeels.com)
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