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RJ Davis, Aranza Vazquez take top honors at Rammys

UNC honored the best athletes and performances of the last year at the annual Rammys on Monday night. The top male and female athletes were no surprise, as All-American guard and four-time NCAA champion diver took home top honors. ’s left-handed touchdown pass at Pittsburgh was named Play of the Year. (Tar Heel Tribune)

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%. (

Video: UNC Historian Freddie Kiger Spins Tar Heel Tales At Sutton's

Longtime University of North Carolina historian Freddie Kiger talks about the rich history of UNC and Olympic Sports at Carolina for an audience at Sutton's Drug Store in Chapel Hill. (View Video)

Ten Tar Heel Things To Watch In 2023-24

UNC's first day of classes is around the corner, and training camps and exhibition games have begun. The regular season arrives this week when the women's soccer team visits Penn State on Thursday. There's plenty of reason to be excited about UNC Athletics. Here are 10 things for Tar Heel fans to look forward to entering the 2023-24 academic year. (

Former All-American Sami Durante Joins UNC Gymnastics Staff

Former Louisiana State University standout Sami Durante has joined the University of North Carolina gymnastics staff as an assistant coach ahead of the 2023-24 season. Durante earned WCGA Regular Season All-America recognition on bars in both 2021 and 2022. She was part of an NCAA Championship squad each year during her time in Baton Rouge. (

Born & Bred: A Grandfather's Foresight

Former UNC gymnast wanted to be a Tar Heel. Both her brothers attended Carolina. Her parents, Julian and Cathy, attended Carolina. It was a deep legacy but not an unusual one; once a family develops some Carolina blue traits, it tends to take over the family. But Culton’s family tree was different, and had a deeper Tar Heel tie. (Rams Club)

Former Team USA Member Mackenzie Caquatto-Jaworski Joins UNC Gymnastics Staff

Mackenzie Caquatto-Jaworski has joined the North Carolina gymnastics staff as an assistant coach, head coach Danna Durante announced. As an elite gymnast, she was a four-year member of the U.S. National Team and represented Team USA in Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the Netherlands. She spent 2023 as an assistant coach at Simpson College. (

Upgrades To Enhance Carmichael Arena Experience

Fans will experience an enhanced and exciting game day atmosphere when they cheer on the Tar Heels at Carmichael Arena this coming school year. The historic building is undergoing significant lighting and LED video board upgrades that will significantly brighten women's basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling events in the fall of 2023. (

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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