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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. (

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. (

UNC Gymnast Emily White: Falling Out Of Routine

Gymnasts are known for wanting perfection. Anything less is seen as a mistake or failure. This perfection, whether you have it or not, sticks with you well after your final salute to the judges. It’s a funny thing, spending the first 20 years of your life chasing something deemed “unachievable.” Sometimes you lose sight of yourself and your happiness. (UNCUT)

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. (

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. (

Elizabeth Culton Named EAGL Rookie Gymnast Of The Year

UNC Freshman Elizabeth Culton was named 2020 East Atlantic Gymnastic League Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, March 31 for her performances in competitions throughout the season. Culton represented North Carolina as an all-around competitor in all ten meets that the team participated in this season. She was named EAGL Rookie of the Week twice. (

UNC Gymnast Khazia Hislop Named WCGA Second Team All-American

North Carolina's Khazia Hislop, a senior from Concord, Massachusetts, was named a second team All-American for the 2020 season, the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association announced Tuesday. This honor marks Hislop's third All-America accolade. In 2018 and 2019, the WCGA recognized Hislop as a second team All-American on floor exercise. (

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)
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