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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. (

19 Tar Heels Honored As Leaders Of Distinction

Nineteen UNC student-athletes have been named Tar Heel Leaders of Distinction, honoring their excellence within the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy. Taylor Otto (women's soccer) and Brynn Walker (women's golf) were recognized for the second year in a row. Most Leaders of Distinction are seniors, so two-time winners are rare. (

4.0 Club Recognizes 43 UNC Student-Athletes

Forty-three UNC student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 4.0 Club for earning straight A's in the 2019 spring or fall semesters. Five Tar Heels – Natalie Chandler (soccer), Andrew Heise (swimming & diving), A.J. Rechenmacher (wrestling), Will Robbins (lacrosse) and Laura Sparling (soccer) – earned 4.0 grade point averages both semesters. (

UNC women's soccer looks to stay prepared amid unusual offseason

After leading the Tar Heels to 21 NCAA championships and helping the U.S. women’s national team win its first World Cup title in 1991, UNC women’s soccer coach has nearly seen it all on the pitch. The current public health crisis is much less familiar, and even he isn’t immune to the questions facing many of the top collegiate programs. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC will start returning student-athletes and staff to campus this week

A few weeks ago the NCAA announced that they would let student-athletes return to campus for voluntary activities. Now that the door is cracked open for sports to return, UNC has announced their plan to get student-athletes across all sports back on campus and hopefully back into competition. Here’s when each team/staff member will return to campus: (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heel Firsts: Some of UNC’s first conference championships

UNC's first conference championship belongs to the men’s basketball team. Two years before the undefeated 1924 team, the 1922 team won the Southern Conference Tournament after finishing the regular season with a 9-5 record. They lost two games to the Durham YMCA, and went 3-3 in conference play. They were led by . (Tar Heel Blog)

Mia Hamm's college career: North Carolina highlights and notable moments

was a trailblazer, the youngest to ever play for her country. Appearing on the national stage was like a tremor, a precursor to something more groundbreaking. When Hamm arrived at North Carolina, her time in Chapel Hill seemed like one shockwave after another. Here's everything you need to know about 's playing career at North Carolina. (

Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s first All-Americans

was UNC’s first basketball All-American, helping win its first Southern Conference title in 1922. The next season, the Tar Heels finished 15-1, with Carmichael being named All-American. Carmichael Auditorium/Arena was named after his brother, , who was also a member of the basketball team and a UNC vice-president. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Billy Cunningham, Women's Soccer Roundtable, and More

UNC Basketball great and Hall of Famer discusses his time at UNC, how he got the nickname "The Kangaroo Kid", and more. Next, a discussion involving , Mia Hamm, Heather O'Reilly, and . Plus, Vince Carter causing Adam to rip his pants, more Michael Jordan stories, and UNC's Fall Academic calendar. (

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. (
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