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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)

Christine Kubin On The Front Lines In New York

The first first-team All-American in UNC softball history, Christine Kubin played in 17 extra-inning games for the Tar Heels from 1993-96. Each one taught her the how to dig deep and get the job done. That lesson still comes in handy as a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic. (GoHeels.com)

'Everyone was emotional': UNC softball looks forward after shortened season

When the NBA suspended its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak and many conference basketball tournaments barred fan attendance, the UNC Softball team was traveling through Tennessee. Then, coach found out there would be a conference call at 2 p.m. Having an idea of how the call might end, the team stopped for lunch. (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)

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)

Helping Heels Fund To Aid UNC Student-Athletes

UNC Athletics and The Rams Club are launching the Helping Heels Fund – a crowdfunding campaign that allows fans to provide financial assistance to UNC student-athletes facing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Gifts will directly assist student-athletes and their families with unique expenses as allowed by NCAA regulations. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Selected For NCAA Career In Sports Forum

Three Tar Heels have been selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, an annual event that brings together NCAA student-athletes to explore potential careers in sports, with a focus on college athletics. North Carolina juniors Megan Dray (softball), Juliana Micchia (rowing) and Mary-O Soule (swimming & diving) were picked for the program. (GoHeels.com)

Heels At Home: How UNC Student-Athletes Are Staying Fit While Apart

UNC student-athletes have had to display discipline, dedication and creativity to remain fit while social distancing. Read about how they've done it, some from their hometowns and some from their off-campus housing in Chapel Hill. Jamie Ortega, Women's Lacrosse: "It's just so weird. Like, why am I home, shooting on my high school field alone?" (GoHeels.com)

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid. (Associated Press)
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