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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. (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)

Let's Remember This Feeling

UNC Pitcher Katie Grace Olinger: "Last Thursday, the world of athletics was hit with a huge loss as all our seasons came to a halt. So now more than ever, I hope we remember this feeling, this loss, and this void. While this has been a blow for everyone, I feel it could be one of the greatest opportunities we have ever been given to put things into perspective." (KOlinger.com)

ACC Cancels All Athletic Activities Through End of 2019-20 Academic Year

Following further consultation with the league’s member institutions, and after previously suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the ACC is canceling all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. (The ACC)

UNC, ACC Suspend All Athletic Related Activities

UNC Athletics will immediately suspend athletic-related activities, including all competition, practice, recruiting, and participation in NCAA championships until further notice in accordance with the ACC's decision Thursday. "There is so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and things are changing so quickly nationally, that the ACC's decision is appropriate at this time." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Softball Defeats Pitt for Series Victory

Scoring each inning, North Carolina Softball beat Pittsburgh, 9-1 on Sunday to clinch the opening ACC series of the season (Highlights). Campbell Hutcherson, Lexi Godwin, and Kiersten Licea recorded home runs while Godwin, Licea, and Abby Settlemyre recorded multi-hit games. Hannah George pitched her second complete game in as many days. (GoHeels.com)
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