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UNC Swimmers Skyler Smith, Boyd Poelke To Compete At National Championship Meet

Rising senior Boyd Poelke and rising junior Skyler Smith will represent UNC at the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships, which begin Tuesday, June 27, and conclude Saturday, July 1, at the Indiana University Natatorium. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. ET, with finals at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. on and 7 p.m. on Peacock. (

Top 5 Highs And Lows Of UNC's 2022-23 Sports Season

With the 2022-23 UNC sports season in the books, it’s time to look ahead to 2023-24 and look back on the year that was. Tar Heel teams across nearly 30 sports competed in various NCAA championships, with results ranging from the top of the mountain to the depths of despair. I’m taking a look back at the Top 5 and Bottom 5 moments of the season. (

Wrestler O'Connor, diver Vazquez take top honors at UNC's Rammy Awards; Maye makes Top Play

Two national champions — wrestler Austin O’Connor and diver — earned Athlete of the Year honors at the Rammy Awards on Monday at Memorial Hall. The awards recognize excellence in UNC athletics over the previous year. Women’s basketball center and football defensive lineman were hosts for the event. (Tar Heel Tribune)

UNC Ranked Sixth Nationally In Directors' Cup Standings Following Winter Sports Championships

UNC leads the ACC and ranks sixth in the nation in the 2022-23 Learfield Directors' Cup standings after the conclusion of winter sports. Eight Tar Heel teams added 341.00 points in the winter to the 382.50 points, which led all schools, from the fall. The women's swimming and diving team placed 10th. That was UNC's highest team finish in the winter. (

Aranza Vazquez Montano, Yaidel Gamboa Named ACC Women's Diver and Coach of the Year

North Carolina junior Montano has been named ACC Women's Diver of the Year and Yaidel Gamboa has been named Women's Diving Coach of the Year. This marks the second ACC Diver of the Year award for Vazquez Montano, who also earned the award as a freshman in 2020-21. It's the first award for Gamboa as head diving coach. (

UNC diver Aranza Vazquez reflects on two national titles

UNC's took a moment to shake off all the feelings that had been circling in her head. "I started crying because I couldn't believe it happened. Last year was hard, so finally being able to perform the way I used to made me so happy and I just cried." Soon after earning her first NCAA title, Vazquez took home another gold in the three-meter. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Roster Updates, Football Analysts, National Champion Interviews

There has been a lot of movement with the UNC Basketball roster (6:30). UNC Football introduced its new analysts (21:28). Audio of our video interview with two-time wrestling national champion Austin O'Connor (31:51), and UNC Diving national champ joins for an awesome interview (40:41). (Listen To Podcast)

Aranza Vazquez Wins Three-Meter For Second NCAA Diving Title

One national title wasn't enough for North Carolina diver – so she went and earned herself another. Twenty-four hours after winning the one-meter at the 2023 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships – becoming the first Tar Heel diver to ever win a national title – Vazquez made it a springboard sweep by claiming the three-meter. (

National Champion! Aranza Vazques Becomes First UNC Diver to Win NCAA Title

History was made Thursday at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, as became the first UNC diver to win a national title. Vasquez, the top seed who led after every round during finals, totaled 358.75 for the win, over 18 points ahead of the field. The junior earned bronze on in 2022 and silver in 2021. (

Armando Bacot Among Four Tar Heels To Earn ACC Postgraduate Recognition

Four Tar Heels have been honored as 2023 Weaver-James-Corrigan-Swofford Postgraduate Scholarship Awards, as announced on Friday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. (men's basketball), (gymnastics) Anton Down-Jenkins (swimming & diving), Destiny Middleton (softball) are among the ACC's 53 honorees. (
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