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Tar Heels in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (July 31 Update)

The US women's soccer team ( and ) survived a thrilling quarterfinal match against the Netherlands, advancing 4-2 on penalty kicks. Rising North Carolina sophomore Aranza Vazquez advanced to the 3-meter springboard diving final. The US women's rugby team (Naya Tapper) has completed competition and finished sixth. (All Tar Heels)

Tar Heels in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (July 28 Update)

UNC is represented by 12 current students and alumni at the Tokyo Olympics. Seven of the 12 athletes have not yet begun competition. The five who have are women’s soccer players. On the positive side, (Great Britain), (USA), (USA), and Lotte Wubben-Moy (Great Britain) have advanced to the knockout rounds. (All Tar Heels)

12 Tar Heels competing at Olympics: When and where to watch them

A dozen Tar Heels are in Japan to compete in the 2020 Olympics, including three current UNC students and three vying for individual medals. There are two former UNC players on the USA women’s soccer team in and . The United States baseball team features two former Tar Heels in catcher and pitcher Ryder Ryan. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Tar Heel Olympians Set For Action In Tokyo

Ten Tar Heels, including two current UNC student-athletes, are among more than 10,000 athletes set to compete in Tokyo over the next two weeks as part of the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics. Although some events have already taken place, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad officially get underway on Friday, with Opening Ceremonies at 7 a.m. ET. (

Tar Heels Third In Directors' Cup Standings Following Fall & Winter Sports

North Carolina is in third place in the 2020-21 Directors' Cup standings, which the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) released Thursday. UNC's fall and winter sports amassed 696.50 points, most in the Atlantic Coast Conference and third most among all schools behind Stanford (770.00) and Michigan (769.50). (

UNC Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate Tops 90 Percent Again

The NCAA's Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes who entered the University of North Carolina in 2013-14 is 91 percent, UNC's second straight year above 90 percent. UNC's four-year GSR also climbed from 86 to 88 percent, which matched the NCAA average, and 26 of 28 varsity teams either improved or stayed the same from a year ago. (

Virginia State Swimming Champion Kyleigh Tankard Commits To UNC

Yorktown, Va. native Kyleigh Tankard has committed to UNC and will join Enfield, Conn. native Aislin Farris as a member of the Tar Heels’ class of 2022. Tankard is a huge get. She would’ve placed in the 100 fly and 200 fly at the 2020 ACC Championships. Under coach , UNC improved from seventh in the 2019 ACC meet to fourth last season. (Swimming World Magazine)

Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Aislin Farris commits to UNC

Aislin Farris from Enfield, Connecticut has announced her commitment to the UNC women’s swimming and diving class of 2022. The two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American swims for Bluefish Swim Club and specializes in IM, back, and fly. Farris will have an immediate impact for the Tar Heels, with times that would already score at ACC Championships. (Swim Swam)

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)
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