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UNC’s Bubba Cunningham eager to see impact of 5 new coaches

North Carolina’s numerous coaching changes last season were a surprise to athletic director Bubba Cunningham. The Tar Heels enter next season with five new head coaches, including returning to football more than two decades after his first stint and ’s arrival in the first women’s basketball change since 1986. (Associated Press)

Total Tar Heels: UNC Athletes Excel Outside of Competition

was honored at the Chancellor's Awards as the winner of the Memorial Award, which goes to the student-athlete who has performed with distinction in his or her sport and contributed to the Carolina community through co-curricular activities. Former UNC football player is pursuing a joint MD/PhD. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Strength & Conditioning Honors Top Performers

The UNC Strength & Conditioning staff announced team awards for the 2018-19 school year, recognizing student-athletes from Olympic sports who excelled as part of in-season and out-of-season programs. Blaine Boyden from men's tennis and Marissa Creatore from field hockey – were recognized as their teams' Iron Rams for the third year in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Mark Gangloff Tabbed To Lead UNC Swimming And Diving Programs

, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most dynamic young leaders in collegiate swimming, has been named new head coach for the North Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving programs. Gangloff comes to UNC after seven years at the University of Missouri where he served as the Tigers' associate head coach. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels exceed national average in Academic Progress Rate in 23 sports

The 15 teams which registered perfect 1000s for 2017-18 in UNC’s single-year Academic Progress Rate include women’s cross country, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling. (UNC.edu)

Nine UNC Teams Earn APR Recognition Awards

Nine UNC athletic programs have earned NCAA Recognition Awards for outstanding Academic Progress Rates, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. That marks the third straight year UNC has won the most recognition awards among public schools in the ACC and ties Rutgers for the most awards won by any public school in the Power 5 Conferences. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Celebrates Year Of Successes At Rammy Awards

North Carolina Athletics celebrated the success of the past year Monday night at the seventh-annual Rammy Awards. Each spring, the evening highlights student-athlete achievement in athletics, academics and outreach, with plenty of laughs and cheers. This year's hosts included field hockey junior Marissa Creatore and men's basketball sophomore . (GoHeels.com)

Gold Medalist, All-American, Swimming Hall of Famer Thompson Mann Passes Away

An Olympic gold medalist, world record holder, and one of the greatest men's swimmers ever to represent the University of North Carolina, died April 4 at age 76. A Virginia native who was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1984, Mann was the first man to break the one-minute mark in the 100-meter backstroke. (GoHeels.com)

Five UNC Student-Athletes Earn Phi Beta Kappa Induction

Five Tar Heels were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society this week, recognizing outstanding academic performance as they represent UNC in a varsity sport. Student-athletes inducted were Jamie Antinori (gymnastics), Kate Boyer (swimming & diving), A.J. Rechenmacher (wrestling), Kelly Williams (rowing), and Caroline Young (rowing). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Swimming and Diving Coach Rich DeSelm To Step Down

, an All-America swimmer as a Tar Heel and member of UNC's swimming and diving coaching staff for nearly 30 years, is stepping down as UNC's head coach. "Recent medical testing has shown I have a cancer-related mass that will require surgery later this month. Our teams need energetic leadership at a level that I simply will not be able to provide." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Share Sports With Young Tar Heels

On Sunday, hundreds of girls and boys gathered at Fetzer Gym, where Tar Heel student-athletes from 13 women's teams taught kids about their sports as part of the Carolina Athletics celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. For a chaotic 90 minutes, members of North Carolina women's athletics teams demonstrated various aspects of their sports. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Swimming 4-0 After Double Dual Meet Wins In Annapolis

The North Carolina swimming and diving teams left the Penn State, Navy and UNC rematch Saturday with three more dual meet wins under their belt. For the second-straight season, the UNC women swept their opponents, winning 192-108 against Navy and 173-127 against Penn State. The men held the lead over the Nittany Lions to come out victorious, 155-145. (GoHeels.com)
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