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UNC Swimming & Diving Receive Scholar All-American Honors

The UNC men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been selected for Scholar All-American honors by the The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. UNC received the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their Spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. (

Tar Heels Place A Record 468 On ACC Academic Honor Roll

The 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday, includes 468 Tar Heels, a record number. It's the fifth straight year UNC has hit a new high total. The list includes members of all 28 of Carolina's varsity teams. Robyn Dryer, a member of the women's swimming & diving team who is in her first year of graduate school, was honored for the fifth time. (

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. (

4.0 Club Recognizes 43 UNC Student-Athletes

Forty-three UNC student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 4.0 Club for earning straight A's in the 2019 spring or fall semesters. Five Tar Heels – Natalie Chandler (soccer), Andrew Heise (swimming & diving), A.J. Rechenmacher (wrestling), Will Robbins (lacrosse) and Laura Sparling (soccer) – earned 4.0 grade point averages both semesters. (

AAC Champion Swimmer Adam Mahler To Transfer To UNC After 1 Year At ECU

Adam Mahler, a 2019 graduate of Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, will transfer to UNC after one season at East Carolina. ECU eliminated their men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s and women’s tennis programs in May. In his freshman season with the Pirates, Mahler helped ECU win the AAC team title. (Swim Swam)

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. (

UNC Recognizes Top 10 Scholar-Athlete Award Winners

Ten UNC student-athletes have been honored as this year's Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, recognizing seniors who have maintained the highest cumulative grade point averages as a member of a varsity team. The Top 10 Scholar-Athletes generally are recognized at UNC's Academic Awards Luncheon, which was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 shutdown. (

Seven UNC Teams Earn Public Recognition Awards For Top APRs

Seven UNC athletic programs earned perfect 1000s in Academic Progress Rates and received recognition awards from the NCAA, the third most recognition awards in the ACC and the most among public institutions in the ACC: Women's fencing, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis. (

Olympic dreams deferred

Two North Carolina legends offer advice to student-athletes whose Olympic hopes have been put on hold. In 1979, Sue Walsh swam the fastest 100-meter backstroke in the world, but her dreams were dashed when the U.S. boycotted the games. Women’s field hockey Head Coach also was counting on a trip to the 1980 Olympics 1980. (

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. (
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