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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). (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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)

Tar Heels Gain From ACC Summer Development Program

Eleven Tar Heels participated in the ACC's Professional Development Academy over the summer, gaining valuable experience during a time when many plans were derailed by COVID-19. The six-week virtual program gave each participant the opportunity to forge new connections, learn from a range of speakers, and develop personal and career goals. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic hopefuls reflect after postponed Trials

Three UNC athletes dreamed about making it to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and they dreamed of what their performance at the Trials would have to be like to make it there. What they did not dream, though, was having their training uprooted and packing their bags to return home instead of going to their Olympic Trials because of a pandemic. (Daily Tar Heel)

Podcast: Sue Walsh, Tar Heel Olympian, continues her legacy through ForevHER Tar Heels

Former UNC Swimming great Sue Walsh discusses her Olympic beginnings and initiatives for female student-athlete empowerment, but not without first highlighting some of her fondest memories at UNC. Walsh also discusses the ForeverHER Tar Heels initiative to champion and empower female student-athletes and look into global issues since Title IX. (Spotify)

Princeton Swimmer Addison Smith Transfers To UNC After Ivy League Cancels Fall Sports

Addison Smith will transfer from Princeton University to UNC. She will have 3 seasons of eligibility remaining. The Tennessee native spent one season at Princeton, but the school has announced it that will make the entire fall semester remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Ivy League has canceled all sports for the fall semester. (Swim Swam)
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