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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. (

Aranza Vazquez Sweeps ACC Diving Gold Medals

UNC's won the platform diving competition Friday at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships and became the first diver to sweep the 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform competitions since 2008. Vazquez won the 3-meter competition Tuesday and recorded a meet record on the 1-meter Wednesday to sweep the springboard events. (

Emily Grund, Alex Hart Earn First ACC Diver Of The Week Awards

North Carolina swept the ACC weekly diving awards for the third straight week as Alex Hart and Emily Grund each received the honor for the first time in their careers. Grund blew the competition away at the Virginia Tech Invitational, posting her second-best score of the season in the 3-meter with 373.95. Hart won the event by more than 40 points. (

UNC Swimming and Diving Sweeps Duke on Senior Night

What better way to celebrate Senior Night than by sweeping your rivals from down the road? That’s exactly what the UNC swimming and diving teams did Friday night in Chapel Hill, posting wins over the Blue Devils on both the men’s and women’s sides. Though the seniors were honored, it was UNC freshman Louis Dramm who stole the show. (

After cancer treatment, UNC diver Emily Grund makes her return to the pool

There was a time when Emily Grund doubted the possibility of ever diving again. But, in the words of her head coach Yaidel Gamboa, she’s better and stronger than before. The North Carolina redshirt senior diver made her long-awaited comeback to the pool this season after battling acute promyelocytic leukemia – a form of bone marrow cancer – last year. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC's National Girls & Women In Sports Day Celebration Set For Jan. 22

Young Tar Heel fans are invited to join UNC women's sports teams for 2023 UNC National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual event to highlight women's athletics at Carolina. The NGWSD celebration is Jan. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Practice Complex on the UNC campus. The free event is for girls and boys pre-K through eighth grade. (
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