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Here is Every Tar Heel Heading to Paris for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics

A sizable contingent of current and former Tar Heel standouts is headed to Paris for the Summer Olympics, which begin July 24. Former NCAA champions and Meredith Sholder will take the field with Team USA in field hockey. Former UNC tennis star and Australian Open doubles champion Rinky Hijikata will represent his native Australia. (

UNC diver Aranza Vazquez prepares for second Olympic appearance

After placing sixth in the 3-meter springboard competition at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, UNC diver has one personal goal left to check off before her time at UNC ends — medaling at the Olympics. "Being on the podium, I think that’s my biggest dream," Vazquez said. "At that point, I don’t care about the color, as long as it’s metal, I want it." (Daily Tar Heel)

Lucas: Born and Bred - The Long Way Back

UNC's best individual medal hope at the Paris 2024 Olympics was discovered at a hair salon. was just a four-year-old in La Paz, Mexico, when she was spotted by her future coach. Vazquez’s aunt had a hair salon where Aranza would sometimes pass the afternoons. On one of those days, she was spotted by diving coach Yuniesky Hernandez. (Rams Club)

UNC incoming freshman swimmer Martin Kartavi headed to Olympics

Years ago, Martin Kartavi made a deal with his childhood friends: If any of them qualified for the Olympics, they would go together and get matching tattoos. Now their flights are all booked for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Kartavi, 20, will compete for his home country, Israel, in the 50m Freestyle before joining UNC Swimming & Diving this fall. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four UNC Swimming & Diving members set to compete in Paris Olympics

Four members of the UNC swim & dive team are set to compete in the 2024 Olympics. is familiar with the Olympics. In 2021, the senior competed in the Tokyo Olympics for Team Mexico and made history as the first UNC women's diver to compete in the Games. While in Tokyo, Vazquez finished sixth in the 3-meter springboard competition. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Swimming & Diving Boasts 17 CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Seventeen UNC swimmers were named to the 2023-24 College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team. Louis Dramm, Boyd Poelke and Noah Rutberg earned first-team honors on the men's side as Georgia Nel, Greer Pattison, Lily Reader, Madeline Smith, Skyler Smith and Elizabeth Sowards on the women's. (

Best and Worst Moments of the 2023-24 UNC Sports Season

The 2023-24 UNC sports season has officially come to an end. In a little more than a month, the next season will be underway with the first official practices for the football program. But before then, let’s look back and reflect on the season that was, and its best and worst moments. Best: Leads UNC Field Hockey to 11th National Title. (

UNC Swimming & Diving Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Team

The North Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been named Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. To qualify, teams must achieve a 3.0 GPA for the 2024 spring semester. The women's team posted a 3.58 GPA for the spring semester. The men's team recorded a 3.52 GPA. (

Tar Heel Swimmers Have Strong Showing At U.S. Olympic Trials

This past week, eight UNC swimmers competed in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, testing themselves against the best swimmers from across the country. A rising senior from San Jose, Calif., Skyler Smith finished 12th in the women's 100 breast preliminaries with a time of 1:08.48 to advance to the semifinals. (

RJ Davis, Aranza Vazquez take top honors at Rammys

UNC honored the best athletes and performances of the last year at the annual Rammys on Monday night. The top male and female athletes were no surprise, as All-American guard and four-time NCAA champion diver took home top honors. ’s left-handed touchdown pass at Pittsburgh was named Play of the Year. (Tar Heel Tribune)
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