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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. (

UNC Honors ACC Top Six For Service Award Recipients

Each year, UNC Athletics selects six student-athletes or teams to receive ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding community outreach. Honorees for 2019-20 are the UNC men's and women's soccer teams, the wrestling team, Brooke Bauer (swimming), Patrick Lyons (lacrosse), Elizabeth Mitchell (rowing), and (basketball). (

Three Tar Heels Selected For NCAA Career In Sports Forum

Three Tar Heels have been selected to participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, an annual event that brings together NCAA student-athletes to explore potential careers in sports, with a focus on college athletics. North Carolina juniors Megan Dray (softball), Juliana Micchia (rowing) and Mary-O Soule (swimming & diving) were picked for the program. (

2-time All-American Walker Davis commits to UNC Swimming

Walker Davis, who hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina. A junior at Albemarle High School and 2-time NISCA All-American, Davis won the 100 back (48.63) and was runner-up in the 50 free (20.51) at the 2020 Virginia High School Class 5A State Swimming and Diving Championships. (Swim Swam)

UNC celebrates eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

It was a day of celebrating women's sports at North Carolina, as 15 varsity teams representing 36 national championships greeted over 1,200 visitors for UNC's eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Each team set up a station with a "mini-clinic" so the hundreds of grade-school children could get autographs from their favorite UNC athletes. (Daily Tar Heel)
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