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Carolina Leadership Academy Honors Tar Heel Standouts

The Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy identifies and recognizes top leaders each year with the Leader of Distinction Award. Eighteen Tar Heel student-athletes were selected for the honor for 2020-21, but with COVID limiting gatherings in the spring of 2021, Leadership Academy Executive Director Shelley Johnson had to get creative. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Swimming and Diving Enters COVID Protocols

The University of North Carolina swimming and diving program announced on Tuesday morning that its dual meet with NC State, scheduled for Friday in Chapel Hill, would be postponed due to COVID-related protocols within the North Carolina program. This meet was the first scheduled action for the swimming and diving program for the spring season. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC To Host National Girls And Women In Sports Day Celebration On Feb 6

Young Tar Heel fans pre-K through eighth grade are invited to join the UNC women's sports teams for the 2022 UNC National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual event to highlight women's athletics at UNC. The NGWSD celebration is set for Feb. 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Practice Complex on UNC's campus. There is no charge to participate. (GoHeels.com)

A Christmas Surprise: Swimming Scholarship in Honor of Former Coach Rich DeSelm

The DeSelm family were opening their presents around the Christmas tree last year when former UNC Swimming and Diving Coach was told by his wife, Tracy, and his two children, Grant and Claire, that they had one more surprise gift for him. But it wasn’t your typical Christmas gift. Instead, Tracy, Grant and Claire would be endowing a scholarship at Carolina. (Rams Club)

Sue Walsh Listed Among 100 Greatest Collegiate Swimmers & Divers

, one of the most decorated athletes to ever compete at UNC, has been named among the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association's 100 Greatest Swimmers & Divers of the past century. Walsh was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, held American records in multiple events, and won 10 national collegiate championships. (GoHeels.com)

UNC diver Emily Grund raising awareness, funds for other young people with cancer

UNC diver Emily Grund had never heard of her cancer before, and she wants to do something about that. She is sharing her story with other student groups at Carolina to help spread the word to others and support UNC Lineberger’s AYA Cancer program, which focuses on physical, mental, and emotional needs of young adults ages 13-39 with cancer. (UNC Lineberger)

UNC Diver Emily Grund Announces Remission From Leukemia

University of North Carolina diver Emily Grund announced on Instagram Wednesday that her leukemia has been declared in remission. Grund received an outpouring of support on social media from swimming and diving teams across the country. Grund has qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of her three seasons diving for the Tar Heels. (Swim Swam)

Safety Guidelines For UNC Winter Sports Through December

UNC is excited to welcome fans back for Winter sports events, including basketball, gymnastics, swimming & diving and wrestling. As with Fall events, safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff, and the UNC community remains a priority. Everyone attending events must comply with local protocols and the University's COVID-19 Community Standards. (GoHeels.com)

Recapping UNC Olympians' performances in Tokyo

UNC had two former women's soccer stars on the US team that medaled in yet another Olympics. and come home with a bronze. Pitcher Ryder Ryan threw five scoreless innings across four games, including a scoreless inning a losing effort in the Gold Medal Game. qualified in the 400m hurdles but did not medal. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (August 6 Update)

The USA baseball team beat South Korea to advance to gold medal match against Japan. Ryder Ryan has been phenomenal in relief, pitching four innings, surrendering one hit, no runs, and no walks while striking out four. Ryan also picked up the semifinal win against South Korea. Ryan and are guaranteed at least a silver medal. (All Tar Heels)
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