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UNC Swimming and Diving Coach Rich DeSelm To Step Down

, an All-America swimmer as a Tar Heel and member of UNC's swimming and diving coaching staff for nearly 30 years, is stepping down as UNC's head coach. "Recent medical testing has shown I have a cancer-related mass that will require surgery later this month. Our teams need energetic leadership at a level that I simply will not be able to provide." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Share Sports With Young Tar Heels

On Sunday, hundreds of girls and boys gathered at Fetzer Gym, where Tar Heel student-athletes from 13 women's teams taught kids about their sports as part of the Carolina Athletics celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. For a chaotic 90 minutes, members of North Carolina women's athletics teams demonstrated various aspects of their sports. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Swimming 4-0 After Double Dual Meet Wins In Annapolis

The North Carolina swimming and diving teams left the Penn State, Navy and UNC rematch Saturday with three more dual meet wins under their belt. For the second-straight season, the UNC women swept their opponents, winning 192-108 against Navy and 173-127 against Penn State. The men held the lead over the Nittany Lions to come out victorious, 155-145. (GoHeels.com)

Sixteen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National Graduation Success Rates

16 UNC athletic teams exceeded the national average for NCAA Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes enrolling from 2008 to 2011: Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey Celebrates Shelton, Olympic Sports Notes

UNC baseball continued fall ball and Michael Busch picked up where he left off last spring. Ryan Gerard had a record-breaking day on Monday for the men's golf team, men's soccer won its seventh in a row, and women's soccer swept a two-game road trip. The swimming and diving teams defeated ECU, and Makenna Jones was on fire for women's tennis in California. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Swimming & Diving Helps Ronald McDonald House Prepare For Hurricane

With Hurricane Florence approaching, the residents of North and South Carolina continue to prepare for the storm as best they can. So on Tuesday, when coach of UNC's swimming and diving program heard that the Ronald McDonald House just off campus needed help with final preparations, he reached out to his remaining student-athletes in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (GoHeels.com)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (GoHeels.com)

21 UNC Swimmers & Divers Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americas

The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America has selected 1,069 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. UNC was credited with 21 student-athletes on Scholar All-America Teams - 12 women and nine men - 20 swimmers and one diver. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)
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