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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. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Staff Announces Team Awards

The Iron Ram Award goes to the top all-around performer on each team, and winners are honored with photos hanging in the Loudermilk Center Olympic sports weight room. Three Tar Heels – Marcus Krah from men's track and field, Anna Keefer from women's track and field and Mia Fradenburg from volleyball – earned the award for the second straight year. (

UNC Track & Field On Its Way Back Up

When Chris Miltenberg accepted the director position at Carolina, the track and field community buzzed – could he attract the staff and the student-athletes that would make it possible for the Tar Heels to return to the top? The quick answer, yes. Recruits took notice of the changes. By Wednesday, UNC had added 26 undergraduates to the 2020-21 rosters. (

UNC lands commitment from Florida track star Craig Saddler II

Standout hurdler Craig (C.J.) Saddler II got a first-hand taste of the storied North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry on his recruiting trip to UNC. “North Carolina is a powerhouse basketball school. I would love to build the program with the track team and let us all succeed. UNC was my final visit. There was no doubt UNC was the right place for me.” (Miami Herald)

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 Celebrates Outstanding Performances With Rammy Awards

The eighth-annual Rammy Awards had a different look from previous years but recognized the same outstanding level of Tar Heel talent, honoring top performances by UNC student-athletes and teams over the past year. The 2020 edition of the Carolina Athletics awards show took place online, with honors announced on the @GoHeels Twitter account. (

Three Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Track & Field Academic Honors

Three UNC track and field athletes earned All-ACC Academic honors for their work during the 2019-20 school year. Senior Alex Milligan joined juniors Anna Keffer and Madias Loper in earning the honor, which requires student-athletes to have a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during their academic career. (

Four UNC Student-Athletes Honored With Chancellor's Awards

Katie Hoeg, a senior on the North Carolina women's lacrosse team, has been selected as the winner of this year's Memorial Award, an honor that goes each year to one outstanding UNC student-athlete. Other award winners for 2019-20 are Nicole Greene (Track & Field), Ashley Smith (Cross Country/ Track & Field), and Ezra Wright (Fencing) (

Why Chris Miltenberg left powerhouse Stanford to lead the UNC track and field program

When Chris Miltenberg became the director of North Carolina’s track and field and cross country program back in June 2019, it wasn’t easy to walk away from the powerhouse that he had built at Stanford. It took a special alignment of factors to come to Chapel Hill, like the opportunity to rebuild a program and make it a national contender once again. (Daily Tar Heel)

Heels At Home: How UNC Student-Athletes Are Staying Fit While Apart

UNC student-athletes have had to display discipline, dedication and creativity to remain fit while social distancing. Read about how they've done it, some from their hometowns and some from their off-campus housing in Chapel Hill. Jamie Ortega, Women's Lacrosse: "It's just so weird. Like, why am I home, shooting on my high school field alone?" (
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