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Four UNC Student-Athletes Earn Phi Beta Kappa Induction

Four UNC student-athletes have been selected for Phi Beta Kappa honorary society induction this spring. Andrew Fregenal (fencing), Madeline Kraft (cross country), Emerson Porter (track & field) and Sofia Triana (rowing) were among 213 students honored. Their induction brings the number of student-athletes honored this school year to nine. (

West Virginia sprint champion Sebastian Spencer commits to UNC Track & Field

Sebastian Spencer, who owns the 100- and 200-meter West Virginia state records, announced Thursday that he will be attending the University of North Carolina to continue his academic and track careers. In the 100 meters, he ran a 10.50 last year and, in the 200, a 21.61 in 2018. Spencer plans to minor in business at UNC and later attend law school. (Weirton Daily Times)

ACC Cancels All Athletic Activities Through End of 2019-20 Academic Year

Following further consultation with the league’s member institutions, and after previously suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the ACC is canceling all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. (The ACC)

Four Tar Heels Earn Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

Four UNC seniors are among 50 student-athletes from the ACC selected as Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship and Award recipients. Tar Heels honored are Mia Fradenburg (volleyball), Katie Hoeg (lacrosse), Taylor Koenen (basketball), and McKinley McNeill (track & field). Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward her graduate education. (

Mack Brown, Julius Peppers, Dennis Craddock Selected To N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame

, the winningest football coach in University of North Carolina history; Former Track & Field coach , who won more Atlantic Coast Conference titles than any coach in any sport; and , a two-sport star at UNC and a nine-time NFL Pro Bowler are members of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020. (

Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (

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)

Four Tar Heels Elected to North Carolina High School Track and Field Hall of Fame

A group of four Tar Heels were elected Monday into the second class of the North Carolina High School Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame. Olympians and Joan Nesbit Mabe join Dr. DeAnne Davis Brooks and Karen Godlock in earning this honor, with all four to be inducted at a ceremony in Winston-Salem on February 1. (

Five UNC Student-Athletes Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Five Tar Heel student-athletes were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society on November 6. Katie Hoeg (women's lacrosse), Jackie Litynski (women's fencing), Luke Peterson (men's cross country/track), Liz Roberts (women's basketball) and (women's fencing) were among 162 North Carolina students honored at the fall ceremony. (

National mile champion, 6x state champ Taryn Parks signs with Tar Heels

Surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and community on Monday, Taryn Parks announced her decision to commit to the University of North Carolina. A three-time cross country national qualifier, the 2019 New Balance national indoor mile champion, and a six-time Pennsylvania state champ, Parks garnered the attention of the nation’s top schools. (Hagerstown Herald-Mail)
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