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270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (

100 in 100: Moore County’s Charles Waddell, 3-sport standout at UNC

A 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end for the Tar Heels, caught 41 passes for 571 yards and seven touchdowns in his career earning All-ACC and All-America honors in 1974. Waddell also ran track at UNC while spending the 1973-74 season as a member of coach ’s basketball team, making him the Tar Heels’ last three-sport letterman. (North State Journal)

Tar Heel Firsts: The first UNC NCAA championship

The NCAA Track and Field Championships were held in 1921. the first official championship in any sport. Seven years after that, a team of four UNC athletes competed in the now defunct four mile relay. The team of Hoyt Pritchett, Minor Barkley, June Fisher, and Galen Elliot ran a time of 20:41.1 to win the race and UNC's first NCAA championship. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Track Standout Lauryn Hall Prepares For Season From Home In Alabama

“At first I was just running around the neighborhood and running miles,” UNC Track standout Lauryn Hall said from her home in Alabama. Hall ran the fourth fastest 60 meter time in UNC history last season, along with achieving personal best records as well. With UNC's new coaching staff, staying touch has been huge during the COVID-19 pandemic. (WAFF)

UNC will start returning student-athletes and staff to campus this week

A few weeks ago the NCAA announced that they would let student-athletes return to campus for voluntary activities. Now that the door is cracked open for sports to return, UNC has announced their plan to get student-athletes across all sports back on campus and hopefully back into competition. Here’s when each team/staff member will return to campus: (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Carolina Insider Live! May 28, 2020

Dre' Bly and tell Adam Lucas and Jones Angell how playing for and got them interested in coaching and why UNC is the perfect place for this step in their careers. Also, an honor for men's tennis player , reminiscing from , and Jones challenges a Tar Heel track coaches world record. Read More...

Five Tar Heels Earn USTFCCCA All-America Honors

Five Tar Heels received All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Track & Field season, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday. Daniel McArthur, the two-time defending ACC champion in the men's shot put, earned All-America recognition after qualifying for his second straight NCAA Indoor Championships. (

UNC Track Coach Sets Unofficial World Record for Fastest Mile While Dribbling

Dylan Sorensen is coaching distance runners at North Carolina and was inspired by ESPN’s documentary. He, in turn, wanted to inspire Tar Heel runners on his 30th birthday last Friday. So Sorensen went out and set a world record by running a mile in 4 minutes, 37 seconds while dribbling a basketball and wearing Jordan’s No. 23 UNC jersey. (USA Today)

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. (

'Attitude and resilience': UNC's Chris Miltenberg emphasizes team values during pandemic

When the NCAA canceled competition in March, UNC track and field and cross country director Chris Miltenberg was devastated because the team was building momentum entering the NCAA Indoor Championships, but he remained positive. Prior to the cancellation, UNC was showing strides toward improvement for a previously fledgling program. (Daily Tar Heel)
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