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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)

A Year After Her Breakthrough, Shalane Flanagan Runs On

When you are the first American to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years, you have two choices. You could go out on top. Or you could try to defend your title. And that's what , one of the best American distance runners in a generation, decided to do in New York on Sunday. She had to settle for third. Now Flanagan’s career is again at a crossroads. (New York Times)

Tar Heels Celebrate Heeloween At Children's Hospital

Halloween became Heeloween Wednesday as UNC student-athletes hosted their annual holiday party for patients at UNC Children's Hospital. Approximately 40 costumed Tar Heels participated, including members of the cross country, field hockey, men's golf, women's golf, gymnastics, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, rowing, softball and track and field teams. (GoHeels.com)

Jack Skahan Helps UNC Men's Soccer To Division Title, Olympic Sports Notes

Behind a strong performance by Jack Skahan, the North Carolina men's soccer team clinched the ACC Coastal Division title for the fourth straight season with a 1-0 win over Duke on Tuesday. Enyaeva Michelin claimed second-team All-ACC honors for the cross country team, fencing opened its season, field hockey remained unbeaten and both Tar Heel golf teams were in action. (GoHeels.com)

Field Hockey Clinches Regular Season Title, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

UNC's field hockey team wrapped up an undefeated ACC regular season, the baseball team excelled during its Fall World Series and Enyaeva Michelin continued her strong fall for the cross country team. Jennifer Zhou demonstrated composure at the Tar Heel Invitational, Alessia Russo continued her hot streak, men's soccer dropped a heartbreaker ,and more. (GoHeels.com)

Interview with ESPN broadcaster, former UNC track athlete Josina Anderson

has worked hard to get where she is. The former track and field athlete at the University of North Carolina fought her way on to ESPN's radar by breaking multiple national stories at Fox 31 in Denver. After joining ESPN in 2011, she was named the network's first female NFL Insider in 2015, joining other Insiders Schefter and Chris Mortensen. (Sporting News)

Darryl Shaw: His Hero Beyond the Track

Darryl Shaw is no stranger to adversity. After a serious ankle injury left the two-time All-ACC student-athlete unable to compete on UNC's track team last year, Shaw was forced to step away and focus on his recovery. Finally cleared and ready to compete for his senior year, Shaw is more motivated than ever going into the season. One of the biggest motivators? His father. (GoHeels.com)

How Shalane Flanagan Overcame Setbacks And Won The NYC Marathon

: A professional runner is a lifestyle. It’s not your typical 9-5 job. I am “working” seven days a week and making daily decisions that allow me to prepare and recover from my training. A typical day starts at 6 a.m., eat breakfast, run 80 minutes, gym and core work, lunch, nap for an hour, therapy session, then an evening run of 30-60 minutes, dinner and to bed at 9 p.m. (Forbes)

Montesdeoca Continues Extra-Time Success, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

No. 3 UNC men's soccer continued its recent extra-time success, defeating No. 8 Notre Dame 1-0 in the second period of extra time. Men's cross country posted a stellar performance at the Battle in Beantown and the top-ranked field hockey team beat No. 4 Duke. Women's golf's Kelly Whaley kept rolling, and women's soccer has posted three straight shutouts. (GoHeels.com)

Get To Know UNC's NCAA High Jump Champion, Nicole Green

For 11 years, members of the UNC track & field team eagerly pursued the dream of becoming a national champion. Though many came close, it was Nicole Greene who stepped onto the national stage and finally captured the coveted title at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Green hit a mark of 6-1 1/2 in a seven-round jump-off to win the NCAA title. (GoHeels.com)

Shalane Flanagan has gone the distance in career beyond compare

Former UNC track and cross country star 's accomplishments in distance running make her one of the best athletes in the world — and really, in American history. The list of medals, races and records run and set by the pride of Marblehead might wind up longer than the various distances she's mastered over her 15-year professional career. (Salem News)

Shalane Flanagan on elevating other athletes through inspiration and diet

It was a history making moment as , at age 36, became the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. This summer, she announced she's coming back for more. "You make yourself a marathoner or a runner. You put in the work, you run the race, the clock tells you how good you are. You put in the work and you're rewarded." (CBS News)
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