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Carolina Wrestling Q&A: What Makes A Great Teammate?

Time away from the mat has given UNC wrestlers an opportunity to recharge and reflect on their accomplishments from the past season. As the down time continues, we asked several members of the Carolina Wrestling program this question: What makes a great teammate? Hear from coaches and student-athletes on the aspects and value of a great teammate. (

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. (

4.0 Club Recognizes 43 UNC Student-Athletes

Forty-three UNC student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 4.0 Club for earning straight A's in the 2019 spring or fall semesters. Five Tar Heels – Natalie Chandler (soccer), Andrew Heise (swimming & diving), A.J. Rechenmacher (wrestling), Will Robbins (lacrosse) and Laura Sparling (soccer) – earned 4.0 grade point averages both semesters. (

UNC Wrestler Max Shaw Discusses Freshman Season, Future In Chapel Hill

UNC wrestler Max Shaw put together a strong freshman season that positions him as a young wrestler to watch in the near future. Shaw, a football and wrestling standout from Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, placed in four open tournaments last season. This week, Shaw discussed last season and his future as a Tar Heel. (

'Believe in ourselves': UNC wrestling aims for success amid uncertainty

Before the remainder of winter and spring competition was canceled by the NCAA due to the spread of COVID-19, the North Carolina wrestling team had built unprecedented momentum. Three Tar Heel wrestlers won individual ACC Championships, four more qualified for the NCAA Championships, and the team finished No. 7 in the NWCA Coaches’ Poll. (Daily Tar Heel)

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. (

Cade Lautt Earns Excellence Award From National Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Incoming UNC freshman Cade Lautt was among the winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award, announced Thursday by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The award recognizes the nation's most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service. (

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. (

Video: Interview with UNC Wrestling Associate Head Coach Tony Ramos

UNC Wrestling Associate Head Coach Tony Ramos was instrumental in signing an incoming recruiting class that was ranked third in the nation about two weeks ago. He discusses the excitement surrounding that group along with a Tar Heel team that is returning nine wrestlers with past NCAA experience. That and much more in our Quarant-Interview. (The Open Mat)

Austin O'Connor Discusses 2019-20 Wrestling Season, Moving Forward

Last season, redshirt sophomore Austin O'Connor posted one of the best seasons in UNC Wrestling history, going 25-1 on his way to winning an ACC title at 149 pounds and was set to be the number two seed at the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This week, Austin sat down to answer a few questions as the team awaits its return to Chapel Hill. (
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