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UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Bubba Cunningham says in the video, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer.

Seven UNC Programs Honored For Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring seven athletic programs at North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The seven Tar Heel squads honored this year include women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball.

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller inspires team

Under Miller’s leadership, the fencing program has taken off. The team that was once all walk-ons is now 85 percent recruits, and both the men and women are ranked in the top 15 in the country. But fencing is about more than just a talented team. “The main issue is that everyone cares about everyone else — that everyone supports everyone else,” Miller said. “That your teammates are your family.”

UNC Programs Honored For Top APR Rates

The NCAA is honoring six UNC athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. UNC led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams.

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller spent a lifetime teaching what he calls ‘the ultimate sport’

Fencing coach Ron Miller has been at UNC Chapel Hill since 1967, and, close to 70, has no plans to retire. “That’s the question I get about 20 times a year,” Miller said. “And a lot of coaches that recruit against us, that’s one off the first things they say to kids — that I’m going to retire.” Miller does not look like he is near retirement.

UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings

UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points.

Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's Total

While representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176.

Tar Heels Exceed National GSR Average

UNC's latest Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is 86 percent, five points higher than the national average. The NCAA released data today for the incoming class of 2006. Carolina had 10 varsity teams that scored 100 percent, including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, rowing, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and volleyball.

Leadership Academy Celebrates 2012-13

The Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy celebrated its ninth year of excellence in student-athlete leadership training at its year-end banquet, held April 15 in the Concourse Club of the Blue Zone. The event, attended by students, coaches and administrators, included its hallmark elements as well as several new additions.

Jonathan Cooper, Scott Goodwin, Hans Peng Honored At Chancellor's Awards

Three Tar Heel student-athletes were honored Thursday afternoon at the annual Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Academics and Student Activities and Leadership. Jonathan Cooper, Scott Goodwin and Hans Peng were among outstanding UNC students recognized at the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

UNC Sixth In Directors' Cup Standings

North Carolina ranks sixth in the latest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division I Standings, announced Wednesday. The Tar Heels gained points in winter competition for finishing 12th in women's swimming, 13th in fencing, 22nd in wrestling, 29th in men's swimming and 52nd in women's track and field. UNC leads all ACC schools in the standings.

UNC scores highly in NCAA graduation rate report

In a report that showed student-athletes nationwide are graduating from colleges at a higher rate than the general enrollment. Student-athletes at North Carolina graduated at an 88 percent clip, up one percentage point from a year ago. At UNC, the five teams with 100 percent graduation rates were men’s fencing and women’s rowing, golf and gymnastics.

Eight Named Phi Beta Kappa

Eight members of UNC's varsity athletic programs were among the UNC students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society this spring. Caroline Boneparth (women's soccer), Will Bondurant (swimming team manager), Marion Boulicault (women's fencing), Ali Hawkins (women's soccer), Meredith Newton (women's lacrosse), Chip Peterson (men's swimming), Brittany Walsh (rowing) and Kaitlin Williamson (women's fencing) earned the honor in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

Two Tar Heels Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Two North Carolina student-athletes - Barden Berry, a member of the men's golf team, and J.J. Raynor, a member of the women's fencing team - have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. They join field hockey player Heather Kendell, who was inducted in the fall, as Tar Heel student-athletes tapped for the society in 2007-08.

Tar Heels Excel In NCAA's Academic Progress Report

All 28 University of North Carolina varsity athletic programs met the standards for successful Academic Progress Ratings including 23 sports that exceeded the national average for their respective sports. Six programs - men's and women's swimming and diving, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics and volleyball - scored a perfect 1,000 over the last four years.

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