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UNC Women's Fencing Surprises, Olympic Sports Notes
For the first time in North Carolina women's fencing program history, the Tar Heels claimed the ACC title, beating Duke for the first since 2015 and then defeating the Blue Devils and Notre Dame, the defending NCAA champion, in a fence-off. Timmy Kelly scored a career-high four goals to lead the Carolina men's lacrosse team to a 13-11 victory at Johns Hopkins.
North Carolina Claims First ACC Women's Fencing Championship
UNC claimed its first ACC championship in women's fencing Sunday, pulling off an upset of epic proportions by beating Duke for the first time since 2015 and then claiming fence-offs against the Blue Devils and Notre Dame, the defending NCAA champion. The third-seeded Tar Heels celebrated on the Carmichael Arena court, donning "ACC Champion" caps and t-shirts.
Ron Miller A Constant For Carolina Fencing
If the person he's speaking with attended North Carolina, they'll often start reflecting on their time there and how, at some point in the late 1900s, they learned about fencing in a physical education class taught by Ron Miller, the fencing team's head coach. "Yep, Coach Miller is still here." And that's been the case for the last 51 years.
UNC's Graduation Success Rate Rises In NCAA Data
Nine Carolina teams scored 100 percent for the four-year period in their respective Graduation Success Rates (GSR) including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball. Nineteen sports topped 80 percent and 23 sports reached at least 75 percent in the GSR.
Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs
The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball.
Two UNC Student-Athletes Tapped For Golden Fleece
Two Tar Heel student-athletes – Ezra Baeli-Wang and Annie Kingman – were among the 29 most recent inductees to UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece, UNC's oldest honorary society. Baeli-Wang is a member of the men’s fencing team. Kingman is a member of the women’s soccer team. Both are members of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
UNC fencer Sarah Hanvy sings national anthem at Final Four
In February, 2016, UNC sabre captain Sarah Hanvy was getting ready to compete at Duke’s Card Gym when, like any good fencer, she saw an opening and exploited it. “The P.A. system broke,” she said. That meant that officials couldn’t play the recording of the Star Spangled Banner to start the meet. “I’d always wanted to sing the national anthem,” Hanvy said.
UNC fencing coach Ron Miller: A man of hard work and dedication
As the start of coach Ron Miller’s 50th season nears, the fencing room at Fetzer Gym rings with the same booming voice that once echoed in the basement of Bynum Hall and the old “tin can” gymnasium where his fencing classes were first held. After legendary basketball coach Dean Smith’s retirement in 1997, Miller became the longest tenured coach at UNC.
Tar Heels' Graduation Success Rate At 82 Percent
UNC’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes for the incoming cohort of academic years 2006-2009 is 82 percent in data released today by the NCAA. Seven Carolina teams scored 100 percent in their respective GSRs, including women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball.
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.