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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. (North State Journal)

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. (

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, 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. (Tar Heel Blog)

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.” (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Programs Honored For Top APR Rates

The NCAA is honoring six University of North Carolina 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. Carolina 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. (Burlington Times-News)

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. (

The story of John Cline, UNC’s last men’s cross country All-American

John Cline knew this feeling well, and embraced it. I’m not sure drinking two liters of Mountain Dew is a good idea for your nerves before any race, but Cline did it for every race of his life, including the biggest one – the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Championship in 1997. In the heart of November, the best collegiate runners from across the country and a handful from around the world flocked to Furman University. (Cardboard Gerald)

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. (

BassPack beats Carolina

NC State was successful in its first trip to University Lake in Chapel Hill this past weekend as UNC and NC State competed in what was Carolina's first-ever bass fishing tournament. The Pack came in at 43 pounds, nine ounces, while the Tar Heels caught 16 pounds, three ounces. Alex Freeman said it always feels good beating Carolina. "I could never get tired [of] beating Carolina. We may not be able to beat them in basketball, but we're definitely not going to lose to them in bass fishing."


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