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What you missed at the 2016 Rammys
The fourth annual Rammy Awards featured plenty of fanfare — from rap videos and sword fights to Theo Pinson accepting awards he didn’t win. Here’s what you missed on Monday at Memorial Hall. The men’s basketball team fell short of an NCAA Championship, but the national runners-up took home plenty of hardware at the event.
Seven UNC Programs Honored For Top APRs
The NCAA is honoring seven athletic programs at UNC 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.
My Carolina Experience: Joe Kinderwater
Joe Kinderwater could easily have gone to programs that were higher ranked than UNC when he graduated from high school in 2007, but he was attracted to the potential in the team that then new Tar Heel head coach Rich DeSelm was building. “I chose UNC for its academics, school spirit, and reputation. I had faith that I’d be able to grow in all aspects of my life by being a Tar Heel.”
Nine Tar Heels earn All-America honors at NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships
Coach Rich DeSelm had two goals for the UNC women’s swimming and diving team at this weeks NCAA championships in Atlanta — move up in the standings from the team’s 19th place finish the past two years and have all five relay races score. The Tar Heels finished 18th with 66 team points and all relays scored to earn eight swimmers All-America honors.
Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In Fall
Sixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester.
Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Weaver-James Corrigan Recognition
Four UNC student-athletes were among 52 from around the ACC announced Wednesday as recipients of Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards. Seniors Casey Di Nardo, Emma Nunn, Marcus Paige and Houston Summers were recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers in Chapel Hill.
Video: Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC
The annual Girls and Women in Sports Day took place in Fetzer Gym on Sunday, January 17. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to spend time with their favorite Carolina women's teams.
My Carolina Experience: Sam Lewis
Athletically, Carolina provides an experience that is rivaled by very few other schools. All of the teams here not only strive for excellence, but also often reach it. I have been swimming for 15 years, but one of my favorite swimming memories comes from my freshman year at UNC.
Tar Heels Serve The Community For Carolina Outreach
UNC students were on fall break last Thursday and Friday, giving Tar Heels the chance to rest, catch up on school work and in some cases head home for the weekend. But many student-athletes who stayed in Chapel Hill for practice and competition also spent time helping out in the Chapel Hill community. Take a look at some recent Carolina Outreach outreach activities.
My Carolina Experience: Candace Cooper
When Candace Cooper came to Carolina she had no idea she was making history, but when she joined the team in 2008, she became the first African-American female to swim at UNC. Though the lack of people of color in her sport was something Cooper had grown accustomed to it was also something she knew early into her career she wanted to be a part of changing.
UNC alum Chip Peterson's Olympic goal has ironic twist
Eight years ago, Chip Peterson stopped the timer five seconds after his U.S. teammate Fran Crippen at the finish of the 10-kilometer open water swim off Copacabana Beach. Peterson dried off and collected a silver medal in the brilliant sunshine of Rio de Janeiro. It was not the last time Peterson would stand on a podium, but it was the last time he would feel completely well for many years.
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots
A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.
Tar Heels Starring At Pan American Games
Current and former Tar Heel athletes are in the spotlight this month, competing at the Pan American Games in Toronto. On Sunday, former UNC swimming star Chip Peterson won gold in the men’s 10-K open water race, beating out fellow USA teammate David Heron by four seconds.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 25-No. 21
Once again this July, GoHeels.com will count down the top 25 wins of the school year. Check back around noon EDT each weekday for the latest update before the No. 1 win is revealed on July 17. The countdown begins today with thrilling regular season wins from women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball, wrestling and swimming and diving.
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
After finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th.