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30 Tar Heel Swimmers Heading To Olympic Trials
The U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming will be held June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Neb. and is one of the premier events in all sports. This event serves as the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Thirty swimmers with ties to UNC will be competing in this year's Olympic Trials.
UNC diving duo pushing each other in quest for Rio
Elissa Dawson and Jack Nyqusit are teammates in Chapel Hill and hope to be teammates on Team USA in Rio. Both will compete at this weekend's Olympic trials in Indianapolis. "We actually had the winter nationals at the same exact pool, so we know how the environment will be,” Nyqusit said. “I guess there were a little less cameras at winter nationals."
Three diving Tar Heels will compete in Olympic trials next week
UNC has never had a diving Olympian, but that could change next week when three Tar Heels compete in the Olympic Trials in Indianapolis with a chance at qualifying for the games in Rio de Janeiro. Two of the three divers, Elissa Dawson and Jack Nyquist, are current members of UNC’s diving team. The third, Michole Timm, graduated from UNC in 2015.
Tar Heels Honored With ACC Awards For Outstanding Service
Austin Proehl, Football - Proehl is an eager and enthusiastic volunteer and makes frequent trips to read with local elementary school students. Members of the football team visit UNC Hospitals before each home game, and he is always among the group. No matter the opportunity or audience, Proehl brings energy and a positive spirit to the task.
Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence
The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC.
Tar Heels Compile Record-High APR
UNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball.
Video: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches Edition
It's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em Out
Diving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Rammys Recognize Tar Heel Successes
From the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted UNC’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service.
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.