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Tar Heels Sweep ACC Men's Diving Accolades
Freshman Greg Duncan and UNC diving coach Abel Sanchez were honored with major awards for their accomplishments during the recently completed 2017-18 season from the ACC. The awards were announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon. Duncan was named the ACC Male Diver of the Year, the first Tar Heel so honored since Ned Meekins in 1958.
Cody Roberts Thriving At Leadoff Spot, UNC Olympic Sport Notes
Never in Cody Roberts' baseball career had he batted leadoff. But out of necessity, he's recently assumed that spot in the UNC baseball team's batting order. And both he and the Tar Heels are reaping benefits. Since moving to the top of the order for the series opener against Pittsburgh on March 16, Roberts is batting .393 with a home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored.
UNC Freshman Greg Duncan Earns All-America Diving Honors
UNC freshman diver Greg Duncan earned honorable mention All-America honors in three-meter diving Friday at the 2018 NCAA Men's Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Jean Freeman Aquatics Center on the University of Minnesota campus. "I couldn't be more proud of Greg Duncan this week," said Tar Heel diving coach Abel Sanchez.
Caroline Baldwin Earns First-Team All-America Swimming Honors
For the second straight year, UNC senior captain Caroline Baldwin has earned first-team All-America honors in the 50-yard freestyle as the second day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships concluded. "We are so proud of Caroline earning first-team All-America honors in the 50-yard freestyle," said UNC head coach Rich DeSelm.
Total Tar Heels: Feb. 28, 2018
Total Tar Heels provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and things they do away from competition. Luke Maye, a junior on the men's basketball team, has earned Academic All-District honors and is a candidate for Academic All-America recognition. Austin Proehl (football) was selected as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup.
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.
UNC Swimming Receives Commitment from NCISAA Record-holder Amy Dragelin
Amy Dragelin, a high school junior from Charlotte has verbally committed to swim for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning in the fall of 2019. A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Dragelin wrapped up her junior season with Charlotte Latin School last weekend at the 2018 NCISAA 3A State Championships, winning the 100 free.
Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports Notes
Competing in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958.
Greg Duncan Becomes First Tar Heel To Sweep Diving At ACC Championships Since 1958
The UNC aquatics program was on display again Thursday at the 2018 ACC Women's Swimming and Diving and Men's Diving Championships. Co-captain Caroline Baldwin placed second in the women's 50-yard freestyle while Greg Duncan became the first Tar Heel men's diver since 1958 to sweep the one-meter and three-meter events at the conference meet.
UNC Olympic Sports Notes
With the return of leading goal scorer Chris Cloutier and top assist-maker Andy Matthews, the UNC men's lacrosse team entered the season featuring another strong attack. Still, someone needed to fill the void created by the departure of Luke Goldstock, who scored 32 goals last season to finish with 120 in his career. That replacement has proven to be junior Timmy Kelly.
UNC Olympic Sports Notes
For the fourth straight year, both the UNC men's and women's tennis teams will be heading to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. As part of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the fifth-ranked UNC women defeated Winthrop 4-0 Friday before beating Illinois 4-0 Saturday. The latter win earned the team a spot in the championship.
Nicole Greene's Historic High Jump, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
Nicole Greene high-jumped a personal best of 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters) during the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup on Saturday. Her previous personal best of 6-1 ½ (1.87 meters) was set as a high school senior in 2015. Greene's jump stands as the best in the country this season. It also tied for the second-highest mark in UNC history in the indoor women's high jump.
Greg Duncan wins national championship in synchronized three-meter dive for UNC
Four UNC divers competed in the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships in Greensboro from Dec. 13 through Dec. 19. The event was highlighted by freshman Greg Duncan, who won a national championship in the three-meter synchronized dive. Two UNC men’s and two women’s divers qualified for the championships, which featured 150 top divers from across the nation.
Janelle Bailey Thriving, Olympic Sports Notes
Over the past two seasons, the North Carolina women's basketball team's first back-to-back losing campaigns since 1989-91, the Tar Heels' most glaring weakness has been the lack of a reliable post presence. The sample size might be limited. But through eight games this season, freshman center Janelle Bailey has appeared to be the solution to that problem.
Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017
As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition.