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Junior National Champ Grace Countie Commits to UNC Swimming

NCSA Junior National champion Grace Countie has given her verbal commitment, and she’ll be staying in the state of North Carolina as she begins her NCAA career. Countie, a swimmer for the Marlins of Raleigh, has committed to swim for the UNC Tar Heels. She’s already just over a tenth shy of what it took to qualify for 2017 NCAAs in the 50 freestyle. (Swim Swam)

Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APR

The 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Swimmers & Divers Wrap Up Strong 2016-17 Academic Year

UNC athletics honored outstanding years and phenomenal careers on Wednesday, May 3 at the fourth-annual Scholar-Athlete Academic Luncheon. The event recognized student-athletes who earned academic honors during the spring 2016 and fall 2016 semesters and also highlighted those who achieved at the highest level throughout their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's Sports

The power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Honors Standout Scholar-Athletes And Leaders

The UNC Department of Athletics recently recognized the winners of two prestigious department awards, the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award and the Leader of Distinction Award. Recipients were honored on the Dean E. Smith Center court at halftime of the men’s basketball game between UNC and Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. Six Tar Heels earned both awards. (GoHeels.com)

UNC moves home athletic events off campus due to state of emergency

The UNC athletic department has moved or canceled a handful of on-campus events due to Orange Country's state of emergency after a major water main break. The Tar Heels had several events scheduled on-campus this weekend. UNC has not made an announcement about Saturday's 6 p.m. men's basketball game against Notre Dame as of 5:20 p.m. Friday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

From Cape Town to Chapel Hill: UNC swimmer Craig Emslie transforms when he hits the water

When Craig Emslie races, he becomes a different person. Thirty minutes before every race, the junior breaststroker from Cape Town, South Africa puts his headphones on, turns up his music and enters a new state of mind. As his playlist shuffles between hip-hop, EDM and Afrikaans music, Emslie transforms from an outgoing, relaxed beach bum into a cold, calculating machine with only one goal: victory. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday season

The North Carolina Tar Heels have a great reputation on the field, but they have been working to make a similar impact off it this winter. UNC freshman Tomon Fox, Mikey Bart, Jason Strowbridge and other members of the UNC football team helped the local Ronald McDonald House yesterday. (Carolina Blue)

Five UNC Student-Athletes Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Five North Carolina student-athletes were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society on Monday, recognizing the academic excellence they’ve achieved while competing at the highest levels in athletics. Less than one percent of college students nationally qualify for induction. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At Hospital

UNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital. (GoHeels.com)

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