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UNC Swimming Receives Verbal From Connecticut’s Brooke Perrotta
The UNC women’s swimming team has picked up an ace with the verbal commitment of Connecticut’s Brooke Perrotta. Perrotta told SwimSwam, “I chose The University of North Carolina because of all the great opportunities the school has to offer. Not only does UNC have a fantastic academic program, but also a great, dedicated swim team."
ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 Championships
The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky
Versatile Swimmer Alvin Jiang Commits to UNC Tar Heels
Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Alvin Jiang has verbally committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels‘ class of 2017. Jiang is a sprint weapon in all strokes but breaststroke, with his strongest events being the 100 back and 100 fly. In each of those events, he holds 2016 Winter Sr Nationals cuts in both short course yards and long course meters.
Tar Heels Teach And Learn With Coach For College
A bond stronger than a common love for the water developed this past summer in the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam. It was here that four Tar Heel student-athletes, all of whom just so happen to share the element of water being included into their respective sports, participated in the ninth-annual Coach for College program.
NC High School Champ Mary-O Soule Commits to UNC Swimming
Mary-O Soule of Asheville has committed to UNC swimming for the 2017-18 season. Soule is already in a position to add points for the Tar Heels at the conference level; she would have scored in the B finals of both the 200 fly and 400 IM at the 2016 ACC Championships. She will be joined by Caroline Hauder and Emma Cole in the UNC swimming class of 2017.
ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2
The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful.
Tar Heels Add 10 To Swimming & Diving Program
UNC swimming coach Rich DeSelm announced Tuesday the addition of 10 recent high school and junior college graduates to the program for the 2016-17 season. These student-athletes will enroll at UNC when the school year starts on Tuesday, August 23. The additions include four men’s swimmers and four women’s swimmers as well as two men’s divers.
UNC alum excited to coach US swimmers in open-water marathon contest
UNC alumna Catherine Vogt is in her eighth year as associated head coach at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, she coached for three seasons at UNC, where she was a standout distance swimmer in the late 1990s. Vogt coached in the Olympics before, but Rio marks her first time leading the way for a U.S. team.
UNC’s Olympic Firsts
Athletes and coaches from UNC have participated in most summer Olympic games since 1936. UNC’s first Olympian was Harry Williamson, who ran the 800 meters at the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin. The first UNC alumnus to win a gold medal was a basketball player. A former UNC star did not win an individual gold medal until the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.
Recounting UNC’s Olympic gold medal history
North Carolina has had plenty of sporting success over the years. In addition to the many teams that have won national championships, UNC has sent dozens of athletes to the Olympics. Several of them have came away with gold medals. In all, Tar Heel athletes have won 35 gold medals. In 2016, 17 former UNC athletes have a chance to add to that total.
Sue Walsh: Pursuing Other Dreams
In 1980, UNC swimmer Sue Walsh made the U.S. Olympic team that ultimately didn’t compete in Moscow because of America’s boycott of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Four years later, after she won 11 national titles to rank as one of UNC’s most decorated athletes, Walsh missed qualifying for the team by one-one hundredth of a second. She was devastated, but didn’t let it dictate her life.
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.
ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC
An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes 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.
Twenty-Four Tar Heels Earned Perfect Grades In Spring
Twenty-four UNC student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016 spring semester. Among them are three Tar Heels who were also national champions this spring: women’s lacrosse team members Kelly Devlin, Mallory Frysinger and Elizabeth Haus. Three other student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and spring semesters.
Stephanie Peacock Places Third In Olympic Trials In 800 Free
UNC men's and women's swimmers wrapped up competition Saturday in the 2016 United States Swimming Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Competition on the final two days was highlighted by the third-place finish of 2014 Tar Heel alumna Stephanie Peacock in the 800-meter freestyle, just one place off earning a place on the 2016 Olympic Team.