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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.
UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 25-21
No. 23: Carolina 77, Syracuse 73 - Women's Basketball, Jan. 7, 2016: A disappointing season that was derailed by an injury to senior Xylina McDaniel had its high point on Jan. 7, when the Tar Heels knocked off eventual NCAA finalist Syracuse 77-73 at Carmichael Arena.
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings
UNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school.
Tar Heels Current & Past Excel At Olympic Trials
UNC senior Hellen Moffitt pulled off a difficult double on Monday at the Olympic Trials, swimming in the preliminaries of the 100-meter backstroke in the morning and the finals of the 100-meter butterfly in the evening. Meanwhile, 2014 Tar Heel alumna Stephanie Peacock broke her own school record in the 400-meter freestyle while earning a spot in the final of that event.
Hellen Moffitt Advances To 100 Fly Final At Olympic Trials
UNC senior Hellen Moffitt led a strong day of swimming by Tar Heel swimmers Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center. Moffitt earned herself a spot in Monday night's final of the 100-meter butterfly where two competitors will earn a spot in the August 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Elissa Dawson Finishes Excellent Olympic Trials
UNC junior diver Elissa Dawson capped off an excellent performance at the 2016 U.S. Diving Olympic Trials Sunday at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Durham, N.C., native was consistent throughout the event while appearing in the three-meter women's springboard event. She was seventh after the semifinal round and seventh after the championship final concluded.
UNC diver Elissa Dawson reaches Olympic Trial finals
After competing over the last week, one of UNC's three divers has reached the finals for the US Olympic Trials. Elissa Dawson, a rising junior from Durham, North Carolina is currently ranked seventh in the women's solo 3-meter springboard competition.The event will be covered by NBC Sports beginning Sunday at 4:50 PM Eastern Time.
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.