Athletics: A catalyst for leadership

The impact of Carolina athletics is undeniable. Our distinctive blue-hued uniforms adorned with that iconic argyle are often the first things that come to mind when people think about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-but there's so much more. Teamwork is essential to the Carolina experience, and UNC Athletics supports educational and athletic opportunities across 28 sports to produce both great athletes and amazing people who compete at the highest level in every endeavor.

    Athletics Funding Priorities

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    Chris Gray and Sara Daavettila stand side by side in front of a blue swath.
    Athletics

    Academic and Athletic Excellence

    The Rams Club scholarship student-athletes earn Academic All-America honors in the 2020-21 academic year.

    Rich and Tracy DeSelm pose in front of flowers.
    Student Support

    Honoring a Father and Coach

    Family endows a swimming and diving scholarship to honor their father, the former head coach.

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    One Person Can Make a Difference

    Two Rams Club members will match donations up to $50,000 toward Carolina Rowing

    Close up of upper body of Carolina alumnus RC Orlan ’19 standing on the UNC baseball stadium field
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    Fulfilling a Commitment, Getting a Degree

    Professional baseball player comes back to Carolina to finish out his degree

    Quincy Monk playing at Carolina
    Athletics

    The Monk Legacy

    Former Carolina football player honored by his teammates

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    Women Supporting Women

    FORevHER Tar Heels initiative fosters meaningful connections among female student-athletes