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.

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    Gutterman sits in Kenan Stadium
    Athletics

    Major gift to Carolina Volleyball supports FORevHER 50 Years campaign

    A $1 million gift enhances fundraising celebration of 50 years of Carolina women’s intercollegiate athletics.

    When the Tar Heels narrowly lost 72-69, fans quietly began to gather their belongings with resignation, then paused to listen as James Taylor’s “Carolina in my Mind” played on the stadium’s speakers. (Photo by Sarah Wood/UNC-Chapel Hill)
    Athletics

    An Extraordinary Season’s Finale

    NCAA Championship Final Watch Party at Dean Smith Center

    Eric Montross sitting in the Dean E. Smith Center.
    Athletics

    Honoring a Tar Heel Great

    Rams Club family endows scholarship to honor Tar Heel great Eric Montross '94.

    50 Years of Carolina Women
    Athletics

    Celebrating 50 Years

    Carolina Athletics celebrates 50 years of women’s athletics.

    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.