Georgina Summers and Justine de Grasse became the first pair of North Carolina fencers to medal at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, winning silver and bronze, respectively, in women’s epee. It didn’t even seem likely midway through Sunday’s women’s team competition. More: https://goheels.com/news/2018/2/26/goheels-exclusive-womens-fencing-surprises-olympic-sports-notes.aspx
It won’t be the first time sabre captain Sarah Hanvy has belted out the national anthem before a sporting event this spring, but it will be her biggest stage!
The Tar Heel senior will join student-athletes from the other three Final Four schools – Oregon, Gonzaga and South Carolina – to sing the national anthem before tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball semifinal games in Glendale, Ariz. Proud of you, Sarah! More: https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/4/1/15150580/the-final-four-national-anthem-video
Freshman Carlexa Fevry led UNC Saturday as the Carolina women’s fencing team competed at the Garrett Penn State Open in University Park, Pa. Fevry’s fifth place finish in the women’s foil field of 42 was the Tar Heels’ best of the day. More: https://goheels.com/news/2016/11/20/211309704.aspx
Five UNC 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.
Ezra Baeli-Wang (Hillsborough, N.J.), a senior on the men’s fencing team who is working toward a double major in Asian studies and peace, war and defense and a minor in creative writing. He is a team captain and also serves as co-president of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council. More: https://goheels.com/news/2016/11/17/211301831.aspx
Two members of the women’s team medaled on Saturday. Junior Meredith Bozentka had the headline performance of the day, winning women’s sabre. Freshman Carlexa Fevry tied for third in foil, a weapon in which UNC had three competitors in the top six. After Fevry, senior Gabrielle D’Astoli placed fifth and sophomore Sydney Persing sixth. Also in the top 16 were freshman Wei Chee Chen (14) and sophomore Alicia Chen (16).
In men’s competition on Sunday, another Carolina fencer medaled with senior Michael Gopman Slonim tying for third in epee. Not far behind him was freshman Jacob Henkels in seventh. Due to injuries and academic conflicts they were the only two Tar Heels in the event.
Jake Bernstein, who graduated from North Carolina in May, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He is among 48 men and women from winter sports honored and the only student from an Atlantic Coast Conference school. The award is worth $7,500, to be used toward graduate studies. More: https://goheels.com/news/2016/7/13/211066099.aspx
Three North Carolina fencers have been named to the 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, as announced by the conference. Freshman Matthew Garrelick and sophomore Matthew Shlimak were named to the men’s team and sophomore Meredith Bozentka was named to the women’s team. All three earned the honor for the first time. More: https://goheels.com/news/2016/4/28/210918487