Monthly Archives: June 2017

Student-athletes pose in their graduation caps and gowns

Spartan student-athletes set records in classroom

UNCG Athletics had a banner year in 2016-17, but even more impressive was its record-setting performance in the classroom. A total of 233 student-athletes set… Read More >

Team photo with trophy

Spartans win SoCon title, earn NCAA berth

The UNCG baseball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997 after earning its first-ever Southern Conference Tournament Title. The… Read More >

Photo of softball players cheering on field

UNCG Softball takes top seed

Senior Day couldn’t have gone much better for UNCG Softball on Sunday. The Spartans defeated the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 7-2 to win a share of the… Read More >

Action photo of Te'ja Twitty driving to the hoop

Women’s basketball finishes season with 20 wins, postseason run

A postseason tournament run all the way to the championship game. A Southern Conference Coach of the Year Award. The most wins in a decade. Trina… Read More >

Action shot of Nadine Soliman dribbling basketball

Women’s basketball advances to WBI championship game

The UNCG women’s basketball team defeated Milwaukee 59-49 on Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans… Read More >

Photo of Bailey Williams driving to the hoop against a defender

Women’s basketball to host Milwaukee in WBI semifinals

The UNCG women’s basketball team defeated Brown 87-84 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans, now… Read More >

Logo graphic of UNCG vs. Syracuse

Spartans’ season comes to a close in hard-fought NIT loss

UNCG men’s basketball’s record-setting season came to a close on Wednesday night as the Spartans fell to Syracuse 90-77 in what was a hard-fought battle… Read More >

Senior Diante Baldwin dribbling the ball with defender guarding him

UNCG-Syracuse game postponed due to winter storm

The UNCG men’s basketball team’s National Invitation Tournament (NIT) game against Syracuse has been postponed due to a winter storm. The first-round game, which was… Read More >

Action photo of guard Francis Alonso driving to the hoop with defenders around him

Spartans battle to the end, earn NIT bid

The UNCG men’s basketball team took second in the Southern Conference Tournament to round out what has been a record-setting run for Coach Wes Miller… Read More >

Fan photo from basketball game

Finals frenzy

Electric. That’s the best way to describe the atmosphere on campus today as the UNCG men’s basketball team prepares to take on East Tennessee State… Read More >

Photo of R.J. White shooting basketball with Wofford defender guarding him

Men’s basketball to play for tournament title, NCAA berth

The UNCG men’s basketball team is on its way to the Southern Conference Tournament Championship game after defeating Wofford 77-73 in Sunday night’s back-and-forth semifinal… Read More >

Senior Diante Baldwin dunks the ball, crowd cheers behind the basket

No. 1 Spartans advance to SoCon semifinals

The top-seeded UNCG men’s basketball team is headed to the Southern Conference Tournament semifinals after it knocked off The Citadel 76-67 at the U.S. Cellular… Read More >

group photo of UNCG Men's Basketball team after earning SOCON title

Men’s basketball clinches conference title, enters tournament as No. 1 seed

The UNCG men’s basketball team clinched the Southern Conference regular season title Monday night, knocking off East Tennessee State (ETSU) 72-66 in front of a… Read More >

Action photo of Diante Baldwin driving to the hoop.

Men’s basketball off to best start in two decades

Talent, depth and experience. That’s the combination that Head Coach Wes Miller has been searching for since he took the helm of UNCG’s men’s basketball… Read More >

Action photo of Nadine Soliman driving to the hoop

Spartan is nation’s top-scoring freshman

Take one look at the stat sheet, and you’ll see that Egypt native Nadine Soliman is adjusting well to life as a student athlete in… Read More >

Action photo from UNCG men's basketball

Spartans take it to the hoop

The UNCG men’s basketball team finished last season with a five-game winning streak in the regular season and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational… Read More >

Photo of Paul Chelimo holding US flag after winning silver medal

Chelimo shines, wins silver

The Spartan community followed Paul Chelimo’s Olympic journey from his qualifying race in July to his silver medal finish in Rio. Check out social media highlights from Paul’s week in Rio.

Photo of alumnus Paul Chelimo competing in U.S. Olympic track and field trials

UNCG Athletics to document Olympic journey of alumnus Paul Chelimo

Paul Chelimo ’14, UNCG’s first Olympian, isn’t the only Spartan in Rio de Janeiro. UNCG Athletics staff arrived in the city today to document this… Read More >

Photo of Paul Chelimo finishing a race

Paul Chelimo: Racing to Rio

Thirteen minutes and 35 seconds. That’s how long it took former UNCG track and field star Paul Chelimo ’14 to punch his ticket to Rio…. Read More >

Photo of Andrew Mehalko

From fútbol to finance

Three decades ago, Andrew Mehalko ’87 was known as a star UNCG soccer player and a three-time national champion. Fast forward to 2016, and he’s… Read More >

Photo of Evan Rees

Globe trotting and goal scoring

When it comes to balancing athletics and academics, there are few who do it better than UNCG senior Evan Rees. From winning a Southern Conference… Read More >

Image of action photos of Lucy Mason and Noah DeAngelo

UNCG athletes double-team Academic All-American Honors

In the past five months two UNCG sports stars have been named Division I First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA). Basketball… Read More >

Staged photo of baseball cap, helmet, glove and baseballs at home plate

New talent steps up to the plate for UNCG baseball

Longer days, warmer weather and the “ping” of a bat heard across campus can only mean one thing. Baseball season is officially upon us. Having… Read More >

Group photo of researchers at a conference table

UNCG teams up with NFL to shift culture of high school sports

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” The infamous quote, attributed to iconic football coaches Vince Lombardi and Red Saunders, has been spoken in countless… Read More >

UNCG one of eight universities selected by NCAA, Dept. of Defense to study concussion culture

UNCG is one of eight universities across the nation to win the NCAA-Department of Defense (DOD) Mind Matters Challenge research grant that seeks to improve… Read More >

Photo of Dominique Madruga reporting during a Panthers game

Former Spartan softball star heads to Super Bowl 50

If you look closely at the TV screen during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, you might catch a glimpse of UNCG, right there on the… Read More >

UNCG senior wins national bodybuilding competition

UNCG exercise science major Jasmine Williams began bodybuilding in 2014. She won her first competition in 2015, and 11 months later she earned her pro… Read More >

Men's basketball action photo from a past game

Holiday hoops

UNCG’s campus may be slowing down for winter break, but there’s no rest for Coach Wes Miller and company. Spartan hoops is in full swing… Read More >

Group photo of soccer team and coaches

Spartans take soccer title

The UNCG men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2015 regular season as SoCon champions. By posting a 1-1 double overtime tie at East Tennessee State… Read More >

Action photo of Senior forward Chesney White during a past soccer match

All Spartans on Deck

All eyes will be on the UNCG women’s soccer team this Thursday night as the Spartans take on defending national champions and third-ranked Florida State… Read More >

UNCG Baseball defeats No. 17 Heels in Chapel Hill

The UNCG baseball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 5-3 victory over No. 17 North Carolina Tuesday evening at… Read More >

Kim Record named to NCAA Division I Council

UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record has been named one of the 40 representatives in the newly formed NCAA Division I Council. The NCAA Division… Read More >

Francois named national player of the week

UNCG men’s soccer junior forward Jacques Francois has been named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week for NCAA Division I men’s soccer. Francois… Read More >

icey water being poured on 2 people

Spartans ice up for charity

When you challenge Spartans, we accept! From athletics to admissions, several UNCG groups have embraced popular ice bucket challenges to support the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation and The ALS Foundation. #ALS #chillinforcharity #dsba

Carter Jenkins holds the tournament trophy.

Carter Jenkins Wins Second Straight Carolinas Amateur Championship

What’s better than winning the Carolinas Amateur Golf Championship? Winning it twice. Sophomore men’s golfer Carter Jenkins claimed the 100th annual Carolinas Amateur Championship of… Read More >

UNCG alum Alejandro Moreno ready for World Cup

At UNCG, he was a star student-athlete. Now at ESPN, Alejandro Moreno is a star analyst – one of the network’s most recognizable faces for… Read More >

The principal has got game

How often do you get to return to the site of your greatest achievement and top it? In the late 1980s, Angela Polk-Jones scorched her… Read More >

Kim Record named an Athletics Director of the Year

UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record has been honored by the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA). She was named one of 28… Read More >

Action photo of Katelyn Bedwell batting

UNCG Softball’s Bedwell is SoCon Player of Year

This week UNCG hosts the Southern Conference Softball Championship Tournament, which means Spartan fans can cheer on the newly named SoCon Player of the Year,… Read More >

Adam adjusts his hat in the dugout

Striking out diabetes

Each year one or two students at Green Hope High School in Cary, NC, are diagnosed with diabetes. Thanks to UNCG business major and baseball… Read More >

UNCG staff helps sort cans of food

UNCG Athletics’ “Big Help Day” a big success

The UNCG Athletics Department held its first-ever “Big Help Day” on Wednesday as every staff member and coach took time out of their schedules to… Read More >

Photo of UNCG softball team

For UNCG’s softball team, the fight against CHD gets personal

The UNCG softball team is promoting its season-long campaign to help raise money in the fight against Congenital Heart Defects. The team has picked the… Read More >

Spartan baseball wins over Duke

It took five hours and 12 full innings and, but UNCG grabbed the win. The Spartan baseball team came from behind in the 12th inning… Read More >

Raeanne Hanks rasing arm to throw softball during a game

Back for more

The ESPN cameras were capturing a performance for the ages – 24 straight innings of shutout ball. Pitcher Raeanne Hanks was on a roll. She’d… Read More >

UNCG’s Paul Katam, NCAA star, to enroll in U.S. Army

UNCG athlete Paul Katam, winner of NCAA first-team accolades in track, as well as earning All-Southern Conference academic honors, has decided to enroll in the… Read More >

UNCG alumni, faculty and staff cheer on the men's basketball team

Hoops hoopla: Spartan men ready for SoCon season

The Spartans finished 2013 by taking on three ACC teams. They defeated Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, coming from behind to win by three. It was… Read More >

Photo of Chancellor Brady from a past interview

Lots happening on Lee Street: checking in with Chancellor

As the Fall 2013 semester drew to a close, Chancellor Linda P. Brady answered questions in this brief interview with Campus Weekly editor Mike Harris…. Read More >

Photo from men's basketball game

UNCG Athletics’ first GCS Education Day is a slam dunk

A social media recap of the 75-70 win over Claflin during the Guilford County Schools Day at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. #letsgoG

Action photo from UNCG men's basketball game

Here’s the ticket: UNCG vs. N.C. State holiday package

The UNCG Athletics Ticket Office is offering a limited-time holiday ticket package for the Spartans men’s basketball game on Monday, Dec. 30, against N.C. State… Read More >

Chelimo, Katam to compete in NCAA Championship race

Update: Chelimo placed 82nd in Saturday’s race, from a field of 253 runners, with a time of 31:10.0. Katam finished 122nd with a time of… Read More >

Isner takes on Roddick at UNCG charity tennis match

America’s No. 1 tennis player, John Isner, will play former World No. 1 Andy Roddick in an exhibition match in Fleming Gym. The Ebix Charity… Read More >

Wyrick interviewed in Institute profile by NCAA Champions Magazine

Dr. David L. Wyrick, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education, was interviewed by NCAA Champions Magazine in a profile about the Institute… Read More >

Photo of cheerleaders at men's basketball game

UNCG men’s basketball kicks off season with pregame tailgate

UNCG’s first men’s basketball game Nov. 8 will be one of the biggest. Prior to the 7 p.m. game against High Point University at the… Read More >

UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness profiled on UNC-TV

UNCG’s new Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness was featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now. The segment, which featured interviews from several UNCG faculty… Read More >

UNC-TV to feature UNCG athlete wellness institute

UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now will air a feature on the work and mission of the UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness during its 7:30… Read More >

A study in grit

Can you actually measure grit – the ability to persevere no matter the obstacle? Christina Chai Chang, one of the undergraduates on Dr. Paul Silvia’s… Read More >

Spartan ruggers rule!

The competition is fierce but the camaraderie is what makes this game special. There is no age-out limit, but waivers must be signed and common… Read More >

Women’s soccer player interviewed about overcoming health challenges

UNCG women’s soccer player Christina Chai-Chang was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 about overcoming three hip surgeries and a life-threatening blood clot in order to… Read More >

UNCG’s Jenkins takes Wolfpack Intercollegiate title

For this freshman, the third time’s a charm. Spartan men’s golfer Carter Jenkins won the 2013 Wolfpack Intercollegiate Tuesday in just his third collegiate event…. Read More >

Women’s soccer referenced by Fox Sports about Give N Go Project

UNCG’s women’s soccer team was referenced by Fox Sports Florida for team members’ contributions to the Give N Go Project, which helps children in orphanages… Read More >

UNCG men’s soccer was ranked nationally at No. 18

The UNCG men’s soccer team made national rankings at No. 18 in the Sept. 9 College Soccer News poll, as reported by WFMY News 2… Read More >

Soccer players in a group huddle

Men’s soccer team knocks off nationally-ranked Charlotte

The UNCG men’s soccer team knocked off nationally-ranked Charlotte Tuesday night, becoming the first team to defeat the 49ers in their home opener in more… Read More >

Byers interviewed by N&R about new recreation space

Mike Byers, associate vice chancellor of campus enterprises, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding UNCG’s purchase of the old Salvation Army central branch… Read More >

Wyrick interviewed about new health and wellness institute

Dr. David Wyrick, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education, was interviewed by The Business Journal about a newly established initiative, the Institute… Read More >

Chelimo interviewed regarding silver medal in 5,000 meters

Paul Chelimo, a UNCG student and track and field athlete, represented his native Kenya with a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the World… Read More >

Paul Chelimo finishes sixth in 1,500 at World University Games

Paul Chelimo, a student at UNCG, finished sixth in the 1,500 meters representing Kenya at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, the News &… Read More >

N&R reports on UNCG’s bike parking garages, other accomodations for cyclists

UNCG offers several amenities for bicycle commuters, like a bike parking garage on the lower level of the School of Education building as well as… Read More >

Thornton interviewed by WFMY News 2 regarding cold packs

Erica Thornton, head athletic trainer at UNCG, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 regarding icing sore muscles with cold packs, which due to the chemical… Read More >

Pakistani athletes visit UNCG, The Nation reports

The U.S. State Department-sponsored program brought ten teenage Pakistani female field hockey players to UNCG as part of an international sports exchange from June 17… Read More >

Department of Kinesiology collaborates with free sports camp

The Department of Kinesiology collaborated with Project Effort on a free sports camp for refugee children and under-served youth from across the Piedmont region, WGHP… Read More >

UNCG Baseball’s Christian Wolfe makes All-America team

UNCG senior outfielder Christian Wolfe became the 13th All-America selection in program history when he was chosen to the Collegiate Baseball All-America third team. Wolfe is… Read More >

UNCG runners Chelimo and Katam interviewed about NCAA prizes

UNCG runners Paul Chelimo and Paul Katam were interviewed by the News & Record regarding matching second-place finishes in the NCAA track and field championships… Read More >

Grayson Murray, UNCG transfer golfer, was interviewed about U.S. Open

UNCG transfer student Grayson Murray was interviewed by the News & Record about being one of 10 amateur golfers in the U.S. Open tournament, which… Read More >

Chelimo interviewed about second place finish in NCAA 5,000 meters

UNCG runner Paul Chelimo  was interviewed by the News & Record regarding his second place finish in the men’s 5,000-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor… Read More >

Photo of Paul Katam during race

Katam, Chelimo place second at National Championships

Paul Katam and Paul Chelimo flew into Eugene, Ore., as regional champions. They flew out as national runners-up – and First-Team All Americans. The Spartans,… Read More >

News outlets report on Katam’s National Runner-Up finish

The News & Record and WFMY News 2 reported on the success of UNCG runner Paul Katam, the National Runner-Up in the 10,000m at the… Read More >

Former Spartan standout Kyle Hines on cover of Men’s Health Greece

Former UNCG basketball standout Kyle Hines appears on the cover of June’s Men’s Health Greece. Hines is the leading scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker in Spartans… Read More >

Photo of Paul Chelimo and Paul Katam

Spartan runners headed to NCAA Championships

Update, 9:40 a.m., 6/7/13: Spartan runner Paul Katam placed second in the NCAA Outdoor Track National Championships, earning him the title of National Runner-Up and… Read More >

Softball players and Twin Sisters Nicole Thomas, left, and Lindsay Thomas, right, walk while weraing their uniform to the softball stadium

Hit it, sister!

Freshman twins step up to plate to help spark winning outlook.

Spartans vs. Tar Heels in men’s basketball, a 3-year deal

The UNCG men’s basketball program has finalized the contract to play the UNC Tar Heels the next three seasons. The series will involve two games… Read More >

UNCG's Trevis Simpson collides with an Elon player as he soars toward the basket.

A shot in the arm

An ankle injury kept him out of the lineup. Then a concussion. But once he was back and in a groove, Trevis Simpson sparked his… Read More >

Miller’s tale

Handmade signs at the Dec. 1 SoCon season opener screamed players’ names: Simpson, Armstrong, Potts, Paulos. And the coach who revitalized the team last season…. Read More >

Training to be more

During high school, Yasu Nakajima’s coaches saw in him a professional baseball player. As tempting as the prospect was, back and shoulder injuries made it… Read More >

Duffy works to curb coaches’ sexually violent language

Imagine what would happen if a high school teacher encouraged students to perform well by alluding to sexual violence or derided a student’s efforts in… Read More >

Duffy: Title IX has had great impact; equity still elusive

In the 40 years since Title IX became law, the federal legislation has had a measurable impact on women’s athletics, said UNCG’s Donna Duffy, an… Read More >

WFMY reports on sophomore Nathan Baker’s inspiring story

WFMY featured UNCG sophomore Nathan Baker and the inspiration he provides to the members of the UNCG men’s soccer team in a recent story. Baker,… Read More >

Running down a dream

Cerebral palsy’s no obstacle for team manager Nathan Baker.

All-American dreams

Before a public health career in his homeland, Paul Chelimo strives to bring home a national title.

Duffy talks about girls, women in sports on WFMY

Dr. Donna Duffy, a kinesiology faculty member and organizer of the first National Conference on Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity, previewed many… Read More >

UNCG partnership focuses on women in sports

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) have partnered to advance the quality and… Read More >

UNCG Baseball dedicates Katie’s Korner

Katie Ball ‘06 was an organizer and a people person, leaving her mark on the UNCG baseball program. She died of cancer in 2007. On… Read More >

UNCG Golf Event will Benefit Breast Cancer, Scholarships Sept. 18-19

By Sean Olson, University Relations Golf will shine a bright light on women’s health as part of a new initiative at UNCG. Officials at the… Read More >