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Friday June 9th


The women’s rowing practice room is located in the basement of Woollen Gym, pictured on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Head coach Sarah Haney resigned in the midst of a Title IX investigation into the program.

UNC rowing head coach resigns amid Title IX investigation

Sarah Haney’s resignation came five days after The Daily Tar Heel obtained, through an anonymous source close to the program, an email from athletic director Bubba Cunningham that confirmed the existence of a University Title IX office investigation into the rowing program. The investigation follows complaints made by student-athletes against Haney, the head coach since 2002, and assistant head coach Anthony Brock, including alleged emotional abuse, injury negligence and sexual harassment, according to the person close to the program and a group of five current rowers, all of whom were granted anonymity by the DTH. 

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The UNC 3V8 rowing team earned gold at the Sunshine State Invitational in Sarasota, Fla., on April 8. Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Department.

UNC rowing team ties for seventh in ACC Championships

The North Carolina women’s rowing team capped off its 2018-19 season this weekend by placing seventh of nine teams at the ACC Championships at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C., competing in events on both Friday and Saturday. Senior Maria Marroquin was named to the All-ACC second team, while Virginia captured its tenth consecutive ACC Championship.

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