The July 2012 issue of Tar Heel Monthly takes you to the heart of current and former Tar Heels' preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Shalane Flanagan holds the cover, showing true form after her win at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January of this year. Flanagan and many other Tar Heels are vying for final spots for the American and other national teams as Helen Buchanan tells you about their journey and history with the Olympic Games.
You'll also find out from Turner Walston what it takes to be a professional in your sport as well as maintaining a career outside of athletics and an enlightening story on the good works of the Gfeller Center at UNC. Amy Hoots catches up with former Diamond Heels and MLBer Russ Adams, who is back on campus and finishing his degree. Adam Lucas also brings the familiar relationship between Coach Roy Williams and newly named assistant Hubert Davis.
And as always, our columnists bring their passion and experience with the Tar Heels to the magazine each month. This issue features perspective on the balancing act of Tar Heel athletics from long-time, legendary broadcaster Woody Durham and Lee Pace tells of Clyde Christensen's challenges with the Indianapolis Colts. Also, get inside the end of the baseball season with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell and more from former UNC athletes Jawad Williams, who talks of what summer brings to Chapel Hill, and Mike Ingersoll on what it really takes to be noticed as an athlete.