Meet a New Tar Heel: Alexis Tchakarov

A four-time national champion in taekwondo, Alexis brings a winning combination of belief, self-esteem, and discipline to Chapel Hill.

Alexis Tchakarov discovered her love of taekwondo when she was 10 and has collected an extensive list of medals and titles since then — including becoming a taekwondo world champion, not just once but four times.

As an incoming first-year student, the Tar Heel plans on studying biology and drawing on her taekwondo experiences and accomplishments to succeed in the classroom.


I’ve learned a lot of life skills through taekwondo. I definitely see it crossing over into my life here at UNC.


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