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57 Maryland athletes made the fall Academic All-Big Ten team

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Fifty-seven athletes from Maryland’s six fall teams received Academic All-Big Ten honors from the conference Wednesday.

Qualifiers for the honor must be in at least their second year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. It’s not exactly an exclusive club—1,015 student-athletes from all 14 Big Ten schools are in it—but it’s a testament to those that dedicate themselves to the less glamorous part of college.

Perry Hills and Ty Johnson were among the 15 football players to earn the honor, and they’re joined by 10 student-athletes from field hockey, 12 from cross country, 11 from women’s soccer, four from men’s soccer and five from volleyball.

You can click here for the press release and the full list.

In other news

Maryland basketball won a game without making it way too close.

Damonte Dodd missed that game, and he’s expected to miss three in total with a sprained MCL.

The Terps made ESPN’s list of must-watch teams, because they “don’t like the simple things” and “promise to make things more difficult than they should be.” Myron Medcalf is certainly throwing shade, but he isn’t wrong.

Women’s basketball is 9-0, and Kristen Confroy is draining threes again.

Maryland QB commit Kasim Hill has been selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game.