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Maryland athletics won a community service award

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

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Maryland won a Fiesta Bowl—well, not really.

The school was named the inaugural winner of the Community Service Award from the Fiesta Bowl and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

The award was given to the Terps for the athletic department’s Share the Shell community outreach program. Maryland was one of three finalists for the award, beating out Eastern Carolina and Florida Gulf Coast for a trophy and $10,000 to a charity of its choosing.

The Share the Shell program launched in October 2016 as the athletics department’s effort to join in National Make a Difference Day. The Fiesta Bowl and the NACDA is giving out the award for the first time, so Maryland takes the home the first hardware for the athletes’ outreach efforts.

The trophy and check will be presented at a Maryland event in the fall, the athletic department announced.

In other news

Speaking of community service, kicker Adam Greene was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list and the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Greene is the second straight Terp named to the award’s watch list—given to recognize community service—after Will Likely made the list in 2016.

The WNBA named the reserves for the 2017 All-Star game, and former Terp Alyssa Thomas earned her first All-Star selection. She’ll lace it up for the Eastern Conference team in Seattle on Saturday.

We’ve moved on to Linebackers Week here, meaning it’s time for another update to our big 2017 Maryland preview.

Jermaine Carter decided to put off the NFL Draft to lead Maryland’s linebacking corps his senior season. It’s not clear who’ll start beside him, though.

With Shane Cockerille’s status up in the air, Jalen Brooks has a chance to earn his starting spot back.