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Maryland Athletics hosts annual Terp Awards

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

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Maryland Athletics hosted its eighth annual Terp Awards Monday night at the Dekelboum Concert Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, honoring student athletes, coaches and teams for their contributions on and off the field. Awards were given out in three categories: athletics, academics and service.

2018 national champion men’s soccer won the biggest award of the night, taking home Team of the Year honors. The team won the most athletics awards, with Sasho Cirovski winning Men’s Coach of the Year, centerback Donovan Pines winning Male Athlete of the Year, and center defensive midfielder Andrew Samuels winning the James H. Kehoe Award as “the male student athlete who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship.”

Other notable winners included field hockey’s Linnea Gonzales as Female Athlete of the Year and Missy Meharg as Women’s Coach of the Year; football’s Anthony McFarland winning the Male Rookie of the Year Award; and women’s basketball’s Taylor Mikesell winning the Female Rookie of the Year Award.

Each team showed up in style for the event, and you can find the complete list of winners here.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball filled its last remaining scholarship for 2019-20 by signing three-star 7’2 center Chol Marial.

Big Ten women’s lacrosse released its yearly awards, and it features a whole lot of Maryland.

Maryland women’s golf is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012, and is in fifth place after day one in the Auburn region, with sophomore Virunpat Olankitkunchai tied for the lead. Here’s The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus on how the team has become an international family.

Maryland men’s soccer’s national championship rings have arrived.

Maryland football’s Ellis McKennie brought tons of energy to the team’s Best Buddies Friendship Walk over the weekend, and was featured in this week’s edition of Mic’d Up Monday.