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MM 12.10: Maryland women’s basketball’s Katie Benzan named candidate for Senior CLASS Award

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

No. 8 Maryland women’s basketball guard Katie Benzan was named a candidate for the 2022 Senior CLASS Award, the program shared over Twitter earlier this week.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition.

The 5-foot-6 Benzan, who came to the program during the COVID-19 season in 2020-21, has had a good season thus far for Maryland. Benzan has played in eight games and is averaging over 30 minutes, 13.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and a 43.3 shooting percentage from three-point range.

Her honors with the university also include a selection to the All-Big Ten Second Team (2021), being an AP All-America Honorable Mention (2021), and she led the NCAA in three-point percentage with a 50% clip (2021).

Maryland is currently on a three-game winning streak and it has a solid 9-2 record. Benzan has been a major part of the Terps’ success this season, and she will continue to make her mark with one of the best teams in the nation.

In other news

Ian Decker gave his three takeaways from No. 8 Maryland women’s basketball’s win over Purdue.

Maryland football received a commitment from three-star safety Gavin Gibson.

Maryland women’s basketball has won 30 straight home games.

Maryland softball is nearly two months away from its 2022 season.

Maryland gymnastics is set to have its first event on Dec. 12 in College Park.

Maryland baseball shared a video of the team training prior to its 2022 season.