Maryland women’s basketball senior guard Diamond Miller was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List, it was announced Wednesday. Twenty-one players were included on the watch list for the organization’s national player of the year award.
Miller is averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, both of which lead Maryland. Her scoring average is on pace to be the program’s highest mark since reigning WNBA Sixth Player of the Year Brionna Jones averaged 19.9 points per contest for the Terps in 2016-17. Miller also leads the Big Ten in blocks with 1.87 per game.
The Terps, now ranked No. 9 nationally, stand at 13-3 overall this season with a 4-1 record in conference play, tied for second place. Miller has stepped up in the team’s biggest games of the season, recording two of her three double-doubles against No. 17 Baylor and No. 7 Notre Dame — the latter of which she hit a buzzer-beating jumper to seal the win for Maryland.
Miller and the Terps take on No. 6 Indiana on the road Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a high-stakes Big Ten matchup.
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Maryland men’s and women’s basketball had a great time hosting athletes from the Special Olympics of Maryland and Prince George’s County.
An incredible few days in CP!@TerrapinHoops and @TerpsWBB hosted @SpOlympicsMD and @SPOlympics_PG for clinics— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) January 11, 2023
Maryland baseball received preseason love from College Baseball Nation, checking in at No. 12 in the publication’s preseason rankings.
Rankings Release— College Baseball Nation (@CollegeBallNat) January 11, 2023
The College Baseball Nation Preseason Top 50 is here!@LSUbaseball, @Vol_Baseball, @StanfordBSB, @WakeBaseball, & @OleMissBSB lead the way.
This season, we're highlighting a youth baseball charity with each of our rankings. Up first is @rbiaustin! pic.twitter.com/ZOk9kAX9Gv
Maryland football alum Shawne Merriman gives back to the community with his annual coat drive.
20 years and 30,000 coats in the hands of 30,000 people who need them most.— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) January 11, 2023
This is the impact @shawnemerriman and the @umterps have made on their community.#BTNGameChangers x @AutoOwnersIns pic.twitter.com/i9QzA9vT6O
Johnny Holliday, the voice of Maryland athletics, paid a visit to the men’s lacrosse team Wednesday.
Always great to have the legend, the radio voice of the Terps stop by! The one and only Johnny Holliday. Be the best! pic.twitter.com/wIRKujltyw— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) January 11, 2023
Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Abby Bosco was named the Preseason National Defender of the Year by USA Lacrosse Magazine.
It’s BOSS time ⌚️ pic.twitter.com/C1FMLwFQmx— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) January 11, 2023
Relive Maryland wrestling’s Jaron Smith’s big win at home.
Twoooooo— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) January 11, 2023
The veteran performance from Jaron had the home crowd on its feet #TurtlePower x #TFIN pic.twitter.com/l8q2HSk18l
Maryland softball had its first day of practice this week as it gears up for the season.
January 11, 2023