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MM 1.23: Maryland gymnastics wins Big Ten opener

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

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics.

Maryland gymnastics defeated Rutgers in its Big Ten opener last Friday, 196.450-195.550, to improve to 2-0 on the season. In its season opener a week prior, Maryland took down West Chester.

Against the Scarlet Knights, the Terps posted a team score of 49.000 on vault, 48.975 on bars, 49.150 on beam and 49.325 on floor. Graduate student Emma Silberman had an all-around score of 38.500.

After the victory, the Terps moved to No. 21 in the Road to Nationals rankings. They’re also ranked No. 8 nationally on the beam, earning the top ranking in the Big Ten.

Maryland is back in action next on Jan. 27 at Minnesota.

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Maryland women’s basketball guard Shyanne Sellers is a candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award.

Six Maryland wrestlers were represented in the NCAA coaches’ rankings, with 197-pound Jaxon Smith ranking fourth nationally in his weight class.