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Maryland football’s Jalen Brooks, Adam Greene named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

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

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Maryland linebacker Jalen Brooks and kicker Adam Greene were honored Wednesday for their classroom performances, as each was named to the National Football Foundation’s 2018 Hampshire Honor Society, per a release from the program.

Brooks was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and earned a degree in finance with a 3.27 GPA. He made the Dean’s List three times in his academic career and is working toward his Master’s Degree in business and management.

He also appeared in all 12 games as a senior in 2017 with three starts. Brooks finished the year with 30 tackles, 10 of which came against No. 5 Wisconsin.

Greene was also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Three times he was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, carrying a 3.96 GPA en route to a double major in finance and AFO systems. He made the Dean’s List every semester, graduating Magna Cum Laude. This May, Greene is expected to graduate with a Master’s Degree in finance.

To be a member of the Hampshire Honor Society, a player must be a starter or contribute significantly in his last year of eligibility, while maintaining at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his undergraduate study.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball secured its fourth signee yesterday afternoon, as Serrel Smith put pen to paper and is headed to College Park.

Mark Turgeon’s only current commits for the 2019 cycle, twins Makhi and Makhel Mitchell, are coming back to the DMV for their senior season. The four-star forwards have enrolled at Wilson in Washington, D.C., and will play AAU with DC Premier Hoops, according to The Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty.

Maryland softball split its Wednesday doubleheader with St. Francis.

The softball team also has a new dove. Well, it doesn’t belong to the team, but it made a nest in the dugout.

Both Maryland lacrosse teams are in the top two in the first RPI rankings of the season.

Maryland tennis’ doubles squad of Millie Stretton and Eva Alexandrova is ranked No. 76 in the ITA rankings.

In case you missed it, three Maryland football targets earned invitations to The Opening after the regional combine in New Jersey last weekend.