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Maryland’s Kaila Charles, Brenda Frese earn WBCA All-Region honors

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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 head coach Brenda Frese was named the United States Marine Corps/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division I Regional Coach of the Year for the fourth year in a row, the team announced Thursday. Sophomore Kaila Charles was also named one of 52 All-Region nominees for the Coaches’ All-America team.

It is the sixth time Frese has won the award in her career. It’s the eighth straight season the Terps won at least 25 games, despite losing over 60 percent of their scoring from last year’s Sweet 16 squad. This year’s tournament appearance was Maryland’s eighth straight under Frese. She was one of 10 coaches to be honored, joining Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw, Mississippi State’s Vic Schaefer and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey, among others.

Charles was one of six underclassmen in the whole country to be nominated for the WBCA All-America team. The committee will select 10 of the 52 nominees to make the team. Charles led the Terps with 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, along with 36 blocks. Her 610 total points made her just the third Maryland sophomore to ever eclipse 600 points in one season.

Charles’ season earned her First Team All-Big Ten honors from both the conference’s coaches and the media. She also made the Big Ten all-tournament team.

In other news

Here’s Lamar with a helpful list of every graduate transfer the men’s basketball team could target.

The women’s lacrosse team destroyed No. 7 Penn 13-7 Thursday afternoon, and will have a quick turnaround before facing No. 3 James Madison in College Park on Saturday.

In case you missed it, the men’s soccer team beat Leicester City’s U-18/23 team Wednesday. This may or may not make Maryland the 2015-16 Premier League champions.

Maryland baseball’s game today was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. It is now scheduled for 3 p.m.

Maryland football’s Chigoziem Okonkwo worked out with the New York Giants’ 2017 first-round draft pick Evan Engram Thursday. File this under “Probably Good.”