After losing to players to the transfer portal in March, Maryland women’s basketball announced two new additions to the team Wednesday.
Graduate transfer Katie Benzan, a 5’6 guard from Harvard, and transfer Chloe Bibby, a 6’1 guard/forward from Mississippi State, both signed with the Terps.
Benzan, who sat out the 2019-20 season and will eligible immediately, averaged 13.7 points, 4.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds in three years for the Crimson. She was a First Team All-Ivy League honoree in each of those seasons and holds the all-time Ivy League record with 287 career three pointers, including 103 made in her junior year.
#TerpNation, meet one of our newest Terps, Katie Benzan! ❤️#TerpFamily // @katiekbenz pic.twitter.com/pTNsYGA46U— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) April 15, 2020
“Katie is a proven winner and possesses all the leadership qualities you would want on your team,” head coach Brenda Frese said in a release. “She is extremely versatile in her skill set with her ability to knock down an open three and she can utilize her basketball IQ to make a play for her teammates, can rebound and get to the free throw line. She will be an incredible addition to our team.”
Bibby, a native of Warracknabeal, Australia, averaged 9.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in her last two seasons for the Bulldogs, despite missing half of 2018-19 with an ACL tear. While it is uncertain if she’ll be eligible to play right away — the NCAA will reportedly vote next month on a one-time waiver to allow immediate eligibility for the 2020-21 season — she’ll provide the Terps with good height and versatility.
All the way from Warracknabeal, Australia, meet one of our newest Terps, Chloe Bibby! ❤️ #TerpFamily // @chloelbibby pic.twitter.com/OUsX4bmqaN— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) April 15, 2020
“Chloe is another proven winner that will bring a ton of intangibles to our program. Her experience in the SEC and internationally will be invaluable to our young team,” Frese said in a release. “At 6-1, Chloe is a very versatile player that can play inside and out. She can shoot the three and will be another strong rebounder for us.”
The two transfers will be joined by incoming freshman Angel Reese, the No. 2 player in the 2020 class, next season.
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"I'm super excited. I can't wait to get to College Park!"— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) April 15, 2020
A message from @j_hamilton007. Lets get it. pic.twitter.com/eZqgQWJ3kZ
"College Park we're going to be lit this year!"— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) April 15, 2020
LETS ROLL @AquanSmart3 ⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/hP2GlNNQ8w
Former Terp Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is headed to New York as part of the Washington Mystics’ trade for Tina Charles.
The Washington Mystics make a HUGE move acquiring 2012 WNBA MVP Tina Charles, but it comes at a cost.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) April 15, 2020
Washington gives up its 2020 first round pick, 2021 first, second and third round picks as well as former Maryland Terp Shatori Walker-Kimbrough in the deal. https://t.co/flRI20dunb
Shakira Austin will be transferring to Ole Miss, joining former Terps assistant coach Shay Robinson.
What’s understood, don’t need an explanation. Ain’t that right Coach Yo? ❤️ #hottytoddy #NoCeilings pic.twitter.com/tHxwu9B3ud— Shakira ✨ (@Theylove_kira) April 16, 2020
Which three helmets are you going with?
So much , but you can only pick three.— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) April 15, 2020
Let’s hear it ⤵️ #Pick3 x #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/gjzHJpXZqC
Catch up with Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Brindi Griffin.
Team workout challenges, what teammate she wouldn’t want to be quarantined with, and a lot more...— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) April 15, 2020
Great interview with Brindi Griffin as part of @NCAALAX’s #UnitedAsOne series!
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