Maryland women’s basketball guard Ashley Owusu was named to the Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Midseason Team Tuesday.
Owusu, a sophomore, joins 29 other Division I standouts on the midseason watchlist, which will shrink to 10 nominees and four finalists next month before a winner is announced on April 3.
The Woodbridge, Va. native has been nothing short of integral to the Terps’ success this season. Owusu is averaging 18.9 points and 5.4 assists per game, good for third and sixth-best in the Big Ten, respectively. Her ability to facilitate and score has helped the nation’s best offense (scoring 91.5 points per game) to a 13-2 overall record, and a 9-1 record in conference play.
The No. 9 Terps will travel to Nebraska for an away fixture this Sunday, February 14 at 5 p.m., then host Illinois and Minnesota next week in College Park. With the regular season nearing its close, the Terps will look to finish strong and secure a solid seed in the NCAA Tournament.
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Wes gave three takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s loss to No. 4 Ohio State.
The Big Ten announced a location change for its men’s basketball conference tournament.
#B1G Breaking News— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) February 9, 2021
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Maryland Athletics announced a major change in light of potential upcoming changes to players’ likeness rules.
Maryland Athletics is launching a 4-year partnership with Opendorse to provide athletes personal brand development resources & management technology ahead of the passing of Name, Image and Likeness legislation.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) February 9, 2021
Maryland is among the first 20 schools to join the program.
Maryland women’s golf finished second in the FAU Paradise Invitational.
Maryland women's golf finished second place in the FAU Paradise Invitational.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) February 9, 2021
The Terps shot a program record 278 in Round 2 and led the field with 48 birdies and a 3.98 average on par 4s.
Virunpat Olankitkunchai was the top individual with a 205 across three rounds (68.3 avg).
Women’s lacrosse, led by Lizzie Colson, are ready to tackle a unique season.
Back from her ACL tear, @LizzieColson is ready to lead us in 2021.— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) February 9, 2021
After losing her season twice in 2020, she’s not taking anything for granted.
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