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MM 3.18: Ashley Owusu and Katie Benzan named AP All-Americans

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

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Maryland women’s basketball sophomore guard Ashley Owusu and senior guard Katie Benzan were named All-Americans by the Associated Press on Wednesday. Owusu earned Third-Team honors while Benzan earned an Honorable Mention.

Owusu has been dominant all season for the Terps, leading the nation’s top scoring offense with 18.3 points per game. She also averages a team-high 5.8 assists, with her 151 assists on the season ranking fourth in the country. And she adds 5.7 rebounds per game on top of that.

Benzan leads the nation from beyond the arc, shooting 50.6% from three to go along with 13.3 points per game. Maryland has the No. 1 three-point field goal percentage in the country at 40.7%, much in part to her efforts. Benzan ranks third in the country with 88 made triples.

The grad transfer from Harvard also averages 3.2 assists per game, leads the team with 1.6 steals per game and averages 93.5% from the charity stripe.

The Terps earned a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and opens up against 15-seed Mount St. Marys in the first round on Monday, March 29 at 4 p.m.

In Other News

Maryland women’s lacrosse has the first of two matchups against Ohio State today.

Lila is joined by former writers Jordan Gold and Brandon Simberg on episode 3 of our March Madness limited series podcast, Road to Indianapolis.

College basketball players across the country, led by those in the Big Ten, are uniting for the #NotNCAAProperty movement, pushing to finally be able to have control over their own name, image and likeness.

Maryland men’s basketball is preparing for its first-round matchup against UConn on Saturday.

Lila provided updates from Maryland men’s basketball media availability.

Former Terp Quinton Jefferson is reuniting with Yannick Ngakoue on the Las Vegas Raiders.

Former Maryland wide receiver DJ Turner participated in his pro day yesterday.

Maryland men’s lacrosse will be debuting its second black helmet of the season on Saturday.