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Ashley Owusu named Ann Meyers Drysdale Award winner

The sophomore has been deemed the best shooting guard in the country.

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Maryland women’s basketball sophomore Ashley Owusu has been named the best shooting guard in the country, winning the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Friday night.

This season, Owusu led the nation’s top scoring offense averaging 17.9 points per game. Her 171 assists (5.9 per game) rank fourth in the nation and led the team by a 75 assist margin. The sophomore guard shot 49.3% from the field and 76.2% from the charity stripe. She also averaged 5.6 rebounds per game.

As a freshman, the Woodbridge, Virginia, native was on the watch list for this honor. During that 2019-20 season, the guard was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was the Big Ten Tournament Most Valuable Player. She averaged 12 points and 3.8 assists per game that year, and with all five starters gone to graduation and the transfer portal, Owusu stepped up in a big way this season.

In her second year as a Terp, Owusu was named a Third Team-All American, Big Ten Tournament Co-Most Outstanding Player, a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection and a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Region team.