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MM 10.15: Former Terp Brandon Lowe nominated for Hank Aaron Award

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

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Back in 2014, Brandon Lowe was a star redshirt freshman on the Maryland baseball team, leading the squad in hits, walks, runs and doubles. On Wednesday, only six years later, Lowe was nominated for the 2020 Hank Aaron Award, given to the best hitter in each of MLB’s two leagues.

Lowe has been a star for the Tampa Bay Rays since his rookie season in 2018. He hit for 14 home runs and 37 runs batted in in this year’s shortened regular season while leading his team to a division title and a postseason berth. In just his second year, he was named an All-Star. He was considered a candidate for numerous awards, but injuries got in the way.

Despite a solid regular season, Lowe has struggled in the postseason thus far. He was benched for last night’s ALCS loss against the Astros. Lowe’s struggles will have no impact on his chances of winning the Hank Aaron award, since it is based on the regular season. Still, Lowe will likely have a chance to break out of his slump in the World Series, as the Rays are only a single win away from moving on.

In Other News

Aidan Roberts recapped DJ Moore’s impressive week five performance and how the rest of Maryland’s alumni fared in this week’s Terps in the NFL.

Maryland offensive lineman Johnny Jordan was nominated for the Rimington Trophy.

Wes provided updates from the Terps’ press conference Wednesday. Click on the Twitter link for the full coverage.

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The NCAA announced that it will allow winter athletes to receive an extra year of eligibility.

Former Maryland men’s soccer defenseman Donovan Pines, who is the son of school president Darryll Pines, scored the first goal of his MLS career.

Another former Maryland soccer player, Amar Sejdič, scored a goal for the Montreal Impact of the MLS.

Maryland men’s lacrosse looked back at its 2017 championship.

Maryland women’s lacrosse posted a practice highlight featuring sophomore Kate Sites.

Maryland baseball shared some shots from practice.