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MM 3.26: Former Terp Megan Taylor named as finalist for James E. Sullivan Award

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

Maryland women’s lacrosse Megan Taylor vs. Northwestern Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Former Maryland women’s lacrosse standout Megan Taylor added to her long list of accolades on Monday, being named a finalist for the Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Award — which is awarded annually in April to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

She’s the first lacrosse player to be named a finalist since the award began in 1930.

“I am so honored to represent Maryland and the sport of lacrosse as a finalist for the AAU Sullivan Award,” said Taylor. ”It is truly humbling to be selected alongside America’s best college athletes for this prestigious honor. Of course this wouldn’t be possible without all the incredible support I’ve gotten from the most amazing family, teammates and coaches in the world. This is the perfect way to cap off the best four years of my life!”

The goalkeeper had a historic career in College Park, which consisted of two national championship seasons and a curtain call Tewaaraton Award in her senior year.

Taylor joins a long list of amateur athletes to be recognized for their athletic accomplishments such as Oregon women’s basketball stud Sabrina Ionescu and UCLA gymnast Kyla Ross.

The prestigious award has hosted several recognizable names, such as Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps (2003) and Missy Franklin (2012).

Last year’s winner was decorated Stanford volleyball alum Kathryn Plummer, and Taylor looks to join her and the other recipients as the top amateur athletes in collegiate competition.

If you’d like to vote for the former Terp, you can vote here until March 30. You can also vote for Taylor by tweeting the hashtags #VoteForMegan and #AAUSullivanAward.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball released a chilling season recap Wednesday. Shoutout to Tony Price for his amazing work all year.

On Wednesday, Max Holden, the son of former Maryland men’s basketball player Tahj Holden, tragically passed away after a battle with cancer.

Early rankings are already out, and Maryland women’s basketball is in the top-10.

Check out this feature on Kaila Charles.

Check out the latest episode of #UNLOCKED.

A Terp is back in town.