Three Terrapins Make All-ACC Academic Team

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Lexie Brown, Malina Howard and Katie Rutan of the fifth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team were named to the 18-member All-ACC Academic Team, the league announced this week.

This is the second straight year Howard and Rutan have made the squad and first for Brown. Maryland (24-6, 12-4 ACC), Duke and Pittsburgh are the only schools with multiple honorees.

Brown, a freshman finance major, was named to the All-ACC Freshmen Team Tuesday and is the 14th player in head coach Brenda Frese’s 12 years to earn the honor. Brown averaged 9.8 points per game on the year and 10.6 points per game in conference play, as well as 4.3 assists. She finished second among all league players in assist/turnover ratio (2.1). She was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch list for the honor that goes to the nation’s top point guard.

Howard, a sophomore kinesiology major, carries a 4.0 GPA. She started in 11 games and has seen time in all 29. She shoots just under 50 percent from the field and averages 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in her career.

Rutan is a fifth-year senior working on her degree in accounting. She graduated with her degree in international business last May. She has started in all 29 games and is No. 2 in the ACC with her three-point field goal percentage of over 42 percent. She’s averaged 8.3 points per game in her two years at Maryland and recently hit the 1,000 career-point mark.

Next, Maryland, who has won eight of its last 10 games, will await its NCAA Tournament berth with the Selection Show Monday, March 17.