Kevin's Corner: Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2014!

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Happy Holidays Terp Nation!

As we close a magical 2014 calendar year for Maryland athletics with an exciting trip to the Bay Area for the Foster Farms Bowl, we’d be reticent not to take a brief look back at an incredible 365-day span for the Terrapins.

Below are our top 14 headlines in 2014, in no particular order of course!

·         Baseball Captures Regional Crown at South Carolina

·         Women’s Lacrosse Wins 12th National Championship

·         Women’s Basketball Punches Ticket to Final Four

·         Football Goes 7-5 in Inaugural Big Ten Campaign, Lands Spot in Foster Farms Bowl

·         Maryland Makes it Official, Becomes Big Ten Member on July 1

·         Field Hockey Wins Regular Season Big Ten title

·         Men’s Soccer Captures Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament Titles

·         Maryland Ties All-Time High GSR Score

·         Men’s Basketball Off to a Stellar Start in 2014

·         Terps Experience Surge in Attendance

·         Smith, Melville Earn First Team All-America Status in Track & Field

·         Williams Enshrined in Naismith Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

·         Maryland Unveils Vision for New Cole Field House and Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund Success

·         Sheptock Advances to NCAA Championship in Wrestling

I wanted to also take a moment to congratulate the 24 student-athletes who officially earned their degrees last Saturday. The class includes five University of Maryland Dean’s List recipients, nine members of their respective sport all-conference academic teams and 15 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recipients. The most fulfilling part of our job is when our student-athletes earn their degrees from the University of Maryland. Their tireless commitment and dedication to their academics and respective athletic programs are exemplary.

Good luck to head coach Randy Edsall and the Terps as they take on Stanford on Dec. 30 in the Foster Farms Bowl and continued success to our nationally-ranked men’s and women’s basketball programs in addition to wrestling and gymnastics as they embark on their inaugural Big Ten campaigns.

Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday and thanks for your continued support of Maryland athletics!