Kevin's Corner: Summer Time!

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It was another GREAT year to be a Terp!

Two national championships.

Nine Big Ten titles.

152 All-Big Ten Academic honorees.

81 graduates.

With summer officially set to begin next week, it is a perfect time to reflect on yet another banner year here at the University of Maryland. Once again, our student-athletes displayed incredible dedication in the classroom, in the community and on their respective fields of play.

Since becoming members of the Big Ten Conference in 2014, Maryland has more championships than any other school in the league, a total of 25 over the past three seasons. That's four more than Michigan, four more than Ohio State and 12 more than Penn State.

But what we are doing here goes far beyond trophy hoisting.

A total of 15 teams maintained or improved their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the newest 2015-2016 APP report announced by the NCAA last month, including five programs with their highest scores ever.

Maryland Athletics was recently named a finalist for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award. We have had the great fortunate of being able to impact our community and "Share the Shell" through volunteering for causes like Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Terps Reading Day, House of Ruth, Terp Thon, TerpsGiving and beyond. In addition, we are proud to be tabbed as a finalist for NACMA Marketing Team of the Year for a third consecutive year.

With all that being said, there is no offseason around here at the University of Maryland.

Our student-athletes sweat it out in the weight room to be better prepared for the upcoming season, our coaches spend the summer months mentoring youth at various camps and recruiting all over the world in search of the next wave of Terrapins, and our staff continues to work hard behind the scenes to ensure the 2017-18 campaign is our best yet.

Have a wonderful summer! We can't wait to see you this fall!

Go Terps!

Kevin Anderson