Maryland Terrapins

18 Terps Garner Big Ten All-Academic Honors

Maryland Athletics

Big Ten Release

ROSEMONT, Ill. – 18 student-athletes from the University of Maryland men’s basketball, women’s basketball, gymnastics and wrestling programs were named Big Ten Winter All-Academic selections in a release made by the conference offices Wednesday afternoon.

“Our student-athletes have worked incredibly hard to achieve this prestigious honor,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “We are extremely proud of the continued success of our student-athletes, who commit themselves on a daily basis both in the classroom and on the playing field.”

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Senior Varun Ram of the men’s basketball team holds a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average, one of just 12 student-athletes in the league on the academic all-conference list. He was the only men’s basketball player in the conference to maintain an unblemished GPA.  

The Big Ten recognized a total of 780 students who competed in winter sports from all 14 member institutions (track & field is acknowledged in the spring).  


Men's Basketball (4)   
Trevor Anzmann Sr. Aerospace Engineering  Westminster, Md.
Kent Auslander So. Criminal Justice  Herndon, Va. 
Michal Cekovsky So. Letters and Sciences  Kosice, Slovakia 
Varun Ram  Sr.  Supply Chain Management  Clarksville, Md. 


Women's Basketball (6)   
Kristen Confroy So. Physiology & Neurobiology  Solon, Ohio
Malina Howard Sr.  Kinesiology  Twinsburg, Ohio 
Brionna Jones Jr.  Kinesiology  Havre de Grace, Md.  
Kiara Leslie  So.   Criminology & Criminal Justice  Holly Springs, N.C.  
Chloe Pavlech Sr.  Journalism Cincinnati, Ohio
Tierney Pfirman Sr.   Family Science   Williamsport, Pa.   


Gymnastics (4)   
Abbie Epperson  So.  Criminology & Criminal Justice   Allen, Texas
Sarah Faller Jr.  Studio Art  Raleigh, N.C. 
Leah Slobodin Jr.  Finance  Alexandria, Va.  
Kathy Tang  Sr.   Kinesiology  Agawam, Mass. 


Wrestling (4)   
Michael Beck  So.  Computer Science  Ellicott City, Md. 
Derrick Evanovich Sr.  Agricultural & Resource Economics Venetia, Pa.
Tyler Manion  Sr.   Management   McDonald, Pa.  
Billy Rappo  Sr.   Economics  Holland, Pa. 



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