June 15, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland junior attacker Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia) has been named the GTE Academic All-American of the Year in recognition of her accomplishments this season in the classroom and on the field while leading the Terrapins to their sixth straight NCAA women's lacrosse title. Adams received the honor after being named to the GTE Academic spring women's at-large first-team for her 3.65 cumulative grade point average in communications. The Australia native carried a perfect 4.0 in the classroom throughout the spring. On the field, she scored 10 goals and seven assists during the national championship run to cap a record-breaking year for the junior. Her 10 points against Princeton set the Division I record for most points in an NCAA tournament game. Adams scored all 10 points in Maryland's the second-half run to give the Terps the 16-8 win.
Adams finished the 2000 season with 81 goals and 55 assists for an NCAA Division I record 136 points this season. Only a junior, Adams shattered the Maryland single-season marks for goals, assists and points and will begin the 2001 season with 179 career goals, 118 career assists, and 297 career points. Entering her senior year, she is just eight goals away from Kelly Amonte's all-time goals record of 187 at Maryland. Adams is also 14 assists away from topping Amonte for career assists, as well as 22 points from Amonte's career record 319 points. Her career points total places her 10th all-time in Division I women's lacrosse history with 297. Adams is fifth in career assists with 118, and tied for 23rd all-time for career goals.
The GTE Academic All-American of the Year is the one of numerous honors Adams has received throughout season, which ended with Terps' sixth straight national championship. A first-team Brine/IWLCA All-American, she is a first-team All-American by College Lacrosse USA and was named the NCAA tournament's MVP. At the ACC Tournament, Adams was honored as the ACC Player of the Year, as well as earning ACC Tournament MVP honors. Adams was named the ACC Player of the Week twice this season and Warrior/Inside Lacrosse Player of the Year once.
Contact: Stephanie Mociun