Hicks Honored by ACC; Terps Ranked 24th

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Myah Hicks was recognized Friday as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Indoor All-Academic Team.

Hicks, a kinesiology major from Alexandria, Va., had Maryland’s top marks of the indoor season at 600 meters, 1,000 meters and the mile.

Hicks is also having a strong start to the 2014 outdoor season. She ranks fourth in the ACC so far this season at 800 meters at 2:07.87. She is second all-time outdoors at Maryland in the 800 and also ranks among the Terps’ top-10 at 1,500 meters.

To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade-point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA during her academic career.

Duke distance runner Juliet Bottorff was recognized as the ACC Women’s Indoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

The Maryland women’s track and field team has moved into 24th in the most recent NCAA Division I rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Terrapins are one of three Atlantic Coast Conference women’s teams in the rankings. Florida State was ranked 15th and Notre Dame was 22nd.

The point totals are based on expected results in all events at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals.

Amina Smith, this week’s ACC Women’s Track & Field Performer of the Week, is ranked first nationally in the women’s high jump, while defending ACC outdoor and indoor high jump champion Amber Melville is fifth nationally.

Junior Thea LaFond is second nationally in the women’s triple jump.

Maryland is preparing for next week’s ACC Outdoor Championships, which start Thursday at Chapel Hill, N.C.