15 Terps Named to Winter Big Ten All-Academic List

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Big Ten Release

ROSEMONT, Ill. – 15 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.

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.

The Terps are represented by men's basketball (2), women's basketball (4), gymnastics (3) and wrestling (6). 

The Big Ten recognized a total of 787 students who competed in winter sports from all 14 member institutions (track & field is acknowledged in the spring).  


Men's Basketball (2)   
Kent Auslander So. Criminal Justice  Herndon, Va. 
Andrew Terrell So. Criminology & Criminal Justice Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Basketball (4)   
Kristen Confroy Jr. Physiology & Neurobiology  Solon, Ohio
Brionna Jones Sr.  Kinesiology  Havre de Grace, Md.  
Kiara Leslie  Jr.   Criminology & Criminal Justice  Holly Springs, N.C.  
Ieshia Small Jr. Communication Miami, Fla.


Gymnastics (3)   
Sarah Faller Sr. Studio Art  Raleigh, N.C. 
Megan McClelland So. Nutrition And Food Science Rock Hill, S.C.
Leah Slobodin Sr. Finance  Alexandria, Va.  


Wrestling (6)   
Michael Beck  Jr.  Computer Science  Ellicott City, Md. 
Youssif Hemida So. Kinesiology Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Jahi Jones So. Accounting & Supply Chain Management Fort Washington, Md.
Matt Pente Jr. Criminology & Criminal Justice Hanover, Md.
Billy Rappo  Sr.   Economics  Holland, Pa. 
Jakob Restrepo So. Letters And Sciences Farmingville, N.Y.