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).
ALL-ACADEMIC BIG TEN
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|