Nine Terps Get Call to the Hall
UMD Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018
An 11-time national champion lacrosse player and coach, UMD’s all-time rushing-yards leader, and, for the first time, a gymnast and a fencer are among nine alumni elected to the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.
The athletics department and the M Club on July 26 announced the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, the highest athletic honor UMD can bestow. Founded in 1982, the Hall of Fame recognizes superior Terrapin athletes, coaches and administrators who demonstrate the positive values learned through intercollegiate sports. Induction will take place Nov. 2 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.
“This is a tremendous class of Hall of Famers who have made an undeniable impact on Maryland athletics both on and off the field,” says Athletic Director Damon Evans.
The M Club will also present honorary awards to Wanda Alexander ’81, Mike Freiman ’78, Don Pearman, an academic adviser in Maryland Athletics, and Don Scheeler ’85 for their dedication to Maryland Athletics. PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer and former Maryland student-athlete Albert Carey ’74 will be honored as Distinguished Citizen of the Year.
The Hall of Fame inductees will be:
Adrian Branch (Men's Basketball, 1982–85)
• All-time leader in career minutes per game (34.0) at Maryland • Recorded the second-highest number of games in double figures (34) in a single season (1984–85) in program history • Led the Terps to the 1984 ACC Tournament Championship and two Sweet 16 appearances (1984 and 1985) • Named to All-ACC Tournament Team (1984) and Second Team All-ACC (1985)