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Sports Briefs - Fall 2018

By Annie Krakower

Terps Head to the NBA

The Atlanta Hawks selected Kevin Huerter 19th overall in the 2018 NBA draft, becoming Maryland’s 19th first-round pick in program history. He averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists per game in his two seasons at UMD and was named to the All-Big Ten Honorable Mention Team last season. Justin Jackson, who played two years with the Terps, was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the second round (No. 43 overall) and dealt to the Orlando Magic, while Bruno Fernando decided to return to Maryland for his sophomore season.

Lacrosse Teams Fall Short in Semis

The top-seeded men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, which both won the NCAA Division 1 championship in 2017, ended their seasons this year in the semifinals. The men, in their fifth consecutive NCAA semifinals appearance, fell to Duke 13–8. The women’s team, in its 10th straight Final Four, lost 15–13 to Boston College. The men’s national title went to Yale, and the women’s to James Madison.

Cummings Returns to McDonogh

Former Terps lacrosse star Taylor Cummings ’16 was named the head girls’ lacrosse coach at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., her high school alma mater. The three-time Tewaaraton Award winner, which goes to the top collegiate lacrosse player, spent last season there as an assistant coach. Cummings won four state championships with McDonogh and led UMD to two national championships. She plays professionally for Team USA and the New York Fight.

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