- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Angel Reese was one of six Maryland women’s basketball players named to the Big Ten’s all-conference team on Tuesday.

The conference released two different lists, one from the league’s head coaches and one from its media panel. Reese, a sophomore, was a first-team selection on both. 

The Baltimore native was the only Terrapin to make first-team. She was also named to the All-Defensive Team. Reese is leading the No. 11-ranked Terrapins with 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. No player in the Big Ten has more double-doubles than the 16 Reese has posted this season.

Four other Terrapins earned second-team honors. Ashley Owusu, Chloe Bibby and Diamond Miller were all selected by both the coaches and the media, while Katie Benzan was a second-team pick by the media and an honorable mention by the coaches. 

Owusu, a junior guard who scored her 1,000th career point earlier this season, ranks second on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game. Bibby, a graduate student forward, and Miller, a junior guard, are tied for third on the team at 12.6 points per contest. Benzan, one of the best 3-point shooters in the nation, is averaging 11 points per game with a 44.1% clip from behind the arc. 

The Terrapins’ best bench player was also recognized, as freshman guard Shyanne Sellers was voted as the Big Ten’s Sixth Player of the Year. Sellers is scoring 8 points a game while leading the team with 52 steals. 

The Big Ten tournament begins in Indianapolis on Wednesday, but the fourth-seeded Terrapins have earned a double-bye and won’t take the court until Friday. 

• Jacob Calvin Meyer can be reached at jmeyer@washingtontimes.com.

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