Maryland's Community Outreach Nets National Award

8/7/17

By Steve Jones, PressBox

When the University of Maryland's athletics department placed a premium on community service, it probably wasn't expecting to be honored for its altruism.

But the commitment the university's student-athletes showed toward their surrounding communities was recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Fiesta Bowl, which has named Maryland the winner of the inaugural Community Service Award.

"I was shocked when [Maryland athletic director] Kevin Anderson announced in a staff meeting that we had won the award," said Kristen Brown, Maryland's associate athletic director-administration. "I give 100-percent credit to our student-athletes for reaching beyond their sport."

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