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Katie Benzan



Benzan graduated from Harvard with a degree in psychology. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Maryland. She carried a 4.0 over her classes this summer and boasts a 3.18 cumulative GPA.

Last season, Benzan was named an Academic All-Big Ten selection.


Benzan immediately became a leader for the Terrapins after transferring. She holds everyone on the team accountable and to a higher standard. She is extremely selfless and doesn’t mind who gets credit. Benzan is a loyal friend and teammate - always willing to go out of her way to mentor the underclassmen.

Benzan is able to navigate relationships with all of her peers in an effort to make sure that everyone feels included and understood. She does this because she truly values everyone’s role within the program.

She has also found time to build relationships with the youth in the community, especially those with special needs.


Benzan has been an extremely dedicated individual in her community service efforts. She traveled to New Orleans, where she organized beads for Mardi Gras and made lunch at a school for underprivileged children. Benzan has worked with the Special Olympics, either putting on a basketball practice for their athletes, referring a game, or working a tournament. She has also volunteered at a rural school to do community service as she painted the building, taught a basketball clinic, and played with orphaned children.

Benzan has dedicated a lot of her time with Shooting Touch. She traveled to Rwanda and volunteered for the non-profit organization. In addition, she volunteered over a summer, where she developed relationships between organizations in Boston.

She has also volunteered at several basketball clinics, food banks, and various food drives during both Halloween and Thanksgiving.


Before transferring to Maryland, Benzan starred for the Crimson at Harvard. She was a three-time all-conference selection and sits 20th on their all-time scoring list after just three years.

In Benzan’s first year as a Terrapin, she led the country in three-point field goal percentage (50.0) and scored in double figures in all but three games. Benzan was named an AP All-America Honorable Mention and earned a spot on the All-Big Ten second team.

She was placed on the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List prior to her fifth season and currently has 1,590 points for her career.