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College Notebook: Terps' Harman returns from Tommy John surgery

Brett Harman's return from Tommy John surgery couldn't have gone much better.

On Sunday, Harman (Westminster), a senior with the University of Maryland baseball team, made his first start since May 20, 2010.

Facing 14th-ranked UCLA, the right-hander seemed to have little problem.

He allowed two hits, struck out eight and walked just one in five scoreless innings of a 5-1 Terrapins win.

Harman let just one ball leave the infield in his five frames and escaped a jam in the fifth inning. That helped Maryland earn a season-opening series win over the Bruins.

Before redshirting last season, Harman went 5-8 with a team-best 4.50 ERA as a junior in 2010. He entered this year 10-14 with a 5.28 ERA in 44 career appearances (26 starts) with the Terps.

BACK-TO-BACK: Senior Cammeron Woodyard (Winters Mill) had plenty to do with the Penn State University men's basketball team's first consecutive wins since December.

On Feb. 11, Woodyard scored 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting (all from 3-point range) in a 67-51 victory over Nebraska. Five days later, the guard scored 13 points in just 19 minutes to help the Nittany Lions beat Iowa 69-64.

It marks the third time Woodyard has recorded back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts this season. He has scored at least 10 points 14 times, all but three of which have come at home.

Woodyard ranks third on Penn State (12-16) with 8.7 points per game while tying for third with 4.0 rebounds per game.

WE MEET AGAIN: Junior Courtney Griffith (Westminster), sophomore Nicole Helmick (North Carroll) and the Mount St. Mary's University swimming team heads to the Northeast Conference championships today.

Last year, Griffith became the first swimmer in program history to claim All-NEC honors when she finished second in the 100-yard butterfly.

This season, Griffith owns the conference's second-best time in the 100 butterfly, the fourth-best time in the 50 freestyle and the ninth-best time in the 100 freestyle. The three-day meet is being held at MIT in Boston through Sunday.

BIG EAST LINDE: Freshman Maura Linde (Century) of the Syracuse University women's track and field team competed in her first Big East indoor championship over the weekend.

Linde, a seven-time Times Player of the Year, qualified for the conference meet in the mile run. She ran the mile in 5 minutes, 8.72 seconds to finish 25th, but she didn't advance to the finals.