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30 Under 30 Program announces 2019 Honorees

February 19, 2019

The University of Maryland Athletics Department and the Terrapin Club have announced their list of Maryland young alumni receiving 30 Under 30 honors in the program's inaugural year. The 30 Under 30 program recognizes outstanding Maryland young alumni for their professional lives and embodiment of Maryland Pride. Congratulations to Kinesiology alumni Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil ‘14, Libby Ellis ‘12, and Jesse Mates ‘13 for being named to the 30 Under 30 program.


Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil ‘14
Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil '14
Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil is a Real Estate Investor and Asset Manager for Merlynn Acquisitions. Though this experience, he has partnered with, helped, and consulted countless Maryland alumni for buying and investing in properties throughout Maryland and other cities. After playing football for three years at the University of Maryland, Yannik went on to play in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans. He is passionate about giving back to the underserved communities in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Majored in Kinesiology.


Libby EllisLibby Ellis '12
Libby Ellis is the Director of Basketball Operations for the Maryland Women’s Basketball team. She spent her four undergraduate years working as a team manager for the Women’s Basketball program. As a senior, she was promoted to Director of Operations Intern. Libby’s commitment to the University of Maryland, and the student-athletes she serves, is unparalleled. Libby is also a Terrapin Club donor. Majored in Kinesiology.



Jesse Mates ‘13      Jesse Mates '13      
Jesse Mates is a multifamily and development site investment sales broker for Marcus & Millichap, a national commercial real estate firm. He also volunteers much of his time to teach financial literacy to the youth along with coaching youth baseball. Jesse stays involved with Maryland Athletics as a Men’s Basketball season ticket holder and Terrapin Club donor. Growing up, he attended Men’s Basketball games as a ball boy sitting beneath the basket. Majored in Kinesiology and minored in Human Development.


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