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Volleyball player Adams joins Maryland women’s basketball team

Posted on 02 January 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The eighth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will welcome volleyball player Caitlin Adams to its roster, effective immediately. Adams, a 6-3 forward from Leawood, Kan., played for the Terrapins’ volleyball team the last two seasons after transferring from Texas A&M.

Adams played for her high school and AAU teams in Kansas City before focusing on volleyball. She will be eligible to play in Thursday’s game at North Carolina.

“We are really excited to welcome Caitlin to our family,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “She’s athletic and is a team player that we know can really help us out depth-wise. She came in and spent time with us and we just knew she’d fit right in with our program.”

Adams played middle blocker with the Terrapin volleyball team. She saw action in 184 sets and recorded 295 kills, 142 blocks and had a hitting percentage of .257.

“I heard about the injuries on the basketball team this year and I just thought I could help them out,” Adams said. “I knew a lot of the girls and contacted the coaches and came out one day. It’s such a well-respected program and the coaches and girls are a lot of fun.”

Most recently, four players scored in double figures and two notched double-doubles to help No. 8 Maryland cruise to a 72-40 victory over Hartford on Saturday in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic.

Alyssa Thomas led with 22 points, 11 rebounds, Tianna Hawkins scored 16 points, and Alicia DeVaughn added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland, which has won six straight games. Tierney Pfirman scored 11.

Next, the Terrapins will play at No. 15 North Carolina (12-1) Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. The game will be shown live online on ESPN3.com.

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Maryland fans get first look at new Terps at Madness

Posted on 12 October 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated the beginning of the 2012-13 season with Terp fans at Maryland Madness on Friday evening.

Both teams unveiled their new Under Armour uniforms at Comcast Center and competed in intrasquad scrimmages, giving Terp fans a taste of the player’s skills and talents.

The event began with a student dunk contest, judged by former Terp football players Torrey Smith, LaQuan Williams and Josh Wilson and former Terp basketball players Juan Dixon, Walt Williams and Dave Neal.

The women’s team came out first, with head coach Brenda Frese highlighting the team’s trip to becoming ACC Champions and its trip to the Elite Eight last season, emphasizing the goal to go further this year.

“This team is on a mission; this team has a goal,” said Frese. “We need all of you in Comcast to come out and support us. Go Terps!”

Madness included performances from various student groups, including Gymkana, Maryland cheerleaders and the Maryland dance team.

The men’s team walked out to perform its annual Madness dance before being introduced individually, and then held a 10-minute scrimmage filled with highlight-reel dunks.

“Tonight’s about the players having fun,” said head coach Mark Turgeon. “I think they had a good time. I can’t wait until tomorrow at 11 o’clock. That’s what I’m excited about.”

Practice for both teams starts Saturday. The women open the season Nov. 9 against St. Mary’s at Comcast Center. The men face defending national champion Kentucky on Nov. 9 at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Maryland Madness announced for October 12

Posted on 25 September 2012 by WNST Staff

Maryland Madness Set for Friday, Oct. 12

Madness starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The celebration of Maryland Madness, which tips off the new season of basketball at Comcast Center, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free. No tickets are required and seating is first-come, first-served. Portions of the evening will also air on ESPNU, with former Terrapin great Len Elmore serving as Maryland’s on-site analyst.

The annual event, which was first held 41 years ago, has a number of surprises in store as the Terps look toward the 2012-13 season. The evening includes a student dunk contest, performance by the Maryland Gymkana Troupe and the unveiling of the team’s brand new Under Armour uniforms.

Students can register for the student dunk contest and vote on the best returning Terrapin dunker at www.2012MarylandBasketball.com, the official fan site of Maryland basketball. Free t-shirts will be given away to the first 4,000 students in attendance and the winner of the student dunk contest will be awarded with free books for the school year.

Fans will also be introduced to the 2012-13 men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The Maryland men’s team welcomes eight newcomers and returns two starters in Nick Faust and James Padgett from last season’s team, which went 17-15 under first-year head coach Mark Turgeon.

The Terrapin women’s team, ranked No. 4 in at least one preseason poll, returns four starters from last year’s squad that reached the NCAA Elite Eight and went 31-5 under head coach Brenda Frese.

More information will be released in the coming days on www.umterps.com.

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Faust, Mosley, Cummings honored at inaugural Terp Awards

Posted on 08 May 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Student-athletes, coaches and teams were honored Tuesday for prowess in academics, community service and athletics at the inaugural Terp Awards held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on campus.

The awards ceremony is an expanded version of the President’s Cup Brunch and includes a number of new awards honoring student-athletes and coaches. The ceremony was co-sponsored by the Terrapin Club and the `M’ Club.

Men’s lacrosse player Joe Cummings earned Male Athlete of the Year and Alyssa Thomas of women’s basketball was voted the Suzanne Tyler Female Athlete of the Year in balloting by the coaches.

Nick Faust of the men’s basketball team, women’s track and field freshman Thea LaFond and Brene Moseley of women’s basketball shared Rookie of the Year honors.

The 2011 Maryland field hockey team, which went from unseeded in the tournament to a NCAA national championship last fall was the first-ever Terrapin Cup Team of the Year.

Highlighting the academic awards were the presentation of the President’s Cup Team GPA Awards to men’s tennis and volleyball. University President Wallace Loh presented the awards.

Other awards given during the ceremony were:

Academic Achievement (awarded to junior or senior from each team with the highest cumulative GPA, minimum 3.0) - Owen Blye, men’s lacrosse; Lucile Cancre, women’s track & field; Kayla Clarke, women’s soccer; Jonathan Dillard, men’s basketball; Joshua Finkle, men’s track & field; Bennett Fulper, football; Jordan Hansbrough, women’s tennis; Brett Harman, baseball; Alexis Holmes, women’s golf; Danielle Jenkins, acrobatics & tumbling; Danielle Kauffman, field hockey; Taylor Kemp, men’s soccer; Nicole Maier, softball; Elizabethe Manzi, gymnastics; Chris Miller, men’s golf; David Nguyen, men’s tennis; Sean O’Leary, men’s cross country; Alex Pagnotta, wrestling; Kimberly Rodgers, women’s basketball; Anna Roth, women’s cross country; Katie Schwarzmann, women’s lacrosse; Rachel Stein, water polo; Sean Stewart, men’s swimming; Erin Stout, women’s swimming; Sharon Strizak, volleyball.

ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (male and female who exhibit the characteristics of the ultimate Terrapin, excelling the classroom, in the athletic arena and in community service) - Harriet Tibble, field hockey; Brett Harman, baseball.

`M’ Club Postgraduate Scholarship (male and female who excelled academically and athletically, will have earned a degree by May 2012 and are pursuing postgraduate study) – Allison Fried, women’s cross country; Kyle John, wrestling.

`M’ CLUB AWARDS

Geary F. Eppley Award (letterwinner with highest overall scholastic average) - Sean O’Leary, men’s cross country

Charles H. Beebe Jr. Award (senior letterwinner with highest career GPA) - Alexis Holmes, women’s golf

Talbot T. Speer Award (male athlete whose commitment and dedication serves as an inspiration) - Zack Ray, men’s track & field

Charles P. McCormick Award (Baltimore-area senior contributing the most to athletics) - Sean Mosley, men’s basketball

John W. Guckeyson Award (scholarship, leadership and superior athletic ability) - Kyle John, wrestling

Founders Award (outstanding athletic ability, academic excellence, character and citizenship) – Kimberly Rodgers, women’s basketball

James H. Kehoe Award (state of Maryland senior symbolizing commitment, dedication, spirit and the will to win) - Karri Ellen Johnson, women’s lacrosse

Silvester Watch (athlete who typifies best in college athletics) - Megan Frazer, field hockey

Maryland Watch (best male athlete of the year from the state of Maryland) - Josh Asper, wrestling

Lifetime Service Awards - Jack Flynn, J. Logan Schutz

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Maryland Athletics Community Service Awards - Sade Ayinde, women’s soccer; Anjale Barrett, women’s basketball; Sander Beck, baseball; Jake Bernhardt, men’s lacrosse; Chris Brown, men’s track & field; DeAnna Brown, women’s track & field; Carly Hoshko, water polo; Kyle John, wrestling; Janessa Pope, field hockey; Owen Smith, wrestling; Martha VanLieshout, women’s swimming.

ACC Community Service Awards - Joe Cummings, men’s lacrosse; A.J. Francis, football; Brian Marcoux, wrestling; Briana Melander, gymnastics; Sean Mosley, men’s basketball; Becca Pang, gymnastics.

NCAA Champs / Life Skills Cup Team Winners - Gymnastics, Wrestling.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT

Most Inspiring Award (student-athlete whose commitment and dedication serves as an inspiration) - Kiani Profit, women’s track & field

Sportsmanship Awards - Ashley Cromartie, women’s cross country; Owen Smith, wrestling

Male Coach of the Year - Kerry McCoy, wrestling

Female Co-Coaches of the Year - Brenda Frese, women’s basketball; Missy Meharg, field hockey

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Two Terps Selected in WNBA Draft

Posted on 16 April 2012 by WNST Staff

BRISTOL, Conn. - Point guard Anjale Barrett and center Lynetta Kizer of the Maryland women’s basketball team were both selected in the Top 30 of the WNBA Draft Monday afternoon.

Barrett was selected 26th overall and went to the Washington Mystics and will join former teammate Crystal Langhorne in Washington. Kizer went to the Tulsa Shock two picks later.

Barrett finished her senior season second in the ACC in assists (4.9) and assist/turnover ratio (1.8) this season and ended her four-year career fifth in Maryland history in assists with 486.

Kizer was a three-time All-ACC Team honoree and the league Sixth Player of the Year in her senior season. Her 1,621 career points put her at No. 8 in school record books and her 958 career rebounds makes her No. 4 in Maryland history in rebounds.

Barrett spent a total of five seasons in College Park and was a member of three NCAA Elite Eight teams and two ACC title teams. Kizer helped lead Maryland to three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Elite Eights and two ACC championships.

Maryland (31-5) ended its 2012 season winning 10 of its last 11 games. The Terrapins won the program’s 10th ACC title earlier this month and notched the fourth 30-win season in school history. They advanced to their ninth Elite Eight and fourth in head coach Brenda Frese’s 10 years.

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Maryland F Alyssa Thomas Named First Team All-American

Posted on 27 March 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sophomore Alyssa Thomas of the Maryland women’s basketball team is one of five players named to the Associated Press All-America First Team announced Tuesday.

Thomas, the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, is joined on the First Team by Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Stanford’s Nneka Ogwumike and Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne.

Thomas is the Terrapins’ fourth AP All-American. Crystal Langhorne (2006, 2007, 2008),Kristi Toliver (2008, 2009) and Marissa Coleman (2009) all earned the honor at least once in their respective careers. Langhorne was also honored as a sophomore when she was named to the Second Team in 2006.

Thomas leads the ACC in scoring with 17.2 points per game and is among the best in the league with 8.0 rebounds per game, assists (3.2), free throw percentage (80.1) and defensive rebounds (5.5).

Thomas is just the second underclassman ever to be named ACC Player of the Year. She scored a career-high 29 points in the ACC title game to lead Maryland to its 10th league championship. She was named Tournament MVP and is only the seventh player, and first underclassman, to be named league Player of the Year and Tournament MVP in the same season.

The Second Team honorees are Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford; Odyssey Sims, Baylor; Shenise Johnson, Miami; Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State; and Julie Wojta of Green Bay. Connecticut’s Tiffany Hayes, Kentucky’s A’dia Mathies, Duke’s Elizabeth Williams, Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen and Miami’s Riquna Williams all made the Third Team.

Behind two comebacks and a 21-4 run to end the game, Maryland rallied past Texas A&M 81-74 on Sunday in the Regional Semifinals. The Terps advanced to their fourth Elite Eight under head coach Brenda Frese.

Laurin Mincy had 21 points and for her career-high 12 rebounds for her first career double-double. Thomas added 21 points and nine rebounds for the second-seeded Terrapins. They trailed by 18 points in the first half and by 12 in the second half, but Maryland fought its way back and held the defending national champion Aggies to just one basket in the final 10 minutes.

The Terrapins had won 10 straight and 13 of 14 since Jan. 26. The Terrapins are 31-18 (.633) all-time in NCAA Tournament games. Frese owns an NCAA Tournament record of 20-7 (.741) and 19-6 (.760) at Maryland. Frese has led the Terps to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, four Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship.

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Maryland Women Battle Notre Dame Tuesday For Trip to Final Four

Posted on 26 March 2012 by WNST Staff

#2 Maryland (31-4)
vs.
#1 Notre Dame (33-3)
Tues., March 27 | 9 p.m.
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)
TV: ESPN/ESPN3.com
The second-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team will tip off against top-seeded Notre Dame Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the Regional Final of the Raleigh Region in the NCAA Tournament.

This will be the sixth meeting overall between the Terrapins and the Irish, and the first meeting since 2007. Maryland owns the series, 4-1.

Behind two comebacks and a 21-4 run to end the game, Maryland rallied past Texas A&M 81-74 on Sunday in the Regional Semifinals. The Terps advanced to their fourth Elite Eight under head coach Brenda Frese.

Laurin Mincy had 21 points and for her career-high 12 rebounds for her first career double-double. Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and nine rebounds for the second-seeded Terrapins. They trailed by 18 points in the first half and by 11 midway through the second half, but Maryland fought its way back and held the defending national champion Aggies to just one basket in the final 7 1/2 minutes.

The Terrapins have won 10 straight and 13 of 14 since Jan. 26. This is their first time in a regional final for the first time since 2009, when they were also in Raleigh.

The Terrapins are 31-18 (.633) all-time in NCAA Tournament games. Frese owns an NCAA Tournament record of 20-7 (.741) and 19-6 (.760) at Maryland. Frese has led the Terps to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, four Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship.

What’s Next

The winner of Tuesday’s game heads to the Final Four in Denver next weekend.

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Maryland Women Host Defending Champ Texas A&M In Sweet 16 Sunday

Posted on 25 March 2012 by WNST Staff

#2 Maryland (30-4)
vs.
#3 Texas A&M (24-10)
Sun., March 25 | Noon
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)
TV: ESPN/ESPN3.com

  • The second-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team will take on third-seeded Texas A&M Sunday at noon at PNC Arena in Raleigh.
  • For tickets to Sunday’s game, log on to umterps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
  • This will be the first-ever meeting between Maryland and Texas A&M.
  • This is Maryland’s 20th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and eighth in head coach Brenda Frese’s 10 years. Frese has led the Terrapins to four Sweet Sixteens, three Elite Eights and the 2006 National Championship. Her all-time NCAA Tournament record is 19-7 (.731) and 18-6 at Maryland (.750). The Terrapins have earned a top-two seed five times under Frese.
  • Frese was named a WBCA Regional Coach of the Year Thursday, which makes her one of eight finalists for the Division I Coach of the Year honor.
  • Maryland is 30-18 (.625) all-time in NCAA Tournament games and 14-3 (.824) in NCAA Tournament games in College Park.
  • Most recently, the Terps beat seventh-seeded Louisville, 72-68, in College Park Monday in the Second Round. Laurin Mincy led with 24 points, while Tianna Hawkins added 15 points and 14 rebounds.

    Media Information

  • Sunday’s game will be shown on ESPN and online on ESPN3.com.

    What’s Next

  • Winner of Sunday’s game advances to face either #1 Notre Dame or #5 St. Bonaventure in Monday’s Regional Final at 9 p.m. in Raleigh.

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Louisville Next For Maryland Women in NCAA Tournament Monday

Posted on 19 March 2012 by WNST Staff

NCAA SECOND ROUND
#2 Maryland (29-4)
vs.
#7 Louisville (23-9)
Mon., March 19 | 7 p.m.
College Park, Md. (Comcast Center)
TV: ESPN2/ESPN3.com 

  • The second-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team will tip off against seventh-seeded Louisville Monday at 7 p.m. in the NCAA Tournament Second Round at Comcast Center.
  • The Terrapins (29-4) beat 15th-seeded Navy (18-14) 59-44 Saturday in the First Round behind 17 points and 10 rebounds from ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas and 14 points from Laurin Mincy.
  • This will be the second meeting between Maryland and Louisville. The Cardinals won the first meeting, 77-60, on March 30, 2009 in the Elite Eight in Raleigh.
  • Sophomore Alyssa Thomas became the 27th player in Maryland women’s basketball history to break the 1000-point plateau against Navy Saturday. She is the second-fastest Terrapin to reach the mark. She needed 63 career games and Crystal Langhorne did it in 60.
  • This weekend will mark Maryland’s 20th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and eighth in head coach Brenda Frese’s 10 years. Frese has led the Terrapins to three Elite Eights and the 2006 National Championship. Her all-time NCAA Tournament record is 18-7 (.720) and 17-6 at Maryland (.739). The Terrapins have earned a top-two seed five times under Frese.
  • Maryland is 29-18 (.614) all-time in NCAA Tournament games and 13-3 (.813) in NCAA Tournament games in College Park.

    Media Information

  • Monday’s game can be seen on ESPN2 or online at ESPN3.com.

    What’s Next

  • Winner of Monday’s game advances to Sunday’s Regional Semifinal in Raleigh, N.C.

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Maryland Womens NCAA Tournament Opener to Air on ESPN2

Posted on 12 March 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed in the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Terrapins (28-4) will take on the Patriot League champion Navy (18-13) Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in Comcast Center. The game will be shown on ESPN2.

Maryland will make its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance and eighth under head coach Brenda Frese this weekend. Seventh-seeded Louisville (22-9) will take on 10th-seeded Michigan State (20-11) at approximately 1:30 Saturday. The winners of the Terps-Midshipmen and Cardinals-Spartans games will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Comcast Center.

The Terrapins are in the Raleigh region, in which Notre Dame is the No. 1 seed and the 2011 national champion Texas A&M is the No. 3 seed.

Frese and the Terps have won their last seven straight games and 10 of their last 11 heading into Saturday’s matchup. Most recently, they won the program’s 10th ACC title on March 4. They beat Georgia Tech, 68-65, behind 29 points from ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas.

The Terrapins are 45-28 (.616) all-time in NCAA Tournament games. Frese owns an NCAA Tournament record of 17-7 (.708) and 16-6 (.727). Frese has led the Terps to three Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship.

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