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Two Maryland women pick up AP All-American honors

Posted on 02 April 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior Alyssa Thomas and senior Tianna Hawkins of the Maryland women’s basketball team were named to the Associated Press All-America Team Tuesday. Thomas was named to the Second Team and is honored for the second straight year. Hawkins earned All-America Honorable Mention honors.

Thomas, who was named ACC Player of the Year for the second straight season, averaged 18.8 points per game, 10.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists on the season. She is the only player in the country to rank in the top 50 of all three stats. She led the ACC in all three and recorded two triple-doubles this year.

Thomas is also the first Terrapin to be named ACC Player of the Year twice and the first – male or female – to notch two triple-doubles.

Thomas was named to the AP First Team last year. She is the fourth Terrapin to earn AP All-America honors, behind Crystal Langhorne, Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman. Langhorne was honored three times (2006, 2007, 2008), Toliver was honored twice (2008, 2009) and Coleman once (2009).

Hawkins, a First Team All-ACC honoree, ended her career No. 11 on Maryland’s all-time scoring list with 1,595 points and No. 3 in rebounds with 1,086. She is the third Terrapin in history to break 1,000 rebounds, behind only Langhorne and Coleman. She scored in double figures in 31 of 34 games this season and notched 17 double-doubles. She was No. 2 in the ACC in scoring (18.0) and rebounding (9.7).

In Saturday’s Sweet Sixteen matchup, the fourth-seeded Terrapins hung with top-seeded Connecticut early, but a spurt to start the second half put the Huskies in front to advance to the Elite Eight, 76-50.

Thomas finished the season with 640 points, 349 rebounds and 181 assists. She is the only Terrapin to hit 600 points, 300 rebounds and 150 assists in a season. Coleman notched 653 points, 309 rebounds and 120 assists in the 2008-09 season.

The Terrapins went 26-8 on the year, finished second in the ACC and advanced to their fifth Sweet Sixteen in head coach Brenda Frese’s 11 years.

Frese has led the Terrapins to nine NCAA Tournament appearances four Elite Eights, a Final Four and the 2006 NCAA Championship. She’s 21-8 (.724) with Maryland in the Tournament.

Frese was named WBCA Regional Coach of the Year earlier this week and Thomas was named a finalist for the prestigious State Farm Wade Trophy. Frese is one of eight Regional Coaches of the Year and is a finalist for WBCA National Coach of the Year.

 

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Michigan State next for Maryland Monday in NCAA Women’s Tournament

Posted on 24 March 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The fourth-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team will take on fifth-seeded Michigan State Monday at 7 p.m. in the NCAA Second Round at Comcast Center. Tickets are still available on UMTerps.com.

Monday’s game will be shown live on ESPN2 and ESPN3. The winner of the Terps-Spartans matchup will advance to Bridgeport, Conn. for the Regional Semifinals Saturday at noon.

The Terrapins (28-5) advanced to the Second Round with a 72-52 win over 13th-seeded Quinnipiac Saturday in College Park. Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 13 rebounds and Tianna Hawkins had 23 points and 16 rebounds for Maryland. Alicia DeVaughn added a career-high 17 rebounds and Katie Rutanhad her career-high 11 boards.

In last year’s NCAA Tournament run, the second-seeded Terps advanced all the way to the Elite Eight. They beat Navy and Louisville in College Park, then came back from an 18-point deficit to knock off defending national champion Texas A&M, 81-74, in the Sweet Sixteen.

This marks Maryland’s 21st NCAA Tournament appearance and ninth in head coach Brenda Frese’s11 years. She’s led Maryland to four Elite Eights, four Sweet Sixteens, a Final Four and the 2006 NCAA Championship. Her all-time record with Maryland in the Tournament is 20-7 (.741). The Terps are 9-2 (.818) in NCAA Tournament games in Comcast Center.

Now in her 11th season at Maryland, Frese was voted ACC Coach of the Year by her peers. Junior Alyssa Thomaswas voted ACC Player of the Year for the second straight season and is the first Terrapin to earn the award twice. She led the league in points (18.4), rebounds (10.5) and assists (5.5).

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Maryland women open NCAA Tournament with visit from Quinnipiac

Posted on 18 March 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women’s basketball team earned a No. 4 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and will host Quinnipiac (30-2) Saturday at 11:15 a.m. in Comcast Center in the First Round.

Maryland will also welcome Marist (26-6) and Michigan State (24-8) to College Park and they will play at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The winners of Sunday’s games will advance to Monday’s 7 p.m. Second Round contest in College Park as well. All three games will be shown on ESPN2.

Tickets for the First and Second Rounds in College Park start at $14 for a single session general admission ticket and go up to $30 for an all-session reserved seat. For more information or to purchase, log on to http://www.umterps.com/sports/w-baskbl/ncaa-tournament.html.

The Terrapins (24-7) are in the Bridgeport regional, in which Connecticut is the No. 1 seed. For the full bracket, log on to http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1.

In last year’s NCAA Tournament run, the second-seeded Terps advanced all the way to the Elite Eight. They beat Navy and Louisville in College Park, then came back from an 18-point deficit to knock off defending national champion Texas A&M, 81-74, in the Sweet Sixteen.

This marks Maryland’s 21st NCAA Tournament appearance and ninth in head coach Brenda Frese’s 11 years. She’s led Maryland to four Elite Eights, four Sweet Sixteens, a Final Four and the 2006 NCAA Championship. Her all-time record with Maryland in the Tournament is 19-7 (.731). The Terps are 8-2 in NCAA Tournament games in Comcast Center.

Now in her 11th season at Maryland, Frese was voted ACC Coach of the Year by her peers. Junior Alyssa Thomas was voted ACC Player of the Year for the second straight season and is the first Terrapin to earn the award twice. She led the league in points (18.4), rebounds (10.5) and assists (5.5).

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Maryland women Hawkins, Thomas on Wooden Award ballot

Posted on 15 March 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Tianna Hawkins and junior Alyssa Thomas were both named to the final 15 and made the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.

Thomas was named ACC Player of the Year last week for the second straight season. She is the first Terrapin to earn the honor twice and the first to notch more than one triple-double. Thomas led the ACC in points (18.4), rebounds (10.5) and assists (5.5). Hawkins finished second in the league in scoring (18.3) and rebounding (9.5). She was named to the All-ACC First Team.

Maryland, Baylor, Connecticut and Duke are the only schools with two players in the final 15. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of student-athletes who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Hundreds of members of the college basketball media will vote on the Wooden Award Player of the Year and All American team until March 27.

The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation’s top five players, will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced at the 2013 Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s on April 12 at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Gala will honor the Men’s and Women’s Wooden Award winners, All Americans and the Legends of Coaching Award winner, Kansas Head Coach Bill Self.

After finishing the regular season with a 24-7 record, the Maryland women’s basketball team will learn its NCAA Tournament fate on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. with the Selection Show on ESPN.

First Round games will be played in College Park on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and the Second Round game will be played in College Park as well on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the First and Second Rounds in College Park start at $14 for a single session general admission ticket and go up to $30 for an all-session reserved seat. For more information or to purchase, log on to http://www.umterps.com/sports/w-baskbl/ncaa-tournament.html.

In last year’s NCAA Tournament run, the second-seeded Terps advanced all the way to the Elite Eight. They beat Navy and Louisville in College Park, then came back from an 18-point deficit to knock off defending national champion Texas A&M, 81-74, in the Sweet Sixteen.

The Terrapins have made eight NCAA Tournament appearances in head coach Brenda Frese’s 10 postseasons. She’s led Maryland to four Elite Eights, four Sweet Sixteens, a Final Four and the 2006 NCAA Championship. Her all-time record with Maryland in the Tournament is 19-7 (.731). The Terps are 8-2 in NCAA Tournament games in Comcast Center.

Now in her 11th season at Maryland, Frese was voted ACC Coach of the Year by her peers.

 

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Maryland women Hawkins, Thomas named First Team All-ACC

Posted on 05 March 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior Tianna Hawkins and junior All-American Alyssa Thomas were voted to both the Blue Ribbon Panel and league coaches All-ACC First Team, announced Monday by the conference.

Hawkins was named to the All-ACC Second Team in 2012 and Thomas, the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, made the First Team last year and the Second Team as a freshman in 2011. She was also named Rookie of the Year two years ago.

The two were Nos. 1 and 2 in the ACC in scoring and rebounding throughout the year. Hawkins led the league in scoring since day one of the season with her 18.5 points per game, which is the most by any Terrapin since Deanna Tate averaged 19.8 in 1988-89. Thomas finished third in scoring with 17.7 points per game.

Thomas led the league in rebounding throughout the season with 10.3 boards per game and Hawkins finished just behind her with 9.4. Thomas also finished second in assists with 5.3 per contest. In ACC games, Thomas led the league in scoring, rebounds and assists. Thomas also led the league with 17 double-doubles, 12 in 18 ACC games.

For the full All-ACC Teams, log on to http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/030413aab.html.

The ninth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps will play seventh-seeded Georgia Tech or 10th-seeded Wake Forest Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be shown on RSN and specific television channels will be released this week.

Maryland (23-6, 14-4 ACC) earned a first round bye for the eighth time under head coach Brenda Frese. The Yellow Jackets (14-15, 7-11) and the Demon Deacons (12-18, 5-13) will play Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to take on the Terrapins. Maryland’s 14 conference wins are a school record.

Maryland is 49-25 (.662) all-time in the ACC Tournament and is 14-8 (.636) under Frese. The Terrapins are 13-6 all-time as the No. 2 seed (.684). Maryland won the program’s 10th ACC title last year as the No. 3 seed with a 68-65 win over fourth-seeded Georgia Tech. ACC Tournament MVP Alyssa Thomas scored 29 points in the championship game to lift the Terps.

For game times and the latest on the ACC Tournament, log on to http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-womens-basketball-tournament.html. All rounds will be televised.

A printable bracket can be found at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/md/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013ACCTournamentBracket.pdf.

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Maryland women bounce back from loss to crush American

Posted on 22 November 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Tianna Hawkins had 25 points and nine rebounds, Malina Howard added 17 points, and Alicia DeVaughn had 14 to help No. 10 Maryland beat American 94-54 on Wednesday.

Maryland started freshman Chloe Pavlech at point guard for the first time and she responded with eight assists and just two turnovers. As a team, the Terps (3-1) dished 29 assists to 14 turnovers. Laurin Mincy added seven assists.

“This was a really nice game for us to be able to get back and do the little things that have allowed us to be successful,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “I definitely think we got better defensively today and, specifically, really shared the basketball. You can see our assist to turnover ratio, I thought we were unselfish. I thought Chloe [Pavlech] did a tremendous job being ready to play and getting our team into an offense that dominated inside with our post play. I thought we were really good in terms of how we played with each other today.”

Gelesia George had a career-high 13 points for American. Jen Dumiak, who averaged 20.5 points in the Eagles’ first two games, had nine. The Eagles had 21 turnovers, eight in the first 9 minutes.

Maryland had a 10-0 run to take a 20-6 lead. The Terrapins led 47-21 at the half, with Hawkins scoring 15 points, and had a 43-point edge at 92-49 with 3:24 to play.

As a team, the Terps shot 40-69 (.580) from the field. One of the nation’s top rebounding teams, the Terps pulled in 45 boards to the Eagles’ 19. They beat American inside, 65-24.

Next, the Terps will hit the road to take on No. 23 Nebraska (4-1) Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET in Lincoln, Neb. as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network. Please check your local listings. The game will also be featured online at BTN2go.com.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

 

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Three Maryland women named to Naismith Award Watch List

Posted on 15 November 2012 by WNST Staff

ATLANTA – Three members of the fifth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team were named to the Naismith women’s early season watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Thursday. Tianna Hawkins, Laurin Mincy and Alyssa Thomas were all recognized.

The 50 player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012-2013 college basketball season. The Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded on April 8, 2013, in New Orleans, La.

In late February, the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors will compile a mid-season team of the top 30 players in the nation. In March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will vote to narrow the list to the four finalists.

Notable Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year winners include Chamique Holdsclaw, Lisa Leslie, Rebecca Lobo, and Tina Charles. The Naismith women’s Trophy one of the most prestigious national award presented annually to the women’s college basketball player of the year.

Thomas was named to the Naismith early season list last year as well. She and Mincy were named to the Wooden Award Watch List last week. The Terps’ trio is joined on this year’s list by four other ACC student-athletes in Duke’s Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams, Georgia Tech’s Ty Marshall, and Florida State’s Natasha Howard.

No. 5 Maryland will head north this weekend to take on Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia Saturday. The Terps (2-0) and the Hawks (1-1) will play at 2 p.m. in Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena.

GameTracker live stats will be available and the game will be streamed live online for a fee on SJUHawks.com.

Maryland and Saint Joseph’s last met on Nov. 22, 2011 in College Park. The Terrapins won 94-71 behind 21 points from Alyssa Thomas, 17 from Tianna Hawkins and 14 from Laurin Mincy.

Hawkins was named ACC Player of the Week Monday. The senior posted back-to-back double-doubles in the Terps’ two wins, while becoming the 28th player in Maryland women’s basketball history to break the 1,000-point mark on Nov. 9 versus the Mount. In the first weekend of play, she averaged 25.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and shot over 77 percent from the field.

In their first two games, the Terrapins have outscored their opponents in the paint, 110-28, and have won the battle on the boards 109-43.

After Saturday’s matchup, the Terps will return home to take on American Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in Comcast Center. For tickets, log on to UMTerps.com.

-Terps-

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Maryland women picked to finish 2nd in ACC

Posted on 17 October 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Three members of the ACC Champion Maryland women’s basketball team were selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Preseason All-ACC Team, released Tuesday. 2012 ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas, senior Tianna Hawkins and junior Laurin Mincy were all voted to the 10-member team.

After garnering the lead’s top individual honor as just a sophomore, Thomas was also voted as the league’s Preseason Player of the Year heading into the upcoming season.

Maryland was the only school to land three players on the Preseason All-ACC Team.

The early season honors are voted on by the league’s “Blue Ribbon Panel,” which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives.

Thomas, Hawkins and Mincy made last year’s All-ACC squad. Thomas was named to the First Team, while Hawkins made the Second Team. Mincy earned an Honorable Mention honor.

In the Blue Ribbon Panel’s Preseason Poll, head coach Brenda Frese’s Terrapins were picked to finish second in the league and garnered 18 first-place votes. Duke was picked to win the league with 29 first-place votes.

Freshman center Malina Howard was named to the five-member Preseason Newcomer Watch List. Howard was the No. 6 overall recruit according to national recruiting analysts and was the No. 1 overall post player in the 2012 class.

In a first this season, the 12 ACC coaches voted on a separate Preseason Poll, Player of the Year and All-ACC Team. In the coaches’ poll, the Terrapins were picked to finish second behind Duke with three votes to the Blue Devils’ nine. The coaches had a three-way tie for Preseason Player of the Year between Thomas and Duke’s Elizabeth Williams and Chelsea Gray. The All-ACC Team and the Newcomer Watch List were the same in both votes.

The Terrapins are ranked No. 4 in at least one preseason poll this year, after ending last season with a 31-5 overall record, an NCAA Elite Eight appearance and the 2012 ACC title. They return four of five starters.

Maryland will open the 2012-13 season vs. Mount St. Mary’s on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Comcast Center. For tickets, log on to UMTerps.com.

Blue Ribbon Preseason Poll
1. Duke (29)
2. MARYLAND (18)
3. Georgia Tech
4. Virginia
5. North Carolina
6. Miami
7. Florida State
8. NC State
9. Wake Forest
10. Clemson
11. Virginia Tech
12. Boston College

Blue Ribbon Preseason All-ACC Team
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland**
Elizabeth Williams, Duke
Chelsea Gray, Duke
Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech
Natasha Howard, Florida State
Tianna Hawkins, Maryland
Laurin Mincy, Maryland

Ataira Franklin, Virginia
Marissa Kastanek, NC State
Stefanie Yderstrom, Miami
**-Preseason Player of the Year

Blue Ribbon Panel Newcomer Watch List
Alexis Jones, Duke
Malina Howard, Maryland
Jonquel Jones, Clemson
Xylina McDaniel, North Carolina
Uju Ugoka, Virginia Tech

 

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