Maryland Terrapins women's basketball

Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins athletic logo

University University of Maryland
Conference ACC
Location College Park, MD
Head coach Brenda Frese (6th year)
Arena Comcast Center
(Capacity: 17,950)
Nickname Terrapin
Colors Red and White

             

Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA/AIAW Tournament champions
2006
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1978, 1982, 1989, 2006
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Conference tournament champions
1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2009
Conference regular season champions
1979, 1982, 1988, 1989, 2009

The University of Maryland women's basketball team has been a prominent program in the history of women's basketball. As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Lady Terrapins have been regular season and tournament champions on numerous occasions. They were struggling with a losing record before Brenda Frese was named the team's head coach in 2002. Shay Doron is credited as being her first major recruit. Since then, they have regained their position as one of the top teams in the country. In 2006, with only four short years under Frese, the Lady Terps won their first NCAA Championship in their third trip to the Final Four - their first Final Four since 1989.

Contents

Current Season

Current Record
Overall ACC
30-3 13-1
Poll Positions
AP[1] Coaches[2]
4 4
As of March 12, 2009

Head coach Brenda Frese announced during the pre-season that she was pregnant. Because of this, she was unable to coach from the sidelines for most of the regular season. Newcomer assistant coach Daron Park would take on the role of acting head coach. With the coaching changes, the experienced Lady Terrapins improved to a 30-3 record, and ranked 5 and 6 in the AP and Coaches polls respectively. Key returning players include Marissa Coleman, Laura Harper, Crystal Langhorne, and Kristi Toliver, all of whom were on the 2006 NCAA Championship team. With the loss of Shay Doron, whose #22 jersey was honored this season, Frese brought in 5 recruits. Two weeks after giving birth to twin boys, Frese returned to the sidelines during the ACC women's basketball tournament. Maryland eventually lost to Duke in the semifinals. Their next goal is to win the national title, entering the 2008 NCAA Tournament with a 1 seed. 2008 will mark their 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The 2007-08 Women's Basketball Team

Name [1] # Position Height Year Home Town
Anjalé Barrett 10 Guard 5-9 Freshman Bronx, New York
Marissa Coleman 25 Guard/Forward 6-1 Junior Cheltenham, Maryland
Laura Harper 15 Forward/Center 6-4 Senior Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Crystal Langhorne 1 Center/Forward 6-2 Senior Willingboro, New Jersey
Kat Lyons 14 Guard 5-10 Freshman Kernersville, North Carolina
Christie Marrone 11 Guard 5-6 Redshirt Junior Brooklyn, New York
Drey Mingo 24 Forward 6-2 Freshman Atlanta, Georgia
Ashleigh Newman 21 Guard 5-10 Senior Shelbyville, Tennessee
Jade Perry 55 Forward/Center 6-1 Senior Central City, Kentucky
Kim Rodgers 22 Guard 5-9 Freshman Virginia Beach, Virginia
Marah Strickland 5 Guard 6-0 Freshman Mt. Airy, Maryland
Kristi Toliver 20 Guard 5-7 Junior Harrisonburg, Virginia
Emery Wallace 33 Forward 6-1 Redshirt Freshman Roanoke, Virginia
Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood 2 Guard 5-9 Senior Pomona, California

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach: Brenda Frese
Acting Assistant Coach: Daron Park
Assistant Coach: Tina Langley
Assistant Coach: Erica Floyd
Director of Basketball Operations: Rhet Wierzba

See also

External links

Maryland Talk Show - Women's Basketball

References

  1. ^ "2007-08 Maryland Women's Basketball Roster." umterps.com. Retrieved on March 22, 2008.

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