Maryland Terrapins women's basketball

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Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins athletic logo
University University of Maryland
Conference Big Ten
Location College Park, MD
Head coach Brenda Frese (12th year)
Arena XFINITY Center
(Capacity: 17,950)
Nickname Terrapin
Colors

Red, White, Black, and Gold

                        
NCAA/AIAW Tournament champions
2006
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1978, 1982, 1989, 2006, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2009, 2012
Conference regular season champions
1979, 1982, 1988, 1989, 2009

The University of Maryland women's basketball team is a prominent program in the history of women's basketball. A founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Lady Terrapins joined the Big Ten Conference July 1, 2014. Since 2002, team has been led by head coach Brenda Frese. In 2006, with only four years under Frese, the Lady Terps won their first NCAA Championship in their fourth trip to the Final Four - their first Final Four appearance since 1989.

History[edit]

Women's basketball was first organized to play on campus in 1923.[1] The early teams participated solely in intracollegiate competition, with classes or sororities competing against each other for a trophy.[2] The team was officially recognized as a varsity sport in 1971, and was led by coach Dottie McKnight during its first four seasons.[3] The Terps were successful from the start, winning their first state championship in the 1972-73 season.[4] They went on to win ten ACC championships and one NCAA title.[4]

On January 26, 1975, the Lady Terrapins played host to Immaculata in the first nationally televised women's college basketball game. The game took place in Cole Field House. Some sources report that Immaculata won 80–48,[5][6] while others report 85–63.[7][8]

The team has been led by three head coaches: Dottie McKnight (1971–1975), Chris Weller (1975–2002), and Brenda Frese (2002–present).[3] Although McKnight only coached four seasons of Terps basketball, she quickly led her new team to success. She left with a record of 44-17 (.721).[3] Weller, a University of Maryland alumnae ('66) and former Terps player, took over the head coaching position in 1975. She led the Terps to numerous national championship appearances and a total of eight ACC championship titles.[3] When she retired, Weller left with a 499-286 record (.636).[3] At the end of the 2014 season, current coach Brenda Frese has a record of 278-95 (.745).[3] She has also led her team to a national championship title, eight national championship appearances, and two conference championship titles. Frese is known for her recruiting skills, with Shay Doron being credited as her first major recruit.

Notable Players[edit]

Many Lady Terrapins have gone on to national prominence, appearing in the Olympics and playing in professional leagues.[9][10][11][12]

2007-08 Season[edit]

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.

2014–15 Roster[edit]

2014–15 Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 0 Ellison, AjaAja Ellison 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Burlington, N.J. Life Center Academy
G 1 Mincy, LaurinLaurin Mincy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) RS Sr Newark, N.J. University
G 2 Leslie, KiaraKiara Leslie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Holly Springs, N.C. Holly Springs
G 3 Moseley, BreneBrene Moseley 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) RS Jr Burtonsville, Md. Paint Branch
G 4 Brown, LexieLexie Brown 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Suwanee, Ga. North Gwinnett
C 5 Howard, MalinaMalina Howard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr Twinsburg, Ohio Twinsburg
G 12 Confroy, KristenKristen Confroy 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Solon, Ohio Solon
G 15 Pavlech, ChloeChloe Pavlech 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Cincinnati, Ohio Sycamore
F 22 Pfirman, TierneyTierney Pfirman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Williamsport, Pa. South Williamsport Junior Senior
G 32 Walker-Kimbrough, ShatoriShatori Walker-Kimbrough 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So Aliquippa, Pa. Hopewell
F 33 Harrison, A'LexusA'Lexus Harrison 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) RS Fr Baltimore, Md. Digital Harbor
C 42 Jones, BrionnaBrionna Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Havre de Grace, Md. Aberdeen
Head coach

Brenda Frese

Assistant coach(es)

Tina Langley
David Adkins
Marlin Chinn


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2014-07-18

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach: Brenda Frese
Associate Head Coach: Tina Langley
Assistant Coach: Marlin Chinn
Assistant Coach: David Adkins
Director of Basketball Operations: Chris Campbell

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [13]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Dottie McKnight (Independent) (1971–1975)
1971-72 Dottie McKnight 12–2   AIAW Regional Tournament
1972-73 Dottie McKnight 11–3   AIAW Regional Tournament
1973-74 Dottie McKnight 10–6   AIAW Regional Tournament
1974-75 Dottie McKnight 11–6   AIAW Regional Tournament
Dottie McKnight: 44–17  
Chris Weller (Independent, ACC) (1975–2002)
1975-76 Chris Weller 20–4   EAIAW Regional Tournament
1976-77 Chris Weller 17–6   EAIAW Regional Tournament 16
Atlantic Coast Conference
1977-78 Chris Weller 27–4 5–1 2nd# AIAW Finals 6
1978-79 Chris Weller 22–7 6–1 1st# AIAW Quarterfinals 8
1979-80 Chris Weller 21–9 5–2 T-2nd AIAW Quarterfinals 6
1980-81 Chris Weller 19–9 5–2 3rd# AIAW Quarterfinals 8
1981-82 Chris Weller 25–7 6–1 1st# NCAA Final Four 3
1982-83 Chris Weller 26–5 10–3 T-2nd# NCAA First Round 7
1983-84 Chris Weller 19–10 10–4 2nd NCAA First Round 17
1984-85 Chris Weller 9–18 4–10 T-6th
1985-86 Chris Weller 17–13 6–8 5th# NCAA Second Round (Bye)
1986-87 Chris Weller 15–14 6–8 5th
1987-88 Chris Weller 26–6 12–2 T-1st# NCAA Elite Eight 8 9
1988-89 Chris Weller 29–3 13–1 1st# NCAA Final Four 3 5
1989-90 Chris Weller 19–11 7–7 4th NCAA Second Round (Bye)
1990-91 Chris Weller 17–13 9–5 T-2nd NCAA First Round
1991-92 Chris Weller 25–6 13–3 2nd NCAA Elite Eight 8 8
1992-93 Chris Weller 22–8 11–5 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 18 11
1993-94 Chris Weller 15–13 8–8 4th
1994-95 Chris Weller 11–18 2–14 9th
1995-96 Chris Weller 13–14 7–9 6th
1996-97 Chris Weller 18–10 9–7 T-3rd NCAA First Round
1997-98 Chris Weller 15–13 7–9 6th
1998-99 Chris Weller 6–21 3–13 T-7th
1999-2000 Chris Weller 16–15 5–11 7th WNIT Quarterfinals
2000-01 Chris Weller 17–12 8–8 T-5th NCAA First Round
2001-02 Chris Weller 13–17 4–12 T-8th
Chris Weller: 499–286
Brenda Frese (ACC, Big Ten) (2002–present)
2002-03 Brenda Frese 10–18 4–12 8th
2003-04 Brenda Frese 18–13 8–8 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
2004-05 Brenda Frese 22–10 7–7 6th NCAA Second Round 24
2005-06 Brenda Frese 34–4 12–2 T-2nd NCAA Champions 1 3
2006-07 Brenda Frese 28–6 10–4 T-3rd NCAA Second Round 14 6
2007-08 Brenda Frese 33–4 13–1 2nd NCAA Elite Eight 7 5
2008-09 Brenda Frese 31–5 12–2 T-1st# NCAA Elite Eight 5 3
2009-10 Brenda Frese 21–13 5–9 9th WNIT Sweet Sixteen
2010-11 Brenda Frese 24–8 9–5 T-4th NCAA Second Round 23 16
2011-12 Brenda Frese 31–5 12–4 T-3rd# NCAA Elite Eight 5 5
2012-13 Brenda Frese 26–8 14–4 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 10 12
2013-14 Brenda Frese 28–7 12–4 T-2nd NCAA Final Four 11 9
Big Ten Conference
2014-15 Brenda Frese 0–0 0–0
Brenda Frese: 306–101
Total: 849–404

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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