As Accomplished Women’s Basketball Program Celebrates 50th Season, Fans Cheer Most Memorable Moments
The Maryland women’s basketball team huddles before a 2014 game vs. Towson at Xfinity Center. The program is celebrating its 50th season this year.
Eight All-Americans. Eighteen WNBA draft selections. Twenty-two conference titles, six Final Fours and one national championship. That resume is impressive enough on its own, but now, the Maryland women’s basketball program can add a new stat: 50 seasons.
Since women’s basketball became a recognized varsity sport in 1971, the Terps have turned in a half-century of high-achieving hoops, with Dottie McKnight, Chris Weller and current Head Coach Brenda Frese combining to lead UMD to a remarkable 43 winning seasons.
“At Maryland, you really can have it all,” Frese said. “Great academics, great basketball, great location and great people equal a phenomenal experience. You don’t have to settle for just some of those.”
As the team marks this year’s milestone, tipping off its season vs. Davidson at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the #BeachBubble event in Estero, Fla., fans share their favorite moments that inspired Maryland pride:
See more about the anniversary celebration at umterps.com/Terps50, and scroll through additional program highlights in the gallery below:
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