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Sport Briefs - Spring 2019

By Annie Krakower

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Maryland Athletics

Maryland Athletics

Terp Selected to U.S. Collegiate National Volleyball Team

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Redshirt sophomore volleyball player Katie Myers in March became the first Terp selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team.

“Being able to represent the United States on a national stage means the world to me,” the middle blocker said.

A UMD team captain in 2018, Myers led Maryland with 53 aces and 122 blocks while ranking third on the team with 210 kills. Her 53 aces ranked first in the Big Ten and 14th in the country and were the most by a Terp since 2003.

Athletes were selected to the 12-member collegiate national team through the U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The squad was scheduled to tour May 19–30 in Japan and play against Nippon Sport Science University, one of the nation’s best collegiate volleyball teams, as well as Japan’s Women’s 20 and World University Games teams.

Basketball Teams Knocked Out in Second Round of NCAA Tourneys

Both the men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended in the round of 32 of the NCAA tournaments this year.

The sixth-seeded men’s squad (23–11), which was celebrating its 100th varsity season, defeated No. 11 seed Belmont in the first round before facing third-seeded LSU. The Tigers banked a go-ahead layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to send the Terps home in a 69–67 heartbreaker.

“I was proud of them, and they represented our school all year in the right way,” Head Coach Mark Turgeon said.

The No. 3-seed women’s team (29–5) dominated 14th-seeded Radford to open the Big Dance. But the Terps, who won the Big Ten regular-season title, dropped a back-and-forth affair, 85–80, to No. 6 seed UCLA in the next round.

“I can’t say enough about the game, the amazing crowd, the environment that we had,” Head Coach Brenda Frese said.

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