Terrapins NCAA Basketball Champs 2002The Final Four consisted of Maryland, making their second consecutive appearance, Kansas, making their first appearance since 1993, Indiana, making their first appearance since 1992, and Oklahoma, making their first appearance since their national runner-up finish in 1988. Maryland defeated Indiana 64–52 in the championship game to win their first-ever national championship. Juan Dixon of Maryland was named the tournament’s ...
2006 NCAA Women’s Basketball ChampionsThe 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament was held from March 18 to April 4, 2006, at several sites, with the championship game held in Boston. The Maryland Terrapins, coached by Brenda Frese, won their first National Championship, beating the Duke Blue Devils, coached by Gail Goestenkors, 78–75 in overtime. Laura Harper of the Terrapins was named Most Outstanding ...
History of the Terrapins
The Maryland Terrapins commonly referred to as the Terps, consist of 19 men's and women's varsity intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Maryland, College Park in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I competition. Maryland was a founding member of the Southern Conference in 1921, a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1952, and is now a member of the Big Ten Conference.
The nickname was coined in 1932 by Harry C. "Curley" Byrd, then the school's football coach and later the school's president. Previously, Maryland teams were known as the "Old Liners"—a reference to the state's nickname, "The Old Line State." However, the school newspaper, The Diamondback, wanted a better nickname. Byrd thought "Terrapins" was a good choice because of the diamondback terrapins endemic to the Chesapeake Bay region. Byrd's hometown of Crisfield was famous for the number of terrapins along its shores. The school mascot is an anthropomorphic turtle named "Testudo." The official team colors are red, white, black, and gold, derived from the Maryland state flag. It is the only NCAA school to have four official school colors. On July 1, 2014, the Terrapins became members of the Big Ten Conference following 62 years of membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The university currently sponsors varsity athletic teams in 20 men's and women's sports, which compete at the NCAA Division I level.
College Sports Established
College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1907 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
2014 - Present / Big 10 Conference
1953 - 2014 / ACC Conference
1921 - 1953 / Southern Conference
Terrapins - When the suggestion rang out from Maryland football coach Dr. H.C. Byrd in 1932 that the school adopt the "Diamondbacks" as a school symbol he wasn't accused of having snakes in his head. The Diamondback that the future university president was referring to was not a serpent, but were instead the snapping turtles he had encounters with during his childhood in Crisfield Md.
The turtle was already represented on campus with the student newspaper that was named the Diamondback. The turtle soup got thicker the next year when the Class of 1933 donated a giant bronzed Diamondback. When the student yearbook, The Reveille, became The Terrapin in 1935, Maryland officials were ready to stick their necks out for their new symbol.
Men's Basketball 1
Women's Basketball 1
2018, 2008, 2005, 1968
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