Former Maryland women’s basketball forward Diandra Tchatchouang and former Maryland field hockey defender Grace Balsdon each won bronze medals in their respective sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tchatchouang represented Team France and helped defeat Serbia, 91-76 in the bronze medal game. She played for the Terps during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Three times during the 2010 season, Tchatchouang earned the ACC Rookie of the Week and finished her first year with the Terps No. 3 in the freshman record book with 44 blocks.
Balsdon represented Great Britain and scored the game-winning goal for her team as they defeated India, 4-3 to secure the bronze. Over the course of Great Britain’s run, the defender had three goals. As a Terp, Balsdon earned the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award following the 2016 season.
A MEDAL MOMENT!— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 6, 2021
Former @TerpsFH star Grace Balsdon scores the winner to lift #GBR to Field Hockey bronze! pic.twitter.com/88aSa30X4S
In other news
Former Maryland baseball star Brandon Lowe hit a grand slam against the Baltimore Orioles.
Brandon Lowe is having a pretty GRAND night! pic.twitter.com/xCGvxzEbvR— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) August 8, 2021
Maryland volleyball shared some photos ahead of the season.
Let the fun begin pic.twitter.com/Ka2T6Brh2b— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) August 8, 2021
Maryland men’s lacrosse looked back on its exciting season.
3 months ago we raised this trophy together.— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) August 8, 2021
2021 Big Ten Champs #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/5xkmWbCCQm
Former Maryland women’s lacrosse star Alex Aust had a quick goal in an Athletes Unlimited game.
Right out of the gate!! @AAust10 pic.twitter.com/bHGmexaL0X— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) August 7, 2021