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Welcome to Maryland women’s basketball bracket madness

We’ve got 32 all-time Terps. Your vote decides who’s the greatest in program history.

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Let’s bring back bracket season.

It’s now been more than three months since sports shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here at Testudo Times, we’ve been filling the time with whatever we can. During the month of April, we ran a 64-player bracket of all-time Maryland men’s basketball stars. After three weeks of reader and follower voting, Len Bias defeated Juan Dixon in the championship matchup. We closed the series with an in-depth feature on Bias’ life, career and legacy, with perspective from his mother, teammates and more.

Now it’s time to turn our focus toward Maryland women’s basketball. We’ve got a field of 32 all-time Terps — stats don’t go back as far, and top players usually stay for four years, so 64 simply wasn’t tenable — vying for your vote as the greatest in program history. Here we go.

The field

Point guards: Lisa Brown, Tara Heiss, Debbie Lytle, Deanna Tate, Kristi Toliver

Guards: Sonia Chase, Shay Doron, Laurin Mincy, Jazmina Perazic, Renneika Razor, Pam Reaves, Marcia Richardson, Marche Strickland, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Myra Waters

Forwards: Malissa Boles, Kaila Charles, Marissa Coleman, Stephanie Cross, Laura Harper, Tianna Hawkins, Alyssa Thomas, Deedee Warley, Chequita Wood

Centers: Vicky Bullett, Jessie Hicks, Brionna Jones, Kris Kirchner, Lynetta Kizer, Crystal Langhorne, Bonnie Rimkus, Christy Winters

The bracket

The matchups

Career stats: 17.5 pts, 9.1 rebs, 3.6 asts, 1.8 stls
Best season: 2013-14 (senior) — 19.0 pts, 10.9 rebs, 4.1 asts, 1.5 stls
Totals: 2,356 points (1st), 1,235 rebounds (1st), 488 assists (5th), 238 steals (6th)
Awards: 3x ACC POY (2012-14), 3x All-American (2012-14), 3x All-ACC First Team (2012-14), NCAA regional MOP (2014), ACC Tournament MVP (2012), ACC ROY (2011)

LAURIN MINCY (2010-15)
Career stats: 9.6 pts, 3.4 rebs, 2.1 asts, 35.6% 3P
Best season: 2014-15 (senior) — 13.5 pts, 4.0 rebs, 3.4 asts, 38.5% 3P
Totals: 1,379 points (22nd), 143 3-pointers (10th), 81.7% FT (2nd)
Awards: All-Big Ten Second Team (2015)

Thomas is the leading scorer and rebounder in Maryland basketball history (men and women combined), and she backs up those numbers with an incredible resume. After winning ACC Rookie of the Year in 2011, she captured three straight ACC Player of the Year awards. Her scoring was a constant — she averaged 14.5, 17.2, 18.8 and 19.0 points in her four seasons — and she became a dominant rebounder, averaging double-doubles as a junior and senior. Thomas capped her career by leading Maryland to the Final Four in 2014, the program’s first in eight years.

Mincy, who was part of the same recruiting class as Thomas, had a more up-and-down career. She entered the regular starting lineup as a sophomore and averaged 13.1 points per game in 2011-12, but injuries limited her to just five games the following season. She struggled to return to form after coming back, scoring just 6.3 points per contest in 2013-14. But she rebounded with a strong senior season, averaging a team-high 13.5 points and helping lead Maryland to its second consecutive Final Four.


Round 1: Alyssa Thomas vs. Laurin Mincy

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  • 98%
    Alyssa Thomas
    (309 votes)
  • 1%
    Laurin Mincy
    (5 votes)
314 votes total Vote Now

JESSIE HICKS (1989-93)
Career stats: 14.3 pts, 6.3 rebs, 1.2 blks, 1.2 stls, 0.9 asts
Best season: 1992-93 (senior) — 17.6 pts, 7.5 rebs, 1.8 stls, 1.6 blks, 63.3% FG
Totals: 1,601 points (13th), 137 blocks (6th), 703 rebounds (15th), 58.8% FG (4th)
Awards: 2x All-ACC First Team (1992-93)

Career stats: 11.7 pts, 8.0 rebs, 0.9 blks, 0.7 asts
Best season: 2012-13 (senior) — 18.0 pts, 9.7 rebs, 1.1 asts
Totals: 1,595 points (14th), 1,086 rebounds (5th), 117 blocks (9th), 57.4% FG (5th)
Awards: All-ACC First Team (2013), All-ACC Second Team (2012)

These two post players bring remarkably similar resumes into this tournament. Both gradually built towards a senior-year peak, and both are in the top-15 in points and rebounds, top-10 in blocks and top-five in field-goal percentage in program history.

Hicks made an immediate impact early in her career, averaging 10.1 and 13.8 points in her first two seasons (with 4.9 rebounds both years). She earned All-ACC honors for the first time as a junior, notching 14.5 points and 7.4 boards per game, then closed her career with averages of 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in 1992-93. Maryland reached the NCAA Tournament in all four of Hicks’ seasons, highlighted by an Elite Eight in 1992.

Hawkins started just one game as a freshman but averaged 9.2 points per contest. Her minutes and production dipped as a sophomore in 2010-11 even though she started 18 of 32 games. Hawkins broke through as a junior with 12.0 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, then showcased her scoring prowess as a senior, averaging 18.0 points and 9.7 boards. Like Hicks, Hawkins helped her teams to four NCAA Tournaments and an Elite Eight in her junior campaign.


Round 1: Jessie Hicks vs. Tianna Hawkins

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  • 47%
    Jessie Hicks
    (140 votes)
  • 52%
    Tianna Hawkins
    (155 votes)
295 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 13.6 pts, 8.5 rebs, 1.2 blks, 1.2 stls, 0.9 asts
Best season: 2016-17 (senior) — 19.9 pts, 10.9 rebs, 1.9 stls, 1.6 blks, 1.5 asts, 69.0% FG
Totals: 1,928 points (T-7th), 1,209 rebounds (3rd), 164 blocks (4th), 65.0% FG (2nd)
Awards: All-American (2017), 3x All-Big Ten First Team (2015-17)

Career stats: 12.0 pts, 7.1 rebs, 1.0 stls, 0.9 asts
Best season: 2010-11 (junior) — 13.2 pts, 7.8 rebs, 0.9 asts, 1.1 stls
Totals: 1,621 points (12th), 958 rebounds (7th), 411 made FTs (5th)
Awards: ACC ROY (2009), All-ACC Second Team (2011)

Jones made statistical strides each season and finished with one of the best individual campaigns in program history. She started 14 of 35 games as a freshman and averaged 6.9 points and 4.5 boards, then entered the lineup full-time as a sophomore and notched 12.4 and 8.9. Maryland made the Final Four both seasons. Jones tossed up 15.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest in her junior season, then turned in an All-American performance in 2016-17, averaging 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds. During that season, she tied the program record with 42 points in a game against Penn State.

Kizer was a double-digit scorer in all four of her seasons, with averages of 11.1, 12.9, 13.2 and 10.9 points per game. Her numbers dropped off as a senior in correspondence with increased production by Hawkins and Alicia DeVaughn — Kizer actually came off the bench that season while those two were fixtures in the lineup. Still, Kizer remains 12th on Maryland’s all-time scoring list and seventh on the rebounding leaderboard.


Round 1: Brionna Jones vs. Lynetta Kizer

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  • 95%
    Brionna Jones
    (291 votes)
  • 4%
    Lynetta Kizer
    (14 votes)
305 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 16.0 pts, 10.5 rebs, 1.0 asts, 2.1 blks, 1.3 stls
Best season: 1979-80 (senior) — 20.9 pts, 12.1 rebs, 1.5 asts, 1.9 blks, 1.6 stls
Totals: 10.2 RPG (1st), 936 rebounds (8th), 16.0 PPG (5th), 1,425 points (18th), 186 blocks (2nd)
Awards: ACC Tournament MVP (1979), EAIAW All-Region (1979)

RENNEIKA RAZOR (1999-2003)
Career stats: 10.0 pts, 5.0 rebs, 2.4 asts, 2.3 stls
Best season: 2002-03 (senior) — 16.1 pts, 5.7 rebs, 2.3 asts, 3.2 stls
Totals: 266 steals (4th), 1,163 points (31st), 278 made FTs (17th)
Awards: 2x ACC All-Defense (2002-03), All-ACC Second Team (2003)

Kirchner led the Terrapins in almost every statistical category at the time of her graduation in 1980. A natural-born scorer, her career average of 16.0 points per game still ranks fifth on the program’s all-time list. While she only played 89 games across her four seasons, Kirchner’s per-game numbers still hold up. And her senior season, in which she averaged 20.9 points and 12.1 rebounds, remains one of the best in Maryland history.

Razor’s calling card was her defense — she was the first Terp to make an ACC All-Defensive team, going back-to-back in 2002 and 2003. Nearly two decades after graduation, she’s still fourth in school history in total steals and steals per game. As a scorer, Razor took a backseat to Marche Strickland and Deedee Warley early in her career — she averaged 6.6, 9.6 and 8.2 points her first three seasons. With those two graduated in 2002-03, though, Razor stepped up and scored 16.1 points per game along with 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 3.2 steals.


Round 1: Kris Kirchner vs. Renneika Razor

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Kris Kirchner
    (268 votes)
  • 10%
    Renneika Razor
    (30 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 14.9 pts, 5.4 ast, 2.9 rebs 1.1 stls, 40.8% 3P, 86.6% FT
Best season: 2008-09 (junior) — Started all 37 games, 17.1 pts, 7.4 asts, 3.4 rebs, 1.5 stls
Totals: 2,078 points (5th), 751 assists (1st), 14.9 PPG (8th), 300 3Ps (1st), .408 3P% (3rd), .866 FT% (1st)
Awards: ACC Player of the Year (2009), 2x All-ACC First Team (2008-09), 2x All-American (2008-09), All-Final Four (2006), National Champion (2006)

Career stats: 12.3 pts, 6.5 rebs, 1.4 asts, 1.7 stls
Best season: 1995-96 (sophomore) — 13.2 pts, 6.9 rebs, 2.0 stls,
Totals: 716 rebounds (14th), 6.5 RPG (16th), 188 steals (17th)
Awards: All-ACC Honorable Mention (1996)

Toliver is without a doubt one of the most well-known names in Maryland women’s basketball history — and for good reason. Her three-pointer to tie the Terps with Duke at the end of regulation in the 2006 national championship still echos on as one of the biggest moments in school history. After winning a title as a freshman, Toliver became a two-time All-American and remains Maryland’s all-time assists leader (her 751 assists far eclipsed Debbie Lytle’s 583 for the program record).

Cross was one of the most consistent players in program history, becoming the first to surpass 300 points in each of her four seasons in College Park. She came in and led the team in scoring as a freshman and went on to claim the 11th spot on the all-time scoring list when she graduated.


Round 1: Kristi Toliver vs. Stephanie Cross

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  • 99%
    Kristi Toliver
    (318 votes)
  • 0%
    Stephanie Cross
    (2 votes)
320 votes total Vote Now

TARA HEISS (1974-78)

Career stats: 14.2 pts, 5.3 asts, 2.3 rebs, 1.0 stls
Best season: 1977-78 (senior) — 14.3 pts, 8.0 asts, 2.1 rebs, 54.6% FG, 71.2% FT
Totals: 504 assists (3rd), 14.2 PPG (11th)
Awards: ACC Tournament MVP (1978)

LAURA HARPER (2004-08)

Career stats: 12.1 pts, 7.5 rebs, 1.1 asts, 1.7 blks, 1.0 stls, 56.5% FG
Best season: 2007-08 (senior) — 14.1 pts, 8.5 rebs, 1.4 asts, 1.5 stls, 1.3 blks
Totals: 873 rebounds (10th), 198 blocks (1st)
Awards: Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2006), All-Final Four (2006), National Champion (2006)

Heiss was one of the most prolific point guards in Maryland history and had an incredible senior season to cap things off. Her marks of 443 points and 249 assists in a single season were school records at the time as she and the Terps marched to the 1978 AIAW championship game.

Harper was another young piece of that 2006 national championship squad who made her mark early and went on to the WNBA. After tearing her achilles as a freshman, Harper went on to be named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player as the Terps took the crown. She kept the momentum going in her final two seasons, and her 198 career blocks are a program record.


Round 1: Tara Heiss vs. Laura Harper

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  • 37%
    Tara Heiss
    (116 votes)
  • 62%
    Laura Harper
    (196 votes)
312 votes total Vote Now


Career stats: 15.3 pts, 7.9 rebs, 3.1 asts, 1.4 stls, 1.0 blks, 38.8% 3P
Best season: 2008-09 (senior) — 18.1 pts, 8.6 rebs, 3.3 asts, 1.8 stls
Totals: 2,205 points (3rd), 15.3 PPG (6th), 1,139 rebounds (4th), 7.9 RPG (9th), 453 assists (7th), 141 blocks (5th)
Awards: All-ACC First Team (2009), All-American (2009), ACC Tournament MVP (2009), All-ACC Second Team (2006, 2007, 2008), ACC Rookie of the Year (2006)

PAM REAVES (1977-81)

Career stats: 13.8 pts, 3.7 rebs, 2.1 asts, 1.4 stls
Best season: 1979-80 (sophomore) — 13.1 pts, 3.5 rebs, 2.2 asts, 46.1% FG
Totals: 1,142 points (32nd), 13.8 PPG (13th)

Coleman was an all-around Terp who started strong and still got better throughout her Maryland career — starting with a national championship and ending as an All-American. She still ranks third on the program’s all-time scoring list, fourth in rebounds, fifth in blocks and seventh in assists.

Reaves became a dominant wing player for Maryland after sitting out the 1977-78 season due to knee surgery. She went on to play three seasons and was dubbed the “leading player in pressure situations” heading into her final season in the team media guide.


Round 1: Marissa Coleman vs. Pam Reaves

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  • 99%
    Marissa Coleman
    (317 votes)
  • 0%
    Pam Reaves
    (2 votes)
319 votes total Vote Now


Career stats: 13.7 pts, 5.9 rebs, 0.9 asts, 53.7% FG
Best season: 1989-90 (senior) — 17.8 pts, 6.8 rebs, 50.1% FG 71.1% FT
Totals: 1,679 points (10th), 703 FGs (9th), 91 blocks (13th)
Awards: All-ACC First Team (1990)


Career stats: 13.8 pts, 4.1 rebs, 3.2 asts, 1.7 stls
Best season: 1992-93 (senior) — 14.0 pts, 4.3 rebs, 3.6 asts, 1.7 stls, 44% FG, 77.6% FT
Totals: 13.8 PPG (13th), 73.6% FT (15th)
Awards: All-ACC Second Team (1992)

Winters was a mainstay in the Maryland lineup throughout her four years in College Park, starting in 100 games. She capped off her career by averaging 17.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a senior, earning All-ACC First Team honors. She went on to play professionally in Europe and returned to the DMV area as a coach and broadcaster.

Boles was a transfer from Sullivan Junior College in Kentucky who immediately helped the Terps despite being new to the roster. She averaged over 30 minutes per game as a senior and complimented Jessie Hicks in the paint as the two combined for over 31 points per game during the 1992-93 season.


Round 1: Christy Winters vs. Malissa Boles

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  • 96%
    Christy Winters
    (298 votes)
  • 3%
    Malissa Boles
    (11 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 16.9 pts, 8.5 rebs, 1.3 asts, 1.9 stls, 1.5 blks
Best season: 1988-89 (senior) — 21.4 pts, 9.0 rebs, 1.8 asts, 2.3 stls, 1.4 blks
Totals: 1,928 points (6th), 968 rebounds (6th), 816 field goals (3rd), 170 blocks (3rd), 220 steals (11th)
Awards: ACC Player of the Year (1989), 2x All-ACC First Team (1988-89), All-American (1989), ACC Tournament MVP (1989)

Career stats: 12.0 pts, 6.2 rebs, 1.7 asts, 2.1 stls, 52.9% FG
Best season: 1984-85 (junior) — 11.9 pts, 7.5 rbs, 2.7 asts, 2.3 stls
Totals: 236 steals (7th), 703 rebounds (14th), 592 field goals made (16th), 1,372 points (22nd)
Awards: All-ACC Tournament team (1986)

Bullett has cemented herself as one of the greatest bigs in Maryland history. Not only did she dominate in the paint year after year, but she was also a leader in the locker room, earning herself four postseason awards in her senior season, including conference player of the year. Bullett was a part of two consecutive Final Four teams in 1988 and 1989.

Wood played her best basketball in the earlier part of her career, with her most of her stats decreasing each season. Her highest scoring year was her sophomore campaign when she averaged 13.9 points, with her junior season being her best well-rounded. In both 1983 and 1986, Wood won the ACC tournament with the Terrapins.


Round 1: Vicky Bullett vs. Chequita Wood

This poll is closed

  • 99%
    Vicky Bullett
    (299 votes)
  • 0%
    Chiquita Wood
    (2 votes)
301 votes total Vote Now

DEBBIE LYTLE (1979-83)
Career stats: 10.7 pts, 6.0 rebs, 5.3 asts, 2.8 stls, 49.8% FG
Best season: 1981-82 (junior) — 11.8 pts, 6.3 rebs, 5.7 asts, 2.8 stls
Totals: 315 steals (1st), 583 assists (2nd), 668 rebounds (19th), 1,189 points (28th)
Awards: AWSI All-American (1982), All-ACC Tournament (1981), WBCA All-Region (1981)

Career stats: 13.6 pts, 2.6 rebs, 3.4 asts, 1.5 stls, 52.6% FG
Best season: 1983-84 (senior) — 17.4 pts, 3.2 rebs, 3.9 asts, 1.8 stls
Totals: 1,630 points (11th), 402 assists (13th), 693 field goals (10th), 77.0% FT (10th), 182 steals (18th)
Awards: All-ACC First Team (1984), ACC Tournament MVP (1982)

Lytle is one of the fundamental ball handers to play at Maryland. Close to 40 years after she played, the guard still leads the Terrapins with 315 steals and ranks second in assists with 583. In her junior season, Lytle led Maryland to its first Final Four appearance.

A teammate of Lytle’s, Richardson was also a part of the 1982 Final Four team after taking home conference tournament MVP. In her senior season, Richardson was named as one of the best players in the ACC with a career-high 17.4 points per game.


Round 1: Debbie Lytle vs. Marcia Richardson

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  • 47%
    Debbie Lytle
    (132 votes)
  • 52%
    Marcia Richardson
    (148 votes)
280 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 15.2 pts, 4.5 rebs, 2.6 asts, 1.6 stls, 45.9% 3P
Best season: 2015-16 (junior) — 19.5 pts, 6.0 rebs, 3.3 asts, 1.9 stls, 54.5% 3P
Totals: 2,156 points (4th), 15.2 PPG (7th), 802 field goals (5th), 186 3-pointers (4th), 45.9% 3P (1st)
Awards: 3x All-Big Ten First Team (2015-17), 2x All-American (2016-17), NCAA regional MOP (2015)

LISA BROWN (1984-88)
Career stats: 11.3 pts, 0.5 rebs, 3.4 asts, 1.9 stls
Best season: 1987-88 (senior) — 16.5 pts, 2.5 rebs, 4.6 asts, 2.2 stls
Totals: 1,291 points (27th), 383 assists (14th), 212 steals (12th), 77.1% FTs (9th)
Awards: 2x All-ACC First Team (1988-89)

Walker-Kimbrough took the Big Ten by storm when Maryland joined the conference in her freshman year. In her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, she led the Terrapins to three consecutive regular season and tournament conference championships. Walker-Kimbrough earned All-Big Ten First Team selections in each of those three seasons.

Brown broke out as a star player in her senior season after starting all 29 games her junior year. She again started all of Maryland’s games and averaged a career-high 16.5 points in 1988.


Round 1: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough vs. Lisa Brown

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  • 97%
    Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    (293 votes)
  • 2%
    Lisa Brown
    (7 votes)
300 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 14.7 pts, 6.9 rebs, 1.9 asts, 1.4 stls
Best season: 2017-18 (sophomore) — 17.9 pts, 8.1 rebs, 2.1 asts, 1.6 stls, 1.1 blks
Totals: 1,984 points (5th), 930 rebounds (9th), 97 blocks (10th), 191 steals (15th)
Awards: All-American (2020), 3x All-Big Ten First Team (2018-20)


Career stats: 12.4 pts, 3.2 rebs, 2.0 asts, 1.3 stls, 80.4% FT
Best season: 1999-2000 (sophomore) — 14.3 pts, 3.6 rebs, 1.6 asts, 1.3 stls
Totals: 1,450 points (17th), 167 3-pointers (8th), 80.4% FTs (4th)
Awards: 2x All-ACC Third Team (2000, 2002)

Charles came to Maryland as part of the nation’s top recruiting class in 2016, but after Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough graduated and fellow freshman Destiny Slocum transferred in the spring of 2017, Charles was quickly thrust into a leadership role. She rose to the challenge, averaging 17.9, 17.0 and 14.3 points in her final three years and capturing First Team All-Big Ten honors each season. A reloaded Maryland was poised to be a potential No. 1 seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, but that never happened due to the coronavirus pandemic. Not only did Charles lose the opportunity of a deep postseason run, but she also missed a chance at reaching 2,000 career points, finishing her career with 1,984.

Strickland’s career ran hot and cold in College Park. Her best seasons came two years apart, with her best as a sophomore. Maryland made just one NCAA Tournament during her career, reaching the first round in 2001. As a senior, Strickland posted 12.8 points per game, earning her second All-ACC selection.


Round 1: Kaila Charles vs. Marche Strickland

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  • 97%
    Kaila Charles
    (288 votes)
  • 2%
    Marche Strickland
    (7 votes)
295 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 16.1 pts, 9.1 rebs, 1.5 asts, 1.1 stls
Best season: 2005-06 (sophomore) — 17.2 pts, 8.6 rebs, 2.0 asts, 0.7 stls, 0.3 blks
Totals: 2,247 points (2nd), 1,229 rebounds (2nd), 889 field goals (2nd), 469 free throws (4th)
Awards: 3x All-American (2006-08), ACC POY (2008), 3x All-ACC First Team (2006-08), ACC ROY (2005)

Career stats: 10.8 pts, 6.0 rebs, 2.1 asts, 1.0 stls
Best season: 1993-94 (senior) — 18.2 pts, 10.1 rebs, 4.0 asts, 2.1 stls
Totals: 1,218 points (27th), 672 rebounds (18th), 62 blocks (22nd)
Awards: All-ACC First Team (1994), ACC ROY (1991)

Langhorne was an instant impact player upon arriving in College Park, starting all 32 games en route to receiving ACC Rookie of the Year honors. She went on to become a fixture on both the All-American and ACC First Teams in her next three seasons, scoring in bunches year after year to help lead the Terps to an NCAA title in 2006 and an Elite Eight in 2008. She graduated as the program’s all-time leader in both points and rebounds, and currently trails only Alyssa Thomas in both categories.

Rimkus also burst onto the scene in her first year with the program, averaging double-digit points per game to take home the 1991 ACC Rookie of the Year. Though her scoring numbers dipped in her sophomore and junior seasons, Rimkus’ ability to stretch the floor as a big helped her finish her Terp career as the team’s leading scorer in the 1994 season.


Round 1: Crystal Langhorne vs. Bonnie Rimkus

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  • 98%
    Crystal Langhorne
    (296 votes)
  • 1%
    Bonnie Rimkus
    (4 votes)
300 votes total Vote Now

Career stats: 12.2 pts, 4.1 rebs, 3.0 asts
Best season: 1982-83 (senior) — 16.2 pts, 5.3 rebs, 4.2 asts
Totals: 1,396 points (20th), 621 field goals made (12th)
Awards: ACC Tournament MVP (1983), All-ACC Tournament Team (1982), NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team (1982)

MYRA WATERS (1978-82)
Career stats: 12.4 pts, 6.9 rebs, 1.9 asts, 2.3 stls
Best season: 1980-1981 (junior) — 16.2 pts, 8.5 rebs, 1.6 asts, 2.8 stls
Totals: 1,423 points (18th), 782 rebs (11th), 241 steals (5th)
Awards: All-ACC Tournament Team (1981), Kodak All-American Finalist (1981), AIAW Kodak All-Region (1980-81), EAIAW All-Region (1980-81)

Perazić was a pure, efficient scorer during her tenure with the Terps, raising her scoring average in each season during her career. A Yugoslavian international, ‘Jazz’ helped lead the Terps to three consecutive AIAW Quarterfinals from 1979-81 and the NCAA’s inaugural Final Four in 1982.

An undersized forward at just 5’10, Waters’ grit and determination inside the paint made her a dominant scorer and rebounder for head coach Chris Weller. Leading the team in points and rebounds per game in ‘81, Waters finished her Terp career as the program’s second all-time leading rebounder and scorer.


Round 1: Jazmina Perazić vs Myra Waters

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  • 49%
    Jazmina Perazić
    (139 votes)
  • 50%
    Myra Waters
    (143 votes)
282 votes total Vote Now

DEANNA TATE (1985-89)
Career stats: 16.5 pts, 5.4 asts, 3.3 rebs, 3.2 stls
Best season: 1988-89 (senior) — 19.8 pts, 6.8 asts, 3.9 stls, 55.0% FG
Totals: 1,541 points (14th), 500 assists (4th), 618 field goals (T-13th), 287 free throws (T-14th), 293 steals (3rd)
Awards: All-American (1989), All-ACC First Team (1989), All-Final Four (1989), NCAA region MOP (1989), 2x ACC Tournament MVP (1986, 1988)

SONIA CHASE (1994-98)
Career stats: 10.5 pts, 5.9 rebs, 3.3 asts, 2.8 stls
Best season: 1998-99 (senior) — 13.6 pts, 5.8 rebs, 3.6 asts, 3.1 stls
Totals: 371 assists (17th), 309 steals (2nd), 256 free throws made (20th)
Awards: 2x All-ACC Honorable Mention (1996-97), All-ACC Tournament Second Team (1998)

Capable of distributing the ball just as well as she could put it through the cylinder, Tate was one of the ultimate offensive orchestrators for the Terps. Consistently nabbing 70+ steals per season matched with multiple 170-plus assist seasons, Tate was a handful for opponents on both ends of the floor.

Filling the ideal two-way guard mold under Weller, Chase was a tenacious defender and multi-capable offensive threat. As one of the program’s all-time pickpockets, Chase constantly forced turnovers while routinely finishing inside the team’s top-three scorers, rebounders, and assisters during her career.


Round 1: Deanna Tate vs. Sonia Chase

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  • 92%
    Deanna Tate
    (254 votes)
  • 7%
    Sonia Chase
    (22 votes)
276 votes total Vote Now

SHAY DORON (2003-07)
Career stats: 14.0 pts, 4.0 rebs, 3.0 asts, 1.7 stls
Best season: 2004-05 (sophomore) — 17.6 pts, 4.4 rebs, 3.2 asts, 2.0 stls
Totals: 1,878 points (8th), 411 assists (11th), 223 steals (10th), 618 field goals (13th), 150 3-pointers (7th), 492 free throws (2nd)
Awards: All-ACC First Team (2005), All-ACC Seond Team (2006), All-ACC Third Team (2004), All-ACC Tournament (2004), ACC All-Freshman Team (2004)

DEEDEE WARLEY (1998-2002)
Career stats: 13.1 pts, 6.0 rebs, 1.0 asts, 0.9 stls, 0.5 blks
Best season: 2000-01 (junior) — 13.8 pts, 6.4 rebs, 1.1 asts, 0.7 stls, 0.6 blks
Totals: 1,512 points (15th), 690 rebounds (16th), 55 blocks (25th), 563 field goals (20th), 386 free throws (T-6th)
Awards: All-ACC Third Team (2001), ACC All-Freshman Team (1999), 2x All-ACC Honorable Mention (2000, 2002)

Doron emerged as one of Maryland’s go-to scorers in just her freshman season under second-year head coach Brenda Frese, leading the Terps in points per game for the 2003-04 season. By her junior year, she had become the fastest player in program history to score 1,000 points, doing so in 64 games. She was also an integral piece to the 2006 National Championship squad, scoring a tying team-high 16 points in the title game against Duke.

Warley was an interior force for the Terps, capable of muscling defenders in the low post with a 15-foot pull-up jumper in her arsenal as well. Having started 103 of 116 games during her four years, Warley routinely punished ACC opponents on the inside, both on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.


Round 1: Shay Doron vs. Deedee Warley

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  • 97%
    Shay Doron
    (280 votes)
  • 2%
    Deedee Warley
    (6 votes)
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