Sports Briefs

Gymnast Vaults to Top of Maryland Leaderboard

Gymnast Audrey Barber ’22 took her routines to new heights last season, becoming the sport’s all-time leading scorer at UMD.

She leapt past the 17-year record of 2039.1 career points racked up by Rachel Martinez ’06 during a home meet vs. North Carolina State, Yale and William & Mary. Barber scored a 9.9 on vault and took the all-around crown at the event with a 39.45.

Barber earned First Team All-Big Ten honors for the third time, as well as Second Team All-America recognition, making her the program’s eighth All-American and first since 2013.

Women Finish in Sweet 16

Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese celebrates with team

In its 29th NCAA Tournament appearance, the fourth-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16, where it fell to top-seeded Stanford University.

The Terps (23-9) hosted the University of Delaware and Florida Gulf Coast University at the Xfinity Center in the tournament’s first two rounds, dominating with 102-71 and 89-65 victories, respectively.

That took them to their second Sweet 16 in a row and their 10th under Head Coach Brenda Frese. Despite a late rally, the Terps lost to the Cardinal, 72-66, in Spokane, Wash.

“We got beat by the defending national champions, so you know they’re really talented,” Frese said after the game. “But (I’m) really proud of the fact ... that we didn’t quit fighting. We laid it all out there.”


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