GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Maryland women’s basketball great Laura Harper was named an ACC Legend Thursday and will be honored at the ACC Tournament in Greensboro in March.
Harper, the 2006 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, is part of the 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends.
One of the most passionate and successful players ever to represent the Terrapins, Harper left Maryland in 2008 after an impactful four-year career in College Park. Her career did not start as smoothly as expected when she ruptured her Achilles tendon in December of her freshman year. After battling back from the injury, she led the Terrapins to their first-ever NCAA championship the following season. She averaged 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds during the tournament run and was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player for her performance. In the Final Four against No. 1 North Carolina, the sophomore notched a career-high with 24 points and added nine rebounds to advance to the title game against Duke. In the ACC championship, she had 16 points and seven key rebounds as the Terrapins battled in overtime.
Harper holds the Maryland record for blocks with 198 in her career. She is also in the school record books with 873 career rebounds and 1,407 points.
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that evening. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition. For the full list of Legends, log on to http://www.theacc.com/#!/news-detail/2014-ACC-Women-Basketball-Legends_01-23-14_scl579.
Tickets to the Legends Lunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4673. Quantities are limited.
No. 6 Maryland will take on Virginia at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Charlottesville. The Terps (16-1, 4-0 ACC) will look to win their 15th straight contest and sixth straight over the Cavaliers (9-9, 2-3).
The Maryland-Virginia game will be shown on RSN, which includes Comcast SportsNet locally, ESPN3 and more channels across the nation. For the full list of channels, log on to http://theacc.co/WBB012314RSNa. Live stats will be available through umterps.com and live updates will be at twitter.com/umdwbb.
After the game at Virginia, Maryland will host No. 2 Notre Dame (17-0, 4-0) Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. The Terrapins will be hosting Dad and Daughter Date Night for the Notre Dame game with a $25 ticket package that includes two general admission tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs. For tickets, log on to the Terrapin Ticket Office online at umterps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.