• NCAA Champion Terps Travel To Europe (May 15, 2006)

    The NCAA Champion women's basketball team will cross the Atlantic Ocean and tour four European countries from May 23-June 3, 2006. The Terps, who visit Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and France, are scheduled to play four games against top European club women's basketball teams.

  • Team Itinerary
    May 22 - Comcast Center Video Postcard
    May 23-24 - Leave for Budapest (via France) Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: After a long night of travel which included a seven-hour flight over night, a four-hour layover in Paris and a two-hour flight, the Terps finally arrive in Budapest. The city welcomed the National Champions with rain. Boarded on the bus en route to the hotel Sofitel, the road ended at the Danube River where the team's hotel is located. With most of the last day spent in ariports and airplanes, players, staff, family and friends got a chance to walk a little bit and get a bite to eat.
    May 25 - Budapest Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: The Terps cross the Danube River over the Chain Bridge, one of the cities seven bridges, and take a walking tour of Buda and witness the beautiful landscape for themselves. A bus tour takes the team to the center of Pest to the Heroe's square which have numerous monuments of the leaders of seven tribes that founded the country. A break for lunch gives the Terps an opportunity to explore the city on their own, eat some goulash and enjoy the amentities the hotel has to offer before wrapping up on a boat tour on the Danube.
    May 26 - Budapest Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: The day began with some shopping at the biggest mall in Budapest. Following lunch, the team had a choice to visit a thermal bath house or go to the amusement park. Then it was one final meal in the city of Budapest at the "Subamarine" restaurant.
    May 27 - Leave for Vienna Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: The day began with an early wake-up call as the Terps headed to the city of Vienna, Austria, by bus. After a quick introduction to the city by bus, the Terps took a walking tour and explored the magnificent city and it's monuments and buildings, inlcuding the Hofburg and St. Stephen's Cathedral, which both date back to the 13th century. The team, family and friends also walked through Karntnerstrasse road for some of the city's best shopping while local artists, dancers and singers lined the street.
    May 28 - Vienna; Game vs. Herzogenberg Video Postcard | Game Recap | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: The Terps visited Mauthausen-Gusen, a concentration camp in northern Austria which operated from 1938 until 1945. It was the last camp to be liberated and was done so by the U.S. 11th Armored Division on May 5, 1945. That evening, the Terps played their first exhibition match against Herzongenburg club, winning 86-83 in overtime.
    May 29 - Leave for Prague; Game vs. Sparta Prague Video Postcard | Game Recap | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: An early day put the Terps on a bus trip for Prague, Czech Republic, from Vienna, Austria. There was not much time for rest after finding a place to eat once in Prague. The Terps tipped off against Sparta Prague at 6 p.m. and, despite the long travel day, went on to win, 68-63, to go 2-0 in Europe.
    May 30 - Prague Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: A full day in Prague, the Terps toured what the beautiful city had to offer, including Prague Castle, which houses the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral within its walls. A walk across the Charles Bridge led to the Astronomical clock which is a tourist attraction every hour on the dot. There were also stops at the Powder Tower, National Museum and the golden road. In the afternoon, the team was treated to some of the best shopping in central Europe before dinner.
    May 31 - June 1 - Paris; Game vs. Insep Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: The Terps head for the last stop on the European tour... Paris. The day began in Vienna on May 31 and ended in Paris with the Eiffel Tower lighting up the Parisian sky. The next day, the team and travel party were introduced to the beautiful city and soaked in as much of the sights as possible, including the Champs des Elysees, the Musee du Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame before playing the first of two games vs. Insep. Before the game, Terrapin and former Insep player Aurelie Noirez was recognized before the contest by her old squad. The Terps, however, dropped their first overtime game of the year, 91-88.
    June 2 - Paris; Game vs. Insep Video Postcard | Photo Gallery
    Daily Summary: The Terps enjoyed a leisurely morning and before playing their second game vs. Insep (the fourth of the European tour), where they avenged last night's loss, 90-80. Afterwards, the team, fans and players headed for a boat cruise on the River Siene where they could see the entire city. In the evening, the Terps were free to explore the city or climb the Eiffel Tower or take in the sights one final time before heading home the next day.
    June 3 - Return Home Video Postcard
    Daily Summary: One last morning in beautiful Paris to do some last minute shopping before heading to Charles De Gaulle Airport. The final hours in Paris capped a tour which included four countries, traveling over 9,000 miles, three flights and three long bus trips.