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Proud Past Moment: First ACC Title at UVA in 1997

Maryland Athletics
4-16-2014
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As the University of Maryland makes its transition from a storied history in the Atlantic Coast Conference to a promising future in the Big Ten conference, the Terps will reflect on special Proud Past moments during the 2014 campaign.

Maryland captured its first of a league-high 10 ACC tournament championships in 1997 when it defeated rivals Duke and Virginia for the title.

With the addition of Duke and North Carolina to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the conference sponsored its inaugural tournament in Charlottesville, Va. The first-seeded Terrapins met fourth-seeded Duke in the first round. After cruising past Duke, the Terps erased a 7-6 first half deficit to capture the first ACC championship with an 11-10 victory against the Cavs.

The win over Virginia marked not only the first-ever ACC championship, but it also marked consecutive win No. 50 for the Terps, and a new Division I record in both men's and women's lacrosse.

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