COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women's basketball team celebrated its 26-win season Tuesday night with its annual banquet at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
Members of the team, staff, families, fans and the Terps' top supporters all celebrated the season in which the Terrapins went 26-8, advanced to their fourth straight Big Ten championship game and earned their eighth straight NCAA Tournament bid.
Sophomore Kaila Charles was named the Terrapins’ Most Valuable Players. Charles led the Terrapins in scoring with 17.9 points per game – the most ever by a Terp sophomore. She also led Maryland with 8.1 rebounds a contest, 36 blocks and was third on the team with 53 steals on the year.
Charles put up 610 points in 34 games. She scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games and led the Terps in scoring in 19 games.
She earned All-Big Ten First Team honors by both the league’s head coaches and media and was voted to the All-Big Ten Tournament Team.
Senior Kristen Confroy earned the Career Impact Award. She led Big Ten and was No. 8 in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.450). She averaged 9.5 points with 5.1 rebounds per game as a senior this season.
She is No. 2 in the Maryland history books in career threes made with 217 and No. 3 in program history in career three-point field goal percentage (.405).
Confroy earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the second straight year.
Sophomore Blair Watson was recognized as Most Improved. She was Big Ten's most improved scorer with 13.8 points per game, which was +10.9 points more than she averaged as a rookie. Her 44 percent from outside the arc was third in the league.
Pam Prather, one of the Terrapins’ most dedicated fans, was awarded the Terp Spirit Award for her dedication to the team over many years.
Longtime equipment manager Jim Knight and director of scouting and player development Danielle Hemerka earned the Dedication and Service Awards for their commitment and service to the program and willingness to help in whatever way necessary.