Sept. 11, 2000
College Park, Md. - Sports Illustrated for Women has ranked the University of Maryland among the nation's best colleges for women athletes for the second consecutive year. The national publication ranked Maryland 10th on positive qualities such as Sears Directors' Cup points, facilities, fan support, opportunities for non-varsity athletes, fitness centers on campus, financial aid, sports-related classes and tradition. The magazine's second annual Top 10 can be found in the Sept./Oct. Issue of Sports Illustrated for Women.
The Terps were one of only six schools to capture two championships during the 1999-2000 season, the school's sixth straight in women's lacrosse and third overall in field hockey. Women's lacrosse defeated Princeton 16-8, while field hockey won the championship with a 2-1 win over Michigan in Boston. The two teams combined for a total of 10 All-Americans (six lacrosse, four field hockey), with the women's soccer squad adding one more to bring the total to 11 Terrapin female student-athletes to earn All-American honors. In addition, the Maryland gymnastics, women's soccer and women's basketball teams also made national postseason tournament appearances.
After accumulating two ACC championships (women's lacrosse and field hockey), Maryland is one of only two ACC teams ranked in the magazine's top 10, with North Carolina coming in at No. 4. Stanford led the rankings at the top spot, followed by Florida and Texas.
Sports Illustrated For Women's Best Colleges for Women Athletes 1. Stanford 2. Florida 3. Texas 4. North Carolina 5. UCLA 6. Georgia 7. Arizona 8. Penn State 9. Princeton 10. Maryland