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Terps Rank No. 25 Nationally in Attendance

Maryland Athletics
1-15-2015
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Competing in its first season in the Big Ten, the Maryland volleyball team finished the 2014 slate ranked No. 25 nationally in attendance.

In head coach Steve Aird’s first season, Maryland averaged 1,539 fans per match, a more than 350 percent increase from 336 the previous season. For the first time since the 2010 season, the Terps played two matches on the XFINITY Center main court.

The Terps set four of the top-10 attendance records in program history during the 2014 season. Maryland drew a record 4,173 fans against Michigan State on Oct. 17 before topping that with 4,522 fans against Penn State on Oct. 23. The Terrapins also hosted 1,238 fans against Indiana on Oct. 3 and 1,215 fans against Rutgers on Oct. 22, good for eighth and ninth in program history, respectively.

Maryland’s match against Nebraska on Nov. 1 drew in 1,045 fans to the XFINITY Center Pavilion, the 12th highest attendance in program history.

The Big Ten featured nine programs in the attendance top 25, the most of any league. Nebraska averaged 8,083 fans per match to lead the nation.

2014 National Attendance

Rank University Avg. Attendance
1 Nebraska 8,083
2 Hawai'i 6,357
3 Wisconsin 4,933
4 Washington 3,379
5 Minnesota 3,343
6 Colorado State 3,231
7 UNI 3,118
8 Wichita State 3,078
9 Illinois 3,027
10 Penn State 2,999
11 Michigan State 2,928
12 Texas 2,884
13 Purdue 2,514
14 Iowa State 2,441
15 Florida 2,402
16 Kansas State 2,366
17 Stanford 2,126
18 Louisville 2,027
19 North Carolina 1,996
20 Ohio 1,982
21 Missouri 1,893
22 Ohio State 1,811
23 Oregon 1,749
24 BYU 1,588
25 Maryland 1,539

Big Ten Conference teams in italics

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