Maryland Athletics: Home of the Maryland Terrapins!
Honors & Awards
The University of Maryland athletics program is widely recognized as one of the best in the nation. Below, are some recent honors earned by the Terps:
History of Varsity Sports
Maryland has a proud tradition of expanding athletic opportunities and today sponsors a total of 27 varsity sports featuring more than 650 student-athletes.
Men (12) Women (15) Football 1892 Basketball 1972 Basketball 1911 Volleyball 1972 Baseball 1920 Gymnastics 1973 Lacrosse 1924 Field Hockey 1975 Track (Indoor) 1925 Lacrosse 1975 Track (Outdoor) 1925 Tennis 1975 Cross Country 1925 Swimming 1975 Soccer 1932 Track (Indoor) 1975 Wrestling 1948 Track (Outdoor) 1975 Golf 1952 Cross Country 1978 Swimming 1957 Soccer 1988 Tennis 1964 Softball 1993 Golf 1999 Competitive Cheer 2003 Water Polo 2003
Maryland Colors: Red, White, Black & Gold
The four official colors of the University of Maryland, red, white, black and gold, are drawn from the striking and distinctive Maryland state flag. Terp fans proudly wear the colors and have propelled the Terps to a perennial top ranking in the sale of officially licensed collegiate merchandise.
Testudo: Fear the Turtle
Testudo got his start in 1932, when then football coach Dr. H. Curly Byrd recommended that the Diamondback terrapin be made the school mascot.
Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band
The "Mighty Sound of Maryland" Marching Band takes the field at Byrd Stadium on football Saturdays, while the Pep Band rocks the Comcast Center during men's and women's basketball games.
Maryland's Distinguished Alumni
The University of Maryland has produced scores of distinguished alumni that have excelled on and off the playing field.