Frese on Tchatchouang: "Diandra is one of the most self-motivated and self-sufficient players I've ever coached. As a freshman, she worked hard to get through a tough transition period and was still a major factor on our team. I'm looking forward to seeing her contributions this year after another summer of experience with the French U20 National team."
As a Freshman (2009-10): Started all 34 games as a Terrapin ...scored in double-digits in 19 of them ... finished No. 8 in Maryland freshmen record books in points (392) and rebounds (183), No. 3 in blocks (44), No. 7 in three's made (32) and No. 6 in three's attempted (371) ... finished No. 17 in ACC scoring with 392 points and an average of 11.5 per game ... No. 6 in the league in blocked shots with 44 ... scored 11 points in collegiate debut against North Carolina Central (Nov. 14) ... led all scorers with 17 points against New Hampshire and grabbed seven rebounds (Nov. 16) ... posted 22 points (8-of-11) vs. ODU to lead the Terps in scoring for second straight game and hit all three attempted threes (Nov. 19) ... nabbed four defensive boards against Samford and added one assist, block and steal (Nov. 24) ... filled the score sheet vs. Howard with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and shot 6-for-9 from the field (Nov. 27) ...had second career 20-plus point game vs. Loyola and made 4-of-6 three pointers (Dec. 6) ... was the game's leading scorer vs. Stony Brook with 17 points (Dec. 27) ... scored a new career-high in points with 25 on 9-for-15 shooting from the field against St. Joseph's and also recorded a career-high five blocks in the game (Jan. 3) ... tallied game-high 18 points vs. Boston College and pulled down eight rebounds (Jan. 14)... made a career-high 6-for-6 free throws at Clemson (Feb. 14) ... earned 23 points vs. Florida State for her fourth 20-plus point performance (Feb. 28).
Before Maryland: One of the top European prospects ... led her native France to the 2007 U16 European championship, earning most valuable player honors in the process ... had a solid eight-game showing in the 2008 U18 European Championship, as well, averaging better than 15 points and five rebounds per game on 58.2 percent shooting with two blocks and a steal per game on average ... scored 27 points in her final game against the Czech Republic.
Personal: Diandra Tchatchouang ... daughter of Eugene Tchatchouang and Jeannelte Noganmy ... has four siblings: Pola, Ciryl, Raelys and Romuald ... biggest sports thrill is winning the European Championship ... favorite athlete is LeBron James ... lists heroes as President Barack Obama and her parents ... enjoys soccer, listening to music and singing ... chose Maryland for the coaching staff and the family spirit surrounding the program.
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One-on-One with Diandra Tchatchouang
Q: What does it mean to you to now be a Terp?
Q: What are your expectations for your freshman season?
Q: How have you been spending your summer?
Q: Who has been the biggest influence on you in terms of basketball?
Q: What has been your biggest sport thrill?
Q: If you could sit down and have a conversation with three people, living or dead, whom you've never met, who would they be?