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UMES' Athlete Honored by African American Project


COLLEGE PARK, Md.– Maryland women's basketball great Dr. Myra Waters will be honored this weekend by the African American Legacy Project as part of its annual Legends Weekend event in Toledo, Ohio.

A standout for the Terrapins from 1978-82, Waters was one of the Terrapins' most reliable offensive threats. The 5-10 forward out of Toledo averaged 13.0 points per game in her career and shot .540 from the field. She is No. 14 on the Terrapins' all-time scoring list with 1,423 career points and is No. 7 in career rebounds with 782 for an average of 7.1 per contest.

During her four years, Maryland won three ACC titles and in 1980, she was named to the All-ACC Tournament team. The Terrapins went to three Elite Eights and their second Final Four in her senior year.

Dr. Waters went on to earn her PhD from the University of Maryland in counseling psychology. She is currently the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of Baltimore.

The weekend will kick off with a hospitality reception Friday at The Toledo Club. The Legend's Luncheon will take place Saturday in Toledo, then a Joey Sommerville & Marion Meadows concert will close the weekend's events Saturday night at Forrester's on the River in Toledo.

The African American Legacy Project pledges to stimulate the intellectual, socioeconomic and participatory growth in communities wherein African Americans reside. The purpose of The African American Legacy Project is to bring together people who are interested in documenting and preserving the history of northwest Ohio's African American communities and their impact and influence upon Toledo and the greater world community.

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The Terrapins are ranked No. 5 nationally in the USA Today Sports preseason basketball magazine poll. This is the second straight year the Terps will start in the top five.

The Terrapins went 26-8 in the 2012-13 season and advanced to the program's fifth Sweet Sixteen in head coach Brenda Frese's 11 years. Maryland finished tied for second in the ACC.

This year, the Terps return four of five starters, two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas, and bring on four talented newcomers in Lexie Brown, A'Lexus Harrison, Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, who made up the nation's No. 5 recruiting class.


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