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ATLANTA - Head coach Brenda Frese of the Maryland women's basketball team was named a WBCA Regional Coach of the Year for Region 2 Thursday. The honor makes her one of eight finalists for WBCA Division I Coach of the Year as voted by her peers.
Frese and the second-seeded Terrapins (30-4) will take on third-seeded Texas A&M (24-10) in the Raleigh Regional Semifinal at noon. The game will be shown on ESPN and online on ESPN3.com
Now in her 13th season overall and 10th at Maryland, Frese owns an overall record of 308-115 (.728). In her time in College Park, her record is 251-85 (.747). She was named AP National Coach of the Year in 2002.
She's led the Terrapins to eight NCAA Tournament appearances in her 10 years, four Sweet Sixteens, three Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship. Frese won ACC titles in 2009 and in 2012.
Frese has brought in eight top 10 recruiting classes since arriving at Maryland. She's coached three ACC Players of the Year, four ACC Rookies of the Year, and her players have earned 26 All-ACC honors.
The Terps beat seventh-seeded Louisville 72-68 Monday night to reach the program's 13th Sweet Sixteen.
Frese and the Terps have won their last nine straight games and 12 of their last 13 heading into Sunday's game.
The Terrapins are 30-18 (.625) all-time in NCAA Tournament games. Frese owns an NCAA Tournament record of 19-7 (.731) and 18-6 (.750) at Maryland. Frese has led the Terps to four Sweet Sixteens, three Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship.