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Women's Basketball Adds Standout French Forward

The Maryland women's basketball team added Diandra Tchatchouang, a 6-foot-3 forward from France, to its roster, the program announced today. She recently was cleared by the NCAA to play.

Tchatchouang starred at the 2007 under-16 European championship, leading France to the title and earning most valuable player honors. The following year, she averaged 15 points on 58.2 percent shooting at the under-18 European championship.

"We're ecstatic, because Diandra is going to help our team in many ways. She's very smart, very hard working, very motivated and very self-sufficient," Coach Brenda Frese said in a statement. "She is a pleasure to coach. As a basketball player, she has a chance to be good. She can do a lot of different things and play various positions."

Tchatchouang is one of several new faces on the Terrapins this year. All-Met forward Tianna Hawkins (Riverdale Baptist), McDonald's All-American guard Dara Taylor, and 6-foot-7 center Essence Townsend have joined the team, and Illinois transfer Lori Bjork and redshirt freshman Jackie Nared are both eligible to play after sitting out last season. Maryland also has two new assistant coaches, David Adkins and Marlin Chinn.

By Camille Powell  |  September 30, 2009; 9:03 PM ET
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Interesting, another French player. Good luck to her. Should be interesting to watch her play. Should also be interesing to see how many different ways there are to pronounce her name.

Posted by: EricS2 | October 1, 2009 12:29 AM | Report abuse

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