Acrobatics & Tumbling
Coach: Laura Chiriaco (Third year)
The Terps are one of six Division I programs in the nation to have an acrobatics and tumbling team, all of which are part of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association. The sport was launched at Maryland in 2003 and has seen rising support since.
The team is coming off an undefeated season and has welcomed 13 new athletes this fall semester. But coach Jarnell Bonds, who led the Terps to three National Cheerleaders Association championships in 2007, 2008 and 2010, decided to step down in July.
The program decided to promote Chiriaco, who had been with the program for seven years, to the head coaching position. She was previously a volunteer assistant coach.
Men's Swimming and Diving
Coach: Sean Schimmel (Fourth year)
The Terps men's swimming and diving team picked up its first win of the season by defeating UMBC in College Park on Saturday. They started the season by falling in meets against North Carolina State, North Carolina and Duke.
Schimmel entered his fourth season with nearly half of his roster made up of newcomers. Senior Andrew Relihan leads the returners, owning or sharing five school records, including the 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM.
Coach: Kyle Spencer (Third year)
Of the 10 athletes on the Terps men's tennis team, just three come from the United States. The team includes players from Slovakia, Finland, France, Romania, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. In his three years in College Park, Spencer has shown a knack for bringing in talent from across the globe.
Last year Spencer guided the Terps to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and defeated Michigan in the opening round. They finished No. 39 in the national rankings. Before Spencer took over the program, the Terps routinely finished at the bottom of the ACC.
The Terps will play in seven tournaments this fall before playing in head-to-head matchups in the spring.
Men's Track and Field
Coach: Andrew Valmon (Ninth year)