« Women’s Basketball 2007-08

Crystal Langhorne

School

University of Maryland

Position
Forward/Center
Ht
6'2
PPG
17.4
RPG
9.4
APG
1.3

Classroom

Langhorne will graduate in May 2008 with a degree in communications. She has maintained a 3.431 grade point average and was a member of the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American 3rd team in 2007; an ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-Region selection twice, and a two-time ACC All-Academic team selection. She earned a spot on the ACC Honor Roll three straight years and hopes to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.

Character

Langhorne is a three-time team captain. She has served two years on Maryland’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was also selected tri-captain of the USA U19 National team in 2005 and the USA U21 National team in 2007. She is highly regarded by her teammates and coaches for her work ethic and humility. She is the first to praise her teammates for a job well done.

Community

Langhorne has participated in Special Olympics basketball clinics, the Lupus Awareness fundraiser and the Myositis Walk-A-Thon. She has participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life the last three years. She has also visited elementary school classes and numerous community career fairs (ie., Kids Fest, For Sisters Only, Girls Scouts).

Competition

Langhorne was key in leading Maryland to the 2006 NCAA national championship title. She is a two-time AP and USBWA All-American and a three-time All-ACC (twice named to the first team) selection. She is a three-time Wade Trophy national player of the year preseason candidate and two-time Wooden Award and Naismith Award candidate. Continuing the trend she was named to both the Wooden and Naismith Award mid-season candidates list in her senior year. She was named WBCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2006 and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2005. She is a two-time Preseason Associated Press All-American (2006 and 2007), the 2007 ACC Preseason Player of the Year and the 2006 NCAA Albuquerque Regional MVP. She led the U21 U.S. National Team to capture the 2007 U21 World Championship gold medal and also won gold with the U.S. at the U19 World Championship in 2005. She was the 2005 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year. She ranks third all-time at Maryland with 1,711 career points and second all-time with 939 career boards. She is one of the most decorated players in Maryland history.