“I am so excited,” Mark Turgeon said. “You have no idea.”
The Terps will return all five of their starters from a season ago and welcome the No. 3-ranked recruiting class in the country.
Fratz was promoted to a full-time assistant coach with the Terps in June.
For the third straight year, the Terps will face South Carolina.
Among other punishments, Maryland was hit with a $5,000 fine and was put on one year of probation.
Collins is a former McDonald's All-American.
She averaged 1.5 points and 8.9 minutes per game during her three years with the Terps.
Charles averaged 17.0 points and 6.7 rebounds during her junior season.
After going 26-3 in the regular season, the Terps lost in the Big Ten title game and the NCAA tournament Round of 32.
The Terps hadn't surrendered more than 25 offensive rebounds in over a decade.