"We did our very best to represent our school, our state, our alums with pride because we do love representing them, and it means so much to us."
The Terps' perfect season ended with 17-16 loss to the Cavaliers.
The Terps suffered their fifth loss in the national championship game under coach John Tillman.
The Terps and rival Virginia will square off Monday afternoon.
The No. 3-seed Terps dispatched No. 2-seed Duke in the semifinals on Saturday.
Nkwonta failed to land a single attempt in the shot put.
“It was like somebody took all the air out of the room."
Potential worries surfaced in the Terps' games before the NCAA tournament — but the team put them to bed with its title win.
Taylor anchored the Terps with 10 saves in their national title win over Boston College.
“Megan Taylor is awesome,” Boston College attacker Sam Apuzzo said. “[Maryland] was prepared.”