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BETH MORGAN-CUNNINGHAM


Class 1997
Bio
  • Inducted into the Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor on January 29, 2017
  • A trailblazer during her playing days at Notre Dame from 1993-97 (when she competed under her maiden name of Beth Morgan), not only helping the Fighting Irish transition from the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now the Horizon League) into the BIG EAST Conference in 1995-96, but then leading the program to the first NCAA Women’s Final Four appearance and a (then) record-setting 31-7 campaign as a senior in 1996-97
  • A two-time Associated Press and WBCA honorable mention All-America choice, four-time first-team all-conference selection and two-year team captain, Cunningham sparked Notre Dame to a 97-32 (.752) record in her four seasons under the Golden Dome, including a pair of MCC regular season titles and the 1994 MCC postseason crown, as well as three NCAA Championship appearances (1994, 1996, 1997)
  • Departed as the all-time leading scorer in Fighting Irish women’s basketball history with 2,322 points (now second behind Skylar Diggins), having set or tied 28 school records during her career
  • Spent three seasons in the American professional basketball ranks, playing two seasons with the Richmond/Philadelphia Rage of the now-defunct American Basketball League (ABL) from 1997-98, and then one year with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics in 2000
  • Also was a fixture in USA Basketball circles as both a player and coach, first suiting up for Team USA four times from 1996-99 (winning three medals including a gold with the 1997 USA World University Games Team) and serving as the athlete representative on the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee since 2009 after spending time in a similar role on the USA Basketball Women’s Collegiate Committee from 2005-08
  • Returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach on Muffet McGraw’s staff in 2012 following 11 seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University, the final nine as the Rams’ head coach
  • Has helped mold Notre Dame’s perimeter offense into one of the nation’s best. In four of the last five years, the Fighting Irish have ranked in the top 10 in the country in three-point percentage, finishing second in 2013-14 (.402), seventh in 2014-15 (.383) second in 2015-16 (.412) and third in 2016-17 season (.395). Furthermore, the Irish broke the program record for most made three-pointers in the 2016-17 season (217), but also have claimed the top-five spots in the record book in the past five years (190 in 2013-14; 186 in 2014-15, 207 in 2015-16 and 185 in 2017-18