Irish legend Beth Cunningham inducted into Ring of Honor

Published: Jan. 30, 2017 at 12:28 AM EST
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After beating Virginia 82-74 Sunday afternoon, Notre Dame honored one of their legends by inducting Beth Cunningham into the Ring of Honor in a special postgame ceremony.

Cunningham is currently an assistant coach on Muffet McGraw’s staff, but many fans may know her better as Beth Morgan, Notre Dame’s 2nd all-time leading scorer.

Cunningham was joined on-court by friends and family, as fans and the current Irish team stayed long after the final buzzer to see her #21 unfurled alongside the other Irish greats.

In addition to being Notre Dame's second all-time leading scorer, she also led the Irish to their first ever Final Four in 1997, and is just the fourth woman to be inducted into the Ring of Honor.

“It was always my dream to hang championship and Final Four banners and conference banners, but to be able to hang my own now is really something,” Cunningham said. “Something special, something you only ever really dream about honestly.”

“I don't think anything really prepares you for that,” she added. “But I think most importantly I've had so many family and friends that have come into town and just a collection of so many people who have impacted my life has really made this weekend special.”