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Colleen (McCrea) Maguire
Colleen  (McCrea) Maguire

Women's Basketball (Inducted 2008)


Colleen E. (McCrea) Maguire lettered four seasons in women's basketball at GW between 1993-97 and was a vital contributor on, to date, the most successful team in women's hoop history at GW. Teams on which she played had a four-year record of 103-27, made four straight trips to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, including a Sweet 16 trip in 1995 and an Elite Eight contest against Notre Dame in 1997.

Maguire, a tri-captain of that '97 squad, was not a big scorer. However, she handled and distributed the ball effectively for four years to such scorers such as Tajama (Abraham) Ngongba (the program's career leading scorer) and fellow-electee Lisa Cermignano.

The 5-foot-8 point guard dealt 573 assists in her career, trailing only current Colonials star Kimberly Beck '08 and Kathy (Marshall) Gillespie '85 in that category. Maguire set a single-season assist record in '97 with 197 in 34 games. And, as a freshman, she equaled another Athletic Hall of Famer, Kristin McArdle '92, by dealing 14 assists against Georgetown Dec. 7, 1994. She also stood tall in steals, ranking third in career steals with 271, including a GW single-season best 109 in 1997.

The Lambertville, N.J., native, who played at South Hunterton Regional, also was as intelligent off the court as she was on it. Graduating first (summa cum laude) in her class at the University's School of Business, Maguire was a two-time member of the A-10 Academic All-Conference team ('96 and '97) as well as a CoSIDA Academic All-America District II in '97. She also earned the Abbie Oliver Smith Award for academic and athletic excellence in 1997.

Maguire and her husband, Joseph C. Maguire, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Maggie, reside in Moorestown, N.J. An accounting major at GW, she is Vice President at Commerce Bank in Cherry Hill, N.J.