# 44 Davalyn Cunningham
As a Junior:
Small for a power forward
Makes up in strength and determination what she lacks in height
Will not get knocked out of position under the basket
Teams that double down on her quickly learn that she can't be left alone within 15 feet of the basket
Has a soft shooting touch and an accurate mid-range jumper
As a sophomore
Powerful forward who could drive to the basket or hit the short jumper
Named to the Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament team for the second straight season
Started 16 games, including the first 10 of the season, only player to do so
Shot 50 percent or better 12 times this season
Perfect from the line in six games
Neutralized 6-6 Wisconsin center Nina Smith and held the much bigger player to 11 points to enable Rutgers to earn a 63-61 victory
Cunningham had to guard Smith for the whole game because Tammy Sutton-Brown did not play due to injury
Contributed 13 points and six rebounds in C. Vivian Stringer's 600th win over Texas
Shot 75 percent (3-4) from the field and 2-2 from the line at West Virginia (1/22), including two free throws to put Rutgers ahead en route to a 55-49 victory
Scored 14 points on 6-12 from the field and 2-2 from the line vs. No. 5 Notre Dame
Recorded her first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. No. 17 Boston College (2/23).
Played a season-high 27 minutes against then No. 1 ranked Tennessee at Madison Square Garden.
Grabbed eight rebounds and scored four points in the game
Played in all four games of her first NCAA Tournament
Coca-Cola Classic All Tournament Team
Prior to Rutgers St. John's College
USA Today Player of the Year in Washington D.C.
Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington D.C.
Named the 80th best player by the Blue Star Report
Street & Smith Magazine honorable mention all-American
High school team earned a ranking of # 21 in the USA Today high school poll
Earned the Pigskin Award for Outstanding honorable Athlete and named all-Metropolitan as a senior
Led high school team to the 1997-98 conference and city championships with a 33-1 overall record and 26-0 in the conference
Team ranked No. 1 in the D.C. metro area.
Did not play as a junior due to a stress fracture in her right shin.
Named MVP of the Jelloff Summer League in 1997
Named MVP at the 1997 New Orleans Shake-N-Bake Christmas Tournament
1997 Bullis Tournament MVP
1998 U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete.
Also played softball in high school
Excelled in track and field and won the 1997 WCAC shot put
Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society as a junior and senior
Named to the honor roll all four years
Davalyn, born January 27, 1980, is the daughter of Ronald and Searcy Cunningham. She also has a brother, Dante.
She is interested in the field of sports psychology.
With a last name like Cunningham, Usha Gilmore nicknamed her Opie.
Her parents are both in the military and work at Andrews Air Force Base, but contrary to popular rumor they don't work on Air Force One.
considered going to the Air Force Academy after high school.
|Book||Waiting To Exhale|
|Songs||Drama and Greatest Love of All|
|Actor||Samuel L. Jackson|
|WNBA Teams||New York Liberty and Washington Mystics|
|WNBA Player||Kym Hampton|
|NBA Team||San Antonio|
|NBA player||Tim Duncan|
|Sport other than basketball||Softball|
|Subject in school||Africana studies|
|Davalyn Cunningham Interview|
|If you could have an ESPN SportsCenter Highlight...||my processin of cartwheels when we win a National Championship.|
|If you could be on the cover of an magazine next month...||Slam Magazine|
|Three people you would invite to dinner...||Mom, Dad, Dante (brother)|
|If you could sing one song beautifully and perfectly...||The Greatest Love of All|
|What would the title of your autobiography be?||Redwood|
|The movie/ actor/actress you would most like to co-star with... and the movie would be...||Omar Epps... More Love and More Basketball|
|One person from histroy you would like to spend a dy with...||Wilma Rudolph|
|If you were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" who would be your phone a friend?||Shayna Hammond, my best friend|
|Your favorite Stringer expression...||" I resent that"|
|If you were Stringer for one day, you would...||give the team a day off|
|Why do you wear the jersey number you wear?||Because and old boyfriend had hte same number while I was in high school.|
|Most memorable road trip? Why?||The trip to Europe. We totally bonded as a team.|
|Your craziest ambition...||To become a model|
|How will you help women's basketball grow in the 21st century?||By dedicating myself completely to the game and giving everything that I have at all times.|
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