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Elected in 1990 … Pearl River H.S., Class of 1979 … regarded in some circles as the finest female basketball player in Rockland scholastic history … was the first Rockland girl to score 1,000 career points, and finished with a record 1,476 points (since broken) … a four-year varsity starter who averaged better than 20 points per game her last three years … dynamic guard who could drive and shoot from outside, exceptional passer and defender … her senior year, led undefeated Pirates to Division, Rockland PSAL, Section 9 and state Regional titles, the farthest a team could advance at that time … unanimous first-team All-County three straight years … in 1979, named to Adidas Scholastic Coach Magazine All-America girls’ basketball team, and the 1979 National Prep All-America girls’ sports team … as a freshman, helped lead Pearl River to a 22-0 season, Rockland PSAL and Section 9 titles … was class valedictorian with 98 average and class president all four years… also excelled at tennis and softball … McGuire was voted Pearl River’s “Best Ever” female athlete by Rockland Journal-News readers in 1988 … she earned a scholarship to Stanford University, where she was starting point guard on a team that won 42 and lost 12 in McGuire’s first two years, and went to the NCAA Tournament both years … she was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete both years as well … earned Phi Beta Kappa honors at Stanford … after graduation, she worked with Mother Teresa and her Sisters of Charity in Calcutta, India, and later for Catholic Relief Services coordinating health care and agricultural programs for the poor throughout Southeast Asia.