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Gail Cummings-Danson

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2007


Temple University

Cummings-Danson, the top goal scorer in women’s lacrosse history at the conclusion of her career, was inducted as a truly great player. Cummings-Danson scored an NCAA record 289 goals during her career at Temple University, including 88 in 1988 when she led Temple to a perfect 19-0 record and the NCAA championship. She was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors in 1987 and 1988, and was the MVP of the North-South All-Star Game following her senior season. 

Cummings-Danson played for the Canadian national team from 1982 to 1989 and then helped the U.S. win the World Cup in 1993. Currently the director of athletics at Skidmore College, she previously coached lacrosse at Temple, Connecticut College, and the University at Albany. She has been inducted into the Temple University Hall of Fame and was the first female inductee to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.