Brenna McGuire, the granddaughter of legendary Marquette coach and broadcaster Al McGuire, is gracing the covers of magazines just like her grandfather.
But she’s doing it as a model, not a basketball player or coach.
Brenna McGuire did play basketball at Virginia (2003-07), where she’s second all-time in made 3-pointers.
“When I met her, all I saw was this very pretty fashion model,” modeling agent Topher DesPres told USA Today. “Then I found out she is an accomplished athlete.”
But she chose a post-collegiate career on the runway, rather than the hardwood. So far, she has been on the cover of April’s “Brides” and last fall’s “Weight Watchers.” And it looks like there will be many more in the future.
She has a long way to go to eclipse the fame of Al McGuire, who famously led Marquette to the 1977 NCAA title before becoming familiar to millions of Americans thanks to his distinct New York accent during college basketball broadcasts.
Now, his granddaughter is back in New York – grandpa’s birthplace – trying to make the McGuires famous for a different reason.