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From WNBA Star to Media Analyst

Ruth Riley Hunter, a former WNBA player, embarked on a new path in the media industry. After earning her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, Ruth pursued an executive MBA program to acquire the essential business and leadership skills for her future endeavors. From being a WNBA team general manager to contributing to the NBA Academy for women, Ruth's career showcases the significance of adaptability and nurturing meaningful connections. With the ever-evolving impact of technology on sports, Ruth encourages aspiring athletes to embrace their passions and seize the exciting prospects that await them.

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Ruth Riley Hunter

Ruth Riley Hunter is currently a TV Studio Analyst and Radio Color Commentator for the Miami Heat. Previously, Hunter worked as a Global Technical Director for the NBA Academy Women’s Program as well as the General Manager of the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars. As an athlete, she has experienced success on every level, winning an NCAA Championship (Notre Dame 01), two WNBA titles (Detroit 03,06), and an Olympic Gold Medal (Athens 2004). Hunter was the first woman to be named MVP of the NCAA Final Four (01) and WNBA Finals (03). Ruth Riley Hunter is passionate about using the platform of sport to create awareness and promote social change as an NBA/WNBA Cares Ambassador and spokesperson for the UN Foundation’s malaria campaign (Nothingbutnets) and Share Our Strength’s NoKidHungry campaign. Hunter graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, with a B.A. in Psychology in 2001 and Executive MBA in 2016 (Go IRISH!), and was inducted to the CoSIDA Academic All-American Hall of Fame (2012).

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