Meghan Pattyson Culmo learned basketball from her brothers. She played both basketball and soccer at Central Bucks East High School where she became the all-time scoring leader [1260 points] by averaging 15 points while pulling down 10 rebounds per game.
Meg is also known as the “Mother of Soccer” at Central Bucks East because of her efforts to institute spring soccer at the school. During her two seasons playing sweeper, her team compiled a 30-2-5 record and won two league championships.
Meg continued her education and basketball career at the University of Connecticut from 1988-1992. She played forward for a UConn team that compiled an overall record of 101-28.
During her freshmen year, she was part of the 1988-89 team which won their first-ever Big East Championship and was named to the All-Freshmen Team. In UConn’s first-ever NCAA game, Meg scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds in 26 minutes in the loss to LaSalle. UConn retained the Big East title for two more years.
The 1990-91 team defeated Providence in the Big East Championship. That team went on to win the Big East Tournament and became the first league team to qualify for the Final Four. Meg was named Most Outstanding Player of that 1991 Big East Tournament as she scored 20 points and posted nine rebounds and five assists in the final. She earned Big East Third team honors and was named to the All-Tourney Team.
Meg graduated as the #9 all-time leading scorer at UConn with 1106 points (9.4 ppg) to accompany her 674 rebounds. Meg is currently an analyst on CPTV broadcasts of UConn women’s basketball games. She hosts The Geno Auriemma Show where viewers have the opportunity to e-mail questions to the coach. Selected questions are read and answered on the air. Meg’s exchanges with Coach Auriemma, in addition to her insights and humor, have helped make the show a popular preliminary feature of game broadcasts.