McCoughtry led the Cardinals to the NCAA title game, finished as the school's all-time leading scorer and was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft.
The All-American created a lot of memories.
But last week, McCoughtry had another memorable moment in The Ville. She was introduced at the football game against North Carolina – wearing her USA jersey and gold medal – and received a rousing ovation from the 50,000-plus fans at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
"This is special," McCoughtry said. "I love this place. Louisville has been so good to me and helped me grow up and become a woman.
"The people are great and it's always fun to be here."
McCoughtry was in for the weekend and said she heard from a lot of fans, who were telling her good job on the U.S. Olympic team that won gold this summer.
She was letting folks touch the medal.
"It means a lot to have that gold-medal title," she said. "I've done a lot of things but to play for my country and to have this medal, it's special."
McCoughtry said she keeps up with all of the U of L programs and was "very proud" of what was going on around campus this year.
"We have the No. 1 men's basketball team in the country, our football team is ranked and our women's basketball team will be ranked high," she said. "Just to say I am a part of this is an honor for me."