Swin Cash Season Recap

In her second season with the Chicago Sky, forward Swin Cash started in all 34 regular season games to lead the Sky to the team’s best record in franchise history. During the 2013 season, Cash turned in some personal-best performances and continued to move up the WNBA all-time record rankings. Cash’s leadership was influential in helping the Sky to their first playoff appearance in franchise history. Cash has reached the playoffs a total of 9 times in her 12-year career and has also collected two Olympic Gold medals. Having a veteran player like Cash on the roster has been priceless for Head Coach Pokey Chatman.

During the 2013 season, Cash became the 17th player in the WNBA history to reach 1000 career assists. She currently stands in 16th place on the WNBA’s lifetime assists record with a total of 1010 assists throughout her career. Cash is one of the league’s most versatile athletes and became just the 2nd player in the WNBA history to reach 4500 points, 20000 rebounds and 1000 assists in her career.

The 2013 season marked Cash’s personal-best free throw percentage (.853) in an individual season. After sinking three free throws against the Tulsa Shock on June 20, she moved into 7th place in WNBA history in free throws made in a career (1,290). The following week Cash became the 15th all-time career point’s leader in the WNBA history.

One thing that has remained consistent throughout Cash’s career has been her scoring. In her 382-game career she has totaled 4,708 points for an average of 12.3 points per game. Cash’s field goal percentage for her career is impeccable. With 1626 field goals made out of 3949 field goals attempted, Cash has made 42% of the shots she has taken during her career. In 2013 she averaged 9.3 points per game and delivered a season high 19-point performance against the Connecticut Sun on July 12.

Aside from scoring, Cash has also been known as a force to be reckoned with on the boards. She ranks 10th on the WNBA’s all-time defensive rebounding list and 13th on the WNBA’s all-time offensive rebounding list. There is no doubt that she hustles for Chatman’s squad on both ends of the floor. With 702 career offensive rebounds, and 1572 career defensive rebounds, Cash stand in 11th place on the WNBA’s lifetime total rebounds list with 2274 total rebounds.

Cash enters the 2014 season with the third longest active streak of consecutive games played in the WNBA. She has played a total 382 games in her career and has started in all but six. Playing an average 31.1 minutes per game, Cash ranks 9th on the WNBA’s all-time list for minutes played in a career (11,865).

To top off a standout season, Cash was awarded the 2013 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. The honor is annually bestowed upon the player who best exemplifies ethical behavior, fair play and integrity on the court. Cash continues to serve as a great role model for young Sky fans and embodies the team’s “Fight, Focus, Finish” mentality.