Named Associated Press' Player of the Year for senior season at Texas Tech, having averaged 28.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Scores 47 points to set an NCAA Championship Game record and lead Texas Tech to the title with an 84-82 win over Ohio State at The Omni in Atlanta, Ga.
Texas Tech University retires Swoopes' No. 22 jersey.
In front of more than 30,000 fans in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, the U.S. Women defeat Brazil 111-86 to win Olympic gold. Swoopes scores 16 points in the victory.
Swoopes becomes the first player to sign with the new Women's National Basketball Association.
The WNBA assigns Swoopes to the Houston Comets along with former USC star Cynthia Cooper as part of the league's initial player allocation.
Swoopes gives birth to a son, Jordan. Swoopes would miss the first 19 games of the season due to pregnancy before making her WNBA debut on Aug. 7 vs. Phoenix.
Comets win inaugural WNBA championship, defeating New York Liberty 65-51 in championship game.
Comets defeat Phoenix Mercury 80-71 to win Game 3 of the WNBA Finals and their second consecutive WNBA championship. Swoopes averages 12.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists in three Finals games.
Voted a starter for the Western Conference in the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. Scores eight points and grabs eight rebounds in the West's 79-61 victory.
Makes WNBA history by recording the league's first triple-double (14 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists) in an 85-46 win over Detroit.
Becomes the eighth player in league history to score 1,000 career points in a game against New York.
With a 59-47 Game 3 win over New York, the Comets claim their third consecutive WNBA title. Swoopes scores 11 points.
Honored as the WNBA's MVP for the first time, having averaged a league-leading 20.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 steals per game for the Comets, who finished with a 27-5 record.
Swoopes scores a game-high 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting as the Comets beat the Liberty 79-73 to sweep the best-of-three WNBA Finals and win their fourth WNBA championship in as many years.
Swoopes wins her second gold medal as the USA defeats host Australia 76-54 in the gold-medal game of the Sydney Olympics. Swoopes posts 14 points and nine rebounds for the U.S.
Tears ACL in her left knee during a workout. Surgery, performed on May 1, forces Swoopes to miss the entire 2001 WNBA season.
Swoopes scores her 2,000th career point in a win at Los Angeles, joining seven other players to reach the milestone.
Voted WNBA's MVP, having averaged 18.5 points, 4.9 assists and 3.3 steals per game and won Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in her career.
Receives 35 of a possible 54 votes to win her third Defensive Player of the Year award and second straight, having led the WNBA with 2.48 steals per game.
Scores then-career-high-tying 33 points in 69-63 loss to the Storm at the Toyota Center, becoming fifth WNBA player to reach 3,000 career points in the process.
The USA defeats Australia 74-63 to claim gold in the Athens Olympics, Swoopes' third gold medal.
Named MVP of the WNBA All-Star Game, having scored 15 points in the West's 122-99 victory.
Records her 500th career steal at New York, becoming first WNBA player to reach the milestone.
Scores career-high 34 points against Storm at KeyArena, though the Storm prevails 71-68.
Swoopes becomes the first WNBA player to record a postseason triple-double, putting up 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Houston defeats the Storm 75-58 at KeyArena to win Game 3 and take their best-of-three playoff series 2-1.
Wins the WNBA's MVP award, becoming the first WNBA player to win three MVPs.
Joins nine other players on the WNBA's All-Decade Team.
In a 72-58 win at New York, Swoopes becomes the third WNBA player to score her 4,000th career point.
Signs with Seattle Storm as free agent, changing teams after 11 years in Houston.