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Carolyn Swords's Bio

About Carolyn Swords

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Posted career-highs in scoring (5.2 PPG) and rebounding (4.6 RPG) during the 2016 season
  • Ranked 29th in the WNBA in rebounds and 25th in blocks in 2015
  • Won the July 2016 WNBA Cares Community Assist Award
  • Recorded a career-high 34 starts at center for the Liberty 2016, only player to start every game for New York during the season
  • Ranked 28th in the WNBA averaging 4.6 rebounds per game in 2016
  • Drafted 15th overall to the Chicago Sky during the 2011 WNBA Draft

 

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW YORK:

  • Started all 34 games at center (only Liberty player to start every game in 2016)
  • Averaged career-highs in scoring (5.2 ppg) and rebounding (4.6 rpg)
  • Ranked 2nd on the team with a .571 field goal percentage
  • Finished the season 26th in the WNBA in blocked shots (0.6 bpg) and 28th in rebounding (4.6 rpg)
  • Twice scored in double figures and had 3 games with double digit rebounds
  • Won the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
  • Had 14 points and 3 rebounds against Phoenix in the 2nd Round of the WNBA Playoffs on Sept. 24, 2016
  • Tied for the team lead in scoring with a season-high 15 points to go along with 8 rebounds in the regular season finale at Chicago on Sept. 16, 2016
  • Scored a 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in New York’s game at Dallas on Sept. 11, 2016
  • Nearly recorded a double-double with 8 points and 8 rebounds in a win over Connecticut on Sept. 9, 2016
  • Scored 8 points and hauled in 7 rebounds in 25 minutes of action in the Liberty’s win at home against Phoenix on Sept. 3, 2016
  • Had a season-high 4 blocks to go along with 8 rebounds in New York’s win over Atlanta on July 13, 2016
  • Continued her solid stretch of games as she racked up 11 boards along with 8 points in the Liberty’s win over the Stars on July 7, 2016
  • Tied her career high with 11 rebounds and scored 4 points on the road against Los Angeles on July 3, 2016
  • Efficiently tallied 6 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists in 9 minutes of action in a win at Seattle on June 5, 2016
  • Had a career-high 11 rebounds and scored 7 points in the overtime loss to Atlanta on May 24, 2016
  • Scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in the season opening win at Washington on May 14, 2016

 

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH NEW YORK:

  • Appeared in 34 games and started the final 22 games of the season
  • Averaged 5.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 15.0 minutes per game
  • Ranked 29th in the league in rebounding and 25th in blocks
  • Had five games scoring in double figures
  • Playoff averages of 6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.4 blocks per game
  • Shot a perfect 5-for-5 from the field to finish with 11 points at Washington on June 6, 2015
  • Scored a season-high 12 points to lead all Liberty scorers, also pulling down 5 boards, against Washington on June 14, 2015
  • Shot 6-of-8 to finish with 12 points while also leading the Liberty in blocks (5) and steals (3) in a win at Atlanta on June 21, 2015
  • Made 1st start in a Liberty uniform, and the 1st start overall since 2013 season, scoring 8 points (4-5 FG) with 4 rebounds in a win over San Antonio on July 15, 2015
  • Matched a season-high of 7 rebounds, also scoring 9 points (4-5 FG) with two steals in a win over Atlanta on Aug. 21, 2015
  • Career-high 10 rebounds, also scoring 6 points in a win over Connecticut Sept. 9, 2015
  • Tied for the team lead with 9 rebounds, also scoring 6 points, in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Washington Sept. 18, 2015
  • After missing a game due to injury, returned to the starting lineup to score 6 points on 3-for-3 shooting in a win over Indiana in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals Sept. 23, 2015

 

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CHICAGO:

  • Was waived on April 10, 2014, prior to the start of the 2014 season by the Sky

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CHICAGO:

  • Played in 16 games, making two starts, during the 2013 season
  • Tied her career high with three blocked shots on July 2 vs. Seattle
  • Led the Sky in rebounds for the first time this season with 7 boards on July 7 at New York
  • Averaged a career-high 0.7 blocks per game
  • Posted season averages of 3.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and shot 61.9 percent from the floor

 

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CHICAGO:

  • Played in 30 games, starting nine
  • Shot .571 percent from the floor
  • Scored a career high 16 points and matched career high nine rebounds on Sept. 20, 2012 vs. Atlanta
  • Recorded 14 points and six rebounds in win at Connecticut on Aug. 26, 2012
  • Pulled down a career high five offensive rebounds vs. Minnesota on Sept. 11

 

2011 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CHICAGO:

  • In her first season in the WNBA, Swords played 29 games and started four
  • Swords averaged 2.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game
  • Her best game came on Sept. 8th at Minnesota where Swords picked up nine points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists and recorded three blocks, all season highs

 

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2016-17: Gdyina, Poland
  • 2015-16: Sydney Uni Flames, Australia
  • 2014-15: Umbertide, Italy
  • 2012-13: Ceyhan Belediyespor, Turkey
  • 2011-12: Mariana, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey

 

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Swords is the second all-time leading scorer in Boston College history with 2,029 career points
  • She is the all-time leader in several categories at Boston College including rebounds (1,159 career), blocks (178 career), and field goal percentage (67.6 career)
  • Swords scored in double figures in 111 games and rebounded in double figures in 50 games
  • Named to the All-American Honorable Mention Team as a senior (2011)
  • Shot 67.0 percent her senior year, fourth-best in the NCAA

 

PERSONAL:

  • One of five siblings
  • Was a National Honor Society student and a member of Cum Laude Society
  • Graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communication
  • Lists her favorite book as “Pride and Prejudice”
  • 2007 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year
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