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2013:
Started in 34 games… Cash has the third longest active streak of consecutive games played in the WNBA…Cash sunk three free throws against the Tulsa Shock on June 20 to move into 7th place in WNBA history in free throws made…She became the 15th all-time career point’s leader in the WNBA history on June 26… Became the 17th player in the WNBA history to reach 1000 career assists…She also became the 2nd player in the WNBA history to reach 4500 career points, 20000 career rebounds and 1000 career assists…Had season high 19 points on July 12 at Connecticut…Awarded the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.

2012:
Started all 34 games… Led the team in minutes played (1,021)…Second on team in minutes per game (30.0 min)...Averaged 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game…Second a season high 23 points and a career high five three point field goals at Los Angeles on September 13…Posted 21 points and tied career high 15 rebounds at Connecticut on September 9…Had a season high four blocks on August 21 against New York…Third on team in total points (359)…Scored in double digits 20 times…Averaged 7.5 rebounds in final 13 games…Notched 2,000th career rebound on August 26 in win at Connecticut…Won Olympic gold as part of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball team.

2011:
Led the team in rebounds 20 times… reached double figures in points 22 times… Named Conference Player of the Week for games played June 27-July 3, 2011… fifth time she has earned the award… Posted 25 points and nine rebounds and was a perfect 12-for-12 at the free throw line in a 75-70 loss at Connecticut, July 1… Followed that with 19 points, seven boards and two assists to lead Seattle in a 73-63 victory at Washington…The two-game totals put her atop the Western Conference in scoring (22.0 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (8.0 rpg) for the week… Represented the Storm in her third appearance as an All-Star game starter… Named All-Star MVP for the second consecutive time for her 21 points and 12 rebounds…scored a game-high 18 points at Minn July 29 to lead her team in scoring for the fifth time this season … one of four starters in double figures with 14 points vs. Connecticut, Aug. 5 … Passed Deanna Nolan (17) on the list of all-time point leaders with the win over L.A. 8/28… at Tulsa, Sept. 2, got back on track, scoring 13 points on 5-of-9 from the field to reach double figures for the first time since Aug. 13 … passed the 4,000-point plateau when she scored 14 points at San Antonio, Sept. 3 … added 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season in that same game … 2011 Playoffs: Recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals vs. Phoenix, 9/15… Led the team in rebounds vs. Phoenix, 9/17… the team in rebounds (10) vs. Phoenix, 9/19 and was one point shy of another double-double.

2010:
Averaged 13.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.0 apg and 30.8 mpg in 34 games…Member of USA Basketball in the 2010 WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun…Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Minnesota on May 19…Ranked 15th in the WNBA in rebounds per game…Ranked 18th in scoring average…Ranked eighth is three-point goal percentage…Led the team in scoring 7 times…Led the team in rebounds 6 times…Led the team in assists 1 time…Scored 20-plus points 5 times and 10-plus points 29 times…Pulled down 10-plus rebounds 3 times…Posted 4 point/rebound double-doubles…Scored her 3,500th career point on August 5 vs. Connecticut…Started in all 34 games played…2010 Playoffs: Averaged 16.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.0 apg and 31.4 mpg in seven games.

2009:
Averaged 12.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.9 apg and 34.2 mpg… Voted as a starter to the WNBA All-Star Game for the second time in her career - her third All-Star appearance overall…Cash is just the third player in WNBA history to start for both the Eastern and Western Conference teams (Becky Hammon and Dawn Staley)…Reached the 3,000 career-point milestone at Atlanta on Aug. 15, 2009 - becoming the 29th player in WNBA history to achieve the mark and the second from the 2002 Draft class…Finished the season ranked fifth in the WNBA in minutes played per game (34.2) and 12th in total rebounds (214)…Led the team in scoring three times…Led the team in rebounds 12 times…Led the team in assists once…Scored 20-plus points once and 10-plus points 23 times…Pulled down 10-plus rebounds five times…Recorded five double-doubles (points and rebounds)…Started in 29 of 32 games played…Recorded three double-doubles in the regular season…Scored in double digits 23 times…Had a season-high 6 assists at Detroit on 8/18…Finished third on the team in points per game (12.2) and rebounds per game (6.7)…Finished second on the team in minutes (1,094)…Grabbed 11 rebounds twice against San Antonio (7/28) and Phoenix (8/4)… Missed the last two games of the regular season due to the passing of her grandmother. 2009 Playoffs: Averaged 21.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.7 apg and 38.7 mpg.

2008:
Averaged 11.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.9 apg and 29.9 mpg…Appeared in 31 games and started 28 times…Posted career-high 5 blocks vs. Houston on 6/14…Led team in scoring twice…Tallied season-high 19 points on 8-for-15 shooting vs. Phoenix on 5/22…Led team in assists once…Grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Minnesota on 7/22…Finished third on team in scoring per game (11.3), total points (351) and minutes per game (29.9)…Finished second on team in blocks…(32)…2008 Playoffs: Averaged 2.7 ppg and 14.7 mpg in three games.

2007:
Was the team’s leading scorer in three games, including a season-high 21 points vs. Washington on May 30 . . . Was the team’s leading rebounder five times, including a season-high 13 rebounds on June 27 vs. Connecticut . . . Led the team in assists five times . . . Finished second on the team in season rebounding average (6.1) . . . Finished third on the team in assists per game (2.5) . . . Finished fifth on the team in scoring average (11.1) . . . Recorded a double-double 11 times . . . 2007 Playoffs . . . Started all 11 games during the playoffs for the Shock . . . Averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game . . . Shot 45.1% from the field during the 2007 WNBA Playoffs

2006:
Finished 19th in the WNBA in assists (3.1) . . . Posted her first 20+ point, 10+ rebound game since the 2002 WNBA Season on June 1 vs. New York with a season-high 20 points and 12 rebounds . . . Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on seven occasions, rebounding on one occasion and assists on nine occasions . . . 2006 Playoffs Was the team’s second leading rebounder in the postseason (6.1) and finished third on the team in assists (3.2) . . . Led the team in assists (3.6) in the WNBA Finals and finished second on the team in rebounds (5.8)

2005:
Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a reserve … Missed the first 12 games of the season rehabbing her injured knee (Shock was 6-6 without her in the lineup) . . . Voted by the fans as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team . . . Recorded one double-double (11 points and a season-high 12 rebounds) vs. New York on August 7 . . . Scored a season-high 12 points on August 21 vs. Washington . . . Handed out a season-high five assists at Sacramento on July 24 . . . Recorded three double-digit scoring games . . . Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding once, and in assists on four occasions . . . 2005 Playoffs Started both games of Detroit’s first-round series loss to Connecticut . . . Struggled from the field connecting on just 30.8 percent of her field goal attempts, but tied for the team lead in assists and steals

2004:
Named Second Team All-WNBA . . . Won an Olympic Gold Medal as a member of the USA Women’s Senior National Team in Athens . . . In doing so, became one of only six women to have won an NCAA Championship, a WNBA Championship, and an Olympic gold medal . . . Led the WNBA in free throws made (158) and attempted (219) . . . Scored a career-high 29 points at Sacramento on June 19 . . . Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Charlotte on July 23 . . . Tied a career-high with nine assists at Charlotte on Sept. 4 . . . Picked up a career-high and Shock record six steals vs. Houston on July 6 . . . Blocked a season-high four shots vs. San Antonio on July 18 . . . Led team in scoring 14 times, assists 15 times and rebounds six times . . . Recorded three double-doubles on the season . . . Scored 20 or more points on nine occasions and 10 or more points on 27 occasions . . . Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on three occasions . . . 2004 Playoffs Missed the entire postseason after injuring her knee on September 11 at Phoenix (team was 1-2 without her in the lineup)

2003:
Member of the 2003 WNBA Champion Detroit Shock . . . Named Second Team All-WNBA . . . Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a reserve . . . One of two players in the league to rank in Top-20 in points, rebounds and assists (Tamika Catchings, Ind.) . . . Led the league in free throws made (146) and attempted (214) . . . Scored a season-high 26 points vs. San Antonio on July 1 . . . Grabbed a season high 10 rebounds vs. Charlotte on May 31 . . . Handed out a season-high six assists on five occasions . . . Blocked a season-high two shots on four occasions . . . Picked up a season-high five steals vs. Indiana on June 24 . . . Recorded her lone double-double of the year that same evening (16 points, 10 rebounds) . . . Scored 20 or more points on nine occasions and 10 or more points on 32 occasions . . . Led team in scoring 19 times, assists 12 times and rebounds three times . . . 2003 Playoffs Averaged team-best 16.3 points with 6.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 36.1 minutes while starting all eight playoff games . . . Scored 26 points in Game 1 of the First Round at Cleveland on August 29 and recorded two double-doubles - 20 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Connecticut on September 7; and 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in Game 3 of the Finals vs. Los Angeles on September 16

2002:
Finished third in WNBA Rookie-of-the-Year voting . . . Honored in June with the WNBA’s Community Assist Award . . . Led the WNBA in free throws made (173) and attempted (227) . . . Led team in minutes played, field goals (144), field goal attempts (353), free throws, free throw attempts, offensive rebounds (77), defensive rebounds (145), assists (2.7), steals (37), and scoring average . . . Scored a season-high 25 points at Utah on July 8 . . . Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds at Washington on July 18 . . . Handed out a season-high five assists on three occasions – at Indiana on June 1, at Minnesota on July 1 and vs. Charlotte on August 6 . . . Picked up a season-high three steals on five occasions . . . Blocked a season-high four shots vs. Seattle on July 28 . . . Her 15 free throws and 21 free throw attempts on June 28 were the most ever by a Shock player . . . Led team in scoring 21 times, rebounds 17 times and assists four times. . . Scored 20 or more points on five occasions and 10 or more points on 23 occasions . . . Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on eight occasions . . . Recorded seven double-doubles

COLLEGE:
As a senior averaged 14.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists . . . Earned 2002 Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors after leading the Huskies to an undefeated 39-0 season and second national title in three years . . . 2002 Kodak All-America First Team and 2002 AP All-America Second Team . . . All-Big East First Team and WBCA All-Star Team selection . . . Improved her free throw shooting by over 10 percent from junior season (.592 to .700) . . . As a junior, became 20th player all-time at UCONN to score 1,000 career points, finishing with 1,583 . . . Averaged 12.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists while leading UCONN to the 2001 Final Four and earning a spot on the 2001 All-Big East Second Team . . . As a sophomore, won her first career national title averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds and earning All-Big East Third Team honors . . . Started in 14 of 22 games as a freshman despite missing 12 games due to a stress fracture . . . Scored in double figures in twelve games in 1999 while averaging 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game . . . Wore number 23 as a freshman before changing to 32 for her final three seasons

Personal

  • Full name is Swintayla Marie Cash
  • Name stands for “astounding woman"
  • President of McKeesport (PA) High School Student Council
  • Ran track senior year in high school and finished third in state (Pennsylvania) in hurdles
  • Member of Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA/YWCA and AAU growing up
  • Majored in Communication Science at UConn
  • Enjoys speaking to youth
  • Listens to gospel music before games
  • Launched Cash for Kids, a charitable organization that raises money for children in need, in 2005

Career Transactions

Selected by Detroit in the first round (second pick overall) in the 2002 WNBA Draft ... Traded to the Seattle Storm on Feb. 19, 2008... Traded to the Chicago Sky January 2, 2012.