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Carolyn Swords's Bio

About Carolyn Swords

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @CarolynSwords
Instagram @swo30

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 11, 2011 Drafted by the Chicago Sky in the second round (No. 15 overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft
April 10, 2014 Waived by the Chicago Sky
Feb. 2, 2015 Signed by the New York Liberty
Jan. 30, 2017 Acquired by the Seattle Storm in a three-team trade which saw the Storm send their first (No. 6) and second round picks (No. 18) in the 2017 WNBA Draft to Washington; the New York Liberty send Swords to Seattle; and Washington send Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley to New York, and the Mystics’ second round pick (No. 15 overall) to Seattle
Feb. 1, 2018 Signed as a free agent by the Las Vegas Aces

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Las Vegas—Photo Gallery)

  • Ranked 28th in the league in rebounds per game, establishing a career-high (4.7 rpg)
  • Ranked 4th in the league in rebound percentage (18.1), 10th in defensive rebound percentage (22.7), and 2nd in offensive rebound percentage (13.4)
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounds on 4 occasions
  • Scored 10 or more points 3 times and grabbed 10 or more boards 3 times
  • Recorded the first 2 double-doubles of her career—11 points and 11 rebounds on July 13 at Minnesota, and a season-high 12 points and 10 rebounds on July 22 vs. Indiana
  • Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Chicago on July 5
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots vs. Indiana on July 22

2017 (Seattle)

  • Scored a season-high 10 points at Washington on September 1
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds vs. Connecticut on July 12

2016 (New York)

  • Won the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
  • Ranked 26th in the league in blocks and 28th in rebounding
  • Finished 2nd on the team in FG%
  • Scored a season-high 15 pts at Chicago on Sept. 16
  • Grabbed a season-high 11 boards on 3 occasions
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots vs. Atlanta on July 13

2015 (New York)

  • Ranked 29th in the league in rebounding, and 25th in blocks
  • Ranked 4th in the WNBA in offensive rebound percentage (11.8)
  • Scored a season-high 12 points 2 times
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 boards vs. Connecticut on September 9
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals, and blocked a career-high 5 shots at Atlanta on June 21

2014 (Unsigned Free Agent)

  • Sat out the season with a knee injury

2013 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 12 points at New York on July 18
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds at New York on July 7
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots vs. New York on July 20

2012 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds vs. Atlanta on September 20

2011 (Chicago)

  • Recorded season highs of 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots, along with a career-high 4 assists at Minnesota on September 8

 

CAROLYN SWORDS IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [Did Not Play — Worked for Las Vegas Aces Community Relations] 

2017-18 [Gorzow Wlkp—Poland (EBLK)] 

  • Named All-Polish BLK Honorable Mention
  • Named Played of the Week in Round 11
  • Scored in double figures on 19 occasions, including six games of 20 or more points, and a season-high 32 vs. MKK Diedlce on December 3
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 11 occasions, including a season-high 15 vs. AZS UMCS on October 14
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists on two occasions
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots on three occasions
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals vs. TS Ostrovia on September 23

2017-18 [Gorzow Wlkp—EuroCup (EC)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 2 occasions. including a season-high 17 vs. TTT Riga on November 23
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 4 occasions, including a season-high 14 on two occasions
  • Recorded 1 double-double
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs. TTT Riga on October 19
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots vs Besiktas on October 26

2016-17 [Gdynia—Poland (EBLK)] 

  • Named All-Polish BLK Honorable Mention
  • Won regular season championship, and advanced to the EEWBL Semifinals
  • Named All-EEWBL Center of the Year and Import of the Year, as well as to the First-Team, All-EEWBL and EEWBL All-Imports Team
  • Named TBLK Player of the Week in Round 12
  • Scored in double figures on 21 occasions, including 16 straight from December 10 through March 25
  • Scored 20 or more points on 7 occasions, and a season-high 32 vs. Energa Torun on December 10
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 10 occasions, including a season-high 18 vs. Artego Bydg. on October 16
  • Recorded 9 double-doubles
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots vs. CCC Polkowice on February 26
  • Recorded 5 steals vs. AZS AJP GW on October 8

2016-17 [Gdynia—Eastern European (EEWBL)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 7 occasions, including 3 games of 20 or more
  • Scored a season-high 27 points vs. Dynamo M. on December 4
  • Grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds on 2 occasions

2015-16 [Sydney Uni Flames—Australia (WNBL)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 10 occasions, including a season-high 25 points vs. SEQ on October 30
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 6 occasions, including a season-high 13 vs. Dandenong on November 28
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots vs. Perth on January 7
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals vs. Townsville on December 13
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Adelaide on October 17
  • Finished third on the team in scoring and first in rebounding and field goal percentage

2014-15 [Umbertide—Italy (A1] 

  • Named to the All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention Team
  • Team advanced to the Italian Cup Semifinals
  • Finished second on the team in scoring and rebounding, and led the team in field goal percentage

2012-13 [Ceyhan Belediyespor—Turkey (TKBL] 

  • Team advanced to the Turkish Cup Semifinals
  • Led the team in scoring and field goal percentage, while finishing second in rebounding

2011-12 [Soller Joventud Mariana—Spain (LFB)] 

  • Scored 10 or more points on 7 occasions, and 20 or more points two times
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebound son 4 occasions, including a season-high 15 vs. Uni Girona on October 29
  • Posted four double-doubles … Scored a season-high 22 points vs. UNB Obenesa on December 21
  • Recorded a season-high five steals vs Hondar.-Irun on December 10

2011-12 [Istanbul U.—Turkey (TKBL)] 

  • Scored 10 or more points on 8 occasions, including a season-high 17 vs, Botas on February 5
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 8 occasions, including season-high 17 vs Antakya on February 8
  • Recorded 6 double-doubles
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots vs. Besiktas on March 18

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS 

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2011-12 Soller Joventud Mariana LFB 11 330 63 99 .636 0 0 —- 22 33 .667 30 62 92 13 17 10 21 29 148 13.5
2011-12 Istanbul U. TKBL 12 360 61 109 .560 0 0 —- 21 31 .677 46 84 130 9 8 12 26 37 143 11.9
2012-13 Ceyhan Belediyespor TKBL 28 781 192 283 .678 1 1 1.000 70 98 .714 84 143 227 25 28 17 67 90 454 16.3
2014-15 Umbertide A1 26 679 147 242 .607 0 0 —- 55 73 .753 52 143 195 13 29 29 65 83 348 13.4
2015-16 Sydney Uni  WNBL 17 371 82 122 .672 0 0 —- 42 56 .750 41 78 118 29 11 17 35 63 206 12.1
2016-17 Gdynia EBLK 25 680 176 286 .615 0 1 .000 69 86 .802 71 152 223 43 23 23 77 75 421 16.8
2016-17 Gdynia EEWBL 8 195 59 87 .678 0 0 —- 25 38 .658 13 35 48 10 4 3 11 15 143 17.9
2017-18 Gorzow Wlkp BLK 26 740 146 238 .613 0 1 .000 80 99 .808 76 157 233 43 20 35 52 82 372 14.3
2017-18 Gorzow Wlkp EC 6 169 25 45 .556 0 0 —- 5 8 .625 17 40 57 16 4 5 17 14 169 9.2
Spanish League (LFB) 11 330 63 99 .636 0 0 —- 22 33 .667 30 62 92 13 17 10 21 29 148 13.5
Turkish League (TKBL) 40 1141 253 392 .645 1 1 1.000 91 129 .705 120 227 357 34 36 29 93 127 597 14.9
Italian League (A1) 26 679 147 242 .607 0 0 —- 55 73 .753 52 143 195 13 29 29 65 83 348 13.4
Australian League (WNBL) 17 371 82 122 .672 0 0 —- 42 56 .750 41 78 118 29 11 17 35 63 206 12.1
Polish League (EBLK) 61 1420 322 524 .615 0 2 .000 149 185 .805 147 309 456 86 43 58 129 157 793 15.5
Eastern European League (EEWBL) 8 195 59 87 .678 0 0 —- 25 38 .658 13 35 48 10 4 3 11 15 143 17.9
EuroCup (EC) 6 169 25 45 .556 0 0 —- 5 8 .625 17 40 57 16 4 5 17 14 169 9.2
Totals 156 4305 951 1511 .629 1 3 .333 389 522 .745 430 894 1323 201 144 151 371 488 2404 15.1

 

COLLEGE

Career (Boston College, 2007-11)

  • Finished her BC career ranking first in career rebounds, blocked shots, field goal percentage and game played, and second in scoring
  • Finished her career with 110 double-figure scoring efforts and 50 games with double-digit rebounds

Senior (Boston College, 2010-11)

  • Team Captain
  • Team earned WNIT Berth
  • Honorable Mention, All-American (AP)
  • All-ACC First Team
  • Top 30 Midseason Naismith Watch List
  • Wade Trophy Watch List
  • John R. Wooden Award Preseason Watch List
  • ACC Player of the Week (November 29, January 24)
  • ACC Postgraduate Scholarship honoree
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • All-ACC Honor Roll
  • Athletic Director’s Award For Academic Achievement
  • Led the nation in field goal percentage
  • Recorded a program record 16 point-rebound double-doubles, and finished with 36 in her collegiate career
  • Led the team in scoring and rebounding on the season
  • Scored a season-high 28 points vs. Harvard
  • Scored the 2,000th point of her career on March 19 vs. St. Joseph’s

Junior (Boston College, 2009-10)

  • Team Captain
  • All-ACC First Team
  • All-ACC Tournament Team
  • John R. Wooden Award Preseason Watch List
  • Naismith Preseason Watch List
  • ACC Player of the Week (November 30)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • All-ACC Honor Roll
  • Athletic Director’s Award For Academic Achievement
  • Led the nation in field goal percentage
  • Led the ACC in rebounds per game
  • Led the team in scoring on 11 occasions, and in rebounding 22 times
  • Scored 10 or more points on 26 occasions, and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 13 times
  • Recorded 12 double-doubles
  • Scored the 1,000th point of her career on November 14 vs. Harvard
  • Set a program record by making 15 field goals in a game vs. Holy Cross on November 18

Sophomore (Boston College, 2008-09)

  • Team earned WNIT Berth (Final Four)
  • WNIT All-Tournament Team
  • All-ACC Second Team
  • All-ACC Tournament
  • ACC Player of the Week (December 15, January 12)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • All-ACC Honor Roll
  • COSIDA Academic All-District District 1 Team
  • Athletic Director’s Award For Academic Achievement
  • Led the nation in field goal percentage
  • Scored a career-high 33 points vs. Holy Cross on November 18
  • Set the program record for single-season rebounds with 316
  • Led the team in scoring and rebounding on the season
  • Led the team in scoring on 14 occasions, and in rebounding 25 times
  • Scored in double figures on 30 occasions
  • Recorded 8 double-doubles

Freshman (Boston College, 2007-08)

  • Team earned WNIT Berth
  • All-ACC Freshman Team
  • Four Time ACC Rookie of the Week
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • All-ACC Honor Roll
  • Athletic Director’s Award For Academic Achievement
  • Was the second leading scorer and rebounder on the team
  • Led the team in scoring on 15 occasions and in rebounding 11 times
  • Recorded 5 double-doubles
  • Scored in double figures on 26 occasions

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2007-08 Boston College ACC 33 33 992 192 299 .642 0 0 —- 67 109 .615 80 161 241 47 31 38 96 92 451 13.7
2008-09 Boston College ACC 35 35 959 230 339 .678 0 0 —- 78 117 .667 126 190 316 32 34 48 98 108 538 15.4
2009-10 Boston College ACC 32 32 871 188 283 .664 0 0 —- 85 107 .794 112 178 290 31 29 44 80 99 461 14.4
2010-11 Boston College ACC 33 33 900 240 336 .714 0 0 —- 99 132 .750 114 198 312 40 25 48 71 80 579 17.5
Totals 133 33 3722 850 1257 .676 0 0 —- 329 465 .708 432 727 1159 150 119 178 345 379 2029 15.3

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Was the 2006-07 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Was a member of the 2006-07 Boston Herald Dream Team
  • Is a two-time member of the Boston Globe Super Team
  • MVP of the Dual County League
  • Three-time DCL All-Star
  • Helped Lincoln-Sudbury capture the Division 2 Massachusetts State Championship
  • Averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds a game and finished her career with 1,212 total points
  • 2006 Herald All-Scholastic
  • Three-time All-Metrowest Newspaper first-team selection
  • Team captain in 2006-07

PERSONAL

  • Has a brother, John, and sister, Marybeth
  • She and her siblings grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts with their Aunt Susan Halliday and cousins Rob and Russ, who both played lacrosse at Bowdoin
  • A National Honor Society student and a member of the Cum Laude Society
  • Graduated from Boston College with a degree in communications
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