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Swin Cash
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Swin Cash's Bio

About Swin Cash

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Detroit Shock in the First Round of the 2002 WNBA Draft, second overall selection… Traded to the Seattle Storm in exchange for the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft on Feb. 19, 2008… Traded to the Chicago Sky in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Jan. 2, 2012… Traded to the Atlanta Dream along with a 2015 third round pick in exchange for Courtney Clements and a 2015 second round pick on May 7, 2014… Traded to the New York Liberty in exchange for DeLisha Milton-Jones on July 9, 2014.

• Three-time WNBA Champion (2003, 2006, 2010)
• Won two Olympic Gold Medals for Team USA (Athens 2004, London 2012)
• Four-time WNBA All-Star selection (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011)
• Two-time WNBA All-Star game MVP (2009, 2011)
• 2003 and 2004 All-WNBA Second Team
• 2011 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team
• Finished her career ranked seventh in WNBA history in career free throws (1,397), 8th in games started (432), 7th in minutes (13,453), 7th in rebounds (2,521), 4th in games played (479), 14th in scoring (5,119), 15th in assists (1,133), 19th in field goals (1,773) and 23rd in blocks (258)
• One of two players in league history to history to amass 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists for a career, the other being Tamika Catchings
• Averaged 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 15 seasons in the WNBA
• Appeared in 56 career postseason games.

2016: Appeared in 31 games, making 23 starts… Averaged 5.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game… Ranked 35th in the WNBA with 0.5 blocks per game… Twice led the Liberty in scoring and recorded 4 games scoring in double figures… Tied for the team lead with 15 points, also hauling in 5 rebounds with 4 assists in the regular season finale at Chicago (9/16)… Went a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe on her way to 10 points in the Liberty’s win against the Stars (8/26)…Was spectacular in New York’s win against the Sun as she posted a season-high 16 points with 6 rebounds along with being +15 for the Liberty (7/17)… Scored 8 points on 4-of-7 shooting and hauled in 4 rebounds in 22 minutes against Seattle (7/6)… Was a team-high +16 and went 2-for-3 from the field, scoring 4 points in win at Phoenix (7/1)… Had 13 points (5-9 FG) along with 4 rebounds in New York’s double-overtime victory at Atlanta (6/22)… Scored 7 points, had 4 steals and 4 rebounds in New York’s 78-75 overtime win at Indiana (6/19)… Became the 14th player in league history to score 5,000 points in the Liberty’s win at Connecticut (6/16)… One of two players in league history to history to amass 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists for a career, the other being Tamika Catchings… Grabbed 10 rebounds while scoring 8 points in New York’s win at San Antonio, first game with double-digit rebounds since July 2, 2013 (6/11), and became 8th player in league history to grab 10 rebounds in a game for at least four different franchises… Scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Sparks (6/7)… Tallied 6 points and 4 rebounds in the Liberty’s road win against Seattle (6/5)… Made her first start of the season against Indiana and finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds, and a pair of steals in nearly 28 minutes of action (6/3)…Made 2016 debut against the Atlanta Dream scoring six points in 14 minutes of action; was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe (5/24).

2015: Appeared in 34 games and started 28… Averaged 4.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game… Five games scoring in double figures… Playoff averages of 3.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game… Season high of 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting with a pair of steals in a win over Atlanta in the season opener… Nailed a clutch three with 40 seconds to go vs. Phoenix (6/11) which sealed a win; scored 7 points with 2 assists and 2 rebounds… Led New York with 8 rebounds and moved past Tully Bevilaqua for eighth in WNBA history in all-time games played (426) in a win over San Antonio (7/15)… Tied for the team lead by dishing out a season-high 7 assists in a win at Minnesota (9/6)… Scored 10 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Washington (9/18).

2014: Appeared in 32 games, playing 17 to start the season with Atlanta …Acquired in a trade with Atlanta on July 9… Played final 15 games with New York … Averaged 2.9 points per game … Scored a season-high 12 points at Washington (8/16) … Grabbed six rebounds at Los Angeles (7/23) … Recorded six assists against Indiana (8/17).

2013: Started all 34 games … Averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game … Scored in double figures 15 times … Had season high 19 points on July 12 at Connecticut … Moved into seventh place in WNBA history in free throws made on June 20 at Tulsa … Moved into 15th place in WNBA history for career points on June 26 vs. New York … Became the 17th player in the WNBA history to reach 1,000 career assists … Became just the second player in the WNBA history to reach 4,500 career points, 2,000 career rebounds and 1,000 career assists … 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 with a career-high five three-point field goals at Los Angeles on September 13 … Posted 21 points and tied career high with 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… Earned fifth all-time Conference Player of the Week award for games played June 27-July 3 … 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 on July 1 … Followed that with 19 points, seven boards and two assists to lead Seattle in a 73-63 victory at Washington … 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 … Passed the 4,000-point plateau when she scored 14 points while adding 12 boards at San Antonio, Sept. 3 … 2011 Playoffs: Recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals vs. Phoenix … Led the team in rebounds (10) vs. Phoenix, in Game 2 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 the USA Basketball team in the 2010 WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun contest … Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Minnesota on May 19 … Ranked 15th in the WNBA in rebounds per game, 18th in scoring and eighth in three-point goal percentage … Led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounds six times … Scored 20-plus points five times and 10-plus points 29 times … Pulled down 10-plus rebounds three times … Posted four double-doubles … Scored her 3,500th career point on August 5 vs. Connecticut … Started all 34 games … 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 … Became 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, 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 and in rebounds 12 times … Scored 20-plus points once and 10-plus points 23 times … Pulled down 10-plus rebounds five times … Recorded three double-doubles … Started in 29 of 32 games played … 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 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 five blocks vs. Houston on June 14 … Led team in scoring twice … Tallied season-high 19 points on 8-for-15 shooting vs. Phoenix on May 22 … Grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Minnesota on July 22 … Finished second on team in blocks (32) and third in scoring average (11.3), total points (351) and minutes per game (29.9) … 2008 Playoffs: Averaged 2.7 ppg and 14.7 mpg in three games.

2007: 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 rebounds (6.1), third in assists (2.5) and fifth in scoring average (11.1) … Recorded 11 double-doubles … 2007 Playoffs: . . . Started all 11 games … Averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game … Shot 45.1 percent from the field.

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 seven times, rebounding one time and assists nine times … 2006 Playoffs: Was the team’s second leading rebounder (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 as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team … Recorded one double-double with 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 … Tied for the team lead in assists and steals.

2004: Named Second Team All-WNBA … Won an Olympic Gold Medal with Team USA in Athens … 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 … Led team in scoring 14 times, assists 15 times and rebounds six times … Recorded three double-doubles … 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 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) … 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 … Had lone double-double vs. Indiana on June 24 (16 points, 10 rebounds) while collecting a season-high five steals … Scored 20 or more points on nine occasions and 10 or more points 32 time … 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 while starting all eight games … Scored 26 points in Game 1 of the First Round at Cleveland … Recorded two double-doubles: 20 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Connecticut, and 13 points, 12 boards and nine assists in Game 3 of the Finals vs. Los Angeles.

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 … 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.

PRO OVERSEAS: Played for CSKA Samara in Russia from 2003-04… Played for USK Prague from 2008-09.

INTERNATIONAL: Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece… Won a second Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Summer Games in London… Won a gold medal with Team USA in the FIBA World Championships for Women in Czech Republic in 2010.

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 … 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 14 of 22 games as a freshman despite missing 12 games due to a stress fracture … Scored in double figures 12 times in 1999 while averaging 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

PERSONAL: Full name is Swintayla Marie Cash … Name means “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.

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