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Swin Cash
Swin Cash 2.jpg
Swin Cash in 2006
WNBA's Seattle Storm  – No. 2
Born September 22, 1979 (1979-09-22) (age 30)
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 162 lb (73 kg)
College Connecticut
Draft 2nd overall, 2002
Detroit Shock
WNBA career 2002–present
Profile WNBA Info Page
WNBA Teams
Detroit Shock (2002-2007)
Seattle Storm (2008-present)
Awards and Honors
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2002)
AP All-American (2002)
Olympic gold medalist (2004)
Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year (2007)
WNBA All-Star (2003,2005,2009)
WNBA All-Star MVP (2009)
Seattle Storm All-Decade Team

Swintayla Marie Cash (born on September 22, 1979), better known as Swin Cash is an American WNBA player who plays for the Seattle Storm[1]. A prolific scorer and rebounder, as well as a capable ball handler and defender, she helped lead the University of Connecticut women's basketball team to national titles in 2000 and 2002. In her second WNBA season, she led the Detroit Shock to their first ever WNBA title.



Cash was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and raised by her mother, Cynthia. She has two brothers named Stephen and Kevin Menifee and one sister, Angelique Menifee. She holds basketball camps and clinics under her company, Swin Cash Enterprise LLC, and is involved in charity events through the WNBA.

High school

Cash played for McKeesport Area High School in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where she was named a WBCA All-American.[2] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored fourteen points, and earned MVP honors.[3][4]


Cash was an All-American at the University of Connecticut (UConn). She won the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship with the UConn Huskies in 2000 and 2002. She also helped lead UConn to an undefeated 39-0 season in 2002. Swin was a member of the inaugural class (2006) of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program.[5]

Professional career

Cash was selected by the Detroit Shock in the 2002 WNBA Draft, second overall[6]. After leading the Shock's resurgence in the second half of her rookie season, she then led the Detroit Shock to their first WNBA Championship title in 2003[7]. She played in the 2003 WNBA All-Star Game and won the gold medal with the U.S. women's basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games[8].

Swin Cash meets George W. Bush after winning the WNBA Championship with the Detroit Shock.

In the off-season, Cash has appeared as a studio analyst on ESPN's NBA Fastbreak (according to ESPN.com) and during the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, she alternated with Teresa Edwards in presenting in-game commentary for NBC's presentation of the women's basketball tournament from the network's New York broadcast studios. Swin appeared (as herself) in the movie Bring It On: All or Nothing.[9]

Cash received the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year award in April 2007[10]. This is an award given to someone who shows excellence to the Pittsburgh area. She was also honored with Sidney Crosby and Dan Rooney.

Cash has said that she will be leaving Detroit for the 2008 season after struggling to build a consistent relationship with Detroit Shock head coach Bill Laimbeer. On February 19, 2008 Cash was traded to the Seattle Storm for the draft rights of No. 4 pick in the 2008 WNBA draft[11]. The Shock selected Alexis Hornbuckle with their draft pick[12].

Cash has been suffering from a herniated disk for more than two years,[13] an injury suffered while helping the Detroit Shock win the WNBA championship in 2006. In 2009 she came back to Connecticut to lead the Western Conference over the Eastern Conference at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. She led all scorers with an All-Star record of 22 points in a 130-118 win. The previous high was 20 by Cash's former Detroit teammate, Deanna Nolan, in 2005.[14]

Cash was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.[15] The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.[15]


European career

  • 2003–2004: Russia VBM-SGAU Samara
  • 2008–2009: Czech Republic ZVVZ USK Prague

University of Connecticut Statistics

Swin Cash Statistics[16] at University of Connecticut
1998-99 22 75 127 0.591 0 0 0.000 59 92 0.634 115 5.2 14 31 15 20 332 209 9.5
1999-00 37 141 265 0.532 0 0 0.000 85 132 0.644 196 5.3 24 81 26 40 768 367 9.9
2000-01 35 162 292 0.555 0 0 0.000 103 174 0.592 263 7.5 51 76 34 33 832 427 12.2
2001-02 39 220 401 0.549 0 1 0.000 140 200 0.700 336 8.6 86 88 55 55 1085 580 14.9
Totals 133 598 1085 0.551 0 1 0 387 598 0.647 910 6.8 175 276 130 148 3017 1583 11.9

Awards and achievements


  1. ^ "Swin Cash". http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/swin_cash/bio.html. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  2. ^ a b "1998 WBCA High School All-Americans". WBCA. http://www.wbca.org/98-HSAA.asp. Retrieved 2009-10-29.  
  3. ^ "1998 WBCA High School All-America Game". WBCA. http://www.wbca.org/upload/1998HSAAG.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-29.  
  4. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Record Book - MVPs". WBCA. http://www.wbca.org/HSAAG_MVP.asp. Retrieved 2009-10-28.  
  5. ^ "Women's Basketball 1995 National Championship Team to be Recognized as "Huskies of Honor”". http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/103008aaa.html. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  6. ^ "2002 Detroit Shock Year In Review". http://www.wnba.com/shock/history/2002.html. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  7. ^ "2003 Detroit Shock Year In Review". http://www.wnba.com/shock/history/2003.html. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  8. ^ "Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad -- 2004". http://www.usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=woly_2004. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  9. ^ "Full cast and crew". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490822/fullcredits#cast. Retrieved 2009-05-17.  
  10. ^ "The Rainbow Gala". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07113/780204-65.stm. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  11. ^ "2008 WNBA Transactions". http://www.wnba.com/transactions/WNBA_2008.html. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  12. ^ "2008 WNBA DRAFT". http://www.wnba.com/draft2008/draft_board.html. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  13. ^ York, Ben (11 December 2009). "The Definition of Class". Source Interlink Magazines. http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/womens/2009/12/the-definition-of-class/. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  14. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/storm/2009538681_wnbastars26.html
  15. ^ a b "USA Basketball Women's National Team To Tip-Off Training Tomorrow In D.C.". USA Basketball. http://usabasketball.com/news.php?news_page=09_wnt_fall_invitees_add_rm. Retrieved 2009-10-01.  
  16. ^ "UConn Media Guide". http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/WBasketball/2009/Media%20Guide/129-160.pdf. Retrieved 15 December 2008.  
  17. ^ "Big East Conference Regular Season Records". Big East Conference. pp. Sec1:208. http://www.bigeast.org//pdf4/361461.pdf?SPSID=101811&SPID=11229&DB_OEM_ID=19400. Retrieved 2009-11-14.  
  18. ^ a b "Big East Conference Regular Season Records". Big East Conference. pp. Sec1:211. http://www.bigeast.org//pdf4/361461.pdf?SPSID=101811&SPID=11229&DB_OEM_ID=19400. Retrieved 2009-11-14.  
  19. ^ "Big East Conference Regular Season Records". Big East Conference. pp. Sec1:207. http://www.bigeast.org//pdf4/361461.pdf?SPSID=101811&SPID=11229&DB_OEM_ID=19400. Retrieved 2009-11-14.  

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