Meet Swin Cash, Seattle Storm forward and Olympic hopeful. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.
Swin Cash played for Team USA in the 2004 Athens Olympics and is expected to be named to the U.S. team for the Beijing Games. She hasn’t made the team yet, but she gave them a taste of why she deserves a spot on the team with a fantastic game over the weekend. She had a game high of 19 points and led the Seattle Storms to a 64-63 win over Houston.
Swintayla Marie Cash was born on September 22, 1979 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburg. She was raised by her mother, Cynthia and has three siblings, brothers Stephen and Kevin Menifee and sister, Angelique Menifee. Swin went to the University of Connecticut and has been playing pro basketball for about 6 years. She stands 6′ 1″ and weights 162 pounds.
While at the University of Connecticut, she was an All-American and won the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship with the team in 2000 and 2002. Following college, Cash was picked by the Detroit Shock in the 2002 WNBA Draft. She led Detroit to their first WNBA Championship title in 2003. She played in the 2003 WNBA All-Star Game. She played with Team USA in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and her team brought home the gold medal.
Cash was traded to the Seattle Storm on February 19, 2008 in the 2008 WNBA draft.
Swin Cash has established a company, Swincash, LLC, that sponsors basketball camps and is actively involved in charity events through the WNBA. In 2007, she received the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year award. She has been named one of the Ten Hottest Women in Sports by ESPN.