Former UConn legend Swin Cash was named one of seven members of Class of 2020 for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday night at halftime of the UConn-South Carolina game.
Cash, who is currently the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans, will be formally inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee with her six classmates on June 13, 2020. She joins Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson, Debbie Brock, Carol Callan, Sue Donohue and Carol Stiff in the 22nd Class of Inductees in the history of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Cash has been successful at every level of competitive basketball. At UConn, she helped the Huskies to national titles in 2000 and 2002, earning NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player and All-American honors as a senior in 2002.
After a successful career in Storrs, Cash was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the now-defunct Detroit Shock, where she won two of her three WNBA titles, capturing her third with fellow UConn great Sue Bird and Class of 2020 inductee Jackson. She made four WNBA All-Star games during her 14-year pro career in the states, winning WNBA All-Star Game MVP in 2009 and 2011. Cash also ranks in the top-25 in WNBA history in scoring, assists, rebounding and blocks and spent time with the Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream before finishing her WNBA playing career with three seasons with the New York Liberty from 2014-16.
Internationally, Cash won two gold medals as part of the 2004 and 2012 Olympic teams, and claimed gold in the FIBA World Championship in 2010.
Cash joins Geno Auriemma (class of 2006), Rebecca Lobo (2011), Jen Rizzotti (2013), Kara Wolters (2017) and Chris Dailey (2018) as the sixth person with UConn ties in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
With her playing career behind her, Cash became interested in the business side of basketball, joining the New York Liberty as the director of franchise development in 2017 before the Pelicans came calling. In her first year with New Orleans, Cash has been integral in helping young stars such as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson adjust to life in New Orleans.