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Swintayla Cash (born on September 22, 1979) is an American Women's National Basketball Association player who plays for the Detroit Shock. 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.
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6'1" / 1.85 m
- College: University of Connecticut '02
- Team(s): Detroit Shock (WNBA), Springfield Spirit (NWBL)
Cash was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and raised by her mother, Cynthia. She holds basketball camps and clinics under her company, Swincash LLC, and is involved in charity events through the WNBA. She is normally called by her nickname, "Swin".
- All-American at the University of Connecticut (UConn)
- Won the NCAA National Championship with the UConn Huskies in 2000 and 2002
- Helped lead UConn to an undefeated 39-0 season in 2002
- Selected by the Detroit Shock in the 2002 WNBA Draft (second overall)
- Led the Detroit Shock to their first WNBA Championship title in 2003
- Played in the 2003 WNBA All-Star Game
- Won the gold medal with the U.S. women's basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games
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