Swin Cash is a giant in the game of basketball. She has won at every level, and is one of the most decorated players in history, with collegiate, professional and Olympic titles. After winning two national championships at the University of Connecticut, she went on to win three WNBA Championships and two Olympic gold medals, all while making a name for herself off the court as an analyst and commentator, and a tremendous community ambassador.
Take a look back at just a few of the brightest moments from Swin’s legendary career.
Swin Cash helps lead the University of Connecticut to an undefeated 39-0 season and her second NCAA National Championship in 2002. She as named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament.
Bill Laimbeer and the Detroit Shock made Swin Cash the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft. She was one of four UConn Huskies selected that year, going right behind teammate Sue Bird.
Swin Cash helped lead the Detroit Shock to its first WNBA title in just her second professional season. She would not know it at the time, but it was the start of a dynastic run for the Shock who would win three titles, two with Cash.
Swin Cash was named to the U.S. Women’s Basketball National Team for the first time, and helped lead the United States to a perfect record and a third-straight gold Medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Three years after her first WNBA title, Cash and the Detroit Shock won a second time, bringing Detroit its second championship in 2006.
While missing action due to injury, Swin Cash did not sit idly by, instead she used her influence and platform as a global star to start the Cash for Kids Foundation, which has been going strong for 11 years, impacting kids in her hometown of McKeesport, Pa.
It was a new setting for Cash, but a similar result, as she won a third WNBA title, this time helping lead the Seattle Storm to a championship in 2012.
Eight years removed from her last Olympic appearance, Cash was able to work her way back to make the 2012 U.S. Women’s National Team, and she helped the team win its fifth-straight gold medal at the Summer Olympics in London.