Saint Francis (PA)
Women’s Basketball • 2001-05
Swink joins legendary Red Flash great Jess Zinobile as Saint Francis (PA) women’s basketball players who have been inducted into the NEC Hall of Fame. She won four NEC championships, played in four straight NCAA Tournaments and was part of teams that won a total of 88 games from 2001-05. Swink was voted NEC Player of the Year following the 2003-04 season and was a three-time first team All-NEC honoree. The Connellsville, PA product was also voted the 2001-02 NEC Rookie of the Year and earned NEC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in 2003 and 2005. She was tabbed to the NEC 25th Anniversary All-Time team back in 2006.
Swink’s 2,127 career points ranks second in school and NEC history, and her 957 rebounds is the third-highest total in Red Flash annals. Her 688 points in 2004-05 is third on the NEC single-season scoring chart, and she occupies three of top-seven spots on the NEC single-season field goal percentage list. Under the bright lights of March, Swink matched an NCAA Tournament record with 10-10 shooting performance from the field as part of a 28-point, 14-rebound performance against Purdue in a first round game on March 21, 2004. She also racked up 40 points in an NEC quarterfinal win over St. Francis (NY) on March 5, 2005 which remains the second-highest single-game total in the tourney history.
Off the court, Swink was twice honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Following graduation, Swink received a tryout with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun and went on to play overseas in the Swedish “A” League.