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Cash, Catchings Honored By WNBA

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  Swin Cash of the Chicago Sky and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever were named the recipients of theWNBA’s  2013 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

  Catchings, who also won the award in 2010, becomes the fourth player to be honored multiple times, joining Kara Lawson (2012, 2009), Dawn Staley (2006, 1999), and Suzie McConnell Serio (2000, 1998).

  Three players tied for second place in this year’s voting, Alana Beard (Los Angeles Sparks), Armintie Herrington (Atlanta Dream), and Candice Wiggins (Tulsa Shock), each receiving four votes.

Cash, a three-time WNBA champion and 12-year veteran is deeply engaged in the Chicago area where she participates in numerous community events and speaking engagements. Through her Cash for Kids Foundation she works to inspire today’s youth through sports and other activities to motivate, educate, and elevate.  

 

 “From the day she arrived, Swin has been a vocal leader on and off the court” said Coach Pokey Chatman. “I can think of no one more deserving of this honor.  As successful as she has been on the court, Swin is equally respected for her extensive community outreach.”

 

  The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is presented each season to honor a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court – ethical behavior, fair play and integrity – the award is named for the late Kim Perrot, who helped guide the Houston Comets to their first two WNBA championships before passing away in August 1999, after a seven-month battle with cancer.

 

In honor of being named the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award co-winners, Cash and Catchings will each receive $5,000 and a specially-designed trophy from Tiffany & Co.  An additional $5,000 will be designated to the charity of her choice.

 


ESPN The Magazine: Swin Cash Talks Posing Nude And Her Cancer Scare

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As we told you last week, Swin Cash will be one of the athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine’s annual “Body Issue” in which there will be photos that don’t leave much to the imagination.

New York Mets rookie Matt Harvey, a Groton native, will also be in the issue.

In this interview with the magazine, Swin talks about her life – and a health scare that nearly ended her career in 2007.

Swin Cash, Matt Harvey To Appear In ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”

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The alumni of UConn women national champions continue to make its mark on the world of no fashion.

Swin Cash is set to join Diana Taurasi among the scores of professional and amateur athletes to pose for ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue.” This year’s edition hits the newsstands on July 12.

Also to appear is New York Mets rookie right-hander Matt Harvey, the former Connecticut schoolboy star.

 

Swin Cash To Sign Book At Big East Tournament

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Former UConn standout Swin Cash, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time WNBA champion, five-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP will host a signing for her first book, “Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold” at the 2013 Women’s Big East Fan Fest.

**10% of sales will go to Swin’s foundation “Cash for Kids”.

 March 10, 2013, 4:30 – 5:30 pm and it is open to the public.

It will be held at the XL Center‘s Hoopla Hangout Room located in the Atrium

Looking For Feedback: Sun Vs. UConn

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I seek your opinions, your thoughts, your insights about something I have been wondering about since the day I began covering both the UConn women and the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun four years ago.

I certainly can feel the enthusiasm my constituency has for the Huskies. I read your mail, I hear your voices, I monitor the debates you have on the Boneyard.

What I want to know, what I need to know, is whether your affection and interest in the players transfers once they become professionals.

What I mean is, are you as interested in what Tina Charles, Renee Montgomery, Kalana Greene, Asjha Jones and Jess Moore are doing with the Sun as you were when they played for Geno?

Are you as tuned into Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Charde Houston, Ketia Swanier and Svetlana Abrosimova now as you were when they were at UConn?

I’d like to know. I think the Connecticut Sun would like to know. I am certain the WNBA wants to know. Maybe even UConn cares. That I don’t know.

Please let me hear you.

Going To The 2012 Summer Olympics? Be A Part Of Our Coverage

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We’re looking for Connecticut people who are planning on attending the Olympic Games to be a part of our CT Olympic Fans Diary. Maybe you’re totally focused on Geno Auriemma and the UConn-laden women’s basketball team. Or maybe you’ll be parked at the track venue rooting on the likes of Donn Cabral or Duandre Barnaby. Rowing? We’ve got our fair share of state connections there, too. Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are, we’d like to hear from you.

All you have to do is send us one or more emails each day. Short and sweet … just a few sentences that can easily be sent via a mobile device. Tell us what you’ve seen or will see … on and off the playing fields. We’ll collect your dispatches and put them in a diary that will grow each day throughout the Games.

The Olympics are still more than a week away, but we’re trying to line folks up as soon as possible. If you’re interested, send us an email to sports@courant.com with the details of your trip and we’ll sign you up.

ESPN.Go.Com: Swin Cash As You’ve Never Seen Here [Parental Warning]

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Here is a very interesting video done by ESPN.com.go on former UConn forward Swin Cash, now playing for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and the 2012 Olympic team.

It is about how Swin stays in shape.

You will see in just how good a shape Swin is in.

Parents: Just a warning. You may need to do some explaining. Just saying.

Three Of A Kind For USA Basketball

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Where does it say in life’s blueprint that three friends, from the same basketball recruiting class, with diverse social backgrounds, divergent personalities and skills, would grow not only to be lifelong allies, but teammates on the same Olympic team, playing for the college coach they helped win two national championships for at UConn?

And that those three – Asjha Jones, Swin Cash and Sue Bird – would be just half of a six-player UConn contingent that will try to help USA Basketball and coach Geno Auriemma win the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in just two weeks.

“It will never happen again,” said UConn associate coach Chris Dailey.

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