September Walker of the Month: WNBA's Swin Cash – Athlete, Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist

Swin Cash, WNBA Player Chicago Sky, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Photo: Derek Blanks
Swin Cash, WNBA Player Chicago Sky, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Photo: Derek Blanks


Swin Cash – Athlete, Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist

[space] Photo: Derek Blanks [space]

One of the most decorated and accomplished women in all of professional sports, Swin Cash has made a name for herself as a dominate and powerful figure both on and off the court. During her UCONN Huskies days, she played on the NCAA Championship team in 2000 as well as the undefeated 2002 team and was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 2002. Since being drafted #2 in the WNBA, she has won three WNBA Championships, has been selected to the WNBA All-Star team five times, and earned two WNBA All-Star MVP awards. In addition to her two Olympic Gold medals, she’s won a FIBA World Championship. [space]

Swin is the founder of Swin Cash Enterprise, LLC, Cash Building Blocks, LP, and Cash For Kids, a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission “to motivate, educate, and elevate” kids with a particular focus on fitness. She received an honorary doctorate in Public Service from Washington & Jefferson College; is a two-time recipient of the WNBA Community Assist Award, the Dapper Dan award, and the History Makers Awardee, Heinz History Center; served as an Envoy for the U.S. State Department working with schools in Manchester and London; acted as a mentor for the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships and White House Fatherhood Initiative; received the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award and Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund – Trailblazer Award this summer; and was a finalist for the All Sports United – Humanitarian Award. [space]

Swin published her debut book earlier this year “Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold” chronicling her journey to the 2012 Olympics. She regularly serves as a commentator and analyst for ESPN, CBS, NBC and additional networks. [space]

Congratulations Swin on all that you do.  You are truly walking the legacy! [space]

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