Lady Bears Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith
2013-14: Played in 28 games overall and entered the starting lineup for the final five games of the season...Finished the year with 30 points and 54 rebounds in just of nine minutes of playing time per game...Added 11 steals and four assists while shooting 42 percent from the floor...Notched season highs for points (6) and minutes (19) in her first start, Feb. 27 at Southern Illinois...Corraled a season-high six rebounds at Bradley (Jan. 10), and had at least three boards on nine occasions...Scored five points and grabbed three rebounds at No. 7 Louisville (Dec. 3)...Made multiple field goals in three games, and shot 3-for-4 from the foul line in home contests against SIU (Feb. 2) and Loyola (Feb. 7).
Background: Swartz was a four-year starter for the Stanwood Spartans, helping her team improve its overall record each season...Averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks as a senior, leading Stanwood to a 25-3 record as a first-team all-Wesco North pick...Set a school record with 20 rebounds in a game that season and was selected to the Nike Washington vs. Oregon and Seattle Queens of the Hardwood all-star games...Swartz averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks per game as a junior, and 11 points and seven boards as a sophomore, earning all-area and all-academic awards each season...AAU team went 45-4 in 2012 and won the Fila Sixty-Four national tournament over the summer...Ranked as the nation's No. 62 forward according to ESPN's Hoopgurlz.com.
Personal: Rachel Swartz is the daughter of Alan and Margo Swartz...Born in Everett, Wash...Has one sister, Jaclyn...Planning a major in Communication Studies...Turned 19 in June.