3  Heather Swayne
Heather Swayne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Wakefield HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
G


Notes: Co-host, with teammate Jessica Jackson,of the Catamount Student-Athlete Roundtable Podcast as well as the WCU Football Gameday radio staff for Power 90.5. As seen in article "Western Carolina Student Athletes Start Own Podast"at NCAANews.com and was also featured in espn.com article, written by Graham Hayes, Catamounts' podcast reaches Summittafter interviewing legendary Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt on their podcast - LISTEN HERE.

2008-09 (Junior): Co-host, with teammate Jessica Jackson, of the Catamount Student-Athlete Roundtable Podcast, as well as the WCU Football Gameday radio staff for Power 90.5. Featured in article "Western Carolina Student Athletes Start Own Podcast" at NCAANews.com, as well as ESPN.com feature story by Graham Hayes after the duo interviewing legendary Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt for their podcast ... Played in all 33 games and started three ... Scored in double figures six times ... Ranked first on the team in free throw percentage with 83.8 ... Continued her trend of consistently improving her scoring average going from 4.9 points as a sophomore to 5.6 as a junior ... Came off the bench to score 10 points in the win over Liberty ... Career-high five assists against UNC Asheville ... Earned first start of the season and connected on career-high three treys as well as had career-high three blocked shots against Wofford ... Career-high four steals vs. Furman (02/09) ... Tied career-high with five assists against Elon (02/16) ... Season-high 13 points against Chattanooga (02/21) ... Career-high 10 rebounds vs. Elon (03.07) ... Played season-high 27 minutes vs. College of Charleston (03/09).

2007-08 (Sophomore): Played in all 34 games and colleted one start against Wake Forest ... Scored in double figures four times ... Had career night in four overtime game with Elon having career bests in scoring (14) and rebounds (7) - also tied career-high with two blocks ... Tied her career-high of two blocks four times ... Connected on a career-high five free throws and tied career-high with two blocks in the two overtime game with Furman ... Doubled her scoring average from last season going from 2.0 points per game as a freshman to 4.9 points in her sophomore campaign ... Also had a season-high 95 rebounds and doubled her steal total (14) and tripled her block total (15).

2006-07 (Freshman): Saw action in all 34 games ... Named to the 2007 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Scored a career-high seven points three times ... Recorded her first career points on a free throw at the 3:37 mark of the first half against Eastern Kentucky (12/2) ... Scored her first career field goal off an offensive rebound at the 4:45 mark of the second half versus EKU ... Pulled down a career-best six rebounds in the win at Wofford (12/17) ... Helped seal the win at Furman (1/20) down the stretch by hitting two free throws inside the final minute ... Swiped a career-best two against Georgia Southern (2/12).

High School: A four-year varsity letter-winner who was the team captain of her Wakefield High squad during her senior season ... A three-time, All-CAP 7 conference performer which included being named the CAP 7 Player of the Year as a senior ... Earned four Academic all-conference honors at Wakefield High School, where she averaged nearly 12 points per game for her career ... In her final year as a prep, averaged 11.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shotting 44-percent from the field and 84-percent from the free throw line ... As a freshman, averaged a career-best 14 points per contest, backing it up a year later with a sophomore season that saw the shooting guard average a dozen ... Swayne was also a stand-out on the volleyball court, earning all-conference both her freshman and sophomore seasons, earning the co-Most Valuable Player award in the latter ... Off the court, was on the honor roll all four years and was a National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member as well as a North Carolina Scholar and earned the United States Army Reserve National Schloar Athlete Award as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Heather Michelle Swayne ... Daughter of Richard and the late Deby Swayne.

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