1  Princess Swilley
Princess Swilley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hazlehurst, Miss.

High School:
Hazlehurst

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/17/1982

Experience:
3L

Major:
sports psychology


2002-03:Suffered through the season with recurrent subluxation of her left shoulder, and opted not to redshirt despite constant pain?Successful surgery was performed on March 11, 2003 to repair the damage, and she made a full recovery with rehabilitation?Started 24 of her 27 games played as a junior, averaging a team-high 33.2 minutes per game?Second on the team in scoring with 10.2 points per contest?Ranked third in assists with 62, and second on the squad in steals with 47?Played 30 or more minutes in 20 games, including a career-high 42 minutes in overtime loss to Charlotte?Scored in double digits in 14 games?Placed her name in the record books after totaling nine steals against Southern Miss, ranking her third in school history?Hauled in a career-high nine rebounds against Houston?One of two Lady Tigers to record a positive assist-turnover ratio?Turned the ball over just 48 times in 896 minutes of action?Was 7-of-9 from the charity stripe against both Marquette and DePaul?Named C-USA Player of the Week on Jan. 27 after scoring 19 points and 17 points, respectively in wins over Marquette and DePaul? Received the Iron Tiger Award at the team banquet for her perseverance on the court despite her injury...Honored on the Tiger Academic 30 in the fall of 2002 with a 3.26 grade point average?Also a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club.

2001-02:Easily considered one of the most consistent players for the Lady Tigers the last two years...Ended the season on a 12-game double-digit scoring streak...Second on the team in scoring with an average of 12.8 points per game...Only missed start was against Saint Louis in which she was sick...Despite battling a stomach flu, she still played 28 minutes and scored 17 points against the Billikens...Led the squad in minutes played with an average of 31.5 per meeting...Played 40 minutes against UAB, and 39 minutes in four contests...Scored 10 or more points in all but five games as a sophomore...Leading guard rebounder, hauling in 2.9 boards per game...Grabbed a rebound in all but two games...Best game from the field was a 10-of-14 shooting effort against UAB...One of the top free-throw shooters on the squad, hitting 75 percent (69-of-92) of her shots from the charity stripe...Fourth on the squad in total rebounds with 81...Second of the team in steals with 51, and third in assists with 65...Named to Lady Tiger Classic all-tournament team after scoring 16 points and pulling down six boards in win over Kentucky in the championship game...Presented with the Hustle Award at the team banquet.

2000-01:Named to Conference USA all-freshman team after ranking as the fifth-best freshman scorer in the league?Averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game?Played in all but two games during the season, sitting out those two games because of a concussion suffered in practice?Was a 68 percent free-throw shooter, hitting 22 of 32 shots from the charity stripe?Scored 136 points and pulled down 43 rebounds in her first collegiate season?Ranked fourth on the squad in assists and steals with 40 and 38, respectively?Placed her name in the record books after recording the third-highest field-goal percentage in a game after hitting on 11 of 12 shots against UAB on Jan. 14?Also ranks third in school history with eight steals against UMKC on Dec. 20?Dished out at least one assist in the last 11 games?Started seven games at mid-season, and averaged 6.7 points per game in those contests?Best game was against UAB when she scored a career-high 24 points off an 11-of-12 effort from the field?Played 20 or more minutes in 13 games?Best games rebounding were against Marquette and USM when she hauled in five boards?Averaged 1.4 assists per game during the season?Recorded at least one steal in eight of the last 10 games?Scored in double digits in four games?.Honored with the Hustle Award at the team banquet following the season.

High School:Four-year letterwinner for Coach Lisa Powell...Named as a ?Dandy Dozen? pick as one of the top 12 players in Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger prior to her senior season...Recorded a career-high 34 points against Wilkinson County High School as a senior...Named the HHS Most Valuable Player in her final prep season after averaging 21 points a game...Averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game as a junior, leading her squad to the quarterfinals of the state tournament... Named all-state and all-district as well as to the Raymond all-tournament team as a junior...Helped lead HHS to a state championship as a sophomore ...Twice named the MVP of the Crystal Springs Tournament (Fr., So.)...Picked as the Rookie of the Year at HHS following a stellar freshman season ...Listed as an all-state honoree four straight seasons...Has also been named all-district and the best offensive player at Hazlehurst High School...She is dedicated in the classroom, as well, winning a National Science Award and being tabbed as the top underclassman in Mississippi...Also a member of the HHS softball team and garnered the Hustle award for softball as a sophomore and the Best Defensive award as a junior...Listed as a Who?s Who Among High School Students.

Personal:Born on August 17, 1982 in Hazlehurst, Miss. ... Daughter of Robert and Dorothy Lofton...Is majoring in sports psychology...Lists Ebony as her favorite magazine...Says John Q is a movie she could watch over and over...Lists her motto as ?you can do all things through Christ Jesus which strengthens you?...Her proudest moment was when she was named the C-USA Player of the Week...Admits that letting down those who love her is her biggest fear. Hopes to read the headline ?Lady Tiger Drafted to WNBA? one day in the paper.

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