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HEATHER SWEDISH

Position: Guard 
Height: 5-5
Class: Junior 
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
High school: Avonworth 

Year  G-GS  FGs (Pct.) 3FGs Fts (Pct.)  Reb.  S Pts.  Avg. 
2007-08  27-27  51-169 (.302)  39-116  8-12 (.667)  66 (2.4)  92  34  149  5.5 
2008-09  25-21  38-120 (.317)  34-95  17-18 (.944)  57 (2.3)  46  26  127  5.1 
CAREER  52-48 89-289 (.308) 73-211 25-30 (.833) 123 (2.4) 138  7 60  276  5.3 

Profile: Swedish got most of the starts at point guard the last two years but figures to split time with newcomer April Austin this year. She has started all but four games in her career and has been a consistent perimeter threat. Swedish is a career 35-percent shooter from 3-point range and an 83-percent shooter from the foul line.

2008-09: Swedish led the Pioneers with 34 3-pointers last year. She shot 36 percent from long range and 94 percent from the line (17 of 18). She scored in double figures three times with a season high of 14 vs. SUNY-Canton.

2007-08: Started all 27 games as a freshman…averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 assists per game…tied for the team lead with 39 treys…had 15 points and nine assists vs. Carlow (Jan. 17) and made 5 of 9 3-pointers…scored 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting from long range vs. Hougthon (Feb. 1)…had a season-high 10 assists vs. Wilberforce (Nov. 27).

High school: A 2007 graduate of Avonworth High School…won four letters in basketball and started three years…was an a WPIAL all-section player…helped her team to the WPIAL title in 2005.

Personal: Born June 21, 1988…daughter of Joseph and Karen Swedish…majoring in secondary education mathematics.