Getting to Know You - Carolyn Swords

Have you been to Chicago before?

I have only been to Chicago for basketball. My freshman year we played Northwestern. Other than that I have just been in the OHare Airport waiting for a connection.

If you were not a professional athlete what would your profession be?

I enjoy spending time with and teaching kids and I love to be creative with crafts or writing, so possibly a teacher or advisor when I could do all these things I enjoy.

When did you start playing basketball? What other sports did you play growing up?

I started playing basketball when I was eight years old. I also played lacrosse, tennis, swimming, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, and softball.

Do you have a pet?

Our family has a yellow lab and this spring we are getting a puppy

If you could have a superpower what would it be?

I loved the Harry Potter books growing up and I would love to be able to apparate, which means to be able to travel instantaneously.

Do you play any musical instruments?

No I played piano a long time ago, I would like to take lessons again in the future.

If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would it be and why?

Amanda Bynes, she is so funny and it seems like she always has fun.

What interests do you have outside of basketball?

Spending time with family and friends, reading, painting, drawing

What is your favorite food?


Do you have a favorite movie / book?

Back to the Future and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Have you travelled internationally? Where?

In eighth grade I went to Montreal for a chorus trip. In college the team traveled to Cancun and the Bahamas for Thanksgiving tournaments.

When you retire what would you like your legacy to be?

Just as someone who played with heart and loved the game.