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Meri Bennett-Swanson
Meri  Bennett-Swanson


Vernon Hills, Ill.

High School:
Vernon Hills




Women's Hoops Celebrates 2014-15

Brittany Hrynko was named MVP at the team's annual banquet


BIG EAST Announces 2013-14 All-Academic Team

Over 2,000 student-athletes across 22 sports honored for academic success


Women's Hoops Celebrates 2013-14

Jasmine Penny named the team's MVP after leading the Blue Demons in scoring


Time for Blue Demons to Take One Final Bow

Inspiring play and NCAA Sweet 16 ride warmed up Blue Demon nation during a harsh, bitterly cold winter


Freshmen Ready to Build on Proud Basketball Tradition

Combination of speed and size providing quality depth for Blue Demons


DePaul Women's Basketball

vs. St. Xavier

2014-15 (Sophomore): Did not play. 

2013-14 (Freshman):
Appeared in 20 games including DePaul's NCAA Sweet 16 game against Texas A&M... season-best 13 minutes against Harvard... scored a season-high four points against Louisiana-Monroe... saw action in 10 BIG EAST Conference games.

High School: Played for coach Paul Brettner at Vernon Hills High School... graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker... finished career with 1,394 points, 718 rebounds and 280 blocks... led team to a 33-3 record as a senior, including conference, sectional and regional championships... VHHS Cougars went a combined 47-9 during her junior and senior seasons and finished as IBCA Class 3A State Runner-Up in both seasons... four-time All-North Suburban Conference performer... IBCA Class 3A All-State selection as a junior and senior... member of the National Honor Society... named an Advanced Placement Scholar with honors... first Division I recruit to come out of Vernon Hills High School.

Personal: Daughter of Shane Swanson and Susan Bennett... brother, Nathan... full name is Meredith... played oboe in high school and was an Illinois Music Educators All-State musician... both parents received music scholarships to the University of Iowa... father, Shane, played the trumpet, mother, Susan, played the flute... majoring in political science.

Career Highs
Points: 4, Louisiana-Monroe (Dec. 21, 2013)
Rebounds: 1, x6 last Butler (Feb. 22, 2014)
Assists: 1, Xavier (Jan. 1, 2014)
Blocked Shots: 1, x3 last, Butler (Feb. 22, 2014)
Field Goals: 2, Louisiana-Monroe (Dec. 21, 2013)
Field Goal Attempts: 4, Harvard (Nov. 8, 2013)
Minutes: 13, Harvard (Nov. 8, 2013)