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Meri Bennett-Swanson
Meri  Bennett-Swanson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Vernon Hills, Ill.

High School:
Vernon Hills

Height:
6-3

Position:
Forward

Major:
Political Science

06/09/2017

DePaul Athletics Celebrates Championship Class of 2017

Seniors led Blue Demons to six BIG EAST titles this season---the most in school history

04/12/2017

Blue Demons Celebrate an Unforgettable Season

January and Schulte Share Most Valuable Player honor at Tuesday night's festive awards banquet

02/26/2017

January's Triple-Double Leads DePaul Over Georgetown

The 79-70 win clinches fourth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season championship

02/25/2017

DePaul Battles Georgetown on Senior Day Sunday

No. 19/18 Blue Demons can clinch fourth-straight BIg EAST regular season title with win

02/22/2017

DePaul Bids Farewell to Four Fabulous Seniors

Meri Bennett-Swanson, Jacqui Grant, Jessica January and Brooke Schulte will be honored on Senior Day Sunday

03/05/2017

BIG EAST Quarterfinals vs. Seton Hall

Shots from DePaul's quarterfinal game vs. Seton Hall Sunday night.

01/24/2016

DePaul vs. Providence

DePaul topped Providence 96-50 on Sunday, Jan. 24. Following the win, the Blue Demons celebrated head Coach Doug Bruno's 600th win as DePaul's head coach.

10/29/2013

DePaul Women's Basketball

vs. St. Xavier

Career: Three-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team… honored with the Political Science Department Outstanding Senior Award... three-time recipient of DePaul’s Shirley Becker Academic Award… Pat Ewers Unsung Hero Award... one of four captains for the 2016-17 season.

2016-17 (Junior): Played in 23 games with one start... scored a career-high six points at Loyola... scored in seven games... matched career-high three rebounds in three games... notched season highs with three field goals and four attempts at Loyola... career-high three assists vs. No. 11/18 Syracuse.

2015-16 (Sophomore):
Appeared in 19 games… averaged 4.8 minutes per game with a season-high 16 minutes against Chicago State… scored four points against Southern Illinois and went 2-for-3 from the field… grabbed a career-best three rebounds against Chicago State… career-best three steals against Illinois State… also recorded steals against Chicago State and Providence… one assist against Xavier.

2014-15: 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 Numbers
Game-by-Game
Career Stats


Career Highs

Points: 6, at Loyola (12-18-16)
Rebounds: 3, x4 last UT Martin (12-20-16)
Assists: 3, Syracuse (11-27-16)
Steals: 3, Illinois State (12-05-15)
Blocks: 1, x8 last, Northern Iowa (03-17-17)
Field Goals: 3, at Loyola (12-18-16)
FG Attempts: 4, x2 last, at Loyola (12-18-16)
3-pt. FG: NA    
3-pt. FG Attempts: 1, x4 last Georgetown (02-26-17)
Free Throws: 2, 2x last, Seton Hall (02-05-17)
FT Attempts: 2, 3x last, Seton Hall (02-05-17)
Minutes: 16, Chicago State (11-24-15)

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