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Meri Bennett-Swanson
Meri Bennett-Swanson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Vernon Hills, Ill.

High School:
Vernon Hills

Height:
6-3

Position:
Forward

04/15/2014

Women's Hoops Celebrates 2013-14

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

04/07/2014

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

01/30/2014

Freshmen Ready to Build on Proud Basketball Tradition

Combination of speed and size providing quality depth for Blue Demons

10/29/2013

DePaul Women's Basketball

vs. St. Xavier

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.