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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

09/08/2016

BIG EAST To Host Inaugural Transition Game Program

Women’s basketball players from across the league head to New York City for experiential weekend designed to assist with transition from student-athlete to emerging professional.

07/28/2016

BIG EAST Announces 2015-16 All-Academic Team

159 DePaul student-athletes earn league academic recognition

04/13/2016

Women's Hoops Celebrate a Sweet 16 Season

Jessica January, Chanise Jenkins and Megan Podkowa were named the team's MVP

02/02/2016

Blue Demons Evolving Right Before Our Eyes

DePaul coach Bruno redefines template to enhance changing team dynamic

12/05/2015

DePaul Sets McGrath-Phillips Arena Records in Win Over Illinois State

Blue Demons force 43 turnovers and record 26 steals in the victory

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

Demon Notes: Two-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team… three-time recipient of DePaul’s Shirley Becker Academic Award… one of four captains for the 2016-17 season.

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.

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Career Highs

Points: 4, x2 last Southern Illinois (11-13-15)
Rebounds: 3, Chicago State (11-24-15)
Assists: 1, x2 last Xavier (02-12-16)
Steals: 3, Illinois State (12-05-15)
Blocks: 1, x4 last, St. Bonaventure (11-15-15)
Field Goals: 2, x2 last 7, Southern Illinois (11-13-15)
FG Attempts: 4, Harvard (11-08-13)
3-pt. FG: NA    
3-pt. FG Attempts: 1, x2 last Xavier (02-12-16)
Free Throws: 2, at Villanova (02-05-16)
FT Attempts: 2, at Villanova (02-05-16)
Minutes: 16, Chicago State (11-24-15)

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