Lauren Jackson, Swin Cash Selected to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Teammates from Seattle Storm’s 2010 WNBA Championship roster to be inducted on June 13

SEATTLE – The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that two members of Seattle’s 2010 WNBA Championship roster, Lauren Jackson and Swin Cash, were selected for induction into its Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

“We are thrilled for Lauren and Swin’s selection for induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” said Seattle Storm ownership. “Both are incredibly deserving of this high honor. The contributions made to the Storm team and the Storm organization are immeasurable but include WNBA championships, multiple All-Star and MVP honors and tremendous contributions to our Seattle community. We are incredibly fortunate to have had them as a part of the Seattle Storm organization and offer huge congratulations to them on this wonderful recognition.”

In 2019, Jackson and Cash were named to the Storm’s 20th anniversary roster.

Selected No. 1 overall by the Storm in the 2001 WNBA Draft at age 19, Jackson spent her entire 12-year WNBA career in Seattle. As a rookie, the Australian-born forward earned her first of seven WNBA All-Star selections. In 2003, Jackson averaged a league-high 21.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game and went on to claim MVP honors. The following season, she again paced the league in scoring and helped deliver the Storm its first WNBA title as the 2004 WNBA Finals MVP.

Jackson continued to collect accolades throughout her time in Seattle. She was named WNBA MVP for the second time in 2007 and also earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. In 2010, Jackson took home both regular-season and Finals MVP honors. The Storm’s all-time leader in rebounds and blocks, Jackson was a seven-time All-WNBA First Team selection. In 2016, the Storm retired Jackson’s No. 15 jersey, which remains the only number retired to be retired by the franchise.

Jackson’s contributions to the game of basketball extended beyond the WNBA, as she guided the Australian Women’s National Basketball Team to three Olympic silver medals (2000, 2004, 2008) and one Olympic bronze medal (2012).

Cash arrived in Seattle in 2008 via a trade that sent the No. 4 overall pick to the Detroit Shock. Reunited with her former Connecticut teammate, Sue Bird, she averaged double-digit points per game in each of her four seasons with the Storm. While in Seattle, Cash was twice selected to the WNBA All-Star Game and earned MVP honors in both 2009 and 2011. Her defensive contributions earned her 2011 All-Defensive Second Team honors.

A two-time NCAA champion at Connecticut and two-time WNBA Champion with the Shock, Cash reached the playoffs four times with the Storm. She averaging 16.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game to help the Storm sweep through the 2010 playoffs and capture the second title in franchise history.

On the international stage, Cash was also a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004, 2012) with the USA Women’s Basketball National Team.

Jackson and Cash are joined in the Class of 2020 by Debbie Brock (Veteran Player), Carol Callan (Contributor), Tamika Catchings (Player), Sue Donohoe (Contributor) and Carol Stiff (Contributor).

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will honor the 1980 United States Olympic Women’s Basketball Team as the recipient of the “Trailblazers of the Game” award that is given to teams or organizations for their contributions to the game of women’s basketball. The 1980 United States Olympic Women’s Basketball Team roster included the late Anne Donovan (Class of 1999), who served as head coach of the Seattle Storm from 2003-07.

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction of the Class of 2020 and recognition of the 2020 Trailblazers of the Game Award recipient will take place on June 13 in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information regarding tickets and ticket packages, please visit https://www.wbhof.com/.