Ketia Swanier Biography

American basketball player

Naketia Marie "Ketia" Swanier (born August 10, 1986) is an American professional basketball player born in Columbus, Georgia. She most recently played the guard position for the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA.


  • 1 College career
  • 2 Connecticut statistics
  • 3 WNBA career
  • 4 Overseas career
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

College career

Swanier was the only freshman to open the season as UConn's starting point guard. She finished her career as the only player in UConn history to rank among the top 10 career leaders in games played, *ists and steals. Swanier won the inaugural Big East Sixth Man of the Year Award as a senior coming off the bench behind Renee Montgomery.

Connecticut statistics


WNBA career

Swanier was selected 12th overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2008 WNBA Draft. She played in 25 of 34 possible games, with 6 starts. She ranked 14th in the league in steals per 40 minutes (2.24). On June 1 Swanier was waived by the Connecticut Sun because of the 11-woman roster cuts. The next day she was signed by the Phoenix Mercury.

Overseas career

She is currently playing for KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec in Poland during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.

See also

  • 2008 WNBA Draft


    External links

    • WNBA Player Profile
    Ketia Swanier