Coming off her most consistent season, Jamee Swan has moved into the upper echelon of front court players in the Pac-12. She is a fiery, passionate forward that gives Colorado a solid post presence. She is a dynamic rebounder who has the strength to finish down low, but can also move to the outside and play with her face to the basket.
Career: Colorado’s active leader in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. She enters her senior year ranking sixth in blocks (126), 14th in double-doubles (10) and 17th in rebounds (577) on CU's all-time lists. With 866 points she is well on pace to become the 28th member of CU's 1,000 point club.
2014-15 (Junior): Earned honorable mention to the 2015 All-Pac-12 Conference team after leading Colorado in scoring (13.2 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg) and blocked shots (1.9 bpg). Her 62 blocked shots rank fifth on Colorado's single-season list. She shot 46.7 percent on the season and also led the Buffaloes in free throws made (101) and attempted (141) while ranking third in assists (60). Swan scored in double-figures a team-best 22 times including six of her last eight and 12 of her last 15. Swan also led the team with eight double-doubles and 10 double-digit rebounding games. In the Pac-12 Swan ranked second in blocks, fourth in offensive rebounds (3.2 orpg), sixth in overall rebounding, 12th in defensive rebounds (4.8 drpg), 13th in scoring and 15th in field goal percentage. She had three games with five blocks, standing as both career and team season highs (Long Beach State, USC and Washington State). Against Long Beach State (12/30), she established a career and team season high with 15 rebounds. Swan had 43 percent of Colorado's blocked shots as the Buffaloes total of 144 blocks is the fourth most in one season in team history. Swan reached the 20-point mark on five occasions, including a career-best 28-point performance at Washington State (1/25) a game in which she also set a personal best with 12 field goals made. She had a great overall weekend in the Pacific Northwest, scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best six assists at Washington (1/23). Swan averaged 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks during the Pac-12 Tournament. She had 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks in the first round win over USC (3/5). The next night she had 18 points, a game-high 13 rebounds, and two blocks in Colorado's upset win over No. 8/9 and top seeded Oregon State in the quarterfinals.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Led Colorado in both field-goal percentage (.505) and blocked shots (36) while ranking third in rebounding (5.3 rpg). On the Pac-12 Conference leaderboard, Swan was fifth in field-goal percentage, eighth in blocks (1.1 bpg) and 15th in offensive rebounds (2.4 orpg). She had 12 double-figure scoring games, and shot particularly well in those outings (76-of-128, 59.4 when in double figures). She shot 50 percent or better in 10 of those instances, including a 7-of-9 effort resulting in 16 points in the WNIT win over TCU (3/19). Swan netted a career-high 25 points in just 18 minutes in the home loss to Washington (2/14), hitting 9-of-12 from the field and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line. That career-best night was the middle game of a three-game stretch where she scored 53 points in just 54 minutes (at Oregon, Washington, Washington State). Swan recorded her second career double-double with 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds against No. 4 ranked Stanford (1/12). She had one other double-digit rebounding game, pulling down 10 in the Pac-12 Tournament first round win over UCLA (3/6). She had a memorable homecoming in Colorado’s come-from-behind overtime win at Arizona (2/23). Swan scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded a career- and team season-high six steals against the Wildcats. She also hit a short jumper with 0.9 seconds remaining which sent the game into overtime. Swan was only one of two Buffs (with Rachel Hargis) to appear in all 34 games. She logged eight starts, mostly coming in the early portion of the Pac-12 season.
2012-13 (Freshman): Swan led Colorado in field-goal accuracy at 45.5 percent (66-of-145) and ranked second in blocks (28) and fourth in rebounding (4.5 rpg). Her success from the field actually improved to 48.1 percent (39-of-81) during Pac-12 play and she was the team’s third-best rebounder during the league schedule (4.6 rpg). Swan appeared in all 32 games and logged one start which came in the second contest of her career. In that game at UMKC (11/18), she scored 14 points on 6-of-9 from the field with three rebounds. Swan wasn’t intimidated by the nation’s best. At No. 6/6 Stanford (1/27) she scored 14 points while recording a personal-best 7-of-9 performance from the field. She had an outstanding Pac-12 Tournament, averaging 10.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in games against Washington (3/8) and No. 4/4 ranked Stanford (3/9). Swan recorded her first career double-double with a personal-best 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds in the Pac-12 quarterfinal win over Washington. In all she scored in double-digits five times and grabbed double-digit rebounds on two occasions. Swan grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds in the home win over Utah (1/8), narrowly missing a double-double with eight points. She had a career-best four blocked shots in the NCAA Tournament game against Kansas (3/23).
High School: A 2012 graduate of Marana High School near Tucson, where she was highly regarded as the top prospect in the state of Arizona. She was ranked as the eighth best forward in the nation and the 38th best overall player by ESPN HoopGurlz. Swan averaged 20.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 3.0 steals as a senior, earning All-Southern Arizona, first team All-Division I, and Division I Player of the Year honors from the Tucson Citizen. A 2012 Sporting News honorable mention All-American, she had a double-double in all but one contest with game highs of 42 points and 19 rebounds. Despite missing 10 games of her senior season with an injury, Swan received honorable mention to the WBCA All-America team and was a McDonald’s All-America nominee. Swan averaged 19.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 4.1 blocked shots and 4.1 steals for the Tigers as a junior, earning first team All-Southern Arizona and Southern Arizona 4A1 Player of the Year honors from the Tucson Citizen. She was also the Arizona Daily Star Player of the Year and a member of the Class 4A All-State first team. Swan was a 2009-10 Class 4A All-State performer as a sophomore, averaging 21.5 points, 15.2 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game. Swan earned a total of 12 varsity letters at Marana, also participating in volleyball and track & field. She was the Arizona 2011 Division II state champion in the shot put. Swan played club basketball with the Arizona Elite out of Phoenix.
Academics: Swan is majoring in communication at CU. She was a three-year member of the Marana High School Student Council and kept a 3.1 GPA.
Personal: Born on Jan. 26, 1994, she is the daughter of Diane Swan. She has one younger brother, Ryan (18). Her mother Diane coached her in high school at Marana.