Karson Swogger

Name: Karson Swogger

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 15

Grade: Freshman

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Swogger scored 14 points in a District 6-AA first-round win over Mount Union and scored 23 points in a quarterfinal victory over Bishop McCort.

Season update: Swogger is averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.4 assists for the 22-2 Lady Devils.

Coach Jim Swaney’s quote: “We certainly knew she would be a huge part of what we wanted to do this year. In both the way she plays and handles herself, she’s a kid way beyond a freshman. She’s a very mature kid who has played an awful lot of basketball against good people. She’s certainly one of the big parts of what we hope to accomplish.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Mackereth

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”

Favorite food: Cherry crisp

Favorite song: “Burn” by Ellie Goulding

Outside interests: CORE training, swimming, running

Favorite professional team: Miami Heat

Favorite college team: Penn State and North Carolina

Pro athlete most admired: Skylar Diggins

Best athlete I ever played with: My sister, Bailey

Best athlete I ever competed against: Southern Fulton’s Macey Hollenshead

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My pap, Coach Swogger, and my dad [Jim].”

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Inter-County Conference and starting varsity as a freshman

How I got my start in basketball: “I remember my pap bought me a basketball when I was 5, and I loved it ever since.”

Future goal: “Getting a scholarship in basketball and becoming a physical therapist like my mom [Bree].”