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NEC recognizes Swogger for her work

Karson Swogger

From Mirror reports

LORETTO — Saint Francis junior guard Karson Swogger was named Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s basketball on Monday.

The nursing major holds a 3.79 GPA while also serving as a team captain for the Red Flash. Swogger was named third-team All-Conference for her performance this season.

“We are so happy for Karson receiving the NEC Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award,” SFU coach Keila Whittington said. “Karson works extremely hard in the classroom, and there is never a doubt how she is spending her time when she is not in the gym. Her focus and dedication to learning and making the highest possible grades in our outstanding nursing program is a testament to her desire to be the best in everything that she does.

“She not only leads our team by example on the basketball court, but this honor shows that she also leads by being the ultimate student-athlete. We are extremely proud of her efforts on and off the court!”

Swogger led the Red Flash in scoring this season with 11.5 ppg. She also paced the team in 3-pointers made (51) and was second for SFU in assists per game (2.5) and free throw percentage (84.7%).

The Bellwood-Antis graduate is the active career scoring leading for the team with 810 career points. Swogger scored a career-high 29 points in SFU’s win over Stetson on Nov. 16, 2019. She then matched that mark with 29 points in a victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Jan. 11, 2020.

Swogger shares the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award with Robert Morris senior Nneka Ezeigbo.

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