November 24, 1998
BERKELEY - Genevieve Swedor, a 6-3 center from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M., has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Cal beginning with the 1999-2000 season, head coach Marianne Stanley announced today.
A native of Auvernier, Switzerland, Swedor led her team as a junior college freshman to an 18-12 record and the first round of the Region 5 playoffs. She earned honorable mention all-conference honors, averaging 11 points, 8.5 boards, 3 steals and 1.5 blocks. In the competitive Western Junior College Athletic Conference, Swedor averaged 16 points and 10 boards per game.
"We're excited Genevieve has signed with Cal," said Stanley. "We believe she is the quickest post player in the junior college ranks and nicely fits are up-tempo style of play.
"She's a hard-working player, who will just keep getting better and better."
Swedor joins senior Amber White, a 6-0 guard/forward from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif., as the fall early signees for the Bears. White led Narbonne to the CIF Division I state title (later overturned) as a junior, averaging 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.