Lady Paladin Graduate Cameron Swartz Completes Shortened Basketball Season at Boston College
Former Fellowship Christian School girls basketball standout Cameron Swartz completed her sophomore season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus, at Boston College this winter.
"It was a good season," said Swartz, who transferred to BC in the middle of her freshman campaign at the University of Colorado. "We played well. We reached the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, but lost to North Carolina State."
The NCAA called off the 2019-20 season before the NCAA Tournament selection show.
Swartz played in 30 games for the Lady Eagles in 2019-20, and made 19 starts with averages of 23.6 minutes, nine points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
In her first start for BC, Swartz scored 18 points, pulled down four rebounds and made two steals against St. Francis on Nov. 10. She finished 11-for-16 from the floor to notch a career-high 27 points and also recorded four steals in a victory over Tulane on Nov. 28. From Nov. 21-Dec. 4, Swartz had a five-game run of scoring in double-digits.
Swartz ranked fifth on the team in scoring, ranked third in three-point field goals (35) and was third with 56 assists.
"It was a lot different," Swartz said comparing the ACC to the PAC-12. "I never played any PAC-12 games, but the ACC is a very talented conference. There are a lot of good teams [in ACC]. Louisville and NC State are great. It's more of a guard game with lots of shooting out west, while the ACC is more inside out with more of a physical game. It was an adjustment for me."
Swartz is preparing for her junior season without knowing when she'll head back to Boston.
"It's hard because we haven't heard when we are going back," she said. "I have been working out and playing some pick up games with college players."
The 5-foot-11 guard belongs to the Shooter's Nest in Canton, lifts weights and works out regularly this summer.
Swartz, who has a dual major of applied psychology and communications, has found a home in Boston with the Lady Eagles program.
"Academic wise, BC was harder," she said. "They are very different schools and very different cities [the University of Colorado is in Boulder]. Our campus is secluded from the city of Boston, but it's really, really nice. I really like it here."
Making the NCAA Tournament this March is a goal for the Lady Eagles.
"From a team standpoint, we want to make the tournament," Swartz said. "I believe we can. That's always a goal. We want to prove were not just a small school from the northeast."
On a personal standpoint Swartz wants to improve her consistency, grow her confidence and show off her work ethic as an example to her teammates.Click here to view all Swartz' college and high school accolades.
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