Chicago Sky forward and former UConn basketball player Swin Cash is following in the footsteps of fellow Husky Diana Taurasi and baring all for ESPN The Magazine's 2013 Body Issue, to hit shelves Friday.
“I have played for gold medals, I have played for championships, and nothing compares to the nervousness that I feel right now,” Cash said during an ESPN interview before her photo shoot.
The 33-year-old WNBA forward left her jersey on the court to pose for the Body Issue's latest edition.
Cash said she was nervous but excited to step out and redefine herself.
“As women, why should we have limitations? Why should I just be limited to only being an athlete?” Cash told ESPN. “I’m breaking out of all those boxes that people tend to put athletes in.”
An All-American NCAA athlete, Cash played for UConn from 1998 to 2002, when she was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
During her time at UConn, Cash led the lady Huskies to national titles in 2000 and 2002.
As the number-two WNBA draft pick, she went on to play for the Detroit Shock, taking home the 2003 WNBA Championship. That year, Cash also played in the WNBA All-Star game.
She brought home Olympic gold medals in 2004 and 2012.
Cash was traded to the Seattle Storm in 2008 and went on to help secure the 2010 WNBA championship.
She went to the Chicago Sky in January 2012.
A native of McKeesport, Pa., Cash returned to her roots to found “Cash for Kids,” a charitable organization operating in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Chicago and China. The organization is designed to “motivate, educate and elevate” kids in need, according to the Cash for Kids website.
Cash is one of several athletes to be featured in the 2013 Body Issue. See ESPN's gallery here.