Colorado women’s basketball coach JR Payne announced the signing of two student-athletes to the 2018 recruiting class. Cameron Swartz and Sirena “Peanut” Tuitele each signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday during the NCAA’s early signing period.
“We are so excited that Cam and Peanut are officially joining our Buff family today,” Payne said. “The truth is, they both felt like family from the moment they stepped foot on campus. Cam and Peanut embody everything that a coach wants in their program. They are hard-working gym rats, extremely selfless, great teammates and will be incredible Buffs for many years to come.”
Swartz is a 5-foot-11 guard from Marietta, Ga., where she is currently a senior at Fellowship Christian School. She averaged 24.1 points and 7.1 rebounds as a junior last season, while accumulating numerous accolades. She was named second-team all-state and first-team all-metro and all-region. She was also a first-team all-region honoree as a sophomore.
She is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN.
Swartz has also lettered in track, softball and soccer.
Tuitele is a 6-foot-1 forward from Chico, Calif., where she is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. She has been named all-state three times and was the most valuable player of the Northern Section in California. As a junior last season, she averaged 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, leading Pleasant Valley to a 22-7 record, including a perfect 10-0 in league play, and the third round of the state tournament. She has scored over 1,000 points in her career and has averaged over 14 points each of her three seasons on varsity.
She is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN, and ranked as the 14th-best forward in the nation.
Like Swartz, she is also a multi-sport athlete and was her high school’s leader in kills during the volleyball season.