Suffered three ACL injuries to her right knee, once during her freshman season, the second during the summer of 2004 and the third the summer of 2005... competed on the Big Ten Foreign All-Stars Team the summer of 2004.
2005-06 as a Red-Shirt Junior...
Did not compete due to injury.
2004-05 as a Junior...
Did not compete due to injury.
2003-04 as a Sophomore...
Started all 29 games at point guard... academic all-Big Ten selection... ranked fifth on the team in scoring (5.4), free throw percentage (39-51, .765), second in assists (85) and fourth in steals (27)... scored in double figures three times... dished out five or more assists six times... ranked 11th in the Big Ten in assists (2.93)... tallied eight points, three rebounds and collected a career-high four steals in win at Illinois... scored eight points, dished out three assists and tied a career high with four rebounds at Purdue... collected two steals and tied a career high with four rebounds vs. Penn State... registered six points, four assists and one steal in 20-point home win over No. 11 Minnesota... recorded nine points and tied a career high with four rebounds in win at Indiana... collected three assists and three rebounds and scored all six of her points in overtime win at Wisconsin... netted nine points and three assists in home loss to Purdue... dished out six assists and pulled down three rebounds vs. Ohio State... posted career highs in 3-pointers made (3) and attempted at Michigan State... scored nine points, including posting career highs in 3-pointers made (3) and attempted (7) and tied a career high with four rebounds in upset win at Michigan State... scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked one shot in won over Michigan... netted four points and tied a career high with four rebounds in home victory over Wisconsin... posted seven points and tied a career high with four rebounds in home win over Indiana... recorded five points on a career-high 5-6 from the free throw line and collected one assist at Missouri... tallied seven points, six assists and four rebounds in home win over Illinois... grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists vs. Creighton... netted three points, tied a career high with one block, dished out five assists and registered no turnovers in win over Drake... posted five points and three assists vs. Kansas State... registered five points, two steals and four rebounds at UNI... collected five points and three assists at Marquette... posted career highs in points (12), field goals attempted (10) and minutes played (43) in double overtime loss at Iowa State... tallied 10 points and dished out six assists in the FIU Thanksgiving Classic championship game vs. Florida International... posted five points, three rebounds and two steals vs. Saint Joseph's... registered 10 points, blocked a career high one shot and tied a career high with four rebounds and seven assists... scored eight points and collected three rebounds and three assists vs. Houston.
2002-03 as a Freshman...
Played in eight games... missed a majority of the season due to a torn ACL in her right knee suffered during Iowa's win over Denver on December 12... finished the season with 36 points (4.5 ppg), 13 rebounds (1.6 rpg) and 29 assists... posted season highs in points (11), rebounds (4), field goals made (5), field goals attempted (8) and minutes played vs. Iowa State... tallied seven points and seven assists vs. South Alabama... registered six points and two rebounds in 19 minutes of play vs. Northern Iowa... scored five points and recorded one steal vs. Charlotte... dished out six assists and tallied six points vs. IUPUI.
Two-time Nike all-American (2000, 2001) for Barrington High School... scored seven points in the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game... a third team Parade All-American her senior year... two-time Street & Smith Pre-Season All-American Honorable Mention (2000, 2001)... three-time IBCA and Champaign News Gazette all-State selection (2000, 2001, 2002)... two-time Chicago Tribune all-State selection (2001, 2002)... a Daily Herald all-Area selection all four years and a Pioneer Press and Chicago Sun Times all-Area selection her sophomore through senior seasons... named all-Conference all four years... named the Daily Herald Cook County Player of the Year her senior year... named the Mid Suburban League West Player of the Year as a senior... her high school's MVP all four years and team captain her junior and senior seasons... currently holds 11 school records, including career scoring (2,182) and assists (347) and single season scoring (671)... nominee for Ms. Illinois Basketball (2001, 2002)... played with current teammates Morgan Kasperek and Johanna Solverson on the four-time Illinois State Champion Illinois Hustle AAU Team that also advanced to the Final Four National AAU Tournament three times (1998, 1999 and 2000)... team captain all four years on the Illinois Hustle... an AAU all-American in 2000... also lettered in soccer and track... member of the National Honor Society... an Illinois State Scholar in 2002... honored with the University of Iowa National Scholars Award in 2002.
Parents - Tom and Mary Beth Richards
Brother - Jason
Major - Psychology and Communication Studies
Father and Mother - Both played basketball at Pittsburgh
Points: 12, at Iowa State, 12/3/03
Rebounds: 4, eight times, last vs. Penn State, 2/22/04
FGM: 5, vs. Iowa State, 12/4/02
FGA: 10, at Iowa State, 12/3/03
FTM: 5, twice, last at Missouri, 12/30/03
FTA: 6, at Missouri, 12/30/03
Assists: 7, two times, last vs. Butler, 11/21/03
Steals: 4, at Illinois, 2/29/04
Blocks: 1, five times, last vs. Michigan State, 3/5/04
Minutes: 43, at Iowa State, 12/3/03