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  Kristin Richards
Kristin Richards

Player Profile

Orem, UT

High School:


Outside Hitter



Urban Studies

Record Book (2003-06)
1. Career Digs - 1,597
1. Career Digs Per Game - 3.44
1. Single Season Digs (2004) - 502
3. Career Attacks - 4,350
3. Single Season Digs Per Game (2004) - 3.80
5. Career Attacks Per Game - 9.38
5. Career Kills Per Game - 3.92
5. Career Kills - 1,819
5. Single Match Kills (2005) - 35
T-5. Career Aces - 126
T-5. Single Season Games (2004) - 132
T-5. Single Match Digs (2004) - 28
6. Single Season Kills (2005) - 544
6. Single Season Kills Per Game (2005) - 4.90
6. Single Season Attacks (2004) - 1,229
6. Single Season Digs Per Game (2005) - 3.55
T-7. Career Aces Per Game - 0.27
T-7. Single Season Digs (2005) - 394
8. Single Season Attacks (2005) - 1,193
8. Single Season Attacks Per Game (2005) - 10.75
9. Career Games Played - 464
T-9. Single Match Kills (2005) - 31 (twice)
T-9. Single Match Digs (2006) - 26

Dunning On Richards: "Kristin has always been a very good player, but when we needed more from her at the end of last season she jumped up to a whole new level. She showed that she is one of the best players in the country. I am sure we will see her play at that level or higher this year."

2006 Season (Senior): Earned All-American Honorable Mention by Volleyball Magazine and was a Third Team honoree by the AVCA ... Named to the All-Pac-10 Team for the fourth-straight season ... Honored as the Pac-10 Player of the Week on October 9 for her efforts in Stanford's three-game sweep of California ... Owns the school record for digs with 1597 and stood second on the team with 350 on the year ... Ranks fifth all-time with 1819 career kills and stood second on the team with 397 kills (3.78 kills per game) ... Also ties for fifth all-time with 126 career aces, including 34 on the year to rank second on the squad ... Recorded double-digit kills in 25 of Stanford's 34 matches ... Tallied 11 kills, a career-high four aces and two blocks in Stanford's sweep of California (12/8) in the regional semifinal ... The next night, recorded 17 kills, one ace and a team-high 23 digs as the Cardinal topped Texas (12/9) in the regional final to advance to the Final Four ... Named to the All-Region Tournament Team ... Had 14 kills and 12 digs in the NCAA Final versus Nebraska ... In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, tallied 12 kills, two aces, 14 digs and two blocks as Stanford swept Sacramento State (12/2) ... Collected a season-high 22 kills and 17 digs in Stanford's five-game victory over Missouri (12/3) in the second round ... Collected a then season-high 21 kills at UCLA (10/13) as she earned a season-high 24 points, as well as 21 kills versus Washington State (11/25) on Senior Night ... Tallied a season-high 26 digs in a five-game victory at UCLA (10/13) ... Earned double-digit digs on 15 other occasions, including 20 digs at Arizona (10/28) ... Notched three aces against Arizona (9/29), Arizona State (9/30) and at UCLA (10/13) ... Recorded 56 blocks on the season, including 17 block solos ... Collected a season-high four blocks versus Santa Clara (9/14) and at California (11/3) ... Named to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge All-Tournament Team.

2006 Game-By-Game Statistics

2005 Season (Junior): First-Team AVCA All-American and ASICS/Volleyball All-American • Also named First-Team AVCA Pacific Region • Named to the All-Pac-10 First Team for a third-straight season • Finished first on the team in kills (544, 4.90 kpg, #3 in the Pac-10, #19 in the country) as a starter in 32 matches • Her 544 kills is sixth-best for a single season in school history • Posted 20 or more kills in each of her last eight matches • Named the AVCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week in leading Stanford to victories at UCLA (11/25/05) and USC (11/26/05) • Against the Bruins, tallied a then career-high 31 kills in 60 attempts (.367) along with 16 digs • Then at USC, collected career-highs in kills (35, #5 for single match in school history) and attempts (73) along with 22 digs • Produced 31 kills along with 16 digs at Washington State (11/4/05) • Tallied 29 kills against nationally-ranked Arizona (11/11/05) • Collected 22 kills (.357) against Syracuse (9/3/05) and against California (11/18/05) • Also had 20 kills (.607) against Washington State (10/7/05) and at Arizona (10/14/05) • Hit .272 for the season • Hit .611 (12-1-18) at New Hampshire (9/6/05), .607 (20-3-28) vs Washington State (10/7/05), and .600 (14-2-20) vs Marquette (9/9/05) • Second on the team in digs (394, 3.55 dpg, #10 in the Pac-10) • Her 394 digs is fifth-best for a single season in school history • Had a season-high 23 digs along against Arizona State (11/10/05) • Collected 21 digs against UC Santa Barbara (9/17/05) • In 23 of the 32 matches had ten or more digs • Named to the all-tournament team at the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase (Aug. 26-27), Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3), the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) and the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) • Has 1,422 career kills at Stanford, ninth-best in school history • Her 1,247 career digs is fifth-best in school history.

2004 Season (Sophomore): Played in 132 games • Volleyball Magazine All-American • NCAA Final Four All-Tournament selection • NCAA Regional All-Tournament choice • Pac-10 First Team selection • Named to the (NCAA) Green Bay Regional All-Tournament team • Named Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention • Averaged 3.68 kills and 3.80 digs per game • Collected 22 double-doubles, including seven in the last eleven matches • Notched a career-high 28 digs against Penn State (9/10/04) • Recorded a career-high 24 kills at Nevada (9/4/04) • Her 502 digs is a single season school record • Led the team in digs and was second in kills • Had a career-high five blocks against Nevada (9/4/04) and Arizona State (9/24/04) • Her 28 digs against Penn State (9/10/04) ties for fifth all-time at Stanford for a single match • Recorded 16 kills and 21 digs against Florida (12/4/04) • Tallied 14 kills and 17 digs against Texas (12/10/04) • Notched 14 kills and 22 digs against Washington (12/16/04) in the NCAA Final Four semifinals.

2003 Season (Freshman): Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year • NCAA Pacific Region Freshman of the Year • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year • All-Pac-10 selection • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team • Averaged 3.38 kills and 3.03 digs per game • Notched 19 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the year • Averaged 3.96 points per game • Averaged 4.30 kills and 4.60 digs in postseason play • Had a service ace in four of her last five matches • Posted a career-high five blocks on two occasions.

National Competition: A member of the United States team that competed at the 2005 World Grand Prix • A member of USA Volleyball's A2 program in 2003 • 2000 captain of the Youth National Team • Traveled to Switzerland with the National Team in `00 • Member of Junior National Team in 2001-02.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah • Captained her team during her junior and senior seasons • Four-time all-region selection and all-state honoree • 2000 & 2002 Region MVP • 2000 Student Sports National Sophomore of the Year • 2001 & 2002 All-American • 2001 & 2002 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year • The 2002 State MVP • 2003 National Gatorade Player of the Year • 2001 & 2002 Academic all-region selection • Led her team to a state championship in 2002-03 • Played club for the Players Volleyball Club, and helped her team win the 2002 Nationals • Voted MVP.

Cardinal Catalogue: Daughter of Dave and Lori Richards • Has one sister Lauren (23), and two brothers, Andrew (18) and Taylor (13) • Sister, Lauren, played volleyball at BYU and is now coaching at American University • Both her father and mother played volleyball at BYU • Father, Dave, also played on the U.S. National Team • Full name is Kristin Lynne Richards.

Kristin Richards - Career Highs
Kills: 35 at USC (11/26/05)
Attempts: 73 at USC (11/26/05)
Aces: 4 (3 times)
Digs: 28 vs Penn State (9/10/04)
Assists: 4 (4 times)
Blocks: 5 (4 times)

Getting To Know Kristin Richards

Nickname: K-rich
The best thing about Stanford is: The people
My favorite place on campus is: Our new locker room
Favorite Europe trip memory: Watching World Cup soccer (USA vs. Italy in Rome)
Ten years from now I hope to be: Happy with whatever I'm doing
My favorite class at Stanford: Italian
Favorite thing to do on an off day: Sleep in
Something people would be suprised to know about me: I've broken my nose five times
The place I would most like to visit: New Zealand
My favorite pre-game ritual: Hanging out with my teammates and watching Nji dance in the locker room
Earliest sporting memory: Playing for the Blackwidows (soccer team) and thinking I was the coolest six year old in the world
My greatest athletic moment was: It's a tie between beating Washington at Stanford sophomore season and winning a national championship
The athlete I admire most: Ogonna Nnamani. She's my hero. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: A lot about life and growing up; to appreceiate the litle things and also how to manage time between a sport that runs my life, lots of great friends and academics
Best book I have ever read: The Kite Runner or Da Vinci Code
Favorite Food: String cheese, saltines, Papa Johns and mint chocolate chip ice cream
Least Favorite Food: Seafood
My favorite movie: Miracle
My favorite TV show: Friends
My Favorite Actor/Favorite Actress: Denzel Washington/Julia Roberts
My ultimate Sportscenter highlight would be: Winning a gold medal
My favorite musical group: Fall Out Boy
The best advice I ever received was: Always be grateful
The person or people who have had the greatest influence on my career: The parentals
My advice to youngsters: Be grateful and be happy
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford, it would be: Cafe Rio
If I had one CD to listen to it would be: The punk mix my 12-year-old brother made for me
One wish I would make for the 21st century: World peace
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