2007 (Junior): Richards saw action in 50 games during the 2007 campaign during which she registered 66 total kills for an average of 1.32 per game. She recorded a career-high 11 kills against Georgetown (Oct. 5) after establishing a new collegiate-best 10 kills in the first match of the season at Iowa (Aug. 26). Richards tallied 218 total attacks, including a career-best 32 attacks at Iowa (Aug. 26). She tallied a season-best seven digs twice, at Iowa (Aug. 26) and against Houston Baptist (Sept. 15) totaling 50 on the season. Richards also recorded 15 blocks, while establishing and matching a career-high of three blocks three times.
2006 (at College of DuPage): Richards was a member of the College of DuPage volleyball team that finished second in Region IV in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
2005(at Dayton): Richards started six matches for the University of Dayton. She turned in a nine-kill, 16 dig performance against Duquesne and posted eight kills and 11 digs against Saint Louis. Richards helped lead her team to the 2005 Atlantic-10 Conference Championship with a 12-1 conference record.
Prior to Marquette: Richards was a member of the 2003 and 2004 State Championship teams at Wheaton St. Francis. She was co-captain 2003-2004 and earned academic all-conference honors. Richards was named most improved player in 2003 on a team that went 40-3 overall, undefeated in the conference and ranked no. 1by the Chicago Tribune.
Personal: Richards is the daughter of Stephen and Rita. She has two older brothers, James and Jonathan, and an older sister, Jennifer. Richards is a marketing major.