Kristin Richards - Stanford University

11/28/2005

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Nov. 28, 2005

Kristin Richards - Stanford University
Sr., Outside Hitter, 6-0 (Orem, Utah - Timpanogos High School)


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Kristin Richards, a 6-0 senior outside hitter for fifth-ranked Stanford University (25-5, 14-4 Pacific-10), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Cardinal to two victories over nationally ranked opponents last week. She averaged 7.33 kills and 4.22 digs per game while attacking .328 against then-16th-ranked UCLA and then-13th-ranked Southern California. Richards charted 31 kills and 16 digs while hitting .367 in a four-game victory over UCLA on Nov. 25. She contributed a career-high 35 kills, 22 digs and a .288 attack percentage in a five-game win over Southern California on Nov. 26. Richards tallied an ace in both matches. She averages 5.51 points, 4.8 kills, 3.66 digs and 0.51 blocks per game this season while attacking at a .276 clip. Richards is the seventh Cardinal to receive the national honor for a total of nine certificates. The Stanford head coach is John Dunning.

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