Kristin Richards Tabbed Pac-10 Freshman Of The Year

Nov. 25, 2003

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford freshman outside hitter Kristin Richards has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Volleyball Freshman of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

Richards, an outside hitter from Orem, Utah, is second on Stanford averaging 3.17 kills and 2.80 digs. However, she improved those numbers in league play, averaging 3.43 kills and 3.01 digs in Pac-10 matches. She has posted 12 double-doubles on the season. Richards becomes the eighth Cardinal to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors.

Cardinal outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani (Normal, IL) and senior middle blocker Jennifer Harvey (Denver, CO) were named to the all-conference squad, along with Kristin Richards. Nnamani leads the team in kills this season, averaging 5.29 kpg while Harvey tops the team and conference in blocking with 1.52 bpg. Nnamani is a three-time selection to the all-conference squad while Harvey and Richards are first-time honorees.

USC senior outside hitter April Ross was named Pac-10 Conference Volleyball Player of the Year while California head coach Rich Feller was tabbed Coach of the Year.

2003 All-Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Team
Emily Adams, USC
Toni Anderson, USC
Keao Burdine, USC
Bibiana Candelas, USC
Heather Cullen, UCLA
Kim Glass, ARIZ
Jennifer Harvey, STAN
Mia Jerkov, CAL
Brynn Murphy, UCLA
Ogonna Nnamani, STAN
Kristin Richards, STAN
April Ross, USC
Sanja Tomasevic, WASH
Chrissie Zartman, UCLA

Honorable Mention: Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Zanda Bautre, WSU; Kara Bjorklund, WASH; Laura Collins, OSU; Nicole Davis, USC; Natalie Harris, ASU; Bre Ladd, ARIZ; Allison Lawrence, OSU; Candace Lee, WASH; Camille Leffal, CAL; Krystal McFarland, UCLA; Darla Myhre, WASH; Katie Olsovsky, USC; Brittany Ringel, UCLA; Courtney Thompson, WASH.

2003 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
Kristen Carlson, WSU
Samantha Carter, CAL
Colby Lyman, UCLA
Sarah Mason, ORE
Kristin Richards, STAN
Courtney Thompson, WASH
Jennifer Todd, WSU

Honorable Mention: Kristina Baum, ARIZ; Stephanie Butkus, ARIZ; Jillian Davis, CAL; Amanda Fox, CAL; Kimi Freeburg, USC; Becky Green, UCLA.

Pac-10 Player of the Year: April Ross, USC
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Kristin Richards, STAN
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Rich Feller, CAL

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