Kate Richardson Named CSTV Student-Athlete Of The Week
Jan. 10, 2005
New York, NY - UCLA gymnast Kate Richardson has been named the CSTV: College Sports Television Student-Athlete of the Week, personifying excellence both on and off the playing field. Richardson's honor was announced Thursday evening within CSTV's The 1 College Sports Show and will be featured on www.CollegeSports.com, the online component of CSTV, for the week. She is now in contention to win the CSTV Student-Athlete of the Month award, which is selected through votes cast by visitors to CSTV's CollegeSports.com Web site.
A Canadian resident, Richardson is a world-class athlete, competing for both UCLA and Canadian gymnastics teams. Richardson earned first-team All-American honors in the all-around, vault and bars and was a second team All-American on the beam last season while leading the Bruins to their second consecutive national title. She recorded 43 top three finishes, second-most on the team, and recorded six perfect tens on the season. Last season she was named a CoSIDA third-team Academic All-American after positing a 3.76 GPA in physiological studies.
For her country she has been just as impressive, becoming the first Canadian woman in history to qualify for event finals on the floor exercise at the 2004 games in Athens, placing seventh in the event. It wasn't Richardson's first international games appearance, she also made the Canadian Olympic team in 2000 and helped her team win the gold medal in gymnastics at the 1999 Pan-Am Games.
CSTV is a multi-media company that consists of the first-ever 24-hour college sports television network, College Sports TV; the leading college sports online network, CollegeSports.com; and the first ever 24-hour college sports radio network, SIRIUS College Sports Radio. Through its numerous platforms, CSTV provides more live college sports games, events, news, information, analysis and broadband content, and reaches more college sports fans, than any other company.
College Sports TV, voted the #1 emerging cable network in the 2003 Beta research study, televises regular season and championship event coverage from over 35 men's and women's sports across every major collegiate athletic conference as well as many select NCAA Championships. CSTV and the Mountain West Conference recently announced a fully integrated multi-media partnership, beginning in Fall 2006 that will deliver more games to more people in more homes across more sports than any other Conference partnership. College Sports TV currently has agreements with the top three national distributors - Comcast, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable, among others.
CollegeSports.com, the most-trafficked college sports Web site, and its network of nearly 160 official athletic sites are the number one online source for college sports broadband content, news, information, scores and analysis. SIRIUS College Sports Radio will broadcast a comprehensive package of college football and basketball games from teams in the Big 10, Big 12, Big East, Pac 10, and SEC conferences, as well as from Notre Dame.
CSTV was co-founded by President and CEO Brian Bedol, Chairman Steve Greenberg and Executive Vice President Chris Bevilacqua. Bedol and Greenberg co-founded Classic Sports Network, which they sold to ESPN. It is now ESPN Classic. Bevilacqua is a former senior executive with Nike Inc., where he headed the company's successful foray into the college market.