Cardinal Capsule: Kristin Richards

Sept. 22, 2003

Kristin Richards

Sport: Volleyball
Year: Freshman
Height: 6-0
Events: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Orem, UT
High School:Timpanogos HS
Major: Undecided
Stanford Athletics Highlights:A 2003 graduate of Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah ... Four-year letterwinner ... Captained team her junior and senior seasons ... Four-time all-region selection ... Four-time all-state honoree ... '00 & '02 Region MVP ... '00 Student Sports National Sophomore of the Year ... '01 & '02 All-American ... '01 & '02 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2002 State MVP ... '03 National Gatorade Player of the Year ... '01 & '02 Academic all-region selection ... Led team to a state championship in 2002-03 ... Played club for the Players Volleyball Club.

Stanford volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because:
Because we have great team chemistry on and off the court.

For me to improve as a player I need to:
Work hard to be competitive at the higher level. Work on being completely consistent. Work on the mental and physical aspects of the game that are available to me.

The thing I like about sports is:
All the incredible people and friends that I have met by playing volleyball. The competition is something that I love and look forward to all the time.

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
Brigham Young University, because then I would get to see all of my family and my friends!

A friend from another college volleyball team:
Lauren Richards (my sister that plays at BYU).

Favorite midnight snack:
Saltines and airheads.

What makes Maples Pavilion so special:
The floor!! It is so bouncy, and it helps us all jump higher. We are lucky to have it!

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Macaroni and cheese, string cheese, otter pops, and of course, airheads.

Favorite T.V. show:
Malcom in the Middle.

My parents were right when they told me:
To believe in myself, follow my heart, and accomplish my dreams.

Favorite website:

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Jennifer Aniston.

Favorite non-volleyball activity:

My most prized possession is:
My wonderful family.

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
Rascal Flatts (Yes, I am a big fan of country!)

The best advice I ever received was:
Find something you love and work hard at it. Love those around you and make the most out of what you have been given.

Opponent you would most like to beat:

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
Ogonna Nnamani

Favorite actor:
Matthew McConaughey

Favorite actress:
Julia Roberts

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
Not the snow.

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
What it feels like to be part of such an amazing program and institution.

Ten years from now I hope to be:
Happily married with a family, doing something that I love.

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
The founding of the Mormon church...when Joseph Smith was in the sacred grove.

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remember as:
A hardworking athlete, and a good friend.

Favorite Food:
Italian...(Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden)

Least Favorite Food:
Either onions, sauerkraut or fish.

Favorite sport other than volleyball:

If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Travel the world.

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