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 Diamond Richardson
Diamond Richardson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
DeSoto, Texas

High School:
DeSoto

Height:
5-5

Position:
400

07/26/2012

Track Academics Honored by USTFCCCA

Baylor's men and women, along with 13 individuals earned all-academic honors

06/07/2012

TF Completes Second Day of NCAA Meet

Baylor's men's 4x400-meter relay failed to make the finals for the first time since 1979

06/04/2012

Track Set for NCAA Outdoor Championships

Baylor will have a total of 11 entries in the NCAA Outdoor Championships

05/25/2012

Track Qualifies Five at NCAA West Prelims

Baylor qualified five more entries to the NCAA Championship Finals site

05/24/2012

White Leads Track on First Day of NCAA West

Baylor qualified 10 of 13 entries on the day for the second round

• 2011 All-Big 12 Outdoors (400 Meters, 4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2011 All-Big 12 Indoors (400 Meters)
• 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team
• 2010 All-American Outdoors (4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2010 All-Big 12 Outdoors (400 Meters, 4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2010 All-Big 12 Indoors (400 Meter, 4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2010 NCAA Elite 88 Award
• 2010 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
• 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• 2009 All-American Outdoors (4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2009 All-Midwest Region (4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2009 All-Big 12 Outdoors (400 Meters)
• 2009 All-Big 12 Indoors (400 Meters, 4x400-Meter Relay)
• Six-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2011: Earned all-Big 12 honors both indoors and outdoors, while earning multiple academic honors...Earned all-conference honors with an eighth-place finish in 400 meters both indoors (54.24) and outdoors (53.66)...Won 400 meters at indoor Alex Wilson Invitational with time of 53.40...Placed second at indoor Texas A&M Conference Challenge to open season with time of 54.52...Had two third-place finishes in 400 meters outdoors, coming at Arizona State Invitational (53.51) and UTA Bobby Lane Invitational (53.73)...Earned Big 12 honors, helping 4x400-meter relay to third-place finish at conference outdoor championship with time of 3:34.05... Part of two winning 4x400-meter relays at Arizona State Invitational (3:36.83) and Michael Johnson/Dr Pepper Classic (4x440yd. - 3:38.43)...Ran opening leg on sixth-place team at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to earn berth to NCAA Championships...Ran second leg on Drake Relays champion 4x200-meter relay team with time of 1:33.08...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors and CoSIDA Academic All-District second-team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and fall Baylor Dean's List.

2010: Earned All-America honors outdoors, running third leg on sixth-place 4x100-meter relay team with time of 44.24 at NCAA Championships...Late season addition to 4x100m relay team that finished seventh at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds...Earned all-Big 12 honors outdoors, anchoring Baylor to third-place league finish with time of 3:33.66 and placing fourth in 400 meters with time of 54.03...Anchored 4x400m relay team to Drake Relays title with season-best time of 3:33.32...Earned all-Big 12 honors indoors, anchoring 4x400m relay to fifth-place league finish...Won 400 meters at indoor Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame with time of 53.88...Ran season-best in 400m at Texas Invite, clocking time of 52.71 to place fourth...Garnered multiple academic awards, including prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award, given to NCAA Championship competitor with highest GPA...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team and CoSIDA All-District Second Team honors...Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, spring and fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.

2009: Earned All-America honors in 4x400-meter relay running third leg on Baylor squad that finished third overall with time of 3:29.52...Anchored Lady Bears to runner-up finish at NCAA Midwest Regional in 4x400-meter relay...Anchored Baylor to second-straight Big 12 outdoor title in 4x400-meter relay...Earned All-Big 12 honors by finishing fifth overall with season-best time of 53.84 at conference meet...Recorded five regional qualifying marks in 400 meters on season...Clocked 24.00 in 200 meters to finish 18th at the Texas Invitational...During indoor season, finished fifth overall at Big 12 Indoor Championships with time of 54.59 in 400 meters to earn all-conference honors...Season-best time of 53.82 came in event preliminaries...Also earned All-Big 12 honors as anchor leg of Baylor's runner-up 4x400-meter relay squad.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coaches Brent Jones and June Villers at DeSoto High School...Led team to state championship as junior...Team won four-straight district and regional championships...Finished as state runner-up in 400 meters as senior with time of 54.05...Regional champion as senior in 400 meters with personal-best time of 53.78...Anchored 4x400-meter relay that set new regional record as senior...Placed sixth at Nike Outdoor Nationals in 400 meters to earn All-America honors...Graduated as salutatorian of graduating class...Served as community service chair of student council...Volunteered at DeSoto-area nursing homes and women's shelters...Holds personal-best times of 24.30 in 200 meters and 53.78 in 400 meters.

Personal: Full name is Diamond Marie Richardson...Born April 6, 1990, in Arlington, Texas...Daughter of Kenneth Richardson and Traci McNairy...Has a younger sister, Jade, and a younger brother, Eric...Majoring in business journalism.

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