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 Stasha Richards 44
Stasha Richards
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
North Shore

Height:
5-11

Position:
F

Is the team's lone senior.

As a junior (2001-02): Moved into the starting lineup at the No. 3 spot after Chanelle Fox was lost for the season due to injury ... Started 10 games and appeared in 30 of the team?s 33 games ... Averaged 11.0 minutes, 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds a game ... Best game of the season was in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament against No. 11 Iowa State when she poured in 17 points, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... She was 6-of-9 from the floor against the Cyclones ... Hauled down a career-high 11 rebounds against Illinois-Chicago.

As a sophomore (2000-01): Appeared in 26 games, started two games this (UMKC & Colorado) ... Was moved from the No. 3 position to the No. 4 spot when Michelle Neely suffered a season-ending knee injury ... Averaged 5.2 minutes a game.

As a freshman (1999-00): Saw action in all 27 games as a freshman...Started in one (Iowa State)...Usually one of the first players off the bench...Scored in double figures six times...Averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 14.3 minutes a game...Best game of season was against Kansas State: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block...Scored a career-high 24 points against Colorado.

Before Baylor: Enjoyed a stellar career at North Shore High School under basketball coach Vivian Dancy...Scored over 1,000 points in prep career...Led team in scoring and rebounding en route to being named team MVP...Named first-team TABC All-State and first-team all-district...Joins former North Shore teammate Danielle Crockrom at Baylor...Averaged 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Stasha Melissa Richards...Nickname is Baby Bark (as in Charles Barkley)...Daughter of Dolores and Franchot Richards of Houston, Texas...Born Feb. 24, 1981 in Houston...Has an older sister Khaliah (26)...Cousins Darren Colvin and Alex Cox played football at Maryland and Virginia Tech, respectively...Majoring in social work...Plans on becoming a coach and opening a restaurant...Selected Baylor over Florida, Old Dominion and Iowa...Chose Baylor because of its family atmosphere...Hobbies include spending time with loved ones and reading romantic novels.

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