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Daria Richards 11

Daria  Richards


Okemos, Michigan

High School:
Okemos H.S.





VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

Bears play three-set intrasquad match, showcasing 2016 team


Volleyball vs TCU 10/05/2016

VBall vs TCU

• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2017 (Sophomore):
Saw playing time in one match…Came in against UTSA but did not record any stats…In the classroom, earned Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List recognition…Was one of only three Bears to make both lists.

2016 (Freshman):
Appeared in 13 matches and made three starts…Totaled 12 kills in the middle, setting a career-high four kills vs. Prairie View A&M on Aug. 27 and against North Texas on Sept. 20…Tallied four blocks vs. Colorado State on Sept. 2…Posted three blocks in the team’s five-set win at Oklahoma on Nov. 19… Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team…Named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Baylor Dean’s List both fall and spring semesters.

High School: 

Two-sport standout in both volleyball and track at Okemos High School...Led by coach Jamie Ianni, helped Okemos to two Capital Area Athletic Conference championships...all-state in both volleyball and track...CAAC Scholar-Athlete Soph 79 selection...Regional champion in high jump, finishing fourth in the state...Three-time all-conference and all-region selection...Three-time CAAC All-Academic award recipient...Lansing State Journal Dream Team member...Michigan High School Sports Scene Magazine Dream Team member...Finished her high school career with 1,053 kills and 315 blocks over just three seasons...Improved her hitting percentage to .449 from her junior to senior season...Played club ball for Oakland Elite U17...Helped the squad to a third overall finish at AAU Nationals.

Daughter of Jeffrey and Leanne Richards...Older sister, Jess, is a member of the Michigan State women’s rowing team...Graduated in the top five percent of her class, earning a spot in the National Honor Society...Volunteered with a community service club and as a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Majoring in Political Science/Pre-Law...Hopes to pursue a career in political science or business...Enjoys playing violin, fishing, kayaking and being around animals.


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