Buckeye pair to train and compete with Team USA June 21-29
U.S. National Team Tryouts take place Feb. 20-22
Ohio State completes the 2014 season at 23-12
Ohio State improved to 17-8 overall and 8-5 in Big Ten play
Ohio State went on the road to continue winning streak
USA Volleyball: Selected to train and compete as a member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships from June 21-29 in New Orleans.
2014 (Junior Season): Played in 31 matches, including 22 starts in her first season as a Buckeye ... ranked second on the team with .90 blocks per set ... raised blocking average to 1.56/set during the NCAA Tournament ... posted season totals of 114 kills, a .260 attacking efficiency, 103 blocks (10s, 93a) ... attacked at a .324 clip (63-18-139) during Big Ten play ... garnered multiple blocks in 23 of 31 contests ... finest offensive performance came at Purdue (10/18), killing nine of 13 errorless attacks (.692).
2013 (Sophomore Season; at Middle Tennessee State): Received AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... also named to the AVCA South All-Region Team and All-Conference USA First Team ... appeared in all 114 sets for the Blue Raiders ... hit .414 for the season, placing her 13th nationally and tops in Conference USA, while leading a Blue Raider team that was 79th in the country in hitting percentage ... recorded a team-best 1.18 blocks per set, good for second in C-USA and 85th in the nation ... earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 23 after hitting .488 (24-4-41) with 1.33 blocks per set at the Mizzou Classic ... tallied a season-high 13 kills at Charlotte (Oct. 20) ... posted a season-best 10 blocks to lead a 15-block effort in a sweep of Alabama A&M (Sept. 14).
2012 (Freshman Season; at Middle Tennessee State): Played in 121 sets out of 123 ... led MTSU with 1.25 blocks per set and .315 hitting percentage ... hit .455 with six kills and seven blocks in a 3-2 win over Harvard on Aug. 31 ... had a career-high 11 blocks in five-set match at VCU on Sept. 3, adding five kills with a .571 hitting percentage ... recorded eight kills and six blocks against Miami on Sept. 15 ... hit .647 with 11 kills and eight blocks against South Alabama on Sept. 20 ... had nine kills and eight blocks in MTSU's 3-1 win at Louisiana on Sept. 29 ... hit .529 with 10 kills at UAB on Oct. 16 ... recorded 10 kills with a .368 hitting percentage against North Texas in the Sun Belt Tournament on Nov. 15.
Prior to Middle Tennessee State: Lettered three seasons for coach Andy Castle at Ypsilanti High School ... paced the team in kills and blocks as both a junior and a senior ... named to All-County team as a senior ... lettered in basketball as well ... also played club ball for head coach Irick Gardner and the Instant Replay Volleyball Club.
Personal: Daughter of D. Todd Richardson and Stacie Bolden-Richardson ... born on April 22, 1993 ... has two brothers, Derrick and Wyatt; and a sister, Payton ... majoring in sport industry.