Katie Richards

Women's Volleyball
Class Sophomore Height 5'7"
Hometown Indianola, Wash.
High School North Kitsap (Poulsbo) Position Outside Hitter
Club Team Kitsap Juniors Major Undeclared


Freshman season (2007) - Started every match as a right-side hitter ... Second on the team in assists; also averaged 1.18 kills/game ... Playing in only her second college match, helped Whitman to a 3-0 win over Whitworth with eight digs and five kills ... Had a season-high eight kills in a 3-0 win over River College in which she served out the match after a 29-29 tie ... Had five kills, seven digs, two solo blocks, and a block assist in a tough loss to Webster.

Prep - Played two varsity seasons for coach Tim French and the Vikings at North Kitsap High ... Served as a senior co-captain and team MVP... Poulsbo Rotary Fall Scholar/Athlete Award ... Bremerton Athletics Roundtable Scholar/Athlete Award ... Also played five seasons for the Kitsap Juniors Volleyball Club (final season for coach Carl Pech).

Academics - Leaning toward a major in one of the sciences, possibly biology with a minor in French ... Completed Advanced Placement studies in history, biology, calculus, English and fourth-year French ... Outstanding Senior Award, Class of 2007 ... Held offices of president and secretary/treasurer in the Interact Club, a Rotary-sponsored youth program geared toward community service ... Member of the NK Leo Club, a youth program of the Lions Club in Poulsbo ... Traveled to Provence, France, in the spring of 2006, staying with the family of a pen-pal as part of her high school French studies ... National Honor Society ... North Kitsap's 2007 nominee as Washington State Scholar ... North Kitsap Honor Roll and Academic Letters 2004-2006 ... At Whitman, has served as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee member and volunteered at Sharpstein Elementary School reading to the students.

Personal - Katherine Elizabeth Richards was born on May 28, 1989, in Indianola, Wash. ... Daughter of Mary and Gerald Richards ... Older brother Andrew will be a senior this year at Whitman ... Has played piano for 13 years and performed Honors Piano Recitals for the Washington State Music Teachers Assn. in 2003, 2005 and 2007 ... Enjoys ceramics, swimming, boating, water skiing and tubing ... After Whitman, plans to serve in the Peace Corps in a French-speaking country (possibly in West Africa) before going to graduate school.

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