Taylor Richards

#34 Taylor Richards

Pos. G
Ht. 6-0
Yr. So.
Hometown Doylestown, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Chippewa

2017-18: Played in 14 games as a freshman… Made her collegiate debut on Nov. 16 against IU Kokomo, playing eight minutes... Scored the first point of her collegiate career on a free throw against Liberty on Dec. 2... Made the first basket of her Valpo career on Dec. 15 against IU Northwest and finished the game 3-for-3 shooting with a season-high seven points including a 3-pointer… Pulled down two rebounds on Jan. 28 vs. Indiana State, her only multi-rebound game of the season.

Prep: Averaged 14 points, 4.5 assists, 3 steals and 3.5 rebounds per game during her senior year at Chippewa... Named the 2017 Wayne County Athletic League MVP, Northeast All-District co-MVP and all-Ohio First Team... Helped her team compile a 104-13 record during her four years of high school basketball, including a 55-1 mark in league play... Helped her team win league titles in all four seasons... Finished with 1,148 career points... As a junior, averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game... Finished her junior season with the most assists and best free-throw percentage on her team... Member of WCAL first team, OHSBCA District 4 First Team, NEO Inlands Division 3 honorable mention, All Daily Record second team and OHSBCA scholarship society.... Helped her team make the state final four during her sophomore season.

Personal: Parents are Tom and Jennie Richards... Has one brother, Trent... Born on Aug. 22, 1998... Mother Jennie ran track at Akron and father Tom ran track at Bowling Green. Brother Trent is currently a student at Akron... Majoring in health sciences with a minor in health care leadership... Was a straight “A” student from kindergarten through her senior year of high school.