A transfer from the University of Central Florida, Richards has been the starting outside hitter since she stepped foot on campus in the fall of 2017 for the Heat. In her first year, Richards was a starter and a key offensive cog that competed at the U SPORTS national championship in Quebec City last March.
Hailing from Assinboine, Sask., Richards was a finalist for the UBC Okanagan Female Athlete of the Year last season following 226 kills and 191 digs in Canada West play.
So far this season it has been much of the same for the product of Assinboine High School, as she has 215 kills so far this season.
Earlier this season she set a new career-high with 22 kills in a match against the Saskatchewan Huskies in her home province.
Richards is the rare athlete at UBC Okanagan who enjoys the Arts as much as the competition, she will graduate with her degree from UBC's Okanagan campus in Fine Arts.
Richards on the final game of her Heat career:
The ceremony honouring the players between the games: