Richards named player of the week
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sophomore Julie Richards was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division player of the week, the conference announced Tuesday.
Richards, a graduate of Doherty High School, broke the UCCS single-game record for blocked shots (nine) in Saturday's 69-55 home win over Adams State. Richards also held the previous record, which she set on Dec. 12 with eight blocks against Colorado Christian.
In three Mountain Lion victories (2-0 RMAC), including a 41-38 win against Fort Lewis, the 6-foot-2 center totaled 35 points (11.7 ppg), 22 rebounds (7.3 rpg), 11 blocked shots (3.7 bpg) and two steals. Richards was 15-of-25 (.600) from the floor and 4-of-6 (.667) from the free throw line.
Despite averaging only 18.1 minutes, Richards is leading the RMAC in blocked shots with 2.47 per game.
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