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25 Shereesha Richards

2015-16:
• Top season in UAlbany history, earning Associated Press and WBCA Honorable Mention All-America
• Member of the Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 Team and 50 Watch List
• Became just second place to earn America East Player of the Year honors three years in a row
• Senior CLASS Award Candidate
• America East All-Conference First Team and America East All-Defensive Team
• America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player for third straight season
• Five-time America East Player of the Week and one-time member of the NCAAW Starting Five
• Set new UAlbany program single season records with 772 total points, 290 made field goals and 23.4 points per game
• Became the all-time UAlbany basketball leading scorer, women's or men's, standing with 2,440 total points
• Finishes UAlbany career with numerous program career records: points, career points average, 20+ point games, 30+ point games, double-doubles, double figure games, field goal %
• First player in UAlbany women's basketball history to surpass 2,000 points, second to surpass 1,00 rebounds
• Finished sixth in DI with 23.4 points per game, 17th in field goal percentage at 55.8%
• Member of the URI Tip-Off All-Tournament Team and Women of Troy Classic All-Tournament Team
• First in the America East in points per game, second in rebounding at 8.5 boards per game, second in field goal %, seventh in steals at 1.7 per game, ninth in free throw percentage at 73.6%
• Finished the year with 772 points, 282 rebounds, 56 steals and 35 assists
• 29 double figure games, 24 20+ point contests and 10 double-doubles on the year
• Shot 13-for-19 from the field for 31 points, eight rebounds and three steals in URI Tip-Off title game victory over Rhode Island (11/22)
• First double-double of the year with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four steals at Tennessee (11/27)
• Tied career-high 41 points, adding 14 rebounds in victory over UC Davis (12/18), following with 33 points and nine rebounds at USC (12/20)
• Surpassed 2,000-point mark with 25-point, 15-rebound performance in home victory over Vermont (1/9)
• 34 points, nine rebounds and four steals in home victory over Maine (1/16)
• 25 points and 13 rebounds in win over UMBC (2/3)
• Tied career-high 41 points in home win vs. UMass Lowell (2/25)
• Earned three 31+ point performances in the America East Tournament, including 31 points off 11-18 field goal shooting and 9-10 free throw shooting in title game victory vs. Maine (3/11)
• 14 points off 7-for-10 shooting in NCAA Tournament victory vs. Florida (3/18), following with 23 points and 14 rebounds in second round at Syracuse (3/20)

2014-15:
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Program's first-ever Division I All-American, being named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America
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Became UAlbany's all-time leading scorer with the highest scoring season in program history with 694 points, totaling 1,668 points
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First-ever UAlbany to be named to the Naismith Trophy 50 Watch List
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Earned America East Player of the Year for second-straight season plus America East Co-Defensive Player of the Year, America East All-Conference First Team and America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player
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NCAA Division I rankings: 7th in field goal % (58.3%), 17th in points per game (21.0), 42nd in steals per game (2.52), 75th in rebounds in game (8.8)
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America East leader in points per game, field goal percentage and rebounds per game, also second in steals per game
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Became the fastest UAlbany player to reach 1,000 points
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Scored in double digits all 33 games, setting a new program record for consecutive double-digit scoring games
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Earned 12 double-doubles, totaling 26 in her career
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Six-time America East Player of the Week, member of the NCAAW Starting Five on January 28th
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Tied for third-highest rebounding season in UAlbany history with 292, tied for seventh-highest season in steals with 83
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Tallied 694 points, 292 rebounds, 83 steals and 38 assists
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Earned season's first double-double with 27 points, off 10-16 shooting, and 14 rebounds in Preseason WNIT win at Penn State (11/16), program's first-ever victory over a Power Five opponent
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Added 21 points points and six rebounds at Western Kentucky (11/20), being named to the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team
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Scored 20 points off 9-12 shooting in Albany Cup victory at Siena (12/13)
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34 points, nine rebounds and three steals at North Carolina (12/30), following with 21 points, nine boards and four steals in conference-opening win at Maine (1/3)
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Career-high 17 field goals (out of 24 attempts) for 39 points and eight rebounds in home win vs. Hartford (1/25)
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31 points, eight rebounds and six steals at Vermont (1/29)
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Earned double-doubles in AE quarters and semis with 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. Vermont (3/7) and 20 points and 15 rebounds vs. UMBC (3/8)
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Scored 28 points and six rebounds in AE title game victory vs. Hartford (3/13)
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12 points and five rebounds in NCAA First Round game at Duke (3/20)

2013-14:
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Top season in UAlbany women's basketball history, setting numerous single season scoring records: total points (659), points per game (20.0), field goals (266), field goal % (.624) and rebounds for a sophomore (295)
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America East Player of the Year, America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, All-America East First Team and America East All-Defensive Team
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Set two UAlbany game records: Points in a game (41 @ Vermont, 1/9), points in a half (27 @ Vermont, 1/9) and made field goals in a game (17 @ Vermont, 1/9)
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Set new UAlbany career records: consecutive double-digit point games (25 from 11/8/13-2/11/14), 20+ point games (18 as of 2013-14 season) and double-doubles (13 as of 2013-14 season)
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Started all 33 games, serving as a team captain
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Shot 62.4% from the field (first in America East), standing first in the America East in points (20.0) and rebounds (8.9) per game and fifth in steals per game (2.0)
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Totaled 659 points, 295 rebounds and 67 steals
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Earned double-digit points in 30 games, including 16 games with at least 20 points
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Earned 13 double-doubles, including five in a row from 1/9-1/20
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Made 15 shots in 18 attempts for 32 points and 12 rebounds in win at Dartmouth (12/4)
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Career-high 18 rebounds, adding 23 points in victory at Hartford (1/16)
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Combined for 63 points and 22 rebounds in the America East Tournament, capped with 26 points, seven rebounds and four steals in title game win over Stony Brook (3/10)

2012-13:
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Played in all 31 games for the Great Danes
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America East Co-Rookie of the Year
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Top shooter in the conference with a 61% field goal percentage (121-198)
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11th in the America East with 5.9 rebounds a game (184 total), 14 in scoring with 10.2 points a game (315 total), adding 65 steals
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Started in her first collegiate game against Vermont (2/14), earning season-high 24 points
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Earned America East Conference Rookie of the week five times

High School: Three-year letterwinner in basketball at Atlantic Christian... Recorded 1,147 points in two seasons... Averaged double figures in points (20.6) and rebounds (12.1) while also finishing with 19 consecutive double-doubles as a junior... Led the Cougars to their first National Christian School Athletic Association Championship in 2010-11... Became the first female student-athlete to receive a Division I scholarship out of Atlantic Christian... Named Tri-State Christian Athletics Conference MVP for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

Personal: Majoring in criminal justice... Daughter of Leroy Richards and Sherene Campbell... Has two brothers, Christoper and Oshawn.

Career Highs:
Points: 41 (3x, last: vs. UMass Lowell, Feb. 25, 2016)
Field Goals: 19 (vs. UC Davis, Dec. 18, 2015)
Three-Point Field Goals: 1 (14x, last: vs. Vermont, Mar. 6, 2016)
Rebounds: 18 (@ Hartford, Jan. 12, 2014)
Assists: 5 (2x, last: @ Siena, Dec. 12, 2015)
Blocks: 2 (@ Vermont, Jan. 29, 2015)
Steals: 7 (vs. Canisius, Dec. 21, 2012)

CAREER STATISTICS 

Season

GP/GS

Min.

FGM-A

%

3PT-A

%

FT-A

%

RB

Avg

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2012-13

31/1

636

121-198

.611

1-4

.250

72-117

.615

184

5.9

12

51

3

65

315

10.2

2013-14

33/33

1072

266-426

.624

2-2

1.000

125-184

.679

295

8.9

27

70

8

67

659

20.0

2014-15

33/33

1098

264-453

.583

0-2

.000

166-224

.741

292

8.8

38

88

8

83

694

21.0

2015-16

33/33

1103

290-520

.558

11-41

.268

181-246

.736

282

8.5

35

66

7

56

772

23.4

Career

130/100

3909

941-1597

.589

14-49

.286

544-771

.706

1053

8.1

113

275

26

271

2440

18.8

Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rae Town, Jamaica
High School: Atlantic Christian (N.J.)
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