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25 Shereesha Richards

2014-15:

  • Program's first-ever Division I All-American, being named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America
  • Became UAlbany's all-time leading scorer with the highest scoring season in program history with 694 points, totaling 1,668 points
  • First-ever UAlbany to be named to the Naismith Trophy 50 Watch List
  • 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
  • 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)
  • America East leader in points per game, field goal percentage and rebounds per game, also second in steals per game
  • Became the fastest UAlbany player to reach 1,000 points
  • Scored in double digits all 33 games, setting a new program record for consecutive double-digit scoring games
  • Earned 12 double-doubles, totaling 26 in her career
  • Six-time America East Player of the Week, member of the NCAAW Starting Five on January 28th
  • Tied for third-highest rebounding season in UAlbany history with 292, tied for seventh-highest season in steals with 83
  • Tallied 694 points, 292 rebounds, 83 steals and 38 assists
  • 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
  • Added 21 points points and six rebounds at Western Kentucky (11/20), being named to the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team
  • Scored 20 points off 9-12 shooting in Albany Cup victory at Siena (12/13)
  • 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)
  • Career-high 17 field goals (out of 24 attempts) for 39 points and eight rebounds in home win vs. Hartford (1/25)
  • 31 points, eight rebounds and six steals at Vermont (1/29)
  • 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)
  • Scored 28 points and six rebounds in AE title game victory vs. Hartford (3/13)
  • 12 points and five rebounds in NCAA First Round game at Duke (3/20)

2013-14:

  • 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)
  • America East Player of the Year, America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, All-America East First Team and America East All-Defensive Team
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Started all 33 games, serving as a team captain
  • 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)
  • Totaled 659 points, 295 rebounds and 67 steals
  • Earned double-digit points in 30 games, including 16 games with at least 20 points
  • Earned 13 double-doubles, including five in a row from 1/9-1/20
  • Made 15 shots in 18 attempts for 32 points and 12 rebounds in win at Dartmouth (12/4)
  • Career-high 18 rebounds, adding 23 points in victory at Hartford (1/16)
  • 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:

  • Played in all 31 games for the Great Danes
  • America East Co-Rookie of the Year
  • Top shooter in the conference with a 61% field goal percentage (121-198)
  • 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
  • Started in her first collegiate game against Vermont (2/14), earning season-high 24 points
  • 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... Born Jan. 25, 1993. 

Career Highs:
Points: 41 (@ Vermont, Jan. 9, 2014)
Field Goals: 17 (2x, last: vs. Hartford, Jan. 25, 2015)
Three-Point Field Goals: 1 (3x, last: vs. Maine, Jan. 18, 2014)
Rebounds: 18 (@ Hartford, Jan. 12, 2014)
Assists: 4 (vs. UMBC, Jan. 28, 2014)
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

Career

97-67

2806

651-1077

.605

3-8

.375

363-525

.691

771

7.9

78

209

19

215

1668

17.2

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