Shereesha Richards Named America East Conference Rookie of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- Shereesha Richards has been named the America East Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday after leading UAlbany to their fourth and fifth straight wins, as announced by the league office. 

Richards had a breakout game in the Great Danes' win over La Salle on Wednesday. The freshman forward came off the bench to score 17 points, going 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the free throw line. She also grabbed four rebounds and recorded three steals, one assist, and one block, in 22 minutes of action. In a win over Canisius on Saturday, Richards scored four points and grabbed two boards in eight minutes of action. For the week, she averaged 10.5 points, shooting at a 64.0 clip, and 3.0 rebounds.