Softball



    25 Kim Richards  
    Kim Richards

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Warren Central

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Outfield

    B-T:
    R-R


    JUNIOR YEAR (2006)
    Played and started in 50 games in centerfield • carded 44 hits on the year, including 10 doubles and the second-most home runs on the team with nine • her home run effort helped propel Indiana to a school-record 40 homers on the season • Richards now stands at 13 career long balls, ranking her eighth all-time heading into her senior campaign • registered the second-most runs on the team with 22 • collected a team-leading 32 RBI • named tournament MVP at the Florida State Invitational, leading the Hoosiers to a 6-0 record en route to the Hoosiers' first tournament crown since 2004 • opened the season with a 3-for-4 effort against then No. 11-ranked Oklahoma on 2/17 • kicked off IU's FSU Invitational title run with a 3-for-4 effort against Tulsa in the Hoosiers' 6-4 victory • the performance included three runs scored, four RBI and a team-best two home runs in a single game in the outing • has two-or-more hits on 11 occasions • had two or more RBIs eight times, five of which were three or more • had an impressive day at the plate against Penn State, helping Indiana open the Big Ten season 3-1 with a 4-for-4 effort • the outing included a run, an RBI and one home run in the 4-0 victory • drove in four RBI in the Hoosiers' 12-4 run-rule victory over Iowa, IU's first win over the Hawkeyes since 1999 • went 2-for-4 with three runs and a home run in the performance • finished the season with two runs scored in IU's final three games in the NCAA Tournament.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005)
    Only Hoosier to start all 54 games, appearing in all of those in center field • finished the season at .234 with a homer, five RBI, a team-high 22 runs scored, 12 stolen bases and 11 doubles • led IU with 167 at-bats and was second on the team with 53 total bases and 39 hits • tied for second on the Hoosiers with eight multi-hit games • was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored against Southern at the Tiger Classic on 2/18 • posted a 3-for-3 performance with a double and a stolen base against Drake at the Holiday Inn-Select Tulsa Festival on 2/25 • posted a season-high five putouts against Ohio State on 4/30, a night where she had a 1-for-2 outing and one walk • tied for sixth in the Big Ten with six stolen bases in league play • named to the Big Ten All-Academic team • went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against then-No.9 Oklahoma on 3/15 • recorded a 3-for-4 game against Michigan State on 4/2 • her lone home run on 4/17 at Illinois was a leadoff shot, the first for the Hoosiers in two years • was IU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree for softball.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004)
    One of the top offensive players on the team, playing in all 63 contests with 62 starts • hit .283 with three home runs, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored • second on the team in runs scored and stolen bases (9-of-13) • top five on the Hoosiers in doubles, triples, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage • was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored against Indiana State on 3/24 • ended the year on a four-game hitting streak • finished the season 6-for her last 12 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored against conference foes Ohio State and Purdue.

    PREP
    Played four years of varsity softball at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis • two-time all-state and three-time Indianapolis Star Super Team selection • four-year all-conference and three-year all-county selection • named Marion County Player of the Year in 2003 • upon graduation, she held the Indiana state record for most defensive putouts in a season and finished as the all-time career hits leader at Warren Central • concluded her high school career in the top 10 in batting average, RBI, doubles and triples • member of the 2003 Indiana U-18 ASA State Championship team • also a four-year starter in volleyball and basketball.

    PERSONAL
    Born Kim Richards on Dec. 27, 1984 • majoring in physical education with a minor in heath • daughter of Edward and Patricia Richards • has three sisters, Debbie, Amy and Carrie, and four brothers, Steve, Scott, Jason and Kevin.

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