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Shereesha Richards Earns Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American Honors 

UAlbany junior forward Shereesha Richards is the first Division Division I All-American in UAlbany women’s basketball history. (Photo by Paul Miller)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 01, 2015) – The Associated Press has announced University at Albany women’s basketball junior forward Shereesha Richards as an Honorable Mention All-American for the 2014-15 season.

Richards is the first Division I All-American in UAlbany women’s basketball history. Rainny Lesane was a Division III All-American in the 1985-86 season for the Great Danes.

Richards led UAlbany this season with double-digit scoring in all 33 of its contests, including 18 20-plus point games and 12 double-doubles. Entering the women’s Final Four, she stands seventh in all of Division I with a 58.3 field goal percentage and 17th with a 21 points per game average.

Behind the leadership of Richards, UAlbany won its fourth-consecutive America East title and berth into the NCAA Tournament with a 24-9 record. The 13th-seeded Great Danes nearly pulled off an historic upset over fourth-seeded Duke in the NCAA First Round, edged 54-52 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Richards was named America East Player of the Year for the second straight season and also named the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year. She earned additional honors including America East All-Conference First Team, America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, and Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team.

Richards is the only women who plays college basketball in New York to earn All-American recognition this season. She will return to UAlbany next season for her senior year in the 2015-16 season.

2014-15 Associated Press All-America Teams

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