Aggies scored highest season-opening total in Monday's NorCal meet
2005: Double USAG ALL-AMERICAN, placing 8th on vault (9.137), T3rd on floor (9.775) at nationals... Advanced to event championships after scoring 9.675 on vault, 9.775 on floor during team prelims... Scored 9.775-9.750-9.775 on floor during three-day USAG meet... Tied career floor best of 9.875 in home triangular with San Jose State and Alaska Anchorage... Also hit season-high 9.825 on beam in that meet, moving her into T8th on school's career highs list... Previous best had been 9.775 in home dual with Sacramento State... Earned first-team ALL-MPSF honors on beam with 9.605 RQS.
2004: Appeared in vault, beam and floor lineup in all 14 meets... Scored 9.800 or higher on floor four times in last seven meets, including season-high 9.875 at MPSF Championships and 9.825 during USAG team final... Scored 9.700 or better on beam in four straight meets, starting with season-best 9.775 at San Jose State... Had strong overall meet at Sacramento State, scoring season-high 9.700 on vault plus 9.725 on beam, 9.775 on floor.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Nevada Union HS in 2003.. State and regional qualifier for Rising Starz in Grass Valley... Finished 8th on vault at 2001 Level 10 regional.
PERSONAL: Born in Grass Valley, Calif.... Human development major... Parents are Robert Richards and Michelle Whatley... Has two siblings: Andrea (24) and Erik Whatley (9)... Says best athlete she's faced is Tiffany Chan, her teammate both at Rising Starz and at UC Davis.