Lions basketball adds Houghton’s Richards

Courtesy of Finlandia Athletics

Hancock, MI – Finlandia University women’s basketball coach Terry Klemett has announced that Kelsie Richards of Houghton, Michigan has committed to continue her education and basketball career at Finlandia University in the 2014-2015 season.

Richards, a 5’9” guard/forward, led the Gremlins to a 20-3 mark in her senior season, while averaging 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals per game. In her senior season she was also named to the West-Pac All-Conference 2^nd Team, 2014 All-UP 2^nd Team Class ABC, 2014 All-State Class B Honorable Mention, and the 2014 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) All-State Class B Honorable Mention. As a junior, Kelsie helped lead her team to a state Class C semi-final appearance along with being named to the West-Pac All-Conference 2nd Team, 2014 All-State Class C Honorable Mention, and the 2014 BCAM All-State Class C Honorable Mention.

“I cannot even begin to say how excited I am to have Kelsie part of our program,” said Coach Klemett. “She played for a great high school program and is a proven winner. She is a fierce competitor, brings a tremendous work ethic and a high basketball IQ, and is an extremely talented all-around player,” Klemett added.