Reanda Richards earned even more accolades on Wednesday, as she was named the Big Ten Track Athlete if the Year, as well as Freshman of the Year. The Roseland, N.J. native is the first from Rutgers to win either award and is the first to win both Big Ten honors in the same season since Erin Finn of Michigan did so in 2014.
It concludes a rookie Outdoor campaign in which she won six individual titles in the 400m hurdles, most notably the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA East Regional. Her winning time of 56.31 at the Regional was the second fastest in the country entering last weekend’s NCAA Championships. Richards finished in fourth place in the 400m hurdles national final in Austin, Texas, earning First Team All-American honors.
Congratulaions to Reanda Richards on a phenomenal freshman season and we look forward to the rest of her career on the banks.