Stephen Richards Athlete Profile

Stephen Richards

Positions: Individual Medley, Breaststroke Height: 6-0 Weight: 160 Class: Graduate Roster Years: 2010-2011 | 2013-2016 Hometown: McLean, VA Last School: Langley High School

Personal

  • Major is Public Health
  • Married Andrea in July of 2014


2010-2011 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in all seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • At the MWCC, he placed third in the 400 IM, ninth in the 200 IM and 11th in the 200 back
  • Received All-Conference honors for his performance in the 400 IM (3:55.93)
  • Ranked fourth in the conference for the 400 IM, 10th for the 200 IM and 14th in the 200 back
  • Ranked second for the Cougars in the 200 back and 400 IM as well as third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 50 back
  • Received the Academic All-Conference award as well as the MWC Scholar-Athlete award

2013-2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Placed second in the 200 IM (1:54.02) against Denver
  • Named MPSF/TURBO Male Athlete of the Week (Jan. 23)
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performances in 400 IM (3:53.26)

2014-2015 | Junior Year

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 IM (1:51.32) against UNLV
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 breast (57.13) against UNLV
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 IM (1:52.74) against Denver
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 breast (56.66) against Denver
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:05.22) against Denver
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 breast (57.17) againt Grand Canyon
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:05.25) against Grand Canyon
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 back (56.75) against Utah
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:04.04) against Utah
  • Named to All-MPSF First Team for performances in the 400 IM (3:50.51) and 200 breast (1:56.68)
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performance in the 200 IM (1:47.75)

2015-2016 | Senior Year

  • Competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breaststroke (1:04:46) and recorded a 110th finish. ( Jun 26- Jul 1)
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 200 (1:52.76) and 400 IM (4:04.80) at the Colorado Mesa Invite
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 400 IM (4:07.98) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay at the Pacific Invite
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 IM (1:54.67) and 100 breaststroke (57.79) against UNLV
  • Recorded a third-place finish in the 200 back (1:59.58) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay against Colorado Mesa
  • Contributed to a second-place finish and new BYU record in the 200 medley relay (1:27.42) at the Texas Invite
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:03.78), a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (57.16) and contributed to a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:31.04) against Grand Canyon
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 400 IM (4:01.67) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:30.22) against Denver/Minnesota
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (56.24) and 200 breaststroke (2:04.69) and contributed to a new pool record and first-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:29.05) against Utah
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke (1:58.01) and 400 IM (3:49.21) and contributed to a first-place finish, new school record and MPSF meet record in the 200 medley relay (1:26.51) at the MPSF Championships
  • Named First-Team All-MPSF in 200 medley relay,400 IM and 200 breast and was named Second-Team All-MPSF in 200 IM
  • Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:03.31) at the American Short Course Championships