Richardson and Baughn Earn All-Academic Honors
Feb. 28, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. – The West Coast Conference released its 2014 All-Academic Women’s Basketball Team today and Pepperdine had two players honored. Bria Richardson was named to the first team and Grace Leah Baughn garnered honorable mention.
Richardson was one of 10 players in the conference named to the first team after earning a 3.34 GPA as a liberal arts major. Baughn was one of 16 players to earn honorable mention after posting a 3.51 GPA as a psychology major.
Richardson (Hawthorne, Calif./Serra HS) led the Waves and was top 5 in the conference in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game on the year before going down with injury. The junior point guard also averaged 3.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game while running the offense. Richardson garnered WCC Player of the Week honors earlier in the year after an incredible 44-point effort in a double overtime win against Santa Clara. Her 44 points scored were the second highest single-game total in both Pepperdine and WCC history.
Baughn (Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School) has played 15.2 minutes per contest this year, picking up six starts, and has averaged 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Her 15 made threes are good for third on the squad.
Both Baughn and Richardson earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll bronze honors last year as well.
Recipients of the WCC All-Academic award must own a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average based on the most recently completed term at the time of the nomination, be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing with at least one year in residence completed at the nominating institution.