Raven Richardson
Raven Richardson


Placentia, Calif.

High School:
El Dorado HS

Last College:
Yavapai CC







Red Raiders Head to Troy Cox Classic

Texas Tech opens three-day event at 10 a.m. CT Friday morning against Northern Colorado


Talley Pushes Red Raiders to 6-1 Victory Over Maryland

Texas Tech will face Washington at 3 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon


Nine Red Raiders Honored on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Texas Tech leads all Big 12 members with nine selections and three 4.00 GPAs


No. 24 Texas Tech Hangs On to Close Regular Season With 2-1 Victory

Red Raiders reach the 40-win mark for the second-straight season Monday afternoon


Kansas Rallies Late to Top No. 24 Texas Tech

Jayhawks put four runs across in the final two innings to take a 5-4 walk-off victory


SB: 2012 Highlight Video


SB: Texas A&M Highlights (Wed.)

Sandy James' grand slam in the sixth inning and Ashley Hamada's final out catch in right field secures the 8-6 win in the final Big 12 meeting between Texas Tech and Texas A&M.


SB: Texas Postgame Interviews & Highlights

Texas Tech head coach Shanon Hays, infielder Raven Richardson and pitcher Cara Custer talk about the 5-2 win over No. 5 Texas on Wednesday.


Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - Senior Day

Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State on Senior Day at Rocky Johnson Field


NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Harvard vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech Softball was eliminated from the Seattle Regional following a 2-0 victory by the Harvard Crimson on Saturday.


NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Washington vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders take on the Huskies in the winners bracket of the 2012 Seattle Regional.


NCAA Softball Seattle Regional: Maryland vs. Texas Tech

The Red Raiders defeated the Terrapins 6-1 in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament in Seattle, Wash.


NCAA Washington Regional (Thurs.)

Red Raiders go through practice for NCAA West Regional.

Raven Richardson Photo Gallery

Made a successful transition from first base to shortstop ... Academic All-Big 12 first team ... started and played in all 58 games ... started 56 of those at shortstop ... the other two came at first base ... finished the year with a team-leading .384 average ... also added power to her game with 10 home runs and 43 RBI ... recorded 13 multiple-hit and 15 multiple-RBI games ... committed nine errors on the year, with four of those coming in the Kajikawa Classic ... only had five errors in the final 50 games ... went 2-for-3 against Bradley with three runs scored and three RBI ... recorded a double and her first home run of the season against the Braves ... hit her first career grand slam against New Mexico on March 9 ... the four RBI game matched her career high ... also had four RBI a few days later against Alcorn State on March 12 ... went 2-for-2 with a run and three RBI against Colorado State ... also matched her career high with two walks in the game ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hitting .280 against conference pitching ... crushed two home runs and drove in four RBI as well ... homered to right field against Chelsea Thomas in the series opener against Missouri ... was the only hit Tech got in the game ... also homered against Iowa State in the series opener ... finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI against the Cyclones ... went 2-for-3 at the plate in the series opener at Texas A&M ... the two hits were the only two Tech would record against the Aggies ... AT NCAA TUCSON REGIONAL ... had the best regional of any Tech player at the plate ... finished 6-for-11 with three RBI, four runs scored and two home runs ... finished a single shy of the cycle in the elimination game against New Mexico State ... her three hits matched her career high ... gave Tech an early 2-0 lead in the game with her ninth home run of the season ... later tripled and scored during Tech's three-run fifth inning ... ended Arizona's shutout the following day with a solo home run in the fourth inning ... reached base in all four games.

One of Tech's regulars in the lineup as the primary first basemen ... appeared in all 56 games, starting in all but one game (against North Carolina Central - March 14 ) ... hit .272 at the plate with four home runs and 26 RBI ... also scored 31 runs and added nine doubles ... one of Tech's more patient hitters, drawing 19 walks ... recorded a .353 on-base percentage and .429 slugging percentage ... was 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts ... had eight multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI performances ... also played shortstop and third base in a few games ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... hit .154 while playing and starting in all 18 games ... added 2 RBI as well ... had a .241 on-base percentage ... started off the year with a 2-for-2 performance against Southern Utah, adding 2 RBI and a home run ... had an eight-game hit streak ranging from Feb. 13 against Oregon to Feb. 28 against UT-Arlington ... possibly had her biggest hit of the year against the Ducks, crushing a three-run home run in the top of the 7th inning in Tech's come-from-behind victory ... was 2-for-3 with a season-high 4 RBI against UMKC on Feb. 21 ... had three-straight 2-for-2 games at the plate against Jackson State on March 12 and North Carolina Central on March 12-13 ... AT NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL ... went 3-for-10 at the plate while driving in a run ... scored two runs in Tech's opening-round loss to Stanford ... lone RBI of the tournament came in the 6-3 victory over Stanford to push Tech to the championship game against Hawaii.

Games Played (Season) - 58 (2011)
Games Started (Season) - 58 (2011)
At-bats - 4, several times, last vs. New Mexico State, May 21, 2011
Runs - 3, vs. Bradley, Feb. 11, 2011
Hits - 3, twice, last vs. New Mexico State, May 21, 2011
RBI - 4, three times, last vs. Alcorn State, March 12, 2011
Doubles - 1, several times, last vs. New Mexico State, May 21, 2011
Triples - 1, three times, last vs. New Mexico State, May 21, 2011
Home Runs - 1, several times, last vs. New Mexico State, May 21, 2011
Walks - 2, twice, last vs. Colorado State, March 17, 2011
Strikeouts - 3, three times, last vs. Appalachian State, Feb. 13, 2011
Stolen Bases - 1, several times, last vs. Chattanooga, March 19, 2011
Hitting Streak - 10 Games (Feb. 13-26, 2011)

Played for Stacy Iveson's Yavapai College squad in 2009 ... appeared in 11 games and hit for a .371 average with 13 hits in 35 at bats, scored 9 runs for the eventual NJCAA national champions.

Competed in softball, basketball and track and field at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif. ... hit for a .345 average with a pair of home runs and a triple in her junior year and .394 in her senior year for the Golden Hawks and was highly rated as a MaxPrep student-athlete.

Mother is Michelle Richardson, a makeup artist ... has an older sister, Angel Rosa, and an older brother, Paul Craft ... public relations major who hopes to enter pursue sports law in hopes of becoming a sport's agent ... cites her most memorable sports achievement thus far as tying for 7th at ASA Gold Nationals in 18U competition.


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