Position
Not Available
Class
Senior
Hometown
Whitehaven, England ,
High School
Wyndham Comp. School
  • 2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Swam in 13 meets during her final season on the team and competed at the Southeastern Conference Championships for the third time in her career … Swam the team’s third-best time in the 100-yard butterfly (58.31) at the SEC Championships and also had the third-fastest mark in the 200-fly with a time of 2:05.69 which she swam at the Nike Cup Invitational … Had the third-fastest time in both the 200 and 400-yard individual medley, swimming the 200 in a time of 2:09.53 and finishing the 400 in 4:35.78 at the Nike Cup … Her time of 58.31 in the 100-fly was a career-best … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001-02)
Had another productive season for the Lady Tigers as she posted season top-five times in all three butterfly events as well as both the 200 and 400-yard individual medley … Swam the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 59.20 at the Nike Cup Invitational, which was the fifth-best time by a Lady Tiger all season … Also finished the 200-fly in a time of 2:04.77 at the Nike Cup … Placed 17th in the 200-yard IM at the Nike Cup with a time of 2:07.97 … Also finished 13th in the 400-yard IM at the meet with a time of 4:30.30 … Second in the 400 yard IM in the season-opener against Houston with a time of 4:43.19 … Finished second in the 200-yard butterfly against Arkansas with a time of 2:06.48 … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000-01)
Placed in the top 16 at the Southeastern Conference Championships in the 400-yard individual medley competition … Recorded the team’s fastest times of the season in both the 100 and 200-yard freestyle competitions … Finished the season with the Lady Tigers’ second-fastest times of the year in both the 200 and 400-yard individual medley events … One of the Lady Tigers’ most versatile swimmers in that she can compete in any event from the IM, butterfly, to the breaststroke … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1999-00)
Competed at the Southeastern Conference Championships as a freshman in both the 200 and 400-yard individual medley events as well as the 200-yard backstroke competition … Placed 16th in the 400-yard individual medley, 22nd in the 200-yard individual medley, and 25th in the 200 backstroke … Finished the season with the Lady Tigers’ second-fastest times in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.64), 200 breaststroke (2:25.44), 200-yard individual medley, and the 400-yard individual medley competitions … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Member of the Scottish National Team … Placed fifth at the English National Championships in the individual medley competition … Strong in both the butterfly and individual medley events.

PERSONAL
Born June 10, 1981 … Parents are David and Ann Richards … Majoring in kinesiology.

CHERE’S TOP TIMES
100-yard butterfly 58.31 2003 SEC Championships
100-yard breaststroke 1:05.95 2001 SEC Championships
200-yard breaststroke 2:21.75 2000 Nike Cup Invitational
200-yard individual medley 2:06.31 2001 SEC Championships
400-yard individual medley 4:26.39 2000 Purple & Gold Meet

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