Cassie Richardson enters her third season on varsity and fourth season in the USC program...in 2008 Richardson was named First Team All-Academic Pac-10...Richardson was a key to the varsity four boat in 2008, rowing out of the bow seat...helped varsity four finish third in the Pac-10 and receive a bronze medal...beat Stanford at the Stanford Invitational...out of the bow seat helped the Trojan varsity four beat UCLA... in 2007, rowed at the No. 5 seat in the Third Varsity Eight as a contributor in wins over LMU and for the Carley Copley Cup at the 2007 San Diego Crew Classic... rowed as the bow seat for the Varsity Four in victories at the Charles River Challenge and a third place bronze medal finish at the Pac-10 Championships... helped the Women of Troy earn its first Pac-10 Conference team championship in school history... rowed to a top finish in the petite final at the NCAA Championships for a seventh place finish overall... named to the 2007 Pac-10 Conference All-Academic First Team... in 2006, rowed at the No. 5 with the Novice Eight to begin the season and finished the season holding the No. 3 spot in the Varsity Four boat... rowed in both the Varsity Four and Novice Eight boats in the UCLA dual.
Cassie Jean Richardson was born in San Dimas, Calif.... A 2005 graduate of Yucaipa High in Yucaipa, Calif.... has one brother, Cory... lists oatmeal raisin cookies as her favorite thing to eat and Grey's Anatomy as her favorite TV show... writes news stories for Annenberg TV News, the USC campus news station... majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology... aspires to work in broadcasting or become a speech therapist.