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Riley Richardson

6'2''
Height
Freshman
Class
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hometown
Cairine Wilson Secondary School
High School
Riley Richardson - Women's Rowing - Virginia Cavaliers

2022-23
• First-year class representative

Background
• Graduated from Cairine Wilson Secondary School (Capital Courts Academy) in 2022
• Rowed for Cairine Wilson Secondary School in 2022
• Rowed for the Ottawa Rowing Club from 2020-22
• Named an RBC Training Ground “Future Olympian” by RBCTG/Rowing Canada/Canadian Olympic Committee
• Named to Rowing Canada 2021 CANAMEX Squad
• Regional Athlete at the Ontario NextGen Performance Centre
• Placed first in the W1x U19 at the 2021 Head of the Rideau
• Finished first in the W4x U19 at the 2021 ERA Montreal
• Placed second in the W2x  U19 at the 2021 Head of the Trent
• Finished fourth in the W1x U19 at the 2022 Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championships
• Placed sixth in the  W1x U19 at the 2021 Head of the Trent
• Finished 10th in the W1x U19 at the 2021 Canadian National Rowing Championships
• Placed 10th in the women’s four for Canada at the 2022 World Rowing Under-19 Championships in Varese, Italy
– Earned the OSBA Sportsmanship of the Year Award in 2022
– Won OSBA basketball championship in 2022
– Received the 2021 House of Commons of Canada Award
– Received the 2020-21 Legislative Assembly of Ontario Award
– Received the 2020 Rotary Club Achievement Award
– Member of the Cairine Wilson Secondary School Honour Roll from 2020-22
– Earned the Cairine Wilson Secondary School Leadership/Link Award in 2022
– Named an Ontario Scholar in 2022
– Received the Ottawa Carleton District School Board Silver Medal Award in 2022
– Earned the Cairine Wilson Secondary School Commitment, Pride & Respect (CPR Award) in 2022

Personal
• Riley Morgan Richardson
• Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
• Daughter of Blair Richardson and Megan McVey
• Has one sister, Danika
• Mother, Megan, played volleyball and water polo at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario
• Father, Blair, played junior hockey and Division 1/2 rugby in NewZealand
• Enjoys hiking, running, biking, hanging out with friends and family, and getting involved in the community
– Coached a U13 girls basketball team during the pandemic
– Helped create a fundraiser, which raised over $10,000 to purchase reusable menstrual hygiene products for the Tazimond Foundation in Uganda
• Chose UVA for its outstanding program with amazing coaching, team atmosphere and academic programs
• Undeclared arts and sciences major