Richardson Named Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist

May 20, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior catcher Sean Richardson has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the 2005 Johnny Bench Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate catcher.

This season Richardson has caught 56 games for KU and is batting .298 with five home runs, 14 doubles and 38 RBI. Last season, the Vista, Calif., native earned second team All-Big 12 and team MVP honors after batting .332 and collecting 12 home runs and a team-leading 69 RBI.

The finalists for the 2005 Johnny Bench Award recipient will be announced on June 1.