October 3, 2023

Richardson Featured in Ultimate Subaru Spotlight

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program.  Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson at 540-654-2470 or lynne.richardson@umw.edu.

 Faculty Liaison’s Name:  Woody D. Richardson.Woody-Richardson-Pic

 Sport:  Volleyball.

 Years at UMW: Completed two beginning third year.

 Position/Title: Associate Professor (College of Business).

 What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly  describe your favorite memory playing or watching it.  Football:  Not my favorite memory, but certainly the most vivid was a 1-9 season with only 13 players on the team. We went 8-2 the next year.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? Pueblo’s Tex Mex Grill.

If you could pick one super power to have, what would it be and why? Sonar vision coupled with fish whispering to catch more fish.

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Horseshoes – it can be played with one hand for the horseshoe and the other holding a beverage.

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose? No Net Serves!

What does a great leader look like to you? Someone who displays initiative, acts with integrity, and is always unselfish in the pursuit of excellence.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? Wooden on Leadership (by John Wooden, legendary basketball coach for UCLA).

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? The secret to a long life is “no left turns!”

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be? Lee Trevino, Lou Gehrig, Red Pollard, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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