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      Houghton's Kelsie Richards commits to Finlandia

      Finlandia University women's basketball coach Terry Klemett has announced that Kelsie Richards of Houghton, Michigan has committed to continue her education and basketball career at Finlandia University in the 2014-2015 season.Richards, a 5'9" guard/forward, led the Gremlins to a 20-3 mark in her senior season, while averaging 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals per game. In her senior season she was also named to the West-Pac All-Conference 2nd Team, 2014 All-UP 2nd Team Class ABC, 2014 All-State Class B Honorable Mention, and the 2014 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) All-State Class B Honorable Mention. As a junior, Kelsie helped lead her team to a state Class C semi-final appearance along with being named to the West-Pac All-Conference 2nd Team, 2014 All-State Class C Honorable Mention, and the 2014 BCAM All-State Class C Honorable Mention."I cannot even begin to say how excited I am to have Kelsie part of our program," said Coach Klemett. "She played for a great high school program and is a proven winner. She is a fierce competitor, brings a tremendous work ethic and a high basketball IQ, and is an extremely talented all-around player," Klemett added.