- 5' 6
- High School/Other
- Lord Tweedsmoir/Lake City C.C.
- Surrey, B.C.
2010: A second-team All-ACC selection as a junior … Started the season in center field, but a pair of shoulder injuries forced her to the designated player role … Had off-season shoulder surgery to repair the injury … Despite the setback, still batted .279 with five home runs and 31 RBI … Led the team with 13 doubles and also had two triples, 14 stolen bases and scored 20 runs … Drew 10 walks and had six sacrifice bunts … Recorded a team-high 13 multiple-hit games and also had seven multiple-RBI games … Had two doubles and four RBI against Bethune-Cookman.
2009: Started the first five games of the season and was showing real promise before sustaining a lateral dislocation of her left ankle in practice on Feb. 10 … Missed the rest of the season and could petition for a medical hardship waiver following her senior year for a sixth season of eligibility … Hit .333 in her brief time on the active roster with four hits, including a double … Stole a base and scored a run … Drew two walks and had six putouts from her center field position … Scored the lone run in Tech’s 1-0 win over Troy … Tried out for the Canadian National Team in the summer just days after getting cleared by doctors and made the developmental squad, but didn’t compete with the main team.
Lake City Community College: Transferred from Simon Fraser University in Canada, where she attended for one year but did not play softball … Played one season at Lake City Community College in Florida for Coach Donna Howard … Played in 51 games, picking up 64 hits for a .379 batting average … Had eight doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 30 RBI … Scored 45 runs and was 14-for-16 on stolen bases … Earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors … Her first two hits at the Florida NJCAA state tournament were home runs in consecutive at bats.
High School: Attended Lord Tweedsmoir Secondary … A member of the Canadian Junior National Team which competed at the World Championships in Enschede, Netherlands in the summer of 2007 … Was the leadoff batter for the Canadians, hitting .353 with two doubles, a triple and two runs scored … Also played in the Pan-American Qualifier … Lettered three times in volleyball, earning MVP honors twice … Also played soccer … Played travel ball for the White Rock Renegades for eight seasons … Earned top batter in Canada at Nationals, as well as an all-star right fielder in 2004 … Team won a gold medal at Provincials in both 2005 and 2006, earning a silver medal at Nationals in 2005.
Personal: Richelle Lee McGarva … Born March 28, 1988, in British Columbia, Canada … Daughter of Grant and Cindy McGarva … Has two brothers, Sean and Matt … Majoring in sociology