Sports update July 2012: Richter drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

Former Bears basketball player Dylan Richter was selected by the Harlem Globetrotters in their sixth annual player draft.

Richter joined 2012 College Slam Dunk champion James Justice of Martin Methodist College; Slam Dunk semifinalist Bryan Narcisse of Clemson University; Division II All-American Stefan Bonneau of C.W. Post; three-time Olympic gold medalist in track & field Usain Bolt; and Iesha Davis, sister of No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Anthony Davis, as one of six draft picks.

Richter led Washington University to a 20-7 overall
mark as a senior and helped the Bears capture the 2012 University Athletic Association (UAA) title. WUSTL also made an appearance in the second round of the Division III NCAA tournament.

Richter, a honorable-mention all-America selection, started all 27 games for the Bears in the 2011-12 season and was fifth in the conference averaging 16.4 points per game.

The 2012 UAA Player of the Year also led the team and the conference with 75 three-pointers made.

Following his senior season, Richter picked up a pair of regional awards, earning first-team and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-midwest region selections.

Richter became the 20th member of the 1,000-point club after scoring 20 points Feb. 3 at the University of Rochester. He dropped in a career-best 33 points on nine three-pointers in a 99-88 win over No. 4 ranked Emory University Jan. 29.

Richter appeared in 102 career games and finished his collegiate career ranked sixth in WUSTL history in three-pointers made (152), and 19th on the all-time scoring list (1,112). He also competed in the 2012 NABC Reese’s Division III All-Star Game March 17 in Salem, Va.

Phillips highlights four academic all-America selections

Senior Elizabeth Phillips was named the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year Division III award winner for women’s track & field/cross country, leading four academic all-America selections for the men’s and women’s track & field/cross country teams.

Phillips became the first track & field/cross country academic all-America of the Year winner in WUSTL history. She is the sixth individual in any sport at the university to receive such honors, and the first since 2008.

Phillips, a first-team academic all-America honoree for the second consecutive year, was joined on the women’s first team by senior Erica Jackey.

Senior Tyler Jackson was named to the men’s academic all-America first team, while senior Michael Burnstein picked up second-team accolades.

Phillips, who graduated in May with a degree in biomedical engineering and a 4.0 GPA, became the first-ever three-time NCAA Elite 88/89 Award winner in any NCAA division and finished her career as the most decorated track & field student-athlete in school history.