CHARLOTTE, NC -- JWU Charlotte Volleyball Coach Callie Phillips announced that Jazmine Richardson is joining the team after transferring from the JWU North Miami. She will have two years of eligibility remaining. At JWU North Miami, the Hitter and Defensive Specialist was named team MVP her freshman year for the Wildcats under Coach James Exley. She appeared in each of the Wildcats' 56 matches over the last two seasons, making 25 starts. Her 210 total digs in 2018 and 2019 ranked her in among the teams' top 6. She recorded 35 blocks in 2019, 3rd best on the team.
"I chose the Charlotte campus because it's a unique campus with many new opportunities to explore," commented Richardson on her selection of Johnson & Wales Charlotte. "I'll be starting a completely new life with new experiences. I can't wait to make Charlotte my home." The Brunswick, GA native graduated from Glynn Academy, playing volleyball under Coach John Ricketts. In addition to Ricketts and Exley, Richardson also acknowledged her middle school coach Mike Davis and most recent coach at JWU North Miami, Matthew Geer, as influences in her development as a student-athlete.
Jazmine is the daughter of Jennifer and Jonathan Richardson Sr., and has a sister, Jenquetta Barnes, and brother, Jonathan Richardson Jr. She plans to major in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management.
"I'm excited that Jazmine has chosen to come to Charlotte to continue her studies," said Coach Phillips. "She can play multiple positions, and her attitude and energy will fit in nicely with our team. I can't wait to work with her and the team this season!"