LSU record-breaking sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson announces she will go pro

LSU women’s track & field athlete and U.C. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association women’s track athlete of the year Sha’Carri Richardson will trade in her scholarship for a career.

Richarson announced Wednesday via Twitter that she will forgo her remaining NCAA eligibility to become a professional athlete.

Richardson flew into the record books last weekend at the NCAA Championship Track & Field Meet when she ran a 10.75-second 100-meter dash, breaking the women’s NCAA record.

The freshman phenom tallied 20 points for the Tigers in the meet after finishing second in the 200-meter sprint and the 4×100-meter relay.

Richardson joins fellow freshman and pole vaulting sensation Armand “Mondo” Duplantis to announce intentions to go pro in the week following the end of the track & field season.

Photo courtesy of LSU Sports Information

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Tyler Nunez was named Assistant Editor of Tiger Rag in September 2018. He covers LSU football and basketball and is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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