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Lindsay Bright, formerly Lindsay Richardson, is the fifth volleyball player to be inducted into the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame.
Bright was a member of the volleyball team for four seasons from 1994-97. She saw action in 138 matches and 452 games in her career. She finished her career with 1,093 kills, one of just six players in the history of the program to reach 1,000 kills, on 2,796 kill attempts. She also tallied 159 aces, 1,072 digs, and 119 total blocks. She led the team to a 96-45 record, including a 38-4 mark her freshman season when the squad finished the Peach Belt Conference with a perfect 10-0 record. She helped the team to a 30-12 conference record during her four years.
When Bright ended her career, she owned the all-time records for digs and kill attempts, while ranking second in kills and aces. She remains in the Top 5 in all of those categories. She is fourth all-time in kills, kill attempts, and aces, and ranks third in digs.
She had arguably her best season as a senior in 1997, finishing with 351 kills with a .238 hitting percentage, 32 aces, and 255 digs. Her performance on and off the court enabled her to earn the Student-Athlete of the Year Award in 1998, an honor given out to the student-athlete that best exemplifies academics, athletics, and service at the University.
As a sophomore in 1995, she finished the season with 285 kills, 48 aces, and 403 digs to earn All-Conference honors. She also earned Peach Belt Player of the Week honors during the season.
In addition to her talent on the court, Bright was also a standout in the classroom. She was a four-time selection to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll. She also earned Second Team GTE Academic All-District honors in 1996. She graduated from the University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in education with a corporate fitness emphasis.
Currently, Bright lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband, David, a former player on the men's basketball team from 1992-96. The couple have a son, Jaden. She is a Paralegal Case Manager for the C. Daniel Pruitt Law Firm in Greenville and has been with the firm for four years. Previously, she was a manager at a local personal training facility for nearly six years.