Hometown – Olive Branch, MS
About me – I'm Shelby Richardson. I'm a Christian and God is number one in my life. He's my rock and without Him, I have nothing. I'm 17 years old and a senior at Center Hill High School in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Tennis is my number one passion! I've played tennis for about 4 years now and I have no idea why I didn't start sooner. I play all year round in different fall and spring tournaments, and for my school. My goal is to play at Ole Miss in college in a couple of years. My second passion is football. I love to play it and watch it. I look forward to football season every year. Ole Miss Rebels, New York Giants, and Indianapolis Colts are THE teams. I also love to watch the Florida Gators play, but only because of Tim Tebow, he's an inspiration to me in the faith that he has on the football field and off. I'm a country girl and I love to do anything outside whether it be hunting, fishing, mudding, riding four wheelers, or just playing sports. I have an amazing, wonderful, sweet, great, awesome boyfriend who is also my best friend, Zach Russell. He's shown me what love really is and I thank God every day for bringing Zach into my life. I'm blessed to be with him! We're getting married in the next year or so and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him. My best friends are always there for me: Kelsye Leonard, Megan Taylor, and Presleigh Taylor. I'm pretty outgoing, so get to know me :)
Dream job – Nurse
Superstition – I can't listen to football games on the radio because it seems like every time I do, the team I want to win ends up loosing. I pray before every tennis match. I also have a bracelet from Florida that I wear every match. One time I forgot to put it on,and I lost the match.hah.
Players – Eli and Peyton Manning- Two Hall of Fame bound quarterbacks; Larry Fitzgerald- the most amazing receiver I've ever seen, he catches EVERYTHING; Brandon Jacobs is bigger than almost every guy on the field, plus he can run the ball harder than anyone (forget Adrian Peterson...), and last but definately not least, Tim Tebow- my inspiration and hero. I've never seen a man that is as famous as he is love the Lord and assert his faith to the world like he does. Cute Christian quarterback...it don't get better than that!
Teams – New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Ole Miss Rebels.
Quote – "Never quit" - Chucky Mullins.
"When you play a bad point, get over it because you ain't getting it back. You can't sit there and stew about it because that bad point turns into a bad game, then a bad set, then a bad match and before you know it, you lost. Move on and focus on winning!" - Coach Billy Chadwick (Ole Miss men's tennis coach)
"If winning isn't everything, then why do we keep score?" - Vince Lombardi
Movies – We Are Marshall, Miracle, Pure Country, Sweet Home Alabama, 40 Year Old Virgin, Remember the Titans, Friday Night Lights, The Notebook
Music – Anything country (STRAIT and CHESNEY mainly), and some rock.
Video games – Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, Madden NFL and NCAA
TV shows – Friends, Dukes of Hazzard.