Dot Richardson is a physician and former two-time gold medal-winning Olympian, right-handed softball shortstop, originally from Orlando, Florida.In early 1975, at the age of 13, Dot was a member of the Orlando Rebels in the ASA (Amateur Softball Association of America).
She became the youngest player ever to play in the ASA Women's Major Fast-Pitch National Championships. After graduating from Colonial High School in Orlando, Richardson played for Western Illinois, before transferring to UCLA, where she played for the UCLA Bruins from 1980 to 1984. Richardson and her teammates won the inaugural NCAA Division I National Championship in 1982. WHile working on her physcian's defree, she took a one-year leave of absence to participate in the 1996 Olympic Games, where she and her teammates captured the first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport of Softball.
After retiring, she served as the head coach of the Liberty University softball team called Lady Flames. She is a USA Softball Hall of Fame honoree.