Dot Richardson is an orthopedic surgeon and Olympic gold medalist in
softball. She became the youngest player ever to land a spot on a women's major
team, joining the Orlando Rebels at age 13.
While at the University of California at Los Angeles Richardson shared the
1983 All-University Athlete Award with Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Richardson was
named NCAA Athlete of the Decade in the 1980s. Her 21-year major career
includes a national title, three national-tournament MVP awards, and six
Outstanding Defensive Player awards. She has seven gold medals, earned while
representing the United States internationally.
Playing weekends for Raymond on the Raybestos Brakettes out of Stratford,
Conn., Richardson spent weekdays earning her medical degree from the University
of Louisville Medical School. She chose to do her residency at Los Angeles
County-University of Southern California General Hospital, which granted her an
unusual one-year leave to play in the Olympics.
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