Dorothy “Dot” Richardson M.D. is a native Floridian. She was born in Orlando and graduated from Colonial High School. Dot attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies then Adelphi University for her master’s degree. In 1993, Dot graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School then completed her Orthopedic Residency at the University of Southern California.
As an athlete, she is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a five-time Pan American, Gold Medalist, and four-time World Champion, Gold Medalist in the sport of fastpitch softball. Dot was named the NCAA Player of the Decade (‘80’s) for softball and selected into the Top 100 NCAA Student-Athletes of the Century (#43) and a NCAA Silver Anniversary Award Winner.
Amongst other accomplishments to note are Female Athlete of the Year, United States Olympic Committee Awards, Athlete of the Year, Amateur Athletic Foundation Award, Constitutional Rights Foundation Awards, and the Watts Foundation Community Trust, Community Leader Award.
In addition to being a motivational speaker at local community schools and organizations, Dot is also the founder of the Profastpitch X-treme Tour which is a Pro-Am tour in the sport of fastpitch softball that brings amateur and professional athletes together to meet & compete.
Currently, Dot is the Director & Medical Director of the National Training Center, a 300-acre Sports, Health and Education campus which is part of South Lake Hospital and located in Clermont, Florida, and Vice Chairman of The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She is married and is the proud mother of two dogs, Minnie and Daisy.