Dorothy “Dot” Richardson, M.S. ’88, M.D, an Olympic softball champion, was named the torch bearer for Montana's 2016 Big Sky State Games.


Dot Richardson as a member of the USA softball team at the Olympics (photo courtesy of the Billings Gazette.)

Excitement and anxiety for the Summer 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are mounting. In a recent article, Montana’s Billings Gazette looked back at the remarkable career of Dorothy “Dot” Richardson, M.S. ’88, M.D., described by the paper as “one of the greatest softball players in United States history.” Dr. Richardson won gold medals playing for the United States in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, and, in 1996, hit the winning home run.

Dr. Richardson, currently the head softball coach at Liberty University in Virginia, has been named the torch bearer for Montana’s 2016 Big Sky State Games.

The Billings Gazette called Dr. Richardson “one of the pioneers leading the growth of women’s athletics.”

“It’s important to give other girls and women opportunities,” she told the Billings Gazette. “To watch something grow and evolve, it’s been awesome to be part of this.”

Read more on the Billings Gazette website.

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