Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
Previous School: Oak Ridge High School
College: Richards is entering her third season with the Red Hawks. Her academic accomplishments include being on the Dean's List.
High School: Richards played two years of varsity softball for Oakridge High School. She also played volleyball and basketball. Her athletic achievements include Female Athlete of the Year, MVP, and two coaches awards. She was on honor roll all four years. She played two years of club softball with the CA Crushers.
Personal: Jodie is the daughter of Paul and Valerie Richards. Her favorite athletes are Pablo Sandoval and Lyoto Machida; her favorite foods are pizza, ice cream, chicken pot pies. Her favorite scripture is Romans 5:3-5. Her career goal is to go into public relations.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson because it's a small Christian university and for the softball program."