Position: 1st Base/Designated Hitter
Major: Organizational Communication
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
Previous School: Oak Ridge High School
College: Richards is entering her fourth season with the Red Hawks. Her academic accomplishments include being on the Dean's List. She is also an NCCAA and NAIA Academic All-American and a scholar-athlete.
High School: Richards played three years of varsity softball for Oakridge High School. She also played volleyball and basketball. She was a scholar-athlete, MVP, captain, all-region and all-conference selection and a state champion.. 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 hobbies include friends, family, church, music, books, movies, camping, fun, and adventures. Her career goal is to go into public relations.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson because of the great education with personal teachers and to play softball in a great program that wins!"