Sandie Richards is the Rehabilitation Coordinator at UTC, Austin. She attended Clarendon College in Jamaica and earned an associate degree in sociology from San Jacinto Junior College. Sandie attended the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree. Her amazing athletic abilities took her all the way to the Olympics five times, representing Jamaica at the 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. She was also a World Indoor Gold Medalist in the 4 x 400 relay in 1993.
Sandie is a five-time Olympic medalist and world-class 400 meter sprinter who has successfully competed at virtually every major international event, including the Olympics, World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Goodwill Games, and others. She was voted Jamaica’s Sportswoman of the Year in 1998 and received the Jamaica Order of Distinction in 2002.
It takes a great intensity of training to become an Olympic athlete, and Sandie employs that same intensity in her work as Rehabilitation Coordinator at UTC HEALTH & REHAB. She came to UTC in 2009 and has endeared herself to countless rehabilitation patients with her warm personality and “can do” attitude. Sandie always has a smile and a kind word to share. She is an enormous asset to our Austin facility.