Cat Osterman, the former standout at the University of Texas and two-time Olympian, has earned a spot on the 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team.
USA Softball announced its 18-athlete roster on Monday, and Osterman was one of four pitchers that made the cut. USA Softball’s team trials were held in Florida last week. These 18 athletes will compete in tournaments and events before it is announced which 15 players will compete in this summer’s Pan American Games.
Osterman, 35, last played competitively in 2015. She announced this past October that she was coming out of retirement.
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I think the saying goes something like ‘You can always come back home’ —— It was an absolute honor to wear Red, White & Blue again this week, and its an even more of an honor to know I have the opportunity to join 17 other amazing athletes in wearing the best 3 letters across our chests this summer. @usasoftball #WNT2019 #redwhiteandblue
Osterman is still the owner of most of the notable pitching records at UT. Additionally, her career mark of 14.34 strikeouts-per-seven-innings remains the NCAA’s standard. Osterman guided Texas to the College World Series in 2003, 2005 and 2006. After winning a gold medal with Team USA in 2004, Osterman picked up a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.
Osterman currently serves as the associate head coach for Texas State’s softball program.
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