Height: 6’2″ Bats: – Throws: L
Years Pro: 8th year
Hometown: Houston, TX
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PROFESSIONAL: Osterman is entering her 8th season with the NPF, 2009 NPF’s Most Valuable Player (Rockford Thunder), 2009 NPF Champion (Thunder), 2010 & 2013 NPF Champions (Pride), 2011 & 2012 NPF Regular Season Champions (Pride), 2011 & 2012 All-NPF Team Member, Shared the 2011 Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Year with Monica Abbott, 2013 Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Year with 234 K’s over 139 innings pitched, Osterman has a career record of 64 wins and 20 losses, tallying 915 strikeouts over her NPF career.
2014 Season: Osterman was once again named NPF Pitcher of the Year for the 2014 season. She ended the season with 16 wins and no losses, pitching a total of 18 games. She also posted a .560 ERA and accumulated 160 strikeouts with 100 innings played.
2013 Season: Osterman returned to form and was named the 2013 NPF Pitcher of the Year. She also took home NPF Championship Series MVP honors. The First Team All NPF pitcher led the Pride with a 17-4 record, posting a 1.06 ERA. She struck out 234 hitters. In the NPF Championships, Osterman posted a 2-0 record with a save in the championship game, posting a 0.00 ERA.
2012 Season: Played in 22 games, starting 15, and had 10 wins with 6 losses… Threw for 114 innings with a 1.04 ERA and 152 K’s. Osterman held her opponents to a .134 batting average.
2011 Season: Broke the team strikeout record and topped the league in strikeouts with 156 in her 2nd season with the Pride. Led league in wins, achieving a 14-2 regular season record. Completed the 2nd most games in the league. Finished 2nd in the NPF with a .94 ERA behind Monica Abbott at .80. Won 10 consecutive starts through the end of the season. Pitched for 6 shutouts.
2010 Season: Joined the Pride. Had a 1.61 ERA. Pitched for 39.1 innings. Had 54 strikeouts. Had a 4 wins and 1 loss.
2009 Season: Returned to the Rockford Thunder. Had a .42 ERA, Pitched for 84.1 innings, Had 148 strikeouts, Had 11 wins and 1 loss.
2007 Season: Joined the NPF, pitching for the Rockford Thunder. Had a 1.21 ERA, Pitched for 70.1 innings, Had 126 strikeouts, Had 4 wins and 6 losses.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Joined the USA National Team in 2001, Won 2 Pan American Gold Medals (2003, 2007), Won 4 World Cup Championships (2006, 2007, 2010), Won an Olympic Gold Medal (2004), Won an Olympic Silver Medal (2008), 2 World Championships (2006, 2010)
COLLEGE: Graduated from the University of Texas in 2006, Led the University of Texas to 3 Women’s College World Series wins during her college career, 3-time National Player of the Year (2005 & 2006), 4-time NFCA All-American, 3-time Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year, 4-time Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year, Was the first Big 12 student-athlete to earn 4 Player of the Year Awards, Named an All-Big 12 Academic Team member for 3 years, 3-time USA Softball National Player of the Year, Set the NCAA career strikeout record and strikeout ratio record, Ranked No. 2 all-time in career shutouts with 85, 2-time ESPY winner, Best College Female Athlete.
PERSONAL: Born Catherine Leigh Osterman on April 16, 1983 in Houston Texas to Gary and Laura Osterman, Has 2 younger brothers, Craig and Chris, Majored in psychology at the University of Texas, Graduated from Cypress Springs (Texas) High School as the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year. Currently an assistant coach at Texas State University.