Height: 6’2″ Bats: – Throws: LYears Pro: 5th year
Hometown: Houston, TX
2012 SEASON: Cat Osterman had another outstanding season as the Pride’s Ace in 2012. Osterman pitched herself to the tune of a 9-4 record…0.71 ERA with 131 strikeouts and 26 walks in 10 12 games and 97.2 innings of work. Voted to the Combat All NPF Team at seasons end.
PROFESSIONAL: 2011: Broke the team strikeout record and topped the league in strikeouts with 156K in her 3rd season with the Pride in 2011…Led league in wins, achieving a 14-2 regular season record…Completed the 2nd most games in the league…Finished 2nd in the NPF in ERA at .94 behind Monica Abbott at .80…Won 10 consecutive starts through the end of the season…Pitched for 6 shutouts. Named NPF’s Most Valuable Player (2009)…Won 2 NPF championships (2009 and 2010). 2010: Joined the Pride…. Had a 1.61 ERA…Pitched for 39.1 innings…Had 54 strikeouts…Had a 4 wins and 1 loss. 2009: Returned to the Rockford Thunder…Had a .42 ERA…Pitched for 84.1 innings…Had 148 strikeouts…Had 11 wins and 1 loss. 2007: 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 and 2007), Won 3 World Cup Championships (2006 and 2007 and 2010)…Won an Olympic Gold Medal (2004)…Won an Olympic Silver Medal (2208). 2010: Won the World Championship along with the USA National Team in Venezuela. 2009: Competed in the Canada Cup…Competed in the World Cup of Softball…Played for the Japan Cup. 2008: Led the USA National Team to win a Silver Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. 2007: Won the World Cup Championship. 2006: Won the World Cup Championship. 2004: Won Gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
COLLEGE: Completed her collegiate eligibility at the University of Texas in 2006… Led the University of Texas to 3 Women’s College World Series wins during her college career… Named a National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-American 4 times…Named Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year 3 times… Named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year 4 times…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… Named USA Softball National Player of the Year three times during her time at the University of Texas…Set the NCAA career strikeout record and strikeout ratio record…Ranked No. 2 all-time in career shutouts with 85. SENIOR: Led the NCAA in 2006 with an ERA of 0.37…Finished 38-4 in 2006 with 28 shutouts and 5 no-hitters. JUNIOR: Topped her previous UT single-season records for complete games with 31 and shutouts with 22… Beat her own NCAA single-season record for strikeouts-per-game with 15.2 strikeouts per-7-innings. SOPHOMORE: Set a new UT career records for wins with 68, shutouts with 35, strikeouts with 1,042, and opponents-batting-average at .105… Broke the record for strikeout ratio with an average of 14.1 strikeouts per seven-innings.FRESHMAN: Threw the first perfect game in UT history…Had an ERA of .83…Struck out 554 batters.
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.