Claremore Daily Progress

March 21, 2014

SOFTBALL: Former Olympic pitcher Cat Osterman visits Claremore

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

CLAREMORE — Former US Olympics and Texas Longhorns pitcher Cat Osterman visits Claremore today for a Heartland Conference softball game against Rogers State University.

Osterman is the pitching coach for St. Edward's, who faces the Hillcats at 4 p.m. in a doubleheader at Diamond Sports Complex.

Osterman begins her third season as assistant softball coach and handles the pitching staff for St. Edward's.

While at Texas, Osterman was a three-time National Player of the Year and four-time All-American. The only softball individual to ever win National Player of the Year honors three times, Osterman helped take the Longhorns to three World Series trips in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Osterman pitched for the USA National Team from 2001 to 2010, appearing in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Team USA took home the gold medal in 2004 and finished with the silver medal in 2008.

In her 10-year career with Team USA, Osterman held a 59-4 record with a 0.38 earned run average. She struck out an impressive 832 batters in just 425.2 innings of work.

* St. Edward's sports information contributed to this article.