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Cat Osterman

Catherine Leigh "Cat" Osterman-Ashley (born April 16, 1983) is an American, former collegiate 4-time All-American and 2-time medal winning Olympian, retired 6-time pro All-Star, left-handed softball pitcher and current softball Assistant Coach originally from Houston, Texas. She completed her college eligibility in 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a starting pitcher for the Longhorns since 2002. Osterman pitched on the USA Women's Softball Team which won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Osterman is the Big 12 wins, ERA, strikeouts, shutouts and no-hitters leader, additionally claiming the NCAA Division I records for strikeout ratio (14.34), WHIP and perfect games (7). In the National Pro Fastpitch, Osterman is the career leader in strikeout ratio (11.04) and no-hitters (6). She owns numerous records for the Longhorns and within the NCAA Division I, where she is also one of five pitchers to strikeout 1,000 batters with 100 wins, an ERA of under 1.00, and averaging double digit strikeouts. Osterman was also named #3 Greatest College Softball Player.

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Cat Osterman played soccer and basketball until she was asked to fill in for her Little League softball team as a back-up pitcher. She then fell in love with the sport and began pitching lessons at age eleven. She then went to play for club teams and her high school team!

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Cat Osterman's no hitter during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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Cat Osterman is an olympic medalist and three-time USA softball collegiate Player of the Year.

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