Cat Osterman

  • Birth Name: Catherine Leigh Osterman
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Professional softball player
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Fast Facts

  • Threw her first pitch in 5th grade and requested pitching lessons for her 11th birthday.
  • Named Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year in 2001 during her senior year in high school.
  • Holds the career NCAA record for strikeouts with 2,265 and strikeouts per seven innings at 14.34, besting the previous record-holder by almost 4 strikeouts.
  • Four-time All-American and three-time USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Year.
  • First softball player to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. 
  • Helped lead the U.S. to a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. 
  • Became the pitching coach at DePaul University in 2007.


  • Gary Osterman — Father
  • Chris Osterman — Brother
  • Laura Osterman — Mother
  • Craig Osterman — Brother


  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States (BS in Psychology, 2007)

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