Meet Cat Osterman, one of the pitchers for the USA Women’s Softball Team. She competes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics this summer. See photos, video and a biography of Cat below.
As a biography, Cat was born as Catherine Leigh Osterman on April 16, 1983 in Houston, Texas. As a child, she played soccer and basketball but was asked to be a back-up pitcher for the Little League softball team and got hooked on the sport.
Cat attended Cypress Springs High School and graduated in 2001. While there, she was selected as the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year and the USA Softball National Team invited her to join the club.
Cat attended the University of Texas and graduated in 2006 with a degree in . She led her team to three Women’s College World Series appearances – 2003, 2005 and 2006. She received the 2005 and 2006 ESPY Award as the Top Collegiate female Athlete, and was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year four times. She would red-shirt with the Longhorns in 2004 to participate in the Athens Olympic Games, where she received a Gold Medal.
More photos and video of Cat Osterman are below.