Back on June 3, 2006, Cat Osterman played softball for the last time in a Texas uniform. In the 16 years since, no Longhorns softball player has worn Osterman's No. 8. Former UT coach Connie Clark wouldn't allow it. She set aside Osterman's number just like she had previously done with the No. 14 that once belonged to Christa Williams, who pitched at Texas from 1998-99 and, like Osterman, was also an Olympian.
Cat Osterman, considered one of the best to ever play softball, has retired. On Tuesday, from her Instagram page, the former Cypress Springs High School and University of Texas star wrote the following:. “It’s time this intimate relationship we’ve had ends. It’s not you… it’s me. You’ve had my heart...
Three-time Olympic medalist and long-time USA Softball Women's National Team member Cat Osterman announces retirement
OKLAHOMA CITY – Three-time Olympic medalist and legendary Team USA pitcher, Cat Osterman (Houston, Texas) has officially announced her retirement following a long-lasting career with the Red, White and Blue. After retiring from the sport in 2015, Osterman returned to the field in 2019 with the sport of softball on the brink of its return to the Olympic stage.
As fans found their seats at Minute Maid Park, the owner of a legendary arm strolled out to the mound. Three-time Olympic softball medalist and Houston native Cat Osterman wore a Team USA shirt underneath a customized Astros jersey bearing her name and No. 38. She accessorized the outfit with a silver medal draped around her neck, the product of her recent trip to Tokyo.
Girl Power! Lee Kiefer, Cat Osterman and More Olympic Athletes Open Up About Inspiring Girls Everywhere
Girl power. The Olympics will inspire plenty of young girls over the next couple of weeks, and several Olympians exclusively told Us Weekly about what an honor it is to be considered a role model. Ahead of earning her first big win in Tokyo for fencing, Lee Kiefer said she...
2021 Olympic softball -- Cat Osterman, Monica Abbott and Yukiko Ueno square off in a gold-medal game for the ages
FOR 13 YEARS, Vicky Piatt carried a distinction: She was the last player to get a hit in an Olympic softball game. And one thing made it all the more special; it came off Japanese legend Yukiko Ueno in the gold-medal game at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympics medal tracker...
Softball is back at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after being dropped following the 2008 Games due to a lack of popularity. The International Olympics Committee announced in 2016 that the sport would be making its way back to the spotlight for the Tokyo Games, given how celebrated softball is in the host country of Japan.
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Olympic oblivion never came after the heartache, the tears and the loss they feared might represent their final moment on this stage. Thirteen years after Cat Osterman and Monica Abbott walked off that field in Beijing and into a foreboding future, their gold medal snatched by Japan, their sport on the verge of elimination, they have been granted a reprieve.
July 24 (UPI) -- Ace pitcher Cat Osterman allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings in her second consecutive start to pitch Team USA to a shutout of Mexico and a perfect 3-0 record at the 2020 Summer Games softball tournament. Osterman threw four strikeouts and issued one walk...
What Team USA Athletes Eat in a Day: Olympians Brooke Raboutou, Rai Benjamin, Cat Osterman and More Detail Their Diets
Food is fuel! Making it to the Olympics takes more than just intense training — it requires athletes to adhere to healthier diets. But that doesn’t mean cheat days are off the table. Team USA’s foil fencers Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt are already dreaming of what they’ll eat once...
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Competing in her third Olympics, veteran pitcher Cat Osterman is motivated to help USA Softball reclaim its spot atop the medal stand and win its fourth Olympic gold medal. But the opportunity to pitch at another Olympics never seemed like a possibility after a 13-year hiatus. Women’s...
Cat Osterman, who came out of retirement for another shot at the Olympics, threw a one-hitter, striking out nine against Italy.