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Cat Osterman

Cat Osterman

Keynote Speaker: American Softball Star; Two-Time Olympic Medalist

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Cat Osterman Biography

Cat Osterman, a former three-time National Player of the Year, four-time All-American and two-time Olympic medalist, is currently an assistant coach (pitchers) for the Texas State Bobcats in San Marcos, Texas. Osterman initially retired from softball after the 2008 Olympics, but announced her return in 2018 when softball was reintroduced for the 2020 Olympic Games.

A native of Houston, Texas, Osterman helped to lead the University of Texas to three Women’s College World Series appearances in 2003, 2005 and 2006. She also became the only softball individual to win USA Softball’s National Player of the Year honors three times after earning the honor each of those seasons.

During her redshirt season of 2004, Osterman trained with the USA National Team as the only collegian and youngest member of the Olympic team that earned a gold medal in Athens. A three-time selection as Big 12 Conference Female Athlete of the Year (2003, 2005 and 2006), she still holds UT career records in victories (136), ERA (0.51), shutouts (85) and no-hitters (20), and she holds the NCAA record for career strikeout ratio per seven innings (14.35). She finished her UT career with a 136-25 overall record and is second all-time in NCAA Division I career strikeouts with 2,265. Osterman was a recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award in 2006, an honor presented to the top eight senior student-athletes in the country.

Osterman pitched for the USA National Team from 2001 to 2010, appearing in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Team USA took home the gold 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 0.38 ERA. She struck out 832 batters in just 425.2 innings of work.

Osterman completed her eighth and final season in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League in 2015. She played for the Rockford Thunder in 2007 and 2009 and the USSSA Pride for six seasons. Osterman led the Thunder to the league championship in 2009, earning MVP of the championship series. The very next season, she led the Pride to the 2010 championship. The team split the championship in 2012 but captured the title once again in 2013 and 2014.

Osterman was named to the All-NPF team six times and was named Diamond NPF Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and NPF Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and 2014. In the final season of her professional career, Osterman went 15-4 for the Pride, the NPF’s regular season champions, with a 1.21 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 121.2 innings of work. In eight seasons in the NPF, Osterman captured four league titles.

On February 18, 2013, Osterman was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame alongside New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, former Dallas Cowboys RB Walt Garrison, former NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal, and former Heisman Trophy winner from UT Ricky Williams.

Osterman added a second hall of fame to her resume in 2016 as she was enshrined in the World of Little League® Hall of Excellence, the highest honor Little League can bestow. She is the fourth female to be enshrined in the Little League Hall of Excellence, and the first to be recognized for a career in the sport of softball.

Osterman graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2007 and the University of Missouri with a master’s degree in educational and counseling psychology with a concentration in positive coaching in 2015. Osterman and her husband, Joey Ashley, along with his daughter, Bracken, reside in San Antonio.

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Cat Osterman Videos

Cat Osterman: The Last Ride (official trailer)
Cat Osterman's Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction speech

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What topics does Cat Osterman speak about?

Cat Osterman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Olympic Sports, Sports, Athlete, Sports Motivation and Overcoming Adversity.

Where does Cat Osterman travel from?

Cat Osterman generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Cat Osterman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Olympic Sports, Sports and Athlete. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cat Osterman for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Cat Osterman generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Monica Abbott, Kim Rhode and Jennie Finch. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cat Osterman for an upcoming event.

Cat Osterman Videos

Cat Osterman: The Last Ride (official trailer)
Cat Osterman's Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction speech

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