Cat Osterman is an American softball pitcher who hails from Houston, Texas who is currently competing in Tokyo Olympics 2020. She was a former collegiate 4-time All-American and also a two-time medal-winning Olympian. Apart from this, she is an unretired 6-time professional All-Star, left-handed softball pitcher, and former softball assistant coach. Cat is currently leading the charge along with Monica Abbott for the team USA as their pair is said as the Fire & Ice. Only because of this duo, team USA reached to the gold medal game and currently battling hard to win the final at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Catherine Leigh Osterman was born on April 16, 1983, in Houston, Texas to parents Gary and Laura Osterman. She started playing softball in first grade before stopping to pursue soccer and basketball. Osterman found her way back to the diamond in fifth grade when she was stepping in as a backup pitcher for a little league club. Her younger brothers are Craig and Chris.
Cat attended Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, Texas, from 1997 to 2001, where she was a member of the school’s softball team, where she set multiple records during her time there. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, where she had been a starting pitcher for the Longhorns since 2002 when she fulfilled her NCAA eligibility.
Cat Osterman Career
Osterman walked Kaleo Eldridge on July 2, 2006, during the USA Softball Exhibition in Las Vegas. She caught every one of the Heat’s 12 strikeouts. On July 17, 2006, Team Japan was defeated 5-2 by the United States, who scored two runs on two hits, walked once, and struck out eleven times. She won two games and shut out Team Australia 9–0 in 14 innings, striking out a total of 21 batters in that span. Osterman made her television debut on August 28 when she appeared on ESPN2 to broadcast the National Pro Fastpitch championship and all-star games. Monica Abbott set a new career-high in strikeouts during Osterman’s appearance on ESPNU back in 2007. Osterman was chosen first overall for the NPF softball league on February 15, 2006. She was named Pitcher of the Year in 2014 and had an 18-game winning streak.
Osterman came up just short of the perfect game on May 16 when he struck out Lindsey Herrin with a fastball. Osterman pitched three innings in a 9–0 victory over China on August 18, allowing one hit, one walk, and three strikeouts while striking out three batters. Because of Osterman, the United States has won the Olympics for the 21st time in a row. After a 22-game winning streak, Team USA lost 3–1 to Japan in the 2008 Summer Games Gold Medal Match on August 21. The USA has not lost since a 2–1 loss to Australia on September 21, 2000. Osterman pitched up two runs on three hits while striking out nine. Osterman left the company in 2008. In 2018, she confirmed that she would compete in the Olympics again in 2020. Currently, she is representing her nation in Tokyo Olympics 2021 n softball.
Cat Osterman Biography
|Real Name||Catherine Leigh Osterman|
|Birth Date||16 April 1983|
|Age (as of 2021)||38 Years|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 190 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 79 kg – in Pounds – 174 lbs|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Brother||Two (Craig & Chris Osterman)|
|School||Cypress Springs High School|
|College||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Who is her husband?||Joey Ashley|
Particularly notable is the fact that the retired softball pitcher is a married woman. In addition, Cat married her longtime partner, Joey Ashley, with whom she has a son named Miles and a girl who has not yet been named. Furthermore, the pair exchanged vows on the fatal autumnal day of September 3, 2016, in the company of family, friends, and acquaintances. We can only imagine what a lovely day it must have been for the newlyweds on their wedding day.
Cat Osterman has been using Twitter since 2009, and she currently has 62.4k followers and 1399 followings on the platform. She also has an Instagram account, where she has 72.5k followers and 1356 followings, with a total of 2564 posts in which she has shared her recollections since the beginning of time.
Cat Osterman Net worth
Cat Osterman has a total net worth of $2 million, which includes her personal assets. Despite the fact that she has stepped away from coaching duties due to the Games and other commitments, Osterman has made a substantial amount of money through her employment and her salary as a professional athlete. Her perseverance is still paying off for her.
- In 2005 and 2006, Cat was named the winner of the Honda Sports Award twice.
- She is a four-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, having won the award in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006 respectively.
- Cat is a four-time National Powerlifting Champion, having won the title in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014.
- She was named to the National Players’ Federation’s All-NPF team six times between 2009 and 2015.
- She was presented with the USSSA Pride No. 8, which was retired in her honor.
- During the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Cat won a Gold Medal for her efforts.
- Cat is a silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.