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Member of the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Softball Team

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The oldest of Gary and Laura's children, Catherine Leigh Osterman was born on April 16, 1983 in Houston, Texas, and has two younger brothers, Craig and Chris. She played soccer and basketball until the day she filled in for her Little League softball team as a back-up pitcher. She was hooked and asked for pitching lessons for her eleventh birthday. From that point on, her passion for softball blossomed and she became a high school and club softball phenomenon. To avoid confusion with another Catherine, her coaches began calling her "Cat".

A left-hander, Cat stands 6-2, with hands so large she can grip a softball entirely with her fingers rather than having to cradle it in her palm. That allows her to put above-average spin on the ball and surprise batters as arguably no one has. She has command of six pitches but claims she rarely throws her fastball.

In summer of 2001, after graduating from Cypress Springs (Texas) High School as the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year, Osterman was invited to join USA Softball's national team. Over the years, Cat has accumulated impressive stats and won other numerous awards. She ranks first in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings at 15.4, and is the first softball player to twice appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She owns four of the top five seasons for the NCAA's best strikeout ratio (strikeouts per seven innings pitched), and was the first of only two NCAA pitchers to register 2,000-plus strikeouts. Cat won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics and is now looking forward to competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

As a Texas Longhorn

During her four years on the Forty Acres, Osterman was named USA Softball National Player of the Year three times and is noted as one of the top softball pitchers in the world. Osterman was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team to take home a gold medal in Athens in 2004, and the 6-2 lefthander set the NCAA career strikeout record (2,265) and strikeout ratio record for strikeouts-per-seven innings (14.4), as well as ranking No. 2 all-time in career shutouts (85). While leading the NCAA in 2006 with an ERA of 0.37 and 15.4 strikeouts-per-seven-innings pitched, Osterman finished 38-4 with 28 shutouts and five no-hitters and led 55-9 Texas to a Women's College World Series berth (softball's final eight) for the third time in her Longhorn career.

Osterman has broken virtually every University of Texas school pitching record, as well as several Big 12 Conference records. As a freshman, she pitched the first perfect game in UT softball history - the first of her seven career perfect games and just one of her 20 career no-hitters. As a sophomore she was named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year after leading the Longhorns to their second-ever Women's College World Series appearance. In her junior year, she posted a season record of 30-7 with a 0.36 ERA, pitched 22 shutouts and six no-hitters with three perfect games to again garner Player of the Year laurels and a return trip to the World Series.

Osterman was a four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American and three-time Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year (only athlete from any men's or women's sport to earn the honor more than once) and was the four-time Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year - becoming the first Big 12 student-athlete across all sports to earn a player of the year honor four times. In addition, the psychology major was a three-year member of the All-Big 12 Academic Team.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Cat Osterman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cat Osterman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cat Osterman for your next private or corporate function.
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Cat Osterman

Member of the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Softball Team

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Cat Osterman Biography

The oldest of Gary and Laura's children, Catherine Leigh Osterman was born on April 16, 1983 in Houston, Texas, and has two younger brothers, Craig and Chris. She played soccer and basketball until the day she filled in for her Little League softball team as a back-up pitcher. She was hooked and asked for pitching lessons for her eleventh birthday. From that point on, her passion for softball blossomed and she became a high school and club softball phenomenon. To avoid confusion with another Catherine, her coaches began calling her "Cat".

A left-hander, Cat stands 6-2, with hands so large she can grip a softball entirely with her fingers rather than having to cradle it in her palm. That allows her to put above-average spin on the ball and surprise batters as arguably no one has. She has command of six pitches but claims she rarely throws her fastball.

In summer of 2001, after graduating from Cypress Springs (Texas) High School as the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year, Osterman was invited to join USA Softball's national team. Over the years, Cat has accumulated impressive stats and won other numerous awards. She ranks first in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings at 15.4, and is the first softball player to twice appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She owns four of the top five seasons for the NCAA's best strikeout ratio (strikeouts per seven innings pitched), and was the first of only two NCAA pitchers to register 2,000-plus strikeouts. Cat won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics and is now looking forward to competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

As a Texas Longhorn

During her four years on the Forty Acres, Osterman was named USA Softball National Player of the Year three times and is noted as one of the top softball pitchers in the world. Osterman was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team to take home a gold medal in Athens in 2004, and the 6-2 lefthander set the NCAA career strikeout record (2,265) and strikeout ratio record for strikeouts-per-seven innings (14.4), as well as ranking No. 2 all-time in career shutouts (85). While leading the NCAA in 2006 with an ERA of 0.37 and 15.4 strikeouts-per-seven-innings pitched, Osterman finished 38-4 with 28 shutouts and five no-hitters and led 55-9 Texas to a Women's College World Series berth (softball's final eight) for the third time in her Longhorn career.

Osterman has broken virtually every University of Texas school pitching record, as well as several Big 12 Conference records. As a freshman, she pitched the first perfect game in UT softball history - the first of her seven career perfect games and just one of her 20 career no-hitters. As a sophomore she was named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year after leading the Longhorns to their second-ever Women's College World Series appearance. In her junior year, she posted a season record of 30-7 with a 0.36 ERA, pitched 22 shutouts and six no-hitters with three perfect games to again garner Player of the Year laurels and a return trip to the World Series.

Osterman was a four-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American and three-time Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year (only athlete from any men's or women's sport to earn the honor more than once) and was the four-time Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Year - becoming the first Big 12 student-athlete across all sports to earn a player of the year honor four times. In addition, the psychology major was a three-year member of the All-Big 12 Academic Team.

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  • How to book Cat Osterman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cat Osterman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cat Osterman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cat Osterman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cat Osterman?

    Booking fees for Cat Osterman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cat Osterman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cat Osterman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cat Osterman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cat Osterman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cat Osterman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cat Osterman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cat Osterman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cat Osterman for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Cat Osterman generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jennie Finch, Andrea Duran, Dot Richardson, Shannon Miller and Jessica Mendoza. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cat Osterman for an upcoming event.

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