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Osterman adjusting to being back on campus

Originally Published: February 18, 2005
By Joy Russo | Special to ESPN.com

Cat Osterman had a hard time believing she belonged on the U.S. Olympic softball team.

At 21 years old, she was the youngest and only collegiate player named to the 2004 Olympic team. Osterman felt she had something to prove -- even after she started practicing with the team.

"It didn't hit me until [U.S. Olympic coach Mike Candrea] told me I didn't need to prove it," Osterman said. "Coach said to me, 'You belong here.' That put me in my place."

Osterman appeared in several games, ...

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