OKLAHOMA CITY -- Cat Osterman, who led Texas to a pair of
Women's College World Series berths and won an Olympic gold medal
in between, has been named to the U.S. National Softball Team for
the third time.
Osterman is one of 11 returning players from a team that allowed
just one run in winning the gold medal in Athens last summer. The
18-member national team will play an exhibition against Australia
on July 12 in Irvine, Calif., before competing in the first World
Cup of Softball July 14-18 in Oklahoma City.
The team also will try to defend its Japan Cup title starting in
Osterman, the youngest member of the dominant pitching staff in
Athens, was the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year in 2003
and 2005. The Longhorns reached the Women's CWS both years.
Osterman, who will be a senior, has a career record of 98-21 at
Texas with a 0.54 ERA.