Olympic gold medallist Cat Osterman nominated for US Sports Academy Athlete of the Month award

Olympic gold medallist Cat Osterman nominated for US Sports Academy Athlete of the Month award
16/10/2020
The United States Sports Academy nominated the left-handed pitcher after Osterman won the inaugural Athletes Unlimited season.

Cat Osterman, an Olympic Games gold and silver medallist who will represent USA in Tokyo 2020, was nominated for the United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Month. Osterman dominated the Athletes Unlimited inaugural season claiming the title with 2,408 points.

The United States Sports Academy announced online voting is open for its Athlete of the Month ballot for the month of September, featuring 12 candidates from nine countries who made an impact in their sport during the month.

Osterman shares the nomination with Simona Halep (tennis, Romania); Sifan Hassan (running, the Netherlands); Peres Jepchirchir (athletics, Kenya); Malaika Mihambo (athletics, Germany); and Anna van der Breggen (cycling, the Netherlands). 

Osterman, a native of Houston, Texas, won the gold medal with the US National Team at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and four years later added a silver medal in Beijing 2008. In 2010 she retired from the international competition, but in 2018 she came out of retirement to pursue another Olympic medal at Tokyo 2020. With the postponement of the Tokyo Games, she took the opportunity to play the Athletes Unlimited season, where she collected 95 Ks through 64 IP, for a 1.53 ERA. She pitched six complete games and her overall win-loss record was 13-1.

Photo: Jade Hewitt/Athletes Unlimited