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Unlike Texas Basketball, Football, Track And Baseball There Are Very Few Books That Discuss Longhorn Softball.  I Hope With Time This Site Can Add Some Historical Insight And Tell The Full And Compelling Story Of The Longhorn  Softball Tradition. 

A condensed bullet point history of Texas Longhorn softball l follows. Please go to the "credit" section of this website to view books you can purchase from many fine book stores about Texas Longhorn Sports or please visit the official University of Texas Longhorn site Texassports.com for more detailed information  

 

history of Longhorn Women's softball

  • 5 College World Series appearances 1998 2003  2005 2006 2013
  • Record as of 2017  807-349-3
  • 84 games played in the NCAA tournament-1999, 2002,2003,2005
  • 4 Big 12 Conference Championship
  • 4 Big 12 Conference tournament championships 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005
  • 3 National Players of the Year
  • 25 All Americans 
  • 2 Olympiad members (Cat Osterman and Christa Williams).
  • Big 12 Coach of the year three times.
  • 2003 won the Division Coaching staff of the year award

 

 

Olympians

Christa Williams- 1998-1999

  • All American

  • 1996 and 2000 attended Olympics

  • HOH 2007

  • 1998 Big 12 Newcommer of the Year

Cat Osterman holds the Texas Career record for ERA (.51), wins (136), innings pitched ( 1,105), appearances (180), games started (148) , complete games (121), shutouts (85), solo no-hitters (20), Perfect games (7), strike-outs ( 2,265). 

  • Cat was National Collegiate Player of the year in 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Honda player of the year in 2005 and 2006
  • ESPY best female college athlete in 2005 and 2006 
  • Sports Woman of the Year in 2005 and 2006

1996 to present - COACH CONNIE CLARK IS THE ONLY SOFTBALL COACH IN LONGHORN HISTORY 

Below Coach  Clark  Past and Present

Below ASSISTANT COACHES PAST AND PRESENT

The link below will access all the assistant coaches profiles on Texassports.com

http://www.texassports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=319&path=

Prior to 1997 softball was a "club" sports for the Longhorns

1997-   30-24  Coach Connie Clark

Reeves is All - Region and Cockrell and Laura Hundley make Al-Region Academic team

First victory in Longhorn Women's Softball history is against St. Edwards 

 1998-  49-16 ranked 7th Coach Connie Clark

The Longhorns were the youngest Program ever to qualify for CWS. It was one of the biggest Turnarounds in the history of women's college softball. In 1996 the Longhorn softball team was a non-athletic-department club sport and went 1-25. In 1997 they were 30-24,  and in 1998 they were 49-16 and in the CWS.

Keely Franks and Jane Teixeira are tied for the Texas season record for games played (65). 

Keely Franks is a CoSIDA Academic All-American 

Longhorns lose to Michigan and Nebraska in the CWS.

1999-ranked 18th Coach Connie Clark

Wins Big 12 Tournament

Team has 100th career win

Eastes   (photos pending) earns All - American status

2000- 30-27-1 Coach Connie Clark

Lindsay Gardner first team All-Region (photos pending)

  • Nikki Cockrell is recognized as an All American
  • inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2006.
  • NCAA Texas Woman of the Year
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American 1998 and 1999

Jodi Reeves is an All American who holds the Texas Career record for doubles (48)

Lindsay Gardner  is an All American who holds  The Texas Season Record For hits (85) and at bats (208). She is also selected to the All Decade team for the Big 12 Conference.

Audrey Hendricks holds the Texas seasonal  record for sacrifice hits (18)

Kathleen Richter and Keely Franks are CoSIDA Academic All-American (photos pending) 

NCAA Regionals

 

 

 

TOPPING THE CHARTS 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001-24-29 Coach Connie Clark

Team beset with injuries

Autumn Eastes receives All American Honors 

2002-50-13 Ranked #16 Coach Connie Clark

 

Amy Bradford holds the Texas seasonal  record for saves (5) and fewest runs allowed (10).

Team sets record for wins in a season and its 200th career win

Coach Clark is Bit 12 Coach of the Year

Wins first Big 12 title

This team holds the Texas record for Most at bats ( 1659), most saves (8), fewest road losses (1)

NCAA Regionals 

2003- 49-9 Ranked #4 Coach Connie Clark- made college world series

CWS appearance 2-2. Team Loses to UCLA twice. 3rd place finish.

Team receives its first victory ever in WCWS play

Big 12 tournament and regular season champ. 

Team has a 20 game win streak

Pitching staff has the best ERA in the nation

2004- 24-25 Coach Connie Clark

300th victory in the history of the program

Finishes 3rd at WCWS

2005- 49-13 ranked 5th Coach Connie Clark- made college world series

This team holds the Texas record for pitching with an ERA of (.60), most strike-outs,(330), and most shut-outs (35)

 

 

 

Lizi Sowers record will never be broken. It can only be tied. She holds the Texas Career record for fielding percentage at   (1.000).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEGAN WILLIS LINKS 

 

Megan Willis holds the Texas Career record for put-outs (2,028)record World Series appearance and the seasonal put-out record of (762)

Megan Willis is team MVP in 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CWS appearance 2-2  Lost to Michigan and UCLA

Melanie Jarrett is Academic MVP

 

2006- 55-9 ranked 5th Coach Connie Clark- made college world series

February 25th , 2006 Cat Osterman became the All time NCAA strike-out leader.

Team sets the season record with 55 victories.  5th at the WCWS. Big 12 season champs

400th victory in the history of the program

 

 

 

 

TOP THE CHARTS 2006

 

 

 

Record for largest attendance for a game (1,570),most wins and fewest losses, Most strike-outs by Texas pitchers   ( 840), fewest triples by Texas Pitchers (0), longest winning streak (24), most shut - outs (35), fewest hits allowed (163), most home wins (32)

CWS appearance  1-2 Lose to Arizona and UCLA 

 

 

 Kacie Gaskin is Academic MVP

 

 

 

 

 

2007- 35-20 Ranked 24th Coach Connie Clark

 

 

 

Erin Tresselt Is The Only Longhorn To Win The NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Award. 

 

 

 

Megan Denny holds the Texas seasonal  record for games started as pitcher (41). 

 

 

 

 

2008- 29-23-2 Coach Connie Clark

 

Qualified for NCAA Houston Regionals

500th victory in the history of the program

2009- 40-20 Coach Connie Clark

This team holds the Texas record for Highest slugging percentage (.545)

Desiree Williams holds the Texas Career record for games played (247), games started (247) 

Qualified for NCAA Tusaloosa Regionals

2010- 43-15 ranked 18th Coach Connie Clark

This team Holds Texas season record for home runs (88) and  slugging percentage (.545)

4th consecutive regular season Big 12 Champ

2010 and 2011 players

 

 

2011- 46-10 Ranked 20th Coach Connie Clark

Longhorns reach the NCAA regionals for the 7th consecutive year. Taylor Hoagland is an All American who holds the record for the longest game hitting streak (26) , the second longest game hitting streak (21), and most consecutive games reaching base (57). She holds the Texas Career record for runs scored ( 221), home runs (58), slugging percentage (.708), and walks (178) 

Amy Hooks is Big 12 Player of the year

 

 

Taylor Thom is an All American who holds the record for most Grand Slams (6)  and most runs batted in.

 

2012- 47-13 RANKED 9TH Coach Connie Clark

NCAA Austin Super Regionals- loses to Oregon twice

600th victory in the history of the program

Team  sets season attendance record (28,536), Runs scored (372), most hits (525), most doubles (86), runs batted - in (339),total bases (844)

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  • Lexy Bennett holds the Texas career record batting average (.385)

  • receives All American honors and is a CoSIDA Academic All-American 

 

 

 

 

2013-  51-10 record ranked 3rd Coach Connie Clark

This team holds the Texas record for stolen bases (126)

This is the highest rated team in Longhorn Sports history. Returned to the WCWS for the first time since 2006. 

 

 

 

CWS appearance 2-2 lose to Oklahoma and Tennessee

 

Blair Luna is an All American who holds the Texas Career record for saves (7), 

 

 

 

 

Kim Bruins record will never be broken.  It can only be tied. She  holds the Texas seasonal  record for winning percentage at 1.000.

 

 

 

 

Top of the Charts 2014

 

 

 

 

2014- 35-23 Coach Connie Clark

700th Victory in the history of the program

This team holds the Texas record for Highest batting average (.333) and most triples (21)

Brejae Washington owns the Texas Career record for at bats (697), hits (254), triples (20), stolen bases (130) 

Lindsay Stephens is an All American who holds the Texas Season record runs batted in (66), total bases (134),  and doubles (20). Career slugging percentage (.731),   

Texas is eliminated in  NCAA Lafayette Regionals 

2015- 38-17

This team holds the Texas record for most road wins (13)

Texas qualifies for the NCAA Los Angeles Regionals