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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
Christa Williams- 1998-1999
3 time All American
two time gold winning softball pitcher at the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympics.
1998 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
Williams-Yates chose to transfer from UCLA to Texas to play softball for the Longhorns in its inaugural year 1998. In 2018, Williams-Yates was named to the USA National Softball Hall of Fame.
Cat Osterman- links are in red font below
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 2017 - 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
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)
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)
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 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
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 a 2013 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), on-base percentage (.501), and runs scored (223). She’s also third all-time in RBIs with (149)
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)
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 - Horns 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.
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
This team holds the Texas record for most road wins (13)
Texas qualifies for the NCAA Los Angeles Regionals