Texas Longhorns softball

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Texas Longhorns softball
2024 Texas Longhorns softball team
Founded1997
UniversityUniversity of Texas at Austin
All-time Record1,086–472–5 (.696)
Head coachMike White (6th season)
ConferenceBig 12
LocationAustin, TX
Home stadiumRed & Charline McCombs Field (Capacity: 1,254)
NicknameLonghorns
ColorsBurnt orange and white[1]
   
NCAA WCWS runner-up
2022
NCAA WCWS appearances
1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2022
NCAA Super Regional appearances
2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
NCAA Tournament appearances
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2002, 2003, 2005
Regular Season Conference championships
2002, 2003, 2006, 2010

The Texas Longhorns softball team represents The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate softball competition. The Longhorns currently compete in the Big 12 Conference.

The University of Texas began varsity intercollegiate competition in softball in 1997; the softball team competed as a club team for one year in 1996.[2] Texas has an all-time varsity win–loss record of 986–435–3 (.693) as of the end of the 2021 season.[3] The Longhorns have won four regular season conference championships and four conference tournament championships in softball.[2][4] (The Big 12 did not hold a softball tournament during the 2011 to 2016 seasons.) Texas has made 22 total appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 26 seasons of varsity competition, reaching the Women's College World Series (WCWS) six times (1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2022) and the super regional round, which was introduced in 2005, on eight occasions.[2][4]

The Longhorns play their home games at Red & Charline McCombs Field, where they have compiled a record of 519–137–2 (.790) as of the end of the 2021 season.[3] Texas hired fourth-year head coach Mike White, formerly head coach of the Oregon Ducks, on June 25, 2018.[5]

History[edit]

The Longhorns softball team gets the final strike-out to win over Penn State, February 15, 2008

Coaching history[edit]

Years Coach Record %
1997–2018 Connie Clark 873–401–3 .685
2019–present Mike White 213–71–2 .748

Championships[edit]

Conference Championships[edit]

Season Conference Record Head coach
2002 Big 12 Conference 17–1 Connie Clark
2003 Big 12 Conference 15–2 Connie Clark
2006 Big 12 Conference 15–2 Connie Clark
2010 Big 12 Conference 14–2 Connie Clark

Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

Year Conference Tournament Location Head coach
1999 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Connie Clark
2002 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Connie Clark
2003 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Connie Clark
2005 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Connie Clark

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Texas in current position
Mike White Head coach 6th
Steve Singleton Assistant coach 3rd
Megan Bartlett Assistant coach 2nd
Nicole Parnell Assistant coach and Volunteer Coach 1st
Reference:[6]

All-time season results[edit]

Information Source: 2019 Texas Longhorns Softball Media Guide – All-Time Series Records section[3]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll
Connie Clark (Big 12) (1997–2018)
1997 Connie Clark 30–24 6–10 7th
1998 Connie Clark 49–16 11–5 3rd Women's College World Series 7
1999 Connie Clark 45–17 10–4 2nd Region 8 2nd Round 18
2000 Connie Clark 30–27–1 11–5 3rd Region 6 3rd Round
2001 Connie Clark 24–29 5–13 9th
2002 Connie Clark 50–13 17–1 1st Region 5 Semifinals 16
2003 Connie Clark 49–9 15–2 1st Women's College World Series 4
2004 Connie Clark 24–25 5–13 8th
2005 Connie Clark 49–13 11–6 3rd Women's College World Series 4
2006 Connie Clark 55–9 15–2 1st Women's College World Series 5
2007 Connie Clark 35–20 8–10 6th Gainesville Regional 24
2008 Connie Clark 23–23–2 9–9 T-4th Houston Regional
2009 Connie Clark 40–20 11–7 4th Tuscaloosa Regional
2010 Connie Clark 43–15 14–2 1st Austin Regional 18
2011 Connie Clark 46–10 14–4 2nd Austin Regional 19
2012 Connie Clark 47–13 16–8 T-3rd Austin Super Regional 9
2013 Connie Clark 51–10 14–4 2nd Women's College World Series 3
2014 Connie Clark 35–23 12–6 3rd Lafayette Regional
2015 Connie Clark 38–17 12–6 T-2nd Los Angeles Regional
2016 Connie Clark 38–16 10–7 3rd Lafayette Regional
2017 Connie Clark 33–26 7–10 4th College Station Regional
2018 Connie Clark 33–23 10–8 4th Seattle Regional
Connie Clark: 867–398–3 243–142
Mike White (Big 12) (2019–present)
2019 Mike White 46–17 12–6 3rd Tuscaloosa Super Regional 11
2020 Mike White 24–3
2021 Mike White 43–14 12–6 3rd Stillwater Super Regional 12
2022 Mike White 47–22–1 12–6 3rd Women's College World Series Runner-up 2
2023 Mike White 45–15–1 11–7 2nd Knoxville Super Regional
2024 Mike White 8–0 0–0
Mike White: 213–71–2 47–25
Total: 1086–472–5

      National Champions         College World Series Runner-Up         College World Series Participants  
      Conference Champions       Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champion

All-time series records[edit]

Big 12 members[edit]

*Through February 7, 2023.
Information Source: 2019 Texas Longhorns Softball Media Guide – All-Time Series Records section[3]
2019 Season Results[7]

Opponent Overall Record Home Away Neutral Postseason Current Streak
Baylor 37-22 20-8 16-13 1-2 1-2 W1
Iowa State 63-4 28-3 27-0 7-1 6-1 W7
Kansas 46-14 21-4 23-10 2-0 2-0 W15
Oklahoma 25-53 11-20 7-21 7-9 4-11 L3
Oklahoma State 38-32 19-12 16-16 1-2 4-6 W2
Texas Tech 53-12 22-4 24-5 6-2 6-2 W4

Former Big 12 members[edit]

*Through February 7, 2023.
Information Source: 2019 Texas Longhorns Softball Media Guide – All-Time Series Records section[3]
2019 Season Results[8]

Opponent Overall Record Home Away Neutral Postseason Current Streak
Missouri 17-20 10-7 4-9 3-4 2-3 W1
Nebraska 20-18 9-7 5-8 6-3 5-3 W6
Texas A&M 22-22 11-7 7-10 4-5 3-5 W1

Individual honors, awards, and accomplishments[edit]

National honors and awards[edit]

National Player of the Year

Texas is the only program in the NCAA with three USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year awards.[9] Pitcher Cat Osterman, who won the award all three times, is the only player in NCAA history to have won the award more than twice.[10]

National Player of the Year award recipients
Player Position Career Award Year Awards
Cat Osterman P 2002–03, 2005–06 2003 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
Cat Osterman P 2002–03, 2005–06 2005 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
Honda Sports Award
Cat Osterman P 2002–03, 2005–06 2006 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
Honda Sports Award
Shealyn O'Leary P 2019-present 2020 Softball America Freshman Pitcher of the Year
Miranda Elish P 2019-2020 2020 Softball America Player of the Year

Conference awards and honors[edit]

Sources:[11]

Big 12 Player of the Year
Big 12 Pitcher of the Year
  • Cat Osterman, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Blaire Luna, 2010
Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • Jodi Reeves, 1997
  • Lindsay Gardner, 2000
  • Cat Osterman, 2002
  • Chez Sievers, 2003
  • Blaire Luna, 2010
  • Taylor Thom, 2011
  • Tiarra Davis, 2014
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Megan Willis, 2006, 2007
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
  • Christa Williams, 1998
Big 12 Coach of the Year

Home Field[edit]

Home Field Seasons Record
East Austin Youth Complex 1997 14-7-0
Red & Charline McCombs Field 1998–present 446-124-2

Through 2019 Season

Attendance Record[edit]

No. Date Opponent Attendance Result Notes
1 April 16, 2022 Oklahoma 1,698 W 4-2
2 February 21, 2024 Houston Christian 1,694 W 14-1
3 April 15, 2022 Oklahoma 1,687 L 1-9
4 April 30, 2006 Oklahoma State 1,570 W 3-0
5 April 14, 2022 Oklahoma 1,498 L 0-3
6 April 2, 2022 Iowa State 1,464 W 11-10
7 April 3, 2022 Iowa State 1,463 W 7-2
8 May 27, 2006 Washington 1,437 W 1-0 Austin Super Regional
April 6, 2005 Texas A&M 1,437 W 3-0
10 May 26, 2006 Washington 1,435 W 9-1 Austin Super Regional

Through 2024 Season

No-Hitters[edit]

Texas pitchers have thrown 53 no-hitters, including 11 perfect games.[12]

Legend Perfect Game
# Date Pitcher Opponent IP K BB HBP E Score
1 February 4, 1998 Christa Williams St. Edward's 4 10 1 0 0 10-0
Carmen Martinez 1 0 2 0 0
2 February 28, 1998 Christa Williams TWU 7 12 1 0 0 5-0
3 March 6, 1998 Christa Williams Hofstra 7 13 1 1 0 1-0
4 March 14, 1998 Christa Williams North Carolina 5 9 4 0 0 8-0
5 April 2, 1999 Christa Williams Texas A&M 7 11 4 0 0 1-0
6 April 13, 1999 Christa Williams UTSA 5 10 5 0 2 17-0
7 April 18, 1999 Christa Williams Oklahoma 8 8 1 0 1 1-0
8 February 7, 2001 Natalie King St. Edward's 5 5 1 0 0 10-0
9 March 14, 2001 Natalie King New Mexico State 7 6 3 1 0 3-0
10 February 13, 2002 Cat Osterman Utah 7 16 3 0 1 3-0
11 February 15, 2002 Cat Osterman Southwest Texas 7 13 0 0 3 4-0
12 February 26, 2002 Cat Osterman Stephen F. Austin 7 15 0 0 0 7-0
13 March 27, 2002 Cat Osterman Baylor 7 17 0 0 0 2-0
14 April 27, 2002 Cat Osterman Oklahoma State 7 15 0 0 0 5-0
15 February 8, 2003 Cat Osterman Fresno State 7 18 0 0 0 4-0
16 February 12, 2003 Cat Osterman UT Arlington 7 17 0 0 1 7-0
17 February 28, 2003 Amy Bradford North Carolina 7 13 0 1 0 3-0
18 March 1, 2003 Cat Osterman Florida 7 18 1 0 0 1-0
19 March 5, 2003 Cat Osterman UTSA 7 17 2 0 0 3-0
20 March 6, 2003 Amy Bradford Eastern Michigan 5 11 1 0 0 8-0
21 February 16, 2005 Cat Osterman Texas State 7 17 0 0 0 4-0
22 February 25, 2005 Meagan Denny BYU 7 15 2 0 0 1-0
23 March 9, 2005 Cat Osterman UTSA 7 18 0 0 0 2-0
24 March 11, 2005 Cat Osterman UTEP 7 19 1 0 0 3-0
25 April 26, 2005 Meagan Denny Texas Tech 7 15 1 0 1 3-0
26 May 12, 2005 Cat Osterman Nebraska 7 14 2 0 0 3-0
27 May 20, 2005 Cat Osterman Massachusetts 7 14 1 0 0 1-0
28 May 21, 2005 Cat Osterman Mississippi State 7 17 0 0 0 2-0
29 February 10, 2006 Cat Osterman Syracuse 5 11 0 0 1 12-0
30 February 11, 2006 Cat Osterman Northwestern 7 17 1 0 0 3-0
31 February 17, 2006 Cat Osterman Fordham 7 17 0 0 1 1-0
32 March 8, 2006 Cat Osterman North Texas 7 16 0 2 0 5-0
33 April 15, 2006 Cat Osterman Oklahoma 7 14 0 1 0 2-0
34 April 28, 2007 Meagan Denny Iowa State 7 11 1 0 1 1-0
35 May 1, 2008 Brittany Barnhill Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6 4 2 1 0 8-0
36 February 12, 2010 Blaire Luna North Carolina 8 6 1 0 0 1-0
37 March 4, 2010 Kim Bruins Texas Southern 5 3 0 1 0 1-0
38 March 16, 2010 Blaire Luna North Texas 6 10 5 0 3 0-1
39 May 1, 2010 Blaire Luna Iowa State 5 12 1 0 0 8-0
40 March 17, 2011 Blaire Luna Washington 5 9 0 0 0 12-0
41 March 4, 2012 Kim Bruins Sam Houston State 5 9 1 0 1 14-0
42 February 7, 2013 Blaire Luna Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7 14 2 0 1 6-0
43 April 4, 2013 Kim Bruins Texas Southern 2 1 0 0 0 8-0
Holly Kern 1 1 0 0 0
Gabby Smith 1 2 0 0 0
Blaire Luna 1 3 0 0 0
44 April 6, 2013 Blaire Luna Western Kentucky 7 16 1 0 0 4-0
45 April 12, 2013 Blaire Luna Iowa State 5 11 2 0 1 8-0
46 May 26, 2013 Blaire Luna Florida State 7 13 1 0 0 4-0
47 March 6, 2019 Shealyn O'Leary Longwood 5 2 1 0 2 9-1
48 March 22, 2019 Miranda Elish Iowa State 5 8 1 0 0 11-0
49 March 27, 2019 Shealyn O'Leary Baylor 7 3 0 0 0 2-0
50 March 8, 2020 Miranda Elish New Mexico 7 10 0 0 0 7-0
51 March 20, 2021 Ariana Adams New Mexico 5 4 1 1 0 12-0
52 February 27, 2022 Sophia Simpson UTSA 6 12 4 0 0 8-0
53 February 26, 2023 Citlaly Gutierrez Texas Southern 5 9 0 0 0 22-0

Retired numbers[edit]

Number Player Position Years at Texas
8 Cat Osterman P 2002-03, 2005-06

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors | Brand | The University of Texas". Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "2017 Texas Softball Fact Book" (PDF). texassports.com. p. 2. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "2019 Texas Softball Fact Book" (PDF). texassports.com. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, pp. 2, 52–58
  5. ^ Greif, Andrew. "Mike White leaving Oregon Ducks softball program for Texas". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ "2020 Softball Roster". TexasSports.com. Texas Longhorns Athletics. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  7. ^ "2019 Softball Results". Texas Sports. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 Softball Results". Texas Sports. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  9. ^ 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, p. 3
  10. ^ 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, pp. 90, 95
  11. ^ "Big 12 Softball Record Book" (PDF). Big12Sports.com. Big 12 Conference. p. 7. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Texas Longhorns Softball 2020 Fact Book" (PDF). Texas Sports. p. 91. Retrieved March 9, 2020.