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Texas Longhorns softball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
University University of Texas at Austin
Head coach Mike White (1st season)
Conference Big 12
Location Austin, TX
Home stadium Red & Charline McCombs Field (Capacity: 1,254)
Nickname Longhorns
Colors Burnt Orange and White[1]
         
NCAA WCWS appearances
1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013
NCAA Super Regional appearances
2005, 2006, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2002, 2003, 2005
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 873–401–3 (.685) as of the end of the 2018 season.[2] The Longhorns have won four regular season conference championships and four conference tournament championships in softball (the Big 12 discontinued its conference tournament after the 2010 season).[2][3] Texas has made 19 total appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 22 seasons of varsity competition, reaching the Women's College World Series (WCWS) five times (1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013) and the super regional round, which was introduced in 2005, on four occasions.[2][3]

The Longhorns play their home games at Red & Charline McCombs Field, where they have compiled a record of 446–125–2 (.780) as of the end of the 2018 season.[4] Texas hired first-year head coach Mike White, formerly head coach of the Oregon Ducks, on June 25, 2018.[5]

Individual honors, awards, and accomplishments

National honors and awards

National Player of the Year

Texas is the only program in the NCAA with three USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year awards.[6] Pitcher Cat Osterman, who won the award all three times, is the only player in NCAA history to have won the award more than once.[7]

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


Notes

  1. ^ "Colors | Brand | The University of Texas". Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "2017 Texas Softball Fact Book" (PDF). texassports.com. p. 2. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, pp. 2, 52–58
  4. ^ 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, pp. 2, 65
  5. ^ Greif, Andrew. "Mike White leaving Oregon Ducks softball program for Texas". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, p. 3
  7. ^ 2017 Texas Softball Fact Book, pp. 90, 95
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