*Photo courtesy of the Austin Chronicle
Megan Willis—Softball (2004-2007)
The former University of Texas Softball catcher has been recognized with former Texas superstar pitcher Cat Osterman throughout their careers in college and professional. Both players had massive success at the University and continue to team up on the USSSA Pride.
While at the University of Texas, Willis set a Texas and Big 12 record for putouts in a season with 762 in 2006.
In her senior year at Texas she started all 55 games and achieved a .992 fielding percentage. She batted .293 and held a .359 on-base percentage, while driving in 19 runs.
Her best season came in her junior year when she had .996 fielding percentage and only had three errors in 762 chances. While finishing her final 24 games that year without recording an error.
She was a 2nd team All-Big 12 selection twice in her career in 2005 and 2006.
Upon graduation she has been a softball professional for six years. The last two seasons she’s played on the USSSA Florida Pride. She’s won three NPA championships in 2009, 2010 and 2013 and made the All-NPA Team in 2010.
Last season she batted .271 and powered five homeruns, while driving in 12 RBIs.
At the end of August, a trio of former Texas Longhorn players: Cat Osterman, Megan Willis and Blaire Luna helped lead the USSA Pride to their second NPA Championship.
Willis earned her second championship with the Pride after she joined the team in 2010. Willis finished this season as the Pride’s backup catcher and batted .256 with seven RBI.