Cat Osterman will be the pitching ace for the U.S. Olympic softball team in Beijing. But away from the field, she's a computer nerd, a big sister and an admitted text-a-holic. Jenni Carlson: You've played a ton of international games. Do you still get butterflies? Cat Osterman: Any time you're in a big game, the nerves and the juices get flowing. It doesn't matter how confident you are; you're just excited because you're in that atmosphere. We don't get put in that this-game-means-so-much type competitive atmosphere that you get in college day in and day out. You play conference. You play postseason. That juice is there all the time. For us, once a summer, we get to play for a title, so definitely, the juices and nerves get flowing. JC: You guys don't play until a few days into the Games. Does that mean you're going to the opening ceremonies? CO: Yes ... we're all really excited about that. JC: You have interaction with other athletes in the Olympic village. Anyone leave you star-struck in Athens? CO: The biggest thing was I got to meet a lot of Texas athletes. Like Aaron Piersol, I had never met him. We literally met clear across the world in Athens for the first time. We also met Andy Roddick. He also has a house in Austin, so I've seen him in Austin. To this day, he's like, "Hey, Cat.” Knows your name. Knows what you've been doing. He definitely knows who I am, which is fun. JC: I actually heard from several athletes that they interacted with Roddick in Athens. Was he just everywhere? CO: Unlike some other tennis athletes, he stayed in the village, so I think that's where a lot of people saw him. And he didn't stay in his room. He went out and interacted. He was out and enjoying it. JC: I know you're big into technology. Haven't you even called yourself a computer nerd? CO: Uh, huh. I'm on the computer all the time. I've got a PDA and cell phone, so I can be in touch with e-mail and everything all the time. That's me. JC: Is that a release or a necessity? CO: It's more that my family is that way. People laugh, but my family communicates on AOL instant messenger. If I need something, a lot of times I can sign on and I know my mom and dad are online. JC: Did your parents ever have that moment where they passed out from the cell phone bill? CO: No, I was paying my own phone bill by the time I was a text-a-holic. JC: You have two younger brothers. What do they make of you? CO: They're both extremely supportive and extremely proud. The youngest one, he grasps it a little better now. When he was really little ... someone was talking about what they were doing and said they saw someone famous and my brother's like, "Oh, yeah, well, my sister's famous.” I'm like, "You don't say things like that, buddy.” He didn't know any better. He just knew that I played on TV and we go to games and people ask for autographs. The older of the two told me his girlfriend is scared of me. She's intimidated of me, and I don't know why because I've always been nice to her. JC: Do you get to be the big sister and go to their events? CO: I haven't got to do it as much as I'd like. The younger one, I've been to some of his baseball games. The older of the two, I went to some of his swim meets. Hopefully, I'm hoping this next fall I can get out to some of his swim meets before he's done.