College of Liberal Arts

Texas Exes Honor Three Liberal Arts Alumni

Mon, May 19, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Exes recently conferred its Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award to five UT Austin alumni, three of whom are graduates of the College of Liberal Arts:

  • Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
(BA '96) Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas; Interim Medical Director of the Trauma Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital; Lieutenant with the Dallas Police Department; and Inspector and Medical Director at the University of Texas System Police in
  • Catherine “Cat” Osterman
(BA '07)
Professional softball player and assistant coach with St. Edward’s University in Austin. During her time at UT Austin, Osterman and her team won three Big 12 Championships, three tournament titles, and made three World Series appearances. She was also a three-time USA Softball College Player of the Year. A two-time Olympian, Osterman won gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics and silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is a board member of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI) in Austin, which runs free softball leagues and clinics for Austin’s underprivileged youth. 
  • Jeffrey E. Tsai
(BA '97)
Special Assistant Attorney General with the Office of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
San Francisco, California. Prior to his appointment, Tsai was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice for eight years, first in Miami, Florida and then in Washington D.C. An active member of the bar, Tsai is a barrister in the prestigious Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court in San Francisco, and he was recently elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Initiated in 1980, the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award recognizes Texas Exes 39 and younger who have made significant achievements in their careers and service to the university.

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