Wednesday, the Michigan Athletic Department named Mason Ferlic and Sierra Romero the 2015-16 Athletes of the Year.

For Romero, this marks the second consecutive year she has been named the Female Athlete of the Year.

The senior second baseman recently finished her storied college career, during which she broke numerous school and national records while also leading her team to three appearances in the Women’s College World Series — including a runner-up finish in 2015.

In her final season in Ann Arbor, Romero became the first player in NCAA history to tally 300 runs, 300 hits and 300 RBI, while posting a .451 batting average with 19 home runs and 79 RBI.

For her efforts, she was named to the NFCA All-American team for the fourth time in her career, while also winning the ASA Softball Player of the Year award after finishing as a top-three finalist in each of the previous two years.

Ferlic is coming off a weekend in which he won the NCAA Championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, marking the culmination of a brilliant senior year that also saw him post a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time in the steeplechase.

Ferlic, also a senior, finished his career at Michigan as both a five-time USTFCCCA All-American and Big Ten champion in track, as well as a two-time USTFCCCA All-American in cross country. He was a two-year captain of both teams, and helped lead the cross country team to its first Big Ten title in 18 years.

 

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