IOWA CITY, Iowa – Two University of Iowa softball student-athletes have been named NFCA Midwest All-Region honorees, the association announced on Thursday.
Senior Nia Carter earned first-team recognition and sophomore Tatianna Roman earned third-team honors.
Carter started every game of the 2023 season in right field and leads the team in batting average (.480), hits (96), runs scored (41) and total bases (108). She has a career-high 30 RBIs, second most on the team. Her 96 hits leads the Big Ten and is a new single-season record at Iowa. Her .480 batting average also paces the conference and is second in school history only behind her own freshman year season.
The Rancho Cucamonga, California, native, holds a .414 career average, which ranks first at Iowa. This is Carter’s second all-region recognition in as many seasons. She is the first Hawkeye to receive this honor in back-to-back seasons since Colleen McGlaughlin in 2008 and 2009.
In her first season at Iowa, Roman was the Hawkeyes’ everyday centerfielder. She has a .303 batting average, fourth on the team. She led outfielders with a .969 fielding percentage while registering 87 putouts and six outfield assists.
The Garden Grove, California, native leads the team in sacrifice hits with eight and is second on the team with 32 runs scored. She has 56 hits and seven doubles.