2018 and 2019 NFCA First Team All-America selection ... 2018 and 2019 First Team All-Region honoree and 2016 and 2017 Second Team pick ... 2019 Big 12 Player of the Year … 2018 and 2019 All-Big 12 First Team selection and 2016 and 2017 Second Team selection ... Named to 2017 and 2018 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Teams ... Top-three finalist for 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and top-25 finalist in 2018 ... 2019 Senior CLASS Award Finalist … chosen for 2016 and 2019 WCWS All-Tournament Teams ... 2016 All-Big 12 Freshman Team honoree ... one of 25 finalists for 2016 NFCA Freshman of the Year ... Five-time Big 12 Player of the Week (2/26/19, 5/7/18, 3/19/18, 3/22/17, 5/17/16) … 2019 Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.
Finished her Sooner career as the OU career leader in at-bats (853) and doubles (58) and tied for first with 13 sacrifice flies … Ranks second in OU career history in hits (320), extra-base hits (121) and total bases (558) … Also ranks third in games played (258); fourth in RBIs (215); fifth in batting average (.375), runs scored (229) and home runs (54); sixth in assists (367) and seventh in slugging percentage (.654).
Started all 63 of OU’s games at third base … Led the nation with 176 total bases … Led the team in batting average (.427), at-bats (211), hits (90), doubles (18), home runs (20), RBIs (56), total bases (176), sacrifice flies (six) and assists (71) … Ranked second nationally in hits (90), fourth in sacrifice flies (six), 11th in home runs (20), 14th in runs per game (1.08), 15th in slugging percentage (.834), 17th in batting average (.427), 24th in doubles (18) and 48th in toughest to strikeout (21.1 at-bats per strikeout) … Paced OU with 28 multiple-hit performances and 14 multiple-RBI games … Ranked in the top five in OU single-season history in: extra-base hits (42, ranks second), total bases (176, second) and hits (90, fourth) … Also ranked in the top 10 in OU single-season history in: runs scored (68, sixth), doubles (18, sixth), home runs (20, seventh), batting average (.427, ninth) and slugging percentage (.834, 10th) … Strung together a season-long hitting streak over 13 games from Feb. 24-March 16 … Went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI at Grand Canyon (2/8) … Doubled and homered to tally a season-high four RBIs while scoring two runs vs. Kentucky (2/14) … Finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored against BYU (2/22) … Scored four runs to set a career high and went 3-for-3 against UC Santa Barbara (2/24) … Registered two hits in each of OU’s first three home games (3/1-5) … Set a career high with four hits while scoring three runs, driving in two, doubling twice and homering against Dartmouth (3/15) … Recorded her second career multi-homer game with two homers against Tulsa (3/27) … Went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs against Baylor (4/5) before going 3-for-4 with three runs scored two days later … Led off OU’s second NCAA Regional game against Wisconsin with a home run, finishing the day 3-for-4 (5/19, game one) … In her final game at Marita Hynes Field, went 3-for-5 with two runs, a double and a homer in the NCAA Super Regional finale vs. Northwestern (5/25) … 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple in OU’s WCWS opener vs. Alabama (5/30) … Went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer in OU’s season finale vs. UCLA (6/4).
Started all 62 games at third base … Led the team in at-bats (195) and hits (77) … Tied for the team lead in doubles (12) and sacrifice flies (four) … Four sacrifice flies ties for seventh-most in a single season in school history and strikeout rate of 27.86 AB/K ranks eighth … Also led the team with 25 multi-hit games while totaling 15 games with multiple RBIs … Finished the season ranked 16th nationally in hits (77), 19th in strikeout rate (27.9 AB/K), 24th in RBIs (59), 35th in total bases (127) and 48th in sacrifice flies (four) … Opened the season with a 3-for-3 showing against Weber State (2/9) … Drove in three runs and scored three behind a 3-for-3 showing with a home run against Montana (2/10) … Drove in both of OU’s run in its 2-0 victory at New Mexico State (2/17) … Recorded four RBIs against Arizona State (2/22) … Went 10-for-16 (.625) with seven extra-base hits, 25 total bases, a .700 on-base percentage, 1.563 slugging percentage, 10 runs and 13 RBIs at the Easton Tournament (3/16-18) … Went 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs against DePaul (3/16) … Finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs against Nebraska (3/17) … Earned her first multi-homer game with a pair of three-run blasts against Cal State Fullerton (3/18), setting a career high with six RBIs … Hit her first career grand slam against Texas (4/28), finishing the game with five RBIs and two runs scored … Opened the Big 12 Championship 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI against Texas before driving in three runs in a 2-for-4 showing against Iowa State (5/11) … Tallied three RBIs in OU’s NCAA Regional opener against Boston (5/18).
Played in and started 69 games at 3B ... led the team in hits and at-bats ... 236 at-bats were third most in OU history and strikeout rate of 26.22 AB/K ranked ninth ... ranked 14th in the country in hits (80), 19th in total bases (132) and 21st in RBI (59) ... hit a walk-off, 2-run HR in the 10th to beat Tulsa in the Norman Regional (5/21); hit .389 during the Regional with 6 RBI and two doubles ... recorded a pair of 2-run home runs on the opening day of the Big 12 Championship ... drove in a career-high 4 runs, tripled and stole a base at Wichita State (3/1) ... was 8-15 (.533) with 4 doubles and 7 runs scored at the Houston Classic ... tied career high in hits by going 3-3 with 2 doubles vs. Incarnate Word (2/17) ... scored career-high 3 runs, walked and stole a base vs. Ole Miss (2/17)
Played in 64 games with 63 starts at 3B ... tied for team lead with three triples ... struck out just 4 times in 211 at-bats on the season, giving her the third best strikeout ratio in school history at 52.75 at-bats per strikeout ... hit a 3-run homer in game one of the WCWS finals vs. Auburn (6/6) ... went 2-3, including a solo home run, with 2 runs scored, a walk and stolen base against her older sister Sierra's Michigan team in the WCWS (6/4) ... hit a solo homer and scored twice in game one of the NCAA Super Regional against Louisiana-Lafayette (5/26) and tied career high with 3 hits, including another solo homer, and scored twice in game two (5/27)
Earned four letters under head coach Dan Torres ... three-time First-Team All-Southwestern League honoree ... 2014 Position Player of the Year by HS Game Time ... chosen by MaxPreps as a 2014 Underclass All-American and All-State for California Large Schools ... in her junior season, hit .612 with 41 runs scored, 30 RBI, 11 home runs and 13 stolen bases
Has played five years for the OC Batbusters in Anaheim, Calif., under the direction of Mike Stith and Garry Haning ... helped the OC Batbusters win the 18U premier national championship and Team Mizuno win the 16U national title
Full name is Sydney Joy Romero ... parents are Michael and Melissa Romero ... has two sisters, Sierra and Sophia, and one brother, Michael ... sister, Sierra, was a three-time All-American softball player at Michigan ... chose OU over Michigan, Florida and UCLA ... undecided on a major