Mizzou Softball seniors Emily Crane and Sami Fagan were honored as 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Americans, as announced Wednesday by the NFCA office. Crane was named a First Team All-American, while Fagan earned Third Team All-American recognition. The senior duo become the 22nd and 23rd all-time individuals to claim All-American honors in Mizzou Softball history.
Overall, the Tigers have garnered 28 total All-American honors in their 42-year history. Crane becomes only the second individual to garner First Team All-American accolades in Tiger history, joining Chelsea Thomas (2011-13).
In 2016, Crane finished with a .404 average with 64 runs scored, 15 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs, 61 RBI, 25 stolen bases, .516 on-base percentage and .801 slugging percentage. The Troy, Mo., native’s 2016 campaign numbers rank among the best ever in program history. Crane’s .404 average ranks T-8th, .801 slugging percentage ranks 2nd, 17 home runs ranks T-2nd, 64 runs scored ranks T-1st, 61 RBI ranks 5th and 15 doubles ranks T-7th.
Fagan hit .434 with 59 runs scored, 72 hits, 10 doubles, 11 home runs, 54 RBI, 26 stolen bases, .562 on-base percentage and .693 slugging percentage. Her .434 average this year was the second-highest single season average in program history. Fagan’s .379 career average ranks 3rd, 272 hits ranks 2nd, 191 RBI ranks 2nd, 74 stolen bases ranks T-9th, and 204 runs scored ranks 2nd.