Broome and Castaneda were also named first team NAIA All-America honors two weeks ago.
Both Broome and Castaneda enjoyed career seasons in helping Shorter claim the program’s first NAIA softball national championship last month.
Broome, a center fielder out of LaFayette, hit a career-high .433 this season and also posted career-highs in hits (94), doubles (14), triples (5), home runs (11) and RBIs (47).
The Southern States Athletic Conference Gold Glove Outfielder recorded an incredible .696 slugging percentage as Shorter’s leadoff hitter.
and ranked No. 5 in the NAIA in hits.
Broome stole 26 bases on the year and ends her career as Shorter’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 94. Her 12 career triples are also a Shorter record while her 17 homers are fourth all-time in school history.
Broome capped her Shorter career by tripling and scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth against Oklahoma City in the national championship game. She went 3-for-4 in the title game to earn All-Tournament honors and had her home run saving catch over the center field wall in the top of the ninth that preserved a scoreless game featured as the No. 2 play on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays.
Castaneda, the 2012 SSAC Player of the Year, was an NFCA first teamer at the utility position.
The sophomore out of Sharpsburg, Ala., led the SSAC with her .444 batting average and 13 home runs. Castaneda drove in 39 runs, hit nine doubles, two triples and racked up an impressive .733 slugging percentage.
Playing both shortstop and catcher this season, Castaneda made only six errors and compiled a .982 fielding percentage. Castaneda ranked eighth in the NAIA with 68 runs scored. Her 18 career home runs in just two seasons already rank third on Shorter’s all-time list and her 25 career stolen bases are fifth all-time.
Castaneda also earned All-Tournament honors after hitting 9-for-16 with a pair of home runs and six RBI during the national tournament.
Broome and Castaneda were also named to the NFCA East Region first team in May. They were joined on the All-East Region roster by freshman pitcher Maddie Bray, the SSAC Co-Freshman of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the NAIA Softball National Championship.