LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For their outstanding efforts on the diamond this season, 263 players from 137 different teams across the nation have been selected to the 2013 NFCA Division I All-Region teams. The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first and second teams selected for each region.
The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams. In addition, conference pitchers and players of the year not selected to the regional teams were added for All-America consideration.
Five teams saw all six of their nominated players earn all-region accolades: No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 6 Texas and Hofstra (received votes in the final regular season poll). The Ducks placed a nation-best five of their players on the first team in the Pacific Region, while the fourth-rated Sun Devils, No. 5 Tennessee, the sixth-ranked Longhorns, No. 9 Alabama, Fordham and Hofstra followed closely behind with four first-team nods each.
The 2013 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 29, via NFCA.org.
To view all of the 2013 NFCA Division I All-Region teams, please click here.