LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 172 student-athletes from 71 programs have received 2016 NFCA NAIA All-Region accolades.
Complete NAIA All-Region team HERE.
The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s six regions with first and second-team recognition. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2016 NFCA NAIA All-American squads.
No. 1 Oklahoma City out of the Southwest Region led the way with seven selections, while regional foe and No. 9 LSU-Alexandria and No. 4 Campellsville University (Midwest) recorded six honorees. No. 17 Marian University (Ind.) from the Great Lakes and No. 18 Arizona Christian (West) earned five nods. Leading the way in the Central Region with four selections were No. 23 Grand View University and No. 15 Morningside, while in the Southeastern University posted an East Region-best four recognitions.
The Stars and Tigers paced the field with five first-team honorees and Corban University garnered four first-team plaudits. Eleven more programs received three first-team nods.
The 2016 NFCA NAIA All-America teams will be announced on Friday, June 3, via NFCA.org.