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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifty-five student-athletes from 35 different institutions have been voted to one of three 2024 NFCA Division I All-America teams, the Association announced on Wednesday afternoon during its annual press conference at the Women’s College World Series (WCWS).

Two programs headed into the WCWS –Florida and Oklahoma –topped the charts with five NFCA All-Americans, including two each on the first team. It is the fourth time the Gators have collected five or more All-Americans, while the Sooners have had at least five All-Americans in each of the last five seasons. 

2024 NFCA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICANS

A program making its first trip to Hall of Fame Stadium, Duke, along with fellow Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia Tech followed with three All-Americans, two apiece on the first team. It marked the most All-Americans in one year for both programs, along with the first time each school had two first teamers.

Eight more programs – Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, Miami (Ohio), Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UCLA and Wichita State – had two honorees. Both Lady Vols were first teamers, while the Tigers, Cowgirls and Bruins each have one first-team plaudit.

Twenty-three other programs had one student-athlete recognized. Of those 23, second-team Utility/Pitcher Morgan Smith has the honor of being the first NFCA All-American from Rutgers University.

Three student-athletes earned the distinction of four-time NFCA Division I All-American and bring that total to 45. Highlighting the trio is OU shortstop Tiare Jennings who is collecting her fourth first-team plaudit. Jennings is the first Sooner to earn this lofty achievement and the 21st in the NFCA DI All-America annals. 

Joining her is Joan Joyce first-team Utility/Pitcher Valerie Cagle from Clemson and Sooner teammate Jayda Coleman, a second-team selection. Not only is Cagle the first four-time Tiger, she is also the first to represent the Atlantic Coast Conference. Coleman, along with Jennings, bring OU’s total to six, one behind Alabama’s record seven first teamers.

The first team featured five unanimous selections – Stanford’s NiJaree Canady (pitcher), Florida’s Jocelyn Erickson (catcher), Baylor’s Shaylon Govan (first base), Duke’s Claire Davidson (outfield) and Texas’ Reese Atwood (designated player or utility/non-pitcher). It is the first All-America honor for Canady, Erickson, Davidson and Atwood and the second straight for Govan. 

Davidson, along with teammate Aminah Vega, are the first two first-team NFCA All-Americans in Duke’s record books.

Joining Jennings, Cagle, Coleman and Govan, there are a total of 14 repeat All-Americans across the three teams. Among those, four are three-time winners – UCLA shortstop Maya Brady (first team), Oklahoma catcher Kinzee Hansen (second team), Florida shortstop Skylar Wallace (second team) and Kentucky shortstop Erin Coffel (third team).

Taking home the 2024 Diamond Sports/NFCA Catcher of the Year with her unanimous first-team selection is Erickson. A sophomore from Phoenix, Ariz., Erickson was the 2024 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and ranks nationally in RBI (80 / 2nd) and sac flies (7 / t-5th), while batting .383 with 15 doubles, 13 home runs, 69 base hits and 46 runs scored. There have only been eight stolen base attempts all season against the All-SEC Defensive team member with her throwing out three. 

Capturing the 2024 New Balance/NFCA Golden Shoe Award is Cal State Fullerton’s Megan Delgadillo. The senior outfielder leads NCAA Division I with 44 stolen bases in 46 attempts and ranks fourth at .76 per game. Delgadillo, a NFCA All-West Region first teamer, also topped the Titans with a .417 batting average, 86 hits, 49 runs, .515 slugging percentage and .957 OPS. 

Each program participating in the WCWS has at least one All-American and a total of 20 honorees will step on the field at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. 

The NFCA All-America teams are voted on by the Association’s All-America Committees. In Division I, the committee is composed of one elected member head coach from each of the NFCA’s 10 regions. All student-athletes who were nominated by their member head coach and voted to the first, second or third-team All-Region teams were eligible for All-America consideration. View procedures HERE.

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