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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifty-seven student-athletes from 39 different institutions have been voted to one of three 2024 NFCA Division II All-America teams, the Association revealed on Wednesday.

Central Region champion Augustana University, along with the top overall seeds and regional finalists from the South Central, West Texas A&M, and the Central, Pittsburg State University, led the way with four All-Americans. The Lady Buffs were the lone program two have two student-athletes named to the first team. The Vikings and Gorillas each had one first teamer.


The University of Charleston followed with three All-Americans, while Auburn-University at Montgomery, Colorado Christian University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Indianapolis, University of North Georgia, Valdosta State University and Wilmington University had two apiece. Charleston, Trevecca Nazarene and Valdosta State each collected one first-team selection.

Kenzee Smith, a first-team All-America pitcher from UIndy, and Torri Chute, a third-team selection at first base from Augustana earned the distinction of being named the NFCA’s 21st and 22nd four-time All-Americans in NCAA Division II. Smith bookends two second-team plaudits with a pair of first-team honors, while Chute earned her first three nods at Designated Player or Utility/Non-Pitcher, which included one appearance on the first team and two on the second team. 

Chute is the fourth Viking to earn this honor, joining former Augie standouts Kim Kouri (1988-91), Chrissa Landwehr (1998-01) and Ashley Mickschl (2018-19, 2021-22). Smith now stands alongside the former Greyhound hurler as the program’s second four timer.

Adelphi University senior pitcher Lindsey Hibbs (2nd team) and Charleston senior shortstop Hannah Rose (3rd-team) collected their third consecutive All-America awards. Thirteen more student-athletes were named an All-American for the second time, five of which charted first-team accolades – University of Tampa pitcher Mariah Galhouse, McKendree shortstop Lauren Harris, Joan Joyce Utility/Pitcher Terrin Ritz from University of Central Oklahoma, Metropolitan State University of Denver outfielder Shelby Robb and University of Mount Olive third baseman Kylie Emanuele. Ritz’s award is named after the late NFCA Hall of Famer and pioneer of women’s sports.

Additionally, 40 student athletes are receiving their first-ever NFCA Division II All-America award with three programs on the Division II list for the first time. East Stroudsburg University’s Sarah Davenport (1st team) and Pace University’s Giselle Garcia (3rd team) have the honor of being their program’s first-ever NFCA All-Americans, while Emmanuel University’s Alyssa Adams (2nd team) is the first during the Lions’ NCAA Division II era. Emmanuel previously collected All-America plaudits as an NAIA program.

Trevecca Nazarene’s Kendall Andrews is the 2024 Diamond Sports/NFCA Division II Catcher of the Year. The first-team All-American was both a threat at the plate and on the base paths as she led the Trojans in nearly every offensive category. Andrews batted .387 with 14 doubles, 15 home runs, 66 RBI, 59 runs scored and 51 walks to go along with .757 slugging and .521 on-base percentages for a 1.278 OPS. Fueled by her high OBP, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year also swiped 49 bases in 51 attempts

Tristyn Stewart, a second-team All-America outfielder from Wilmington, was voted the New Balance/NFCA Golden Shoe Award winner. She is 54-for-56 on the base paths, officially third in NCAA Division II in percentage (.964), but tops amongst players with 25 or more attempts as well as third in overall steals and sixth in per game (.90).

Sixteen All-Americans hailing from seven programs are representing their teams at the 2024 NCAA Division II Championships which is currently underway in Longwood, Fla. and is part of the Spring Sports Festival. 

The NFCA All-America teams are voted on by the Association’s All-America Committees. In Division II, the committee is comprised of one member head coach from each of the NCAA’s eight regions. All student-athletes who were nominated by a member head coach and voted to the first- or second-team All-Region squads were eligible for All-America consideration.

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