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2015 NJCAA III ALL-AMERICAN SELECTION PROCEDURES

Only National Fastpitch Coaches Association member head coaches in good standing with the NFCA can nominate for the all-America team. The nomination form will only be accepted if submitted by the deadline. Please complete all statistical information in order for your nomination to be considered valid.

The all-America team is comprised of 5 Battery (3 pitchers & 2 catchers), 5 Infielders not selected by position, 4 Outfielders, 1 DP and 1 Utility. All-America selections receive a trophy. There is no all-region team selection.

An online form will be available on May 7 to nominate for the NJCAA DIII all-America team. To access the online nomination area:

Go to the NFCA Web site at http://www.nfca.org and put in your NFCA username (your email) and your NFCA password. There is a link to click for those who have forgotten your password. (This password is not available to the NFCA staff so you must get it by clicking on the “Forgot your password” link. Once logged in, click on “MY COACHES BOX.” Then, click on all-region/all-American and follow the prompts from there.

The deadline to submit online nominations is May 18, 2015.

A coach may not exceed five nominations from his/her own team. If a player plays more than one position, the player is limited to a nomination of only one position. For example, if a pitcher also plays first base, she is only eligible for either pitcher or first base.

In order for a designated player to be considered for recognition as the designated player, the player must have played in the designated player position in half or 50% of all games played by her team. For a pitcher to be considered for nomination, she must pitch in at least 40% of the games played by her team. A defensive player must participate in 60% of games at the specified position.

In order for a utility to be considered for all-region at the utility position, the player must have played at least two positions with not mroe than 60% of playing at one position. Breakdown should be indicated on the nominating form (ex: 10/ss, 12/OF, 14/DP; summary of 36 games, three positions played). Defensive stats for each position played must be provided.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The selection committee will consider each region’s nominations in determining the first team all-Americans, composed of 16 players. This first team receives a trophy.

2015 Timeline for NJCAA DIII Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Selections

Thursday, April 30                  Regional Reps mail procedure letters to coaches in their region.
Thursday, May 7                    Nominations begin online at NFCA.org.
May 14-16                             National Championship
Monday, May 18                   Nominations closed at 5 pm Eastern Time.
Friday, May 22                       All-American Conference Call.
Tuesday, May 26                  Announce All-America Team