Due to continued development of COVID-19 and the effect it has had on the sports landscape, the NFCA is providing an update on all of its 2020 awards for both coaches and student-athletes.
The Association’s primary goal is to protect the integrity of these awards. Please see the summary for all NFCA awards and scholarships that will and will not be presented in 2020.
Turface Athletics/NFCA Field of the Year
NFCA Victory Club
Donna Newberry “Perseverance” Award
Mary Nutter Scholarship
Geri Ann Glasco Memorial Scholarship
NFCA All-Region & All American*
NFCA Regional/National Coaching Staffs of the Year
Easton/NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year
New Balance/NFCA Golden Shoe
Diamond/NFCA Catcher of the Year
Schutt Sports/NFCA Player, Pitcher & Freshman of the Year
Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
Top 10 Academic Teams
All-Region, All-American, Regional/National Coaching Staff of the Year, Easton/NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year, New Balance/NFCA Golden Shoe, Diamond/NFCA Catcher of the Year, Schutt Sports/NFCA Player, Pitcher, & Freshman of the Year:
For student-athlete athletic awards, there were not enough games played and therefore not enough body of work to fairly evaluate athletes. These same principles apply for the coaching awards.*At this point in time, All-Region and All-American awards could still be awarded for High School players since many high school Associations across the country have not made a final decision on whether student-athlete play will resume or not. The NFCA will update high school coaches accordingly as COVID-19 continues to develop.
Many universities, colleges, and high schools have moved to a pass/fail system, rather than award letter grades for the spring semester or quarter. In order to maintain year-to-year consistency of these prestigious academic awards, the Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Award and Top 10 Academic Teams will not be given for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Head to your Coach's Box to update your record and/or submit a milestone from the 2020 season.Additional Awards & Scholarships:
Nominations can be submitted for the Donna Newberry "Perseverance," Humanitarian, and Turface Athletics/NFCA Field of the Year. Additionally, you can apply for the Diversity, Mary Nutter, and Geri Ann Glasco Memorial Scholarships. All can be found in your Coach’s Box.