Fall Sport All-American and End of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

Fall Sport All-American and End of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for soccer and volleyball All-Americans opened today at 12:00 PM EST. Nominations for soccer and volleyball will close on Tuesday, October 24th at 12:00 PM EST. All-American voting begins on October 24th at 2:00 PM EST and closes on October 30th at 12:00 PM EST. It should be noted, once the system closes out nominations on October 24th those nominations are locked. It is not possible for our office to add names after that point. Please don’t delay in designating your nominees.

*As a reminder, cross country All-Americans are determined by finish at the National Championship races and not open for nomination.

For volleyball, three nominations per team are accepted. Four nominations are accepted for soccer. You may not submit more than three (volleyball) or four (soccer) nominees, and you should only nominate players from your own team. Coaches will have a chance to evaluate other team’s nominees during the voting phase. Instructions for voting can be found below.

Additionally, nominations for the USCAA Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball Coach of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year awards are open as well. Nominations for Coach of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year close on November 1st at 12:00 PM EST. Please see the chart below for all nomination deadlines.

2017 USCAA Fall Award Schedule

         

Award

Nominations Begin

Nominations Close

Voting Begins

Voting Ends

National All-Academic

October 12th at 12:00 PM EST

November 1st at 12:00 PM EST

N/A

N/A

All-American

October 18th at 12:00 PM EST

October 24th at 12:00 PM EST

October 24th at 2:00 PM EST

October 30st at 12:00 PM EST

Coach of the Year

October 18th at 12:00 PM EST

November 1st at 12:00 PM EST

N/A

N/A

Student Athlete of the Year

October 18th at 12:00 PM EST

November 1st at 12:00 PM EST

N/A

N/A

 

For all of the awards noted above, the USCAA will be utilizing PrestoSports' online awards platform. Below you will find instructions on how to access and use the system to complete your nominations and votes.

Login

To log into the system, click this link. Your login credentials are the same login institution’s use for reporting and Player of the Week nominations. If you are having issues with your user name or password contact james.heath@theuscaa.com. If you are having any other problems with the system please contact PrestoSports at support@prestosports.com.

All-American Nomination Instructions

Once you login, you will be able to see all the available nomination categories. Click 'nominate' on the respective award you wish to submit (awards will be divided by division). You will then choose your team from the drop down menu. If your team is not shown, please upload your roster into PrestoSports. From here you will see all of your players and their cumulative yearly stats. The stats shown are based off of your reporting submissions. Click the select button on the left hand side corresponding to the player you wish to nominate. Please nominate as follows.

Volleyball - Three nominations per team will be accepted.

Soccer – Four nominations per team will be accepted.

*To be considered for first or second team, players will be required to have participated in 75% of their team’s games. Those that are nominated and do not meet the 75% criteria will still be eligible for honorable mention recognition. 

All-American Voting Instructions

At the conclusion of the nomination process coaches will be able to log back into the system where they will have the option to vote on the nominations for their sport.

After selecting the option to vote on an award, users will see the name of each nominated player on the left hand side of the screen. To vote for a player users will need to drag that player’s name into the box on the right that correspond to the level in which they are choosing to vote that player for. The levels of voting are First-Team All-American, Second-Team All-American, Honorable Mention All-American (notated in the system as Third-Team All-American) and unranked for player’s voters do not feel is deserving of All-American at this time. Voters should vote using the following structure.

Soccer:

15 First-Team All-American

15 Second-Team All-Americans

15 Honorable Mention All-Americans (notated in the system as Third-Team All-American)

Volleyball:

10 First-Team All-Americans

10 Second-Team All-Americans

10 Honorable Mention All-Americans (notated in the system as Third-Team All-American)

When you are finished please press vote on the upper right hand corner to formally submit your selections. To see supporting information on a given nominee voters can click show details next to the nominee’s name. On the display that follows voters will see the player’s name, class standing, position, coaches’ rank, and their cumulative season statistics to consider in their votes.

*If you do not vote for all 45 or 30 players, your vote will not count. Please make sure to cast a vote for the full total of players using the format above.

End of the Year Award Information 

The USCAA offers three End of the Year achievement awards, listed below with applicable criteria.

Student-Athlete of the Year - One player is selected as the award recipient each year in each USCAA sport and division. The nomination process will allow institutions to nominate one player per sport/division. The emphasis of this award is on academics and community involvement, versus athletic performance. The award winner is selected by a committee comprised of National Office members, board members, and member Athletic Directors.

Coach of the Year - One coach is selected as the award recipient each year in each USCAA sport/division. Athletic Directors and coaches are permitted to nominate, but only one nomination will be accepted per school. The award will be selected by a committee comprised of National Office members, board members, and member Athletic Directors. 

Player of the Year - Awarded to the best player in the USCAA in each sport/division. The top five players in USCAA All-American voting are considered for this award, with the selection being made by vote of the All-American selection committee. Nominations for this award are not accepted.