USCAA All-American Process
The USCAA utilizes PrestoSports' online awards platform for nominating and voting for USCAA All-Americans nominations. After the nomination period is opened (as communicated via USCAA website and press release), coaches can log into the system to nominate their student-athletes. Below you will find instructions on how to access and use the system.
To log into the system, click this link. Your login credentials is 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 email@example.com. If you are having any other problems with the system please contact PrestoSports at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you login, you will be able to see all the available nomination categories. Click 'nominate' on the respective award you wish to submit (whichever sport you are nominating for). 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.
Basketball: Three nominations per team will be accepted.
Baseball: Four nominations per team will be accepted.
Softball: Four nominations per team will be accepted.
*Please note, based on recommendations from the membership at the 2014 USCAA National Convention, players will now be required to have participated in 75% of their team’s games to recieve consideration for first or second team All-American. Those that are nominated and do not meet the 75% criteria will still be eligible for honorable mention recognition. Pitchers in baseball and softball will be exempt from this policy.
The USCAA offers coaches the opportunity to vote on nominations for USCAA All-Americans. 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, the user 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 players 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 Division I: 14 First-Team All-Americans, 14 Second-Team All-Americans, 5 Honorable Mention All-Americans
Soccer Division II: 14 First-Team All-Americans, 14 Second-Team All-American, 15 Honorable Mention All-Americans
Volleyball Division I: 10 First-Team All-Americans, 10 Second-Team All-Americans, 5 Honorable Mention All-Americans
Volleyball Division II: 10 First-Team All-Americans, 10 Second-Team All-Americans, 10 Honorable Mention All-Americans
Basketball: 10 First-Team All-Americans, 10 Second-Team All-Americans, 10 Honorable Mention All-Americans
Baseball: 15 First-Team All-Americans, 15 Second-Team All-Americans, 15 Honorable Mention All-Americans
Softball: 15 First-Team All-Americans, 15 Second-Team All-Americans, 15 Honorable Mention All-American
After votes have been calculated using the online system, the USCAA will then send a spreadsheet with the votes to a final selection committee. The purpose of that committee is to review votes, discuss player merit, and solve tiebreakers. The scope of the selection committee is limited to not allow excessive deviation from the votes tallied from the membership. USCAA All-Americans are officially announced at the championship banquet.
Note 1: Honorable Mention selections for Division I Soccer and Division I Volleyball will not exceed five student-athletes. The number of Honorable Mention All-Americans for each other sport will be determined by the selection committee.
Note 2: First and Second-Team All-American selections for soccer are made by position. The structure is as follows; four forwards, four midfielders, four defenders, and two goalkeepers.