The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches
Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. Ten of the student-athletes selected for All-America teams are playing in the NCAA Div.
I College World Series starting this weekend in Omaha, including two first-team selections each by Florida and Oregon State. Oregon
State, Minnesota and Stanford each had three All-America honorees.
First recognized in 1949, the ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans are selected by the ABCA All-
America Committee. The Chair of the committee is Tommy Raffo of Arkansas State University.
Also on the committee are Dean Ehehalt (Monmouth University), Brian O’Connor (Virginia),
Butch Thompson (Auburn), Jim Penders (Connecticut), Steve Jaksa (Central Michigan), Dan
Heefner (Dallas Baptist) and George Horton (Oregon).
In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June
20, the ABCA/Rawlings Pitchers of the Year will be announced on Monday, June 25, and the ABCA/Rawlings Position Players of
the Year will be announced on Wednesday, June 27. ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections, which were announced last
Wednesday, were eligible for All-America honors.
The ABCA/Rawlings All-America and Gold Glove Teams are selected in nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA
Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional
organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its
over 9,700 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries.
Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June
1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight
divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific
Association Division, High School and Youth. The 75th annual
ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
The ABCA will also be hosting 20 one-day coaching clinics in
16 states in 2018.
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ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams