The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The teams selected by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee.
In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 21, and the ABCA Players of the Year will be announced Wednesday, June 28.
The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes 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 Chair of the ABCA NAIA All-America & Coach of the Year Committee is Brad Niethammer of Webber International University.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 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 74th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 4-7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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|2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams|
|NAIA All-America First Team|
|C||Dillon White||Sr.||Science & Arts||OK|
|C||Ernesto Lizardi||Sr.||Wayland Baptist||TX|
|2B||Marcus McCorkle||Jr.||Georgia Gwinnett||GA|
|3B||Trevor Achenbach||Sr.||Oklahoma Wesleyan||OK|
|OF||Will Price||Sr.||Oklahoma Wesleyan||OK|
|OF||Christopher Acosta-Tapia||Jr.||Oklahoma Wesleyan||OK|
|UT||James Land||Sr.||William Carey||MS|
|P||Damon Proctor||Sr.||Northwestern Ohio||OH|
|RP||Austin Marchant||Jr.||Grand View||IA|
|NAIA All-America Second Team|
|C||Jonah Jarrard||Jr.||The Master’s||CA|
|1B||Glen McClain||So.||Indiana Tech||IN|
|2B||Jalin Lawson||Sr.||Central Baptist||AR|
|3B||Matt Bandor||Jr.||Indiana Tech||IN|
|SS||Jeff Cardenas||Sr.||Northwestern Ohio||OH|
|OF||Dustyn Macaluso||Sr.||Central Methodist||MO|
|OF||Tanner Levine||Sr.||WVU Tech||WV|
|OF||Jared Baker||Sr.||Oklahoma City||OK|
|DH||Chris Mangus||Sr.||Indiana South Bend||IN|
|P||Francis Ventura||Jr.||Science & Arts||OK|
|RP||Tyler Shumpert||Jr.||Oklahoma Wesleyan||OK|