2020 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field – USTFCCCA Awards

Award History
NJCAA ITF Awards Season
Overview and Process

USTFCCCA awards for NJCAA Indoor Track & Field include the honoring of the season’s top performing athletes and coaches on a regional and national scope.

Only athletes and coaches from NJCAA Track & Field Coaches Association associations are eligible for awards. In addition, only member coaches may vote for regional and national athlete and coach of the year awards.

USTFCCCA Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year

USTFCCCA Regional Awards Presented by ProForm Sports
Overview

Coaches from each USTFCCCA region will vote to name a winner in each of the following categories for student-athletes:

  • Men’s Track Athlete of the Year
  • Men’s Field Athlete of the Year (combined event athletes are considered field-event athletes)
  • Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
  • Women’s Field Athlete of the Year (combined event athletes are considered field-event athletes)

Coaches from each USTFCCCA region will also vote to name a winner in each of the following category for their peers (a nominee’s gender need not match that of the award — i.e., a male can be nominated for and win awards for coaching a women’s team and vice versa):

  • Men’s Coach of the Year (best program director/head coach of a men’s team)
  • Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year (best assistant coach of a men’s team)
  • Women’s Coach of the Year (best program director/head coach of a women’s team)
  • Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year (best assistant coach of a women’s team)
Process
Nominations
Member coaches and SIDs provide nominations

Nominations are CLOSED

Voting
Member coaches vote via online ballot

Voting is OPEN. Coaches, check your inbox. Email membership@ustfccca.org if you encounter ballot problems.
Voting Closes
Sat., Feb. 29, 8am CT (NEW TIME)

Winners
Winners will be announced and presented at the NJCAA Indoor Championships coaches’ technical meeting.

Presentation
Thu., March 5 @ Coaches Meeting in Lynchburg

Press Release
Tue., Mar. 10, 1pm CT (projected; in conjunction with national awards announcement)

History
USTFCCCA National Athletes and Coaches of the Year

USTFCCCA National Awards Presented by ProForm Sports
Overview

Following the national championships, the national office will prepare the ballot. The possible selections will include all regional winners, write-ins, and:

  • Track Athlete of the Year: Non-regional winners that deliver outstanding performances at the national championships (e.g., an athlete that scores more than 16 points on the track and/or breaks a championships and/or collegiate record).
  • Field Athlete of the Year: Non-regional winners that deliver outstanding performances at the national championships (e.g., an athlete that scores more than 16 points in the field and/or breaks a championships and/or collegiate record).
  • Coach of the Year: The coaches of the top-four finishing teams at the national championships.
  • Assistant Coach of the Year: One staff member optionally nominated by the head coach of each of the top four finishing teams.
Process
Regional Winners and Additions
Are automatically placed on the ballot. Based on performances from the national championships, additional nominees are added by the national office automatically (see above).
Additional Nominations
One additional National Assistant Coach of the Year nominee may be provided by the head coach of a national-championship, top-four finishing team.

National Assistant Coach of the Year Nominations Deadline
Sun., Mar. 8, 3pm CT

Voting
Member coaches vote via online ballot.

Voting Opens
Mon., Mar. 9, 4pm CT (projected)

Voting Closes
Tue., Mar. 10, 8am CT

Winners
Winners will be announced via press release and awards will be shipped to the institution.

Press Release
Tue., Mar. 10, 1pm CT (projected)

History
USTFCCCA All-America
Overview

All-America status is awarded to finishers 1-8 (individual events and relays) in each event at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Only those who earn any portion of a team point earn All-America status.

  • Eligibility: Programs must be in good membership standing with the NJCAA Track & Field Coaches Association in order for their student-athletes to be eligible for this award.
Honorees
Honorees will be officially announced via press release. Certificates and medals will be shipped to the institution.

Press Release
Mon., Mar. 9, tba (projected)

History
2020 USTFCCCA NJCAA Indoor Track & Field All-America

NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2020 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field season were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors by finishing among the top-8 in their events – including as a member of a relay – at the 2020 NJCAA Indoor […]