NFCA reveals 2024 Division I Rawlings Gold Glove recipients

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NFCA reveals 2024 Division I Rawlings Gold Glove recipients

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. revealed the nine recipients of the 2024 NCAA Division I Rawlings Gold Glove Award®, presented by the NFCA, on Wednesday during a press conference at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.

NFCA All-Americans University of Florida catcher Jocelyn Erickson and University of Arizona left fielder Dakota Kennedy highlight this year’s recipients. Erickson was the unanimous All-America selection behind the dish and was also tabbed the Diamond Sports/NFCA Catcher of the Year. Kennedy earned a third-team plaudit and is the second straight Wildcat to capture Gold Glove status (2023 – Allie Skaggs, 2B).

Two programs – Florida and California State University, Fullerton – had multiple honorees as seven Division I programs were represented in 2024. Erickson was joined by Gator center fielder Kendra Falby. They are the second and third Gators to earn Gold Gloves (2022 – Hannah Adams, 2B).

First baseman Peyton Toto and right fielder Kate Verhoef nabbed the first-ever Gold Gloves for the Titans and the Big West Conference.

Erickson’s batterymate on the team is Troy University pitcher Libby Baker as she is the Trojans’ and Sun Belt Conference’s first representative.

Completing the infield is University of Georgia’s Sydney Kuma (second base), Texas Tech University’s Riley Love (third base) and University of Oregon’s Paige Sinicki (shortstop), all first-time winners from their respective programs.

Erickson and Falby are representing Florida at the Women’s College World Series.

Recipients of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, presented by the NFCA, were selected by the NFCA’s NCAA Division I All-America Committee, following regional voting to identify the finalists at each position. The group utilized fielding statistics and school-submitted video to closely examine finalists and select the winners at every defensive position. Any student-athlete that competed in the current championship year and was nominated by their head coach who is a member in good standing with the NFCA was eligible for consideration for this prestigious accolade.

About Rawlings

Established in 1887, Rawlings is an innovative leading global brand and manufacturer of premium baseball and softball equipment, including gloves, balls, and protective headwear. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. 

Rawlings is the Official Baseball, Helmet, Face Guard and Glove of Major League Baseball, the Official Baseball of Minor League Baseball and the Official Baseball and Softball of the NCAA and the NAIA.  The company is headquartered in St. Louis. For more information, please visit www.Rawlings.com.

About National Fastpitch Coaches Association

Established in 1983, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization of over 7,000 members for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play, along with umpires, clubs, businesses and fans of fastpitch softball.

Education, events and awards are the pillars of the organization, highlighted by the annual National Convention, regional Coaches Clinics, All-America teams, Leadoff Classic tournaments and student-athlete camps. With a robust awards program, members are also recognized for their on-and-off-the field contributions, while their student-athletes are honored for their academics and prowess on the field

Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., the national office is the home base of 12 employees, 19 Board members and seasonal interns.

 

 

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