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NIC IN THE MEDIA: NFCA Reveals 2021 NWAC All-Americans


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thirteen student-athletes have been named to the NFCA’s Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-America team, the Association announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Leading the way with four overall selections is Southwestern Oregon Community College. North Idaho College followed with three honorees and Clackamas Community College had two All-Americans.

NIC’s Taryn Vanderwiel, Taya Escalante and Kasey Davis keyed the Cardinals to the top of the East Division with a 23-4 overall record, 22-4 in divisional play. Vanderwiel earns the nod at third base. She hit .578 (63-for-109) with 12 doubles, 13 home runs and 55 RBI, while not striking out in 121 plate appearances. Vanderwiel topped the NWAC in hits, ranked second in batting average and long balls, and tied for second in RBI. 

Escalante, an outfielder, hit .545 (54-for-99) with a 14 doubles, five home runs, 39 RBI and a team-high 48 runs. She ranks in the league’s top 10 in doubles (t-2nd), hits (t-3rd), runs (4th) and .619 on-base percentage (4th) and batting average (6th). Davis, the NWAC’s top slugger at 1.110, earned the honor at Designated Player or Utility/Non-Pitcher. She also one of the top league’s offensive players, ranking tied for second with 13 home runs and 55 RBI, fourth with a .560 batting average and seventh with 51 hits.

NFCA All-Region and All-American athletes must be nominated by their NFCA-member head coach, are voted for by the coaches in their region or division, and ultimately selected by elected All-American committee members to receive this prestigious accolade.  These honorees are in the top 1% of student-athletes competing during the 2021 season.  All special awards are also selected by the All-American committee members or by the entire division.

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