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All-State Team Selection

Iowa sports writers annually choose the state’s best high school athletes to be members of the elite INA All-State teams in football, girls basketball, boys basketball and baseball. The selection results are made available to all member newspapers and awards are sent to the honored athletes.

INA looks to high school coaches and Iowa sports writers to nominate deserving athletes. If you know of a student athlete who deserves all-state recognition, please take the time to nominate them.

To nominate players, click here. You will need to enter the username and password information that you received in the mail from INA. **Please note, the site login information and layout have changed. You will need to use the new login information provided to you by the INA.

Deadline for nominations for Girls Basketball is Wednesday, March 4.
Deadline for nominations for Boys Basketball is Wednesday, March 11.

INA also relies on sports writers to make up the All-State selection committees. Coaches are asked to participate to give insight, but are not allowed to vote in the team selection process.

The selection meeting for Girls Basketball will be Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 a.m. The selection meeting for Boys Basketball will be Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. The meetings will be held following the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association meetings at the Quality Inn & Suites Event Center located at 929 3rd Street Des Moines, next to Wells Fargo Arena.

If you are interested in participating at an upcoming selection meeting please contact Jana Shepherd at 515-244-2145 ext. 159 or email jshepherd@inanews.com.

Thank you!

Past All-State Teams:
2014 football
2014 baseball
2014 boys basketball
2014 girls basketball
2013 football
2013 baseball
2013 boys basketball
2013 girls basketball
2012 football
2012 baseball
2012 boys basketball
2012 girls basketball
2011 baseball
2011 boys basketball
2011 girls basketball
2010 football
2010 baseball
2010 boys basketball
2010 girls basketball
2009 football
2009 baseball
2009 boys basketball
2009 girls basketball
2008 football
2008 baseball
2008 boys basketball
2008 girls basketball
2007 football
2007 baseball
2007 boys basketball
2007 girls basketball
2006 football
2006 baseball
2006 boys basketball
2006 girls basketball
Pre-2006 boys basketball
Pre-2006 girls basketball
Pre-2006 baseball
Pre-2006 football

Ed Thomas Mr. Football Award

In early 2010, the Iowa Newspaper Association announced the creation of the Ed Thomas Mr. Football Award. In creating this award, the INA’s goal was to honor long-time Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas, by recognizing a high school football player who has demonstrated excellent performance on the football field and exemplary character in all aspects of life. To find out more, click here.


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