All-State Team Selection
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. Get your high school coaches involved too!
To nominate players, click here. You will need
to enter the username and password information that you received from INA.
Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 29, 2015
INA also relies on sports
writers to make up the All-State selection committees.
Coaches are asked to participate to give insight, but are
to vote in the team selection process.
The next all-state meeting, for 2015 baseball, is coming up. The selection meeting will be Sunday,
August 2 at 9:30 a.m. **Please note this meeting time is earlier than prior meetings.** The meeting will be held at the Iowa Newspaper Association office at 319 E. 5th Street in Des Moines.
A press release of INA All-State baseball teams
and the team captains will be made available to INA newspapers
on August 3. Attendees to the meeting receive All-State team
lists at the meeting but
keep them private until the release date, which is August 4.
If you are interested in participating at an
upcoming selection meeting please contact Jana Shepherd at 515-244-2145
159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past All-State Teams:
2015 boys basketball
2015 girls basketball
2014 boys basketball
2014 girls basketball
2013 boys basketball
2013 girls basketball
2012 boys basketball
2012 girls basketball
2011 boys basketball
2011 girls basketball
2010 boys basketball
2010 girls basketball
2009 boys basketball
2009 girls basketball
2008 girls basketball
2007 girls basketball
2006 boys basketball
Pre-2006 boys basketball
Pre-2006 girls basketball
Those listed above are the only All-State team records that INA has. If the records you are seeking cannot be found here, please consult your local newspaper or library archives.
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.