ABCA – The 2021 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II Gold Glove team has been announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove awards are selected by ABCA coaches committees at each level: NCAA Div. I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Div. I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and High School.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) landed 2 selections on the Gold Glove Team, with Davenport's Nolan Bryant earning honors at second base, and Grand Valley State's Nick Rutkowski earning recognition at the pitching position.
|2021 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II Gold Glove Team|
|C||Tyler Blaum||Sr.||UVA Wise||VA|
|3B||Osvaldo Tovalin||Jr.||Azusa Pacific||CA|
|OF||Jason Fointno||Jr.||West Georgia||GA|
|OF||Connor King||So.||Sioux Falls||SD|
|OF||Estevan De La O||Jr.||New Mexico Highlands||NM|
|P||Nick Rutkowski||Fr.||Grand Valley State||MI|
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