All State Program

The Iowa Newspaper Association has a long-standing tradition of recognizing and honoring high school athletes through its All-State program. Iowa sports writers annually choose the state’s best 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 certificates are sent to the honored athletes.

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

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.

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