Hamilton was chosen to the first unit for the third time in her outstanding four-year career. She averaged 207.04 pins per game, made five all-tournament teams and had six Top 10 finishes.
Earnest was a repeat pick on the second team after averaging 205.43 while Hesley was named to the honorable mention unit after a season's 199.96 average. Hamilton and Hesley are seniors while Earnest is a junior. They led their Commodore team to a fourth place national ranking and coveted spot in the NCAA championship field.
Joining Earnest on the first unit was Fairleigh Dickinson's Danielle McEwan, the NCAA Player of the Year for Division I. Other first-team selections were Jackie Carbonetto of Sacred Heart, Rachel Gittings of Arkansas State and Nebraska's Kayla Johnson. All selections were made after voting by the National Ten Pin Coaches Association, the head coaches of NCAA programs.
2012 NTCA All-America Teams
First Team Jackie Carbonetto, Sacred Heart, Jr., Blauvelt, N.Y. Rachel Gittings, Arkansas State, Jr. Glen Allen, Va. Brittni Hamilton, Vanderbilt, Senior, Webster, N.Y. Kayla Johnson, Nebraska, Senior, Washington, Ill. Danielle McEwan, Fairleigh Dickinson, Junior, Stony Point, N.Y.
Second Team Jessica Earnest, Vanderbilt, Junior, Vandalia, IL Natalie Jimenez, Central Missouri, Junior, Rowland Heights, Calif. Kayla Jones, Kutztown, Senior, Johnstown, Pa. Amanda Lobossiere, Arkansas State, Sophomore, Buzzards Bay, Mass. Kayla Richard, Central Missouri, Sophomore, Tecumseh, Mich.
Third Team Joely Carrillo, Fairleigh Dickinson, Senior,Clifton, N.J. T'nia Falbo, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Junior, Greensburg, Pa. Sarah Lokker, Arkansas State, Freshman, New Baltimore, Mich. Kristina Mickelson, Nebraska, Junior, Bellevue, Neb. Nicole Trudell, Sacred Heart, Sophomore, Coventry, R.I.
Honorable Mention Valarie Calberry, Nebraska Natalie Cortese, Valparaiso Melanie DeCarlo, Alabama A&M Dayna Galganski, Sam Houston State Samantha Hesley, Vanderbilt Christina Leid, St. Francis (Pa.) Gabriella Mayfield, Central Missouri Danielle Merino, Adelphi Nicole Parkhurst, Stephen F. Austin Michelle Secours, Sam Houston State
Players of the Year Division I: Danielle McEwan, Fairleigh Dickinson Division II/III: Kayla Jones, Kutztown
Rookies of the Year Division I: Sarah Lokker, Arkansas State, Freshman, New Baltimore, Mich. Division II/III: Gabriella Mayfield, Central Missouri, Fr., Lake Isabella, Calif.
Coach of the Year Division I: Justin Kostick, Arkansas State Division II/III: Ron Holmes, Central Missouri