Within NCHEAC, the highest recognition of individual athletic accomplishment is referred to as all-conference recognition. For this honor, student-athletes are chosen as the top athletes in their team sport by the opposing coaches. This is initiated by each coach nominating players from their team. A ballot is then sent to all coaches to vote for the best players, but coaches are not allowed to vote for players from their team. Ballot results remain private so each coach may vote in a non-pressured way with their ballot not being made public.
All-tournament recognition where each coach picks one or more players from his or her team based on the their performance(s) at the post-season tournament for their sport. Unlike all-conference, this is not based on the regular season.
Varsity teams in sports that select all-star teams shall nominate players from their team to aid the other coaches in the voting on the all-star team from their region. Coaches will still not vote for player(s) from their own team, but they may vote from only from the list of players provided.
Coaches may not choose players from his or her team.
If coaches do not return their ballot, by an allotted time, players from their team will be ineligible.
A coach can vote for more than one player on a given team.
Players selected for all-star team participation must be in good standing with their team at the time of the all-star competition. Players who were eligible league players at the time of their selection, who have since change to another form of schooling, may still participate.
If there is a 2 way tie for MVP or Defensive Player of the Year, they will be designated as Co-MVP or Co-DPOY. If there is a 3-way tie, there will not be a designation for MVP or DPOY.